TEMA Siren Test October 1st

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 September Meeting

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.

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?