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BWN Traffic Report for January, 2019

As I was being Net Control for the Badger Weather Net (BWN) Saturday morning, November 10, 2018, a weak and broken signal came in on the WeComm system of 2 meter repeaters. It took a few calls to determine that a fellow ham KD9KCY was in the ditch with a trailer because of icy roads in Price County. He was requesting assistance of the Sheriff’s Department of Price County. I did not know the phone number of the Price County Sherriff’s Department so I called 911 and found a very friendly and helpful dispatch at the Dunn County Sherriff’s Department. She gave me the phone number of the Price County Sherriff’s Department. I called Price County and got Bob KQ9J a fellow ham and the dispatcher for Price County. As a ham he was aware of how I had become involved and was most helpful. After asking a few questions of the driver via a three way conversation with me in the middle relaying, he dispatched a car to block traffic while the pickup and trailer were pulled out of the ditch and back on the road. While there were no personal injuries in this event the driver was very cold and his cell phone was useless because of the terrain. Amateur Radio and the Badger Weather Net were in the right place at the right time to be of assistance. That’s what Hams do. Ron WB9WKO

A Tribute To Don, W9IXG

Don, W9IXG, BWN Manager For Over 25 Years Past Away, Read more Here

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Sign Up For CoCorahs, The New Way To Submit Weather Reports

The planned integrated BWN-CoCoRaHS system starts November 1st, you will be able to submit your weather reports direct through CoCoRaHS via the Internet that many of you are already registered; and the BWN and NWS strongly encourage you to do that part of the plan. The NWS wants your data!!

It is clear that we have developed a strong family relationship between us and many of you have asked us to keep it going. We will have a daily BWN on 3984 from 6:00-7:15 Central time with one BWN Net Control Operator leading the net of your weather and other general Ham topics so we can still keep in touch with each other! Official NTS messages can, also, be handled if there is someone to handle it. The NC operator for the day will be posted on the BWN website under BWN Monthly Staff Schedule link.

We hope many of you can check in and keep the friendships going!

We have made many friends over the 53 years that the net was operating and wish to continue with a net of sorts. You can still pass your weather as many people like to hear the ground truths from around the Country and perhaps some formal EB NTS traffic for the BEN, WSBN, that run later in the day.
(on 3985)

We are running this net from 6:00am - 7:15am Central Time. We hope many of you can check in and keep the friendships going.
We, the BWN and the NWS, thank each of you for your dedication in making this a successful net over the past 53 years with valuable data.

Don, W9IXG, BWN Manager (SK)

Please check back often and have a great day!

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