Net Operating Modes / Status

When the East Alabama SKYWARN Net is active, it will be operating in one of the following modes:

ACTIVE Status

The East Alabama SKYWARN Net will operated in "Active" status when that one or more of the following criteria have been met:

 

STANDBY Status

The East Alabama SKYWARN Net will be activated or placed in "Standby" status when severe weather WATCHES are in effect involving one or more of the counties in the coverage area. If all applicable watches expire and there is no severe weather occurring in the coverage area -- and no imminent threat of such -- we will "stand down" the net (close operations.) If any type of WARNING is issued while in "Standby" status -- or actual severe weather activity is reported in the coverage area -- net operations will be elevated to "Active" status immediately.

TRAINING Status

The East Alabama SKYWARN Net conducts a weekly Training Net on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Central Time (8:30 p.m. Eastern Time) and may from time to time conduct special training exercises or other operations for the purpose of training net members and to facilitate testing of radio equipment, repeaters, etc.