Hurricane Fiona is on her way!


A few years ago when we moved to the Maritimes within our first weeks we were greeted by Hurricane Dorian. It was, to say the least, an adventure and left us asking "why the heck did we move down here". Since moving down here we have learned about and experienced Nor'easters and hurricanes.

 Today I am taking down the Hustler 4BTV and my Endfed wire antenna. Anything that can be blown around has been stored away and our generator is filled, tested and ready to go. The generator with a remote start and is connected to a transfer circuit breaker panel. It feeds our fridge, heat pump, living room, bedroom and radio room. 

This hurricane adventure is supposed to start this evening (Friday) and last until Sunday morning.

Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

4 Responses to “Hurricane Fiona is on her way!”

  • Stephen Tolbert W4TOL:

    Be safe!! Don’t know yet if we in South Carolina will be affected by the next one in the gulf. Take care. I enjoy your post.
    Stephen W4TOL

  • Mike VE9KK:

    Good morning Stephen, thanks for taking the time to read the blog and leaving a comment. We were up very early this morning with the wind and rain. The winds are starting to subside now. They were peaking at 120km but are now at around 60-70km. Our generator is working well and the cable and internet are still up so inside the house it’s like a normal day.
    73 and have a nice weekend,

  • Alvin Blevins:

    Be safe Mike. Glad everything is working like it should be. KB8RYM

  • Mike VE9KK:

    Good afternoon Alvin and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Yes, it is nice when things work out as planned. I will say the generator got a nice workout. Our power is back on for now and hope it stays that way but the winds are still blowing in around 50K so see what happens.

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