ARES, RACES, Skywarn, EmComm, District 5

Weather spotter training

Severe weather spotter training, aka "spotter talks", are usually hosted by various amateur radio or public service groups around the area. These sessions are usually conducted by personnel from the National Weather Service office in Indianapolis.

For a list of scheduled spotter talks, click here. Most spotter talks are scheduled in the late winter or early spring to prepare for the upcoming severe weather season.

You will also find at the link above downloadable spotter guides and an online spotter training video.

Marion County ARES Net

Date: 
Wed 09-25 7:30pm
County: 
Marion
Description: 

Wide area net with traffic and announcements. See https://www.mcinares.org/ for more info about Marion County ARES.

Indiana Severe Weather TEST [Statewide Tornado Drill]

Date: 
Tue 03-20 10:15am - 10:30am
Description: 

2018 Indiana Severe Weather TEST is on Tuesday, March 20

Outdoor Weather Siren Testing is in MORNING SESSION ONLY --- 10:15AM

Amateur Radio Skywarn Test Nets
On March 20 at about 10:15am, during the State Tornado Drill Marion County Skywarn will hold a test net. During this net we will take check ins as well as siren operation reports.

We will hold a second net at about 7:00pm. There will not be a siren test, but we will still take check ins and give a couple brief announcements.

The nets will take place on the 146.760MHz repeater (no tone), linked to the 443.250MHz (100pl).

https://www.weather.gov/media/ind/PrepWeeks/Severe/2018_IN_SVR_WX_WkNews...

Skywarn Spotter Training: Marion County

Date: 
Tue 03-27 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Description: 

IUPUI Campus Center Rm 045, 420 University Blvd, Indianapolis,IN

2018 March Indiana State Severe Weather Awareness Week [AM NET ONLY]

County: 
Marion
County: 
IN Statewide
Description: 

Statewide Tornado Drill
INDIANA SEVERE WEATHER TORNADO DRILL

Marion County Amateur Radio Skywarn will participate in the statewide tornado drill by running a net during both sessions:
March 20 at 10:15 A.M.*

Marion County uses the 146.760MHz repeater (no tone), and the 443.250MHz (100pl) as our backup.

*Times are approximate

https://www.weather.gov/ind/SvrWxWeek2018

District 5 VHF

Frequency: 
147.210 MHz
Mode: 
FM
Offset: 
Plus
County: 
District 5

Location

United States
39° 45' 58.9176" N, 86° 7' 46.1208" W

This is an open repeater funded by IDHS to support Emergency Communications in Marion and all surrounding counties. It is classified as a wide-area coverage repeater and has the callsign of W9FBZ and K9XV is Trustee.

It is currently transmitting with 25 watts and has a very good coverage.

The antenna is located at about 500' on the guyed tower at State & Washington Streets in the near downtown area of Indianapolis, IN.

ARES Application

Attached is the ARRL's ARES application. If you would like to join the Marion County ARES group, feel free to print this, fill it out, scan it in, and email it to ws9h@arrl.net.

IN-ARRL CW Traffic Net QIN (evening)

Frequency: 
IN-ARRL CW
County: 
IN Statewide
Description: 

For more information, go to: http://indianacw.net

IN-ARRL CW Traffic Net QIN (morning)

Frequency: 
IN-ARRL CW
County: 
IN Statewide
Description: 

For more information, go to: http://indianacw.net

Hamilton County ARES Net

Frequency: 
Hamilton Co ARES 2m
County: 
Hamilton
Description: 

The Hamilton County ARES Net is every Sunday at 2000 hours on the 145.170 (PL77) repeater which is linked to the 443.550 (PL77) repeater.

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