Charlotte Regional Skywarn is pleased to announce that beginning April 1st, 2017 Rick McClure KE4TEP will serve as the new Emergency Coordinator. Rick has served as a Net Control Station for Charlotte Regional Skywarn as well as for our support group Piedmont Spotter Group. Rick has also served in other capacities for the Iredell Co Amateur Radio Society and Iredell Co ARES.
We would like to thank Lee Sossamon, KK4GEV for serving as the EC and for his efforts and many hours of volunteering to help with his community. Lee will continue to be a Net Control Station with CRS as well as serve on the board of trustees and over site committees.
The Charlotte Amateur Radio Club in partnership with Charlotte Regional Skywarn are sponsoring a Skywarn Spotter Training Class.
It will be held at the Salvation Army building at 501 Archdale Dr, Charlotte NC 28217 on Saturday Feb 18, 2017. The basic class will start at 10AM, and the advance class will begin at 12:45. There will be a 45 break between sessions. Both of these courses are being taught by the National Weather Service in Greer, SC, and are free to attend. Space is limited so please register to attend by emailing us to let us know how many seats you’ll need. RSVP to CharlotteSkywarn@outlook.com
What: Basic & Advance Skywarn Spotter Courses
When: Feb 18, 2017 starting at 10:00 AM
Where: Salvation Army 501 Archdale Dr, Charlotte
Charlotte Regional Skywarn would like to announce the addition of 3 new Net Control Operators.
- Rick McClure, KE4TEP of Statesville, NC
- Ken McCarter, W2KAM of Huntersville, NC
- Jim Winters, W4YF of Concord, NC
All three bring a lot of experience to the table and diversity to our coverage. Thank you guys and welcome aboard.
Charlotte Regional Skywarn serves the Western Piedmont of NC supporting the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Greer SC. To learn more about SKYWARN™ Please visit http://www.weather.gov/gsp/skywarn
The 19th annual Catawba Valley Hamfest was held Saturday April 18th, 2016 at the Burke County Fair Grounds. Both Charlotte Regional Skywarn & Piedmont Spotter Group were there setup just outside the main building. Boy, you couldn’t have asked for better weather! We had a great time meeting familiar faces as well as some new ones, and a great time was had. Greg Huffman shook plenty of “paws” and Lee Sossamon signed plenty of autographs (I think Bruce Springsteen was the most popular one requested Hi Hi). We’re looking forward to next year.
Charlotte Regional Skywarn will be hosting a session of classes on April 30 2016 at the Hickory Regional Airport, taught by Tony Sturey with NWS GSP. The Basic Class will start at 10 am Sharp. The will be a Lasagna Buffet offered for $7 and it will include your choice of coffee, tea, or water. We are asking everyone to share this information and attached flyer to as many people as possible. We also request an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with Name, number of people coming in your group, contact number and email, and city in which you reside. Please let everyone know to RSVP as soon as they can because spaces fill up quickly. We will have an overflow sheet set up and will contact those folks as spot become available.
Charlotte Regional Skywarn is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Sossamon, KK4GEV to Emergency Coordinator. This transition will go into effect on January 1st, 2016. Lee has served as Assistant Emergency Coordinator for CRS for 3 years.
Chris Gay, N1CRG has served as Emergency Coordinator since January 2013, and announced his plan to retire earlier this year. Chris will remain on staff as a Net Control Station. “It’s been a pleasure to serve my community, my fellow Amateur Radio Operators, and Greer NWS as EC for the Charlotte Area, and I know that Lee will continue to grow Charlotte Skywarn and move it forward. He has the same passion that we all have to be the boots on the ground for the NWS, and he’ll do a great job.”
Lee has been a Licensed Amateur Radio Operator since 2012, and holds a technician class ticket. He’s been involved with weather spotting and Skywarn Training since 2012 also. Other than Amateur Radio, Lee is involved with the Mt Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius, NC and enjoys trout fishing.