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What is Skywarn?
For the most detailed information I would suggest checking out . The short explaination is the Amatuer Radio public service of tracking and reporting weather conditions on the ground during severe weather and relaying those reports back to the National Weather Service so they can verify things they may not be able to see on their radar. Many times reports you see crawling across your TV screen during a storm warning about a specific weather incodent is reported from an Amateur Radio Operator.
These reports can help trigger warning sirens in an affected area quicker than relying on radar alone. This extra time can be the difference of finding safety in a good shelter or facing a possible tragic outcome.
The Tri-Town Radio Club has been involved with Skywarn Weather Spotting since the Club put the 146.805 repeater on the air. During times of severe weather tune into the system to hear the local reports or call in one of your own!
We conduct a Weather Net on Sunday Evenings at 8:00 PM Central time on the club repeater 146.805(-) PL 107.2. Also, join us every Monday evening at 8:00 PM Central time on the repeater for our combined Skywarn Weather Net. It is a joint venture of the Waldofar Repeater System, the Tri-Town Radio Amateur Club, and the South Surburban Skywarn Association. Both of these nets are a time for all of us to check our equipment, get to know who's out there, and pass weather related information. All amatuers are welcome!