NWS Duluth will participate in Skywarn Recognition Day, which begins today at 6 pm, and will continue through 6 pm Saturday, December 4.
SKYWARN Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League to celebrates and recognize the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN amateur radio operators make to the National Weather Service.
During this event, local amateur radio volunteer spotters (or hams) and net control personnel operate several radio stations at the NWS office. They make contact with other NWS offices, and thousands of other amateur radio operators around the U.S. and the world. NWS offices and other amateur radio operators often mail cards to stations that were contacted during the event. This card, which is called a QSL card, serves as a confirmation of the radio contact. Below is what WFO Duluth's QSL card looks like:
National Details of Skywarn Recognition Day can be found here. Look for call sign K0NWS on the map- that is the Duluth National Weather Service's amateur radio call sign.