Tippecanoe County Siren Test

It has been confirmed! There will be a siren test Today! 5/7/2022

Today,Saturday May 7th, 2022 is the first Saturday of the month and Tippecanoe County EMA will be testing the sirens throughout Tippecanoe County (Weather and other circumstances could cancel the test). Your continuous support in observing and reporting a siren is greatly appreciated. There is a sign up sheet on our web page with the list of sirens that TEMA would like for us to report on. Please sign up. If you don’t get an opportunity to register, please report a siren of your choosing when net control indicates. Net starts at 10:45am on the 147.135 PL131.8. Sirens should sound at 11am. Thank you for your continued support.


Fellow Amateur Radio Operators

The Department of Defense holds training where the Amateur Radio operators are invited to participate. It will take place this first week of May.

I suggest to view the following pages and videos:



Before you dismiss this exercise and say “I can’t participate, or don’t have the capability”, watch these videos:


Bobby KP4CI


TCARES meeting 4/30/2022

TCARES monthly meeting will take place Wednesday April 27th, 2022 at 7pm. Location is Lafayette Fire Department Training Center between Haggerty Ln, Veterans Memorial Prkwy E, and S. 500 E. The entrance to the training center is on S. 500 E.

Topics are ARRL Radiogram, packet radio, and Franciscan Health Race for Kids 5K Run/Walk where we need 10 volunteers. Zoom video conferencing will not be used for this meeting.

Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana


The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Broadcasters Association, the American Red Cross, and Amateur Radio Operators will conduct a statewide test of communication systems on Tuesday, March 15 at 10:15 AM EDT/9:15 AM CDT. Important – while the drill will be sent using live TOR EAS coding (Tornado Warning), it is only a test, and will be postponed to Wednesday, March 16 if weather conditions warrant.  (NWS Wilmington, OH will send the test for their Indiana counties using the RWT coding, per an agreement with their Cincinnati broadcast market partners) TCARES will conduct a net starting on 147.135 repeater, and then a second net on 145.370.

NWS How to Submit a storm report

Interested in sending Snowfall measurements?

Visit: https://www.weather.gov/crh/stormreports?sid=ind

Here you can find the criteria for reporting different weather events and links to report them.

Snow Info

  • How much snow fell (to nearest tenth of an inch if possible), e.g. 3.5″.
  • What period of time did the snow fall? (e.g. 1 hour 15 minutes.)
  • Was the snowfall measurement estimated or measured?