2012 NWS Skywarn Recognition Day

The Tallahassee, Florida National Weather Service Forecast Office will be participating in the 2012 SKYWARN Recognition Day. This event started by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League, celebrates contributions to public safety made by volunteer SKYWARN participants. NWS offices frequently acquire real time information from radio equipped weather spotters – especially during periods of severe or adverse weather. These spotters provide valuable ground truth reports like hail, high winds, tornadoes, and flash flooding. These reports are then used by NWS Tallahassee operational staff during periods of severe weather. 

During this event, SKYWARN operators at NWS offices around the nation make contact with amateur radio operators nationally and around the world. Contact will be attempted with as many participating NWS offices as possible via amateur radio. We will operate under our call sign - WX4TAE.


This event begins at 7 pm EST on Friday, November 30th and continues through 7 pm EST on Saturday, December 1st. Our station will be operating on SSB at 80, 40, and 20 meters.

Our goal with this event is to make contact with as many users as possible both locally and around the country. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Godsey

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