Local Time: 1800 hrs Friday December 5th to 1800 hrs Saturday December 6th, 2014
This annual event is always the first Friday / Saturday of December each year. Ham Operators, operating from their local National Weather Service Offices around the country, are trying to contact as many other NWS offices as possible during a 24 hour period that runs from 6pm CDT Friday until 6pm CDT Saturday. Modes used include VHF/UHF,HF, Internet Enhanced (EchoLink, and IRLP) and various digital modes..
Access is limited at the local NWS office due to space constraints and the fact that the meteorologists are actively working in the same room, so the noise level and disruption factor is a concern.
Operators are scheduled to work in groups of no more than 3 in multiples of 2 hour shifts!
All classes of licensed Amateur Radio Operators are encouraged to participate. This is a great opportunity for Technician class operators to get some HF time in the early morning shifts with a General or Extra class on the roster!
Visitors are limited to those who RSVP before the event! No drop in visitors! Please, if you would like to come by just to visit, you MUST be on the roster!
To volunteer for a 2 hour shift or more, Contact event coordinator Louis – K5STX at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org! Sign up early, the based slots go fast!