Whenever the threat of severe weather occurs, or the NWS issues a warning or watch for Jackson County, a Skywarn net will be activated. This will be evident by the letter “W” in Morse (Didahdah) as the courtesy tone on the 146.88 repeater.

Skywarn nets will be brought up in one of two modes, standby or directed. This decision is up to the
person in charge of net control, by direct order of the NWS or OEM/EMD.

In standby, trained spotters are encouraged to watch, listen and report. Most likely, NWS has issued a watch for a county and there is a potential for severe weather. While in standby, you are welcome to use the repeater, we that you keep your conversations short, and leave long pauses between key-ups, in the event someone should need to make a report.

In a directed net, it is most likely NWS has issued a warning for our county. The net control station
will be responsible for collecting reports from spotters and relaying critical weather information to
the NWS. During the directed net, only weather related traffic will be allowed on the repeater.

For more information, contact Tim Bair, WD8PMD on the air or via email at

Jackson County Skywarn Spotters Guide

Jackson County Skywarn Procedures

Jackson County Weather Frequency: 162.400

Weather Net:  W8JXN 146.88 FM / TX 146.28 CTC 100.00