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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX014 (2018)

ARLX014 WX1AW at ARRL Headquarters will be SKYWARN Recognition Day
Bonus Station

QST de W1AW  
Special Bulletin 14  ARLX014
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  November 29, 2018
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX014 WX1AW at ARRL Headquarters will be SKYWARN Recognition Day
Bonus Station

SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) 2018 takes place on Saturday, December
1, from 0000 until 2400 UTC, and Maxim Memorial Station W1AW will be
active as bonus station WX1AW, the call sign of The HQ Doods
Recreational Deployment Team. Developed in 1999 by the National
Weather Service (NWS) and ARRL, SRD celebrates the contributions
that SKYWARN volunteers make to the NWS mission of protecting life
and property. During SKYWARN Recognition Day, many special event
stations will be on the air from NWS offices, contacting radio
amateurs around the world.

The object of SRD is for all amateur stations to exchange contact
information with as many National Weather Service 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 sign, signal report, and location, plus a quick
description of the weather at your location (e.g., sunny, partly
cloudy, windy, rainy, etc). EchoLink and IRLP nodes, including the
Voice over Internet Protocol Weather Net (VoIP-WX), are expected to
be active as well.

"Amateur Radio operators comprise a large percentage of the SKYWARN
volunteers across the country," the NWS announcement said. "Amateur
Radio operators also provide vital communication between the NWS and
emergency management if normal communications become inoperative."

W1AW Station Manager Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, said WX1AW will be active on
40 and 20 meters using SSB and possibly CW, and will monitor local
VHF and UHF repeaters. WX1AW will also monitor W1AW IRLP Node 4292,
and Carcia asked IRLP users to limit transmissions to the basic
exchange to avoid congestion on the node.

WX1AW counts as a Bonus Station during SKYWARN Recognition Day, and
contacts will be uploaded to LoTW after the event. QSL via
include an S.A.S.E.

WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center also will be on the air for
SRD, 1300 - 1700 UTC for its 20th year of SRD participation.

Event certificates are electronic and printable from the main
website at the conclusion of SRD. Submit SRD log summaries using the
online submission form at, .


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