Beginning at 6 pm on December 4, and continuing non-stop for 24 hours, 30 Amateur Radio Operators (HAMs)
from around Middle Tennessee came to the NWS office in Old Hickory to participate in the 2009 Skywarn
Recognition Day Amateur Radio Event. The Dickson County, Davidson County, Robertson/Sumner County,
Heart of TN ARES,Wilson County and Nashville Amateur Radio Club groups were all represented in this event.
During the event HAM's tried to contact as many NWS offices as possible. Operating under NWS Old
Hickory's call sign K4OHX, a total 53 NWS offices were contacted. 43 different states were reached, along
with 5 countries. 22 counties in Tennessee were also worked.
SKYWARN Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the
American Radio Relay League to celebrate and recognize the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN amateur
radio operators make to the National Weather Service. The National page for SKYWARN Recognition Day
can be found at: http://hamradio.noaa.gov
A big thanks goes out to all who participated in this year's event. Some pictures can be found below...
Jeff (NY4N) and the rest of the Dickson Club working HF on Friday evening.
Jerry (KE4ETY) from the N.A.R.C. group on 80m Saturday morning.
Keith (N9DGK) from Heart of TN ARES and Paul (N4AAN) working UHF/VHF.
Teri (N1WI) making some HF contacts Saturday afternoon.