13th Annual Skywarn Recognition Day

Title: 13th Annual Skywarn Recognition Day
Location: Austin/San Antonio National Weather Service Office – New Braunfels Airport
Description: The Austin/San Antonio National Weather Service Office will be participating in the 2011 Skywarn Recognition Day, which will occur from 1800hrs 2 December 2011 to 1800hrs 3 December 2011.

Our station will again be operating for the entire 24 hours time period, utilizing 2m, 440, multiple HF bands, as well as Echolink and IRLP contacts.

This is the 13th year for the program, and I believe will be the 9th year this station has participated. Each year, our station, thanks to the dedication and perseverance of many dedicated hams from throughout the South Central Texas area, has improved on its contact status, and rating in the Skywarn Recognition Day program.

All Licensed Amateur Radio Operators are invited to participate in this fun event.  Yes, Technician class licensees are encouraged to participate, as we do utilize 2m, 440 and the digital modes!

We schedule operators in 2 hours blocks of time, with a maximum of 3 operators per block! Of course, if you choose to, you may request scheduling for multiple blocks, either consecutive or broken. Such as one evening shift and one early morning shift.

Due to limited security, space, and the fact the NWS staff is still operating, we can only have 3 operators, and try to keep the noise level to a minimum. Although, many members of the staff enjoy hearing the goings on, when things are not busy on their end. We have had severe weather events occur, during the SRD.

If time permits, for those that have not been at the Austin/San Antonio NWS Office, a short tour could possibly be arranged.

The NWS Staff does a good job of making sure we have some snacks and drinks, especially good hot coffee to keep us going!  Only operators that are on the roster will be allowed in the Station!

An FAQ, that answers many questions someone may have can be found at: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mtr/hamradio/2011/srd11faq.pdf
as well as Operating procedures at : http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mtr/hamradio/opsprocedures.php

If you are interested in participating, or need additional information, PLEASE contact me direct at K5STX@yahoo.com

Respond with:
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Thank You for your time,

Louis Upton
Start Date: 2011-12-02
Start Time: 18:00
End Date: 2011-12-03
End Time: 18:00


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