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  1. National Weather Service (NWS)Weather Forecast OfficePendleton, OregonSKYWARN Program Amateur Radio Program Alan Polan, KE4TRRAmateur Radio Program Leader Meteorologist, Journeyman Forecaster

  2. NWS Pendleton

  3. SKYWARN Program (Weather Spotters)Amateur Radio Program & Station SetupAmateur Radio Station WX7PDTAmateur Radio Operators & SKYWARN NetsSKYWARN Nets (2-Meters & HF) Topics

  4. SKYWARN Program

  5. National Weather Service Mission • Protect Lives & Property • Promote Nation’s welfare & economy

  6. NWS accomplishes its mission byissuing: • Routine weather forecasts • Short term forecasts • Aviation forecasts • Weather Advisories • Weather Warnings

  7. SKYWARN Program Supports NWS Mission • SKYWARN Program organized around a network of volunteer weather spotters (non-hams & hams) • Spotters are the eyes and ears of the NWS • Spotters call NWS via landline when hazardous or severe weather occurs • Spotters are not required to observe & report the weather on a fixed time schedule • Weather event occurs - spotter reports the event • Spotters report hazardous/severe weather in accordance with SKYWARN event reporting criteria

  8. SKYWARN Event Reporting Criteria

  9. SKYWARN Spotters

  10. Amateur Radio Program

  11. NWS Pendleton Amateur Radio Station Setup • ICOM IC-706MKIIG HF, 6m, 2m, 70cm • ICOM AT-180 HF Antenna Tuner • KENWOOD TK-90 Commercial HF • Barker & Williamson Multi-Band Folded Dipole HF Antenna • ALINCO DR-610T 2m & 70cm • KENWOOD TM-241A • KENWOOD TM-261A

  12. Amateur Radio Station WX7PDT

  13. SKYWARN Net Warning Alert Visual Alarm

  14. Amateur Radio Operatorsand SKYWARN Nets

  15. SKYWARN Nets (2-Meters)

  16. SKYWARN Nets

  17. Weather Reports Form Spring & Summer Storms

  18. SKYWARN Net (HF)

  19. SKYWARN HF Net Frequencies 80-Meters – Afternoon/Night 3815.0 kHz LSB +/- to clear QRM 3834.0 kHz LSB3840.0 kHz LSB3860.0 kHz LSB 40-Meters - Daytime 7220.0 kHz LSB +/- to clear QRM

  20. SKYWARN HF NetStandby & Emergency Net Standby Severe weather is possible in or near ______ . Non-Directed net. Activity on net frequency is restricted to that required for operations of the net. All stations expected to keep transmissions short and allow ample time between transmissions for stations to enter the net. Emergency Severe weather is imminent or occurring in or near ______ . Directed net. All transmissions are directed through net control. Net control limits traffic to requested and authorized info. Activity on net frequency is restricted to emergency traffic.

  21. SKYWARN HF Training Net 2nd & 4th Wednesday - April through September 1900 local time

  22. Thank You ! 73, KE4TRR Alan.Polan@noaa.gov