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My goal is to make sure this website is always current during my term(s) as section manager. I want to have as many communication methods available as possible to hear what you in the Oregon section have to say. This is one of many ways for me to hear you. I welcome any suggestions for content. With the help of the section leadership, it will be added to continually. I look forward to working with you and am making plans to visit all the affiliated clubs in the state during my first year in office and hope to be able to participate in some of your activities. I have visited some ARES groups as well.

Also please keep in mind that this website is a work in progress and we will do our best to keep it updated with the information provided by our amateur radio community. Currently login access is limited primarily to the Oregon section cabinet. I am beginning to provide access to individuals designated by the DEC's for updating ARES-related information. As we make more features available you will be notified via the arrloregon Yahoo Group. Join the group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arrloregon/.

I also send regular informational emails to the yahoo group. Much of what I send will appear in the next SM report, but by being in the yahoo group, you get advance notice of the news. I also forward messages that come from the ARRL to section managers that may be of interest as well.

If you have information that you want posted or updated on this page, please send to me at ab7zq@arrl.net. If you submit news to that link, please notify me that it is there so that I can go look for it. We receive a lot of spam messages at that link.

Tuesday 21 April 2009
Skywarn HF Net
Weekly On-Air Training Sessions for the Pendleton SKYWARN HF Net

You are invited to take part in weekly on-air training sessions for the Pendleton SKYWARN HF Net. The scheduled Training Net for the Pendleton SKYWARN HF Net meets on Tuesdays at 1900 hours (7:00 PM PDT) at 3840.0 kHz on the 80-meter band. If that frequency is not available, we will move up or down the band by 5-15 kHz for a free operating frequency.

Some of the topics to be covered by the Training Net include, but are not be limited to, the following:

1. the SKYWARN Program managed by the National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Pendleton, Oregon,

2. net control operations procedures and protocols used for Training, Standby, Emergency, and Drill activations of the Pendleton SKYWARN HF Net,

3. interpretation of NWS weather radar images,

4. standard operating procedures for stations checking in to the Net, and

5. standard procedures for reporting severe weather to the Net.

The Pendleton SKYWARN HF Net emphasizes the use of Near Vertical Incident Skywave (NVIS) antennas for HF radio operations over distances less than 200 miles.

The Pendleton SKYWARN HF Net is activated for severe weather in a nineteen county area, which covers Central, North Central, and Northeast Oregon, and South Central and Southeast Washington.

The following counties are in the County Warning Area (CWA) of the Pendleton NWS WFO:

Oregon Counties:


Washington counties:

Walla Walla

The Pendleton SKYWWAN HF Net interacts with local 2-Meter SKYWARN Nets in NWS Pendleton's CWA. The 2-Meter SKYWARN Nets will continue to be a viable and necessary part of the NWS Pendleton SKYWARN Program. The 2-Meter SKYWARN Nets cover the following areas:

1. Deschutes County - this net also covers Jefferson, Crook, and northern Klamath Counties in Central Oregon
2. Wasco County, Oregon and Kittitas County, Washington
3. Northeast Oregon (Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa Counties) - this net also covers Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla Counties in Southeast Washington
4. Benton & Franklin Counties, Washington
5. Walla Walla County, Washington
6. Yakima County, Washington - this net also covers Kittitas and Klickitat Counties via the Yakima County Search And Rescue linked repeater system

If you are interested in supporting and particpating in the Pendleton SKYWARN HF Net, I urge you to check in to the aforementioned Training Net.

We are also seeking volunteer operators for Net Control Station (NCS), Alternate NCS, and (Weather) Report Logging Station duties for the net.

If you know a ham with a General or higher class Amateur Radio License who lives or works in the County Warning Area of the Pendleton NWS WFO who may be interesting in participating in the Pendleton SKYWARN HF Net, please encourage them to get in touch with me.



Alan Polan, KE4TRR
Pendleton SKYWARN HF Net
SKYWARN Program Coodinator
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Weather Service
Weather Forecast Office
Pendleton, Oregon
Phone: 541-276-4493 (select option # 2 to speek to a live person)
Email: Alan.Polan@noaa.gov
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Oregon Cabinet
Section Manager
Everett Curry, W6ABM
Hillsboro, Oregon

Assistant Section Managers

Southwestern Oregon
Dan Bissell, W7WVF
Bandon, Oregon

Youth and Mentoring
Russ Mickiewicz, N7QR
Portland, Oregon

Pat Roberson, W7PAT
Aloha, Oregon

Affiliated Club Coordinator
Dan Bathurst, WA7ABU
Salem, Oregon

Official Observer Coordinator
Everett W Curry Jr, W6ABM
Hillsboro, Oregon

Section Emergency Coordinator
Vince VanDerHyde, K7VV
Salem, Oregon

State Government Liaison
Kevin E Curry, KA7KYQ
Tigard, Oregon

Section Traffic Manager
D Scott Gray, W7IZ
Clatskanie, Oregon

Technical Coordinator
Ron Fial, KO7V
Oak Grove, Oregon
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