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Steubenville-Weirton Amateur Radio Club (SWARC)

Welcome the Steubenville-Weirton
Amateur Radio Club website.

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For general & current local area Ham info, visit the OVHAMS (Ohio Valley Hams) Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ovhams/

For information specific to current/active SWARC members only, visit the SWARC Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/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 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.

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 9/6/2017