Meeting of April 10, 2018

Big Bend Amateur Radio Club
Minutes of Meeting
April 10, 2018

The meeting was attended by 10 members and approximately 40 guests.

N5NYM  ALLEN ALPINE
W5NPR  BILL  ALPINE
WA5ROE BOB   ALPINE
KE5KNQ ROB   ALPINE
KA5PVB CHUCK ALPINE 
KX5SP  STEVE ALPINE
TECH PENDING RALF          FORT DAVIS
TECH PENDING JOHN JAMIESON ALPINE
TECH PENDING ZACK BORDER   ALPINE
TECH PENDING LONNIE HILLON VAN HORN

Others attending the session included law enforcement police officers, students of Sul Ross State University and area residents.

No business meeting was scheduled for April 2018.

The meeting was the annual SKYWARN session presented by Rick Huckan of the Midland office of the National Weather Service. He presented weather statistics, weather events in the recent past, cloud formations and types, storms, thunderstorms, tornadoes, down bursts, lightning and the dangers present for each category of hazardous weather. He discussed the recommended location of storm chasers, stressing that 3-5 miles southeast of tornado producing cloud formations is generally the best location, but that escape routes must also be considered. The SPOTTER HOTLINE was announced as 1-800-597-3320 and encouraged the use of the line to inform the NWS of weather events, stating complete and accurate information as to location, time, date and type of event.

The SKYWARN session, which was held at the Sul Ross-Turner Range Animal Science Building, began at 7:00 PM and ended shortly before 9:00 PM. Area sessions were also scheduled in Marfa, April 9th and Fort Davis, April 11th.

Respectively Submitted:

Bill Roberts W5NPR
Secretary