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Steubenville-Weirton Amateur Radio Club (SWARC)

Welcome the Steubenville-Weirton
Amateur Radio Club website.


SWARC is Sponsoring a Simplex Net Every Saturday Evening of Every Week at 8:30 PM on 146.535 MHz!

Please read the following announcement for details:

SWARC Simplex Net Announcement.pdf


Effective 1/5/2022, 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 South 4th and Slack Streets.  This will continue throughout 2022 unless we have reason to meet elsewhere (which will be announced)

All business meetings will continue to start at 6:00 PM on the first Wednesday of each month!


Also, Dinner Meetings are continuing to be held at Murray's Restaurant in Wintersville (across from Indian Creek High School) starting at 5 PM on the third Wednesday of each month!


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, and various important alerts.  See the following documents for bulletin schedules and announcement details and other information:

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



N8GD operates a BBS (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-3.  Most users will not be able to make reliable direct connections to the BBS, therefore you should connect to the JEFFOH node (N8GD-11) first, after which you can type "BBS" or "WINTOH" which will connect you directly to the BBS via an automatic Internet (IP) link (backed up by a fail-over RF link).  TERA info as well as ARRL bulletins, weather reports and statistical summaries, and other messages of interest are available.  Local Amateurs are encouraged to post both public and private messages on the BBS.  It runs 24/7 and has good coverage via the JEFFOH:N8GD-11 node which is located at the Wintersville United Methodist Church in the center of Wintersville, Ohio.  Access to the N8GD-10 WinLink RMS Gateway is also possible via the JEFFOH:N8GD-11 node, or you may connect to N8GD-10 direct if your signal is good enough.  Check out the packet paths in eastern Ohio using the following link:

Eastern Ohio Packet Map

Further packet radio information for Ohio may be found on www.ohiopacket.org



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 Script.pdf


Current Weather Conditions at N8GD / Wintersville, OH 43953

Current Weather Conditions & Forecast

Current Conditions:

| Precipitation |
Radar Loop

Current Conditions
via Weather Underground:


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:

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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