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2017 Metro Skywarn Spotter Class
Posted by n0bak on: Monday 13 March @ 15:16:07
 
Skywarn Attend a Skywarn class sponsored by TCRC
Saturday April 29, 2017 9 AM -1 PM
Open Circle Church
2400 Highland Dr, Burnsville, MN
Walk ins welcome, but to pre-register go to

https://click.metroskywarn.org/2017Apr29Burnsville

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Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 17 – 21, 2017
Posted by n0bak on: Wednesday 06 April @ 13:21:16
 
Skywarn Statewide Tornado Drills are Thursday, April 20. The 147.210 repeater will be activated for Skywarn testing on Thursday 18:40 until 19:10. Here's the planned schedule.

13:30 – Warning for the St Paul side of the cities.

18:00 – Begin scenario for Minneapolis
By 18:45 – Informal net up and running
~ 18:50 – Issue warning
~ 18:55 – Sirens
~ 19:05 – Wrap-up

More information at: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/hsem/weather-awareness-preparedness/Pages/default.aspx


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TCRC Sponsoring Skywarn Class
Posted by n0bak on: Thursday 10 March @ 18:51:54
 
Skywarn Attend a Skywarn class sponsored by TCRC
Saturday April 2, 2016 9 AM -1 PM
Open Circle Church
2400 Highland Dr, Burnsville, MN
Walk ins welcome.

Class Schedule http://metroskywarn.org/schedule

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Skywarn Class
Posted by Calendar on: Thursday 12 March @ 20:05:29
 
Skywarn Attend a Skywarn class sponsored by TCRC
Saturday April 18, 2015 9 AM -1 PM
Open Circle Church
2400 Highland Dr, Burnsville, MN
Walk ins welcome, but to pre-register go to
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/twin-cities-repeater-club-burnsville-class-tickets-15906173794



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Skywarn Workshop Conference
Posted by Calendar on: Tuesday 18 March @ 17:15:22
 
Skywarn Day Long Severe Weather Conference complete with Vendor displays.
http://www.mnskywarnworkshop.org/agenda.html

NOTE: Registration closes Sunday, March 30, 2014.

Click here for more information

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First Skywarn Class
Posted by w0kf on: Wednesday 27 February @ 09:37:29
 
Skywarn Remember, you must re-certify your Skywarn Spotter status every two years. If you didn't take the class last year then it must be taken this year.

The TCRC will again sponsor a Skywarn Spotter class on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Open Circle Church, 2400 Highland Drive, Burnsville, MN from 9AM - 1PM. The class is free, please bring a pencil. Questions? Call Jeff, WØKF, at 952-927-0201.

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Last Skywarn Training Class
Posted by w0kf on: Sunday 26 June @ 23:23:16
 
Skywarn Due to the recent weather events in the Twin Cities, there has been a great interest in Skywarn training. Therefore, Metro Skywarn will have a last Skywarn class of the year on:
July 23 12-4pm
Blaine City Hall
10801 Town Square Drive NE
Blaine

Please sign up for this class by contacting Dave Runkle, kc0kep@arrl.net or at 763-784-4384.

Please note, this is a one time only class.

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Practice Skywarn Net
Posted by w0kf on: Tuesday 12 April @ 22:19:13
 
Skywarn On Thursday, April 14, at 1:45PM and again at 6:55PM there will be a practice activation of the Skywarn net. All skywarn spotters are invited to participate.

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TCRC Skywarn Classes Complete
Posted by w0kf on: Friday 14 January @ 12:54:45
 
Skywarn The TCRC has completed two Skywarn training classes. The first one was on March 5 and had 32 students. The second class was on May 21 and trained 60 persons.

We extend our thanks to Open Circle Church for providing a location to hold these classes. Hopefully we will be able to do the same again next year.

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Skywarn Class Upcomming
Posted by w0kf on: Friday 29 January @ 23:26:38
 
Skywarn Remember you must retrain every other year to maintain your Skywarn certification. Again this year the TCRC will sponsor two Skywarn training classes. One will be March 3, 2012 and the other May 19, 2012. Both classes are free and open to all. They will run from 9AM until 1PM. Bring a pencil.

Classes are held at the Open Circle Church, 2400 Highland Drive, Burnsville. Look on the calendar for links to directions.

If these classes won't work for you, the complete list of MetroSkywarn spotter training classes for 2012 is located on the Metroskywarn web page.

Questions?
Call Jeff, WØKF, 952-927-0201.

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Skywarn Practice Net
Posted by w0kf on: Tuesday 08 April @ 09:58:22
 
Skywarn In conjunction with severe weather awareness week, there will be two Skywarn practice nets on April 24, 2008. Sirens will sound at 1:45PM and again at 6:55PM. The practice nets will begin a few minutes prior to these times.

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First Skywarn Class of 2008
Posted by w0kf on: Sunday 17 February @ 11:25:41
 
Skywarn Note location change.
Spotters must re-train every two years in order to maintain your Skywarn certification. The TCRC will again sponsor two classes to accomplish this goal. The first class is the first Saturday in March and the last class is the second Saturday in June.

We have a new location this year which is the Open Circle Church, 2400 Highland Drive, Burnsville, Minnesota. For detailed directions, click on location below.

The class is free, anyone can attend, questions? Call Jeff, WKF, 952-927-0201.

location.

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Last Skywarn Class
Posted by w0kf on: Tuesday 08 May @ 11:43:00
 
Skywarn Due to a number of room scheduling problems the last Skywarn Class of the season will be given at Burnsville City Hall, in the Council Chambers, from 9AM to 1PM on June 30, 2007. This class replaces the one previously scheduled for June 9, 2007. Thank you for your understanding.

Remember: You must take a Skywarn class every two years to keep your Skywarn certification current. The TCRC will offer the last Skywarn class of the season on Saturday June 30, 2007, 9AM to 1PM, at Burnsville City Hall.

The class is 4 hours long (yes there are breaks) and concludes with a simple written test. No, you need not be a TCRC member to take the class. Yes it is FREE.

The complete Metro Skywarn training schedule for 2007 is available on the Skywarn web page.

For further information contact Jeff, WKF at: 952-927-0201.

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Skywarn Practice Net
Posted by w0kf on: Monday 02 April @ 23:03:04
 
Skywarn In conjunction with Tornado Awareness Day, there will be a practice Skywarn Net on Thursday April 12, 2007. The net will begin at about 6:30PM and continue until about 7:15PM. Sirens will sound at 6:55PM.

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Thunderstorm Season Approaches!
Posted by w0kf on: Tuesday 06 February @ 14:24:40
 
Skywarn As the Spring thunderstorm season approaches it is time to review your Metro Skywarn Certification status. Remember you need to take a class every two years. The TCRC will again offer two classes, on March 3, 2007 and on June 9, 2007. Details about those classes may be found under the respective dates on the Calendar.

The Metro Skywarn Newsletter is in the mail and should be arriving in your mailbox this week. If you do not get one it may be downloaded at the new MetroSkywarn web page.

Noteworthy links:

New Metro Skywarn web page:
www.metroskywarn.org

Metroskywarn class schedule for 2007
www.metroskywarn.org/sked.html

Metroskywarn Spring 2007 Newsletter
www.metroskywarn.org/newsletters/sp_2007.pdf

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Skywarn Recognition Day - 2006
Posted by w0kf on: Tuesday 14 November @ 22:04:42
 
Skywarn SKYWARN Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN radio operators make to the National Weather Service. During the day SKYWARN operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world. For details about the activities including operating procedures, frequencies, NWS Offices and other details see: hamradio.noaa.gov


Activities begin at 6:00PM Friday December 1, and continue for 24 hours until 6:00PM Saturday December 2.


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NWS Open House
Posted by w0kf on: Monday 11 September @ 16:17:18
 
Skywarn The National Weather Service, Chanhassen, is holding an open house for the public from 10AM - 2PM on September 16, 2006. More information, including excellent maps, may be found at the NWS web page.

    We are expecting 1000+ people to show up at our office for our open house between 10AM and 2 PM, and will have the following exhibits/attractions:
  • Hourly Upper Air Balloon Launches (kids will be launching their own party-size balloons while we launch our balloon, (similar to what was done at the family open house)
  • Exhibit Tent (helping to program weather radios, helping people use our website on computers; staffing exhibits on upper air, WSR-88D, Tornado Simulator, weather measuring equipment)
  • 20 minute presentations in an outside tent (possible presentations: scout weather badge requirements, kids weather jeopardy, how to read a weather map, etc.)
  • "tour stops" in our operations area (5 minute talk to passing tour groups about one of the following 3 topics: severe weather operations, forecast operations, data collection/hydro)
  • welcome tent
  • a Co-op award ceremony in the presentation tent outside.
  • We will also have exhibits on-site from some of our partners including the Red Cross, MN - DNR Waters, HAM Radio(TCRC)/Skywarn, and the AMS



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Last Skywarn Class
Posted by w0kf on: Wednesday 10 May @ 12:39:37
 
Skywarn Skywarn Spotters must recertify every two years. So, If you didn't take a spotter training class last year you must take one this year. This is your last chance to take a Skywarn class this year.

The TCRC is sponsoring a Skywarn Spotter Training Class on Saturday June 10, 2006 at Burnsville City Hall, in the Council Chambers, from 9:00AM until 1:00PM. Yes there are breaks and you do not have to be a TCRC member to take the class. The class is FREE! Bring a pencil and we will see you there on Saturday June 10, 2006.

The complete Skywarn Training Schedule may be viewed at www.skywarn.ampr.org/sked.htm. If you aren't on the mailing list you may download a copy of the Spring 2006 Skywarn Newsletter at: www.skywarn.ampr.org/images/06sprgswnl.pdf.

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Skywarn Spotter Training Class
Posted by w0kf on: Sunday 12 February @ 21:22:23
 
Skywarn Skywarn Spotters must recertify every two years. So, If you didn't take a spotter training class last year you must take one this year. Why not take the first one of the season and have it finished?

The TCRC is again sponsoring a Skywarn Spotter Training Class on Saturday March 4, 2006 at Burnsville City Hall, in the Council Chambers, from 9:00AM until 1:00PM. Yes there are breaks and you do not have to be a TCRC member to take the class. The class is FREE! Bring a pencil and we will see you there on Saturday March 4, 2006.

The complete Skywarn Training Schedule may be viewed at www.skywarn.ampr.org/sked.htm. If you aren't on the mailing list you may download a copy of the Spring 2006 Skywarn Newsletter at: www.skywarn.ampr.org/images/06sprgswnl.pdf.

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Ham license in a weekend!
Posted by w0kf on: Tuesday 27 December @ 16:35:50
 
Skywarn If you are not an Amateur Radio Operator (Ham) and are interested in Skywarn operation, this is the opportunity to get your ham license to fully participate in reporting severe weather conditions. You can become an Amateur Radio operator--no matter what age, gender or physical ability.

The Amateur Radio Association of Bloomington and The Bloomington Communications Group are sponsoring a weekend technician class on February 17 - 19, 2006. This will be a Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday class. Volunteer Examiners will hold a Federal Communications Commission license exam immediately following the class Sunday afternoon.

Now You're Talking will be the course book and can be purchased through the ARRL or Radio City (in Mounds View). The class will be at the Bloomington Civic Plaza, located just west of I-35W on 98th St. The charge for the class will be $40, which includes the VE exam fee and a one-year membership in the Amateur Radio Association of Bloomington.

Tentative schedule:
Friday February 17
5:00 - 6:30 pm - Overview and Introduction
6:30 - 7:30 pm - Chapter 1, Federal Communications Commission Rules
7:30 - 8:00 pm - Chapter 2, Methods of Communication
8:00 - 9:00 pm - Chapter 3, Radio Phenomena

Saturday February 18:
Coffee & Donuts
8:00 - 8:30 am - Chapter 4, Station Licensee Duties
8:30 - 9:00 am - Chapter 5, Control Operator Duties
9:00 - 10:30 am - Chapter 6, Good Operating Practices
10:30 - 10:40 am - Break
10:40 - 12:30 pm - Chapter 7, Basic Communications Electronics
12:30 - 1:00 pm - Lunch catered in
1:00 - 5 pm - Chapter 8 , Good Engineering Practices

Sunday February 19:
8:30 - 10:30 am - Chapter 9, Special Operations
10:30 - 10:40 am - Break
10:40 - 11:30 am - Chapter 10, Electrical, Antenna Structure and RF Safety Practices
11:30 - 12:30 pm - Review
12:30 - 1:00 pm - Lunch catered in
1:00 - 2:00 pm - Review
2:00 - 4:00 pm - FCC License Examination.

NOTE: You must bring a photo ID (driver's license or legal alternative) for the examination.

If you plan to attend the course, please notify us soon to reserve your seat. To register, please contact Bob Schwartz (KTT) by February 8th at 952-944-5731 or via e-mail at KTT@arrl.net.



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Skywarn Recognition Day 2005
Posted by w0kf on: Monday 14 November @ 16:12:59
 
Skywarn SKYWARN Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN radio operators make to the National Weather Service. During the day SKYWARN operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.

For details about the activities including operating procedures, frequencies, NWS Offices and other details see: hamradio.noaa.gov. Additional information may be found in the current (December, 2005) issue of QST, page 72.

Activities begin at 6:00PM Friday December 2, and continue for 24 hours until 6:00PM Saturday December 3.

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Last Skywarn Class of 2005
Posted by w0kf on: Monday 30 May @ 23:58:06
 
Skywarn The last Skywarn Class of 2005 will occur at Burnsville City Hall on Saturday June 4, 2005.

Remember: You must retrain every two years to keep your Skywarn certification current. The four hour class consists of a review of reportable weather conditions, reporting procedures, safety concerns and other Skywarn items. Class starts promptly at 9:00AM and will be finished by 1:00PM (yes there are several breaks!)

The class is FREE and you need not be a member of the TCRC to attend.

For more information contact Jeff, WKF
Phone: 952-927-0201
email: w0kf@tcrc.org

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Skywarn Practice Net
Posted by Calendar on: Thursday 14 April @ 00:06:29
 
Skywarn Thursday April 21, 2005 is Tornado Awareness Day.
In conjunction with the NWS, Metro Skywarn will
conduct a Skywarn practice net starting at 6:30PM.

As part of the activities, severe weather warning
sirens will sound at 1:45PM and at 6:55PM
on April 21.

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Skywarn Season Is Comming!!
Posted by w0kf on: Tuesday 01 February @ 01:20:13
 
Skywarn The complete training schedule for 2005 is now available on the Metro Skywarn page. Remember: You must retrain every two years to keep your skywarn spotter certificate current.

Please note that the TCRC will sponsor two classes this year (Saturday,March 5 and Saturday,June 4). Both will be held at Burnsville City Hall, however the March class will be held in the afternoon from 1:00PM to 5:00PM while the June class will be from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. See the TCRC calendar for more details.

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Skywarn Recognition Day
Posted by Calendar on: Wednesday 24 November @ 21:52:22
 
Skywarn The National Weather Service, together with
the ARRL, will hold Skywarn Recognition Day
from 00:00 - 24:00 on December 4, 2004
(6PM 12/3 - 6PM 12/4).

For more details see the NWS special event web page, or page 72 of the December QST.

SKYWARN Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN radio operators make to the National Weather Service. During the day SKYWARN operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.

The National Weather Service wants to thank all SKYWARN Volunteers for participating in 2004 Severe Weather Operations.


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Weatherservice Skywarn Upgrade
Posted by w0kf on: Tuesday 10 August @ 13:57:16
 
Skywarn On Saturday, August 28, 2004 a work party is scheduled to help in installing new antennas, feedline, computers, and radios at the NWS in Chanassen. Lots of help will be needed. If you can help all or part of the day, contact Don Burgess, KCQNA. Home phone: 952-467-3094, Office phone: 952-841-5740 x 379386. Don can usually be found on the 147.000 or the 147.165 repeaters. Don's email is: thelostiowan@earthlink.com

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Skywarn Pratice Net
Posted by Calendar on: Thursday 22 April @ 00:14:42
 
Skywarn In conjunction with Tornado Awareness Day,
there will be a Skywarn pratice net today.
Most likely it will be between 6:30PM
and 7:00PM. Watch for the new announcement
on tcrc.org when the net is active (also
on skywarn.ampr.net).

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Skywarn Class - 2004
Posted by w0kf on: Tuesday 24 February @ 12:23:00
 
Skywarn The TCRC sponsors a yearly Skywarn class for
hams who want to become spotters
or for those who need to renew
spotter certification. Remember, you need
to be recertified every two years.

It's FREE!!!

No, you don't need to be a TCRC member
to come to this class. For questions
call Jeff, WKF, at 952-927-0201.
email: WKF@TCRC.org

If this class won't work out for you,
the complete Skywarn Class Schedule
is on the Skywarn Web page.

Saturday, March 6, 2004, 9AM-1PM, Burnsville City Hall. MAP

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Skywarn Recognition Day
Posted by w0kf on: Thursday 04 December @ 07:50:27
 
Skywarn Skywarn recognition day will be this Friday (starts at 6:00PM) and Saturday (continues until 6:00PM.) Please check the calendar for links and details. Tim, N0BYH, gives the following information for the local event:

Just a reminder. It is the end of the season and once again there will be a special event party at the NWS in Chanhassen. It will start at 6:00 PM Fri. Dec. 5th and end on Sat. at 6:00 PM Dec. 6th. It will be hosted by MNYARC/K0BSA Venture Crew. They will have several HF stations setup for your pleasure (control operators will be present if your license does not allow for these bands). There will also be several VHF/UHF stations too. We try to contact as many other event stations (mostly other NWS around the country) as we can. Stop out anytime during these hours to see the internal workings of the NWS and have some operating fun. The MNYARC communications van will be on display (and providing ant. support for the event). Gordy (N0ZRD) will have his world renowned snacks available (free will donation). You may come out anytime during this 24 HR period. We especially encourage you to bring young people along. The Scouts take great pleasure in showing them the fun in HAM radio too.

If you come in the evening, there is a door bell system at the front door just inside the outside main door. Otherwise come around to the back door (see our van and ant system first) and it should be open at all times.



Directions: Take Hwy 5 SW from the Twin Cities past 494 (stay in right lane to avoid 312 split) and past 101 and past Power, to Audubon (next light after Power) and go South (Left turn) to West Lake and West (right turn) to NWS (on your left)

Hope to see you there, and thanks for all your support of Skywarn this past season.

73's

Tim Arimond N0BYH

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Trial Skywarn Net
Posted by Calendar on: Tuesday 01 April @ 00:39:45
 
Skywarn Today (April 10, 2003) is tornado awareness day.
In conjunction with the National Weather Service
there will be a pratice Skywarn net today at 6:45PM.

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March 15, 2003 Skywarn Class
Posted by w0kf on: Friday 07 February @ 15:17:12
 
Skywarn It is official! The TCRC sponsored Skywarn training class is set for the Burnsville City Hall Council Chambers, at 9AM on Saturday March 15,2003. The Skywarn Page is now correct, as is the TCRC Calendar .

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Skywarn Class Schedule Changed
Posted by Anonymous on: Tuesday 28 January @ 18:47:32
 
Skywarn Our normal Skywarn training date is not available. We were unable to reserve the room at the Burnsville City Hall on or normal "First Skywarn Class" Saturday. We might have it on the 15th of March. Check back here, or on the Calendar for more info, as we will post info as soon as we know for sure. Also, be sure to listen to the TCRC Information Exchange for up to date info on the Skywarn Traning Session.

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