Listening to the EARS Repeater Network
Could Save Your Life.
At the EARS repeater network, we take severe weather very seriously. With the assistance of our staff meteorologists Eric Bonham, N9KDB and Chance Westfall K9RDT, the EARS network will notify you of any severe weather in the repeater listening area. Listen for the severe weather courtesy tone in place of the usual courtesy tone, and for tail messages that tell what kind of watch or warning is in effect at that time. In addition, EARS now has its own web based RADAR service!
In addition, our direct radio link to the National Weather Service INSTANTLY alarms amateurs when weather warnings are issued. NWS warning transmissions are automatically repeated for a duration of about two minutes, and then the repeater returns to normal operation. The 146.925 and 443.925 repeaters in Vincennes are linked to the Edwardsport NOAA weather radio transmitter. (This feature is disabled on the Vincennes repeaters during SKYWARN nets. Of course, you can hear those watches and warnings as they are issued by listening to the net or on our Facebook Weather Alert page.)
EARS is a member of the Central Indiana SKYWARN network. For more information, click here.
You can also get severe weather alerts from EARS on facebook!
For forecast and current weather conditions, both the Evansville and Vincennes repeaters have an access code to listen to the NOAA hazards radio transmitter.
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
National Weather Service - Louisville, KY Office
SKYWARN - Weather Watchers (Paducah Office)
SKYWARN - Weather Watchers (Indianapolis Office)
SKYWARN - Weather Watchers (Louisville Office)
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!