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National Capital Area Skywarn Badge

The Baltimore-Washington Forecast Office has been recruiting and training spotters into its expanded network since 1990. We currently have about 2000 active volunteers who cover 44 counties plus Baltimore City and the District of Columbia.

Our network stretches west from the Chesapeake Bay across the eastern panhandle of West Virginia and south from the Mason-Dixon line through Fredericksburg, Charlottesville and Staunton in Virginia. Over two-thirds of our spotters are amateur radio operators.

This special SKYWARN badge is available to all spotters who have received at least their Basic I training and have been assigned their spotter number from the Baltimore-Washington Forecast Office.

Specialized badges are available for Amateur Radio Coordinator, Assistant Amateur Radio Coordinator, WX4LWX Station Manager, Administrative Assistant, Amateur Radio Advisor, Net Control Station, and SKYWARN Station Operator.

All National Capital Area Skywarn badges will be processed upon the approval of the SKYWARN Coordinator.

To learn more about the National Capital Area Skywarn group, please visit their web site.

This SKWYARN badge is made using our full color process and measures 2" x 3".

The National Capital Area Skywarn badge is $12.50 and includes a safety pin fastener. Click here to see other fastener choices.

To order, please select the "National Capital Area Skywarn Badge" option using the CLUB ITEMS drop-down menu on our order form.

Please remember to include your personal information with your order in the "Enter details below:" text entry space on our order form.




Click here to see our optional fasteners.

Attachment options include:

  • Locking safety pin - included with badge
  • Permanent swivel alligator clip, add $1.50
  • Military posts - add $1.50
  • Over-the-Pocket with a safety locking pin, add $2.25
  • Removable alligator adapter (attaches to safety locking pin and can be removed as desired), add $2.50
  • Extra strong "no holes" magnetic bar, add $2.75
  • Magnetic Over-the-Pocket pouch, add $7

Remember to select the desired fastener on the order form under the Badge Fastener selection.

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