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Posted on 03/26/2007 11:24:12 AM PDT by Professional Engineer
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volunteerism is a wonderful thing, adn there are a lot of things I'd love to volunteer for. the problem is that the government is making it harder and harder. You simply cannot walk in and say "hi" and get signed up - you have to jump hurdle after hurdle.
in the end it isn't worth the hassle. kinda like tryign do do someone a favor and getting the third dgeree.
and they complain that nobody volunteers anymore...
Here in Kansas they have storm spotter classes offered all around the state, but they don't seem to be Skywarn, which seem to be a more advanced course.
I still have not found out how the heck you sign up for one. All I have taken is the regular storm spotting classes.
Good to know these folks are out there as tornado season approaches. Not that I have to worry about that living in San Diego, but I lived in Tornado Alley for many years. I attended a Skywarn training class while a student at the U. of Kanas, but didn't have the time or money to get the ham license.
BTTT from tornado free alaska......
I hear ya. Fortunately, SKYWARN isn't that way yet. If you're spotting the Weather Service wants your eyes on the event input.
Do you have to believe in global warming?
What's nopt said here is Gary Woodall and most of his staff are also ham operators. They get into this stuff the way the rest of us do.
Here, the DFW area, classes are usually sponsored/initiated by the larger ham radio clubs. You might try making contact with your local club to see what they know.
You nailed it.
>>>I still have not found out how the heck you sign up for one. All I have taken is the regular storm spotting classes.
Check out your local NWS forecast office's web page, and there should be a link on the left side that has Skywarn/Spotter information, and then a page somewhere on the site that has a list of upcoming spotter training sessions - all you have to do is show up to one near you.
well I have no idear where to begin getting a ham license, nor am I sure I want one. I beleive that ham technology is on it's way out.
and I am also sure that someone will protect me if i
uh.. make the CORRECT me if i'm wrong.
Getting a license is very easy these days, especially since the morse code requirements have all been dropped. A basic handheld radio can get you on the air for local contacts for about $150.
man made: yeah right
I bet that is it. I asked the NWS guy when I went to the NWS spotter class about it and he looked at me like I was speaking Greek.
thanx! I bookmarked those sites. there certainly is a lot to it.
driving around chasing storms has it's appeal tho...;-)
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