Networking area weather observers and certified NWS Trained Storm Spotters for information gathering and sharing. Amateur Radio Operators who volunteer thier time to help in this endeavor are required to take the National Weather Service (NWS) Basic Storm Spotter Class provided each year by the Warning Meteoroligist In Charge (WMIC). One time certification only!
The Tuscaloosa Amateur Radio Club (TARC) will be operating a Special Event Station in remembrance of the 44 people that died when an EF-4 tornado struck Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011. This Special Event Station will be active on April 28, 2012 from 11:00AM – 5:00PM local time. They will be operating from the top of the western parking deck (nearest the medical tower) at DCH Regional Medical Center. The operating frequencies will be +/- 14.270 and 7.270MHz. The club will also be operating a RTTY station in the data portion of both the 20 and 40m bands.