Repeater & DSTAR

Well the repeater & DSTAR gateway should up!! Thanks to Wayne Eby (W4EBY) for donating a pc to replace the repeater relay controller. Thanks to Bob Wiggins (AF4TZ) for the repeater and all his work!

2016 SKYWARN Recognition Day

 

2016 SKYWARN Recognition Day
December 3, 2016, from 0000z to 2400z
(Friday 6:00 PM to Saturday 6:00 PM)

National Weather Service – Nashville, TN
500 Weather Station Road
Old Hickory, TN 37138

SKYWARNTM Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that volunteer SKYWARNTM radio operators make to the National Weather Service. During the day SKYWARNTM operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.

Typically we operate a couple of HF stations with an operator and a logger who can swap out as needed.  We also operate a VHF/UHF station on MTEARS, local repeaters, IRLP, DSTAR, etc…

Set-up at the weather service will begin Friday afternoon. Operations will begin Friday at 6:00 PM and continue for 24 hours.  The schedule is configured in two hour blocks of time.

If you would like to participate in the event as a radio operator, or as a support person, please complete the following registration form.  Operating slots will be filled on a first come, first served, basis.  You may pick more than one time slot.  I will contact you to work out any scheduling conflicts.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdweqSR-li3qrRj-u7IlXFRxn4ec5TXm25dq0DtArQ5OGaaAw/viewform

If you have any questions contact:

Tom Delker – K1KY (k1ky@bellsouth.net)
Keith Miller – N9DGK (n9dgkhot@gmail.com)
Paul Carr – N4AAN (n4aan@charter.net)

SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD)

The 18th SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) will be held December 3, 2016 from 0000UTC to 2400UTC. SKYWARNTM 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. During the SKYWARN Special Event operators will visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.

This year, in the week before SRD 2016, there will be a webinar that covers the basics of the event, how to participate, and a few changes that are in store for 2016. The webinar will be November 29 at 8pm ET.    As with all ARRL webinars it will be recorded and posted to the ARRL YouTube channel afterward.

The National Weather Service office for Nashville is located at:

500 Weather Station Road
Old Hickory, TN 37138