SKYWARN Net Operation
Primary operations on the K9BAR repeater system:
VHF 2-meters: 147.330 MHz, + 600 kHz offset, 107.2 Hz PL tone
UHF 70-centimeters: 443.525 MHz, +5 MHz offset, 114.8 Hz PL tone
These repeaters are cross-linked for transmit and receive operation.
Should it be necessary, access to an alternate repeater is provided by the Naperville EMA Amateur Radio Club, and can be reached at 443.050 MHz, +, 114.8 Hz PL tone.
You do not need to be a trained spotter to check into the net. The Net Control Operator will broadcast check-in and check-out procedures.
SKYWARN Net is held every first Thursday of the month beginning in October thru February, and every Thursday during the months of March thru September at 8:30 PM, or immediately following the Weekly Information Net, on this K9BAR repeater.
Skywarn Net Control Operator: Greg - K9GLM
All in-person training events have been canceled for the remainder of 2020 due to COVID-19.
There are two ways to become a trained storm spotter:
1. Attend a NWS Spotter Training Class - Find A Class Near You
2. Complete online training - MetEd Online SKYWARN Spotter Training
You need to complete Spotter Training every two years to stay current.
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