Skywarn Youth

Skywarn Youth

 Skywarn Youth Net: Sunday Evenings at 7:30 Central
(preempted during severe weather)

The Skywarn Youth Net is sponsored by Southwest Missouri Regional Skywarn – the official Skywarn repeater system endorsed by the National Weather Service in Springfield, Missouri.  The purpose of this net is to provide a forum to encourage young amateur radio operators and their families to key up and get out on the air and to create an educational awareness among these operators about Skywarn and basic weather facts.

The Skywarn Youth Net meets on most of the Southwest Missouri Regional Skywarn repeaters and on EchoLink Node: 291849 or N∅NWS-R every Sunday evening at 7:30 Central.  During severe weather outbreaks, this net will be pre-empted to allow for official Skywarn traffic on this repeater system.

Frequencies and EchoLink:
Fordland/Springfield: 145.490 (-) PL 136.5
Joplin: 145.350 (-) PL 91.5
Walnut Grove: 147.330 (+) PL 162.2
Buffalo: 147.180 (+) PL 136.5
Branson: 147.105 (+) PL 162.2
EchoLink Node: 291849 or N∅NWS-R

During this net, we will first take check-in’s from young hams (approximately ages 25 and younger) and from any licensed hams within their immediate household.  We will then open the net to hams who have youths within their households who are not yet licensed but who are interested in getting their licenses.  Those hams can then properly (in accordance with FCC Rules Sec. 97.115) allow these future hams to check in as a third party if they wish.  Finally, we will open the net up to any and all licensed hams to check in.

We invite all young hams, their families and the amateur radio community in general to check into this net.  Young hams are the future of this hobby, and we encourage them to get involved, to get out on the air and talk, and to invite their friends to become hams as well.  We also hope that all participants will learn more about Skywarn activities and about weather.

Skywarn Youth Net Control Schedule for April 2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017: Caleb KE0FOE
Sunday, April 9, 2017: Brad KE0FGZ
Sunday, April 16, 2017: Preston KE0JGH
Sunday, April 23, 2017: Caleb KE0FOE
Sunday, April 30, 2017: Preston KE0JGH


Skywarn Youth: Did You KnowThe “Skywarn Youth: Did You Know” segment is produced by participating young amateur radio operators in an effort to expand our knowledge about basic weather facts.  A new topic is usually presented every two weeks on the Skywarn Youth Sunday evening nets.  These topics will then be archived here for future reference.

Sunday, March 19, 2017: Origins of the Tornado Watch

Sunday, February 26, 2017: Virga

Sunday, February 12, 2017: Bombogenesis

Sunday, February 5, 2017: Light Pillars

Sunday, January 22, 2017: Fata Morganas

Sunday, January 8, 2017: Frost Quakes