Amateur radio is one of the key parts of our
Program. Amateur radio operators provide us with valuable
reports on the weather, particularly in fast-developing and dynamic
patterns. Our office is an active participant in the SKYWARN
program, a cooperative effort between the National Weather Service and
the communities it serves.
Our office is also a
participant in Skywarn
which is held in early December each year. This event is a
for local ham operators to practice their craft, and check out our
operations here at the NWS in Fairbanks. The Arctic
Amateur Radio Club
helps supply the manpower and any necessary equipment while our office
supplies refreshements. We hope to see you at this
and Ham Radio Links:
SKYWARN: Official NWS page, provides general information
about the SKYWARN program.
National Homepage: Non NWS
site, provides information about SKYWARN
programs across the nation, and other interesting resources.
Amateur Radio Club: Locally active, providing license exams,
public service, and information about ham radio.
Radio Relay League: A national organization dedicated to
amateur radio. Find out how to get licensed and get started.
Communications Commission: The government agency which
licenses amateur radio operators. Provides good information on how to
earn a license.