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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 9:30 PM (Starting May 1st) on 146.535 MHz!

Please read the following announcement for details:

SWARC Simplex Net Announcement.pdf


Effective 7/7/2021, all SWARC in-person meetings are being resumed!

Until further notice, we will meet outdoors at the Follansbee Park in the north end of Follansbee, WV, behind the old Follansbee Middle School (Blue Wave Center)


Also, Dinner Meetings are being resumed at Murray's Restaurant in Wintersville (across from Indian Creek High School).

Business Meetings occur, as above, on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM.  Listen on the 147.06 repeater prior to the meeting for any changes.

The Dinner and Social Meeting gathers, as above, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:00 PM.  Listen on the 147.06 repeater for any changes.

The above in-person meetings will continue until further notice.


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

For information specific to current/active SWARC members only, visit the SWARC at

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


N8GD operates a PBBS (Packet 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.  TERA info as well as ARRL bulletins, weather reports and statistical summaries, and other messages of interest are available (such as ARNewsline in text format).  Local Amateurs are encouraged to post both public and private messages on the PBBS.  It runs 24/7 and is accessible directly on 145.07 MHz or via TOROH as a digi (C WINTOH V TOROH) or via WINTVL as a digi (C WINTOH V WINTVL).  It is being relocated to the TERA Radio Station at the Wintersville United Methodist Church.


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


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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