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SKYWARN Recognition Day at WFO Riverton - December 5 & 6, 2003

As part of the national SKYWARN Recognition Day, WFO Riverton (W7Y) hosted amateur radio operators Friday evening, December 5th and again on Saturday, December 6th.  Members of the Fremont County Amateur Radio Society (FCARS) volunteered time and equipment to ensure that this year's special event was the best to date.  Several members came out to the WFO on Thursday to set-up portable towers.  During the special event, volunteers and WFO Riverton staff made 224 contacts, 32 of which were other NWS offices, and the group earned four endorsements.   WFO Riverton will be sending a specially designed QSL card to those who requested one.  WFO Riverton wishes to thank all of the volunteers from FCARS who made this a successful endeavor.  It would have been impossible without your help, expertise, and equipment!

Portable Antenna Large Portable Antenna
One of the portable antennas provided by the
Fremont County Amateur Radio Society (FCARS).

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A larger portable antenna provided by FCARS for use during the special event.  The WFO Riverton
WSR-88D Radar is in the background.

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HAM Radio Operators at WFO Riverton Two HAM Radio Operators work 10m
Members of FCARS working the radio and
enjoying a quick pizza lunch on Saturday afternoon in the WFO Riverton Conference Room.

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Two members of FCARS seeking contacts on the 10m band on Saturday afternoon.
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SKYWARN Recognition Day 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.


The National Weather Service wants to thank all SKYWARN Volunteers for participating in 2003 Severe Weather Operations.  The NWS particularly thanks volunteers who assisted during hurricane Isabel, the tornado outbreak during early May, and the southwest US wildfires.


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