Keeping yourself safe  is the first rule for any spotter  duting severe weather.  These guides  are meant to be reviewed and kept handy during weather events so that when you find yourself in a dangerous spot, you will know what to do.

Online information  to review at home during severe weather season.  Use the guides under WX Safety for handy quick reference

This tutorial link to the National Weather Service (NWS) is to help you understand radar  and how to interpret the different maps you might see during severe weather.

Radio Frequencies used in the Twin Cities;
How to Report; What to report

Additional information on Amateur radio Communications and NCS Spotting Resources

For Inquiries regarding Metroskywarn organization contact

For Inquiries regarding Training contact

  • Metro Skywarn Amateur Radio Repeater Information

    Frequency|offset | PL Tone | Call Sign | Location | Repeater Sponsor

    Primary Repeaters

    146.700- PL 127.3 WC0HC Downtown Minneapolis Hennepin County Emergency Management

    147.210+ PL 100.0 W0BU Burnsville Twin Cities Repeater Club

    Back-Up Repeaters

    Back-up repeaters will be used if one or more of the primary repeaters is down. An announcement will be made by the net control operator to move to one or more of the back-up repeaters.

    145.170-  PL100.0 K0GOI St. Paul MAGIC (Minnesota Amateur Group of Independent Communicators)

    147.120+  (No PL)  W0MR Maplewood (3M) Mining ARC

    146.670-  PL114.8 W0YFZ Fridley/Blaine Anoka County Radio Club

    146.760- PL114.8 W0EF St. Louis Park Twin City FM Club
    146.760 -PL100.0 W0EF St. Paul Receive Site

    Primary Partner Repeaters Repeater Sponsor Reports Taken By

    Repeaters that other amateur radio organizations operate on that accept reports from Metro Skywarn spotters.

    145.210-  PL 114.8 N0GEF Crown Isanti County Skywarn Isanti County Skywarn

    147.000+   PL 114.8  K0LTC Maple Plain Maple Grove Radio Club Wright County Skywarn

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Reporting Guide Rev W
This guide provides information on how to report and reportable conditions.

Metro Skywarn Training Presentation-2024
Download this before the class if you’d like to take notes on it. Download after class for a review.

Metro Skywarn Class Notes 2024
Download these notes to assist you in learning to spot and report

Metro Skywarn Report Scripts  
Use these scripts if you have difficulty in finding the words to describe your reportable condition or what to look for to determine if the feature you are looking at is reportable.

Submit a report via the web
If you don’t have a ham license, and are a trained spotter, you may use these to submit a report.

Metro Skywarn Spotter Field Toolkit
Shows a list of procedures you should follow to be an effective spotter. Also included are some items you may want to purchase. These are not required to be a spotter.

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