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147.045 + (PL-110.9)
146.670 - (PL-110.9)

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146.910 - (PL 110.9)
146.790 - (PL 88.5) 

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147.060 + (PL 107.2)

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146.670 - (PL 136.5)

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147.195 + (PL 100)

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"Ground Truth"

"The National Weather Service calls ham radio operators its eyes and ears -- volunteers with federally licensed radio transmitters in their vehicles who provide 'ground truth' about severe weather that the forecasters can see only on their radar and computer screens.

 ...'They tell us whether warnings need to be extended or allowed to expire,' weather service meteorologist Larry Eblen said. '[Without t'd be like losing an arm.'"

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       Palm Beach County SKYWARN      
   Amateur Radio Ne
t   

147.045 +600  PL 110.9


If severe weather warnings are issued, amateur radio operators should monitor the 147.045
repeater.  Be sure to listen. There may or may not be a directed Skywarn Net.
 
The 146.670 -600 PL 110.9 is the back-up repeater.

NOTE: Continue to to make ALL NWS Skywarn Spotter reports to the NWS via the Skywarn Spotter 800 number. 
 
If mobile, you may advise NCS to file your report with NWS.
 
The net will be an open or directed net. Unless you have an imminent emergency, monitor the net to determine if the net is open (non-directed) or a directed net (NCS).  
 
If you are not familiar with net procedures or would like to act as net control (NCS) be sure to review the below PBC Skywarn Guide.
 
During any PBC Skywarn net, someone should monitor the secondary repeater 146.670 for operators who may not be able to reach the 147.045 repeater.
 
Up-Grade In Progress
PBC Skywarn and the new South Florida Regional Skywarn in cooperation with counties within the  NWS-WFO coverage area are in process of connecting repeaters to provide wide coverage.
 
This "Linked"  system will provide for South Florida wide Skywarn coverage with direct radio link to the WFO-Miami.
 
This will allow when called upon, to provide both  wide coverage and allow weak or low power stations to "Link" together and provide weather data.   
 
Check back soon for repeater file downloads for all of palm Beach County and linked repeaters. These files will include Chirp csv. formats      

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Fl. SARnet

 The Statewide Amateur Radio Network (SARnet) is a network of linked UHF voice repeaters that serves the State of Florida. 

The repeaters are operated by their local trustees and the network that connects them together does not interfere with the local use of the repeaters.

SARnet is a network of amateur repeaters.
So no, it is not just for emergency
communciations. That being said, the 
creators of SARnet are active in public 
safety communications, both commercial and amateur, so they have an understanding of what SARnet can do for emergency communications in the state of Florida.

Currently, the Duval County EOC conducts a brief check-in net on Friday mornings starting at approximately 0900 on SARnet and any amateur that can access SARnet is encouraged to check in (late check-ins are ok too).

During a significant emergency event, the SARnet may be called upon for support and radio traffic in and out of an affected area may become heavy. 

Under such a scenario, It is hoped that all of the local repeater trustees in the affected area will agree to let their repeaters continue to be used as part of SARnet.

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What is D-STAR

The Florida Hurricane Net is a D-STAR net 
that meets each Monday night on D-STAR Reflector Ø34A at 2100 EST. 

The primary purpose of the Net is to provide training to ARES members in the three Florida ARRL Sections and hurricane emergency communications in the State of Florida for served agencies if a hurricane or other disaster 
is threatening or strikes Florida.

Although this net is focused on training and support for ARES members and their served agencies, any Amateur Radio emcomm operator or organization is welcome and encouraged to participate in the net. 

In addition to hurricanes, the net can and will be activated by any major emergency of state wide or regional significance where it would be necessary to provide communications for and to served agencies and/or the State Emergency Operations Center.  

To participate in the net, repeaters and Dongle users should connect directly to REFØ34A.

 D-STAR stations using their local repeater should have their radio programmed for local use with CQCQCQ in the UR field and their local repeater's gateway in RPT2.  

 The net takes check-ins using the Quick Key Format to transmit your callsign. 

When your Section is called, key your radio or dongle for one second only when the frequency is clear.

 Net Control will acknowledge all check-ins seen. -- Journal of the North East Florida D-STAR Repeater Network  

 

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The Weekly VoIP Skywarn / Hurricane Prep Net is held on Sundays at 0000 UTC  8:00 pm EST Saturday Evenings.

You may join us by connecting to the * EchoLink WX-TALK conference server,* IRLP Reflector 9219 or to one of the backup systems if the main one goes down.

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  PBC Skywarn  In The News  

PBC Skywarn not only provides "Spotter" information to the National Weather Service, many members participate in other public safety programs such as CERT and volunteer for public weather safety demonstrations. 

Many PBC Skywarn members are amateur radio operators. These operators also participate in other public safety programs such as CERT and ARES. 

These amateur radio operators also use their skills and equipment to provide volunteer radio communications and weather information for community service programs such as local children's programs. 

These programs include the annual Amara Shriner's Children's Santa Claus QSO Party and Santa Net Control stations for the annual 14.300 20m HF Santa Claus Children's Net.  

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162.475
Miami KHB34 162.475
Melborne WXJ70 162.550

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WXK83 162.475
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     Contact PBC Skywarn     

Coordinator:
Maurice Dake K9EE
561-374-4249 

Assistant Coordinator:
Ray Ruby WX4PBC
561-261-1224    
wx4pbc@yahoo.com

NWS Skywarn WFO Miami
Robert Molleda
305-229-4520 
   robertmolleda@noaa.gov

PBC Skywarn Repeater:

147.045 +600 PL 110.9 (
Primary)

146.670 -600 PL 110.9  (Secondary)




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