The Hurricane Watch Net went on the air today (Sept. 30) at 11:00 AM EDT, as Hurricane Joaquin set its sights on the Bahamas and ultimately - perhaps - the U.S. east coast. According to Hurricane Watch Net Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, "Joaquin is expected to make a very sharp turn to the north-northeast sometime Thursday. This is due in part to a frontal system moving towards the Bahamas. The timing of this system will dictate the timing of this turn. Due to the close proximity to land, whether or not this storm makes landfall in the Bahamas, the Hurricane Watch Net will be active until no longer a threat in this region."The Hurricane Watch Net's primary frequencies are 14.325 MHz during the day and 7.268 MHz at night. Please keep these frequencies clear for HWN-related traffic.
Graves says residents in the path of this storm should take every precaution to protect their families and property. And for the latest information on this storm, and other active systems in the tropics, including Net Activation Plans, please visit the Hurricane Watch Net website at www.hwn.org.