Wayne County Indiana Skywarn

 Wayne County Indiana Skywarn is now on Facebook.  A daily forecast is posted everyday, if you are interested in weather come and join in the fun on Facebook under Wayne County Indiana Skywarn.

Jim Scott

Wayne County Skywarn Coordinator filter trick (how to eliminate non RF or APRS stations)

Take a look at my filter list, I finally figured out how to eliminate the APRSDroid type stations that use commercial IP networks (cell towers) to link in on the map. This filter also removes the CWOP type weather stations *BUT* still shows ham radio weather stations. (So Dave and Reuben's stations still show). The trick was to have an 'inclusive' filter set to filter part of the path WIDE.
Perhaps seeing these type stations don't bother you, but I am seemingly looking at RF and station/digi performance and they tend to clutter the map a bit. Please pass to anyone that this may help. John and Sean, please post this to your area web pages.
Access this list with the filter icon:  on the right side of the page.
Add filters with the 'plus' '  +  ' symbol at the bottom as shown.
Don't forget to save your settings by selecting "Prferences - My account" under "Other Views" section, then check the box that says "Save current map view as default view" as shown here:
filter list-W8VFR.jpeg

Wayne County Skywarn

The KB9SJZ Centerville, Indiana Repeater that is used for Wayne County Skywarn has the Weather Broadcaster is back in operation.  This system is set up for weather alerts that are sent out by the NWS and re-transmitted over the 147.180 repeater.

Jim Scott



New "Member Downloads" Page

 Hello WVARC Members,

I have created a new page called "Member Downloads".  Here, you can downloads minutes from our club meetings as well as the most recent Club Roster.

Because these downloads are for members only, you must be logged in to view them.  If you are not logged in, the "Member Downloads" page will not be visible to you.

We invite all club members to register for an account.  Simply click the "Create New Account" link on the left to get started.  Once your account has been approved, you can access the "Member Downloads" area, post your own blog entries and even upload pictures!


Sean Campbell - KS9N

Vice President, WVARC

Ham Radio Thwarts Zombie Apocalypse


Ham Radio Thwarts Zombie Apocalypse!


TORONTOApril 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The threat of a zombie pandemic, commonly known as a zombie apocalypse, is ever present in today's world of widespread genetic engineering and frequent international travel. Fortunately, Amateur Radio can help minimize the impact of such a catastrophe and as such, the Central Toronto Amateur Radio Club (aka CenTor) will be offering an Amateur Radio licensing course starting May 1, 2013.

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Info on to come.

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Webelos Camp

 We had fun at Webelos camp this week, Pictures are here:

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Field Day 2011

Had a blast operating from the EOC. Had way to much food! But, I guess that is better than running out. No idea what out score will be. Most of the folks that visited the EOC this week-end operated the radio and made at least one contact. Plans are already on the way for another effort for nest year. This that we will be 2F next year. Talked about setting up a GOTA station (but due to space that might not happen). The main purpose of the EOC Field Day was to give out new station baptism by fire and we did that. A couple of members decided to try and set up station for digital late Saturday night. But, they were unable to get it configured properly. I'll check out the digital setup within the next couple of weeks (I had it working a couple of months ago. So, not sure what they were doing wrong). The other reason for the Field Day effort at the EOC was to have fun and show off the EOC/RACES to some of the community. We also were successful in doing that. We had a County Commissioner, the County Emergency Manager, and the County Assistant Emergency Manager pay us a visit. Thanks to everyone that helped and visited the EOC for Field Day.




WOW!!! WOW!!! From what I saw this was a great SHOW. Lots of folks (initial count is well over 25,000) looking at Flea Market (fantastic weather and almost a sold out Flea market), inside exhibits were almost sold out and some really GREAT Forums this year. Did you see Joe (The Cat in the HAT)? See and or hear the Astronaut? See Bob Heil's forum on how to use the menu's on your radio? Were you there when the restrooms were closed? Did you see all of the great prizes donated this year? Did you stop at the 10-10 booth? What else did you see or hear? What did you enjoy the most? What would you like to see different? Did you take a pictures? Send me anything that you would like to see in the Newsletter?

Ready for field day? This is the BIG yearly event when hams demonstrate their ability to operate under emergency conditions? If everyone in the club shows up, helps with setup and tear down, sits in a chair and operates for at least an hour, N9JM will have a GREAT field day!

If you want a little different flavor for field day come down to the EOC. If you get there and the door (we use the EOC backdoor located at the NW corner of the annex) just call me at 969-2212 and I will let you in. Wayne County RACES will be operating our station to see how well our equipment will operate over a 24 hour period.




Dayton Hamvention

Stop by the prize booth in the main arena and say hello to Laura KC9PXX. She is the Assistant Chair this year and next year she will be the Chair. The prize committee has a lot of great prizes for this year. Remember to say thanks to the prize committee and also tell the vendors that donated the prizes this year.

I will be located in the Forums Office most of the time. Stop by and say hello. Make sure to take a look at the Forums line up. Some teriffic presentations and the volunteers that provide the presentations have put in a great deal of effort to provide only the best for all of the guests attending the Hamvention this year.

73 and ENJOY yourself,


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