This coming Saturday, February 4th, 2023 is the first Saturday of the month and Tippecanoe County Emergency Management Agency will test the sirens around Tippecanoe County at around 11am. The Amateur Radio Operators and GMRS Licensees have been asked to observe certain Sirens that are designated to us. All reports of other sirens observed in Tippecanoe County that are not on the designated list are welcomed. If the Siren Test is a go, a Net will commence on both radio services at 10:45am. Duration of the net is around 30 minutes.
The go / no go of the siren test by TEMA may be reported to us at last minute (Close to 11am). Please keep an eye for emails, to this website, and or on air notification.
The 2023 NWS SKYWARN Spotter Training calendar has been posted with the dates and locations for 2023 training across the state of Indiana. The calendar, dates and times may change. Tippecanoe ARES calendar has the dates and locations as well. Link to NWS Indianapolis: https://www.weather.gov/ind/spotter.
For Tippecanoe County:
Skywarn Spotter Training – Tippecanoe County
When: Wed, February 22, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Tippecanoe County Health Department Basement Conference Room – 1950 S 18th St, Lafayette, IN 47905 (map)
Reminder that tonight is the Virtual TCARES meeting at 7pm.
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.
TCARES will have another welfare / Training net tonight on the 145.370 WIRES repeater starting at 7pm. Everyone including surrounding Counties are welcome to join us.
Interested in sending Snowfall measurements?
Here you can find the criteria for reporting different weather events and links to report them.
- 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?
Fellow TCARES members and Ham radio operators.
During (U.S.A.) three day weekend, (Memorial Day, Labor Day, and a few others that fall on a Monday) TCARES will not hold it’s usual ON Air Monday night net. Please look at our calendar.
You can now subscribe to TCARES Announcements from the about page. At the bottom of the page there is a box to put your email address in. You then need to open your email and verify that you want to receive announcements by Email. Then anytime a new announcement is made here you will get an email letting you know!
Just added a new Google Form for siren assignments. To sign-up to verify the operation of a particular siren, go to the Siren Testing page. There you will find a form and a list of sirens. Enter your Email address, your name, and your callsign then pick from the list of sirens.
We now have our new website online! Thank you so much for visiting our site. In the near future we will be adding more content and information to this site, so please check back often!