The 2013 National SKYWARN Recognition Day is this weekend on December 7th from 0000Z to 2400Z. The SKYWARN Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN radio operators make to the National Weather Service. During the day SKYWARN operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.
During SKYWARN Recognition Day the North Platte Progressive Amateur Radio Club will operate from the National Weather Service Office in North Platte, where the call sign is NE0NP. To learn more on participating locations and QSL information for the 2013 SKYWARN Recognition Day visit the National SKYWARN web page.
When a threat exists for severe weather in Lincoln County the North Platte Progressive Amateur Radio Club activates. Their service provides a direct connection between the office and club members dispatched within Lincoln County, who then relay observed conditions from storms. If you are interested in learning more about the Lincoln County Amateur Radio Club, contact Kevin Curtis (KOKDC) at firstname.lastname@example.org Kevin is also the Lincoln County Emergency Coordinator.
On SKYWARN Recognition Day, amateur radio club members work with office staff and family to connect up with radio operators across the country. Below are a few images from 2012.