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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX019 (2016)

ARLX019 SKYWARN Recognition Day On-the-Air Event is Saturday,
December 3

QST de W1AW  
Special Bulletin 19  ARLX019
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  November 23, 2016
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX019 SKYWARN Recognition Day On-the-Air Event is Saturday,
December 3

The annual SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) on-the-air activity will
take place Saturday, December 3, from 0000 until 2400 UTC (starts on
the evening of Friday, December 2, in US time zones).

SKYWARN Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National
Weather Service and ARRL to honor the contributions that SKYWARN
volunteers make to the NWS mission - the protection of life and
property during threatening weather. During the SKYWARN Special
Event, hams will operate from several NWS offices. W1AW will take
part in the event.

The object of the event is for all participating Amateur Radio
stations to 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 will exchange call signs, signal reports, locations, and a
one or two-word description of the weather at their respective
locations (e.g., "sunny," "rainy," "partly cloudy," "windy"). NWS
stations will use various modes, including SSB, FM, AM, RTTY, CW,
and PSK31. While using digital modes, special event stations will
append "NWS" to their call signs (e.g., N0A/NWS).

Event certificates will be electronic and printable from the main
website after the conclusion of SRD. An online submission form is
available to submit your log summary for SRD at, .

A webinar will be offered on November 30 at 0100 UTC (the evening of
November 29 in US time zones) in advance of the 18th
SKYWARNRecognition Day (SRD) on December 3. Register for the webinar
online at, .

The pre-event webinar will cover SKYWARN Recognition Day basics,
explain how to participate, and alert participants to a few changes
in store for 2016. The webinar will be recorded and posted to the
ARRL YouTube channel.


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