Saturday, May 31, 2008

ARES and Skywarn Participation

Last night a couple of major storm cells moved through Central Illinois and in particular Springfield where we live. Our local ARES group, the Capitol Area Amateur Radio Emergency Response Team (CAARERT), activated a weather net.

I imagine we are like a lot of groups. People show up for training, etc. but frequently the regular monthly nets are poorly attended. People have lots to do and giving up free time for routine stuff is difficult. However, when the real deal happens folks turn out. Last night without any fuss there were nearly 30 people on frequency ready to go out to spotter locations, work with the National Weather Service, etc.

Congrats to all!


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