SKYWARN Recognition Day - 6 pm Dec. 6th til 6 pm Dec. 7th

From 6:00 PM CST Friday December 6th until 6:00 PM CST Saturday December 7th, HAM radio volunteers and National Weather Service SKYWARN Spotters will be taking part in the 15th 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 6th until roughly 1:00 to 2:00 am CST December 7th. Then we will resume monitoring about six hours later, Saturday December 7th, around 7:00 to 8:00 am CST ending at 6:00 pm CST.

 

The schedule for the 2 Meter and 440 MHz Central Illinois Repeater Frequencies will be as follows:

WX9ILX Central IL Repeater Frequencies for Skywarn Recognition Day 2013
Repeater
Time
Counties Covered
146.655-
Sat. 12/7/13
0900 CST
Effingham, Cumberland, Shelby, Coles, Macon, Douglas, Moultrie
146.985-
0930
DeWitt, Piatt
146.940-
1000
McLean
444.400+
444.900+
1030
Menard & Sangamon UHF
147.330+
1100
Peoria, Woodford, Tazewell, Stark
146.685-
146.805-
1130
Sangamon, Christian, Logan, Cass, Menard
146.670-
146.910-
1200
Peoria, Woodford, Tazewell, Fulton, Mason
                            Break for Lunch
147.285+
1300
Fulton
146.955-
1330
Christian
147.075+
147.255+
1400
Peoria, Woodford, Tazewell, Stark, McLean, Fulton
442.250+
443.800+  (*)
1430
Macon, Central IL UHF
(*) Multi-linked Repeater System
146.730-
147.105+
1500
Macon
146.775-
1530
Cass, Morgan, Scott
146.790-
147.015+
1600
McLean
If no one is heard, 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 on any repeater…
 
We will also be monitoring 147.345+ at all times.
 
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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