National Hurricane Conference 2009
Austin Texas






NHC2009-Amateur Radio Presenters:
(l to r) Dennis Dura K2DCD, Julio Ripoll WD4R, Brad Pioveson W9FX, John McHugh K4AG, Jim Palmer KB1KQW, Greg Sarratt W4OZK, Rob Macedo KD1CY

The Work Shop on Amateur Radio, included presentations from the Hurricane Watch Net, VoIP Hurricane Net, Alabama Interoperability and ARRL HQ and Emergency Communications.
Our presentation was about our work at the National Hurricane Centerís Amateur Radio Station WX4NHC
and Emergency Communications modes and methods used during hurricanes to gather Surface Data and relay
Hurricane Advisories, as well as providing backup communications to the affected areas for NHC.
Our Ham Radio Station WX4NHC and our group of 35 volunteer operators have been a very active part of NHC since 1980.
The Work Shop was attended by over 60 Ham Radio Operators and Emergency Managers.
The Austin Radio Club BBQ dinner and presentation had about 50 in attendance.








NHC Workshop Audience and Jim Palmer videographer


Austin Radio Club Audience



NHC2009-Brad Pioveson_W9FX & Dennis Dura_K2DCD


NHC2009-Rob Macedo-KD1CY



NHC2009-Greg Sarratt_W4OZK


NHC2009-John McHugh-K4AG





NHC2009-Past and Present NHC Directors  Max Mayfield & Bill Read



NHC2009- 1980s NHC Director Dr. Neil Frank


NHC2009-Dr. Bill Gray



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