HAM Radio SKYWARN Recognition Day - Dec. 3-4, 2010

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). 



NWS Special Event Logo  What is SKYWARN Recognition Day?

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: 
http://hamradio.noaa.gov

 


   

What HAM Radio frequencies and modes will be used during SRD?

The NWS Lincoln office (call sign: WX9ILX) will be utilizing the following bands:

  • 80 Meters
  • 40 Meters
  • 20 Meters
  • 15 Meters
  • 10 Meters
  •   2 Meters
  • 440 MHz

The modes we plan to operate include:

  • SSB
  • CW
  • PSK
  • FM
  • VOIP / Echolink (call: WX9ILX or node number: 274513)


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:

WX9ILX Central Illinois Repeater Frequencies for Skywarn Recognition Day 2010
Repeater
Time
Counties Covered
146.655-
Sat. Dec. 4th 
0900 CST
Effingham, Cumberland, Shelby, Coles, Macon, Douglas, Moultrie
146.985-
0930
DeWitt, Piatt, Champaign
146.955-
1000
Christian, Sangamon
146.790-  or
146.940-
1030
McLean
146.850-  or
147.075+
1100
Peoria, Woodford, Tazewell, Stark, McLean, Fulton
146.685-  or
146.805-
1130
Sangamon, Christian, Logan, Cass, Menard
146.910-
1200
Peoria, Woodford, Tazewell, Fulton, Mason
                      Break for Lunch
147.285+
1300
Fulton

146.940- or
146.790-

1330
McLean
147.255+
1400
Woodford, Tazewell, Peoria
146.775-
1430
Morgan, Scott, Cass
147.105+ or
146.730-
1500
Macon
147.075+ or
146.850-
1530
Peoria, Woodford, Tazewell, Stark, McLean, Fulton
146.805-  or
146.685-
1600
Sangamon, Christian, Logan, Cass, Menard

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. 

We may also be floating around on 2m simplex near but not on the 2m calling frequency. 

Also listen on Friday evening December 3rd between 1800 and 2200 CST on any repeater…
 
WX9ILX will be operating VOIP EchoLink also. (Node# 274513) 

***In other words, these are starting points but if you hear WX9ILX, grab the opportunity!
 



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