Skywarn Recognition Day

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Raymond Winter W5RAW encourages all licensed amateur radio operators to participate in the upcoming annual SKYWARN™ Recognition Day, held the first Saturday of December from 0000z to 2400z.

Ray writes:  “SRD 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.

We need volunteers to assist in setting up the operating station on Friday at around 4 pm. We also need volunteers who are interested in operating the radio in shifts during the 24 hour period.

NWS stations will operate December 2, 2017 from 0000 – 2400 UTC.”                                (Local Time: 6 pm Friday December 1st to 6 pm Saturday December 2nd)


National Weather Service Amarillo FB Page

NWS Skywarn™ Amarillo

NWS Map/Directions

(Local Time: 6 pm Friday December 1st to 6 pm Saturday December 2nd)

Contact Raymond Winter W5RAW for more information or to sign up for an operating time.