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Steubenville-Weirton Amateur Radio Club (SWARC)

Welcome the Steubenville-Weirton
Amateur Radio Club website.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Ohio QSO Party - August 27th, Noon to Midnight EDT (we will leave by sunset) - Jefferson State Lake Horsemen's Area - Contact N8GD

OSPOTA (Ohio State Parks on the Air) - September 10th, 10 AM to 6 PM EDT - Jefferson State Lake Horsemen's Area - Contact N8GD

The above events are a chance to operate portable (off the grid) and have a lot of fun doing so!

We plan to have a setup party on site at both of the above events around 8:00 AM.

Directions to Jefferson State Lake Horsemen's Area:

SWARC will participate in the Ohio QSO Party on Saturday, August 27, 2022, and the Ohio State Parks on the Air (OSPOTA) on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the Jefferson State Lake Horsemen's Area, just north of Richmond, Ohio, off Ohio State Route 43, on Township Road 219.  (DO NOT take the State Lake road [County Road 54] - continue approximately 1.5 miles further north on SR 43 to the Horsemen's Area turnoff, and turn right onto Township Road 219.  The road is marked with a Jefferson State Lake sign (sorry, there is no "DeMartin Auto Body" sign there, as he is retired and out of business!).  Go back about 1/2 mile and turn left into the Horsemen's Area and take the road all the way back to the shelter house.

Below is a link to Google Maps with directions from the center of Richmond, Ohio.  You can get to Richmond by taking US 22 West to the Carrollton/Wintersville Ohio SR 43 exit and turn right at the end of the exit ramp.  After driving about 4 miles northwest on SR 43, you will enter Richmond, Ohio.  From the center of Richmond, drive 2.8 miles north on SR 43 to Township Road 219 and turn right onto that road (there is a sign pointing to Jefferson Lake Park at the entrance to Township 219).  After you get on 219, the entrance to the Horsemen's Area of Jefferson State Lake park is on the left, about 1/2 mile off SR 43, and you will have to wind back among the trees until you see the stone shelter house at the end of the road where we'll be setting up for the Ohio QSO Party or the OSPOTA event.

 https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Richmond,+OH+43944/40.4506454,-80.8190559/@40.4464321,-80.796427,14z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m5!1m1!1s0x8834263298837563:0x44fb1f5736ad5391!2m2!1d-80.7717478!2d40.4333996!1m0!3e0?hl=en

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"Tape Measure Yagi" Antenna

(A great project for our upcoming SWARC "Fox Hunt")

Download the presentation and instructions from this link:

Tape Measure Yagi.pdf

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SWARC is Sponsoring a Simplex Net Every Saturday Evening of Every Week at 9:30 PM on 146.535 MHz!

Please read the following announcement for details:

SWARC Simplex Net Announcement.pdf

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Please note that 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 through the foreseeable future unless we have reason to meet elsewhere (which will be announced)

Please note that at the first business meeting of each quarter (first Wednesday of January, April, July, and October) SWARC will hold an ARRL VE Amateur Radio license test session starting at 4:30 PM, prior to the regular business meeting at 6:00 PM.

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

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Also, Dinner Meetings are continuing to be held at Murray's Restaurant in the west end of Wintersville (across from Indian Creek High School) starting at 5:00 PM on the third Wednesday of each month!

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SWARC Membership Application:

Listed on "Information" page under "Dues:"

Direct link to .pdf download:

SWARC Membership Application.pdf

 

ARRL VE Exam Sessions:

SWARC ARRL VE Exam Sessions (on Meetings page)

Listed under: "First Wednesday of each month"

 

Packet Radio:

Check out the Packet Radio page for more information on this reliable and robust digital/data mode!

 

SWARC Groups.io:

See the Groups.io: (OVHAMS/SWARC) page for information on accessing the two local posting groups.

 

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

 

EchoLink:

 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

 

Other files of interest:

Previous SWARC Business Meeting Minutes.pdf

SWARC Sunday Night Net Script.pdf

New SWARC Logos (to download):

SWARC NEW LOGO.jpg

SWARC NEW LOGO [HIGH RES].jpg

SWARC NEW LOGO [EXTRA HIGH RES].jpg

SWARC NEW LOGO.png

 

Current Weather Conditions at N8GD / Wintersville, OH 43953

NWS Watches, Warnings & Advisories

 

Current Weather Conditions & Forecast

 

Current Conditions:

Local Conditions at N8GD
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Current National Radar

 

Current Conditions
via Weather Underground:

WXPort

 

Weather Forecasts:

Local NWS Forecast
| Local Weather Underground Forecast

 

 

Severe Weather - Watches/Warnings:
Jefferson County Ohio

Brooke County West Virginia

Hancock County 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  Weather Underground  The Weather Channel
Weather data/radar provided by the National Weather Service, Weather Underground, and The Weather Channel.

 

Questions or comments?

Send an e-mail to Greg Day, N8GD.

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