ARES, RACES, Skywarn, EmComm, District 5

Weather spotter training

Severe weather spotter training, aka "spotter talks", are usually hosted by various amateur radio or public service groups around the area. These sessions are usually conducted by personnel from the National Weather Service office in Indianapolis.

For a list of scheduled spotter talks, click here. Most spotter talks are scheduled in the late winter or early spring to prepare for the upcoming severe weather season.

You will also find at the link above downloadable spotter guides and an online spotter training video.

Skywarn Spotter Training: ALL SESSIONS ARE ONLINE ONLY

Date: 
Wed 03-24 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Description: 

The 2021 Spotter Training will be online! See below for specific times and registering links.

Frequently Asked Questions about LIVE ONLINE Spotter Training Sessions

Do I need to preregister for these sessions? YES. Click on the link specific to the date/time that you plan to attend to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

About how long do the sessions last? Approximately 2 hours.

How many of these training sessions do I have to attend? Just one. All sessions will contain the same content.

March 24, 2021 2pm - 4pm

Link to SIGN UP is at the website below:

https://www.weather.gov/ind/spotter#train

Skywarn Spotter Training: ALL SESSIONS ARE ONLINE ONLY

Date: 
Mon 03-22 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Description: 

The 2021 Spotter Training will be online! See below for specific times and registering links.

Frequently Asked Questions about LIVE ONLINE Spotter Training Sessions

Do I need to preregister for these sessions? YES. Click on the link specific to the date/time that you plan to attend to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

About how long do the sessions last? Approximately 2 hours.

How many of these training sessions do I have to attend? Just one. All sessions will contain the same content.

March 22, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pm
March 24, 2021 2pm - 4pm

Link to SIGN UP is at the website below:

https://www.weather.gov/ind/spotter#train

Skywarn Spotter Training: ALL SESSIONS ARE ONLINE ONLY

Date: 
Sat 03-13 10:00am - 12:00pm
Description: 

The 2021 Spotter Training will be online! See below for specific times and registering links.

Frequently Asked Questions about LIVE ONLINE Spotter Training Sessions

Do I need to preregister for these sessions? YES. Click on the link specific to the date/time that you plan to attend to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

About how long do the sessions last? Approximately 2 hours.

How many of these training sessions do I have to attend? Just one. All sessions will contain the same content.

March 13, 2021 10am - 12pm
March 22, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pm
March 24, 2021 2pm - 4pm

Link to SIGN UP is at the website below:

https://www.weather.gov/ind/spotter#train

Skywarn Spotter Training: ALL SESSIONS ARE ONLINE ONLY

Date: 
Wed 03-10 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Description: 

The 2021 Spotter Training will be online! See below for specific times and registering links.

Frequently Asked Questions about LIVE ONLINE Spotter Training Sessions

Do I need to preregister for these sessions? YES. Click on the link specific to the date/time that you plan to attend to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

About how long do the sessions last? Approximately 2 hours.

How many of these training sessions do I have to attend? Just one. All sessions will contain the same content.

March 10, 2021 4pm - 6pm
March 13, 2021 10am - 12pm
March 22, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pm
March 24, 2021 2pm - 4pm

Link to SIGN UP is at the website below:

https://www.weather.gov/ind/spotter#train

Skywarn Spotter Training: ALL SESSIONS ARE ONLINE ONLY

Date: 
Mon 03-08 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Description: 

The 2021 Spotter Training will be online! See below for specific times and registering links.

Frequently Asked Questions about LIVE ONLINE Spotter Training Sessions

Do I need to preregister for these sessions? YES. Click on the link specific to the date/time that you plan to attend to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

About how long do the sessions last? Approximately 2 hours.

How many of these training sessions do I have to attend? Just one. All sessions will contain the same content.

March 08, 2021 6pm - 8pm
March 10, 2021 4pm - 6pm
March 13, 2021 10am - 12pm
March 22, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pm
March 24, 2021 2pm - 4pm

Link to SIGN UP is at the website below:

https://www.weather.gov/ind/spotter#train

Marion County ARES Net

Date: 
Wed 12-08 7:30pm
County: 
Marion
Description: 

Wide area net with traffic and announcements. See https://www.mcinares.org/ for more info about Marion County ARES.

Indiana Severe Weather TEST [Statewide Tornado Drill]

Date: 
Tue 03-20 10:15am - 10:30am
Description: 

2018 Indiana Severe Weather TEST is on Tuesday, March 20

Outdoor Weather Siren Testing is in MORNING SESSION ONLY --- 10:15AM

Amateur Radio Skywarn Test Nets
On March 20 at about 10:15am, during the State Tornado Drill Marion County Skywarn will hold a test net. During this net we will take check ins as well as siren operation reports.

We will hold a second net at about 7:00pm. There will not be a siren test, but we will still take check ins and give a couple brief announcements.

The nets will take place on the 146.760MHz repeater (no tone), linked to the 443.250MHz (100pl).

https://www.weather.gov/media/ind/PrepWeeks/Severe/2018_IN_SVR_WX_WkNews...

Skywarn Spotter Training: ALL SESSIONS ARE ONLINE ONLY

Date: 
Sat 03-06 10:00am - 12:00pm
Description: 

The 2021 Spotter Training will be online! See below for specific times and registering links.

Frequently Asked Questions about LIVE ONLINE Spotter Training Sessions

Do I need to preregister for these sessions? YES. Click on the link specific to the date/time that you plan to attend to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

About how long do the sessions last? Approximately 2 hours.

How many of these training sessions do I have to attend? Just one. All sessions will contain the same content.
March 06, 2021 10am - 12pm
March 08, 2021 6pm - 8pm
March 10, 2021 4pm - 6pm
March 13, 2021 10am - 12pm
March 22, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pm
March 24, 2021 2pm - 4pm

Link to SIGN UP is at the website below:

https://www.weather.gov/ind/spotter#train

ARES Application

Attached is the ARRL's ARES application. If you would like to join the Marion County ARES group, feel free to print this, fill it out, scan it in, and email it to ws9h@arrl.net.

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