From 6:00 PM CST Friday December 3rd until 6:00 PM CST Saturday December 4th, HAM radio volunteers and National Weather Service SKYWARN Spotters will be taking part in the 12th annual SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD).
SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) 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.
How many NWS Stations are
participating in the event?
The National Weather Service in Lincoln, IL will be one
of more than 100 NWS offices nationwide participating
in this event. For more information visit the NWS
SKYWARN Recognition Day web page at:
What HAM Radio frequencies and modes will be used during SRD?
The NWS Lincoln office (call sign: WX9ILX) will be utilizing the following bands:
The modes we plan to operate include:
What hours will we be operating?
SRD Operations will be ongoing between 6:00 PM CST December 3rd, ending 24 hours later at 6:00 PM CST December 4th.
The schedule for the 2 Meter Central Illinois Repeater Frequencies will be as follows: 146.940- or WX9ILX will be monitoring 147.045+ AT ALL TIMES If no one is heard on the frequencies listed above at the scheduled times, we will float and check any repeater we can hit.
***In other words, these are starting points but if you hear WX9ILX, grab the opportunity!
WX9ILX will be monitoring 147.045+ AT ALL TIMES
If no one is heard on the frequencies listed above at the scheduled times, we will float and check any repeater we can hit.