SKYWARN WARRIORS: Local ham radio buffs work front lines for National Weather Service


The National Weather Service has radar, satellites, Doppler, and double Doppler.
But even with all of that high technology, it still needs boots on the ground to know how the weather is affecting people.

Source: www.sentinelandenterprise.com

An excellent public relations article by reporter Jack Minch, highlighting the contributions of amateur radio operators who are SKYWARN observers for the National Weather Service.  National Weather Service meteorologist Glenn Fields says, “A lot of our reports do come from amateur radio”, adding that “Ham Radios are good because they are battery powered and it doesn’t matter if the electricity goes out in a storm.”  This is another example of amateur radio operators helping their community in times of natural disaster. Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

See on Scoop.itKH6JRM’s Amateur Radio Blog

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