On Saturday December 7, 2002, members of the Riverland Amateur Radio Club and the La Crosse National Weather Service (NWS) office participated in the 2002 SKYWARN Recognition Day. We had a very good turn out this year and worked radios from 8:00 AM to around 5:00 PM as WX9ARX.
SKYWARN Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the NWS and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN radio operators make to the National Weather Service.
I would like to thank members of the Riverland Amateur Radio club for setting up the equipment and helping out with the event/contest. I hope I don't miss anyone, but a big THANK YOU goes out to Riverland Amateur Radio club members Tom, Pete, Bob, Bill, Roger, Ben, Terry, Jerry, Dick, Ron, and Mark. Besides myself, Glenn Lussky (Meteorologist-in-Charge) also participated from the NWS side. We had several amateur radio operators from around the region stop in to watch and get a quick office tour as well.
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
NWS La Crosse
Here is a summary of our contacts:
Many thanks to all that participated!!!