[AARA] Special Events

Herman Campbell kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Fri Nov 10 14:17:49 CST 2017

    SKYWARN Recognition Day is Saturday, December 2


A heads up: *SKYWARN* <http://www.skywarn.org/>™ Recognition Day (SRD) 
will take place this year on Saturday, December 2from 0000 until 2400 
UTC (starts on the evening of Friday, December 1, in US time zones). 
During the SKYWARN Special Event, ham radio operators will set up 
stations at National Weather Service (NWS) offices and contact other 
radio amateurs around the world.

Participating Amateur Radio stations will exchange a brief description 
of their current weather with as many NWS-based stations as possible on 
80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meters plus 70 centimeters. Contacts via 
repeaters are permitted.

SRD was developed jointly in 1999 by the NWS and ARRL to celebrate the 
contributions SKYWARN volunteers make to the NWS mission — the 
protection of life and property. Amateur Radio operators, which comprise 
a large percentage of SKYWARN volunteers, also provide vital 
communication between the NWS and emergency managers, if normal 
communications become inoperative.


    American Legion Special Event Set for Veterans’ Day


The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (*TALARC* 
<http://www.legion.org/hamradio>) station K9TAL in Indianapolis will 
operate special event station N9V on Saturday, November 11, 1800-2400 
UTC, to commemorate Veterans’ Day. N9V will be on the air from the K9TAL 
radio room at American Legion National Headquarters in Indianapolis to 
celebrate and reflect upon the service and sacrifices of US Armed Forces 

Look for N9V on or around 7.225 and 14.275 MHz (SSB); on the 147.315 
K9DC repeater; on IRLP 9735, and the EchoLink *CrossRds* conference 
node. Those who experience difficulty hearing or being heard by N9V may 
be able to check in via relay through TALARC members Everett Bollin, 
WA3DVO, in Maryland on or about 7.225 MHz (SSB) or Bill Huntimer, KI0CW, 
in South Dakota, on or about 14:275 MHz (SSB). Both relay stations will 
operate certain hours on both bands as primary net control stations. 
Other American Legion radio amateurs also may be available to relay 

If your American Legion post has an Amateur Radio club station and would 
like to participate as an assistant net control station, *contact* 
<mailto:k9tal at legion.org> Bill Sloan, NZ9S.

A full-color certificate and QSL card will be sent to all radio amateurs 
who contact N9V by any means. Send a 9 × 12 SASE to The American Legion 
Amateur Radio Club, 700 N Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. For 
more information, *contact* <mailto:k9tal at legion.org> TALARC or visit 
the *club’s website* <http://www.legion.org/hamradio>.

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