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South-Central Wisconsin amateur radio SKYWARN & APRS links

Current local radar/satellite and SKYWARN links

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WMTV/Madison WI Doppler 
WMTV Radar Loop
WKOW/Madison WI Doppler Current US Warnings
SPC Day 1 Severe Outlook SPC Day 2 Severe Outlook SPC Day 3 Severe Outlook
Areas being monitored by SPC
SPC Mesoscale Discussions Experimental 3 hr Rain Forecast Experimental 3 hr Lightning Forecast
WMTV Local Storm Track WMTV Regional Storm Track WMTV Lightning Track
From WMTV: MKX echo tops From WMTV: MKX velocity
MKX Echo Tops MKX Velocity Wisconsin visible satellite
SPC watches, warnings, advisories
SPC Current Watches & Warnings SPC Storm Reports (today)  NWS Hazards Assessment

Latest "Weather Underground" US Severe Weather Map

Text of current warnings for Wisconsin
Submit a storm report to Sullivan NWS

Today's Area Forecast Discussion (South-Central/SE Wisconsin)
National Weather Service (Milwaukee/Sullivan) home page
Current weather at KB9SPA (Brodhead WI) and WJ9H (Madison WI)

2002 South-Central Wisconsin SKYWARN reporting procedure
2002 Area SKYWARN Net frequencies
2002 Scripts for Net Control Stations
1999 SCWI SKYWARN article
Milwaukee Area SKYWARN Association (MASA)    (Lots of good weather links!)
Mile Marker Reference table for I-90 and I-94

Take the Sullivan NWS Online Spotter Training Course

The Sullivan Committee is a consortium of amateur radio groups serving the National Weather Service at Milwaukee/Sullivan.

Become a Storm Spotter from Home (lots of good links)

The Automatic Packet Reporting System

The "RF Internet?"   Frequently-asked questions on APRS via the International Space Station!

APRS articles appearing in Badger State Smoke Signals:

March 1999: Introduction to APRS
April 1999: Getting Started
May 1999: Digipeaters and Messages
June 1999: Display Options
July 1999: Weather & Mobiles
August 1999: Manual Input for Plots
September 1999: Direction Finding
October 1999: WinAPRS
December 1999: Future Possibilities

Info from the APRS database at www.findu.com:

Where's Tom?  If I'm mobile, you may be able to locate me (actually my APRS tracker) by clicking here.
WJ9H Weather  Last 5 days' weather statistics from the SW side of Madison.
More weather from N9UDO/Baraboo WI or KB9SPA/Brodhead WI

APRS LINKS: including downloads for DOS, Windows, Mac (and other) versions of APRS

For more information contact: Tom Weeden, WJ9H

Download WeatherBug for live weather & alerts 

Timeless Tech Tip:
"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower.  Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has
enough money to complete it?  For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will
ridicule him, saying, 'This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.'"
--Jesus Christ (Luke 14:28-29, NIV)


97X/WIXL: Wisconsin's Positive Hit Radio
Society of Broadcast Engineers, Madison WI (Chapter 24)
SBE Chapter 24's excellent overview of Digital Television/HDTV
I want to learn more about amateur radio: ARRL.org
Take an amateur radio license practice exam.
FCC Rules, Part 97 (amateur radio service) as of October 1, 2003
Badgerland Amateur Television Society
Madison Area Repeater Association
Four Lakes Amateur Radio Club
In case of emergency: Wisconsin Emergency Management's amateur radio activation plan   (.pdf file)
eGroups: South-Central Wisconsin ham radio events
UW-Madison Space Place / N9UW
City Church, Madison WI
NOAA's estimated planetary K index
What time is it? National Institute of Standards & Technology time site
A brief history of telecommunications (thanks: Dan Neale)
Staying safe during natural disasters (thanks: Kim Gregg)