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We are very sorry for any inconvenience to everyone but due to interference and other issues with the 145.450 MHz Repeater, we have had to put it out of service. We are using 145.450 Simplex. Also, you can monitor us on the Radio Reference on our website by clicking on the ACTIVATION STATUS ICON. The 444.075 MHz KI4JSM Repeater is in Service as it has always been. When we get the 145.450 MHz repeater back in service you will be advised here.

Until the 145.450 MHz repeater is back in service, we will be using the 145.270 MHz  – OFFSET with a PL Tone of 91.5 H. Also we will be using the 146.850 MHz – OFFSET NO PL TONE.

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.

Weather Underground PWS KNCGASTO8

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, (testing Union, SC)
(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) 765-8012
To contact us by email, click here.


LOCATION: Dallas Rescue Building
ADDRESS: 206 S. Oakland St., Dallas, NC
PHONE: (704) 922-7581

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 left just above the Follow us on Twitter button or 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)

Net Schedule

Effective May 10, 2016

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday night at 9:00 PM

Disclaimer: The user of this site should not rely upon the content enclosed in taking any course of action for specific situations and should consult with local media outlets, emergency management officials, and National Weather Service meteorologists regarding the applicability of any information contained herein that may apply to his or her situation. The Blue Ridge Weather Watch activation statements are only issued to inform the Blue Ridge weather spotters of when activation may be needed. Opinions expressed within this site or on other non-governmental linked web sites are not necessarily endorsed by The Blue Ridge Weather Watch. The appearance of external links on this site does not constitute endorsement by The Blue Ridge Weather Watch or the information, products, or services contained therein; nor do we have editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. The Blue Ridge Weather Watch will not be held responsible or liable for any misfortune that may occur at any time during activation or otherwise.

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