The next AARC club meeting will be Friday Apr 7, 2017. The next license test session will be Saturday Apr 1, 2017. *See Note
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The National Weather Service (KL7FWX) will be again be participating in the 2016
Skywarn Recognition Day (SRD). the 24 hour Special Event begins Friday Dec 2 at 3
pm (local). This is a GREAT event for ALL new hams to see what “operating” Ham radio
is all about. The object is to make contacts and exchange a simple weather report.
You do not need a radio license to participate. All guests are welcome…. to participate
or just observe.
The club station is associated with the US National Weather Service located in Fairbanks, Alaska and serves as the Skywarn Special Event station and as the communications center for weather related emergency operations. It hosts VHF, winlink and HF capability. NWS uses a Yaesu 950 base station and roof mounted G5RV antenna. It is the same radio system that was used for Skywarn 2011 when 14 years of records were shattered. For 2016, we’ll be trying a few new things. We’ll be receiving our signals from Larry’s KL2R via his antennas and remote access CloudIQ software. NWWS is also upgrading their “black box” to a new Microham USB III which should add to their capabilities.
Please email or otherwise contact Dan KL1JP ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you are interested in participating. Please feel free to visit the NWS center during the SRD operations. The NWS center is located on the 3rd floor of the UAF / IARC building (upper campus). The building itself may be locked but you can go into the unlocked entry way and call the National Weather Service forecaster on duty and someone can walk down one set of stairs and let you in. The NWS radio room usually monitors the repeater and 146.52/simplex; you may give NWS a call and someone will open the door for you. Please be patient, things can get a little hectic when Skywarn is active.
For the 2016 SRD event, we’d like to get as many of the new radio operators previously enrolled in the KL7KC code-class to participate. Lets put your new cw skills to use.
SKYWARN - A 24 hour special event sponsored and hosted by the National Weather Service and NOAA. The purpose is for amateur radio stations to exchange information with “other” National Weather Service Stations and Ham Radio operators on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, VHF using phone, CW, PSK31, RTTY, JT65 as well as LEO satellites, Echolink and IRLP nodes.
SKYWARN Recognition Day serves to celebrate the contributions to public safety made by amateur radio operators during threatening weather.
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