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After Jesus and my family, amateur radio is important to me. In fact, it was a missionary ham that pointed me to Jesus.
I hope you will enjoy this collection of amateur radio musings. Hope you find Jesus sprinkled around too.
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The WeatherReady Nation (WRN) Ambassador initiative is an NWS effort to formally recognize our partners who are working with us to help improve the readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience of people in our area against all the extreme weather that we experience.
The duties of a WRN Ambassador are pretty much what most of you do anyway - keep in touch with NWS Norman(maintain current point-of-contact and contact information), use NWS-generated information such as preparedness messages, and look for opportunities to work together on local preparedness events.
Any organization across all levels of government, businesses large and small, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, and academia can become a WRN Ambassador. Here are just a few examples of potential WeatherReady Nation Ambassadors in our area:
- city/county emergency management
- city/county/state law enforcement
- city/county government
- fire departments and EMS
- hospitals and medical facilities
- insurance agents/companies
- technology centers
- universities and colleges
- K-12 schools or school districts, public or private
For example, before a land-falling hurricane strikes the island of Bermuda, VOIPWX team members look at APRS to see what is in play. A few hours after the event, another look would paint a very different story, if the disaster really takes a toll. Similarly, internet-dependent communications such as Echolink, D-Star, and the Internet Radio Linking Project could provide planners with the "ground truth" they need to see "how big bad is".
Do you use these tools in your disaster response, recovery, mitigation, and planning programs?