The Ninth Annual SKYWARN Recognition Day recognizes Amateur Radio operators for their commitment to help keep communities safe. Co-sponsored by the ARRL and the National Weather Service (NWS), the event is scheduled for 24 hours on Saturday, December 1. Two Eastern Massachusetts stations with a special connection to weather will be operating in SKYWARN Recognition Day.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Boston Amateur Radio Club will operate in SKYWARN Recognition Day as W1BOS/MQE at the Blue Hill Observatory in Milton, MA.
“We will set up antennas and stations at the Blue Hill Observatory at the top of Great Blue Hill in Milton,” writes Boston Amateur Radio Club President Bob Salow, WA1IDA. “You are invited to operate or just observe–or maybe lend a hand.”
Salow notes that the Blue Hills Observatory is the holder of the oldest weather records in the country.
The National Weather Service’s Amateur station in Taunton, WX1BOX, will once again be active for SKYWARN Recognition Day 2007.
“We hope Amateurs will utilize this schedule and try and work WX1BOX during various times,” writes NWS SKYWARN Coordinator Rob Macedo, KD1CY.
“If you don’t hear NWS, feel free to call for WX1BOX and if the office is monitoring, a response will be given. When you make contact, give your current sky condition and temperature as required.”
Additional information about SKYWARN Recognition Day can be found on the NOAA web site at: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/hamradio/index.php.