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Jennings County Amateur Radio Association Inc.

KC9TME 442.975 / KC9PIE 145.250 N9JWR 443.025 REPEATERS Jennings County, Indiana

N9JWR 443.025 Edinburg Indiana. CTCSS tone access 103.5 for all repeaters.

The Scipio 145.250 and 442.975 will be upated on 2/15/2023 , This update will require all users to program CTCSS TONE code of 103.5 hz to access the system. Email us at kc9tme@gmail.com  if you have questions or need assistance programming you radio.


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- About JCARA


- Severe Weather

Related Links -

American Radio Relay League (ARRL)

Indiana Section Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

Indiana Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)


Columbus Indiana Radio Club

Clark County Amateur Radio Club


Jennings County EMA

Jennings County 911

Jennings County Government


National Weather Service


NWS Storm Prediction Center


Spotter Network

Indiana County Travel Status Map

Central Indiana Skywarn Homepage

Central Indiana Skywarn Radio Network Live Feed

A New Ham's Guide on
How to Use Amateur Repeaters by N4UJW

Just for Fun
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Ever wonder what your station sounds like to everyone else? Curious as to your Audio quality into the repeaters? Wonder no more, You now can check your audio and signal on either repeater by following these easy steps:
Push your PT button and enter 999 on keypad and unkey.
Repeater will respond with "ready"
After you hear the 'Ready" confirmation key your radio and make a voice transmission, then unkey the radio.
That transmission will be played back and then erased.
Similar to the 'Parrot" feature on DMR, DTMF 999 allows our users to check their audio and signal quality into the system.

JCARA now is part of HAM Club Online, to subscribe, visit www.hamclubonline . search for Jennings County Amateur Radio and join our group to gain access and receive a notification of our events, pay dues and much more.


Freetown update : The former 147.435 Freetown Ind. Skywarn link will no longer be supported by the ICE group. JCARA will be assuming operation of the Freetown SKYWARN link in the future.

10/20/19 The Freetown site assesment was completed. Indy link antenna was installed. Primary transmit antenna and feedline will require complete overhaul to complete the project. This will occur as funding becomes available.

11/19/2021  Freetown site will be online as soon as possible.                                             Our most sincere thanks to Kenny Freeman, Jennings County Sheriff, Jerry Shepherd, Jennngs County County EMA Director and Toyota Materials Handling USA. With their assistance and financial contributions the 444.150 repeater has become a reality.

02/04/2023 Freetown site has been delayed due to issues at the tower site. No target install date is available at this time.

 An announcement will be made when the system is in operation. email questions to kb9efn@gmail.com

Our weekly net is held every Tuesday evening at 7:30p.m. est.

Business meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Jennings County EMA training Center 1001 Rodgers Park Dr. North Vernon


Our Repeaters are located at 400 ft on the WWWY 106.1 F.M. tower in Scipio Indiana. Courtesy Of the White River Broadcasting Company.

Motorola MTR 2000 100 watt 2 Meter on 145.250 mhz PL tone 103.5

Motorola MTR 2000 100 watt 70cm on 442.975 mhz  PL tone 103.5

Edinburg Site: Motorola MTR 2000 100 watt 70 cm on 443.025 mhz  PL tone 103.5


Scipio Link Radio Kenwood TMV 700A Capable of linking the 442.975 to several area repeaters as well as Central Indiana Skywarn Network


Our Repeaters are available for all to use and enjoy ! However during Central Indiana Skywarn Events, The 442.975 will be dedicated to National Weather Service Net Control Operations located at the NWS in Indianapolis.

You are able to monitor severe weather reports from the entire Central Indiana Skywarn System in real time on 442.975 mhz with a  pl of 103.5.

During severe weather, this frequency is ONLY for Central Indiana Service Area County Nets to report back to the Central Indiana Skywarn net control.

Please do not make INDIVIDUAL reports to the National Weather Service on 442.975. The Central Indiana Skywarn Team stays very busy during weather events, and taking non life threatening individual reports consumes their resources needlessly.

 Those INDIVIDUAL reports should go through your local County Skywarn Net or 145.250.

If you are not sure if your county is served by Central Indiana Skywarn, please refer to their service area map Central Indiana Skywarn Service Area

Of course, in the event of a life-threatening situation, which requires the immediate attention of the National Weather Service, the 442.975 is your direct link to them.


The Jennings County Skywarn Net will be operated on the 145.250 no PL repeater, and will be available to pass traffic to the State Net when requested.


Thanks to the generosity of Christopher KC9TKJ, Lou, N7BBW and Bill, KC9TQN from Clark County,These fine gentlemen exhibit the TRUE spirit of Amateur Radio!                                                                                                                

A huge Thank You to all of our members, Supporters,Jennings County EMA, Indiana DHS, The Cardinal-Ehrler Fund, and the Scipio Fire Department for their generous support of Amateur Radio in Jennings County

                 Click Donate to Pay Annual Dues Or Support us Via PayPal

 If you would like to help support wide area communications to South Central Indiana, JCARA is a 501c3 recognized organization. Your contributions are tax deductible.




Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchases to JCARA

To Use the Kroger Community Rewards Program:
Click on above Logo. Once logged into your Kroger account you can search for JENNINGS COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION INC either by name or KQ140 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.


 Mobile coverage area map


Diamond X 50 at 425 feet



For details on how you can help us provide wide area communications coverage to South Central Indiana

Please Email kc9tme@gmail.com for more information or if you’d like to participate.

Any questions with regards to the Jennings County ARA or Amateur Radio in general should be directed to kc9tme@gmail.com