Quad Cities Area Local Skywarn Network

Amateur Radio plays a very important role in severe weather operations by communicating ground-truth spotter reports from the field to warning forecasters here at the office. This service is provided entirely by volunteers, and is both extremely valuable and appreciated!

picture of 3 men working ham radio during severe weather march 2007

 

  • Within our office, we have 2m, 440, and HF capability.

  • We activate amateur radio operations during periods of severe weather watches and warnings. 

  • Due to the volume of reports during widespread severe weather, it is especially important that information be passed effectively and efficiently.  To ensure that critical information reaches the right people, please review and follow the Skywarn Net protocol when interfacing with the Quad Cities Area Skywarn Net.

  • Local amateur radio (net control) support is provided primarily by volunteers from the Davaneport Amateur Radio Club.  

small map of local area ham radio skywarn frequencies 
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Quad Cities Area Ham Radio Skywarn Frequencies

Area

Operating Frequencies

Primary
Secondary

Quad Cities

146.880 / 146.280

146.940 / 146.340
Iowa
Anamosa, IA

145.390 / 144.790 PL77.0

 
Burlington, IA

146.790 / 146.190

 
Cedar Rapids, IA

146.745 / 146.145

145.150 PL192.8 
Clinton, IA

145.430 / 144.830 PL100 (input only)

 
Dubuque, IA

147.240 / 147.840 PL114.8

 
Fort Madison, IA

146.865 / 146.265

 
Iowa City, IA

146.850 / 146.250   PL192.8

147.150 / 147.750   PL192.8
Mount Pleasant, IA

147.390 / 147.990

 
Muscatine, IA 146.910 / 146.310 147.485
Washington, IA

147.045 / 147.645

443.000 PL100
Illinois
Bureau County, IL

146.955 / 146.355 PL103.5

 
Dallas City, IL 145.330 / 144.730  PL82.5  
De Kalb, IL

146.730 / 146.130 PL100

 
Dixon, IL (Lee Co)

146.970 / 146.370 PL82.5

 
Freeport, IL

147.390 / 147.990 PL114.8

442.300 / PL146.2
Galva/Kewanee, IL

442.175 / 447.175 PL225.7

145.490 / 144.890 PL225.7

Macomb, IL

147.060 / 147.660 PL103.5

 
Monmouth, IL 444.325 / 449.325  PL173.8 (encode only)  
Ogle County, IL

147.165 / 147.765 PL146.2

 
Savanna, IL

147.135 / 147.735

 
Whiteside County, IL

146.850 / 146.250 PL114.8 (Sterling)

146.625 / 146.025 PL114.8 (Tampico)

 


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