Tornado Exercise on Wednesday the 24th

Good Afternoon

This Wednesday, February 24 the national weather service will be conducting a tornado exercise starting at 10 AM. Skywarn Will be starting a net around 10 AM for about an hour to two hours. After the Skywarn net closes ARES will start a net and will be taking in check-in’s and also volunteers willing to deploy to designated areas so that we may check reception of the repeater. The locations have not been set and will be provided during the net.

If you would like to volunteer for deployment we ask that you bring a HT bubble of 5 W and has A rubber duck or equivalent antenna attached and a mobile radio capable of 25 W or more. There will be no need for you to leave your vehicle. Find a public parking spot close to your assigned location and contact net control with the following information from your mobile radio and external antenna.

The signal strength you are receiving (S1 – S9) from the repeater and reception quality (1 –  unreadable – 5 Full quieting).

After reporting this information step outside of your vehicle and tried contacting net control with your HT at 5 W and give control the signal strength and reception quality.

You can go to as many or as little destinations as you are willing. The net will last until 2 or 3 PM.

If you have any questions you can contact me on the Yahoo group or directly at the information below.

 

Karl Martin

Volusia County EC

kg4hbn@gmail.com