What is Northwest Oregon SKYWARN?

The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established SKYWARN® with partner organizations. SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service. Northwest Oregon Skywarn is made up of the following Counties:

Northwest Oregon Skywarn Counties
Benton (BN) Clackamas (CS) Clatsop Columbia
Hood River Lane Lincoln Linn
Marion Multnomah Tillamook Washington


Who is Eligible?

NWS encourages anyone with an interest in public service and access to communication, such HAM radio, to join the SKYWARN® program. Volunteers include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers and other concerned private citizens. Individuals affiliated with hospitals, schools, churches, nursing homes or who have a responsibility for protecting others are also encouraged to become a spotter.

Weekly Net

NW Oregon Weather Spotters Network has a net on the 147.32 Mhz/442.325 Mhz/444.400 Mhz repeater system on Wednesday nights at 8:05 PM. This repeater system is owned and operated by Amateur Radio Relay Group, Inc. (ARRG). The repeaters have a 100 hz tone.

NW Oregon Weather Spotters Network is a group of Amateur Radio operators that are interested in weather, storm tracking and other pertinent wether information. To join the NW Oregon Weather Spotters Network just have a desire to help and track weather. The net is open to all amateur radio operators. I would suggest getting an NWSCHAT account at https://nwschat.weather.gov/ to get the most current information from the Nationl Weather Service and to send weather reports during extreme weather situations.

We are creating a activation call list. If you would like to be on this list please email us at activation@nworegonskywarn.info. We will need the following information:

  • Name
  • callsign
  • Spotter Designation
  • County
  • Phone number (that you want to receive activations on)
  • Email address
  • Do Not Call Times (IE. 12 am to 7 am or none.) Quite times you pick

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