Hurricane Dorian and Winlink - First Blush Report.

Hurricane Dorian was a long-lived, extremely powerful and destructive Category 5 hurricane that devastated the northwestern Bahamas and caused significant damage to the Southeastern United States and Atlantic Canada. It was the fifth depression, fourth named storm, second hurricane, and the first major hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The hurricane caused catastrophic damage to Grand Bahama and Abaco Island, with at least 70,000 people left homeless.

Jeanne Socrates KC2IOV VE0JS Completes Another Solo Circumnavigation

Jeanne Socrates, aboard S/V Nereida, successfully completed a nonstop, single-handed, unassisted sail around the world on Saturday 7th September 2019, when she passed Ogden Point at the entrance to Victoria Harbour, 339 days after leaving Victoria in 2018. Jeanne, of course, is a Winlink user and active ham. She is the oldest person to have circumnavigated the world solo, nonstop and unassisted. CONGRATULATIONS, JEANNE!

See these articles about her feat:
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-49628116
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/jeanne-socrates-solo-cir...

FCC Grants Waiver to Permit Pactor 4 for Hurricane Dorian

September 2, 2019--The FCC granted the ARRL's request, similar to past hurricane emergencies, for a temporary waiver of Section 97.307(f) through 5 PM Eastern on Friday, September 6, to permit the use of PACTOR 4 in response to Hurricane Dorian. The ARRL has published an article on this today.

--The Winlink Team

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