SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) 2015 on the *WX_TALK* Echolink Conference Node: 7203/IRLP 9219 System
Hello to all..
**Have changed the New England Conference Echolink to *NEW-ENG3* node 9123. The conference was renamed to *NEW-ENG3* so the *NEW-ENG* conference can be reused for non-ARES/SKYWARN activity.**
SKYWARN Recognition Day is December 5th, 2015 from 0000-2400 UTC (Friday Evening 12/4/15 from 700 PM ET-Saturday Evening 12/5/15 at 7 PM ET) 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, Digital other VHF/UHF bands. Additional details on SKYWARN Recognition Day can be found via the following link:
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.
Below is the current SRD schedule. See the list of NWS offices below: