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This is an ALERT Operational Members Only event, hosted by the National Weather Service in Birmingham.

Starting Time: Friday, December 2, 2016 @ 6:00PM 
We will operate a station until Saturday, December 3, at 1:00PM, when we begin the ALERT Christmas Party

We will be on all bands/radios in the forecast station: (144, 220, 440, D-Star)
We will be setting up an expeditionary HF station in the conference room, with portable antennas in the yard.

The Christmas Party this year will feature ham, instead of BBQ

The K4NWS – Amateur Radio Station at the Birmingham Weather Service was physically being relocated due to renovations within the Weather Service. As a result the responding team had to set up an expeditionary station in order to communicate.

As a part of SET and to test the ALERT Team’s response capability they were not told everything until the call-out was issued on Thursday afternoon and the actual plans were not discussed until a special teleconference that occurred at 1400 Friday afternoon.

Ronnie King was tasked with being the Supervising Leader and he had the others put the plan together on the phone. The pictures below are the results.

The responding Team was:
Ronnie King – WX4RON
Justin Glass – N0ZO
Casey Benefield – NZ2O
Michael Lamb – KK4OHW

73’s

Roger Parsons
KK4UDU

 

 

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ALERT will participate in the SET this weekend. Our activation will be Saturday 7:45am to noon.

At the May 10, 2016 ALERT meeting at the National Weather Service, a vote by the membership was held to elect officers for the 2016-2017 term. 

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming our new officers:

  • Dale Chambers, KD4QHZ
    President
  • Roger Parsons, KK4UDU
    Vice President
  • Johnnie Knobloch, KJ4OPX
    Treasurer
  • Russell Thomas, KV4S
    NWS Liaison
  • Justin Glass, N0ZO
    Secretary

Thank you to our outgoing officers, for your contributions and service to our community! 

ALERT / National Weather Service Birmingham Coverage Area

  • ALERT covers the BMX county warning area. Presently, this includes: Autauga, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Etowah, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Marion, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, St Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Winston
  • What does ALERT do?

  • ALERT provides the National Weather Service in Birmingham, and the community, on-call 24/7/365 emergency communication services.
  • ALERT responds when called upon, for severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, snow, or ice events. ALERT collects ground-truth storm spotter data from amateur radio for the NWS.
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