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.

Upcoming ARES Nets

Weekly ARES Net
Monday, JUL 22
20:00 EDT
WI9RES 145.370 Repeater
Weekly ARES Net
Monday, JUL 29
20:00 EDT
WI9RES 145.370 Repeater
Warning Siren Test Net
Saturday, AUG 3
10:45 EDT
WI9RES 147.135 Repeater
Weekly ARES Net
Monday, AUG 5
20:00 EDT
WI9RES 145.370 Repeater

(See the On-Air section of this

web site for more details.)

New Members

Be sure to welcome our newest ARES member!

KD9GRP, Robert
KD9MAF, Michelle
KD9AOR, Eric
KD9IJH, Kevin

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

Purdue Weather Radar Now Accessible

Access to images from a low power X-band radar that was installed on top of Wang Hall at Purdue earlier this year is now available publicly. It provides a more detailed local view of winds and precipitation in the lower atmosphere. Due to the curvature of the earth, the lowest that the beam of the NWS radar in Indianapolis can see is more than 4000' above our heads. This new local radar provides a tool for targeting that observation gap.

The radar images are now available to the public at this web site:

Thanks to Purdue University and the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences for sharing this valuable data. More information about this endeavor can be viewed here:

Thanks from SKYWARN

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.

Next ARES Meeting

Next ARES Meeting
(to be determined)
SIA Training Center
Click here for directions
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