From 6:00 PM CST Friday December 5th until 6:00 PM CST Saturday December 6th, HAM radio volunteers and National Weather Service SKYWARN Spotters will be taking part in the 16th 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 70 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:
For a QSL card, please send a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) to the following address:
Lincoln Weather Amateur Radio Club
1362 State Route 10
Lincoln, IL 62656
What hours will we be operating?
SRD Operations will be ongoing between 6:00 pm CST December 5th until roughly 1:00 to 2:00 am CST December 6th. Then we will resume monitoring about six hours later, Saturday December 6th, 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: