The Hurricane Watch Net will be holding a two-day, on-air, “Special Event” this weekend. This event is to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Hurricane Watch Net. During this event, June 13 and 14, our members will be using the callsign “WX5HWN”. We will be operating on 14.325 MHz, of course, but we will also have stations active on or near 7.268 MHz.

We plan to begin operations Saturday, June 13 at 10:00 AM EDT - 1400 UTC on 14.325 MHz and shut down at 9:00 PM EDT - 0100 UTC. Also on Saturday, we will begin operations on 7.268 MHz at 5:00 PM EDT - 2100 UTC and shut down at 12:00 AM EDT - 0400 UTC. On Sunday, we will resume operations at 10:00 AM EDT - 1400 UTC on both 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz. We will close operations on 7.268 MHz at 3:00 PM EDT - 1900 UTC and on 14.325 MHz at 5:00 PM EDT - 2100 UTC.

Our net control stations located around the continental US, eastern Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Honduras will all use WX5HWN as we pass the virtual baton from member to member.

To request a specially designed certificate for this event, please submit your request to by June 30, 2015. Certificates for valid contacts will only be sent electronically to your email address. No QSL Cards or other postal requests please.

For updates about this event, please check our website,


Bobby Graves


HWN Net Manager