June 2 Club Meeting info

Please Join us for the June 2nd Union County Amateur Radio Club meeting.

The topic is to be determined.
Meeting information details:
Union County ARC - Zoom Meeting
Time: Jun 2, 2020 06:45 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Union County Ham Radio Trunkfest in June Canceled

The Union County Amateur Radio Club executive committee was tasked with a difficult decision to make about our anual ham radio trunkfest. After much thought and input from two doctors involved with our club, we have decided to cancel our anual amateur radio trunkfest this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements. We are planning a 2021 ham radio trunkfest in June. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2021.   


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

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  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.

Club Membership List

Union County Amateur Radio Club Members
Call Sign First Name Last Name
K4SEE Bradley Midkiff
K8JWL Joe Liszeski
K8LVZ (SK) John Lydic
KA8SJH Charles Kelly
KB8WNO Clifford Collins

Remote License Test Session Information

For anyone wanting to get their amateur radio license or upgrade, the Anchorage Amateur Radio Club VEC is offering remote test sessions. Their website is https://kl7aa.org/vec/remote-testing/

Below is a video that tells more about the Anchorage Amateur Radio Club VEC https://youtu.be/n30XczccMuQ


Looking to buy or sell used equipment?

I hope everyone is staying healthy. With the cancelation of many area hamfests it can be challenging to find used equipment to purchase or sell. The Ohio Section website has a swap & shop page that lists used equipment for sale. There are instructions on the page that tells how to lists items you want to sell.
The webpage address for it is http://arrl-ohio.org/sm/s-s.html

April 7th Club Meeting

For anyone that missed the April 7th Club meeting, you can watch it on youtube. Thank you Scott, N8SY for talking to us about the ARRL and the many things the league does for amateur radio!

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
313964 - 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.


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