SKYWARN™ Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that SKYWARN™ volunteers make to the NWS mission, the protection of life and property. Amateur radio operators comprise a large percentage of the SKYWARN™ volunteers across the country. The Amateur radio operators also provide vital communication between the NWS and emergency management if normal communications become inoperative. All SKYWARN™ spotters provide critical weather information before, during and after adverse weather strikes. This includes reports of rain and snow, ice and wind, storms and tornadoes, flooding and fire. This is our 24 hours to recognize all of the SKYWARN™ spotters serving our nation! Skywarn operation from Wilmington NWS Office We will be monitoring 444.575 (tone-141.3) and 147.12 (123) throughout the event. We will also, of course, be working the Hf frequencies but do not have a fixed frequency. These may be difficult for our section nets to use due to being too close. We should have Vhf, Uhf, Ssb, Digital and maybe even some Cw available. Be sure to tell us you are a NWS/ILN section net operator, as we will not know most of your callsigns. QSL cards will be available for a sase to: WX8WIL 1901 South St. Rt. 134 Wilmington, OH. 45177 There is also a Participation Certificate. See https://www.weather,gov/chr/skywarnrecognition
Mark your calendar for the next monthly meeting on Thursday December 8th at 7:30 PM. This will be held as part of the Christmas party.
We will once again be having our annual Christmas party after the covid absence. It will be a carry-in/potluck as has been done in the past. We will also be voting on and announcing new officers.