National Weather Servic2016 NWS La Crosse SKYWARN Amateur Radio Recognition Event

SKYWARN Amateur Radio Recognition Day 2016 was held on Saturday, December 3rd – a day set aside to celebrate and recognize the contributions amateur radio operators provide to the National Weather Service (NWS). SKYWARN Recognition Day began in 1999 as a ‘Y2K’ exercise but has continued since.

A total of 26 people visited our office on a cool, cloudy day with snow flurries around. Several operators made contacts with people around the U.S. (and World!), sharing contact and current weather information.  There were three (3) radios and antennas operating for much of the day.

Here is a summary:

  • Total contacts made: 200
  • Total U.S. States contacted: 39
  • Total NWS offices contacted: 33
  • Total International countries contacted: 3
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Making local contacts on NWS service area local repeaters
Making local contacts on NWS service area local repeaters
Camaraderie abounded
Camaraderie abounded

 

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Myself (KC9CMD) working with ECHO Link & IRLP
Myself (KC9CMD) working with ECHO Link & IRLP

 

Map of Contacts made
Map of Contacts made in Yellow
May Amateurs working hard but having fun making contacts
May Amateurs working hard but having fun making contacts

 

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