Separate stations will also individual QSL cards. See the web site for a list at http://hamradio.noaa.gov.

SKYWARNTM Recognition Day Operating Instructions

 
1. Object For all amateur stations to exchange QSO information with as many National Weather Service Stations as possible on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meter bands plus the 70 centimeter band. Contacts via repeaters are permitted. SKYWARNTM Recognition Day serves to celebrate the contributions to public safety made by amateur radio operators during threatening weather.

2. Date NWS stations will operate December 6, 2014, from 0000 - 2400 UTC.

3. Exchange: Call sign, signal report, QTH, and a one or two word description of the weather occurring at your site ("sunny", "partly cloudy", "windy", etc.).

This year's SRD happens to occur on The National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. In an effort to commemorate the day we are asking offices that from 18z-19z to say, "Conditions at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, were mostly sunny and 75 degrees" instead of the local weather in the exchange.

4. Modes: NWS stations will work various modes including SSB, FM, AM, RTTY, CW, and PSK31. While working digital modes, special event stations will append "NWS" to their call sign (e.g., N0A/NWS).

5.Station Control Operator: It is suggested that during SRD operations a non-NWS volunteer should serve as a control operator for your station.

6. Event and QSL Information: The National Weather Service will provide event information via the internet. Event certificates will likely be electronic and printable this year. Stay Tuned!

 

 

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