Skywarn Recognition Day December 5 2015
- Section Name:
- Keith Miller SR N9DGK
- Daytime Phone:
- 615 631 9952
- Evening Phone:
- 615 631 9952
Skywarn appreciation Day Dec. 5, 2015
Good Day to all,
I hope that everyone has enjoyed the beginning of your Fall season this year. I wanted to send a short email to you to let you know about the efforts underway for the annual Skywarn Appreciation Day events across the Tennessee Section.
In East Tennessee at the MRX Morristown NWS office George Hoffman KC9AAX says: “ We will be operating at the MRX National Weather Service Forecast Station in Morristown, TN for Skywarn Recognition Day. Everyone is invited to come out on Saturday and join with us. We will be putting up antennas and setting up radios on Friday, Dec 4. We will begin operating on Saturday at 7:00 AM (12:00 Zulu) and will continue until Sunday morning at 7:00 AM. We will be working all the HAM bands from 80 meters up to 6 meters as well as VHF / UHF and echolink. Unfortunately, there will not be anyone available to give tours of the weather station during the weekend. If you can’t make it to the station just listen for the station callsign WX4MRX on the air.” Contact George at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
In Middle Tennessee, the Nashville NWS OHX station will be operating from Friday evening through Saturday evening 1800 local to 1800 local. They will be operating on 80 through 10 meters, VHF/UHF, IRLP, Echolink and Dstar. The following information is on the TNARRL.org web page for operators in Middle Tennessee:
The 17th annual SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) on-the-air event is set for Saturday, December 5, from 0000 UTC to 2400 UTC. Cosponsored by ARRL and the National Weather Service, SKYWARN Recognition Day pays tribute to Amateur Radio operators for the vital public service they perform. Registration is now open for stations planning to participate from the National Weather Service Office in Nashville (Old Hickory). The link below will take you to a registration form for the event.
During the 24 hour event, Amateur Radio operators set up at NWS offices contact other hams across the country. Amateur Radio stations exchange contact information with as many National Weather Service-based stations as possible. This event is also aimed at strengthening the bond between Amateur Radio operators and local NWS offices. Trained and experienced operators will be on-site for the entire event to help new Amateur Radio operators or others who need help or feel they lack experience. The radios, antennas, and other equipment will be provided for the event. Operators only need to bring a positive attitude and their favorite non-alcoholic beverage.
if you have questions, you may direct them to:
Keith Miller – N9DGK ARRL
Tennessee Section Manager
Paul Carr – N4AAN
ARRL Middle Tennessee ASEC
We have not yet received any information from West Tennessee but are aware that the same weekend is occupied with the St. Jude Marathon that requires many, many amateurs in that area as volunteer communicators to support the event. If information is received for the Memphis NWS KNQA station, we will pass it along to you immediately.
I am working on a newsletter to be published very soon for additional Section information.
Section ManagerKeith E. Miller N9DGK
Section Traffic ManagerThomas E. Wolfe K4CMY
Affiliated Club CoordinatorJames H. Goodrich WA4VGZ
Assistant Section ManagerDavid L. Bower K4PZT
Assistant Section ManagerGlenn R. Snow N4MJ
Public Info CoordinatorG Chambers Williams AB6EC
Technical CoordinatorCharles T. Morgan K4VCM
State Government LiaisonIngrid Klose KD4F
Bulletin ManagerGreg A. Tomerlin K4KO
Official Observer CoordinatorJohn B. Swisher AB4O
Assistant Section ManagerJay C. Daniel KG4DCI