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Winter Storm Expected To Impact Parts Of The Midwest To Northern New England

A complex winter storm will produce heavy snow and gusty winds from a large portion of the Midwest through the Great Lakes into northern New England through Thursday. Some major metropolitan areas, that are likely to be impacted by snow and travel difficulties, include Chicago and Detroit. This storm will also produce locally heavy rain across parts of the Northeast and Southeast. Read More >

WX1BTV

NWS Burlington has 5 licensed Amateur Radio Operators on staff:

  • KB1IOV, Eric, Tech
  • KB1QBI, John, Tech
  • KB1QBJ, Paul, Tech
  • KB1QBK, Scott, Tech

 

Monitored Frequencies:
Northern New York: Whiteface Mountain ARES/RACES repeater at 145.110 MHz. Daily weather nets at 7:30 am and 7:00 pm
Vermont: Monkton Repeater at 444.650 MHz, linked repeater system covers much of VT. Monitored as needed during active weather

 

Equipment:

  • Icom 208H for 2 meter and 440 MHz, Diamond X-50 Antenna
  • Icom 706 for 2 Meter, 440 MHz, and HF bands
    • Carolina Windom HF Horizontal Dipole Antenna
    • Icom AT180 Antenna Tuner
    • Diamond X-50 Antenna (2m, 440 MHz)

 

WX1BTV is an officially authorized Vermont Emergency Management Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) station. The Icom 706 was chosen to match RACES radio equipment already in place across Vermont. Any Vermont RACES operator deployed to NWS Burlington would already be familiar with its operations. 

Any questions please contact btv.webmaster@noaa.gov

 

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