W1BOS to Operate From Blue Hill Observatory for SKYWARN Recognition Day

Boston ARC logoOn Saturday, 2 December 2006, SKYWARN Recognition Day will be held for the eighth straight year. SKYWARN Recognition Day is an event where National Weather Service Forecast Offices get on the air and make contacts with other NWS Offices as well as all Amateurs and any Amateur Radio SKYWARN Spotters. The purpose is to thank the thousands of Amateur Radio SKYWARN Spotters whose timely severe weather reports into NWS Forecast Offices across the country protect life and property.

The [Boston Amateur Radio Club] will participate for the fourth year in a row from the Blue Hill Observatory in Milton. Operating hours will be from 0900 to 1500. Details will be in the November newsletter but mark your calendars now for a fun event.

Blue Hill ObservatoryFun – you want some fun? How’s about an antenna held 200 feet aloft by a kite in 2004? Then there was the gale-force snowstorm in 2003. [See CQ Snow.] There are antennas to be installed and HF/VHF/UHF stations to be operated and visitors to be greeted at the station with the oldest continuous weather records in the country.

On a good day the visibility is over 100 miles from the Blue Hill Observatory. We invite you and any other hams to help and participate. Contact Mark, KB1EKN at emgmgt@comcast.net.

–Thanks, Boston ARC’s The SPARC, October, 2006

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