Through the cooperation of Illiana Skywarn, EARS is proud to announce its partnership with Central Indiana SKYWARN. The 146.925 and 443.925 repeaters in Vincennes (with a remote receiver in Farmersburg) are now being used to save even more lives.
During times of severe weather, 146.925 and 443.925 will be linked through the W9SKI 444.350 repeater in Terre Haute to the W9ICE 146.97 repeater (and others) in Indianapolis so that local SKYWARN nets can relay weather information directly to the National Weather Service office in Indianapolis.
When the repeaters are linked, we ask that all local traffic be halted. If you have severe weather to report, please report it to your LOCAL Skywarn net as soon as possible. The net control of each local Skywarn net will designate a liason to forward only the information requested by the National Weather Service on to Indianapolis.
Local Indiana Skywarn nets in the 146.925/443.925 coverage area include:
Clay County 146.685 - (CTCSS 151.4) / 145.230 - (CTCSS 151.4)
Daviess County 146.670 - / 147.315 +
Greene County 147.240 + (CTCSS 103.5)
Knox County 146.670 -
Lawrence County 146.730 - (CTCSS 107.2)
Martin County 145.210 -
Owen County 146.985 -
Parke County 146.715 - / 146.745 -
Putnam County 147.330 +
Sullivan County 146.685 - (CTCSS 151.4) / backup 145.230 - (CTCSS 151.4)
Vigo County 146.685 - (CTCSS 151.4) / 145.230 - (CTCSS 151.4)
Vermillion County 146.715 - / 146.745 -
ALL hams are encouraged to check into the Central Indiana Skywarn TEST net, which is held on the first Monday of the month at 8:00 pm Eastern time (except holidays and times severe weather threatens).
Although we pursued this link to provide a way for Knox and Daviess counties to check into the SKYWARN system, ALL counties served by the EARS network are invited to make use of this link. Codes will be provided to any local SKYWARN net control operators to activate the link to 444.35.
Central Indiana Skywarn Repeater Network
Here are some useful weather information links:
Severe Weather Watches and Warnings for Indiana (from Texas A&M)
USA Weather - Evansville region
The Weather Channel
National Weather Service
NOAA Weather & All Hazards Radio
National Weather Service - Central Region
National Weather Service - Paducah, KY Office
National Weather Service - Indianapolis, IN Office
SKYWARN - Weather Watchers (Paducah Office)
Central Indiana SKYWARN - Weather Watchers (Indianapolis Office)
Illiana SKYWARN - Terre Haute Area
Other SKYWARN network repeaters
Indianapolis Carmel Experimenters - W9ICE - Owners of the 146.970 - and 442.650 + repeaters, and 147.435 simplex link used for Central Indiana Skywarn (CTCSS 77.0)
Illiana SKYWARN - W9SKI - Terre Haute Area SKYWARN group, owners of the 444.350 + repeater
KA9VXS - Lafayette Area, owner of the 443.775 + repeater (CTCSS 88.5)
WetSock - Tray Icon software for Windows - updates forecast, current conditions, watches, warnings automatically
GRLevelX.com - Computer software - Customize your own radar, get a wide variety of radar data
InterWARN - Computer software.. make your own alert crawls!
This page was last modified on
June 14, 2012
by Neil Rapp, WB9VPG