National Weather Service Melbourne Tour


This should be very interesting as Scott Spratt, Coordinating Meteorologist, told me the tour will start with a presentation on NWS products and services – including everything from data collection, forecast generation, monitoring of all local hazards, issuance of severe weather warnings, and working with emergency management, media and SKYWARN partners to help keep the public safe. Then, a walk-through of the forecast and operations area is conducted, which will provide a hands-on demonstration of how data is collected and analyzed, forecasts are created, and severe weather warnings are generated. Visitors will also see how SKYWARN storm spotter reports are utilized, together with weather radar data, to create timely and accurate weather warnings.

The tour groups are limited in size so a headcount is required in advance. Please send your RSVP to me by midnight Sunday, May 19th, so I can let Scott know. Please let me know if you need to carpool or if you wish to drive yourself. I will confirm with specific directions etc. that Scott has provided which are not found by GPS.

This should be very interesting and I look forward to seeing you! ūüėĄ


September DEARS net

Wow!! How time flies!!

Once again it is time for the monthly D.E.A.R.S. Net. The September Net will take place tonight, Wednesday, September 28 at 7 pm.

Please join us one and all and check in with Net Control and the wonderful Bruce Keller (K4BAK). I can assure you it is worthwhile just to hear Bruce’s melodious voice each month. You won’t be disappointed!!

That’s Wednesday, September 28 (TONIGHT)!

We will begin at 7 pm EDT on frequency 147.300 PL 103.5.

We invite everyone to join us. Check in with your name and amateur call sign and share any traffic you may have for us.

I hope to hear all our D.E.A.R.S. Club members and any other Hams from anywhere who would like to check in and join us for the Net.

Don’t miss out on this amazing experience!!

Kathy K4WDW

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