This web site is a continual work in progress as we seek to equip our members with the tools necessary to provide ARES® support to the people of Tippecanoe County. If you have any suggestions for improvement, please email me.
R. Bruce Stewart, N9GKE - ARES Emergency Coordinator, Tippecanoe County, IN
Upcoming ARES Nets
Weekly ARES Net Monday, FEB 19
WI9RES 145.370 Repeater
Weekly ARES Net Monday, FEB 26
WI9RES 145.370 Repeater
Warning Siren Test Net Saturday, MAR 3
WI9RES 147.135 Repeater
(See the On-Air section of this
web site for more details.)
Be sure to welcome our newest ARES member!
Curious about ARES Meetings?
ARES is not an exclusive club, and our meetings are open to all. Just let us know you are coming, so that we can notify our gracious host (SIA) of your arrival. For more information about our ARES meetings, and the guest registration form, select "Meetings" from the "Events" menu, or visit:www.W9TCA.com/meetings
Want to Join Us?
If you are a licensed amateur radio operator and live or work in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, we would love to hear from you! If you are interested in joining ARES, please visit this web page.
W9TCA.com - Latest ARES News & Updates
SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training - March 5
Monday, March 5, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
The National Weather Service will conduct their annual SKYWARN storm spotter training in Tippecanoe County on Monday evening, March 5, at 7:00 PM. It will be held at the county extension office on US52 on the south side of Lafayette (3150 Sagamore Pkwy S).
Registration is not needed, but please be sure to sign the ARES member attendance sheet when you arrive. Hope to see you there!
2018 Central Indiana Severe Weather Symposium
Saturday, March 17
March 2018 brings the next installment of the biennial Central Indiana Severe Weather Symposium, an all day session geared toward providing more advanced information for spotters and weather enthusiasts.
Date/Location Saturday, March 17, 2018
All-day event - exact times to come soon
Parking in Vermont Street Parking Garage - directly west of Campus Center
Great appreciation goes out to everyone that participates in the SKYWARN amateur radio nets. Without volunteers like you, the NWS would just be guessing where rotation touches the ground, forming dangerous, life-threatening tornadoes.
Thanks goes out to not just those who observe and report the severe weather, but also to those who are vigilant and stand by silently, keeping the radio clear for those reports to quickly be acknowledged and relayed.
Thank you to those who make yourselves known by checking in at the end of the net to let the NWS know you've been there on silent watch, ready to report and to help others at a moment's notice. The NWS appreciates knowing you're there.
For each severe weather report the NWS receives from amateur radio storm spotters, they know there are many, many others that stand ready to help whenever the warnings go out.
Community service at its finest: amateur radio and the NWS SKYWARN program.
Thank you for serving.
W9TCA Packet BBS & Node Temporary Frequency Change
The W9TCA-1 BBS and TCARES packet node are on 441.050 MHz until further notice. The Rossville site has an apparent 2M antenna or feedline issue which will eventually be addressed. Until then, the packet station will be operating on the 70cm frequency.
This antenna issue only affects the 2M packet system. The Rossville 2M and 440 voice repeaters, and the 222 MHz packet backbone node, are fully operational. We will post more information as it becomes available.