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2024 Skywarn Spotter Training

The Wilmington Office of the National Weather Service has started publishing class dates for this year’s Skywarn Weather Spotter Training.

The training is listed here

There will be both Virtual and In-Person classes available

Please check the Wilmington Training page often and before traveling for any changes or updates.

Selected District 3 training sessions as of 7 February 2024 (see the linked page for details):

Virtual Training:  Thursday 29 February and Tuesday, 14 May

In Person Training:

Advanced Spotter course, Columbus, Saturday, 20 April

Miami/Shelby Counties Wednesday, 6 March

Clark/Champaign Counties Thursday, 7 march

Montgomery County: Saturday 9 March

Preble/Darke: Monday,  11 March

Greene County: Wednesday 27 March


Preble County Repeater Back On The Air

The Preble county VHF repeater (145.470Mhz (-) 100pl) is back on air with a new Fusion repeater.  We are capable of analog and digital.

The backup repeater is on UHF (442.900Mhz (+) 100hz pl) and is a Fusion repeater also.

All ARES and Skywarn operations are to switch back to VHF.

We would appreciate some signal checks around the district.
Gary Hollenbaugh