1996 - 2016
BSEE - KB3UON
RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The Internet was still largely an unknown entity at the time and not much was available in the form of WYSIWYG ...
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My Hobby Website:
Yet another of my hobbies has been weather phenomena. This might be evident from the number of Cool Pic subjects that have had to do with weather. As a once-aspiring pilot, I spent quite a bit of time studying the daytime sky (see my Amateur Astronomy page for my nighttime sky observations). Although, as with most other hobbies, the flying was put on the back burner many years ago while raising a family, earning a BSEE degree, fixing up houses, working massive overtime and other activities got in the way. I did manage to build and fly a few model airplanes during that period, so the weather still held great interest for me. In fact, since free flight and RC gliders occupied a lot of my time, knowledge of winds, thermals, cloud formations, etc., played a large part in how successful flights were.
Once the kids are out of college and there might actually be some disposable income to dispose of, I would like to get a really nice remote weather station that reports to my computer. For now, a Sam's Club atomic clock (signal received from Boulder) with an outdoor remote thermometer is about as exotic as it gets. I use the old finger method for gauging the rest of the weather: Hold up your finger outside; if it gets wet, it's raining, if it turns white, it's snowing, if it casts a shadow, it's sunny to mostly sunny, etc.
AccuWeather, Inc | accuweather.com | 814-235-8600
| State College, PA
Provides local forecasts for everywhere in the United States and over two million locations worldwide.
Alabama Weather Network | arrl-al.org/NA_weather.htm
| Huntsville, AL
The Huntsville Area Weather Network (HAWN) is primarily comprised of Amateur Radio stations using the Automated Position Reporting System (APRS) into APRSWXNET and Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) [http://www.wxqa.com] sites, which augment the existing National Weather Service (NWS), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), etc. weather observation sites across the region.
Amateur Radio Station N4NW | n4nw.org | Stafford
Current conditions & links.
Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center
Celebrating 25 years of Public Service! Our Mission: To Help Save Lives.
Amateur Weather Photography Contest | met.utah.edu/jimsteen/ams/photocontest
Sponsored by the AMS Student Chapter of the University of Utah.
Amateur Weather Satellite Imaging | uvm.edu/~swarley/wx.html
S. Warley's satellite images from the University of Vermont.
APRSWXNET/Citizen Weather Observer Program |
Online system and method of weather data collection from widely separated citizen weather stations.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
The National Meteorological Authority for Australia.
BBC Weather | bbc.co.uk/weather | UK
Weather data from the BBC.
The British Weather | personal.dundee.ac.uk/~taharley/britweather.htm
Information the British weather from a personal weather station.
BT/WSR-2002 Amateur Weather Radar Project |
Amateur radio based weather radar project by Sean Breheny(KA3YXM) and Anish Trivedi
CT Weather Center, Inc | ctweather.com | 203-730-2899
/ Danbury, Connecticut
Forecasts, radar maps, warnings and more.
Dayton Skywarn | dayton-skywarn.org | Dayton,
Dayton Section - W8OK Severe Weather Observation Reporting Network, serving west central Ohio and the White Water Valley of Indiana.
Free Weather Stuff | wxdude.com/free.html
Information on ordering free weather items.
Hurricane Watch Net, Inc.hwn.org
Consists of a group of licensed Amateur Radio Operators trained and organized to provide essential communications support to the National Hurricane Center during times of Hurricane emergencies. Our primary mission is to disseminate tropical cyclone advisory information to island communities in the Caribbean, Central America, along the Atlantic seaboard of the U.S., and throughout the Gulf of Mexico coastal areas.
Kincardine Amateur Weather Station | pilor.com
| Ontario, Canada
Local weather & cams.
National Hurricane Center | nhc.noaa.gov | Miami,
Provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy.
National Weather Service | nws.noaa.gov | Silver
From the US Dept of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
NOAA Radar Operation Center | roc.noaa.gov |
Large collection of technical papers on NEXRAD (WSR-88D) weather and other types of radar.
NOAA WINSAT | nws.noaa.gov/emwin/winsat.htm
Satellite broadcast is one method used by the NWS and others for disseminating the EMWIN data stream. Our goal is to make the data stream available nationwide, but not to provide detailed support (i.e. funding, manpower, or equipment) for state and local efforts to redistribute the data stream after downlink.
Royal Meteorological Society | rmets.org/index.php
| 0118 9568500 | UK
The Royal Meteorological Society is the national society for all those whose profession or interests are in any way connected with meteorology or related subjects.
The Skyhawk Weather Station | theweatherweb.com
| Tiltonsville, OH
Serving Tiltonsville, Ohio and surrounding communities in the Ohio Valley 24 hour real-time weather coverage.
Skywarn WX4RNK | wx4rnk.org | Blacksburg, VA
SKYWARN, founded in the early 1970's is made up of a group of trained, dedicated amateur weather enthusiast who work in conjunction with the National Weather Service by observing and reporting adverse weather conditions to promote public safety and minimize property damage.
USA Today Weather | asp.usatoday.com/weather/weatherfront.aspx
Weather news, information and articles.
Weather Amateur Radio Network (WARN) | warn.org/pages/content
| Cincinnati, OH
WARN is the amateur radio organization charged by the Wilmington, OH office of the the National Weather Service to collect and relay severe weather reports from Cincinnati area HAMs to the NWS.
Weather by Giannetta | enter.net/~wxdata/amateur1.htm
| Bath, PA
The Weather Channel Interactive, Inc | weather.com
Weather news & information.
WeatherMatrix | weathermatrix.net
WeatherMatrix is a worldwide organization of over 6000 online amateur and professional weather enthusiasts -- meteorologists, storm chasers and spotters, and weather observers from all parts of the globe.
Weather in North Wales | northwalesindex.co.uk/pages/498.html
Various local weather links.
The Weather Underground, Inc (Wunderground)
| wunderground.com | Ann Arbor, MI
Find the weather for any city, state or ZIP code, or airport code or country. Also features historical weather conditions and astronomy.
Weatherzone | weatherzone.com.au
Australiaʼs leading commercial weather information provider to media and Internet organisations serving customers in industry, agriculture, government, recreation, education and consumer markets.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) | worldweather.org
World city forecasts, climatology and Weather observations.