Virginia State Emergency Communications Committee
The Charlottesville Local Area
1150 Pepsi Place #300
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
Voice: (434) 978-4408
Coordinated Monthly Test Times PDF
Stations are reminded that these coordinated tests (RMT) must run within 60 minutes of reception (or 15 minutes after programming begins if the station was off-the-air at test time). This requirement is per FCC rules. Stations are not required to run a local test on weeks that a coordinated test is conducted.
NOAA WEATHER RADIO EXPANDSThe NWS Baltimore-Washington Forecast Office has formed a partnership with the Virginia Department of Emergency Services, Albemarle County, and an Amateur Radio Club to place a new transmitter in Charlottesville, VA area. The site is now operational. Station KZZ28 operates on a frequency of 162.450 with a power of 1000 watts. The Virginia Department of Emergency Services (VDES) worked to obtain funds for several new transmitters in the Commonwealth with help from a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). One problem with placing a NOAA Weather Radio transmitter on the mountains west of Charlottesville is that the VHF frequency is restricted by the NRAO "Quiet Zone" which protects the radio telescopes in Greenbank, WV. NOAA is working on this problem and has located a potential site South of Carter's Mountain on Fan Mountain. The Charlottesville transmitter will fill in much of the coverage gap east of the mountains ridge in central Virginia.
Although the coverage map shows coverage into Augusta County, there is no assurance that this site will provide adequate coverage into the Shenandoah Valley.
PN STATIONS MONITOR:
WWWV-FM 97.5 mHz is STATE RELAY
The Charlottesville Local Area is:
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