Greetings from Central Minnesota Skywarn!
This week is Weather Awareness Week and the National Weather Service will be conducting 2 Tornado Drills on Thursday, 04/16/20. They will be at 1:45 pm & 6:45 pm. The sirens may or may not be activated during the drills. In conjunction with both drills, Central Minnesota Skywarn will conduct nets on the W0SV Emergency Services Repeater — 147.015 Tone 100. I will call the nets at both start times, and end no more than 15 minutes later. This will help make sure that Central Minnesota Skywarn is ready, and I will report our status to the NWS in Chanhassen as well. The 6:45 net will be followed @7:00 pm by the W0SV Emergency Services Welfare Net, and The St Cloud Amateur Radio Club “On-Air” General Meeting will follow that.
Please try to check in to at least one of the 2 tornado drill nets when you can, as well as the Welfare Net. Then please feel free to listen in on the “On-Air” General Meeting.
And, lastly, Skywarn Dues are due as well. A 2 year Skywarn Only Membership is $20 for 2 years, or if you wish, a Full St. Cloud Amateur Radio Club Membership is $30 per year.
Due to the current Stay At Home Order,his Month’s General Meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 16th, will instead be held “On-Air” on the W0SV Emergency Services Repeater – 147.015, Tone 100. It will start at 7pm directly following the W0SV Daily Welfare Net. We encourage all members to check in to the Welfare Net at 7pm, and stay tuned for the W0SV, St. Cloud Amateur Radio Club General Meeting.
Starting tonight, 03/17/20 at 7:00 pm, W0SV, The St. Cloud Amateur Radio Club, will institute a Daily Welfare Net on the W0SV Emergency Services Repeater – 147.015, Tone 100.0. The W0SV Emergency Services Repeater is currently monitored 24 hours a day for any emergency traffic.
It is our intention to check on the Welfare of Our Members, The Central Minnesota Regional Hospital Coalition, and Anyone that may need assistance during the current situation. If emergency assistance is needed by Anyone, we will do our very best to make any arrangements necessary. For the foreseeable future, we will meet via this net every night at 7:00 pm for any emergency traffic.
The format of this net will be as follows: we will call for checkins to the net, and then immediately ask for your status before the next checkin. One checkin at a time. There will be no Stand Downs at the end of the net, although we ask that you continue to listen for any announcements.
We encourage everyone to follow the suggested guidelines to maintain their health and welfare as we all work through the current issues.
This Month’s General Meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 19th, will instead be held “On-Air” on the W0SV Emergency Services Repeater – 147.015, Tone 100. It will start at 7pm directly following the W0SV Daily Welfare Net, and will be a good test for Emergency Communications.