SKYWARN Recognition Day 2022

SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service (NWS) and the ARRL.  It celebrates the contributions that SKYWARN volunteers make to the NWS mission; the protection of life and property.  SKYWARN spotters provide critical weather information before, during and after adverse weather strikes.  SRD provides an annual 24 hour period to recognize all SKYWARN spotters serving our nation!

This year’s SRD will begin locally on Friday, December 2nd at 7 PM and conclude on Saturday, December 3rd at 6:59 PM (12/3/2022, 0000-2359 UTC).  The NWS Forecast Office – Boston / Norton will be staffed with operators for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, albeit in a limited capacity.

NWS station WX1BOX lead by Robert D. Macedo, KD1CY will cover the typical SKYWARN repeaters and simplex on VHF/UHF as well as HF.  In addition to operations from NWS, SEMARA‘s club station (Saturday afternoon), various remote home stations, EchoLink conference *NEW-ENG3* and the WX1BOX social media pages will be utilized.

In years past, an “SRD Number” was needed to participate, however that will not be the case for SRD 2022.  A Google registration form (see below) auto-issues SRD numbers to both amateur and non-amateur SKYWARN spotter participants.  The SRD number for this year is part of the QSO exchange, but it is not a requirement.

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Please contact Rob, KD1CY for any further questions, comments or information.