WX1CAR Maine Skywarn Activation

On October 30, 2017, Maine experienced a high wind event. Amateur radio played an important part in emergency communication throughout the state as hundreds of thousands lost power, phone and internet service due to the storm damage. Here is a recording captured by N1EP in Milbridge, ME of Jack Caron, W1AYX, operating as net control for the Maine Skywarn Net. He was transmitting from station WX1CAR at the National Weather Service Office in Caribou, ME.

A special thanks to NEWN members N1MLF, WA1ZJL, WA1CXA and W1AYX for their participation in the Maine Skywarn Net.

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About Jack Caron, W1AYX

Jack lives in Madawaska, Maine, which is located in the far northeast corner of the United States. He first got interested in the weather at about age twelve when he received a book on meteorology and some basic instruments as a Christmas gift. Jack remains active in the ham radio community and is a member of the Aroostook County ARES Team and the NWS SkyWarn program.