2016 Skywarn Recognition Day, December 3, 2016

2016 SKYWARNTM Recognition Day

December 3, 2016, from 0000z to 2400z

SKYWARNTM Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that SKYWARN volunteers make to the NWS mission, the protection of life and property. Amateur radio operators comprise a large percentage of the SKYWARN volunteers across the country. The Amateur radio operators also provide vital communication between the NWS and emergency management if normal communications become inoperative. During the SKYWARN Special Event operators will visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.

For more information, including Operating procedures, contact list and even a twitter feed of operations, check out the NWS Skywarn Appreciation Day Website at: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mtr/hamradio/

Happy Thanksgiving

From our Families to yours, we wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving. And if you have enough family time, you can always go and hide in the shack and play a little radio tonight on the 146.67 repeater during the ARPSC Training net. Remember it’s at 9:00 local time.

Reminder: ARPSC Family Christmas Party, Dec 11, 2016

xmaspartryThanksgiving is this weekend, but Christmas is right behind it. And long with that is the Annual ARPSC Christmas Party!

More information, Map and directions can be found on the Christmas Party Page.

If you have not done so yet, please RSVP to Don, N8LMJ by December 1 so we have time to get a final count to the restaurant.

Hope to see you there. Have a great Holiday!

OHKYIN ARS Looking for Volunteers for Thanksgiving Day Parade

IMG_0160.PNGThe OHKYIN ARS is looking for a few volunteers for the Thanksgiving Day Parade. See info and contact information below.


Tom Delaney, W8WTD – ARRL Great Lakes Vice Director received a call from the Price Hill
Thanksgiving Day Parade committee.  They are looking for Amateur Radio volunteers to
to provide radio communications for their parade coordinators.

The Parade committee spoke highly of the job we OH-KY-IN, ARS have done in past years to Tom
and would like to have us back again to help with the parade.  So Tom has volunteered to help
if we can pull 4 to 5 operators together to help out.

Event:                   Price Hill Thanksgiving Day Parade
Date:                    November 24, 2016
Time:                    11 AM to 1 PM>/em>
Job:                     provide Radio Communications to help with organizing the floats, finding lost people as it pertains to their location in the parade.

I know that this event is not on the most opportune time given that it is a holiday but most of the work
on this event is on the front end and once the parade starts our job would be done.

So if you are interested in helping out please send me an e-mail or leave me a message at 513-312-0691.
Obviously time is of the essence so please let me know if your interested as soon as possible.

73 and Happy Holidays.

Michael – KD8SOH