National Skywarn Recognition Day is on December 7th (Saturday) from 0000z to 2400z (Friday 6th @ 7PM to Sat 7th @7pm local) Our local NOAA NWS Office GSP will be operating a special event call sign W4G from 13Z-21Z (8AM to 4PM Local). They will be on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2, 440 MHz and Echolink K9OH-R
1. Object For all amateur stations to exchange QSO information with as many National Weather Service Stations as possible on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meter bands plus the 70 centimeter band. Contacts via repeaters are permitted. SKYWARN Recognition Day serves to celebrate the contributions to public safety made by amateur radio operators during threatening weather.
2. Date NWS stations will operate December 7, 2013, from 0000 – 2400 UTC.
3. Exchange: Call sign, signal report, QTH, and a one or two word description of the weather occurring at your site (“sunny”, “partly cloudy”, “windy”, etc.).
4. Modes: NWS stations will work various modes including SSB, FM, AM, RTTY, CW, and PSK31. While working digital modes, special event stations will append “NWS” to their call sign (e.g., N0A/NWS).
5.Station Control Operator: It is suggested that during SRD operations a non-NWS volunteer should serve as a control operator for your station.
6. Event and QSL Information: The National Weather Service will provide event information via the internet. Event certificates will likely be electronic and printable this year. Stay Tuned!
Website for more Information:
Chris Gay, N1CRG Charlotte Regional Skywarn AEC