Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Spring SkyWarn Training - Online or in-person

Spring SKYWARN Spotter Training Classes are coming!

Most upstate NY counties are conducting SkyWarn Training in April and May.

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. Despite all the technological advances, SKYWARN Spotter reports are still crucial to the National Weather Service in providing more accurate severe weather warnings.

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 

Monday, April 4, 2022

CNY Hams lost a dear friend this weekend! Roger Hamilton WA2AEW - SK

 CNY Hams lost a very dear friend this weekend! Roger Hamilton; WA2AEW, passed away Saturday. Roger was one of the nicest guys in Ham radio! We won't forget his big smile and handshake. All around great guy, always willing to help and gave a lot back to the hobby he thoroughly enjoyed. Roger had ongoing health issues for a year or two, but still remained active with both RAGS and LARC. He will be missed by many! Our heartfelt condolences to all his friends and family.

Obituary from Syarcuse.com:

Roger H. Hamilton April 2, 2022 Roger H. Hamilton, 81, of Syracuse passed away April 2 after a long illness. He was born in Syracuse and was a 1959 graduate of Hulburt W. Smith Tech Institute. He was a member of the National Guard for 6 years. He worked as a machinist for GA Braun and Nixon Gear. Roger was a Ham Radio Operator for many years and his call sign was Wa2aew. He was very active in RAGS and LARC. In his younger years, he played guitar in the band The Continentials. He was your "go to guy" if you needed to know something or needed something fixed. Roger is survived by his wife, Diane; daughter, Karen (Ozzie) Calabrese; son, Mark (Sue) Hamilton; grandchildren, Ashley (Larry), Aimee (John), Brandon, Cheyene, Logan; great grandchildren, Riley and Jack. Services will be private. No calling hours. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Feel free to leave a comment or story about Roger in the comments section below: