PAST  SHIP-ROUTING and WEATHER FORECASTING
For  Vessels on the  HIGH SEAS
                                                             FIXED HF MARINE LAND STATION VAX498

                                                                                       Herb Hilgenberg PEng, MBA.     VE3LML,  ex  VP9LM










PAST AREA OF COVERAGE

Primary area of daily coverage, seven days a week was for the North Atlantic between the Eastern Seaboard and Europe, including the Caribbean Sea, the Bahamas Islands and the Gulf of Mexico. Limited coverage was available for the South Atlantic and the Eastern Pacific subject to HF propagation. Due to time constraints forecasts were not available via E-mail, fax or telephone except in case of an emergency. This service was intended for extended offshore passages.
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        ANNOUNCEMENT 

        While the NET, which operated daily for over 25 years until June 2013, remains closed, Herb may be available
        to assist vessels in difficulties while en-route. When possible he will monitor 12.359.0 Mhz USB during periods of
        heavy weather or when advisable, south of 45N between 75 to 40W, during 2100Z to 2200Z, or if contacted via email/phone. 
        



              

                                                       
E-mail  hehilgen@sympatico.ca

       Updated  July 1, 2014
                     HAVE A GOOD WATCH
                            Herb Hilgenberg
                     5468 Hixon Ave, Burlington, 
                      Ontario, Canada, L7L 3S2
                                                                (SOUTH  BOUND II COASTAL)
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    United States Coast Guard
Meritorious Public Service Award
       Awarded  October 19, 2013
                    Citation
Began September 24, 1987
BACKGROUND -BIO

LETTER FROM U.S COAST GUARD, DISTRICT 5, RCC NORFOLK
HIGHLIGHTS OF NET OPERATION SINCE 1987
            INVITATIONS TO

U.S. NAVAL METEOROLOGY CENTER, NORFOLK


U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY


U.S. COAST GUARD RCC NORFOLK




RECIPIENT of  RCC NORFOLK OAR /PLAQUE June 2013
U.S. COAST GUARD SAR AREAS

                                            JRCC   Canada