The Mid-State Amateur Radio Club
"Serving Central Indiana Communities for Twenty-Six Years"
Thursday, March 31, 2005
We appreciate those that took the time to attend the Skywarn Spotters Class yesterday evening. Names of those attending will be forwarded to each of the Skywarn net control operators for their consideration when running the severe weather nets. For those that missed the opportunity to attend this presentation, another opportunity is right around the corner. There will be a Skywarn spotters class, sponsored by Dave Tucek of the National Weather Service, on Wednesday, April 27, 1:00 PM at the Columbus Municipal Airport in the downstairs meeting room.
The presentation will last approximately two hours. Contact James C. Pridgen, director of security for Cummins, Inc. for additional information. His contact information is below.
Remember, the NWS firmly suggests that interested weather spotters (Skywarn participants included) attend a Weather Spotter training presentation AT LEAST every two to three years. Previous experience or net participation is not an acceptable exemption. Severe weather season is HERE. Let's be ready for it!
Posted 8:52 PM by Matt
Thursday, March 24, 2005
A church in Whiteland is looking for amateurs to volunteer to assist with the largest Easter Egg Hunt in their history this Saturday. It is short notice, but we just found out about it. The Hunt will be located at 69 Center Street, Whiteland. Contact KB9UFW, Stanley Whelchel. He can be reached by phone at (317) 783-2084. Call for details. He would appreciate any help he can get. With all the things going on in the world today, he would like to have some eyes, ears and voices to help asssure the safety of the kids during this hunt.
Posted 12:24 PM by Brenda
Saturday, March 05, 2005
Skywarn Test Net
This coming Monday evening March 7th at 8:00 PM, on the 146.97/442.65 repeater, the 444.35 linked repeater in West Terre Haute, and the 147.435, PL of 77 Hz, Freetown remote base will be the March SKYWARN communications test net.
With Spring rapidly approaching, the threat of severe weather is becoming more imminent. To prepare all Hoosiers for the upcoming severe weather season, the Indianapolis Office of the National Weather Service has declared the week of March 6 through March 12 Severe Weather Awareness Week in Indiana.
The Statewide Tornado Drills are this Wednesday, March 9 between 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and between 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. EST. Please notify your local SKYWARN spotters that their articipation would be much appreciated.
Once again if you are located in the Lawrence, Jackson, Jennings, Bartholomew, Brown, and Monroe county areas we would encourage you to use the Freetown remote base on the frequency of 147.435 with a PL of 77 Hz. This remote base is simplex and will be activated only during SKYWARN net activity.
Visit our homepage for a local spotter training class near you. www.w9nws.org
Posted 3:40 PM by Matt