UPDATE: SKYWARN Recognition Day 2010 on the *WX_TALK* Echolink Conference Node: 7203/IRLP 9219 System

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SKYWARN Recognition Day is December 4th, 2010 from 0000-2400 UTC and Echolink and IRLP will be playing a role in SRD as it has in past years. SKYWARN Recognition Day is an opportunity for National Weather Service Forecast Offices across the United States to thank SKYWARN Spotters for their efforts in obtaining timely severe weather reporting for the protection of life and property. This is the SKYWARN program’s main mission.

EchoLink and IRLP are just a couple of modes people can utilize to contact NWS offices during SKYWARN Recognition Day. Many NWS offices will be on 2 Meters, 440 MHz, HF and other VHF/UHF bands. Additional details on SKYWARN Recognition Day can be found on page 62 of the December 2010 edition of QST and at the following web page links:


As in past years, the EchoLink *WX_TALK* Node: 7203/IRLP reflector 9219 system will be scheduling time for NWS offices in 1-2 hour time slots to act as a net control to make contacts with spotters that are on the system. If a NWS office runs out of contacts and there are other NWS offices on the system, the NWS office acting as net control can turn it over to a different NWS office to act as a net control on the system at their discretion.

We’d like to ask NWS offices to do their best to adhere to the schedule. Sometimes this is difficult due to the number of contacts received by NWS offices. We ask for everyone’s patience and working cooperatively to respect the time slot schedule.

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VoIP Hurricane Net Activation for Hurricane Tomas – Friday November 5th, 2010 Starting at 9 AM

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The VoIP Hurricane Net will be activating with WX4NHC, Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center at 9 AM ET Friday November 5th, 2010 for the impact of Tomas on Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Southeast Cuba and the Bahama Islands. The net will be active through the late afternoon/evening hours on Friday.

We would like any support on gathering reports from the affected area. Any HF relays, people who can monitor broadcast radio over the Internet from Haiti and understand Creole or have contacts with the affected area of Haiti by any means are asked to support the net. Our reporting criteria is on the web site via the following link:


Any support that can be provided is appreciated. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net

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