SkyWarn Austin area - what am I missing?

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rvacs

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Sorry all.
Thought I was covered today for SkyWarn in the Austin area as some tornados touched down outside Austin.
But not one peep from spotters...

145.3700
145.4500
146.6400 an occasional recording of "Tornado Watch"
147.0800
444.5250


Guess being from Oklahoma the HAM Storm watchers were a lot more active as they would report from various counties.
 

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Sorry think I missed some frequencies...

146.55000 M 114.8 PL PRIMARY Primary Chase FM Ham
146.46000 M 114.8 PL SECONDARY Alternative Chase FM Ham
223.52000 M 114.8 PL 1.25 METERS Simplex FM Ham
446.07500 M 114.8 PL 70 CM Simplex 440 FM Ham
446.10000 M 114.8 PL 70 CM ALT Simplex 440 FM Ham
1294.55000 M 114.8 PL 23 CM Simplex FM Ham
 

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If you were using one of Uniden's BCDx36HP or SDS series scanners, is the Ham service tag enabled?

However, I would also note that the level of activity here in the DFW area on Skywarn related frequencies seems less than it has been in the past.
 

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I havent been down there during storms in awhile, but when I was 146.94, the AARC repeater was the one to listen to.
 

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If you were using one of Uniden's BCDx36HP or SDS series scanners, is the Ham service tag enabled?

However, I would also note that the level of activity here in the DFW area on Skywarn related frequencies seems less than it has been in the past.
There hasn't been much in severe weather here in DFW region. It seems to get worse further east.
 

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There hasn't been much in severe weather here in DFW region. It seems to get worse further east.
We did have the tornado last October, and a few severe storms,, with high winds and large hail, did skirt close by Dallas proper, although there was damage in some of the adjoining counties.
 

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In almost 30 years of storm spotting, I have never seen a frequency for chasers. Chasing is a dangerous hobby, and we have always been taught to report our information and then seek safety.
 

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A couple of links in support of mass-man's comment in post #4. If the Nation Weather Service has a spotter callout the AARC club's repeater(s) will be the frequency to listen to. Primary and Secondary Nets are at the bottom of the 2nd link.

 
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