2004 SKYWARN Recognition Day
|SKYWARN Recognition Day for Amateur Radio Operators is co-sponsored by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. The purpose of the event is to celebrate the contributions that amateur radio operators ("hams") make to the National Weather Service during times of critical weather. During the event, hams across the country try to contact as many NWS offices as possible using their radio equipment. The contacts are received and logged at the individual NWS offices by volunteer amateur radio operators.
During the 6th annual event, three operations teams participated using individual transmitters from the NWS Melbourne, FL facility from 7 pm Friday December 3 through 7 pm Saturday December 4. The teams were comprised of ham operators from two active SKYWARN groups within East Central Florida: Brevard County Emergency Amateur Radio Services, Inc. (BEARS) and Osceola County ARES/SKYWARN, as well as the East Central Florida SKYWARN Group (licensed NWS Melbourne meteorologists). The NWS Melbourne East Central Florida SKYWARN Group callsign WX4MLB was used.
Thank you to all the BEARS and Osceola County ARES/RACES members who made this our most successful and enjoyable event yet, and to those stations who participated in the SKYWARN Recognition Day event and also those who support SKYWARN operations throughout the year.
The 2004 results:
For questions, comments, feedback, please email Scott Spratt. To receive a QSL card from WX4MLB, please send an your card along with an SASE to: NWS Melbourne, 421 Croton Road, Melbourne, FL 32935. Electronic QSLs can be exchanged via http://eqsl.cc/qslcard/. For certificate information, click here.
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