The Hurricane Watch Net is using these frequencies during the Hurricane Gustav emergency:
- 20 meters: 14.325 MHz USB
- Main frequency during Hurricanes -- 40 meters: 7.268 MHz LSB
- Water Way Net (secondary frequency) Maritime Mobiles Net -- 80 meters: 3.815 MHz
- Caribbean Net (alternates: 3.950 North Florida / 3.940 South Florida)
Amateur Radio EchoLink/IRLP
- EchoLink Conference "WX-TALK" Node 7203
- IRLP Node 9219
- West Gulf Emergency Health and Welfare Net: 7.290 LSB Day, 3.395 LSB Night
Please respect the Nets and do not transmit if you have nothing truly important to contribute. There is a 72 hour moratorium on inbound Health and Welfare (H&W) traffic.
As of 10:00 AM CDT August 30, the Louisiana, Mississippi, South Texas Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) relating to emergency nets has been evoked. The West Gulf emergency net (WGEN) was activated at 6:00 AM CDT on Sunday, August 31. Operating frequencies are:
daytime 7285 kKz
nighttime 3873 kHz
daytime 7290 kHz (Net Manager: Jo Anne Keith, KA5AZK)
nighttime 3935 kHz (Net Manager: John Mussey, K5FJ)
Net Manager for WGEN is Lanny Prichard, K5WLP, of Inverness, Mississippi. For H&W traffic, there will be a 72 hour moratorium on traffic inbound to the affected area. Outbound H&W traffic will be handled routinely. There will be NTS representation on the H&W net.
We ask that those frequencies, and nearby frequencies, be kept clear for emergency traffic.