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Old 05-12-2009, 05:59 PM
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storm spotters/ham radios

Anyone on here a skywarn storm spotter? I am thinking about getting certified as a spotter and i thought about getting a portable ham radio. Anyone have any experience with ham radios or storm chasing?
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I got a ham radio out of an old army hummer and never used it. I also would like to know what you need to legally use one.
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:21 PM
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I got a ham radio out of an old army hummer and never used it. I also would like to know what you need to legally use one.
You need an amateur radio license from the FCC. As far as skywarn training. check the national weather service there are classes monthly in most areas. If I remember right its an 8 hour deal
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:23 PM
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I got a ham radio out of an old army hummer and never used it. I also would like to know what you need to legally use one.
Here are some links.

ham radio licensing requirements - Google Search

I don't do storm spotting (or chasing). If that twister wants me, it's gonna have to hunt me down and pry me
off my couch. I'm not going to IT!

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Old 05-12-2009, 07:23 PM
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i think it would be cool to be a spotter, good luck getting certified
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:26 PM
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I am debating going to the class tonight. Its only 2.5 hrs long, so its not too bad. If i can find someone else to go then i will take the class.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:31 PM
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I am debating going to the class tonight. Its only 2.5 hrs long, so its not too bad. If i can find someone else to go then i will take the class.
i'd do it, heck i have gone to alot of fire service classes by myself. you might find another psd fan there.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:33 PM
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Yeah your right. I will try to make it either way.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:37 PM
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I say do it, it sounds like fun!
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