SKYWARN Training Session at WARA May 30 Meeting

The May 30 WARA meeting will be a severe weather spotter training session. The training is presented by Rob Macedo, KD1CY, in association with the National Weather Service SKYWARN program. Everyone age 16 and older who stays to complete the training will be able to become trained NWS weather spotters.

The training includes a two-hour thirty-minute computer-based presentation, which discusses the development of thunderstorms, the criteria for “severe” thunderstorms, as well as the cloud features associated with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Additional information will be presented about winter storms and proper snow measurement and reporting of coastal flooding, river, stream, and urban flooding and rainfall measurements. The session will also present the procedure for reporting weather information to the National Weather Service. Safety procedures for the various forms of summer severe weather (severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and lightning), winter storms, and flooding will also be covered in the training session. Anyone attending should bring a pen or pencil and bringing a notebook is optional.

The number of seats is limited, so per-registration is strongly advised. Use the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-training-class-waltham-ma-tickets-45327445610

For any questions or further info, contact Rob at rmacedo@rcn.com.

Invitation to January 16 CC-ARC Meeting

The Clay Center Amateur Radio Club has invited all WARA members to join them for an evening with Mike Corey KI1U, the ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager.

When: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Where: The Clay Center at Dexter Southfield School, 20 Newton St, Brookline MA, top floor at the observatory.

Topic: Mike Corey, KI1U, the ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager, will talk about how he led an expedition of 50 volunteers to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria to help with emergency communications.

Hosts: The officers and student members of the Clay Center Amateur Radio Club, a youth and family club of over 340 members and growing, and by New England Amateur Radio, NE1AR, facilitating ham radio education and public service.

Refreshments: Pizza and snacks.
Door Prize: Free pen/toolkit for first 100 people at the event.

RSVP: Email Bob K5TEC, club secretary, for more information or to register. Bphinney@dextersouthfield.org

WARA Holiday Dinner

WARA Holiday Dinner – The Waltham ARA Holiday Dinner on December 20th was well attended and lots of fun.  The next club meeting will be the regular last-Wednesday meeting on January 31, 2018.  Meeting Information

2017 Holiday Party.  Please help us with the missing calls.  Front L-R:  KC1IKR, K1QAR, WA1CFX, ???, N1JAF, Jackson, ???.  Back L-R:  K1RBC, W1OED, W1NED, KG1T, K1PRE, K1BOS, N1YAN, W1MJ, AB1VF, WA1NVC.  Photo by KC1FUG.