RAC Bulletin 2012-061E – Tropical Storm Rafael predicted to effect Nova Scotia and Newfoundland
While it is too early to predict specific areas that may be effected, the Canadian Hurricane Centre will begin 6 hour updates beginning in the morning. Now north of Puerto Rico, Rafael is tracking on a course that will see a swath pattern from just east of Cape Breton to well out to sea in the Grand Banks south of Newfoundland with the centre over the Avalon Peninsula overnight Wednesday and into Thursday.
During this time operators in the effected area are encouraged to keep the IARU Centre of Activity (COA) frequencies clear and exercise a heightened level of awareness while monitoring VHF repeaters in the event your assistance is required. Your usual cooperation is anticipated and appreciated.
Doug Mercer CEC VO1DTM/VO1DM
Chief Field Services Officer
IARU Emergency Centre of Activity frequencies: 3750 khz, 3985 khz, 7060 khz, 7240 khz, 7275 khz, 14300 khz, 18160 khz, 21360 khz.
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Canadian Hurricane Centre English < http://www.ec.gc.ca/ouragans-hurricanes/default.asp?lang=en >
Canadian Hurricane Centre French < http://www.ec.gc.ca/ouragans-hurricanes/default.asp?lang=fr >
Vernon Ikeda – VE2MBS/VE2QQ
RAC Blog Editor/RAC E-News/Web News Bulletin Editor