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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.

Pactor 4 waiver extended for US operators.

FCC has extended the PACTOR 4 waiver for US stations doing Dorian related communications through September 13, 2019.

More ITU Gateways coming - Caribbean Islands

6 Caribbean islands and 1 south American country to be established like the current ITU Central American network.
The locations and time frame to be announced later.

The equipment has been purchased and awaiting customs clearance.
Funds provided by ITU and the primary project coordinator is:

ITU Representative
Telecommunications Development Bureau
International Telecommunication Union


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