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.

October 1st meeting

Pizza - 6:30pm
Meeting Starts at 7pm
Meeting Location:
940 London Ave
Marysville, OH
Please join us October 1st at 6:30pm for pizza and for the meeting that starts at 7pm. please send an e-mail to pizza@ohiohams.net so the club can get an idea how much pizza to get.

Topic:
Scott N8SY, The ARRL Ohio Section Manager, wil be talking about ARES Connect. If you are not familiar with ARES Connect it is an event planning  and time tracking tool that can be used for any amateur radio related event.

Below is information about ARES connect from the August 5th Ohio Section Postscript News Letter http://www.arrl-ohio.org/news/2019/ps-08-05-19.pdf

It seems as though the name "ARES Connect" is getting folks confused about who all should be using this system. Maybe we should just call it “Ham Radio Connect”or how’s about just plain “Connect”instead! Whatcha’ think? Would you think the system was for everyone then? This system is new to everyone and it seems that the moniker ARES that got hung on this new system is keeping alot of folks from using it. Let’s clear the air on that right now. It’s not just for ARES events. I'm here to tell you that it's to be used for ANY event that involves Amateur Radio. It can be a RACES, CERT, Skywarn, Red Cross or just a few hams gathered at a table to talk about Amateur Radio. It all counts! Club meetings, hamfests, working on that club trailer, repeater, website, field day, parades, newsletter or just having fun keeping track of all those spandex folks during every kind of raceimaginable are perfect examples of hours that count that are not necessarily ARES directly related but do have an impact on your community.

Any Amateur Radio related activity should be an event in ARES Connect and your hours recorded. Why? These hours will help demonstrate to the FCC and all of our government officials (local, state and federal), as well as all of our served agencies our willingness to volunteer and help our fellow citizens. These are not just hours; they are dollars that are given back to our communities, and we want our government officials to know just how much we give back to help keep the frequencies that we have, as well as future frequencies that may be available later. Showing them in dollars how much we give back is what keeps their attention and helps preserve our current frequencies.

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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