Field Day June 24-25 2017

ARRL Field Day 2017
The Union County Amateur Radio Club will be participating in Field Day June 24-25.
Field Day is ham radio's open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

We encourage ANYONE at any age that has an interest in amateur radio to come out during Field Day. You will be able to get on the air on the GOTA station and talk to other people. Since there will be a licensed amateur radio control operator at the GOTA station, an amateur radio license is not necessary. There will also be an education table setup and a scavenger hunt for children to participate in.    

17610 Waldo Rd
Marysville, OH 43040


Friday June 23rd Setup for field day at 5 or 6pm
Saturday - June 24th - 8am Breakfast at Frich's
Field Day starts at 2pm Saturday  and lasts 24 Hrs, stops at 2pm Sunday
Operating as a 3A - 2 CW stations and 1 SSB station
We will also have a GOTA (Get on the Air)  station using the N8IG call sign, Logging for the GOTA station will have to be done on paper
Message handling - send message to section manager
Anyone want to work Satellites ? Bring your satellite working equipment

Things for club members to bring
your own chair
Gas - bring a full gas can of any size to use to run the generators
Coax - Ed is bringing 100' of RG8X

Things for guests/public to bring:
Beverages of your choosing 


Union County Ohio Amateur Radio Information

Welcome to the Union County Amateur Radio Club website. This site was created by a Union County Ham for other Union County/neighbouring county hams or people who are interested in Amateur Radio. Since the formation of the new Union County Amateur Radio Club, this site will be changing into the club website. Expect to see more specific Union County Amateur Radio Club information posted on it.

There is NOW a formal Amateur Radio club in Union County Ohio that meet 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 by everyone with an 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. If you would like to be the net control operator, please let Paul, N8IG know.


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.


N8IG Repeater Update

The EMA sponsored N8IG repeater antenna was inspected and as suspected, a loose connection was found and fixed. We want to thank the Marysville Fire Department for their assistance in resolving the problem. We REALLY appreciate the use of your ladder truck and the crew to operate it!
Below are some pictures of the loose connection being repaired that has been giving us intermittent issues. Joe, K8JWL was up in the ladder bucket repairing the connection. Click on "read more" to see the pictures.

Trunkfest & DMR Radio Raffle Winner

We want to thank everyone that came out to the First Annual Ham Radio Tailgate and Trunkfest for the Union County Amateur Radio Club.  We had good weather and a good turn out for it that made it a sucess. We want to thank Our Melt Bar Gourmet Sandwiches for providing delicious sandwiches, cool drinks and cold icecream and all the other vendors that were there.  We appreciate everyone who purchased raffle tickets for the TYT MD-380 DMR radio to fund the new DMR repeater. We sold 287 tickets, only 13 tickets shy of our 300 ticket goal.

The DMR Radio Rafflle winner was Gerald Hill, KD8VNH  We hope you enjoy your new DMR radio.
Jerry Loves won a $25 ARRL Gift Certifercate
Ron Walls won a $25 ARRL Gift Certifercate
Bob Gardner won a $50 ARRL Gift Certifercate
Brad Laver KD8IHW won a DX Engineering $100 gift certificate.

2017 Ham Radio Tailgate and Trunkfest
Ham Radio Tailgate and Trunkfest 1 Ham Radio Tailgate and Trunkfest 2
Ham Radio Tailgate and Trunkfest 3 Ham Radio Tailgate and Trunkfest 4
Ham Radio Tailgate and Trunkfest 5  



Good weather for trunkfest


Good day for a hamfest! 

Marysville Demo DMR repeater UP and operational for Trunkfest !

The demo DMR repeater has been setup and installed at Station 720. It is operating in dual mode and will work with both Analog and Digital radios.
It requires a 100 Hz CTCSS encode tone on the radio to be set. The repeater does not transmit a 100 Hz CTCSS tone so tone squelch or decode tone will not work with it in analog mode.  It has been added to the Ohio codeplug on

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