Skywarn

District 4 consists of Ashland Holmes, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties. Each county will send a 6-meter liaison to the 2-meter district net. The 2-meter district net will determine which 6-meter liaison will represent District 4 on the backbone. Each county will relay their weather traffic to the 2-meter district net, which in turn will be relayed to the backbone frequency.

The 2-meter district net frequency will be used to transfer any and all information between the NWS and the counties within District 4. The 6-meter liaisons from the each county and the 6-meter liaison into the backbone share two important responsibilities.

The primary responsibility is to keep the district/county informed of all weather warnings and watches issued by the NWS. It is important to relay all information that will affect any county with in the district, as well as information that may affect any adjoining county.

The secondary responsibility is to move pertinent weather traffic through the district 2-meter net and relay it to the NWS.

Whoever accepts the responsibility of the county 6-meter liaison will need to have the ability to monitor both their county net as well as the district net simultaneously. This could be done with two 2-meter radios or a 2-meter radio and a scanner remembering to change frequencies for transmitting and receiving.

The District 4, 2-meter net will determine which county liaison will relay information between the NWS and the district. The county responsible will vary depending on the severity of the weather, which counties have warnings and the time of day. It works well if someone from another county is the 6-meter liaison into the backbone for the county were the severe weather is occurring. As the weather continues across the district, the 6-meter liaison could be switched to another county. This works well if the storm has a lot of lightening, which can make access to the backbone difficult.

Stations on the District 4 2-meter net will identify which county they are from and include the last three digits of the frequency they are transmitting on. "___(Your call)___, Ashland County Skywarn on .345." This eliminates confusion when determining what frequency someone is calling on, especially with 3 or 4 radios running simultaneously and eliminates the possibility of picking up the wrong microphone and transmitting on an incorrect frequency.

The District 4 2-meter net will be conducted on 147.345-, 110.9 PL. This repeater does not have a courtesy tone, but does have back up battery power.

WARC Address

WARC Mailing Address
Wayne Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 881
Wooster, Ohio 44691