IT IS NOT HURRICANE SEASON NOW BUT WE STILL LEAVE THIS FOR INFORMATION ON HURRICANES
Please remember it’s hurricane season and as we’ve seen in the past, even people living hundreds of miles away from the coast can be affected. Make sure you and your family have preparations in place for the next hurricane. For more info on hurricane preparation please click here.
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ESRI Severe Weather Public Information Map
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THE SPRINGWOOD WEATHER CENTER KNCGASTO8 IS OUT OF SERVICE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Here are the weather conditions from the Springwood Weather Center for Belmont, North Carolina, USA; McAdenville, North Carolina, USA; Mount Holly, North Carolina, USA; and Lowell, North Carolina, USA. The widget says Springwood, Gastonia, NC; but the weather center is actually located in North Belmont, North Carolina. Left click on temperature to get full weather conditions. We have included both the interactive Flash and non-interactive HTML versions of the widgets on this page so those on mobile devices without Flash can still see the weather information and tap on the weather station link.
Below is our coverage area but during activation anyone can report SEVERE WEATHER to us and we will take the appropriate action and report it to the NWS according to their procedures.
NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES: Burke, Buncombe, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Henderson, Haywood, Lincoln, Rutherford, Madison, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchel, Polk, Transylvania, Yancey
SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTIES: Cherokee, Chester, York.
(covering over 1800 square miles).
Delivering reports to the NWS in Greenville/Spartanburg and WCNC, so you can take the necessary precautions to protect lives and property.
We hope that you enjoy your visit with us and will come back again soon.
To contact us by telephone call: (704) 469-1198 or (704) 765-8012
To contact us by email, click here.
CATAWBA VALLEY HAMFEST LOCATION: Burke County Fairground, POST ROAD, MORGANTON, NC.
April 21, 2018 Gates will open at 8:00 am. They will be plenty of Door prizes, Vendors and Tailgaters will be coming in Friday the 20th. They will be a lot of Tailgaters and a lot of well known Vendors. Hope to see everyone there.
ANNOUNCEMENT W.CARS V.E.TEST SESSION ALL LICENSE CLASS
Sponsored by THE BLUE RIDGE WEATHER WATCH SKYWARN CONTACT INFO: Tony Jones H (704) 827-2138 Exam Testing Fee is $10.00 Bring FRN Number, 2 forms of ID Any Current License that you may have
LOCATION:DALLAS RESCUE SQUAD BUILDING, DALLAS, NC,
DATE 04/28/2018 TIME 1:00 pm Please Park in parking lot on the Right just before the Rescue Squad Building. Directions and Map just below.
MEETING LOCATION DALLAS RESCUE SQUAD BUILDING, 206 SOUTH OAKLAND STREET
DIRECTIONS TO SQUAD BUILDING
From US Hwy 321: Come east on West Main Street to Main and Oakland St. intersection, turn right.
Go to 3rd block park in parking lot on right, Rescue Squad Building on left just below parking lot.
From Stanley Direction, Mt. Holly Direction: Take Dallas Stanley Hwy to East Main St,
turn right; go west on East Main St. to West Main St. and Oakland St. intersection, turn left.
Go to 3rd block park in parking lot on the right, Rescue Squad Building on the left just below parking lot.
If you do not have a scanner or HAM radio and would like to listen to us when we are activated, Click on the Status Bar at top wright just above the important notice click here. This should open the web page for you to start listening to the scanner. If that link does not work, try this one. Just scroll to the bottom of the page, verify we are online, select the player you want to listen in, then click on the speaker icon.
REPEATERS WE USE (Click to learn more information about repeaters)
Per Tony Jones Former Net Manager (Shane Mitchell) has returned from Leave of Absence and is now Net Manager as well as Board of Director Member. Welcome Back Shane.
2 Meter & 70 cm Nets
The Blue Ridge Weather Watch Nets are as follows on the 145.450 MHz – offset no Tone and the 444.075 MHz + offset a PL 88.5 H Tone Repeaters on Tuesday and Thursday evening at 8:00 pm. All licensed Amateur Radio Operators are welcome to check into any of our nets.
40 Meter Net
Also Monday afternoon at 3:00 pm EDT the Blue Ridge Weather Watch will be conducting an HF net on 40 meters at frequency 7.253.50 MHz following the Central States Traffic net.
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