The National Weather Service has announced that Skywarn Recognition Day 2022 is Saturday, 3 December 2022. Trained Skywarn spotters are encouraged to register on the event web site and check in for their location, get assigned an SRD for contact exchanges, and upload their contact logs to the NWS after the day. The hashtag of the day is #skywarn2022 but I have also seen #skywarn22 and just #skywarn .
ARRL has SKYWARN Recognition Day Operating Instructions. Participating stations are asked to exchange QSO information with National Weather Service stations from 0000z-2400z (700p Friday night to 700p Saturday night, US Eastern time). The exchange is Call sign, signal report, QTH, and a one or two word description of the weather occurring at your site ("sunny", "partly cloudy", "windy", etc.). (e.g. W8EMV 59 Ann Arbor windy). If you register with the NWS ahead of time you can get an SRD number - mine is SRD-DTX-1226. NWS stations will work various modes including SSB, FM, AM, RTTY, CW, and PSK31. Contacts via repeaters are permitted.
Locally here in Ann Arbor, the Skywarn repeater for Washtenaw County is the N8DUY repeater on 145.15- PL100.
The current Hazardous Weather Outlook for the Detroit/Pontiac DTX region is a wind advisory tonight through Saturday morning for wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph.
On the net, two Mastodon servers of interest are mastodon.radio and wx.social. The first is of special interest to ham radio operators, and the second is a new system for weather and weather adjacent (climatology, geography) enthusiasts, professionals, and students from the good folks at StormDig.
I plan to be tuned to N8DUY locally, and hope to pick up some DMR contacts along the way. I'll be checking the Fedihams network as well.
The map of the Maine Skywarn network for station WX1GYX Gray, ME lists TG 759 (SKY) on the DMR-MARC network for "SKYWARN for ME & NH". The Brandmeister DMR network lists TG 31206 as the "Central Kansas Skywarn" channel; please note these are not rag chewing talk groups .
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