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Paul L Rinaldo prinaldo at
Mon Nov 20 09:09:29 CST 2006


You asked about Skywarn Recognition Day, here's the story:


The 8th annual SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) special event will take
place Saturday, December 2, 2006. SKYWARN Recognition Day is an event
co-sponsored by the National Weather Service and the ARRL, and it is
the National Weather Service's way of saying "thank you" to Amateur
Radio operators for their commitment to helping keep their
communities safe. During the 24-hour special event, amateur radio
operators will visit their local National Weather Service (NWS)
office, set up Amateur Radio stations, and work as a team to contact
other hams across the world.
"Ham radio operators volunteering as storm spotters are an extremely
valuable asset to National Weather Service operations since they are
cross-trained in both communications and severe storm recognition",
says Scott Mentzer, organizer of the event and
Meteorologist-In-Charge at the NWS office in Goodland, Kansas.
Details: SKYWARN Recognition Day will be held from on December 2,
2006, from 0000 UTC to 2400 UTC. The object is 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.
The exchange should include call sign, signal report, location, and a
one or two word description of the weather occurring at your site
("sunny", "partly cloudy", "windy", etc.). NWS stations will work
various modes including SSB, FM, AM, RTTY, CW, and PSK31. While
working digital modes, special event stations will append "NWS" to
their call sign (e.g., N0A/ NWS). The National Weather Service will
provide event information via the internet. Event certificates may be
requested from: SKYWARN Recognition Day, 920 Armory Road, Goodland,
KS 67735. Simply enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with a
list of NWS stations worked. Separate NWS stations will also issue
individual QSL cards. To learn more, check out the Web site:

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