HamCation Celebrates 71 Years!!
Without exception, every MCARA member who made the trip (or trips) to Orlando over the weekend of February 10th, 11th, and 12th has had glowing reports of strong attendance, brisk activity, and perfect weather!January 22nd SKYWARN Activation
One day after completing SKYWARN training, local spotters received an unexpected visitor, in the form of a dangerous weather system responsible for at least 34 tornadoes, and 20 deaths across six southern states from Louisiana to Florida.
National Weather Service Melbourne - 0230z Alerts
MCARA members activated a SKYWARN Net on the local ARES 145.150 repeater at 0100z (8:00 PM EST) to coordinate observations and damage reports. The Net was maintained until 0630z (1:30 AM EST) when the system left Martin County.
0600z Squall Line - Source: Weather.com
The Saturday SKYWARN training included 21 attendees for the BASIC session, and 27 attendees for the ADVANCED session. A special thanks to Scott Spratt of the National Weather Service Melbourne, and all who worked to make the local training happen! SKYWARN Activation Details
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