SKYWARN Recognition Day On-the-Air Event is Saturday, December 3


Big Island ARRL News, 25 November 2016, 16:25 hrs, UTC, Post #53.

Accessed on 25 November 2016, 16:25 hrs, UTC.

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This link contains a copy of the original QST from W1AW, broadcast on 23 November 2016 from ARRL Headquarters in Newington, CT.

The annual SKYWARN Recognition Day On-the-Air Event is set for Saturday, 03 December 2016, from 0000 until 2400 UTC (starting on Friday evening, 02 December 2016, in US time zones).

According to the W1AW broadcast, “The object of the event is for all participating Amateur Radio station to exchange contact information with as many NWS stations as possible on 80,40,20,15,10, 6, and 2 meters plus 70 centimeters. Contacts via repeaters are permitted.”

In addition, “A webinar will be offered on November 30 at 0100 UTC (the evening of November 29 in US time zones) in advance of the 18th SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) on December 3.”  You can register for the webinar at:

The webinar will discuss SKYWARN Recognition Day basics, how to participate, and “alert participants to a few changes in store for 2016.  The webinar will be recorded and posted to the ARRL YouTube channel.”

All radio amateurs in Hawaii are urged to participate in this event.

W1AW says “event certificates will be electronic and printable from the main website after the conclusion of SRD.  An online submission form is available to submit your log summary for SRD at”

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Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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