MERCER COUNTY SKYWARN

Working Together To Save Lives


 

CURRENT ACTIVATION STATUS:   

 SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

For current forecast, watch and warning information,

go to:    http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/phi/


"  YOU CAN OBSERVE A LOT JUST BY WATCHING    "  -  Yogi Berra 

 

Welcome to the Home Page of MERCER COUNTY SKYWARN.  SKYWARN is a program of the National Weather Service (NWS).  This site contains important postings for Skywarn Spotters.  New information is posted regularly, so Spotters should check this site frequently.  

Mercer County, New Jersey, Skywarn consists of over 80 trained weather spotters, many of whom are amateur radio operators (hams), who cover the 13 municipalities that make up Mercer County.  These dedicated spotters observe and report severe weather conditions to the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Mount Holly, NJ.  Spotters participate in periodic ongoing training and in regular ham radio nets. 

The Mercer County Skywarn Coordinator is John Pugh, WJ3P.  Assistant Skywarn Coordinator is Hy Gold, AB2VG.  The primary Mercer Skywarn repeater is K2UQ (147.105 MHz, + offset, PL 123.0).  The Skywarn simplex frequency is 146.580. 

A weekly Skywarn Training Net is held every Tuesday at 8pm on the 147.105 K2UQ repeater.  If no control operator calls the net around 8pm, please feel free to assume the role and call a net.  This is the same procedure as should be used in the case of a weather event; don't wait for someone else to take the lead!  We would appreciate an email report sent to wj3p@arrl.net of any net activity, whether it be scheduled training or for a weather event.  Thanks for your participation and cooperation!

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