The D.A.W.N. repeater, 145.35 Mhz, is located on Wildflower Mt. above the community of Crown King in the Bradshaw Mountains. It is just opposite Sunset Point. It is an open repeater and is used by several ham groups with permission of the D.A.W.N. Repeater group. The repeater is supported solely by contributions from hams who use it. There are no set dues. To make your contribution, please send your check made out to D.A.W.N. Inc. to our treasurer, Helen Whitcomb, W7DNJ. 1453 Rio Mesa Trail E., Cottonwood, AZ 86326. You'll receive a card acknowledging your gift.
The Daily Arizona Weather Net is broadcast at 6:00 to 6:30 A.M and 4:00 to 4:30 P.M. every day of the year. Stations from all over the state report their weather as it is happening. All hams are welcome. No expensive equipment is necessary...just your best estimate of conditions in your area.
The Weather Net evolved from a few hams getting together on the air in 1980, and comparing their weather, and chatting. The first Net Control was Jack Sheahan, WB7UUL. In a year or two, he asked Frank Funk, N7EBT to alternate with him as net control. This went on for four or five years. The net started growing and new people became active.We incorporated in 1986 under the name DAWN INCORPORATED. We now have over 50 call-ins every day. Steve Early, KC8PJ, makes a roster for net controllers. We have 18 people who take turns on the morning and afternoon nets. We are always looking for more net controls. If you are interested, get in touch with Steve.
Listeners to the Weather Net include universities, the Weather Service and many people with scanners. We also have a Pre-net at 5:30 A.M., which is an informal chat time. We consider ourselves a "family." We have a quarterly newsletter called The Weather Watcher, which tells news of the family, and other radio and weather-related subjects. Editor is Peggy Funk, N7DDR and Art Editor is Mel Cooper, WB7SJP. It is sent to all who contribute to the repeater expenses.