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Steubenville-Weirton Amateur Radio Club (SWARC)

Welcome the Steubenville-Weirton
Amateur Radio Club website.

Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,

all SWARC in-person meetings are canceled!

(We will meet on-the-air via nets instead)

Beginning immediately, all SWARC Business Meetings (held at the Weirton County Road Fire Station) and SWARC Dinner and Social Meetings (held at the Eat n Park Restaurant at the Fort Steubenville Mall) are suspended until further notice.  Some of these meetings, such as the dinner meeting at Eat n Park, are not possible due to the government decree preventing dining-in at restaurants in Ohio and West Virginia.

In place of the above meetings, we will have on-the-air meetings (AKA nets).  The nets will be as follows:

Business Meeting replacement net:  Meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM on the Weirton, W8CWO, 146.94 MHz repeater.

Dinner and Social Meeting replacement net:  Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM on the Steubenville, WD8IIJ, 147.06 MHz repeater.

The above nets will continue until further notice, reverting to their original meeting locations and formats once the pandemic is over and governmental officials have canceled their social distancing decrees.

2020 Dues Are Now Payable!

The dues for 2020 are now payable.  The deadline to pay and remain a member has been extended to April 30th due to the COVID-19 crisis.  Any member not paid up by then will be dropped from the membership roll.  See the "Club Information" page (link at the left side) for further information.

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For general & current local area Ham info, visit the OVHAMS (Ohio Valley Hams) at Groups.io: https://groups.io/g/OhioValleyHams/

For information specific to current/active SWARC members only, visit the SWARC at Groups.io: https://groups.io/g/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:

N8GD-R EchoLink.pdf

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:

Echo Producer & Bulletin Schedule.pdf     EchoProducer Info and Quirks.pdf

PACKET RADIO NOW on 145.070 MHZ:

(Please note the frequency change since the DAREN network is no longer available with the loss of the OHIOWV node!)

N8GD operates a PBBS (Packet Bulletin Board System) for the TERA (Tri-county Radio Association) Group on 145.070 MHz @ 1200 baud.  Connect using either "WINTOH" (the alias) or the call of N8GD.  TERA info as well as ARRL bulletins 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 directly on 145.07 MHz or via TOROH as a digi (C WINTOH V TOROH).  It is located at the Jefferson County EOC (at the Jefferson County Airpark).

SKYWARN Links:

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

Other files of interest:

Previous SWARC Business Meeting Minutes.pdf

WD8IIJ REPEATER ANTENNA INSTALLATION.pdf

DB224-E.pdf

SWARC Sunday Night Net Preamble.pdf

 

Current Weather Conditions at N8GD / Wintersville, OH 43953

Current Weather Conditions & Forecast

Current Conditions:

NEXRAD
| Precipitation |
Radar Loop

Current Conditions
Summary:

WXPort

Weather Forecast:

Local Forecast
| Temperature
Precipitation
| Wind Speed

Severe Weather:

OHIO
 
|  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.

 

Ham Radio Links:

eHam.net: Ham Radio on the Net
QRZ.com: The Ham Radio SuperSite
FCC Universal Licensing System
ARRL: Amateur Radio Relay League
QST, ARRL's Monthly Membership Journal
CQ Magazine
Dayton (Xenia) Hamvention

National Weather Service  Click here for INTELLICAST WEATHER  AccuWeather
Weather data provided by the National Weather Service, Intellicast.com, and AccuWeather.com.

 

Questions or comments?

Send an e-mail to Greg Day, N8GD.

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Website updated 4/2/2020