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NWS Columbia's County Warning Area (CWA) & Amateur Radio Network


NWS Columbia utilizes the 2-Meter amateur radio network across Central SC and the CSRA to obtain severe weather reports. When a significant severe weather outbreak is anticipated, NWS meteorologists will ask for Net Control Stations to SKYWARN radio nets in areas threatened by severe weather. We may also call Amateur Radio Operators into our office to collect reports from the area nets, or establish one as well. The Call Sign for the NWS Columbia Office during an organized radio net is WX4CAE. When calling net control, simply call Columbia SKYWARN. It is not the intent of the net to provide the latest conditions and forecasts. The purpose of the net is to receive reports, not give them out. During an active weather net, the operator may monitor the following repeaters:

  • 147.210 MHz - Little Mountain Repeater
  • 145.490 MHz - Trenton Repeater
  • 147.105 MHz - Bishopville Repeater
  • 147.015 MHz - Sumter Repeater
  • 145.450 MHz - Savannah River Site (CSRA Backup)


 Download our current NET CONTROL SCRIPTS

 2017 Net Control Station NCS Training Presentation

 Amateur Radio SKYWARN Quick Reference Guide