December 1, 2018

0000z – 2400z

Amarillo National Weather Service

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From the NWS website description…

"SKYWARN™ Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that SKYWARN™ volunteers make to the NWS mission, the protection of life and property. Amateur radio operators comprise a large percentage of the SKYWARN™ volunteers across the country. The Amateur radio operators also provide vital communication between the NWS and emergency management if normal communications become inoperative. During the SKYWARN™ Special Event operators will visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world."

All amateur radio operators are invited to come out, operate, and learn more about SKYWARN and our local NWS.   Check out the NWS SKYWARN Recognition Day Info page for more information such as operating procedures, EchoLink names and IRLP nodes, contact checklists and a printable participation certificate.

Last year’s ARRL SKYWARN Recognition Day Information is also a good source of information.

Contact Raymond Winter, W5RAW, for additional information at w5raw@arrl.net.

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