April 7th Club Meeting held Online Using Zoom

The April Club meeting will be held on the Internet using Zoom. Everyone can log in using their computer, smartphone, or tablet and see video as well as hear audio. There is a text chat feature that can be used if you do not have a microphone on your device. You can also call a phone number and hear what is being said as well as participate in the conversation with everyone in a conference call.
We can get together on the 145.35 repeater for the usual pre-meeting discussions while we enjoy our meal at home at 6:30pm and get logged into Zoom . If you are not with in range of the repeater, you can use echolink to connect to the repeater. Look for echolink node W8KWH-R Number 742504
The meeting will start at 7pm
Scott Yonally N8SY the Ohio Section Manager will be presenting.
The Meeting topic will be:
The ARRL, why the league is important and why you should become a member.
Ed will post the link and other information about the Zoom meeting on the club website when he receives it from Scott.

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

Google Maps Link:

  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.

Union County Bicentennial Parade Update - Help Needed

From Pete: Pending clearance by state/local officials on large social gatherings, this is the current "work in progress plan:"

(We will know more after May 1st)

  • PARADE DATE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th (same timeframes)
  • PARADE STAGING POINT: FAIRGROUNDS (note: still Awaiting official approval from Fair Board of my proposal.....Discussion with Fair Secretary was very positive)
  • STAGING FROM THE ROUTE 4 ENTRANCE to the Fairgrounds and then straight into Uptown on Main ending at S. Main and 6th
  • POST PARADE CELEBRATION: (TO BE DETERMINED)....highly probable that we will do on Court Street block between 5th and 6th...Farmers Market is in progress in Partners Park...

The Union County Amateur Radio Club has been asked to help with radio communications for the Union County Bicentennial Parade. It was scheduled to be on April 25th from 7am to 1:30pm but is postponed until sometime towards the end of August or September. The Union County EMA is helping with the parade. Many of our active club members are also EMA volunteers. This could stretch the volunteer pool thin for the club and EMA. Any extra help would be appreciated. The parade volunteers will be meeting at the staging area on March 28th at 9am at the Marysville High School parking lot. It would be good for anyone helping with the parade to be at this meeting.

If you can help out the Union County Amateur Radio Club with the parade or would like additional information please contact Ed, KE8ANU at ed.liddle at gmail.com or sign up for it using ARES Connect https://arrl.volunteerhub.com/admin/event/index/9187a2ea-789b-4a7b-b535-968b1e2a6332

General information about the parade can be found here https://www.200uc.org/parade

Area DMR Repeater Information

DMR - Digital Mobile Radio
CODIG Columbus DMR repeater information can be found here https://codig.org/26.html
Area Brandmeister Talkgroups
313966 - Marysville
313964 - Marion
310385 - Delaware
31392 - COSWN Skywarn
3139 - OH State Wide TG
31399 - Ohiolink bridges DMR with System Fusion
31012 - Quadnet https://www.openquad.net/


Ed setup a rocket chat server for the club and any amateur radio operator that would like to use it. In order to use it, you have to setup an account on in. Please use your call sign for the user name. When setting your account up, you will recieve an e-mail with a link you have to click on before being able to log into the server to verify your email address. The website address for it is https://chat.ohiohams.net 

Some of the features it has are:

  • Access it with a web browser
  • Send pictures in the chat window
  • Send short videos in the chat window
  • Direct messaging
  • There are an iphone app, an android app, and a desktop app available for rocket chat, use the server address https://chat.ohiohams.net in the app to connect to the chat server. 
  • When using a mobile phone, you can take a picture or video and include it in the chat window.

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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