Skywarn

Emcomm frequencies

Attached is a PDF file with amatuer radio emergency communications frequencies for Hendricks County. Please download the file and print it out for your reference. Most of all, program your radios with all of these frequencies now so you will have them ready if needed.

Skywarn procedures

Attached are the Hendricks County Skywarn procedures for 2017. Please download this file and print it out for your reference.

Also attached is the net script.

Links for Weather Spotters

Central Indiana Skywarn – http://www.w9nws.org
Indianapolis National Weather Service Forecast Office – http://www.weather.gov/ind/
Spotter Information Page – http://www.weather.gov/ind/spotter
Hazardous Weather Outlook – http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=IND&product=HWO
NWS Storm Prediction Center – http://www.spc.noaa.gov/
Convective Outlooks – http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/
Midwest Mesoscale Analysis – http://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/mesoanalysis/new/viewsector.php?sector=20
NWS Weather Spotter’s Field Guide – http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/brochures/SGJune6-11.pdf
UCAR/COMET Online Spotter Training Course – https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23
NWS Jetstream Online Weather School – http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/jetstream/

Moving the Net

The order of priority for Hendricks County Skywarn net frequencies is:

147.165 MHz repeater (+600 kHz)
147.015 MHz repeater (+600 kHz)
442.900 MHz repeater (+5 MHz)
147.510 MHz simplex

If the current repeater becomes inoperable or unreliable, net control should move the net to the next frequency on the list. One person who is capable of monitoring both frequencies should remain on the original frequency to direct any newcomers to the active frequency.

Bob Burns W9RXR
Hendricks Co. RACES Radio Officer

Bringing Up a Severe Weather Net Policy Statement

Activating a Hendricks County Skywarn Net

1. A Hendricks County Skywarn Net will be activated if any of the following conditions exist:

a. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning or Tornado Warning is issued for Hendricks County.

b. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning or Tornado Warning is issued for Boone, Montgomery, Putnam, Owen, Morgan, or Marion Counties and the severe weather appears to be tracking towards Hendricks County.

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