The SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) is just around the corner. Hope you can participate, even if it is just a short visit to the NWS, Melbourne to see their operations and the SRD. The operating venue is superb- relaxed/not fast paced, no bugs, it is air-conditioned, quiet, plenty of hams around for tutoring/logging, plenty of snacks, free tours of the weather center, meet some of the forecasters (Derrick Wietlich), and, if you operate some, you’ll receive a nice certificate…..
HF- all Bands, 2M, Echolink. Simple exchanges- sky condition and temperature, ie. ‘Clear and 73 degrees’. (NWS personnel come around to each operating station each hour with updates)
For details, contact Ron 772-631-5846.
Visit maps.google.com or maps.yahoo.com for a map and directions.
1. The phone no. at NWS is 321-255-0212.
2. Many Melbourne hams monitor 146.520 simplex
3. Ron’s cell: 772-631-5846
4. Wayne Burkett’s cell: 772-538-6245
5. Ray Jay’s cell: 772 485-9677
They are looking for volunteers for December 5 and 6 when operators are needed to cover the multitude of modes of communications, including Echolink (real easy). Please email Wayne, email@example.com, Derrick, firstname.lastname@example.org (Derrick Weitlich, Climate Program Leader, NWR/CRS Program Leader) or myself email@example.com as to your availability, or just come on up. Any amount of time will help. Many thanks in advance for your assistance.
See also: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mtr/hamradio/
SKYWARN Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN radio operators make to the National Weather Service. During the day SKYWARN operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.
SKYWARN Recognition Day Operating Instructions
Object For all amateur stations to exchange QSO information with as many National Weather Service Stations as possible on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meter bands plus the 70 centimeter band. Contacts via repeaters are permitted. SKYWARN Recognition Day serves to celebrate the contributions to public safety made by amateur radio operators during threatening weather.
Event and QSL Information: The National Weather Service will provide event information via the internet. Event certificates will likely be electronic and printable this year. Stay Tuned! Separate stations will also individual QSL cards. See the web site for a list at http://hamradio.noaa.gov