Skywarn Spotter Training Reminder

Welcome to the “Skywarn Spotter Training” update from Big Island ARRL News.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by Steve Miller (WH6N) via e-mail.

Accessed on 23 October 2019, 2030 UTC, Post 1173.

Thanks to Steve Miller (WH6N) for this reminder about the upcoming Skywarn Training Class at the W.M. Keck Observatory Headquarters in Waimea.

Here’s Steve’s note:

“On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, Keck will be hosting another NWS Skywarn spotter training session.  It will be held in the Jerry Nelson Conference room from 10 am to 12 pm.  All interested parties are welcome.

You can sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/nws-data-collection-office-hilo-26756532773

What is a Skywarn Spotter?

SKYWARN is a nationwide network of volunteer weather spotters, trained by National Weather Service (NWS) personnel, who report hazardous weather to local NWS offices. Amateur radio operators and weather observers, generally operating through local organizations, are ideally equipped to contribute to the SKYWARN program. However, the general public is also an integral part of this program. SKYWARN Spotters provide ground truth on the atmosphere that we observe from radar, satellites and various reporting stations. They are our eyes and ears, helping to provide better forecasts and warnings.

Hope to see you there…

Steve – WH6N”


Here are some Amateur/Ham-related websites that may interest you:

http://www.HawaiiARRL.info.

http://www.arrl.org.

http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/

https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com.

https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com.

https://bigislandarrlnews.com (this site).

https://www.eham.net.

http://www.hamradioupdate.com.

http://www.southgatearc.org.


For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news, information, and events, please visit this site daily.  News feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

https://bigislandarrlnews.com

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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