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Sevier County RACES
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service
The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service is an emergency radio service authorized in Part 97.407 of the Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations governing amateur radio in the United States. Wikipedia
SCERS Sevier County Emergency Radio Services
VHF 146.730 Club Callsign W1RFA Weekly Roll Call Monday at 7:30 PM EST.
Amateur Radio Emergency Service
In the United States and Canada, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service is a corps of trained amateur radio operator volunteers organized to assist in public service and emergency communications. It is organized and sponsored by the American Radio Relay League and the Radio Amateurs of Canada. Wikipedia
Emergency Coordinator: Cletus P. Grissiom, KN4EIG; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Ph# C-865-566-8912
County Organization Name: Sevier County ARES (SCARES)
Meeting Night/Time: Monthly: 4th Thursday 6:00 PM ET
King Family Library, 408 High St, Sevierville, TN
http://www.sevierares.org Webmaster: N9SIR Tony
Primary VHF Frequency: 146.940 PL None Listed – Backup 146.850
Primary UHF Frequency: 444.300 Simplex Frequency: 146.550 #1
County Net Information: Weekly: Thursday 6:30 PM ET
Please join us for the Weekly Net or Monthly Meeting, we have an Open Door Policy.
We’re proud to serve with and attend events with all agencies of Sevier County and East Tennessee.
County Net Coordinator: KJ4KKV Bud
About MTEARS Repeaters
These Dedicated “MTEARS” UHF only repeaters serve as a “liaison net” during severe weather. That is that the individual storm spotters continue to use their local frequencies and report weather conditions to their local organization. When an organization receives a report of a tornado, funnel cloud or other severe weather criteria (hail that is 0.75 inches in diameter or larger, or winds greater than 57 mph), a liaison from the local spotter organization relays the report to the National Weather Service. Amateur radio operators at the National Weather Service Office will also give warning, weather summaries, and radar information to the liaisons, who in turn pass the information on to their local spotter network. Spotters and citizens are encouraged to monitor these frequencies, but to limit the traffic on this network, please report severe weather to your local spotter groups instead of on these frequencies. A number of meteorologists at the National Weather Service Nashville office are amateur radio operators and communicate with the spotters on the MTEARS Repeater Link System.
Additional info on repeaters,
444.900 located in Gatlinburg TN,can access as follows,
444.900 with a 100 pl tone goes thru MTEARS,
444.000 MTEARS 100.0 TONE LOCATED ON BLUFF MT.