Please register and participate. Nationally, 12/5/20 0000-2400 Zulu.
Our instructions are below followed by the instructions for national participation
Please participate in this year’s Skywarn Recognition Day (SRD) by sending in your FAIR-WEATHER REPORT OF ONE OR TWO WORDS).
During our time on the air, we will take messages as noted below. There will be no net initiated, just the Skywarn HAM station standing by for the Fair-Weather Reports. We will make periodic announcements.
Please Note: If you have a real-world Severe Weather Report, we will take it. Please be sure to identify it as REAL-WORLD.
What to Report (and use EXERCISE and SIMULATED as descriptors for any practice messages): – 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
1. Object SKYWARNTM Recognition Day serves to celebrate the contributions to public safety made by amateur radio operators Skywarn Spotters during threatening weather.
Amateur 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.
Non-Amateur Radio Spotters to exchange weather information as often as possible via Social Media with NWS Offices.
2. Date NWS stations may operate at any time during December 5, 2020 from 0000 – 2400 UTC.
3. Exchange: Call sign, signal report, QTH, and a one or two word description of the weather occurring at your site (“sunny”, “partly cloudy”, “windy”, etc.).
4. Modes: 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). NWS offices may also participate via Social Media platforms throughout the 24 hour period.
5.Station Control Operator: It is suggested that during SRD operations a non-NWS volunteer should serve as a control operator for your station.
6. Event and QSL Information: The National Weather Service will provide event information via the internet. Event certificates will once again be electronic and printable from the main website after the conclusion of SRD.
Please be flexible as parameters may be adjusted.
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