Little Compass RoseCaribbean Compass   June 2005
 
 

Selected Caribbean
Shortwave Weather Reports 2006
 

UTC  AST  STATION & REPORT  DESCRIPTION  FREQ TYPE MODE

0600     0200     NMG Broadcast    B     Wefax USB
0930     0530     Offshore Forecast   A Voice USB
1030     0630     Trinidad Emergency Net 9Z4CP (Eric) 3855 Voice LSB/ham
1030     0630     Carib. Emergency & Weather Net 3815 Voice LSB/ham
1100     0700     Caribbean Weather (Chris)  8137 Voice USB (Note 2)
1115     0715    Caribbean Maritime Mobile Net (George) 7241 Voice LSB/ham
1130     0730     KP2G Caribbean Weather Net (George) 7086 Voice LSB/ham (Note 1)
1200     0800     NMG Broadcast    B Wefax USB
1230     0830     Caribbean Weather (Chris)  8104 Voice USB (Note 2)
1300     0900     Caribbean Sea (WLO)   C Voice USB
1300     0900     Caribbean Weather (Chris)  12359 Voice USB (Note 2)
1530     1130     Offshore Forecast   A Voice USB
1800     1400     Caribbean Sea (WLO)   C Voice USB
1800     1400     NMG Broadcast    B Wefax USB
2000     1600     Southbound II (Herb)   12359 Voice USB
2030     1630     Carib. Cocktail & Weather Net (George) 7086 Voice LSB/ham
2130     1730     Offshore Forecast   A Voice USB
2235     1835     Caribbean Emergency & Weather Net 3815 Voice LSB/ham
0000     2000     Caribbean Sea (WLO)   C Voice USB
0000     2000     NMG Broadcast    B Wefax USB
0330     2330     Offshore Forecast   A Voice USB

Frequencies (in kHz):
A)     NMN, Chesapeake, 4426, 6501, 8764, 13089, 17314.
 Caribbean Sea approximately 25 minutes later.
 NMG, New Orleans, 4316, 8502,12788.
 Caribbean Sea approximately 25 minutes later.
B)      4316, 8502, 12788, 17144.5
C)      4369, 8788, 13110, 17362, 22804. Gulf of Mexico, Southwest North Atlantic, then
 Caribbean Sea.

Note 1: An in-depth voice report followed by faxes and SSTV, except Sundays.

Note 2: Unless severe weather threatens, this net is not conducted on Sundays. When there are active Tropical systems in the Atlantic, Caribbean Weather (Chris) runs a Net at 2300 UTC / 1900 AST, on 8137, Voice, USB. For complete schedule and changes visit www.caribwx.com/ssb.html

· WWV has World Marine Storm Warnings (Voice) at 8 minutes after each hour,
and Solar Flux  information at 18 minutes after each hour on 2500, 5000,
10000, 15000, and 20000 AM.

· During hurricane activity, information can be found continuously on the Hurricane Watch Net on 14325 USB/ham.
· If you are waiting for a "weather window", there is news, entertainment
and sports on BBC at UTC 1100-1300 (11865 AM), UTC 2100-2300 (5975,
11675, and 15390 AM) or American Forces Network, 24 hours/day (5446.5,
7812.5, and 12133.5 USB).

· Anyone, licensed or not, may legally operate on HAM frequencies in the event of a life-
threatening emergency.

Thanks to William Mills of Toucan I, Teri Rothbauer of FREE, Dave Richardson of Overstreet, and John and Melodye Pompa of Second Millennium for radio information.
 

Selected Cruisers' VHF Nets

Grenada  0730 VHF 68 Monday-Saturday
Porlamar  0800 VHF 72 Monday-Saturday
Puerto La Cruz 0745 VHF 72 Monday-Saturday
St. Martin/Maarten 0730 VHF 14 Monday-Saturday
Trinidad  0800 VHF 68 Monday-Sunday
Thanks to Melodye Pompa of S/Y Second Millennium, Teri Rothbauer of FREE, and Dave Richardson of S/Y Overstreet for information.
 
     
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