YouTube Video: *SkyWarn* – An Overview, by George Sabbi – KC2GLG, SkyWarn Coordinator for Bergen & Passaic Counties

George Sabbi, KC2GLG, made this presentation at the Senior Center of Fair Lawn hosted by on November 15th, 2019. He was accompanied by Matthew Ryffel, K2NUD, the Deputy Coordinator for Bergen & Passaic Counties. 

George takes us on his personal journey of what he did before his passion for SkyWarn, as an Emmy Award Winner in Large Scale Production Lighting, his successful future after the award, and the personal battles he has had being a successful 15 year Dialysis Patient. He articulates how his SkyWarn Passion drove him to Ham Radio and ITS importance (things we practice with our Field day Events) as an important communication media for Emergency Reporting, when Mother Nature takes us for a “spin” on her terms.

Embedded with the Presentation are two NWS Upton Videos taking on a Tour of the Center and the Doppler *Snowball* atop the 110 foot Tower. Additionally you see your Federal Tax Dollars at work with a Huge multimillion dollar Tower where there are 11 Amateur’s Radio Antennas (VHF/UHF/HF) for Communications Emergencies. They have an upcoming December 7th, 2019 SkyWarn/Ham Special Events day.

{Important: If you wish to man the Operator Seats to the Upton Facility based at Brookhaven, you MAY, however you must contact SkyWarn immediately for a Security Clearance. See below


It is a robust yet concise presentation for an overview and a darn good one for driving home the importance of Ham Radio in Weather Emergencies and ultimately WHY –

SkyWarn Needs YOU!!!

Enjoy- 73 de w2nz/ve - Director of Visual Services - YouTube Channel Manager
W2NZ Productions©

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Inside look at a Thailand contest station

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A Primer on Ham Radio Ethics

In 2008 John Devoldere, ON4UN, and Mark Demeuleneere, ON4WW, wrote a comprehensive document entitled “Ethics and Operating Procedures for the Radio Amateur.” The purpose of this document was for it to become a universal guide on operating ethics and procedures.
This document was accepted by the IARU (International Amateur Radio Union) Administrative Council as representing their view on the subject. During subsequent Regional IARU meetings it was emphasized that the document be made available to the Amateur Radio Community via all available means, at no cost, and in as many languages as possible.
The document has since been translated into more than 25 languages. In some countries, the document is also offered in printed format and many Amateur Radio websites have a link to the document. Our most sincere thanks go to all our friends who spent hundreds of hours to take care of these translations.
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Is Ham Radio a Hobby, a Utility…or Both? A Battle Over Spectrum Heats Up

The Battle over Winlink

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An Update On Solar Activity–The New Cycle May Be Very Close!!

November 2019 Solar Update

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Vintage Night QSO w/W2KBF AM Phone!


Well the Part One of the 2019 Antiques Night is complete. This section demonstrates an AM Phone QSO with W2KBF. How the *OLE* Timers contended with the difficulties as compared to now is clearly an indication of how much they love Ham Radio!


73 de W2nz/ve
Thom YouTube Channel Manager Director of Visual Services


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The Most Valuable Listening Post In The World — Yours for $2,000 Per Night

GCHG Listening Post

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