Skywarn HAM operations for Hurricane Douglas


Thanks to Kevin Bogan (AH6QO) for this updated Skywarn information for Hawaii.

Views expressed in this update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by Kevin Bogan (AH6QO).

Accessed on 25 July 2020, 1414 UTC, Post 1557.

Source (email message from Kevin Bogan-AH6QO):

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has not activated the Skywarn HAM net at the NWS Office.
The Skywarn HAM effort will be conducted at Shelter-in-place stations in the operators’ home or elsewhere.
Please forward to interested parties.
Skywarn Severe Weather Spotters and others,
Because of the complications in operating brought on by COVID-19, we ask that you continue to use the telephone as the primary method of filing a Severe Weather Report.
Please have your Skywarn number available when you call in on the special 1-800 number.
If you do not have a Skywarn number, please call in your severe weather observations that meet the Skywarn criteria (https://www.weather.gov/hfo/skywarn) to the office number 1-808-973-5286. 
If you cannot use the phone to file your report, please use the best method to file it. 
From approximately 0500 HST on Sunday, 7/26/20 to 0900 HST, Monday, 7/27/20. Skywarn HAM operators will be monitoring to take your Severe Weather Report message that cannot be called in by phone. The tactical callsign is Skywarn.
Skywarn operators will be monitoring:
  • Hawaii VOAD Maunakea 146.72 MHz (PL100.0) Repeater, 
  • DEM RACES Repeaters system, 
  • HF 7.080 MHz USB, 
  • DMR MARC, Hawaii-1 TG, 
  • WINLINK (kh6sw@winlink.org) and 
  • 146.58 MHz Simplex and relay your message.
The DEM RACES Repeaters are (PL88.5 except Peacok Flats-no tone):
 
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FORMAT:

The format for the SWR is header, metrics then impacts.  If you do not have measured metrics observed; for example, a rain gage or anemometer, just give the impacts. The header is your callsign, your name, Spotter number, then observed information of location, time and measurements, then impacts.

Skywarn Criteria:

ANY tornado, funnel, or waterspout
Heavy rain at a rate of an inch per hour or more lasting more than 15 minutes
ANY type of flooding that is threatening or causing damage
ANY hail
High winds strong enough to cause property damage
ANY weather related death, injury, or significant damage
Any questions regarding Skywarn HAM operations, Please email me: kevin.bogan@gmail.com.
 
Kevin, AH6QO

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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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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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