NWS Omaha/Valley will be participating in Skywarn Recognition Day, which begins Friday, December 4, at 6 pm, and will continue through 6 pm Saturday, December 5.
SKYWARN Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. The Omaha/Valley office has participated every year. The event celebrates the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN radio operators make to the National Weather Service.
During this event, local amateur radio volunteer spotters 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 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. Here is the NWS Valley QSL card from last year.
National Details of Skywarn Recognition Day can be found here. Look for call sign W0NWS on the map.