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April 27, 2017

Please remember that Metro Skywarn Nets are "Controlled Nets". You request access to the net with your MSW ID and a one word descriptors. See below.

1. Access the net with your Skywarn ID number, and a brief (one or two word) description of the reportable condition. ex: “ 1119, hail.” or “ 1119 , wind damage or "1119, checkin.” Wait for acknowledgement.

2. When Net operator acknowledges with your ID number, for exam ple; “ 1119” or “ 1119, go ahead”, give a brief and complete report that ends with your call sign. ex: “I’m located at I - 35W and I - 694. Pea - sized hail is covering the ground. Some the size of a dime. N0XXX. ”

3. One of two things will happen next: The Net Control operator may ask you questions to clarify your report. End each reply with your Amateur Radio callsign . OR The Net Control Operator will respond with t ime in 24 - hour format. This means your report has been received and understood, and that the Net is available for reports from other spotters . ex: “1732” This reporting format is intended to reduce the “on air” time for each report. Use of your callsign is required to be legal with the FCC.

More information:

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Reminder on Proper Spotter Reports

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  • Thu 20 Apr 14:58 Spotters No Longer Needed
    https://k0msw.us/0cb8b3f SHORT MESSAGE Practice net closed for the afternoon drill. LONG MESSAGE We are closing the informal practice net for Severe Weather Awareness Week. We’d like to invite you to participate in this evening’s practice net beginning at 18:30 this evening.
  • Thu 20 Apr 14:27 Drill Tornado Warning Freqs: 146.70, 147.21
    https://k0msw.us/f436d2a SHORT MESSAGE The NWS has issued a test tornado warning. Informal net in progress. LONG MESSAGE This is a test tornado warning...part of the Minnesota and Wisconsin statewide tornado drill...and is part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
  • Thu 20 Apr 13:40 Drill Tornado Watch Freqs: 146.70, 147.21 @ 13:30
    https://k0msw.us/272b37b SHORT MESSAGE The NWS has issued a test tornado watch. Informal net in progress. LONG MESSAGE This is a test tornado watch...part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota. This message is for test purposes only. Please practice your tornado action plans as if it

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