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SKYWARN News from Austin

Hello Spotters!
Just a quick update to let you know that we've added some training webinars (no in-person classes) to the schedule. For those who have already taken a refresher class/webinar this year, Thank You!   Check out the class schedule and registration

Austin Jamison, NWS Phoenix

Look Here For Club Events

May 30

Red Cross Radio Exercise

7am - 11am

From your own home

May 30

Red Cross Radio Exercise

The Incident Action Plan for this event is posted below.  It is a 12-page PDF document.  Club members have also received this Incident Actio...

7am - 11am

From your own home

June 1

General Membership Meeting-CANCELLED

June 1

General Membership Meeting-CANCELLED

There is no sense in taking unneccessary chances.  We  will be monitoring CoVID information, and we thank you for your patience.

June 27-28

WVARC Field Day at the Fire House-CANCELLED


June 27-28

WVARC Field Day at the Fire House-CANCELLED


Red Cross Radio Exercise

Maricopa County Emergency Communications Group


MCECG Events:

Check this link for upcoming events and information:

Also check out the Arizona Emergency Net-Maricopa website:

HamFest Calendar

Thank you to ARCA-Amateur Radio Council of AZ, for this Hamfest Calendar.  They are keeping it updated with the Coronavirus closures.  The next on the list is Tucson in late September.

Past Events

2020 Spring Picnic & EmComm-March 7th

The weather was great, the burgers were grilled to perfection by Fred, K7WFP, so what else can I say?  Again, Gloria, W7GAP, did a wonderful job of organizing the picnic and we had a bit of EmComm on the side.  This is how you mix Social and Ham Radio!

2020 Annual Auction- February 3rd

I don't know about you, but I had a GREAT time!  You missed a lot of neat ham gear, if you missed our auction.  We had vintage radios, all the way up to brand-new-never-been-out-of-the-box radios.  We had plenty of estate sale items, Field Day hats, mugs and you name it!

This year, we had such a great group of volunteers, and our February Ham of the Month, Krissy Larson, KI7GJJ, did an excellent job as chairperson.  Thanks again to everyone who volunteered!

2019 Holiday Banquet-December 1st

This was a great way to end the year!  We had a very nice dinner, Bill, KA2KHV, "tickled the ivories" fantastic as usual!  We were sweetly serenaded by Dave, WA0ZVM, as he convinced others to join him in song, and the ladies did a wonderful job with the handing out of great door prizes!  Some members went to HRO for Christmas!

2019 Palo Verde Siren Test-November 13

A big thank you goes out to all involved with this event!  The sirens 

were tested twice, the food was great and this year the Emergency 

Alert System on our phone was tested.  Always a good time, 

visiting with hams I haven't seen for awhile.  I encourage new hams 

to check this out next November!

2019 Picnic in the Park-November 2

The weather couldn't have been more pleasant!  Rich, W7MDQ, did a head count and came up with about 50 attendees.  The burgers and brats were done to perfection!  A big "Thank You" to all who made this day a success!  We even had a couple of Fox Hunts thrown in for good measure!  Some photos were taken by Bill, W7JZE, and Doug, K9RZ.

2019 Jamboree On The Air-JOTA- October 20th

JOTA is a special event for scouts every October.  This year, the WVARC sponsored three stations for scouts to earn their Space and Technology badge and their Radio and Wireless Technology patch.  There were 56 girl scouts and 5 boy scouts at the event, who also looked at Saturn and Jupiter through high-powered telescopes.  Thanks to JOTA Team members for making this event a success.  

Also a big thank you to the club members who asked each scout a couple of questions over the air to keep them engaged:  Gary, K9HDU, Dan, K2LH, Ralph, W9ADW, Lee Ann, KJ7AZR, and Tom, WA0OFO.  Great job everyone!!

Holiday Luncheon-December 3, 2018

Catered by Oregano's Restaurant, the lasagna was yummy, with apple pie

and pecan pie for dessert, a good time was had by all who attended. 

2018 Field Day-June 23-24th

A great time was had by all.  We would like to sincerely thank 

North County Fire and Medical for the use of their facility.  



Yaesu System Fusion

Check out our Digital page here.

Yaesu Digital Net:  

Tuesday Evening at 7:00 PM on 449.800 MHz.



Three Locations:

Lou's Tivoli Gardens   Every Thursday at 7 AM

Lou's website states that they opened Thursday May 14th.

12535 W. Bell Road
          Surprise, AZ  85374

Lunch at these two  places:

           Tuesday lunch is held at: 

                   Bobbie's Cafe         

(Right next to Dollar Tree @ 99th & Greenway)

            15472 N. 99th Ave. Ste 5

            Sun City AZ  85351

Check it out and be there about 12:30 PM.


Hole ' N One    Every Friday at 11:30 AM
          13573 W. Camino Del Sol
          Sun City West, AZ  85375 

Attention Sun City Grand Hams


Ham Website in Grand

Ham Garage Sale in Grand

Ham Garage Sale in Grand

"Grand Hams" is a Special Interest Group of the Grand Computers Club.  

Their NEW website is:

Ham Garage Sale

Ham Garage Sale in Grand

Ham Garage Sale in Grand

Ham Garage Sale in Grand

This is a brand-new site!  To see Amateur Radio listings:

From SCG Hams

An Email from Lead Facilitator-Gordon, NW7D

Dear Sun City Grand Hams and Friends,

Relevant to our planning to provide certain EmComm services to the residents of Sun City Grand, you are encouraged to take some online classes to better prepare yourself for being an effective EmComm participant.

You can take FEMA online classes ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-700 and ICS-800 free of charge via this link:

You will need a FEMA Student ID (SID) to take the classes. You can register for a FEMA Student ID at

ARRL also has several courses available to Amateur Operators related to emergency communications.  They do require however that you have completed the ICS-100 and ICS-700 prior to taking their 1st course known as EC-001, "Introduction to Emergency Communications"  Link:

This is a great time to take this online training while we all have lots of spare time during the Covid-19 crisis.  


Gordon, NW7D

Lead Facilitator

SCG Grand Hams


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