On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 05:41:29AM -0800, KU7Y wrote:
> After all, if you are in a contest as SO Unassisted, what the heck do you
> need the internet for?
I'm mostly with you on this, but... the Internet is very useful for
weather radar storm tracking during a contest weekend with any kind of
severe storms in the area. I've shut down operations when it was clear
from the weather radar that lightning activity was getting too close and was
definitely headed my way. In some locations, you might have a 24/7 weather
radar channel on the television to use, but in other places, the internet is
the way to go for that information.
In fact, I've been known to keep the weather radar going even on weekends
when there's no expectation of severe weather. Just in case.
Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
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