Welcome to the Dial Radio Club Website

About our club

DIAL Radio Club is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League and has a membership of about 100, from the southwest Ohio area. We are a general interest club with a focus on instruction. We have repeaters on 146.61, & 444.825 (W8BLV) and on 147.315 & 53.21 (W8JEU). We have an APRS packet radio system 144.39 (W8BLV).


Monthly General Membership Meetings are on the third Monday of the month at the Golden Corral Buffet in Middletown, dinner at 6 pm, meeting at 7 pm. Talk-in on 146.61- and 77Hz PL.

Membership Information

If you are interested in joining the Dial Radio Club, please contact the club treasurer Ron, N8QF at n8qf@cinci.rr.com .

More information

If you want to learn more about our club, email contact information is at the bottom of the page. Or email the webmaster w8blv@qsl.net

Dial E-Mail Reflector

The Dial Radio Club has an email reflector for news and information exchange. To be 'in the know' about what is happening with DIAL, you need to be subscribed. To subscribe to the reflector, go to this web page and enter in your email address:


Club News and Calendar

Amateur Radio Classes & Examinations

Radio License Classes

Classes are held on Wednesday evenings, 6 - 9 pm, in Verity Lodge on the campus of Miami University-Middleton during the fall and winter semesters.

There is no charge for the instructional portion of these classes.

Students are advised that the purchase of appropriate training manuals and supplies may cost $20-$25.

Class announcements are published in our newsletters and on the club email reflector.

For more information, contact Carl Morgan (513-422-9384), or email w8blv@qsl.net


Amateur license exam sessions will be held at the same above location different time throughout the year.

Current examinations announcements are published in our newsletters and on the club email reflector.

Questions regarding the examination schedule, practices or procedures may be directed to Dave Williamson (513-424-5819) or Carl Morgan (513-422-9384).

Check club calendar for dates and times of Exams


FIELD DAY is June 26, 27 & 28 2015 at Smith Park in Middletown.

Club Newsletters

The newsletter is in Adobe Acrobat format and if you don't have the free reader, click on the Adobe graphic below and load it on your computer.

Click on the link below to be taken to the directory containing the newsletters. Select the year directory and then click on the newsletter you want to read.

They are named by month and year format.

Click here for the club Newsletters

Any questions should be directed to w8blv@qsl.net .

DIAL Station Information:

Club Repeater Information

The Dial radio club has two voice repeater systems. 

The W8BLV system is linked together on 2 bands. Outputs on 146.610- and 444.825+.  This system has local autopatch and other special functions.  The repeater controller is a CAT-1000. We have multiple remote receive sites. The antenna is 340 feet above ground.

The W8JEU system is linked together on 2 bands and is the backup system. With outputs on 147.315- 53.21-(the 6 meter side is currently off the air), this system is located in West Middletown. The repeater controller is a RC-85.  The antenna is 110 feet above ground.

Both systems have battery backup and redundant power supplies. And, Both repeaters use a PL of 77Hz.

The 146.61 system has been on the air since the early 70's, other frequencies have been added over the years.


Club Packet Radio Systems Information 

The Dial Radio Club has several packet radio systems.

The only system active at this time is W8BLV, our APRS Digi at our Breiel tower site on 144.390.

Links to other amateur radio web pages

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) http://www.arrl.org/

Cincinnati Weather Amateur Network WARN http://www.warn.org/

DIAL Officers Contact Information

Ernie, W8EH

Vice President: 
Dave KD8W 

Barney, N8HP

Ron, N8QF

Activities Chairman: 
Roy, N8LRN

Or send a message to the webmaster mailto:w8blv@qsl.net

Last updated 4/11/2015