Do you enjoy using your hobby to work for a cause, such as ARES, RACES, SKYWARN
or Public Service events? If so, here is another one that could use your help --
collecting important weather data at your home for the National Weather Service.
Every morning a number of Wisconsin amateurs check into the nation's oldest net -- the
Badger Weather Net on 3984 KHz to report the 24 hour high and low temperature plus
precipitation and snowfall. This data is used by the NWS to fine tune their WSR-88D
radar precipitation estimate algorithms. It is also used to provide input to the NWS
River Forecast Models, FEMA (to determine amount of disaster relief), FAA, etc. A very
worthwhile cause! So, before you jump into your car for the ride to work, just check
into the BWN and give your figures to the Pickup Station on duty. You're in and out in
a couple of minutes! The net operates 7 days a week from 5:00 to 7:15 a.m. Central Standard Time.
We need more reporting stations and I hope you can become a member of the BWN! The National Weather
Service invites you to look at their web site dedicated to the Badger Weather Net. For
more information, contact W9IXG.