SKYWARN Recognition Day 2012


SKYWARN Logo (credit: Wikipedia)

The Nashville National Weather Service (NWS) (map) has confirmed their participation with this year’s SKYWARN Recognition Day. This 24-hour event will be held on Dec. 1 0000 – 2400 UTC, or from Nov. 30 6:00 PM CST until Dec. 1 6:00 PM CST. Mr. Vannozzi, Meteorologist-in-Charge of the Nashville NWS, has graciously agreed to lead tours at 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM. There will also be a meteorological balloon launch at 5:00 PM.

Three HF stations will available for the entire event starting at 6:00 PM local time on Friday, November 30. You may sign up for a 2-hour period by emailing one of the following:

A VHF/UHF station will also be available for anyone interested.

All amateur stations are encouraged to exchange QSO information with as many National Weather Service Stations as possible; contacts via repeaters are also permitted. This day serves to celebrate amateur radio contributions to public safety during severe weather. More information can be found on the NWS SKYWARN Recognition Day page.

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