SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) celebrates the long relationship between the amateur radio community and the National Weather Service SKYWARN program. A Special Event to commemorate SRD will take place on December 5th from 00:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC .
The purpose of the SRD Special Event is to recognize amateur radio operators for the vital public service they perform during times of severe weather and to strengthen the bond between amateur radio operators and their local National Weather Service office. This event is co-sponsored by the ARRL and the National Weather Service
Special Event Information
Objective: To exchange QSO information with as many National Weather Service Stations as possible on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meter bands plus the 70 centimeter band. Contacts via repeaters are permitted.
Dates/Times: December 5th from 00:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC (7:00 PM EST December 4 to 6:59 PM EST December 5)
Exchange: Call sign, signal report, QTH, and a one or two word description of the weather occurring at your site (“sunny”, “partly cloudy”, “windy”, etc.).
Modes: NWS stations will work various modes including SSB, FM, AM, RTTY, CW, and PSK31. While working digital modes, special event stations will append “NWS” to their call sign (e.g., N0A/NWS). NWS offices may also participate via Social Media platforms throughout the 24 hour period.
Registration: CLICK HERE to register for this event and receive your SRD Number
More Information can be found at the ARRL SRD Special Event page.