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Tornado Communications Drill

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Hey Everyone. Its that Time Again. We will be Conducting Our Yearly Tornado Communications Drill on Tuesday March 11th at 9 am on Dillon 146.745 Mhz PL 82.5 Which is Part of the SCHEART Statewide Repeater System as a Statewide Comms Test after the Tornado Warning Tones have been issued from all 4 WFO's. We will take Check-ins and Ask How You Received the Tornado Warning ex. TV, AM/FM Radio, Amateur Radio, NOAA Weather Radio etc.... etc....Please Come and Check-in if You Can..Everyone is welcome to participate even South East NC Stations who can hear Any SC NOAA, AM/FM or TV Broadcast. Addtionally You can listen live Online as well at the link below and tweet #scwx and mention where you heard the tones 

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Robeson County Basic Skywarn Class

From the ILM WCM

Basic Skywarn and Weather Safety class Robeson County Feb 16th. (Please feel free to share)

 

Topic: Basic Skywarn and Weather Safety (presenter: Steve Pfaff)

Time/Date: 7 to 830p Thursday February 19, 2015

Location: Robeson County EOC

Address: 38 Legend Rd. Lumberton, NC

Contact: Steven.Pfaff@noaa.gov

*no registration required

 

Hope to see you there with the start of the severe weather season only a couple months away!

-Steve

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Kingstree Skywarn Training Thursday Aug 21st 6 PM

From the ILM WCM

 There will be a Basic Skywarn class on Thursday August 21st at 6 PM in Kingstree SC. The training will be held at: 2086 Thurgood Marshall Hwy, Kingstree, SC 29556, USA. Please contact Steve Pfaff     steven.pfaff@noaa.gov if you need additional information.  Also, please share this training opportunity with those you feel may be interested in participating. Thanks! -Steve

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Lightning Awareness Week

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 This week ( June 22 - 28) is Lightning Safety Awareness Week. Please take the time this week to review lightning awareness and safety with your friends, neighbors and family members. visit http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov for more.

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Basic Skywarn Training Session Announcement

From the ILM WCM

 Here are the details for the next Basic Skywarn & Weather Safety training session:

 

Date/Time: May 30, 2014 @ 10 AM EDT

Location: Dillon County Fire Station #1 205 West Howard St., Dillon, SC 29536

Contact: Joshua.Weiss@noaa.gov for more information. 

 

Thanks! 

-Steve

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Announcement: Advanced Skywarn Training 7 PM April 10th

From the ILM WCM

The National Weather Service in Wilmington NC plans on hosting an Advanced Skywarn Training session via Webinar from 7 pm to 830 PM EDT on Thursday April 10th. A prerequisite to the course is Basic Skywarn Training. If people have not had the Basic Skywarn Training then they can take it at:

https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23

Here's the registration information that will be required for the Advanced Skywarn Training class:

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/705365434


Title: Advanced Skywarn Training
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

 

Please direct any questions to Steven Pfaff, Warning Coordination Meteorologist NWS Wilmington NC at:     Steven.Pfaff@noaa.gov

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Tornado Communications Drill

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We will be Conducting Our Yearly Tornado Communications Drill on Tuesday March 4th at 9 am on Dillon 146.745 Mhz PL 82.5 Which is Part of the SCHEART Statewide Repeater System as a Statewide Comms Test after the Tornado Warning Tones have been issued from all 4 WFO's. We will take Check-ins and Ask How You Received the Tornado Warning ex. TV, AM/FM Radio, Amateur Radio, NOAA Weather Radio etc.... etc....Please Come and Check-in if You Can..Everyone is welcome

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Skywarn Repeaters Coverage Area

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 I created a Rough Draft/Map of The Skywarn Repeaters for ILM...I excluded Kingstree due to it being currently off-air...If I could get Leland, Burgaw and Kingstree exact locations I can Refine the Map/Coverage Area but This is what I have with what I know....For now anyways....If you got any updates/adjustments I should make please let me know ASAP...

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WILMINGTON SKYWARN REPEATER

General News

REF 145.170 REPEATER AND SKYWARN , 145.170 IS ON BATTERY BACK UP AND GOING DOWN. IT LASTED ABOUT 30 PLUS HOURS.  PLEASE DO NO XMIT THERE UNLESS YOU ARE MOVING SOMEONE TO ANOTHER REPEATER.

 WE HAVE MOVED TO OUR BACKUP REPEATER 146.940 88.5 TONE, WHICH HAS BACK UP GENREATOR. PLEASE PASS AROUND WE ARE UP ON 146.940 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

THANKS ALL RICK KD4JRX  /   KE4BMY SWEC

 RICK KD4JRX  ILM SKYWARN AEC

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Another round of winter weather coming

From the ILM WCM

Good afternoon,

 

We are requesting all Hams in the area to help with the ucpcoming winter weather event. Please report accumulations of any sleet/snow/freezing rain (ice) as well as any impacts and precip transitions. The flow of information was fantastic during the event two weeks ago and the data provided valuable information.

 

Thanks,

-Steve

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