We have received news that TEMA’s Deputy Director said that the Siren Test is a GO for tomorrow October 1st, 2022. Even with the Feast of the Hunters Moon going on.
Any changes, KP4CI will be on the radio and will post here.
Thank you for your continued service.
October 1st is the first Saturday of the month of October and Tippecanoe Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) will test the sirens through out the county and is requesting the observation and report the operation of the sirens assigned to the radio operators.
We are asking you to continue your public service mission. If you are available this coming Saturday morning, and can go to a siren location to observe its operation, please fill out the application at https://w9tca.com/emergency-siren-locations-and-information/ , or check into the net at 10:45 a.m., on the WI9RES 147.135 MHz repeater (131.8 Hz tone), and advise Net Control of which one you plan to cover. The sirens are scheduled to activate at 11:00 a.m.
The list of all sirens and their locations is at www.W9TCA.com
We look forward to working with you and other members of the amateur community to help TEMA collect status reports of the county’s warning sirens on the 1st Saturday of each month. Please consider helping with this important public service. Thanks and 73.
TCARES will have it’s monthly meeting at the Lafayette Fire Department Training Center, 2070 South 500 East, Lafayette, Indiana, 47905 this Wednesday the 28th of September 2022, starting at 7pm. A Zoom meeting invite will be sent later on in the week for those Hams to far away, or can’t be there in person.
Topics are “September Emergency Preparedness month” and “October / November Simulated Emergency Test”. Hope to see many Hams present. Don’t have to be a member of ARES to attend.
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!