Northeast Tennessee District 7 SKYWARN organization was founded on Friday, September 16, 2005. On the same day, the FCC granted the original call KI4LTU. On Tuesday, January 10, 2006 the FCC granted the vanity call WX4TN.
Northeast Tennessee District 7 SKYWARN serves the 7 counties of Carter, Greene, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, & Washington. We service the National Weather Service in Morristown, TN. Training / activation nets are held on the WR4CC 145.2900 (-) MHz (PL 103.5 Hz). Training nets held every Saturday night at 02:00 UTC (9:00 P.M. Eastern). Net control will use the call WX4TN during training / activation nets. All severe weather reports are relayed via WX4MRX at the National Weather Service in Morristown, Tennessee.
Status Level Green: An advisory for any of the counties in the district is issued by NWS Morristown or no severe weather is expected. Repeater will be operational as usual.
Status Level Yellow: A severe thunderstorm watch, tornado watch, or flash flood watch is issued for any of the counties in the district by NWS Morristown. Severe weather will likely occur in our area. Please keep all conversations to the point on the repeater and be prepared to relinquish the repeater to net control should the watch be upgraded to a warning.
Status Level Red: A severe thunderstorm warning, tornado warning, or flash flood warning has been issued for any of the counties in the district by NWS Morristown. This means severe weather is occurring in our area. Take cover. The severe WX net will be operational at this time and the repeater will only be open to emergency traffic, severe reports, or questions about the storm. No other traffic will be permitted on the repeater. All traffic must go through net control.