If possible, all reporting of severe weather should be to a local "Net Control Operator*", who will gather all reports from our area and pass them on to the NWS in North Little Rock, Arkansas and to local Emergency Management Personnel.
It is preferred that reporting be done via radio**. Many more reports can be taken in a given time and the reports can be heard by all persons monitoring that frequency.
If the spotter is not a licensed Amateur Radio Operator*** or a member of a Public Service agency, reports can be made via telephone to the local Net Controller.
Primary Frequencies To Be Used - Locally
146.880 Amateur Repeater Hot SpringsALL INTERESTED PARTIES, IN THIS AREA, ARE ADVISED TO MONITOR THESE FREQUENCIES DURING TIMES OF SEVERE WEATHER.
146.760 Amateur Repeater Hot Springs
146.715 Amateur Repeater Mount Ida
154.220 Countywide Repeater Garland County
154.100 Countywide Repeater Montgomery County
Other Frequencies In Our Area
154.220 Garland County - Countywide Emergency Services Repeater
(DLAS SKYWARN Net)
154.845 Garland County - Sheriff's Repeater - Ch. 1
155.445 Garland County - Sheriff's Repeater - Ch.
146.880 W5LVB - Ham
Repeater - Hot Springs (DLAS SKYWARN Net)
444.600 W5LVB - Ham Repeater - Hot Springs (Back-Up UHF
146.760 WB5SPA - Ham Repeater - Hot Springs
(Back-Up 2M Repeater)
147.015 W5HSV - Ham Repeater - Hot Springs Village
154.100 Montgomery County - Countywide Fire Dispatch Repeater
155.595 Montgomery County - Sheriff's Repeater
146.715 WX5HOT - Ham Repeater - Mount Ida
(DLAS SKYWARN Net)
154.190 Pike County - Countywide Fire Dispatch Repeater
154.755 Pike County - Sheriff's Repeater
146.835 KC5EYQ - Ham Repeater - Glenwood
154.310 Hot Spring County - Countywide Emergency Services Repeater (Spotter Info.)
154.935 Hot Spring County - Sheriff's Repeater
147.360 W5BJX - Ham Repeater - Malvern
(Links w/ LR CAREN Net)
156.195 Saline County - Countywide Fire Dispatch Repeater
155.310 Saline County - Sheriff's Repeater
147.210 W5RHS - Ham Repeater - Benton
155.835 Polk County - Countywide Fire Dispatch Repeater
155.790 Polk County - Sheriff's Repeater (Tall Peak)
146.790 W5HUM - Ham Repeater - Mena
Bold - Denotes most active weather spotter information channels.
* - Net Control Operators are: SKYWARN 1 - J.M. Rowe (N5XFW), SKYWARN 2 - Bob King (W5LVB) and
SKYWARN 3 -
Wayne Mahnker (WA5LUY)
** - Public Service Officials will I.D. with their departmental call number.
*** - Amateur Radio Operators will I.D. with their callsigns.