[Fwd: Re: SKYWARN Recognition Day]

Richard Barth w3hwn at comcast.net
Thu Nov 9 16:34:19 CST 2006

Sounds good.  It occurs to me that the NWS site is right at the end 
of one of the Dulles runways.  In fact, it was supposed to move so 
that the airport can expand.  Is there going to be a problem putting 
up the mast?  Will we need special lighting?  Something to consider in advance.


At 08:28 AM 11/9/2006, Frank Gentges wrote:
>We will operate at the Sterling NOAA site.  I meant to forward the 
>request as follows:
>SKYWARN Recognition Day is coming up the first weekend in December. 
>We are going to put a special focus this year on making contact with 
>as many counties in our County Watch Area as possible on VHF. We 
>will also have our standard HF operating positions also up and 
>running as usual.
>I was wondering whether the AMRAD van might be available to host our 
>VHF operations? We would be able to equip it. We are hoping to 
>utilize additional operating areas, other than the conference room, 
>for more aggressive communications this year.
>Randy W4XJ
>SKYWARN Amateur Radio Coordinator
>Richard Barth wrote:
>>Sounds interesting.  As a card-carrying (but inactive) skywarn guy 
>>and retired NOAA employee, it sounds right up my alley.  I gather 
>>we'll be operating at the Sterling site.  Will be be operating 
>>exclusively from the van, or setting up shop in the NWS facility as well?
>>At 11:17 PM 11/8/2006, Frank Gentges wrote:
>>>AMRAD has been asked to participate in SKYWARN recognition day on 
>>>December 2, 2006 with our van.  It seems like a good idea and I 
>>>think we should do it.  The Sterling Weather site is just a short 
>>>drive from the lab.  See
>>>for more information.  Also see
>>>for an article on the ARRL web site about last year.
>>>I'll need some help if we do it.  Any volunteers?
>>>Tacos mailing list
>>>Tacos at amrad.org
>>Richard Barth *** W3HWN at ARRL.NET *** Silver Spring, MD
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>Richard Barth *** W3HWN at ARRL.NET *** Silver Spring, MD 

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