2016 National Hurricane Conference

2016 National Hurricane Conference Amateur Radio Workshop

Hilton Orlando

6001 Destination Parkway

Orlando, Florida 32819

Tuesday March 22nd, 2016 from 130-500 PM EDT.

The conference theme is to improve Amateur Radio hurricane preparedness.

All Ham Radio sessions are free.

NHC Conference website:



Amateur Radio will again be represented at the 2016 National Hurricane Conference which will be held this year in Orlando, Florida. The conference theme is to improve hurricane preparedness as it has been in past years. All Ham Radio sessions are free. For 2016, all the Amateur Radio sessions will be on Tuesday Afternoon March 22nd, 2016 from 130-500 PM EDT.   NHC Session #1 – 130-300 PM: Presentations from Dr. Rick Knabb, Director of the National Hurricane Center on the importance of Amateur Radio surface reporting, Bob Robichaud-VE1MBR of the Canadian Hurricane Centre will present on Hurricane Meteorological topics and a brief overview of Canadian Hurricane Centre Operations and Julio Ripoll-WD4R will present WX4NHC Operations.  NHC Session #2: 315-500 PM: Presentations from Bobby Graves-KB5HAV on the Hurricane Watch Net Overview, Personal Weather Stations and Backup Power and Antenna Overview, Rob Macedo-KD1CY on the VoIP Hurricane Net and a best practices in SKYWARN Tropical Systems presentation and Ken Bailey-K1FUG on an ARRL Beginner’s Course in Ham Radio Hurricane Preparedness. Finally, a Q & A session and door raffle prizes will be offered.


Amateur Radio presentations will be recorded and live streamed. The livestream for 2016 will utilize YouTube for livestreaming purposes.  The livestream links will be as follows:



As always, THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO.  Without you, nothing else happens, and nothing else matters.


73, Steve WB4OMM


Steve Szabo WB4OMM

Northern Florida Section Manager 

ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio™