SKYWARN Recognition Day 2013 officially takes place Saturday, December 7 from 0000-2400 UTC. Over 100 National Weather Services offices across the nation, including the Raleigh National Weather Service, are expected to participate in this 15th annual event.
SKYWARN Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League to celebrate the contributions that SKYWARN radio operators/spotters make to the National Weather Service. During a 24 hour period, SKYWARN operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.
Central Carolina SKYWARN, operating under the call sign WX4NC, will join in the fun on Friday night (December 6) from 7-10 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, making contacts on the WB4TQD 146.88 repeater, the K4ITL 147.105 repeater, the K4ITL 147.135 repeater, the Carolina 440 UHF Link System, IRLP (node 9219), Echolink and HF (10, 15, 20, 40 & 80 meters SSB). We will also be adding a CW station this year! Look for us on DX Cluster, http://sk6aw.net/cluster/?mode=SSB, or ask a SKYWARN operator on the 146.88 repeater for our frequencies. You can find WX3H (WX4NC) on Echolink between 8-9:30 AM and other times as available.
Radio operators will exchange names, call signs, locations, signal reports, and a 1
or 2-word weather report.
A QSL card will be available for this event. Stations logging a contact with WX4NC may send a SASE envelope to the following address to receive a QSL card:
National Weather Service
Raleigh Forecast Office
1005 Capability Drive, Suite 300
Raleigh, North Carolina 27606
Hope to get work you on as many bands and modes as possible!