Amateur Radio and Severe Weather Spotting

On Tuesday night, the National Weather Service – Indianapolis, IN conducted severe weather spotter training at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson, IN.   Over 105 people attended this training to learn how to spot severe weather and learn the different between Watches and Warnings.   Our severe weather storm spotter network is made up of amateur radio operators who are volunteer members of Madison County Emergency Management & Department of Homeland Security.   On Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM, Amateur Radio operators will host an open house at the Emergency Operations Center (200 N Delaware Street, Anderson, IN 46016).   The open house is intended to raise the awareness of the community about amateur radio and introduce citizens to the hobby.   We hope to pack the house with people interested to learn more about becoming a “Ham Radio Operator”.  

At our severe weather training on Tuesday, here is a break down of the attendees:

Madison County EMA and County Amateur Radio Club members

City of Anderson

City of Alexandria  (Mayor!)

Madison County Sheriff Dept.

Green Township Trustee

Madison County Central Communications Center

Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Indiana Department of Corrections

Adams Twp Fire Dept.

Edgewood Fire Dept.

Richland Twp Fire Dept.

Chesterfield Fire Dept.

Anderson Herald Bulletin

WoofBoom Radio

Hoosier Park Fire & Bldg Safety

American Red Cross

Civilian Crisis Response Team

EMAS Ambulance Service

BI Inc

Borg Warner