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Welcome to the Steubenville-Weirton
Amateur Radio Club website.


SWARC Social Media Presentation

(Presented by WD8SAB at the 3-6-2024 Business Meeting)

SWARC Social Media Presentation.pdf


SWARC Dinner Meeting

Please note that the location of the next SWARC Dinner Meeting, on Wednesday, March 20th, will be at Zalenski's Restaurant in the west end of Wintersville, Ohio, at the intersection of Springdale Avenue and CR-22A (Cadiz Road), next to Indian Creek High School.  Dinner Meeting locations for 2024 will be determined on a month-by-month basis at the first Wednesday Business meeting.  A permanent dinner meeting venue will be determined by the membership sometime in the first half of 2024 and posted at a later date.  Dinner Meetings start at 6:00 PM on the third Wednesday of each month.


SWARC Is Serving Local Boy Scouts (BSA)

The Boy Scouts and the ARRL have worked together since establishing the Wireless Merit Badge in 1918 now called the Radio Merit Badge. Also in 2011 the Boy Scouts of America and the ARRL signed a memorandum of understanding how the two will work together. 


Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is the largest Scouting event in the world. It is held annually on the third full weekend in October. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and hams around the world, around the nation, and in your own community. This jamboree requires no travel, other than to a nearby amateur radio operatorís ham shack. However, this isn't a contest but rather to give Scouts a Ham Radio experience. In 2023, Troop 3 Steubenville visited one of members contest station (WA3C) and made 101 contacts including 12 countries. 

NOTE: Any Scouts or Troops that are interested in the Radio Merit Badge, Jamboree on the Air, or just to visit an amateur radio station can contact SWARC as we have a few members that are Radio Merit Badge Counselors. Also, any Scouts or Troops that are interested in the Radio Merit Badge class can contact SWARC for details on such a class.


SWARC is Sponsoring a Simplex Net Every Saturday Evening of Every Week at 9:00 PM on 146.535 MHz!


Please read the following announcement and information for details:

SWARC Simplex Net Announcement.pdf

Simplex Net Purpose.pdf


Please note that all SWARC in-person Business Meetings will be held at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County Main Library in downtown Steubenville, located at the intersection of South 4th and Slack Streets.  All business meetings start at 6:00 PM!

Also note that SWARC will hold an ARRL VE Amateur Radio license test session prior to the first business meeting of each quarter (first Wednesday of January, April, July, and October) starting at 4:30 PM, prior to the regular business meeting.


Dinner Meetings are held at the Zalenski's Restaurant at the corner of Cadiz Road and Springdale Avenue at the west end of Wintersville starting at 6:00 PM on the third Wednesday of each month! (This is a trial location for 2024 and is subject to change.  Look for the latest location at the top of this web page or listen for the dinner meeting announcement at 30 minutes past the hour on the WD8IIJ 147.06 repeater on the third Wednesday of the month for the up-to-date dinner meeting location.)



SWARC Membership Application:

SWARC Membership Application.pdf


ARRL VE Exam Sessions:

SWARC ARRL VE Exam Sessions (on Meetings page)


Packet Radio:

Check out the Packet Radio page for more information on this reliable and robust digital/data mode!

Software Modem Download:  UZ7HO Soundmodem.zip

Updated (alternate/newer) Software Modem Download: DireWolf.zip


SWARC Groups.io: See the Groups.io: (OVHAMS/SWARC) page for information on accessing the two local posting groups.



Pittsburgh SKYWARN Page

Pittsburgh SKYWARN Application Form (to become a member of Pittsburgh SKYWARN)

Print Your SKYWARN Certificate, PGH SKYWARN Class Schedule, & PGH SKYWARN Spotters Page



 EchoLink is available on the WD8IIJ 147.06+ Repeater via the N8GD-R EchoLink Repeater Link.  See the following document for information:

N8GD-R EchoLink.pdf


Other files of interest:

Previous SWARC Business Meeting Minutes.pdf

SWARC Sunday Night Net Script.pdf


Current Weather Conditions at N8GD / Wintersville, OH 43953

NWS Watches, Warnings & Advisories


Current Weather Conditions & Forecast


Current Conditions:

Local Conditions at N8GD
Current National Radar


Current Conditions
via Weather Underground:



Weather Forecasts:

Local NWS Forecast
| Local Weather Underground Forecast



Severe Weather - Watches/Warnings:
Jefferson County Ohio

Brooke County West Virginia

Hancock County West Virginia

Watches & Warnings Map


Times, information, & guidelines for SWARC's weekly nets on the W8CWO repeater

(click here for information on weekly nets)

The Steubenville-Weirton Amateur Radio Club (SWARC) is an ARRL-affiliated club dedicated to Amateur Radio in the Ohio Valley.


National Weather Service  Weather Underground  The Weather Channel

Weather data/radar provided by the National Weather Service, Weather Underground, and The Weather Channel.


Questions or comments?

Send an e-mail to Greg Day, N8GD.

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