Dating back to 1960 a few good amateur radio operators became close friends as a result of their hobby, meeting socially to talk ham radio. It was natural that the subject of organization would evolve, thus the start of OH-KY-IN VHF Society (now OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Society) and it grew slowly at first to a very large highly effective club offering services to any and all community or emergency needs. To this date OH-KY-IN comprising of all classes and walks of life offers the most diversity of services to and is highly respected by all authorities throughout the Tri-State. The club supports several repeaters on VHF as well as one on UHF. We support DXing, field day, contesting on all bands, teach and test for all classes of amateur radio licenses, mount annual DXpeditions and are a ARRL Special Service Club. Click on the button in the left frame called History for a more detailed history of the club compiled by Howard, WB8QOH. We also publish a fine monthly journal called the Q-Fiver details of which can also be seen futher down this page.
The OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Society holds a weekly net called Tech Talk. The Tech Talk net meets on the 146.67(-) machine every Wednesday at 9:00 PM. The net, dealing with questions or problems technical in nature of the net participants, features the Newsline (www.arnewsline.org) tape. Bring your questions! Or even if you don't have questions check into the net anyway! You could answer someone elses question(s). Check into the net and listen to the tapes! There is a different net control every week for Tech Talk.
Check the Upcoming events page for when the next TechTalk net will be in session.
The OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Society holds classes every spring and fall. After the set of classes (which usually last for 10 weeks, one session a week) are then followed by exams. The sessions of classes and the exams are held at the Salem Presbyterian Church at the corner of Mozart and Higbee (just behind the White Castle Restaurant at the corner of Harrison Ave. and Boudinot. For more information contact Carol Hugentober WA8YL at 661-5323 (E-MAIL: ) or Bruce Vanselow N8BV at 251-1555 (E-MAIL: ) or check the link in the pull down menu above called "Classes/Exams" often for when the next session of classes or exams will be.
OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Society holds monthly Fox Hunts. These fox hunts start at 10:00 AM on the second saturday of every month at Mt. Storm Park. The hunts start on 146.67(-) at 10:00 AM. Fox hunts are a bundle of fun! Observer spots are always available for interested spectators!!
Check the Calendar of Events page for when the next fox hunt will be held.
OH-KY-IN sponsors its' own Hamfest each year as well as supports local Hamfests by purchasing space to support the activity and to provide our members with flea market space for their own use. OH-KY-IN's annual Hamfest is held at Diamond Oaks Career Development Campus at 6375 Harrison Ave. on the west side of Cincinnati, Ohio. Talk-in will be on the 146.67 & 146.925 repeaters.
The hamfest will have Forums.
They are: Fox Hunting, APRS, Satellites, New Ham Forum, ARRL Happenings, and Scanner Monitoring.
The OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Society now sponsors it's own APRS wide system. More information will be supplied once it is gathered.
If you would like to join OH-KY-IN, regular dues are $20/year. Dues for each additional family member, living at the same address, are $5/year and a separate application is required for each. Dues for members age 65 and over or who are disabled are $15/yr. Dues may be waived for full-time students who will be non-voting members. Dues for new members are pro-rated by the calendar quarter; January through March for $20; April through June for $15; July through September for $10; October through December for $25 and it includes all of the next year. Life memberships are available for 20 times regular dues. Make checks or money orders payable to OH-KY-IN A.R.S., Inc. For more membership information or for an application contact:
click here to print out a membership application. When done, exit that window to come back here.
This web page was designed for the OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Society by
Dallas R. Vanselow KC8HQS.