The National Weather Service office in Taunton will be operating during NWS SKYWARN Recognition Day as WX1BOX on December 3 from 7 PM until midnight, and 7 AM to 7 PM on December 4. The station will operate on IRLP (Internet Radio Linking Project) on reflector 9219 and on EchoLink WX-Talk Conference, according to SKYWARN Coordinator Rob Macedo, KD1CY. Macedo adds that other NWS offices will also utilize EchoLink and IRLP nodes that are available in their areas. (See also Boston ARC To Operate From Blue Hill Observatory During SKYWARN Recognition Day.)
During the 24-hour activity, radio amateurs set up stations at NWS offices and work as a team to contact other hams around the world. Over 90 NWS offices will be on the air. Endorcements can be earned for contacting the various NWS offices across the country. For more information about SKYWARN Recognition Day, see http://hamradio.noaa.gov/ or the December issue of QST, page 72.
Thanks, Rob, KD1CY and SEMARA Zero Beat, December 2004