Web Site of
Adams County Ohio area


NEXT CLUB MEETING TUESDAY, September 13th, 2016

The September 13th meeting will be held at the

ABCAP Senior Nutrition Center, West Union, Ohio,

across the street from the front steps of the Adams County Courthouse.

The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM 



The DeForest ARC VE Team will host two LAUREL test sessions.

The first on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 and

the second on Thursday, November 10th, 2016.

At both test sessions registration begins at 5:00 PM, testing about 5:30 PM

Location, Adams County EMA office,

behind the West Union Municipal Building,

33 Logans Lane, West Union, OH 45693


Questions?  Send e-mail message to k8ge@qsl.net


Meeting dates for 2016:  March 8,  June 14,  September 13,  December 13

Our mailing address:

DeForest Amateur Radio Club

P.O. Box 73

West Union, OH  45693

If you are not currently a DeForest ARC member please consider joining our club. Dues is $15 for FULL membership

or a FAMILY membership is $20.

If you are a licensed HAM and live in Adams County, Ohio,

AND you are in the United States military,

your membership is PAID-IN-FULL for the years

you are full-time military, that is our THANK-YOU to you!

We hope you will join us.


Membership Application - DeForest A.R.C.


DeForest ARC Weekly Net


The DeForest ARC conducts a weekly net, Thursday evening, 8:00 PM. The net is conducted on the club repeater, located near West Union, Ohio. The frequency is 147.000+ MHz, PL (CTCSS) 94.8.


The purpose of the net is mostly a social function where club members know there is a good chance they will meet up, on the air, with other club members. Occasionally we 'handle' traffic, messages often referred to as radiograms.


The net is a formal, or directed net and has a single net control station (NCS) that manages its operation for a given session. The NCS operator calls the net to order at its designated start time, periodically calls for participants to join, listens for them to answer (or check in ) keeps track of the roster of stations for that particular net session, and generally orchestrates the operation of the net.


A different station might be designated NCS for each net session. Overall operation and scheduling of NCS assignments and net sessions is managed by the net manager, whoever holds the current position of Vice President in the DeForest ARC.


When you check in, please indicate your name, call sign, location and what power source you are using for your radio, such as battery power or commercial power. If you have traffic and/or announcements be sure to advise the NCS. All hams will be given an opportunity to make comments sometime during the net, usually after stations have checked-in with the NCS.


A copy of the “Weekly Net Control Procedure” can be found on the DeForest ARC web page, under the category Nets. A direct link to the “Weekly Net Control Procedure” is  http://www.qsl.net/k8ge/net_ctrl.pdf



Jan: KB8OMG, Barry

Feb: KE8FK, Ed

Mar: WB8IOW, Jerry

Apr: KB8QNT, Debbie

May: KC8LVE, Pat

Jun: WB8IOW, Jerry

Jul: W8HOV, Bob

Aug: KD8UCA, Chris

Sep: N8YWX, Kim

Oct: N8XGP, Ridney

Nov: KB8OMG, Barry

Dec: N8HIA, Barb

The 2016 Executive Committee - January 1 through December 31, 2016

President: Jerry Paquette, WB8IOW

Vice-President: Ridney Lorenz, N8XGP

Secretary: Pat Ellis, KC8LVE

Treasurer: Barb Lock, N8HIA


Please Join Us at our Club Meetings

Usually at 7:00 PM at at ABCAP Senior Nutrition Center, West Union, Ohio
across from the front steps of the Adams County courthouse on the second Tuesday
of March, June, September, and December.


Other activities of the Club include Emergency Communications Exercises

with different Organizations, so that in a real Emergency

the members will be ready to provide back-up communications.

We also assist the Adams County Emergency Management Agency

by providing back-up communications throughout the Adams County area, whenever needed.


Test Sessions are scheduled whenever needed, whenever requested by a potential ham
or when a ham wants to upgrade, usually within a two-week period of the request.

Silent Key Memorial

previous members of DeForest ARC

(and the earlier name, Adams "&" Brown Counties AREC)


·         Weekly Net Control Procedure

·         Severe Weather Spotter Report(s) Form

·         Form for receiving bulletins fron NWS

Repeaters in the West Union SkyWarn Net area


·         Articles of Incorporation

·         Bylaws

·         Constitution

·         Information about our club

·         Membership Application - DeForest A.R.C.

Emergency Services

§  Adams County, Ohio EMA - Emergency Management Agency

§  Adams County, Ohio Government Web Portal

§  Ohio Emergency Management Agency

§  Serve Ohio (including Citizens Corps of Ohio)

§  Federal Emergency Management Agency

§  The 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2012) The file is about 4.5 Mb in size.

§  Red Cross

Ham Radio Links

·         American Radio Relay League

·         Cincinnati WARN & many other area HAM clubs

·         Great Lakes Division Page

·         Ohio ARRL Page



·         NETS - traffic, etc.

·         OSSBN Ohio Single SideBand Net

·         Queen City Emergency Net

·         University of Arkansas - U.S. Amateur Radio Callsign Lookup Page

·         QRZ Amateur Radio Callsign Lookup Page



·         National Warnings Area

·         CNN - Radar image for North Central North America

·         The Weather Channel