to the home of the Lone Star Storm Spotters Network. This
group was formed in 2002 by Warren Rowe in an effort to
create an organized statewide Skywarn network. On July 5th,
2004, the group converted from what was originally the Central
Texas Storm Spotters, to Lone Star Storm Spotters. A few
members departed, taking with them the CTSS name, and continued
with their own group. Warren stepped down a short time later
due to time constraints, and management was picked up by
Jeff Draper, founder of Texas Severe Storms Intercept, with
alot of behind the scenes assistance from Tim Stevens.
group has since gone through numerous changes, requirements,
and upgrades. It is co-managed by Jeff Draper N5SSI and Tim Stevens
We currently have approximately 40 members across 14 counties.
ALL members are ham radio operators, required to attend
advanced Skywarn classes every year, have passed an internal
knowledge test, are required to maintain a certain minimum
of "NIMS IS" certifications, and maintain an ongoing
roster of items needed for this public service. We are a
volunteer group, unfunded by anyone. We operate in coordination
with local Ameteur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) groups,
and generally coordinate on the NA6M 147.080 repeater in
Georgetown Texas, oftened linked with WB6ARE repeaters in
Bastrop, Texas on 442.725 and 443.000 MHz. The repeaters are
provided through the generous efforts of Mark Stennett NA6M
and Bruce Forestal WB6ARE.
hope you will look around the site, as it is full of many
training elements and lots of useful information. If you
have any questions, or wish to inquire about joining us,
please see our Google group site HERE
and then click on "contact the owner"
you for your interest in us, and weather in general. Texas
has the most active weather in the nation, if not the world.
We hope you can acquire some knowledge from this site that
may help keep you and yours safe in a severe weather event.