SWARC will again participate in the ARRL Field Day event this year on Saturday June 23rd (9 AM to dusk)
Location: Hancock County Sportsmen's Association
The location will be the same as last year, at the Hancock County Sportsmen's Association, north of Weirton, WV. An APRS object is available to assist those with APRS GPS capabilities in finding the site. We hope to see you there!
Field Day Details (in PDF format): SWARC 2018 Field Day Information.pdf
Go north on West Virginia Route 2 to the north end of Weirton. Take Kings Creek Road, on the right, after the long bridge over Kings Creek north of town, then immediately take a left onto Wylie Ridge Road (Hancock County 9). Follow Wylie Ridge Road for approximately 4.5 miles and you will find the Sportsmen's Association entrance on the right (you will notice the bright orange gate). Wylie Ridge Road continues as a hard left and the entrance to the club is opposite that left bend to the right (look for the orange gate and sign attached). Follow the access road back to the club house, which is on the right, at the end of the access road.
For general & current local area Ham info, visit the OVHAMS (Ohio Valley Hams) Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ovhams/
For information specific to current/active SWARC members only, visit the SWARC Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/swarc_members/
Membership Application (necessary for NEW members only): SWARC Membership Application.pdf
Both the 147.06+ and 146.94- repeaters require PL tone access of 114.8 Hz. See the Repeater page on this site for more information.
EchoLink is available on the WD8IIJ 147.06+ Repeater via the N8GD-R EchoLink Repeater Link. See the following document for information:
Utilizing the N8GD EchoLink system, with an add-on program called EchoProducer (by EI4JR), the WD8IIJ 147.06+ repeater has the capability to broadcast bulletin/QST programs, various announcements of interest to local Amateurs, weather conditions, weather forecasts, and weather alerts. See the following documents for bulletin schedules and announcement details and other information:
PACKET RADIO on 145.690 MHZ:
N8GD operates a PBBS (Packet Bulletin Board System) for the TERA (Tri-county Radio Association) Group on 145.690 MHz @ 1200 baud. Connect using either "WINTOH" (the alias) or the call of N8GD. DAREN of WV and other messages of interest are available (such as ARNewsline in text format) and local Amateurs are encouraged to post both public and private (to others) messages on the PBBS. It runs 24/7 and is accessible direct or via the HANCWV node/digi.
Other files of interest:
Questions or comments?
Send an e-mail to Greg Day,
Website updated 9/6/2017