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