Severe Weather and Amateur Radio

Tornado

Well it is now officially springtime. And with spring comes severe weather across North Texas as we reside in “Tornado Alley”. Did you ever wonder how the National Weather Service gets its information to issue weather alerts?

The NWS enlists volunteers in a program called SkyWarn, usually Amateur Radio Operators, to be their eyes on the street so to speak. The HAM’s then communicate directly with the local NWS office during weather events using a repeater and formal reporting system. Countless lives have been saved by SkyWarn spotters.

Now is your chance to get your Amateur Radio license and learn how to storm spot.

Mike Eber (KD5QLN) will be teaching an Amateur Radio Technition class at the Makerspace starting April 2nd.

There is still plenty of space, to sign up head on over to http://hamclass.eventbright.com

1 Comment

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