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.

Ohio QSO Party

Get ready for the 2019 OhQP
It runs Aug 24, 2019 noon-midnight Eastern Time
The Ohio QSO Party is an opportunity for amateur radio operators around the world to celebrate the great state of Ohio.
All amateur radio operators and anyone intereted in the hobby are invited to join us.
There will be control operators available. This is a great opportunity for everyone to get on the HF bands and make a few contacts.

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 12:00pm

2019 International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend, by N8GU

Greetings friends...

This weekend is the 2019 International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend - there are over 400 hams setting up stations world wide... I am one of the them. 

I am activating the South Have Pier Lighthouse on Lake Michigan Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

At the top of each hour our will be on digital voice (the Quadnet Array) which can be accessed via D-Star (XRF757A) DMR (Brandmeister TG 31012); Fusion, Wires-X; and Echolink.  From the quarter hour back to the top I can be found on 20m HF - CW, FT8/4, and phone.  I look forward to making a qso with each of you.

Today I was reading an interesting article about the debacle of the CW communications of the Titanic.  Interesting read here: http://www.astrosurf.com/luxorion/qsl-ham-history-titanic.htm



From Bob, N8GU

THANK YOU for another Steam Threshers Special Event Station

Well it's over...

Between the terrible noise on both 20M and 40M, all the noise the show created all by its self, the blazing sun and 90+ heat, we still managed to make over 140 contacts at our joint venture Madison, Union, and Delaware County Special Event Station at the 2019 Miami Valley Steam Thresher Show and Reunion.

Using a G5RV Jr antenna with 100 watts stations from Italy, Nova Scotia, Spain, a bunch from Canada, and my favorite Derry, North Ireland were logged.  I don't know about other years, but this year we had wrist bands and vehicle passes and parked right behind the gas/radio station. 

List of characters that made it possible:

The Miami Valley Steam Threshers Assn gets a big THANK YOU! for inviting us back for another year.

KE8ANU Ed Liddle was our team leader.

NJ8B Tim Smith helped us set up.

The operators:

KE8ANU Ed Liddle

N8CR Craig Miller

N8ME Mark Erbaugh

W8WLK Wally Kenyon

And thanks goes out to our spotters this year:

WD8NVN Bob Pusch

N8CWU Larry Krist

Technical Adviser

N8HDM Will Hoffine 


Miami Valley Steam Threshers Feature Oliver


The show is Thursday July 18 - Sun July 21  located at Past Time Park in Plain City, Ohio.

A Special Event QSL card is available for all contacts.  

Please include a SASE. QSL to:
Union County Amateur Radio Club, W8UCO (Club)
24581 Sandusky Rd
Richwood, OH 43344


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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