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).

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Ham Radio Field Day is Natural Disaster Preparedness Drill:


eHam.net Article: Ham Radio Field Day is Natural Disaster Preparedness Drill: – Ham radio communication is more than just a hobby, its a great way to communicate during emergencies.

Source: www.eham.net

Excellent Field Day article by reporter Melissa Murphy of “The Reporter News”.  The core of her article is simply this:  “Ham Radio communication is more than just a hobby, it’s a great way to communicate during emergencies.”  In the rest of her article, she describes the Field Day preparations of the Vaca Valley Radio Club and what the club does in its community.  Nice article.  For more information, visit http://vvrcblog.com.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

OK Grant Will Fund Amateur Radio-Based SKYWARN Location-Tracking System: – eHam.net


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OK Grant Will Fund Amateur Radio-Based SKYWARN Location-Tracking System: eHam.net Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, Emergency Management (OCEM) has been awarded a grant of nearly $3700 from Operation Round Up and the ECE Foundation…

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Another example of public safety and amateur radio cooperation.  According to ARRL Oklahoma Section Emergency Coordinator Mark Conklin (N7XYO), the funds will allow for the installation of an Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) 1 gate, several APRS digipeaters, and several portable APRS beacons.”  The equipment will be used by SKYWARN Storm Trackers, many of whom are licensed Amateur Radio operators.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

See on www.eham.net

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