Thunderstorm season has begun! Storms can pop up quickly, and when they do, the HF remote base stations may be shut down in order to allow the antennas to be disconnected so as to avoid lightning damage to the radios, host computers, and computer networks.
There may be little or no warning, and the stations will return to service after the storms pass. This is just an inconvenience we have to live with during the late spring and summer. You can check the WX at the WA0TDA station to see what might be going on. High dewpoints (usually over 60 degrees F) are associated with unstable air and possible thunderstorms.
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