Skywarn Recognition Day 3 Dec 2022


The 2022 Skywarn Recognition Day will be held from 00-24Z Saturday, 3 December 2022.  ( In District 3 that will be 1900L Friday 2 December to 1900L Saturday 3 December)

Skywarn operation from Wilmington NWS Office

We will be monitoring 444.575 (tone-141.3) and 147.12 (123) throughout the event.

We will also, of course, be working the HF frequencies but do not have a fixed frequency.  These may be difficult for our section nets to use due to being too close.

We should have VHF, UHF,  SSB, Digital and maybe even some CW  available.

Be sure to tell us you are a NWS/ILN section net operator, as we will not know most of your callsigns.

QSL cards will be available for a SASE to:


1901  South St. Rt. 134

Wilmington, OH. 45177


There is also a Participation Certificate.  See  https://www.weather,gov/chr/skywarnrecognition


See you on-the-air  – 73 – WX8WIL

NOTE: Especially if you will be participating as an HF station, register with the event to obtain a Skywarn Recognition Day (SRD) number.  This will be part of the exchange you will use for HF contacts (Call sign, name, location, signal report, a one or two-word description of the weather occurring at your site (“sunny”, “partly cloudy”, “windy”, etc.), temperature reading if available and SRD Number if the station has one).  Full details at https://www.weather.gov/crh/skywarn_operating_procedures

Public Service Events

Several Public Service Events have been added to the calendar:

SW OH Cross Country Meet 22 October 22

Mideast Challenge Cross Country 19 November 22

Turkey Trot 5 Miler 24 November 22

Resolution Run 31 December 22

Click on the links for more details on each event

See the full list of Public Service Events on the calendar on the Events Page

Public service events are the best training we can get outside of a real emergency:

It’s an opportunity to test your equipment to make sure it works, that you remember how to use it’s features, or even if you can find it all!

You can build a shopping list of equipment you need to replace, or of neat stuff you saw in use by fellow hams

It’s also an opportunity to brush up on your operating skills, or learn some new ones.

You work with the same group of hams you would likely be working with in a real event.  You also get experience in working with public officials and members of the public.

In many ways Public Service Events are better than pre-planned exercises, as things happen that would never be written into an exercise plan as “unrealistic”.

So we encourage anyone with an interest in emergency communications (EMCOMM) to work at least 1 or 2 events a year.

New Net Control for the District 3 ARES Net: Paul, WA1EIB

Phil Wolfe, N8OTQ, Net Manager, has announced that the weekly District 3 ARES Net has a new Net Control Operator joining the rotation:

Paul Simmons WA1EIB, has graciously volunteered to become a Net Control Operator. Paul will be starting on October 12, 2022.

Welcome aboard Paul!

Paul’s name and call should be familiar to ARES net regulars as he is also the EC for Miami County.

The Net Rotation has been updated.

If anyone else is interested in joining our rotation as a Net Control Operator , contact Phil at nm@ohd3ares.org