Meeting of April 2 ,2019

Big Bend Amateur Radio Club
Minutes of Meeting
April 2, 2019

The meeting was attended by 11 members and approximately 35 guests.

W5NPR  BILL        ALPINE
WA5ROE BOB         ALPINE
KE5KNQ ROB         ALPINE
KA5PVB CHUCK       ALPINE 
K5WSA  BILL        FORT DAVIS
KG5ZIB JUDI        FORT DAVIS
K1SP   MATT        ALPINE
N5HYD  DOUG        FORT DAVIS
KG5LTE SCOTT       ALPINE
KI5AXS CHRIS       TERLINGUA
AG5STN CHRISTOPHER TERLINGUA 
       KEN         TERLINGUA

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 2019.

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 Science Building, Room 301, began at 7:00 PM and ended shortly before 9:00 PM. Area sessions were also scheduled in Marfa, April 1st and Fort Davis, April 3rd.

Respecfully Submitted:

Bill Roberts W5NPR
Secretary