BARS SKYWARN SEVERE WEATHER NETS
If you are a Trained Weather Spotter (or Untrained) we would like you to check in to our SKYWARN Net during severe weather events. The K9BAR Repeater System: 147.330, + Offset, PL Tone - 107.2 & 443.525 + Offset, PL Tone - 114.8 - linked on transmit and receive, is monitored by WX9LOT, the National Weather Service office in Romeoville, IL, during severe weather events.
Current SKYWARN NCO's:
Nathan - W6NJB
Vern - K9LAE
Mark - KD9BZN
SKYWARN NET ALTERNATE OPERATION INFORMATION:
Primary SKYWARN operations will be conducted on the K9BAR Repeater System: 147.330, + Offset, PL Tone - 107.2 & 443.525 + Offset, PL Tone - 114.8 - These Repeaters are linked on transmit and receive.
The Six Meter Club of Chicago (SMCC) Repeater System will be used as the alternate for SKYWARN operations should we experience any issues with the BARS repeaters. Please note that the BARS 2 meter repeater will stay linked to the BARS UHF repeater and you can still use the 2 meter repeater for reporting purposes as long as transmissions are clearly received by the SKYWARN Net Control operator.
If you do NOT hear Skywarn operations on the K9BAR Repeater System, please check the Six Meter Club of Chicago Repeater System: 146.970, - Offset, PL Tone -107.2 | 443.300, + Offset, PL Tone 114.8 | 224.820, - Offset, PL Tone 110.9 - These repeaters are linked, for alternate SKYWARN Net operations. The Six Meter Club of Chicago (SMCC) has graciously allowed BARS to use their Repeater System as an alternate if we experience issues with the BARS Repeater System
SKYWARN Net Procedures and Policy's
You do not need to be a trained spotter to check into the net. This net will employ a check-in and check-out procedure. If you have to leave the net for any reason, please inform the net control and you will be checked-out. This is a VERY important step that helps us keep track of spotters during a SKYWARN net. The net control operator has the final word with regards to how the net is operated. We have a zero tolerance policy for abuse and misconduct. Violations of this policy will be reported to the NWS and FCC. These procedures and policy's are for everyone's safety and your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Weather Radar - LOT