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Gaston Co. (NC) Police Stations

Belmont Police Department

Belmont Police is Dispatched on North Carolina Viper on their own channels

  • Main Station - 201 Chronicle St, Belmont

Bessemer City Police Department

Bessemer City is dispatched on Gaston County Police Channel on North Carolina VIPER

  • Main Station - 132 W Virginia Ave, Bessemer City

Cherryville Police Department

Cherryville Police is Dispatched on North Carolina Viper on their own channels

  • Main Station - 704 E Church St, Cherryville

Cramerton Police Department

Cramerton Police Department is dispatched on Gaston County Police Channel on North Carolina VIPER

  • Main Station - 155 N Main St, Cramerton

Dallas Police Department

Dallas Police Department is dispatched on Gaston County Police Channel on North Carolina VIPER

  • Main Station - 207 W Church St, Dallas

Gaston County Police Department

Gaston County Police Department is dispatched on North Carolina VIPER

  • Main Station - 420 W. Franklin Blvd, Gastonia

Gaston County Sheriff's Office

Gaston County Sheriff's Office is dispatched on their own channel on North Carolina VIPER

  • Main Station - 425 Dr M.L.K. Jr. Way, Gastonia

Gastonia Police Department

Gastonia Police is dispatched on Charlotte UASI full time

  • Main Station - 200 E. Long Ave, Gastonia
  • Sub Station - 181 S South St, Gastonia

Lowell Police Department

Lowell is dispatched on Gaston County Police Channel on North Carolina VIPER

  • Main Station - 102 E 1st St, Lowell

Mount Holly Police Department

Mount Holly Police is dispatched on Charlotte UASI

  • Main Station - 400 E Central Ave, Mt Holly

Ranlo Police Department

Ranlo Police is dispatched on Gaston County Police Channel on North Carolina VIPER

  • Main Station - 1624 Spencer Mountain Rd, Gastonia

Stanley Police Department

Stanley Police is dispatched on Gaston County Police Channel on North Carolina VIPER

  • Main Station - 230 S Main St, Stanley

Gaston Co. (NC) Fire Stations

Gastonia Fire Department

Gastonia is dispatched on Charlotte UASI full time.

  • Sta. #1 (HQ) -
    • Current Sta. - 260 N. Myrtle School Rd. across from Whitener St.
    • Former Sta. - 117 W. Second Ave. @ S. South St.
  • Sta. #2 - 510 New Way Dr. between N. Morris St. & N. Boyce St.
  • Sta. #3 -
    • Current Sta. - 717 Wellons Dr. between Union Rd. (aka State Route 274) & Moore Dr.
    • Former Sta. - 1502 W. Franklin Blvd. (aka US-29/US-74) @ N. Webb St.
  • Sta. #4 -
    • Current Sta. - 900 Armstrong Park Rd. (aka County Route 2200) across from White Willow Ave.
    • Former Sta. - 1012 S. New Hope Rd. (aka State Route 279) between Dixon Rd. & Armstrong Cir. (Now Organic Marketplace)
  • Sta. #5 - 900 W. Hudson Blvd. (aka County Route 1255) between Lynhaven Dr. & Clyde St.
  • Sta. #6 - 1335 E. Ozark Ave. (aka State Route 7) @ Piedmont St.
  • Sta. #7 - 3811 Gaston Day School Rd. (aka County Route 2200) between Duke St. & Brookberry Ln.
  • Sta. #8 - 613 Carson Rd. (aka County Route 1311) across from Laurel Woods Dr.


County Stations

Gaston County Fire Stations are dispatched on North Carolina VIPER

  • 17 - Lowell V.F.D. - 202 Groves St. between E. First St. & Bridge St. (WNKH957)
  • 18 - Spencer Mountain Rd. V.F.D. - 1011 Dallas Stanley Hwy. (aka State Route 275) @ Dills Dr.,Dallas (WNKH955)
  • 19 - Ranlo V.F.D. -
    • Current Sta. - 1710 Spencer Mountain Rd. (aka County Route 2200) between Rex Ave. & Robin St.,Ranlo
    • Former Sta. - 1624 Spencer Mountain Rd. (aka County Route 2200) @ Park Dr.,Ranlo (KNAD854/WNKH957)
  • 20 - Alexis V.F.D. -
    • Sta. #1 (HQ) -
      • Current Sta. - 4168 Charles Raper Jonas Hwy. (aka State Route 27) between Alexis Lucia Rd. (aka County Route 1820) & Sagebrook Dr.,Alexis (WNKH955)
      • Former Sta. - 4215-4221 Charles Raper Jonas Hwy. (aka State Route 27) between Alexis High Shoals Rd. (aka County Route 1819) & Sagebrook Dr.,Alexis
    • Sta. #2 - 4639 Old Plank Rd. between Tuckers Grove Church Rd. (aka County Route 1360) & Sigmon Farms Dr.,Iron Station (Lincoln Co.)
  • 21 - North Gaston Vol. Fire/Rescue - 110 Thompkins St. (aka Old Hardin Rd./County Route 1812) @ School St.,High Shoals (WNKH955) (Formerly High Shoals Vol. Fire/Rescue)
  • 22 - Stanley V.F.D. (KEY809) - 201 Blacksnake Rd. (aka County Route 1905) between Willow St. & N. Mauney Ave.,Stanley (WQCL322)
  • 30 - East Gaston V.F.D. - 108 Arrochem Way (aka County Route 2060) between Westland Farm Rd. (aka County Route 1924) & Morgan Rd.,Mt. Holly (WNKH955)
  • 31 - Lucia-Riverbend V.F.D. - 14124 Lucia Riverbend Hwy. (aka State Route 273) between Old Wagon Rd. & Honbarger Ln.,Mt. Holly (WNKH955)
  • 32 - Community V.F.D. - 1873 Perfection Ave. (aka County Route 2040) between Abbington Way & Perfection Place Ct.,Belmont
  • 33 - Mt. Holly F.D. - 1201 S. Main St. @ Fire Dept. Dr.,Mt. Holly (WNKH955) (Formerly Catawba Heights V.F.D.)
  • 34 - Mt. Holly F.D. (HQ) -
    • Current Sta. - 433 Killian Ave. @ N. Main St. (aka State Route 273),Mt. Holly (WPEF699)
    • Former Sta. - 309 N. Main St. between Highland St. (aka State Route 273) & Alsace St.,Mt. Holly
  • 35 - Mt. Holly F.D. - 13455 Lucia Riverbend Hwy. (aka County Route 1922) between Henderson St. (aka County Route 1910) & Lumber Ln.,Mt. Holly
  • 41 - Cramerton V.F.D
    • Sta. #1 - Cramerton V.F.D. - 141 Eighth Ave. between Ninth St. & Tenth St.,Cramerton (WNKH956)
    • Sta. #2 - McAdenville V.F.D. (Former Station 40) - 144 Wesleyan Dr. (aka County Route 2209) between Poplar St. & Belvie Ln.,McAdenville (WNKH956)
  • 42 - South Point V.F.D. - 2300 South Point Rd. (aka State Route 273) between Plant Allen Rd. & River Run,Belmont (WNKH956)
  • 43 - Belmont F.D. -
    • Current Sta. - 301 Keener Blvd. (aka State Route 273) @ Ewing Dr.,Belmont (KEY808/WNKH956)
    • Former Sta. - 156 Woodlawn St. between Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd. (aka County Route 2093) & Cason St.,Belmont (WNKH956)
  • 50 - New Hope V.F.D. - 4804 S. New Hope Rd. (aka State Route 279) @ Union New Hope Rd.,Belmont (WNKH956)
  • 51 - Union Rd. V.F.D. - 4060 Union Rd. (aka State Route 274) between Honeywood Ln. & Dawnwood Dr. (aka County Route 2721),Gastonia
  • 55 - Crowders Mountain Vol. Fire/Rescue -
    • Sta. #1 - 480 Bethany Rd. between Freedom Mill Rd. & Ramsey Cir.,Gastonia (WNKH957)
    • Sta. #2 - 215 E. Virginia Ave. (aka State Route 274) @ N. 10th St.,Bessemer City
  • 61 - Agriculture Center V.F.D. - 1428 Costner School Rd. between Joe Cloninger Rd. & Shikepoke Ct.,Bessemer City (WNKH954)
  • 62 - Bessemer City V.F.D. - 119 W. Washington Ave. @ N. 13th St.,Bessemer City (WNKH954)
  • 63 - Dallas V.F.D. - 209 W. Main St. @ S. Oakland St.,Dallas (WNKH957)
  • 70 - Tryonota V.F.D. -
    • Sta. #1 (HQ) - 2577 Tryon Courthouse Rd. (aka State Route 274) across from Tryon School Rd. (aka County Route 1440),Bessemer City (WNKH954)
    • Sta. #2 - 707 Chestnut Ridge Church Rd. (aka County Route 1407) between Long Creek Rd. & Corvette Ln.,Kings Mountain (WNKH954)
  • 72 - Hugh's Pond V.F.D. - 1442 Tot Dellinger Rd. (aka County Route 1650) between Cherryville Hwy. (aka State Route 274) & Black Rd. (aka County Route 1638),Cherryville (WNKH954)
  • 73 - Cherryville F.D. - 411 E. Church St. (aka State Route 150) @ Dalton St.,Cherryville (WNKH954)
  • 74 - Waco Community V.F.D. -
    • Current Sta. - 421 S. Main St. between Moss St. & Carpenter Rd.,Waco (Cleveland Co.)
    • Former Sta. - 2139 Cherryville Rd. (aka State Route 150) @ Fire Dept. St.,Waco (Cleveland Co.)
  • 75 - Crouse V.F.D. - 2764-2772 W. Old State Route 150 @ St. Marks Church Rd.,Crouse (Lincoln Co.)
  • 76 - South Fork V.F.D. - 2736 Long Shoals Rd. (aka County Route 1242) @ Sutton Ln.,Lincolnton (Lincoln County)


Gaston Co. (NC) E.M.S.

EMS is dispatched on North Carolina VIPER full time

  • G.E.M.S. (Gaston Emergency Medical Services) -
    • Sta. #1 (HQ) - 615 N. Highland St. @ W. Davidson Ave.,Gastonia
    • Sta. #2 - 408 Henderson St. @ McArver St.,Gastonia (WNQI820)
    • Sta. #3 - 215 E. Virginia Ave. (aka State Route 274) @ N. 10th St.,Bessemer City (KNAD852) (Shared w/Crowders Mountain Vol. Fire/Rescue Sta. #2)
    • Sta. #4 - 700 Eagle Rd. between Lakewood Rd. (aka County Route 2014) & Norfolk Southern Railroad Charlotte Sub,Belmont (WNAE273) (Formerly South Point Lifesaving Crew)
    • Sta. #5 - 101 W. First St. (aka State Route 7) @ S. Main St. (aka County Route 2329),Lowell (Bay faces S. Main St.)
    • Sta. #6 - 115 S. Mulberry St. @ W. Academy St.,Cherryville (WNAE272) (Formerly Cherryville Rescue/Squad)
    • Sta. #7 - 1122 S. Main St. between Beatty Dr. (aka State Route 273) & Rose St.,Mt. Holly (WPXR715)
    • Sta. #8 - 618 S. Main St. (aka State Route 275) between Wilson St. & Ethel Dr.,Stanley (WQJ508) (Housed w/Stanley Civil Defense Rescue)
    • Sta. #9 - 4060 Union Rd. (aka State Route 274) between Honeywood Ln. & Dawnwood Dr (aka County Route 2721),Gastonia (Shared w/Union Rd. V.F.D.)
    • Sta. #10 - 14124 Lucia Riverbend Hwy. (aka State Route 273) between Old Wagon Rd. & Honbarger Ln.,Mt. Holly (Shared w/Lucia-Riverbend V.F.D.)
    • Sta. #11 - 480 Bethany Rd. between Freedom Mill Rd. & Ramsey Cir.,Gastonia (WQEK692) (Shared w/Crowders Mountain Vol. Fire/Rescue Sta. #1)
    • Sta. #12 - Unknown where Sta. is but the coverage includes Belmont F.D., New Hope V.F.D. & South Point V.F.D.
  • Dallas Rescue Squad - 206 S. Oakland St. between W. Church St. & W. Robinson St.,Dallas (KNAD853)
  • Stanley Rescue Squad - 618 S Main St., Stanley
  • DISBANDED Gaston Life Saving Crew - 418 S. Broad St. @ E. Fourth Ave.,Gastonia (WNAE271)

Gastonia Public Works

Gastonia Public Works uses VHF repeaters. It is unknown if there is a plan to switch to Charlotte UASI or another form of digital communications systems.

Public Works Department Frequency CTCSS Tone Notes Callsign
Gastonia Water Repeater 153.4100MHz - Possibly on DMR with Color Code 1 KIG460
Gastonia Electric 153.7250MHz 151.4Hz - WPQJ824
Gastonia Public Works 155.8800MHz 192.8Hz - KWQ475
Gastonia Transit Repeater 452.6500MHz 141.3Hz - WSP406
Gastonia Radio Shop 155.7900MHz 162.2Hz Unknown if still active on VHF KIC290

Gaston County Schools

Gaston County Schools (GCS) operates on UHF conventional DMR using Motorola SL3500e radios. The system also allows for radio-to-radio private calling which can be picked up by a DMR capable scanner. As of February 2021, only the high schools (9-12) in the county are using DMR radios. Elementary and Middle schools are remaining on analog voice with Kenwood series radios.

Frequency Color Code TGID Slot Notes FCC License
461.3875 CC - 4 1801 1 South Point High School WRCW539
461.8875 -- - - - WQNY960
461.7120 -- - - - WRCW539
462.0875 -- - - - WQRC908
463.2250 -- - - - WRCW539
463.3375 -- - - - WRCW539
463.7125 CC - 11 1001 1 Ashbrook High School WQYI923
463.7375 -- - - - WRCW539
464.2500 CC - 9 - 1 Hunter Huss High School WRCW539
464.8750 CC - 8 1301 1 Forestview High School WRCW539

Gaston County Unknown

If there is a new frequency that has been discovered and you don't have a known department/business, add it to this table.

Frequency CTCSS Tone Notes Mode
154.0400Mhz - Showing as Mount Holly Services in the database, sounds like an ambulance service FM

Deprecated GC Radio Frequencies

NOTE: These frequencies were previously used however, after June 30, 2020 Gaston County is fully on the North Carolina Viper System or Charlotte UASI You will NOT be able to pick these up!

Channel Frequency PL Tone Callsign
Gastonia Police Channel 1 453.6000 - KS7762
Gastonia Police Channel 2 460.1500 - WNNY800
Gastonia Police Channel 3 453.3500 - KS7762
Gastonia Fire Dispatch 154.2350 162.2Hz KD7224
Gaston County Police Channel 1 453.7250 192.8Hz KDA687
Gaston County Police Channel 2 460.0750 179.9Hz WNXW909
Gaston County Police Channel 3 460.5250 - WPLV797
Gaston County Sheriff's Office Dispatch 453.8250 192.8Hz KDA687
Gaston County Sheriff's Office Operations 453.2500 CSQ WNNC428
Police Mutual Aid 453.7000 - KNIT561
Police Small Towns 453.8750 192.8Hz KDA687
Gaston County Sheriff's Jail 453.5750 192.8Hz WNNC428
Gaston County Sheriff's Office Courthouse 460.0250 - WPMY613
Gaston County Fire Ops 11 154.1300 162.2Hz KD7224
Gaston County Fire Ops 12 154.4300 162.2Hz KD7224
Gaston County Fire Ops 13 155.7900 162.2Hz KIC290
Gaston County Fire Ops 14 153.8300 162.2Hz KB85541
Gaston County Fire Ops 15 154.1900 162.2Hz KD7224
Gaston County Fire Ops 16 154.0700 162.2Hz KD7224
Gaston County Fire Hazmat 154.17534 - -
Gaston County Fire Command 1 158.7540 - WNMJ237
Gaston County Fire Command 2 155.4000 - WNAE271
Gaston County EMS Dispatch 155.2350 156.7Hz KUB836
Dallas Police Department 460.5000 - WPBG768
Mt. Holly Police Department 460.5500 - WPBR901
Belmont Police Department 460.4625 - KNIT561
Gaston Life Saving Crew 155.2800 - KVL978
Cherryville Life Saving Crew 155.7150 - WNKC983