March VE Testing

There will be two testing opportunities this month.  The monthly VE test will be held as scheduled at the Red Cross on Thursday, March 7, at 6:30 pm. There will also be VE testing during Hamfest on March 9. Testing will be held from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.  See www.lincolnhamfest.org for details about the event.

Storm Spotter Training April 1

The annual storm spotter training will be held April 1 in conjunction with the 17 annual Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium.  It is being held this year at the Nebraska Innovation Campus located at 2021 Transformation Dr (https://goo.gl/maps/FaLRn8dQkTP2).

The severe weather seminars start at 12:30 with the spotter training at 14:30.

State spotter certification will be offered for those who need it. If you passed the state spotter credentials in 2013 or before, you will need to re-certify. State certification is good for three years. In addition to attending the April 1 training, new and renewed spotters must complete two online courses and take the written exam in order to receive the state credentials.

Online courses are available at http://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23. You will need to complete the modules titled: Role of SKYWARN® Spotters
and SKYWARN® Spotter Convective Basics. Be sure to send the certificate of completion to k0rpt@arrl.net.

Lincoln Hamfest

The Lincoln Hamfest/ARRL Nebraska State Convention is scheduled for March 11, 2017.  It will be held at the Lancaster Event Center.

The team is working diligently to put together another successful event. There are a number of vendors already confirmed and more coming.  Visit www.lincolnhamfest.org to see the latest details and register.