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SkyWarn/ ARES

NWS SkyWarn
The Bald Eagle Repeater Assoc. actively participates in SKYWARN.  SKYWARN is a program of the United States’ National Weather Service (NWS). Its mission is to collect reports of localized severe weather. These reports are used to aid forecasters in issuing and verifying severe weather watches and warnings and to improve the forecasting and warning processes and the tools used to collect meteorological data. It consists of a network of severe storm spotters that observe weather conditions and make reports of severe weather to their local NWS offices. These spotters are trained by personnel from the local NWS offices each spring in advance of the coming severe weather season.

The Bald Eagle Repeater Assoc. actively participates in SKYWARN.  SKYWARN is a program of the United States’ National Weather Service (NWS). Its mission is to collect reports of localized severe weather. These reports are used to aid forecasters in issuing and verifying severe weather watches and warnings and to improve the forecasting and warning processes and the tools used to collect meteorological data. It consists of a network of severe storm spotters that observe weather conditions and make reports of severe weather to their local NWS offices. These spotters are trained by personnel from the local NWS offices each spring in advance of the coming severe weather season.

Every Thursday at 7:30pm we run a Skywarn test net on our repeater system, please feel free to check in.  The test & active net preamble is can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

Test Net Preamble

Active Net Preamble
Local Weather Radar

 

 

Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES)
The Bald Eagle Repeater Assoc. also is actively participates in the ARRL’s Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) program is organized through the ARRL Field Organization. Each Section of the Field Organization has an appointed Section Emergency Coordinator. The ARES organization supports training, establishes Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with governmental and relief agencies, and organizes regular practice exercises.

ARES has provided essential supplemental emergency communications innumerable times throughout the league’s history. In 1989, hundreds of amateurs responded to the Loma Preita Earthquake in the San Francisco Bay area putting in over 3000 volunteer hours in the first week. In 2005, ARES, with hundreds of volunteer amateur radio operators, provided key communications assistance to recovery organizations and officials coordinating Hurricane Katrina disaster relief. The list goes on and on. Over 2,000 Amateur Radio clubs are members of the ARRL Affiliated Club Program.

If you would like to join ARES please feel free to contact us for details you can also fill out our sign up form by clicking here

Amateur Radio Today Video

 

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