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HAM OPERATOR SKYWARN TRAINING
(Must be a ham to attend)
Monday March 26 at 1730
University of Arizona ENRB building
520 N Park Ave, Room 253
Parking available on the 6th Street Garage ($1/hour after 1700)
(click here for a map)
ADDITIONAL PARKING INFORMATION
For those who prefer a more antenna-friendly parking experience, or would rather not pay to park, there is a parking lot accross the street (south) from from the parking garage also a gravel lot on the southwest corner of Park and 6th, which are free of charge after 1700.
What is Skywarn®?
SKYWARN is the National Weather Service (NWS) program of trained severe weather spotters. SKYWARN volunteers support their local community and government by providing the NWS with timely and accurate severe weather and flood reports. These reports, when integrated with modern NWS technology, are used to inform communities of the proper actions to take as weather threatens. The key focus of the SKYWARN program is to save lives and property through the use of observations and reports of trained volunteers. For more information visit the National Weather Service official SKYWARN page.
Amateur Radio and SKYWARN
Amateur radio operators comprise a large percentage of the SKYWARN volunteers across the country. During times of severe weather a SKYWARN net may be activated, providing a real-time way to pass information between spotters and the NWS warning desk without tying up their phone lines. The Amateur radio operators also provide vital communication between the NWS and emergency management if normal communications become inoperative.
The next Sector 1 SKYWARN General Information Net will be:
March 21, 2018 @ 1930 MST, 0230 Zulu
EAARS Linked Repeater System
NCS: HENRY, K7AEL
Notes from February Meeting
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