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The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Taunton Massachusetts uses amateur radio as one method of communicating with spotter groups throughout Southern New England.

The National Weather Service, in cooperation with local emergency management and amateur radio groups, has developed a network of frequencies to assist in the dissemination and collection of severe weather information. The purpose of the network is to:

  1. Pass the latest weather information – including radar data, warnings and statements to spotter groups.
  2. Collect real-time reports of severe weather from spotter groups and emergency management agencies across the area.


Spotters and anyone else interested in keeping track of severe storms are encouraged to monitor these frequencies in Hartford and Tolland Counties.

  • 146.790 - Primary Repeater  (minus offset, PL 82.5) PVRA

  • 147.000 - Backup Repeater (plus offset, PL 127.3) MTARA

  • 146.535 - Statewide SKYWARN VHF simplex frequency

  • 3.965 - Statewide SKYWARN HF frequency


Weekly Weather Net
Come join us every Thursday evening at 9:00PM for our Weekly Weather Net.  Weather data and SKYWARN information is discussed. Weather instrumentation is not required, just check-in and let us know your listening.