The Frederick Amateur Radio Club would love to help you get started on an exciting new adventure. Using the buttons below use the More Info button to learn what the process is to get licensed. For resources on learning how to study to get your license click on the Resources button. Once you are ready to take the test, you can take the test during one of our quarterly free testing sessions or you can typically find a few testing sessions with 50 miles every weekend. We can help you find a location to take your test. If you or someone you know (hint hint) are wanting to get your Amateur Radio license now is the time.More InfoResources
There are gaps in what technology can discerne, when it comes to weather. You will get some excellent background training, and help to provide some “Ground Truth” to what they think may be happening.
If you are an Amateur Radio Operator, all the better, as you are likely familier with observations, procedure, and attention to detail. SkyWarn is what we collectively make it, fun to participate in, and provides a good deal of information to the NWS.
A training class is required to participate, and it does allow additional information to flow in the event of severe weather. Training is provided several times a year in multiple locations. This is a good way to give something back and participate in something that can benefit the community you live in. HAM Radio Operators are well liked in this community.
Here are the local classes for the Washington/Baltimore area: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/lwx/skywarn/classes.html