Emergency nets can be activated at any time when the need arises. SKYWARN nets are automatically activated when a severe thunderstorm warning or tornado warning is issued for Tippecanoe County by the National Weather Service. Net operation procedures are available on the Plans web page.
Weekly training and information nets are conducted each Monday evening, starting at 8:00 PM local time. On the 1st Saturday of each month, a net is held to facilitate the coordination and collection of status reports of the warning sirens in Tippecanoe County.All amateurs in the area are invited to participate. Participants are encouraged to check into the nets using the format requested by the Net Control Station.
Additional ARES frequencies may be found in the NET 1-3 document on the Plans page.
Indiana ARES Nets
Indiana ARES conducts a statewide HF voice net every week on Sunday at 05:00 p.m. eastern time. It is held on or near 3900 kHz LSB. All ARES Field Organization appointees are requested to check into this net or delegate a team member to check in and represent their county.
Indiana ARES conducts a weekly digital net, using the Olivia 8/500 mode, on 3583 kHz USB (centered on 1000 Hz), at 9:00 p.m. local time, on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, and on Tuesday in the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month. Everyone is welcome to participate.
Net Control Schedule
(Dark blue background indicates 1st Saturday of the month for Warning Siren Test Net.)
Tippecanoe County Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) tests the warning sirens at 11:00 a.m. (local time) on the first Saturday of each month. To aid in identifying and locating the sirens throughout the county, the following files are available: