Third Annual Ham Radio Tailgate and Trunkfest

We want to welcome everyone to our
Third Annual Ham Radio Tailgate and Trunkfest.

  • $5.00 Donation
  • Free Parking
  • $5.00 Vendor Spaces
    (8:00 am Seller Setup)
Food concessions:

Where: New Horizons Baptist Church
17939 Paver Barnes Rd.
Marysville, OH 43040

When: Saturday June 8th, 2019
Time: Open 9:00 am until 2:00 pm

Repeater Talk-in County wide:
145.350 MHz 127.3 Hz CTCSS

City Wide DMR Repeater:
K8JWL/R 443.450 MHz CC7 TS1
BM Tg 313966

Sponsored by:
Union County Amateur Radio Club, W8UCO

Contact: Ken
w8kwh at
For more information

N8IG Repeater update

The N8IG Marysville Repeater is now fully operational. Joe, K8JWL has been working on the repeater. He was able to get both the water tower receive site and the local repeater receiver going through the controller and voter.

The N8IG Repeater was replaced with a new Kenwood NXR-710K repeater setup in analog mode. The repeater was purchased by the Union County EMA and put into service on March 10, 2019.

The old repeater, a  GE MASTR II Repeater was donated by Honda Americas to the Union County EMA has served the amateur radio operators of Union County well over the years. It was taken out of service when the new Kenwood repeater was put online.  

Our oldie-but-goodie Controller, receive link radios, and voter have been setup on the new Repeater.
These will also be put up on the new EMA Tower when it goes up.

Below are some photos of the repeater equipment. (click on Read More to see the photos)

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 Union County Services Building located at 940 London Ave. Marysville, Ohio 43040  unless other wise noted.

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.

2019 NVIS Day

John, K8LVZ's place
27279 ST RT 31

NVIS DAY Event goes
Saturday, April 27, 2019
10 A.M.–4 P.M.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Tuesdays Summer Lunch Program Activty Help Needed

Help for activities for the summer lunch program on Tuesdays at Partners Park in Marysville is needed. The summer lunch program provides free summer lunches to people 0-18 years old. Lunch is served at 12pm. Usually by 12:30pm lunches are consumed. We have the opportunity to setup an amateur radio or stem/technology type activity at the park on Tuesdays. Since we will be at a park, we won't be limited to time constraints for the legnth of the actiivity. If the activity has a lot of interest and goes longer we will be able to stay as long as we need to. Our hope is by consistantly being at the park on Tuesdays, kids that are interested in technology and amateur radio will know to show up on Tuesdays for lunch to partciapte in the club activity. 

If you can help out with this effort, please let Ed,  KE8ANU at  know what tuesdays you are available to help. The more club members we have help with it, the easier it will be on everyone. Ideally it would be good to have 2 different volunteers for each of the 10 Tuesdays.  Since this is the first time we will be doing this, we do not know what to expect. I have attached some pictures of previous summer lunch days so everyone can get an idea of the number of kids that could be in the park.


Steam Threshers Special Event Station Help needed !!

The steam threshers special event station in July needs volunteers. Will who has been coordinating it for the past 2 years has other obligations he has to tend to the wekeend of the Steam Threshers Show in Plain City and is unable to coordinate the event this year. We need someone to coordinate the event which will involve setting up the antenna and radio to use during the event at Past Time Park as well as taking the antenna down and packing up the radio when the event is over. In the past we have strung up a dipole antenna using the trees to support it. Will has talked with the president of the Miami Valley Steam Theshers Association and he has gotten permission to have the special event station there this year. If you want to help out with the event or coordinate the event, please contact Ed, KE8ANU at

The special event station is located at the old gas station at the park. There is power available there and we are allowed to store some of the equipment in a building there. In the past it has been the club banner and a small folding table. Will has used his personal radio for the event. We should be able to use one of the club radios for it. Below is a photo of were the station is set up to give everyone an idea of what is needed. It is a fun event to work. You end up talking to other hams on the radio that are also involved with old farming equipment and tractors. Often visitors will walk up and ask questions about the radio setup and that usually is a good opportunity to promote the hobby. 

Club Shirt Request Form

Request club shirts.
Please send checks to:
Dennis Lamb
175 Tallman St
North Lewisburg, Ohio 43060

Net Control Preamble

Union County Amateur Radio Club Weekly Net

  • “This is (you call sign) opening this week’s Union County Amateur Radio Club Net.”
  • “Is there any Priority, Emergency, or Time Sensitive traffic for the Net at this time? Please call Net Control now.” (YOUR CALL SIGN)

If there is traffic, allow the station to announce the traffic and see if another station is available that can
take the traffic. After the traffic is passed or if no station is available to take the traffic, resume the net.


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