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 Friches 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.


March 7th Meeting - Mesh Networking Presentation

Bob, W8ERD from the Delaware Mesh networking group is going to present about Mesh Networking. Bob has presented with Bill Curtice WA8APB about Hamnet Mesh in the TAPR Forum at Dayton Hamvention in 2015. Bob also did a mesh networking presentation at the Madison County Club meeting last month.

Bob got his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State, working with John Kraus W8JK.  He was in charge of the Search for Extraterrestrial Life at the OSU Big Ear radio telescope.


Bob will give an introduction to ham mesh networks and explain what equipment is needed and how it works.

He will bring some sample equipment for show and tell, so people can see it for themselves.

Please join us to find out more about mesh networking.
The meeting will start at 7pm at the Union County Services Building located at 940 London Ave. Marysville, Ohio 43040

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

Security considerations when implementing Amateur Mesh Networks

Bryan, KD8ZWI is going to give a talk on Security considerations when implementing Amateur Mesh Networks at the next meeting on Feb 7.
He will cover the following information.

1. MESH Network overview (Brief)

    a. standard fixed SSID

    b. nodename

    c. OLSR (optimized link state routing)


2. Security Considerations

    a. peer-to-peer network impacts

    b. default passwords

    c. OLSR and Link State Protocol Packets

    d. firewall and monitoring


DMR Day Presentation at Universal Radio

Here is the DMR presentation by Kevin Walsh, W8KHW. Kevin is a member of the Central Ohio Digital Interconnect Group. You can find out more about this group and their digital repeaters at http://www.w8dig.com/ I want to thank Universal Radio for hosting DMR day and Kevin's presentation and Jae, N8YMT for recording it and making it available.


2016 December Meeting Minutes

UCARC Meeting Minutes December 6th 2016


Meeting called to order at 7:20pm


Nov meetings minutes approved
Motioned by Paul, 2nd by


Treasures Report

$703.78 in the bank

November 2016 Meeting Minutes

Union County Amateur Radio Club 11/01/2016 meeting minutes


Paul Motioned to approve minutes from the October Meeting
Frank 2nd
Passed, no opposed

Treasurers Report
$703.78 in the account
Membership list – 28 members

Club Videos

Below are videos of club presentations and events.


Ken, W8KWH gave a presentation about echolink. The video starts out a little shaky but gets better. Slides from VA3XPR were used in the presentation. http://www.va3xpr.net/irlp-echolink-m... EchoLink Website - http://www.echolink.org/

W8UCO The New Club Call Sign

Union County Amateur Radio Club new call sign is now W8UCO, Whiskey 8 Union County Ohio.
{By the ICAO (International phonetic alphabet) pronunciation, "Whiskey 8 Uniform Charlie Oscar"
This replaces our short lived former club callsign KE8EWY

UCARC Logo Entries

Here are some logo ideas that were submitted to the club.

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