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NCA SKYWARN NET CONTROL SUMMER SCRIPT (07/2011)

 

SKYWARN is Activated. ?This is ________ (call sign) Net Control for SKYWARN in contact with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Virginia. All SKYWARN spotters are requested to check their systems and back up systems at this time.?

 

(IF in WATCH mode READ EVERY 30 MINUTES)

?The National Weather Service has indicated that there is a THREAT for SEVERE WEATHER within the listening area of this repeater. (Read the list of watches if possible) SKYWARN is in Standby mode, and amateurs may use the repeater. Please keep transmissions short with breaks to permit severe weather reports to reach SKYWARN.?

 

(IF in WARNING mode READ EVERY 15 MINUTES, BREAKING INTERMITTENTLY FOR WARNINGS AND REPORTS)

?The National Weather Service has indicated that SEVERE WEATHER IS OCCURRING within the listening area of this repeater. (Read the list of warnings if possible) SKYWARN is currently activated as a directed net.?

 

?All amateurs are encouraged to call SKYWARN with reports of severe weather. When calling SKYWARN Net Control please give your Spotter ID if you have one, and indicate the exact location where severe weather is occurring. This includes city AND state, nearest town, road, or intersection. Please do not use landmarks. Major roadways are OK.?

 

?The National Weather Service is looking for reports of the following:

1.   Tornadoes, funnel clouds, or rotating wall clouds

2.   Hail (please give the size as compared to US coins)

3.   Wind gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour measured with an anemometer.

4.   Flooding of streams, creeks, or rivers out of their banks

5.   Roads, or streets made impassable due to water

6.   An inch or more of rain accumulation measured in rain gauge

7.   Any damage by wind or lightning

8.   Downed trees, large branches, or power lines?

 

?Please do not call SKYWARN if there are none of these severe weather events is occurring in your area. Any station experiencing one of these severe weather events call SKYWARN Net Control at this time.?

 

(Read this portion once during the hourly NCS announcement,

or as directed by the Net Manager)

In the event of a repeater outage on this frequency, our primary backup repeaters are either 145.21- pl 141.3 (K4QJZ Linden, VA) or 146.955- (KV3B Rockville, MD). Stations are requested to QSY to the most readable primary net frequency or to the best available subnet frequency.?

 

?This is__________ (call sign), over.?

 

 

NCA SKYWARN NET CONTROL WINTER SCRIPT (07/2011)

 

SKYWARN is Activated. ?This is ______ (call sign) Net Control for SKYWARN in contact with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Virginia. All SKYWARN spotters are requested to check their systems and back up systems at this time.?

 

(In WATCH mode: READ EVERY 30 MINUTES)

?The National Weather Service has indicated that there is a THREAT for SEVERE WINTER WEATHER within the listening area of this repeater. (Read the list of watches if possible) SKYWARN is in Standby mode, and amateurs may use the repeater. Please keep transmissions short with breaks to permit severe weather reports to reach SKYWARN.?

 

(In WARNING mode: READ EVERY 15 MINUTES, BREAKING INTERMITTENTLY FOR WARNINGS AND REPORTS)

?The National Weather Service has indicated that SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS OCCURRING within the listening area of this repeater. (Read the list of warnings if possible) SKYWARN is currently activated as a directed net.?

 

?All amateurs are encouraged to call SKYWARN with reports of severe weather. When calling SKYWARN Net Control please give your Spotter ID, if you have one, and indicate the exact location where severe weather is occurring. This includes city AND state, nearest town, road, or intersection. Please do not use landmarks. Major roadways are ok.?

 

?The National Weather Service is looking for reports of the following:

1.   Snow accumulation in inches

2.   Any ice accumulation on trees, streets, or power lines

3.   Sleet or freezing rain

4.   Wind gusts in excess of 35 miles per hour measured using an anemometer.

5.   Impassable or closed roads?

6.   Downed trees, large branches, or power lines.

7.   Any other storm-related damage.

?Please do not call SKYWARN if none of these severe weather events is occurring in your area. Any station experiencing one of these severe weather events call SKYWARN Net Control at this time.?

 

(Read this portion once during the hourly NCS announcement,

or as directed by the Net Manager)

In the event of a repeater outage on this frequency, our primary backup repeaters are either 145.21- pl 141.3 (K4QJZ Linden, VA) or 146.955- (KV3B Rockville, MD). Stations are requested to QSY to the most readable primary net frequency or to the best available subnet frequency.?

?This is__________ (call sign), over.?

 

 

NCA SKYWARN Report Mode Net Script (07/2011)

REPORT Mode = Read informally every 30 to 60 minutes

NOTE: (REPORT Mode is VERY informal, and is used primarily for LISTENING for reports. Reading the script is only customary at best and is not time-critical)

 

Skywarn is now ACTIVE in REPORT Mode only. ?This is ______ (call sign) in contact with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Virginia. Report Mode is an informal net that is used during severe weather situations that do not warrant a directed Skywarn Severe Weather Net. There is currently no Net Control, but we are monitoring the frequency for severe weather reports.

 

?The National Weather Service has indicated that there is a THREAT for SEVERE WEATHER within the listening area of this repeater. (Read the list of watches if possible) SKYWARN is in Report Mode only, and the repeater is available for use by amateurs. It is very helpful if transmissions are kept short and the repeater squelch tail is allowed to drop all the way out between transmissions?

 

?When calling SKYWARN, please give your Spotter ID if you have one, and indicate the exact location of the event you are reporting. This includes city AND state, nearest town, road, or intersection. Please do not use landmarks. Major roadways are OK.?

 

(Read the appropriate table below. NOT both!)

Summer Criteria: for summer Skywarn nets only

?The National Weather Service is looking for reports of the following:

1.              Tornadoes, funnel clouds, or rotating wall clouds

2.              Hail (please give the size as compared to US coins)

3.              Wind gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour measured with an anemometer

4.              Flooding of streams, creeks, or rivers out of their banks

5.              Roads, or streets made impassable due to water

6.              An inch or more of rain accumulation measured in rain gauge.

7.              Any damage by wind or lightning

8.              Downed trees, large branches, or power lines?

 

Winter Criteria: for winter Skywarn nets only

?The National Weather Service is looking for reports of the following:

1.   Snow accumulation in inches

2.   Any ice accumulation on trees, streets, or power lines

3.   Sleet or freezing rain

4.   Wind gusts in excess of 35 miles per hour measured with an anemometer.

5.   Impassable or closed roads?

6.   Downed trees, large branches, or power lines,

7.   Any other storm-related damage.

 

?Please do not call SKYWARN if none of these severe weather events is occurring in your area. Any station that is experiencing one of these severe weather events please call ___________ (call sign) at this time.?

 

?This is__________ (call sign), over.?

SKYWARN NET CONTROL CLOSING SCRIPT (07/2011)

Close of the Net

?This is__________ (call sign) Net Control for SKYWARN in contact with the Lead Forecaster at the National Weather Service in Sterling, Virginia.?

?On behalf of the National Weather Service and the SKYWARN program, we would like to thank the WA4TSC Bluemont Repeater Group for the use of their system and the amateur community for giving SKYWARN traffic priority and for participating in SKYWARN severe weather nets.?

 

(Read this ONLY if the SKYWARN Activation has ran simultaneously with the NVTN)

?We would also like to thank the Northern VA Traffic Net which normally meets on this repeater each evening at 7:30pm for closely coordinating its activities with the SKYWARN Net.?

?Please pass all further severe weather reports directly to the National Weather Service by telephone. The severe weather hotline telephone number is 1-800-253-7091. This telephone number is only to be used to report severe weather.?

The DTMF code is now entered into the repeater by the Coordinator or Repeater Control Operator to turn off the SKYWARN Net Mode.

?The SKYWARN Amateur Radio Net is now secured at_______________ (time) and the repeater is returned to normal service. This is _________ (call sign), clear the frequency.