BARS - SKYWARN - SEVERE WEATHER NETS
The BARS SKYWARN Net will be activated during any local severe weather event. In addition to the SKYWARN Active Net - BARS also offers a SKYWARN Training Net. This net is held on the BARS 2m/440 linked repeaters, to assist trained (or untrained) weather spotters in honning thier weather spotting and Net reporting skills. These Training Nets are held WEEKLY during the sever weather season of the begining of March through the end of September. During the off season months of October through February, there is a MONTHLY SKYWARN Training Net held on the First Thursday of the month.
SKYWARN - TRAINING NETS
SKYWARN - WEEKLY - TRAINING NETS
Weekly Nets START: FIRST THURSDAY in MARCH
- Runs Weekly - Through -
Weekly Nets ENDS: LAST THURSDAY in SEPTEMBER
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SKYWARN - MONTHLY - TRAINING NETS
Monthly Nets START: FIRST THURSDAY in October
- Runs Weekly - Through -
Monthly Nets END: FIRST THURSDAY in February
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.
SKYWARN Current NCO's:
Greg Morley - KD9LDD
SKYWARN - NET OPERATION INFORMATION:
The Primary SKYWARN operations will be conducted on the K9BAR Repeater System:
VHF 2m: 147.3300, Offset + 600 KHz, PL Tone 107.2 -&-
UHF 7cm/440: 443.525 Offset + 5.0 MHz, PL 114.8
These Repeaters are linked on transmit and receive (linking temporarily disabled).
Forr information on alternate SKYWARN Net operations, if case we experience issues with the BARS Repeater System
SKYWARN - ALTERNATE - NET OPERATION INFORMATION:
The Naperville Emergency Management Association (NEMA) has graciously allowed BARS use their NE9MA Repeater System as the alternate for our SKYWARN operations should we experience any issues with the BARS repeaters.
If you do NOT hear Skywarn operations on the K9BAR Repeater System, please check the Naperville EMA - NE9MA Repeater System at:
UHF 7cm/440: 443.0500, Offset + 5.0 MHz, PL Tone 114.8
For alternate SKYWARN Net operations. The Naperville EMA (NEMA) has graciously allowed BARS to use their NE9MA Repeater System as an alternate if we experience issues with the BARS Repeater System
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
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.
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