Club Meeting

The May 7th Club meeting will be at the new EMA Station 720.

Marvin C. Gilbert EMA Operations Building - EMA Station 720
20900 Northwest Parkway.
Marysville, OH 43040

Google Maps Link:

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 6:30pm

Third Annual Ham Radio Tailgate and Trunkfest

We want to welcome everyone to our
Third Annual Ham Radio Tailgate and Trunkfest.

  • $5.00 Donation
  • Free Parking
  • $5.00 Vendor Spaces
    (8:00 am Seller Setup)
Food concessions:

Where: New Horizons Baptist Church
17939 Paver Barnes Rd.
Marysville, OH 43040

When: Saturday June 8th, 2019
Time: Open 9:00 am until 2:00 pm

Repeater Talk-in County wide:
145.350 MHz 127.3 Hz CTCSS

City Wide DMR Repeater:
K8JWL/R 443.450 MHz CC7 TS1
BM Tg 313966

Sponsored by:
Union County Amateur Radio Club, W8UCO

Contact: Ken
w8kwh at
For more information

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.

April 2019 Meeting Minutes

04/02/2019 Meeting Minutes

Motion to Approve March Meeting Minutes by Paul 2nd by Rick approved none opposed

Treasures report - 726 quartly income - primarily dues plus money for pizza. net cash $32054.00

Resolution to change the signature cards for the club for the club president. Motioned by Frank 2nd Jeff, all in favor none opposed.

Introductions - made

ARES Report

NVIS Day - K8LVZ's house, Breakfast first at Friches Put some antennas together

May activity - Fox hunt

Lunch in the park - partners park activities

Field Day at Ron's son's place - June 22nd 23rd

Trunkfest 2nd Saturday in June, 3rd year New Horizons Baptist Church - everything is good except the food truck. We are expecing a good turnout. $5 table charge, Food truck will be there at 6am

Hamvention - May 18th

Meeting Adjourn Jeff - Paul 2nd

Ohio NVIS Day 2019

We had a great turn out for Ohio NVIS Day. We had 2 stations setup, one station was using an end fed wire cut for 80 meters about 3 ft off the ground. The other station was using an 80 meter dipole fed with 100' of ladder line. We made contacts using the 80 meter dipole fed with ladder line. It was around 30 or so feet high on the ends and the feed point was lower. at around 20 feet or so due to tree branches. 

Tuesdays Summer Lunch Program Activty Help Needed

Ed created a signup Genius page for this event. Please use that to sign up for the days you are available to help wi th it.
Help for activities for the summer lunch program on Tuesdays at Partners Park in Marysville is needed. The summer lunch program provides free summer lunches to people 0-18 years old. Lunch is served at 12pm. Usually by 12:30pm lunches are consumed. We have the opportunity to setup an amateur radio or stem/technology type activity at the park on Tuesdays. Since we will be at a park, we won't be limited to time constraints for the legnth of the actiivity. If the activity has a lot of interest and goes longer we will be able to stay as long as we need to. Our hope is by consistantly being at the park on Tuesdays, kids that are interested in technology and amateur radio will know to show up on Tuesdays for lunch to partciapte in the club activity. 

If you can help out with this effort, please let Ed,  KE8ANU at  know what tuesdays you are available to help. The more club members we have help with it, the easier it will be on everyone. Ideally it would be good to have 2 different volunteers for each of the 10 Tuesdays.  Since this is the first time we will be doing this, we do not know what to expect. I have attached some pictures of previous summer lunch days so everyone can get an idea of the number of kids that could be in the park.


Steam Threshers Special Event Station Help needed !!

The steam threshers special event station in July needs volunteers. Will who has been coordinating it for the past 2 years has other obligations he has to tend to the wekeend of the Steam Threshers Show in Plain City and is unable to coordinate the event this year. We need someone to coordinate the event which will involve setting up the antenna and radio to use during the event at Past Time Park as well as taking the antenna down and packing up the radio when the event is over. In the past we have strung up a dipole antenna using the trees to support it. Will has talked with the president of the Miami Valley Steam Theshers Association and he has gotten permission to have the special event station there this year. If you want to help out with the event or coordinate the event, please contact Ed, KE8ANU at

The special event station is located at the old gas station at the park. There is power available there and we are allowed to store some of the equipment in a building there. In the past it has been the club banner and a small folding table. Will has used his personal radio for the event. We should be able to use one of the club radios for it. Below is a photo of were the station is set up to give everyone an idea of what is needed. It is a fun event to work. You end up talking to other hams on the radio that are also involved with old farming equipment and tractors. Often visitors will walk up and ask questions about the radio setup and that usually is a good opportunity to promote the hobby. 

Club Shirt Request Form

Request club shirts.
Please send checks to:
Dennis Lamb
175 Tallman St
North Lewisburg, Ohio 43060

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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