Fox Hunt

To participate, on December 2, check-in on the N8IG repeater between 9:30am - 10am (-145.350 CTCSS 127.3 Hz)

Fox Hunt Rules

1. The Fox shall be located within the boundaries of Union County, Ohio.

2. The Fox shall be located in plain view of a public roadway - the 'Fox location'.

3. The Fox operator shall select the Fox location at his/her discretion, subject to Rules #1 and 2. Except as provided in Rule 4, this location will not change during the Hunt.

4. The Fox may begin transmitting at a higher elevation location within a 200 yard radius of the Fox location for the first 30 minutes of the hunt. After the initial 30 minutes, the Fox must transmit from the final Fox location until the end of the hunt.

5. The Fox shall transmit on 147.45 MHz FM simplex, using a vertically polarized antenna. The Fox shall transmit at intervals of 5 minutes or less, for at least 15 seconds per transmission.

6. The Fox operator shall provide clues to the Fox location after the first 30 minutes of the Hunt. The clues shall be determined by the Fox.

7. The Fox operator shall be the sole judge of the first Hunter to find the Fox, and the winner of the Hunt.

8. Hunters shall NOT transmit on 147.45 MHz during the Hunt. Doing so may result in disqualification of the offending station. Please provide a clear channel for the Fox.

9. Hunters shall NOT receive directional or bearing information from base stations during the Hunt. However, Hunters may begin the Hunt from their own base station.

10. Hunters may share location information among themselves while mobile or portable, but NOT from base stations as per Rule #9.

11. The Hunt Control frequency (+145.350 MHz ctcss 127.3Hz Repeater) will be used for all important communications, except for Fox transmissions, during the Hunt.

12. Hunters shall check-in during the 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the Hunt on the Hunt Control frequency, and will notify the Control Station or the Fox if they leave the Hunt early.

13. Hunters are cautioned to obey all traffic rules, and to not trespass on private property.

14. The Hunt will start on the date and time published on the website, and end approximately 3 hours after the start time, or until all Hunters have found the Fox or have left the Hunt.

15. The Hunt may be ended early due to severe weather or other emergency, as determined by the Hunt Control Station and/or the Fox operator.

16. This is Ham Radio. Don't forget to have Fun!

In Person Saturday Breakfast Canceled Until Further Notice

The in person bring your own breakfast at EMA station 720 has been canceled until further notice due to no participation.

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 in person 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:

The Union County Amateur Radio Club meets for a Zoom breakfast virtually on 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


Dublin/PlainCity Receive Site


Receive Site Work in progress

Trenching at receive site to run power to the link equipment

Building the link antenna - little brother Luke is standing on the board Heath is using to align the elements

The link antenna finally  tests at exactly Zero reflected power on the link frequency

The as yet unpacked Hustler 2 meter receive antenna

Heath KE8JHY , with the newly painted equipment box for the receive site equipment

Climb 1


Climb 1


KE8JHY  climbing today doing prep work for the new remote N8IG  repeater receiver near Dublin.








Hawaii disaster operations on 7.088

Amateurs are asked to refrain from using 7.088 as this is being used on the State of Hawaii for Disaster Operations.

Thursday Night Net NCS Schedule

Thursday 9 November 2023

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

Thursday 16 November 2023
Category: NCS Schedule
UCARC Net -145.35MHz  CTCSS 127.3Hz

Thursday 23 November 2023
Category: NCS Schedule
Thursday Night UCARC net on -145.350 CTCSS 127.3 Hz

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