Saturday, April 17, 2010

Skywarn Communications Test Today

We participated in the Skywarn Communications Test today along with the National Weather Service in Charleston.  This was a South Carolina, SE North Carolina, and Coastal Georgia exercise.  NWS Charleston is responsible for 12 of our Georgia Counties here along the coast.  Bobby-W4KSD kicked off the net from the NWS Charleston station WX4CHS.  Several of us were able to check into the SC linked repeater system.  I kicked off a net on the Chatham County ARES frequency of 146.970 to pick up stations in Chatham, Effingham, Bryan, and Liberty counties.  Dan-KF4MND ran a net on the 147.105 to pull in stations in Long and Bulloch counties.  David-KC4MKD called for checkins on the Georgia ARES HF frequency of 3.975.  We had a total of about 20 checkins and I relayed them all into Bobby at WX4CHS.  It was a successful exercise in preparation for tornado and hurricane season.

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