Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Onondaga County RACES/ARES Training - 11/9/21

 RACES / ARES Training Session

Tuesday November 9, 2021 – 1900 Hours

Moyers Corners Fire Station #2

7697 Morgan Road (at Buckley Road), Liverpool, NY. ( Rear of Building ). 

TOPIC:  RACES/ARES Orientation, equipment review/evaluation, reviewing programmed frequencies, plan future training sessions. 


John Perkins at : jp96166@gmail.com

RACES Radio Officer – Onondaga County

Monday, October 4, 2021

SKYWARN - Winter Training 2021

Winter SKYWARN Spotter Training Classes are coming!

Most upstate NY counties are conducting SkyWarn Training this Fall.

The training will be held at various area locations and on-line. This class is for beginners or anybody that has a general interest in weather (some advanced classes available). These classes train volunteers how to accurately observe and report hazardous weather to the National Weather Service. The classes are free and open to everyone; no age requirements, previous training, or equipment is required.

The SKYWARN program is a nationwide program that provides real-time severe weather reports to the National Weather Service. "Trained weather spotters provide valuable lifesaving information to the National Weather Service and we encourage those who have an interest in weather to participate in this critical program," said David Nicosia, Warning Coordination Meteorologist in Binghamton NY. "Despite all the technological advances, SKYWARN Spotter reports are still crucial to the National Weather Service in providing more accurate severe weather warnings," Nicosia continues.

See the full training schedules at:

Binghamton (Syracuse-CNY):  http://www.weather.gov/bgm/outreachSKYWARNtraining
Buffalo (Rochester-WNY): http://www.weather.gov/buf/Skywarn
Albany(ENY) :https://www.weather.gov/aly/skywarn

Learn more about SKYWARN and Amateur Radio at: http://www.upstateham.com/p/skywarn.html 


Friday, October 1, 2021

Check it out...Amateur Radio License Map

 Quite a few folks talking about this web site. A neat little project of data mining by a fellow Ham. Type in a zip code and zoom in on the map to see licensed Hams in your area. Check it out and see what you think for yourself.


Learn more about how they get this data: https://haminfo.tetranz.com/ham-map-info