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Steubenville-Weirton Amateur Radio Club (SWARC)

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Amateur Radio Club website.


The November & December SWARC Business Meetings

are being moved:


Date: 10/11/2019

To ALL SWARC Members,

Since we will not have the Weirton County Road Fire Station available for our November and December meetings we will be meeting at a different location for the near future:

Paul Rebres, WW9PR, has secured a meeting room at the Riverview Methodist Church in Toronto, Ohio.  The church is located at 105 N. River Avenue, Toronto, Oh 43964.  Enter on the River Avenue side of the church in the door marked "Church Office," go up the stairs and down the hall, and enter in the 3rd door on the left.  This is their conference room.  The entry to the church should be open at 6:30 PM.  Our meeting room is available from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM.  There is street parking as well as a parking lot to the south side of the church.

I will post this information on the website and as an email on the OVHams site.


Greg N8GD


For general & current local area Ham info, visit the OVHAMS (Ohio Valley Hams) Yahoo Group:

For information specific to current/active SWARC members only, visit the SWARC Yahoo Group:

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 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.


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



SWARC Sunday Night Net Preamble.pdf


Current Weather Conditions at N8GD / Wintersville, OH 43953

Current Weather Conditions & Forecast

Current Conditions:

| Precipitation |
Radar Loop

Current Conditions


Weather Forecast:

Local Forecast
| Temperature
| Wind Speed

Severe Weather:


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: Ham Radio on the Net 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,, and


Questions or comments?

Send an e-mail to Greg Day, N8GD.

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