[A-DX] Fw: [WOR] Hurricane Dorian and WRMI

Wolfgang Bueschel
Sa Aug 31 02:07:58 CEST 2019


Hurricane Dorian und WRMI Installationen

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Biermann" Sent: Friday, August 30, 2019 8:33 PM
Subject: [WOR] Hurricane Dorian and WRMI

As of right now, the track for Hurricane Dorian may pass somewhere close to 
the WRMI transmitter facility north of Okeechobee, FL. As that area is 
extremely rural, a storm of the magnitude of Dorian could be devastating. 
The many antennas on the 900+ acres could suffer damage, as well as the many 
open feed transmission lines. Because WRMI is at the "end of the line" for 
both power and the Internet, even if the site survives with less than 
anticipated damage, it still may be off the air for an extended time.

Generators for such a facility are prohibitively expensive ( unless you are 
the Federal Government ) and not really practical. It will be interesting to 
see which direction this storm tracks, as it has changed often during the 
past week.