March 6 Club Meeting

The March 6th Meeting will be at the Union County Services Buidling located at 940 London Ave, Marysville, OH at 7pm.
For everyone that can arrive early, there will be pizza available before the meeting at 6:30pm. Please let us know if you can make it for pizza so we can get an idea how many pizzas we will need to order.  Send an e-mail to

Ths topic for this month's meeting will be :
SKYWARN and COSWN - How do we fit in?
SKYWARN has been around since the early 1970s.  It's mission has changed slightly but the purpose is to protect life and property when severe weather comes our way.  How is it organized and how can we join in and be effective in the SKYWARN program?

Free Technician License Class Starts Feb 7th

The Union County Amateur Radio Club is putting on an Amateur Radio Technician License Class starting Feb 7th 2018. This 6 week long class will be Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. The class will begin Feb 7th at the the Union County Services Building, 940 London Ave. Marysville, Ohio 43040   The class, testing session, and study guide are free. The class will be using the W8PEN Tech Study Guide, which is available as a PDF from the link below.

The FCC Technician License exam covers basic regulations, operating practices and electronics theory, with a focus on VHF and UHF applications. Morse code is not required for this license. With a Technician Class license, you will have all ham radio privileges above 30 MHz. These privileges include the very popular 2-meter band. Many Technician licensees enjoy using small (2 meter) hand-held radios to stay in touch with other hams in their area. Additional information about the technician license can be found

There will also be a testing session held following the class. The testing session will be an opportunity for anyone to take the the Technician license exam or upgrade their current license to a General class license or Extra class license. The date and time of the test session will be announced at a later time.

Please email to register for the class or request additional information about the class.
There is a PDF flyer for the class below. Feel free to print it and share it with anyone who is interested in the class.  

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.

Bob's N8GU Hamcation presentation

For everyone that could not make it to the meeting, here is Bob's N8GU presentation about his adventure in the Canadian Maritime he did at the November meeting.

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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