SKYWARN Recognition Day 2015 officially takes place Saturday, December 5 from 0000-2400 UTC. Over 100 National Weather Services offices across the nation, including the Raleigh National Weather Service, are expected to participate in this annual event.

SKYWARN Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League to celebrate the contributions that SKYWARN radio operators/spotters make to the National Weather Service. During a 24 hour period, SKYWARN operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.

Central Carolina SKYWARN, operating under the call sign WX4NC, will join in the fun on Friday night (December 4) from 7 PM to midnight and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, making contacts on the WB4TQD 146.88 repeater, the K4ITL 147.105 repeater, the K4ITL 147.135 repeater, the Carolina 440 UHF Link System, IRLP, Echolink (WX3H and WX4NC), and HF (10, 15, 20, 40 & 80 meters SSB).

Radio operators will exchange names, call signs, locations, signal reports, and a 1or 2-word weather report.

New this year is a special event certificate from the Raleigh National Weather which takes the place of a QSL card!  The word fillable certificate can be downloaded here.

Hope to get you in the log!