Skywarn is the National Weather Service (NWS) program of trained volunteer severe weather spotters. Skywarn spotters support their local community and government by providing the NWS with real-time severe weather reports. These reports, when received by meteorologists and integrated with modern NWS technology, can then be used to inform citizens of the proper actions to take as severe weather threatens.
GEARS members participate in the National Weather Service Skywarn program as trained weather spotters who can relay reports to the National Weather Service via amateur radio. GEARS provides resources and training for the amateur radio operations in the county. You may also hear us refer to ourselves as Geauga County Skywarn.
Primary operations take place on 146.94(-), PL 110.9. Our backup repeater is 444.8125(+), PL 131.8. If all else fails, we will use 147.435 simplex with a PL of 100.0.