We are re-sheduling the training to Monday and Tuesday @ 7pm.
We now have a site for any trained spotters interested in joining our bmxspotterchat room.
Our policy and instructions are here: http://www.alert-alabama.org/spotterchat
We will also have an online training session for the people that sign up to be in the spotter chat. it will be held tuesday and wednesday at 7 pm?
Also Darone and Jody have distributed the link to spotters so hopefully we’ll get some hits and new spotters in the room soon!
A new video on the use of D-STAR by the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is available on YouTube.
(Because this link is pointed to a video hosted by someone else it’s possible the link could get broken but if you search the hosted site for that title you’ll proably find the updated link.)
Due to expected Weather the online meeting is canceled for tonight.
Severe Weather is expected Thursday… this will be an excellent opportunity to check out the online chat.
I just sent the latest instructions for setting that up including how to enable sounds in the chat rooms… if you have any questions just email, catch me in the rooms, IM, or call me.We have also scheduled another Chat training/Q&A on October 23rd @ 7pm, this means you need to have the chat up and running via the instructions emailed tonight to participate.
Right now we only have about half the number from ALERT we were looking for so you have my permission to harass anyone that hasn’t joined it yet!!
Russell Thomas, KV4S
From Jason Wright at the NWS….
To Our Media Family,Â
The National Weather Service (NWS) Birmingham Office, along with the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency, will be hosting a Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day Press Conference at the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency’s EMA Training Room on Wednesday, October 17th at 11 am.Â John James, Acting Director, Alabama Emergency Management Agency, Allen Kniphfer, Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency Director, and Kevin Pence, NWS Birmingham’s Science and Operations Officer, will speak.Â For background information concerning the Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day, please visit the NWS Birmingham’s Website at: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/aware/fall_severe_awareness.php.
For questions, please contact Jason Wright, NWS Birmingham’s Warning Coordination Meteorologist at 205-664-7954 or cell: 205-287-1652.
If you haven’t tried the new spotter chatrooms you really should. Â I think that these, when fully used and populated will allow us to recieve many more good reports than we now recieve. Â Especially from our notorious “holes” to the southwest. Â So go ahead and download the software and try theÂ chatrooms out. Â You will like them.