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To: Professional Engineer

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...


3 posted on 03/26/2007 11:27:41 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you)
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To: camle
in the end it isn't worth the hassle. kinda like tryign do do someone a favor and getting the third dgeree.

I hear ya. Fortunately, SKYWARN isn't that way yet. If you're spotting the Weather Service wants your eyes on the event input.

7 posted on 03/26/2007 11:37:49 AM PDT by Professional Engineer ("Daddy fix it. With a hammer.")
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“Simply put, the SKYWARN volunteer acts as our eyes and ears,” explains meteorologist Gary Woodall of National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service office in Ft. Worth, where all SKYWARN observations are reported.

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.

9 posted on 03/26/2007 11:39:45 AM PDT by Professional Engineer ("Daddy fix it. With a hammer.")
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To: camle

You nailed it.


11 posted on 03/26/2007 11:42:20 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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