NWS Wakefield SKYWARN
Amateur Radio Support Team
WX4AKQ Wakefield, VA
Welcome to Wakefield SKYWARN!
This is your "one stop shop" for everything SKYWARN related. Whether you are a Trained Spotter, a Net Control Station, local Emergency Manager, or simply a local "Weather Nut" we hope you find the information on this site useful, and we hope you will get involved in the SKYWARN program.
For general SKYWARN Spotter training information, consult the National Weather Service Wakefield SKYWARN information.
The NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Amateur Radio Support Team is a team of dedicated volunteers who collect
reports from the amateur radio community for relay to the National Weather Service Forecast Office
in Wakefield, Virginia. Our footprint spans 66 counties and independent
cities in portions of three states, covering over 3.6 million residents.
SKYWARN Area 1 Richmond Primary Repeater is RESTORED TO SERVICE
THE PRIMARY SKYWARN NSW WFO WAKEFIELD AREA 1 REPEATER, W4RAT 146.88 MHZ IN RICHMOND, IS RESTORED TO SERVICE. SOME FRINGE USERS WILL NOTICE SLIGHT DEGRADATION OF REPEATER TX SIGNAL - TX IS SHIFTED TO THE LOWER ANTENNA ON THE TOWER PENDING DUPLEXER TROUBLESHOOTING AND RESOLUTION.
PLEASE MONITOR WWW.RATS.NET FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND PRIMARY REPEATER STATUS.
You will find our frequencies, area maps, and more on your local SKYWARN page:
Net Activation Forecast by Area - Next 24 to 36 Hours
This is typically updated daily between 9 AM and noon local time and periodically throughout the day. Last updated 9:44 AM Sunday by Farrell, Timothy W (KJ4NPB).
Area 1 - Richmond - Activation is not expected
...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EST MONDAY...