Marion County 
Amateur Radio Emergency Services


Marion County
Skywarn Status
[Normal Status]

Net Frequencies: Primary 146.760 (No PL tone) / Backup 443.250 (100 PL Tone)


Welcome to the home of Marion County SKYWARN, we would like to thank the Marion County ARES team for hosting our page on their website. 

Marion County SKYWARN operates under the call sign WA9MC courtesy of the Marion County Amateur Radio Society. 

What is Skywarn? Skywarn is a volunteer program with over 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

Who is Eligible? NWS encourages anyone with an interest in public service and access to communication, such HAM radio, to join the SKYWARN® program. Volunteers include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers and other concerned private citizens. Individuals affiliated with hospitals, schools, churches, nursing homes or who have a responsibility for protecting others are also encouraged to become a spotter.

Upcoming Training: Skywarn weather spotter training on Saturday March 7, 2020 at 1 PM at the Salvation Army EDS facility located at 4020 Georgetown Road in Indianapolis. For more information email us at

Other training opportunities around the state can be found at

Online Training:

Additional Information: Become a Storm Spotter from Home (Article with multiple resources)

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Skywarn Frequencies

Indianapolis Area Weather Radio:

Channel 7 - 162.550MHz

Marion County Frequencies:

146.760 (No PL) repeater.

443.250 (100 PL Tone) repeater. (BACKUP)

State Skywarn Frequencies Indianapolis:
146.970MHz -600kHz pl 77.0 W9ICE
442.650MHz +5MHz pl 77.0 KM9E 

These repeaters are linked upon activation of the Central Indiana Skywarn Net as requested by the Indianapolis NWS office.

Unless you are a county liason, this repeaters should be listen only.  Please make any reports to your local county Skywarn Net.