Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Group Update

The Sumner County Amateur Radio Association held its annual November Officer Elections on November 4th, 2010. The officers are as follows:

President - Rick Woodward KA4JXY
Vice President - Matt Brawner KJ4EVO
Secretary/Treasurer - Ron Brawner KJ4EVQ
Trustee - Richard Pryor WD4BKY

I'm glad to now be Vice President of the SCARA group. I plan to continue to support Sumner County SKYWARN and be mutually supportive to SCARA. I still have big plans for both groups and I now feel I can make these ideas become reality.

My goals for the Winter months remain. My goal is to increase membership in Sumner County SKYWARN and SCARA. A SKYWARN Group is only effective when it has great people to assist in gathering Severe Weather Data. My next objective is to formulate parterships with ALL Sumner County Public Safety Agencies. We have a strong partership with the Sumner County Emergency Management Agency which we hope to continue to foster. We're also partnering with the first ever "Weather Club" at Gallatin High School.

We're now formulating dates for our annual SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training class to be held next February.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


The SKYWARN Training class that was hosted by SCARA this past week in Gallatin was a huge success! In total we had 55 people attend, which is fantastic. Mike Davis, the Information Technology Officer at the WFO in Old Hickory was a great speaker and kept the crowd's attention through the duration of the class, which started at 6:35 and let out at 9:10 pm. Thanks to Ken Weidner, Sumner County Emergency Management Director for the acquisition of the Administration Building for the class.

Due to a recent ARRL (Amateur Radio Relay League)rezoning of the ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services) districts in Middle Tennessee, the former "Robertson-Sumner SKYWARN & ARES Group" is now just the "Robertson County SKYWARN & ARES Group" leaving Sumner County SKYWARN and SCARA as the sole SKYWARN Group in Sumner County. We will be working close with Sumner County EMA and other public safety offices to create the best SKYWARN Group that we can.

We will keep you up to date!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

SKYWARN Training!!

We will be hosting Sumner County's first SKYWARN Spotter Class of 2010 on Thursday March 18th at 6:30 PM CST at the Sumner County Administration Building (355 N. Belvedere Drive) in Gallatin TN.

Please contact me, Matt Brawner, at kj4evo@yahoo.com to pre-register for this class.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Spotter Class Date

We'll be having our 2010 SKYWARN Spotter Class on March 18th at 6:30 p.m.(cst)

The location will be announced sometime in the coming week.


Saturday, February 6, 2010

SCARA Updates

The SCARA Website is going to be under renovation for the next couple of weeks. We are trying to make it more functional for today's cyber world. We are collaborating on a design for the new page and we think you will like the finished product.

We had a good meeting this past week. We are still waiting for the National Weather Service to give us the go-ahead for a SKYWARN Spotter Class, hopefully in March.

We will be holding a SKYWARN Net this Tuesday, February 9 at 7:30 pm.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

SCARA Meeting - Thursday February 4th, 2010

Just an FYI. The next SCARA (Sumner County Amateur Radio Association) meeting will be held tomorrow, February 4th 2010 at Dos Margaritas Mexican Restaurant in Gallatin, TN. Right across the street from Miracle Ford and Gallatin High School.

Social time starts at 6:00 pm and the Meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.

All radio operators are invited to attend!!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Welcome to the Site!

Thanks for visiting the Sumner County SKYWARN Blog. We'll try our hardest to keep up to date with all of our activities and dates of interest, such as SKYWARN Nets, Meetings, and Spotter Training Classes. We'll be setting up the site for a few weeks before it becomes what we envision.

We are currently planning SKYWARN Classes for Sumner County for the upcoming Storm Season!

Be sure to check out all the links that we have provided.