Northland Weather Group Net

A wee bit of history about the net...

(Submitted by Loren Kuhnly, KATMW)

Back in September of 1986, four of us hams started talking on the 147.180 in the evening chatting about whatever, over a bowl of ice cream. This went on for 3 weeks and then the subject of weather always came up. So on Sept 30, 1986 the Northland Weather Group was formed. After about a year Barb WD9WVD started calling in via phone with her weather. She than got her ham ticket and helped me with the nets. After 10 years I needed a break and Barb ran the net for about 3 years and then I picked it back up. Now Jeff KC0MKS is keeping the net going. Except for a one year hiatus, we never miss more than a few times a year. In the past years the weather had turned severe about 5 times while the net was on.

On April 1, 2019, the Northland Weather Group Net moved to the ARAC repeater system. There were a number of reasons, but most prevalent is the poor condition of the LSAC system. Trying to hold a net on a poorly maintained repeater system had many challenges and frustrations. I had tried to be positive over the 6+ years and report problems. But in the end not much ever got accomplished for maintenance. So, a special thank you to the officers/board/members of ARAC for their generosity in allowing me to continue the Northland Weather Group Net on their system.