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 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.

K8JWL Repeater Tone Change

The K8JWL DMR Repeater CTCSS tone has changed from 100Hz to 136.5Hz  The repeater will transmit the new tone in analog mode so if tone squelch is used on an analog radio, the "digital noise" won't come through the analog radio. Please update your analog radio with the new tone.

 443.45MHz with a PL Tone of 136.5Hz with a +5 MHz 

June 2017 Meeting Minutes

Started 7:06pm


Congratulations to Denny, KE8HDE New ham since Saturday


Paul motioned
Gregg 2nd accept minutes none apposed


Treasurers report – 1,077 balance
$40 NVIS expense
$60 dues in

Special event – call sign and date July 15-16, W8M


Banner cost around $89 delivered at 720 Look into getting second banner


August 1st Meeting at EMA Station 720

A  disscussion about DMR and Q&A about the DMR repeater/DMR radios with Arlin KD8EVR. Nathan will present to the club on his 4-H project Exploring the Outdoors that was selected to show at the Ohio State Fair.

Please bring your DMR questions as well as any tips or tricks you want to share about the DMR repeater or DMR radios. We hope that the Q&A/Discussion style meeting will be help take some of the mystery out of DMR for everyone that has a DMR radio and those that are inetsted in getting one.

The Meeting location EMA Station 720, 435 North Maple St, Marysville, OH

Marvin Gilbert (KD8GPF) Special Event

07/15/2017 | Marvin Gilbert (KD8GPF) Special Event

Jul 15-Jul 16, 0800Z-1600Z, W8M, Marysville, OH. W8UCO ARC (Union County Amateur Radio Club). 3.840, 7.240, 14.240. Certificate. Marvin Gilbert Special Event (W8M/KD8GPF), 24581 Sandusky Rd, Richwood, OH 43344.
Marvin Gilbert

Commemorating 57 years of public service with Civil Defense/Union County Emergency Management Agency . Marvin C. Gilbert was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church, serving on various boards at the church, a member the Marysville Evening Lion’s Club, the American Legion Post 79, served with the Union County Civil Defense and Union County EMA for 57 years, 25 of those years as Chief. He was also a committee member for the Marysville High School Hall of Fame, was a board member of the American Red Cross and a member of the Union County Republican Club, serving as Treasurer and Central District Committeeman. He enjoyed playing Dart Ball for over 50 years and getting together for his Wednesday afternoon card club but most of all, he cherished his granddaughter and attending her activities, never missing a soccer or softball game. A graduate of Marysville High School, Marvin served in the National Guard, worked 42 years at O.M. Scott’s, retiring as a shipping manager. Born July 9, 1941 in Marysville. On May 2, 1965, he married his wife of 51 years, Sharon (Wasserbeck) and she survives in Marysville. Also surviving is his son, Brad (Tara) Gilbert of Marysville; his granddaughter, Emma Karen Gilbert of Marysville

For QSL inforamtion please visit our QRZ page https://www.qrz.com/db/w8uco

Time:  1200Z to 2000Z  (8am - 4pm EST) Sat and Sun

Call Sign:  W8M
Location:  EMA Station 720, 435 North Maple St, Marysville, OH
Please stop by EMA Station 720 for fellowship and to operate the special event station.


The Miami Valley Steam Threshers Show special event station, W8UCO will be operating on 40 meters at the show on July 13 & 14 from 5pm - 9pm EDT and Saturday July 15th from 9am to 9pm EDT from Past Time Park in Plain City, OH.
More information about the Miami Valley Steam Threshers can be found on their website https://www.mvsteam.com/

QSL information can be found on our QRZ page https://www.qrz.com/db/w8uco

If you are inteersted in operating the special event radio, stop by the old gas station at the show! Click on Read More to see some pictures from Thursday Night.

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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