In lieu of a full forecast, I will instead post about Skywarn Recognition Day. Skywarn Recognition Day is an amateur radio special event where radio operators try to contact as many National Weather Service offices as possible during a 24 hour event. In the past, I have tried to talk to as many NWS offices as possible in this contest, but this year, I did something a little different.
I spent the afternoon at the Albuquerque National Weather Service office operating their amateur radio equipment as WX5ABQ. This helped keep the Albuquerque station on the air, and make them part of the contest.
Conditions were terrible on 20 meters, but I made a few contacts. we were using an Icom IC-718 with an autotuner and a fan dipole that was too close to the building. We also used ILRP to get a few more contacts.
It was a fun event, and I think we have plans to do it again next year.
Thank you for reading my post.