Repeaters: 146.700- Mhz | 146.970- Mhz | 443.700+ Mhz | 445.075- Mhz | PL: 100 hz

SKYWARN Session for winter 2011

The National Weather Service winter SKYWARN session has been scheduled for November 16th from 7pm to 9pm at the EOC room, located at the back of the Fulton Co Sheriff Dept.

To participate you will need to register. Registration is free and open to the public of Fulton and Montgomery Counties interested on weather observation (no ham license required). The online form is located here:

Nationwide Test of the Emergency Broadcast System set for Nov 9

On November 9th national communications will be disrupted for around 3 minutes during the first nationwide test of the emergency broadcast system. From the article: ‘On November 9, at 2 PM EST, FEMA will transmit the EAS code for national level emergencies to Primary Entry Point (PEP) stations in the national level of the EAS. The PEP stations will then rebroadcast the alert to the general public in their broadcast vicinity, as well as to the next level of EAS Participants monitoring them. This should continue through all levels of the system, until the national alert has been distributed throughout the entire country.’

Receiving weather satellite image using SDR’s

I came across William Dillon blog. William has a post describing one of his projects using a SDR receiver to capture audio which he then converts to weather images.

This is an interesting project. He uses the “SoftRock RX Ensemble II Receiver Kit” to receive the NOAA satellite weather pictures.

For more on the project please visit the following link: