19th Annual SKYWARN Recognition Day December 2nd

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Chatter

19th Annual SKYWARN Recognition Day
00Z-24Z December 2, 2017
The 19th Annual ARRL and NWS SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) returns again this year on the evening of December 1, 2017. The Event, as conceived by the ARRL and NWS, is a way of saying “Thank You” to the numerous amateur radio operators across the country and locally who contribute their time and expertise during high impact weather and hydrologic events while also providing emergency communications in support of the National Weather Service’s Mission of “…protecting life and property…”. This event has become one of the more popular Special Events.
This year, the Event starts at 6 p.m. Friday Dec. 1 and continues through 6 p.m. Saturday Dec. 2 with a break in the action overnight (midnight to 8 a.m.). As in past years, food and drink will be provided Friday evening as well.
Operating conditions for the Event will be similar to prior years, with HF, 2m, and 70cm phone. As was the case in recent years, we’ll shut down the station between midnight and 8 a.m. to give a break to the operators.
Additional details can be found on the internet at http://hamradio.noaa.gov. We’re looking forward to having folks stop by and check out the office, run the rigs, log contacts, and just in general have a good time.
Shane Searcy, NØZXJ, NWS Des Moines Shane.Searcy@noaa.gov