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Serving the National Weather Service and the public of Nassau County, Long Island, New York
Our Call Sign is WX2LI
Bruce Gronich, K2BRG
Mathew Berman, KC2YDT
Deputy Coordinator
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Skywarn Net Information

The Nassau County Skywarn Net is activated when severe weather is in or nearing our area. Scheduled nets are held Tuesdays following the 7:30PM VHF Traffic Net on the 146.805 repeater.
Primary 146.805 (-)
Secondary 147.135 (+)

The PL for both is 136.5
APRS 144.390

Net Scripts
Script Type File Format
Warm Weather pdf word
Cold Weather pdf word
Weekly Training pdf word

NOAA Radio 162.550mhz
Listen to the Hourly Roundup!
Listen to NOAA All Hazards

For more information regarding Amateur Radio Emergency Communications...

Dave Akins, AK1NS
ARES DEC, Nassau County

Jim Mezey, W2KFV
ARRL Section Manager

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Safety Statement
Your most important responsibility as a Skywarn Spotter is safety- your safety and the safety of others. Participation in the Skywarn Program does not grant you any special authority or privilege. In other words, you may not violate any traffic law or operate your vehicle in an unsafe manner. You have no authority to place your vehicle in a location that impedes the flow of traffic. The use of any emergency lighting with the exception of factory installed four-way blinkers is not acceptable.

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Please take some time to review this NOAA/ARC guide, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Lightning: A Preparedness Guide. A great collection of facts about convective weather and safety information all rolled into one convenient manual.

... a message from our coordinator, Bruce, K2BRG...

On May 5, 2009, The NOAA Hurricane Awareness Tour came to Republic Aiport in Farmingdale. Nassau County Skywarn was invited to demonstrate Amateur Radio and discuss the Skywarn program with both the general public and over 500 school kids from schools all over the NYC/LI area. A great time was had by all.

The Skywarn booth was staffed by Deputy Coordinator, Larry, N2VGA and myself. NCARES also participated and supported our activities. Harris, NY3H and Jim, W2KFV spent a good deal of time operating mobile. The kids got a real kick speaking with them while tracking their vehicles on APRS.

This was a fantastic event that allowed us to present Amateur Radio to kids ranging from the fourth grade through high school- and their science teachers. We handed out hundreds of league brochures as well as Skywarn and NCARES materials.

Our thanks and appreciation go out Brian Ciemnecki, KC2UHT (our Skywarn Coordinator), Gary Conte, KC2UHS, and Ross Dickman, all from the NWS office in Upton. We also thank the NOAA/NHC meteorologists and flight crew of the Miss Piggy P-3 Hurricane Hunter aircraft for their hospitality and informative discussions.

Of course, thank you to all the Skywarn and NCARES members that stopped by the booth to lend their support.

We are now well into May and we can continue to see an increase in thunderstorm activity as we head for summer. Please be sure to keep an eye on the weather and ear on 146.805. Make weather awareness part of your daily routine!

Whether you have formal Skywarn training or not, your participation is welcome. If you are a spotter and not an Amateur Radio operator, you can participate directly with the NWS. Of course, if you are interested in obtaining your Amateur Radio license, we can help get you trained and licensed!

If you have any questions, suggestions and ideas- please feel free to contact myself or our Deputy Coordinator, Larry, N2VGA.

73 and safe spotting,

Bruce, K2BRG
Nassau County SKYWARN Coordinator

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