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Steubenville-Weirton Amateur Radio Club (SWARC)

Welcome the Steubenville-Weirton
Amateur Radio Club website.

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.

Google Maps Directions/Map

Google Maps Street View of HCSA Entrance


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:

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Radar Loop

Current Conditions


Weather Forecast:

Local Forecast
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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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Website updated 9/6/2017