NWS Melbourne, Florida
2006 SKYWARN Recognition Day Results
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 8th annual event, operations from NWS Melbourne consisted of two High Frequency (HF) stations and multiple Very High Frequency (VHF) and digital stations. The event began at 7 pm Friday December 1 and lasted until 7 pm Saturday December 2. Amateur Radio (Ham) operators participated from three active SKYWARN groups within East Central Florida: Brevard County Emergency Amateur Radio Services, Inc. (BEARS), The Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society (PCARS) and the Treasure Coast Weather Net (TCWN). Several licensed NWS Melbourne meteorologists (East Central Florida SKYWARN Group) also assisted during the event. The NWS Melbourne East Central Florida SKYWARN Group callsign WX4MLB was used.
Thank you to all the BEARS, PCARS, and TCWN members who contributed to another very successful and enjoyable event, and to those stations who participated in the SKYWARN Recognition Day event and also those who support SKYWARN operations throughout the year.
The 2006 official results:
Radio Operators & Assistance Provided by:
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.
Annual Statistics from WFO Melbourne (local records)