Wait what? Last month’s Ham and Eggs attendees received a USB key packed with tools and software for Winlink, JS8Call, and VARAChat. Perfect timing, there is training posted at ARES-SC.org that will take you through Winlink A-Z. More details are below:
NOTE: This is will a late evening event, it is posted to be a 7 pm PST time, making it 10 pm for the east coast.
The Columbia SKYWARN Team assists the Columbia National Weather Service with Ground-Truth weather observations during severe or dangerous weather. The Columbia NWS forecast area covers a large portion of South Carolina and is divided into three areas: August/CSRA, Midlands, and Eastern Midlands.
Founded in the 1970s, the information provided by SKYWARN Spotters, coupled with Doppler radar technology, improved satellite, and other data, has enabled the NWS to issue more timely and accurate warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and flash floods. SKYWARN Storm Spotters form the nation’s first line of defense against severe weather minutes that can help save lives.
In most years, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and lightning cause hundreds of injuries and deaths, and billions in property and crop damages. To obtain critical weather information, the National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN with partner organizations. SKYWARN is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather Spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service. Although SKYWARN Spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, the focus is reporting on severe local thunderstorms. In an average year, the United States experiences more than 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, and more than 1,000 tornadoes. (Information courtesy of the Columbia NWS)
Interested in learning more, have questions, or want to sign up for training-Newsletter-meetings?
Community Emergency Response Team – CERT Training – STARTING Tuesday, October 10 at 6 PM at the Richland County EOC.
This is the 20-hour Community Emergency Response Team Class. This training is scheduled for three consecutive Tuesdays & Thursdays in October. We have openings and need additional participants to register with Sharon Long by the close of business on Wednesday, October 4, to avoid canceling this training.
We regretfully announce the unexpected passing of Bill Covey W1GTT, who passed away Tuesday, January 3rd. There will be a silent key ceremony to commemorate the extraordinary life of Bill W1GTT on January 8th Sunday Night Net. We’d love to hear about any memories you shared with him, feel free to send any photos or videos of Bill W1GTT using the club contact form. Currently, there is not much more, please keep Jean and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
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A WIS First Alert Weather Day has been issued for Wednesday due to the risk of heavy rain, gusty winds, and thunderstorms. Make time to take precautions and if anyone needs help preparing for the weather, let me know.
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There will be a Planning and Review Zoom call for the Harbinson 50 Run Tuesday, January 3rd from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. All are welcome to join and learn how you can help and what is planned for the event. We are still looking for a couple more members/teams to man a couple of strategic locations. If you are interested please join the call.