Union County Ohio Amateur Radio Information

Welcome to the Union County Amateur Radio Club website. This site was created for other Union County/neighbouring county hams or people who are interested in Amateur Radio.

The Union County Amateur Radio Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Marvin C. Gilbert EMA Operations Building - EMA Station 720 located at
20900 Northwest Parkway.
Marysville, OH 43040

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The Union County Amateur Radio Club meets for breakfast the second Saturday of each month at 8:30am at Frich's Big Boy loacted at 15700 Delaware Ave Marysville, OH 43040  
Check into the N8IG repeater in the morning between 8:00 and 8:30 to be added to the head count for seating! The breakfast is open to anyone with an interest in amateur radio, you do not have to be a club member to attend.
Some people in this club also help maintain the repeater in Marysville that is sponsored by the Union County EMA.

The N8IG repeater frequency is 145.350 (-) MHz with a Tone of 127.3 Hz It is open for use with a Technician Class or higher Amateur Radio License, you do not have to be a member of the Union County EMA to use it. There is also a weekly net that starts at 8pm on Thursdays on the repeater. Anyone is welcome to check in and take part in the net.

2020 August 4th meeting will be online/virtual using Zoom

The next club meeting will be online using Zoom on Tuesday 4 August 2020. 
You can dial in using a plain old telephone or use a computer, tablet, or smart phone and join with video camera capability.
Zoom browser extensions, mobile apps for IOS and Android, and client software for computers are available for download from this page

We hope to see everyone!

6:30PM - 9:00PM

Club Meeting
Venue: Zoom Online Meeting
Category: Club Event - Meeting
In Person Meetings are canceled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Radio Amateur’s Call for Help Relayed from across the Atlantic

This is an interesting story that involves 2 different modes of digital radio, DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) and Yaesu System Fusion (C4FM). It is an example of the evolving capability we have as amateur radio operators as a result of the amateur radio community experimimenting with technology. It also shows how linking radios/repeaters using internet connecctions and servers work together.


When Richard Tashner, N2EO, of Massapequa, New York, suffered a medical emergency on May 18, his DMR radio was closer than his phone. His call for help was answered by Maxis Johnston, GM0MRJ, who put out a call for “anyone in the states.”

Kent County Amateur Radio Club member Ken Dix, KB2KBD, in Delaware heard the call on the local 146.91 MHz repeater, which was linked to the North American talk group. Dix called authorities in Tashner’s vicinity, and help was dispatched.

Dix said the dispatcher in New York was able to hear part of the call and was amazed at how an amateur radio communication had gone from New York to Scotland to Delaware and then back to New York. The dispatcher expressed surprise at how quickly the information had been relayed across the Atlantic. The Delaware repeater, at the Delaware State Communications complex, is set on C4FM Fusion and linked to DMR on “America's Net.” — Thanks to the ARES E-Letter via Jerry Palmer, N3KRX

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UCARC Weekly Net Thursday 30 July 2020

Thursday 30 July 2020

8:00PM - 9:00PM
UCARC Weekly Net

Venue: -145.350 Mhz CTCSS Tone 127.3
Category: Club Event - Activity
Weekly Union County Club Net on the Marysville 2 Meter Repeater





Traffic-Handling Webinar Launches Ham Radio Learning Series

Traffic-Handling Webinar Launches Ham Radio Learning Series


A live presentation from ARRL North Texas Section Traffic Manager Aaron Hulett, K8AMH, inaugurated the new ARRL Learning Network on Tuesday, July 28. The webinar series features 30-minute presentations from experienced members covering a variety of amateur radio topics and interests. Hulett’s webinar, “Relay Stations and the Art of Traffic Handling,” introduced techniques and skills practiced by radio amateurs like himself who relay messages during emergencies, disasters, and other incidents that interrupt conventional telecommunications, including the internet. Through an overview of the ARRL National Traffic System, Hulett shared examples of preparing a radiogram and resources for finding traffic nets and other volunteers.


“Aaron hit a home a run,” said Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, ARRL Product Development Manager and moderator for Hulett’s webinar. “His presentation was the perfect balance of knowledge-sharing and enthusiasm that will surely motivate other members to try their hand at traffic handling.” A recording of the webinar is available for members to view


The webinars are hosted using GoToWebinar. Members are invited to ask questions during each webinar, and a 15-minute Q&A period follows each presentation for those who can participate longer. A running list of upcoming live presentations is available; and prospective attendees may register on the same page. ARRL members must first log into the ARRL website.


Fun with Digital Signal Modes FT4 and FT8


Anthony Luscre, K8ZT


Thursday, July 30, 2020, 12:30 PM PDT / 3:30 PM EDT (1930 UTC) 

HF Wire Antennas


George Cooley, NG7A, ARRL Life Member


Thursday, August 6, 2020, 12:30 PM PDT / 3:30 PM EDT (1930 UTC) 

Introduction to Digital FM Modes


Korey Chandler, Sr., WA5RR


Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 5 PM PDT / 8 PM EDT (0000 UTC on Wednesday, August 12) 

Introduction to Computer Logging


Steven Lott Smith, KG5VK


Thursday, August 13, 2020, 12:30 PM PDT / 3:30 PM EDT (1930 UTC) 

Capture the Magic of 6 Meters


Jim Wilson, K5ND


Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EDT (1700 UTC) 

The Sport of Finding Hidden Transmitters on Foot


Robert Frey, WA6EZV, ARRL Amateur Radio Direction Finding Committee


Thursday, August 20, 2020, 12:30 PM PDT / 3:30 PM EDT (1930 UTC) 

Inderbitzen encourages other members to be considered for future ARRL Learning Network webinars by inviting them to complete a Call for Speakers form. “It’s all about members helping members. What better way to grow greater participation in amateur radio!”

Video Breakfast Get-Together

Please join us for our Saturday Video Breakfast get togethers using Zoom! You can attend using your computer, smart phone, tablet. or plain old telephone by dialing in one of the access numbers.

The details are below:

Topic: UCARC Saturday

Time: Jun 20, 2020 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

        Every week on Sat, until Dec 26, 2020

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 839 5441 1765
Password: 145350

One tap mobile

+13126266799,,83954411765#,,1#,145350# US (Chicago)
+19292056099,,83954411765#,,1#,145350# US (New York)

Dial by your location

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)


2020 July 7th Club meeting - Mobile Install Show and tell

We had a few club members show off their mobile installation setup.
Dean, WA9OMQ - also brought is potato/antenna rope launcher
Ron, NX8Y
Joe, K8JWL
Arnal, N9ACC - showed his portable setup using fiberglass military mast


Mobile Install Show and Tell

mobile installation with antenna tuner mounted on trunk 

Potato Launcher

Potato Launcher

Explaining how a screw driver antenna was built

Antennas on Honda Ridgeline mobile install


Home brew antenna tilt down device to fit vehicle in garage

Faceplate and CW paddle mounted in Ridge Line

Radio mounted out of the way

Portable antenna mast setup

Radios mounted in box with battery to be used for high current draw with cigerette lighter plug

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Thursday Night Net NCS Schedule

Thursday Night Net NCS Schedule
Date Call Name
06/25/20 KD8JBX Kris
07/02/20 KE8IXQ

Club Membership List

Union County Amateur Radio Club Members
Call Sign First Name Last Name
K4SEE Bradley Midkiff
K8JWL Joe Liszeski
K8LVZ (SK) John Lydic
KA8SJH Charles Kelly
KB8WNO Clifford Collins


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