Thursday Night Net NCS Schedule

Thursday 23 March 2023

Category: NCS Schedule
UCARC Net -145.35MHz  CTCSS 127.3Hz


Thursday 30 March 2023
Category: NCS Schedule
UCARC Net -145.35MHz  CTCSS 127.3Hz

 6 April 2023 - 27 April 2023

March 11, 12pm -3pm 2023 MUD QSO PARTY

Here is my tracker.    I'm surprised at a few that are missing, and wonder if I've misplaced an email.   

March 2023 Meeting Minutes

UCARC Meeting of March 7th, 2023

In attendance:

Ed Liddle, KE8ANU
Chuck Kelly
Ron Rice,NX8Y
Paul Fowler, N8IG
Chris Hallock, W8RNO
AJ Loferski, KJ4SYN
Armand Arabian, KC8DAG
MikeHuffman, W8MDC
Frank Reed, KD8UFE
Roger Shaull, W8KSH

The meeting opened with the treasurers report.  $200 less in dues were collected so far this year compared to last year.  With a large bill and a large upcoming project, funds are getting low.

Next topic was the beam antenna.  It has been re-assembled and was set up on sawhorses and tuned.  Concern was raised about the elements twisting in the wind when installed on the tower.  Joe brought in prototypes of homemade aluminum brackets that would bolt to the element clamps and bolt through the boom, preventing the elements from twisting.  Joe also demonstrated an air choke he made on his printer for RG8 coax.

Work continues on dealing with the noise issue.  Dean contacted the power company to come out and investigate.  They came out and shut power off to the building, and the noise remained.  This confirmed the source of the noise was external.  Power company is going to investigate further.

The next topic of discussion was events the club wanted to participate in for the year.  Hamfests were considered a good source for fundraising, but volunteers were few as most were events were located farther away.  Other events discussed were field day, POTA, and participating in the Marysville Memorial Day parade.  This was discussed as a great way to promote the club.  A club campout was also mentioned for the Ohio POTA.

Another activity mentioned was field trips as a club.  Some places suggested were the local sheriff's station, the Findlay Radio Club, the Dayton Club, and the Voice of America museum in Cincinnati.  

Mike Huffman from the Delaware Club spoke about the rules and details of the MUD Contest this weekend and answered questions.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:00PM



Welcome to the Union County Amateur Radio Club

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 at 7pm on the first Tuesday of each month.
Meetings are held at:

Marvin C. Gilbert EMA Operations Building - EMA Station 720
20900 Northwest Parkway.
Marysville, OH 43040

Google Maps Link:

Union County Amateur Radio Club Breakfast will be at 8:30am on the second Saturday of the month. Breakfast is open to anyone with an interest in amateur radio, you do not have to be a club member to attend.

We will be meeting at

Marvin C. Gilbert EMA Operations Building - EMA Station 720
20900 Northwest Parkway.
Marysville, OH 43040

Google Maps Link:

The Union County Amateur Radio Club meets for breakfast virtually the other Saturdays at 8:30am.The zoom breakfast is open to anyone with an interest in amateur radio, you do not have to be a club member to attend.

The Zoom Breakfast information is below:

Meeting ID: 839 5441 1765
Password: 145350

One tap mobile (Conference Call using phone)
+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)

The Club also helps 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 or the club to use it. Please join us for our weekly net that starts at 8pm on Thursdays on the repeater. Everyone is welcome to check in and take part in the net.
Not in range of the repeater? EchoLink or AllstarLink can be used to listen to and talk on the repeater
Allstar node 467300 KE8ANU
Echolink node 794012 KE8ANU-R Marysville OH

The club has a 70cm DMR  Repeater is a 70cm DMR repeater on the Brandmeister network. It is currently set to mixed mode so it will work with both analog and DMR radios. It operates on 443.45MHz with a PL Tone of 136.5Hz with a +5 MHz offset.

Discord ( ) offers voice/video and text channels that can be used for communication. It can be used with a web browser or the computer/mobile discord app. There are several ham radio related discord servers that are used with youtube channels and a lot of online gamers use disccord for voice and video chatiing while playing games.
We have a discord server setup that can be used by the Radio Club and ARES group. (or anyone else that is interested in amateur radio) . It is free to join and will always be available for use.

The link to join the club's discord server is

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