2015 Collin County SKYWARN Training
The 2015 Collin County SKYWARN training conducted by the National Weather Service will be held on Saturday January 24th at the Frisco CCCC campus. (same location as last year)
This is an excellent opportunity for those wanting to become trained or refresh their skills in storm spotting. Training will include both basic and advanced storm spotting along with radar training. The class will be from 8:30a – 4:30p with a lunch break.
Registration will begin at 8:00am and is open to the public. Pre-Registration is not required.
Santa Claus is coming!
To a receiver near you.
The holidays are coming and the kids are starting to anticipate Christmas. Sometimes a great introduction to ham radio that entertains the younger set is to let them speak to Santa on the air. Each year a 14300 khz regular puts on what is known as a "Santa Claus Net" bringing volunteer Santa's into ham shacks and other places the world over. Volunteer Santa's choose a clear frequency in the general portion of the 20 meter band and let it be known on 14300 khz where they'll be. Folks with youngsters to entertain can then tune in and give their youngsters a chance to talk with Santa over the air.
January is SkyWarn motnh for Collin County. Fred Varian WD5ERD the NEW Collin County ARES EC will be our presentor. Fred will explain the various roles of the CCARES as well and update us on any new procedures to follow during an active SkyWarn Net. If you have never met Fred this would be a great opportunity to meet him and refresh your knowledge for protocols to follow during an active SkyWarn Net.