The North Carolina Amateur Radio Emergency Service website.
The North Carolina ARES membership database. If you would like to be a Wilkes County ARES member please contact Brian D. Lisle, AB1JU.
The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Blacksburg, VA
A pocket-sized guide that contains radio regulations, tables of radio channels, and technical reference information. If you are establishing or repairing emergency communications in a disaster area, this is a tool you should have.
A waterproof, pocket-sized guide that contains radio regulations, tables of radio channels, and technical reference information. If you are establishing or repairing emergency communications in a disaster area, this is a tool you should have. Price is $9.00
The website for the Surry County A.R.E.S. group.
The website of one of our members, AB1JU.
The Vagabond Ragchew Net is a group of FCC-licensed amateur radio operators who meet on the air every weekday afternoon, starting at 2:30 pm Eastern, to inform, enlighten, ragchew, and possibly add a bit of humor to the day. Our nets are held on the W4NC repeater, 145.470 MHz (-600 kHz offset, 100 MHz subaudible tone access), which is owned by the Forsyth Amateur Radio Club. The repeater is located atop Sauratown Mountain, 20.27 miles NNW of downtown Winston-Salem, NC, about halfway between Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock State Park. Our back-up repeater, also owned by the Forsyth Amateur Radio Club, operates on a frequency of 146.640 MHz (same offset and tone) and is located on the roof of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, 1.39 miles (2.24 km) WSW of downtown.
Piedmont Spotter Group
W4BFB Repeater: 145.230 Tone:118.8 - Located in Gaston County @ 1600 feet
A nightly net will be held at 8:00 PM that is Ham and Family friendly and focuses on the topics of:
- Weather Spotting
- Emergency Communications
- General Ham Interests
- Rag Chew on Saturday Evenings
The website of the Ashe County ARC - club meetings are held on the second Thursday night of each month at Smoky Mountain BBQ in West Jefferson, NC at 6:00 p.m.
The website of the Watauga Amateur Radio Club - club meetings are on the first Monday of each month. The meeting is held at the Lois Harrill Senior Center, 132 Poplar Grove Connector in Boone at 6 p.m.
The Universal Licensing System (ULS) is the easy, online answer to your wireless licensing and research needs. ULS simplifies the application and licensing processes and provides secure, world-wide access through the Internet.
Amateur Radio and Emergency Communications
A beginner's article on the merits and benefits of ham radio.
A video on ham radio, hosted by Walter Cronkite (SK) - KB2GSD