The Lansing Area Skywarn group covers Ingham, Clinton and parts of Eaton county/Delta Township. The Ingham County AEC for Skywarn is Ron Harger (WD8BCS).
Our primary Skywarn frequency is the 145.390 repeater with a PL tone of 100hz! Our primary backup repeater is the 146.940(-) repeater with a PL of 100.0Hz.
You can also access our Skywarn nets on 147.280 (Lansing) and 444.575 (Dansville) courtesy of the CMEN Network.
Skywarn Spotter Training
Due to COVID mitigation, the Grand Rapids National Weather Service has not offered in person Spotter Training. We recommend anyone who needs to take Skywarn training to take this course. People who need to take this course include new Skywarn participants and those whose Skywarn certification is expiring / expired. Once you have taken this training enter your name (and callsign if you have one), and save a copy for yourself and print the certificate off for your records.
The online training can be accessed at the following website: Met Ed Course
More information about online Skywarn Spotter training can be found here:
You can also keep up to date on the latest impacts on the Lansing Area / Ingham County Amateur Radio Public Service Corps here:
Skywarn Net Conditions
We have recently adopted a three condition net system. If you are unfamiliar with this, please look below to familiarize yourself with it!
Click to expand!A severe weather watch has been issued for Ingham County -or- a warning has been issued for any county within 75 miles of Ingham County and is expected to impact Ingham county.
Amateur traffic is allowed under condition green. Transmissions need to be kept short so that information about the weather may be read by net control, and the net can be quickly upgraded if conditions warrant.
Click to expand!A Severe weather warning is issued for Ingham County or any adjacent county and is expected to impact Ingham County, or severe weather is imminent and approaching Ingham County.
Under condition yellow it is a directed net and all traffic must go through net control. Spotters should only turn in severe weather reports. Check-ins of Skywarn spotters are allowed. All transmissions should be precise and brief (but don't speed up the message, for it may necessitate repeating of the information).
Click to expand!Severe weather is directly impacting Ingham County, a wall cloud, shelf cloud, funnel cloud, tornado, -and or- significant rotation have been sighted in Ingham County.
Under condition red it is a directed net and all traffic must go through net control. No routine check-ins are allowed. Priority reports of downed electrical lines, the location of a funnel cloud or tornado -and or- life threatening damages or injuries are the ONLY reports to be given under condition red. Remember to use the TEL (Time-Event-Location) format with reports. All other reports should be saved and reported when the net is in condition Yellow or Green. Make sure to keep all transmissions brief and to speak slowly enough for an accurate copy!
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2020 Skywarn Pre-Registration
This venue’s seating is limited to 150 people. Because of this we are asking for those interested to be pre-register for this training. We ask that you only register if you are planning to attend so that we can have an accurate head count. In the event that there are more than 150 people who show up for this training, preference will be given to those who have pre-registered and arrived by 2pm.
Please see below for additional details and for the link for registration. Also, if you go to our Facebook Page and like us, you can get updates as we get closer to the event.
Class will start at 2 p.m. and we will need to be out of the room by 4 p.m.
Admission is free but pre-registration is required.
Class will be held in room 213 at the Foster Community Center, located at 200 N Foster Ave in Lansing. See map below for directions.