SKYWARNTM Recognition Day (SRD) was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN radio operators make to the National Weather Service. During the day SKYWARN operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world. [ARRLWeb]
Between 80-100 NWS forecast offices participate in this annual national event held in early December.
SRD in Eastern Massachusetts
Several SKYWARN Recognition Day operations occur in the Section annually.
The Taunton SKYWARN Amateur Radio Club operates WX1BOX from the offices of the National Weather Service in Norton. During SRD the group makes contacts on VHF/UHF repeaters throughout New England and also on EchoLink/IRLP-connected sites.
The Boston Amateur Radio Club operates WX1BHO at the Blue Hills Observatory. Their next scheduled event is December 1, 2018. During their most recent operation in 2017, they made contacts on 40, 20 and 15 meter phone, CW, and digital as well as on 2-meter simplex and the NEDECN DMR network.[In 2018, the Maxim Memorial Station W1AW was active during SKYWARN Recognition Day as bonus station WX1AW, the call sign of The HQ Doods Recreational Deployment Team.]