Tag Archives: tornado

Connecting an Antenna to your NOAA Weather Band Radio

The National Weather Service maintains over a 1000 transmitters that broadcast important weather information and alerts 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These broadcasts can be picked up with a NOAA weather radio like this one. But while there is coverage for almost the entire united states and territories, there are some areas […]

Running an Effective SKYWARN net

I’ve been a severe weather spotter for close to fifteen years. I’ve had my share of close calls, and even more so, I’ve experienced plenty of boredom. Being out in the field often is long stretches of nothing peppered with bits of extreme excitement. But for the last few years, my storm spotter experience has […]

SKYWARN Weather Net Control Operations

I’m frequently the person behind the microphone when the skies turn dark and a severe weather net is in order. While I enjoy being out in the field spotting, sometimes running the show and keeping everything in order can be even more challenging and exciting. I decided to kick off my first ‘behind the scenes’ […]

Lightning protection for antennas

I originally wrote this article on March of 2012, but over the past year this topic has been one of the most searched blog posts on my site. Lightning safety is an important topic, so I revisited the information, updated it and present it again at the top of my blog. When you look at […]

Increase the range of your NOAA Weather Radio

Severe weather can strike at any time, day or night. You may not be listening to broadcast radio or watching television when a weather alert is issued. But you can keep informed of changing weather conditions by keeping a NOAA all hazards weather radio in your house. “An external antenna can increase your reception of […]

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