Macoupin County ARES Net
Macoupin County ARC Net
Okaw Valley Net
W9VEY Memorial Net
Hamfest August 6th 2016
- Gates open 7am-1pm
- Extra raffle tickets $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00
- Breakfast and Lunch will be available in the Cafeteria.
- Main prize of a Kenwood TM-V71 and HOURLY prize drawings
- ARRL Testing
- Free Test Bench
- ARRL Sanctioned
- Forums will include...
PRIME ARC: " Wining at the
IL QSO Party"
ARRL: Tom, KA9QPN
Sattelite Qs: WD9HBF
- TALK-IN 444.250 103.5+
Hamfest Sponsered by Macoupin County
ARC -K9MCE and Montgomery County ARC -W9BXR
For more information
contact: Jim Pitchford, N9LQF.
County SkyWarn is Active
No one likes
severe weather; unless, of course you’re a storm
spotter! In all seriousness, severe weather gets the
adrenalin pumping, but nobody wants the damage that can
accompany severe weather. With that said, Macoupin and
Montgomery counties are no strangers to severe weather
Wednesday, April 27 and Saturday April 30 saw the
activation on the newly formed Macoupin-Montgomery
County SkyWarn Net.
On Wednesday, April 27 a funnel cloud was spotted
just east of Raymond, IL and Paul, KC9YCP was able to
give live, ground truth reports back to the National
Weather Service Office in St. Louis regarding the status
of the wall cloud associated with the storm. Fortunately
no damage reports were received by the net. The number
of check-ins and the accuracy of the weather reports was
outstanding! Saturday, April 30 turned out to be mostly
a non-event for Macoupin and Montgomery counties but
Madison County did get significant hail.
Anyone with an interest in weather, community service
and keeping an eye to the sky is not only welcome to
participate, but you’re encouraged to get involved with
the SkyWarn net.