SKYWARN RECOGNITION DAY

Skywarn™ Recognition Day

December 3, 2022 from 0000z to 2400z
Skywarn™ Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that Skywarn™ volunteers make to the NWS mission, the protection of life and property.
Amateur radio operators comprise a large percentage of the Skywarn™ volunteers across the country. The Amateur radio operators also provide vital communication between the NWS and emergency management if normal communications become inoperative.

All Skywarn™ spotters provide critical weather information before, during and after adverse weather strikes. This includes reports of rain and snow, ice and wind, storms and tornadoes, flooding and fire. This is our 24 hours to recognize all of the Skywarn™ spotters serving our nation!

Be sure to follow your local NWS social media pages and other social media outlets for additional ways to participate in SRD 2022.

Event Resources

SRD 2022 Contact Log Submission

This form is used to record your participation in SRD 2022. Record a summary of all contacts made during SRD 2022.

Note: There is no need to re-submit this if you have already completed the summary using the link on the Skywarn™ Recognition Day Facebook Page.

Log submission deadline is 1/31/2023

Participation Certificate

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2018 Sutton Emergency Preparedness Fair (COMPLETED)

Saturday, June 16 will be the Sutton Emergency Preparedness Fair.  We will be setting up both trailers.  This will be a dress rehearsal for the MARA Field Day.  We need folks to show up at the Sutton Library about 0900, tear down will be around 1600.  We will be training folks on tower installation, generator ops, beam and wire antennas, and equipment operations. This training will be critical for a good field day operation.  Please contact Don/KL7JFT if you can attend.

Don/KL7JFT

MATSU DEC

Hams Connecting Across the Air and Sea

During Field Day 2017, I learned a little bit of Palmer and ham radio history from Mayor Edna Devries. Then a few days later there was a post on Facebook by the granddaughter of of the ham.

In August of 1977, Edward Holmes, KL7HFX, who lived in Palmer, had contact with Mutsuhiro Ishiguro in Saroma, Japan and this led to the two cities becoming sister cities.

                                        

Additional information can be found at www.cityofpalmer.org/sistercityprogram