SKYWARN Recognition Day

December 7, 2019 — 0000z – 2400z

Amarillo National Weather Service


Raymond W5RAW writes:

“We made 257 total contacts for SRD – 41 states, 31 National Weather Service Stations, which gives us a “Whole Gale” Certificate.

It was a bit thin for help this year. Adair KD5DYP and Eddie N5SUJ brought their tower trailers. Daniel KG5KIF, Melinda KG5NWD and I operated the radio making contacts. Mark KG5NWE and Ken WB5QLI also visited.

Many thanks to Mike Gittinger for cooking hamburgers for us Friday and providing drinks, chips and a cake. My wife Gail as usual provided other tasty snacks.”

“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.”

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