SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) will mark its 20th anniversary on December
7, 0000 to 2400 UTC. ARES, SKYWARN and other amateurs will operate from
National Weather Service (NWS) forecast offices across the country in a
nod to the long relationship between the Amateur Radio community and the
NWS SKYWARN program. Developed by NWS and ARRL staff in 1999, SRD is
cosponsored by the organizations.
Participants exchange contact information with as many NWS stations as
possible on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meters, plus 70 centimeters.
Contacts via repeaters are permitted. Stations should exchange call
signs, signal reports, and locations, plus a quick description of the
weather at your location (e.g., sunny, partly cloudy, windy, rainy,
etc.). EchoLink and IRLP nodes, including Voice over Internet Protocol
Weather Net (VoIP-WX), are expected to be active as well.
WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center will also be on the air for SRD,
1300 – 1700 UTC. Event certificates are electronic and printable from
the main website at the conclusion of SRD. Please see the SKYWARN
Recognition Day website.
ARRL Northwestern Division
Director: Michael T Ritz, W7VO