Southwest Missouri Regional Skywarn would like to thank reporter Jeremiah Cook and television stations KSN-TV 16 and KODE-TV 12 in Joplin, Missouri for covering our recently-launched Skywarn Youth Net on their evening newscasts on Sunday, April 10, 2017. Featured in the interview was 13-year-old Caleb, KE0FOE, who is one of three young hams who take turns running the Skywarn Youth Nets on Sunday evenings at 7:30 on most of the Southwest Missouri Regional Skywarn linked repeaters. The net debuted in early September 2016.
The Skywarn Youth Net is also run on alternating Sundays by 15-year-old Preston, KE0JGH. Both Caleb and Preston recently upgraded their licenses to General. Brad, KE0FGZ, who is a 21-year-old college student majoring in electronic media production, is net manager for the Skywarn Youth Nets, and he also alternates in as net control.
You can read the entire news story and watch a brief video clip online courtesy of KSN-TV by clicking here.
Jeremiah Cook says he’s studying for his Technician amateur radio license. We look forward to welcoming him into our hobby and to Skywarn in the near future.