DeFOREST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, INC. - K8GE
Adams County Ohio area
NEXT CLUB MEETING TUESDAY, June 13, 2023
The June 13thth meeting will be held at the Field Day Site, The Adams County Health Department in West Union.
Field Day Committee will meet at 6:00 PM. We will begin eating at 6:30 with the meeting to follow.
Meeting dates for 2023: February 14, April 11, June 13, August 8, October 10, December 12
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 here
The NET CONTROL STATIONS for 2023
Jan: N8YWX, Kim
Feb: KB8OMG, Barry
Mar: KE8GAD, Jared
Apr: N8XGR, Tory
May: N8XGQ, Marty
Jun: K8WEH, Bill
Jul: KB8SDF, Jason
Aug: KE8KEK, Alex
Sep: N8XGR, Tory
Oct: K8TFG, Duff
Nov: KB8OMG, Barry
Dec: N8YWX, Kim
The Executive Committee - January 1 through December 31, 2023
President: Kim Paquette N8YWX
Vice-President: William Hablitzel K8WEH
Secretary: Tory Peterson N8XGR
Treasurer: Jared Shupert KE8GAD
Please Join Us at our Club Meetings
at 7:00 PM at at ABCAP Senior Nutrition Center, West Union,
across from the front steps of the Adams County courthouse on the second Tuesday
of February, April, June, August, October 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.
DeForest ARC can schedule a Laurel test session on request.
The test location is usually at the Adams County EMA, 31 Logans Lane, West Union, OH 45693
There is no charge for the test through Laurel Test Sessions.
Testing for Technician, General and Extra. Walk-ins welcome.
Contact K8WEH at [email protected]
· Weekly Net Control Procedure
· <Severe Weather Spotter Report(s) Form
for receiving bulletins fron NWS
Repeaters in the West Union SkyWarn Net area
· Articles of Incorporation
· Information about our club
· Membership Application - DeForest A.R.C.
· American Radio Relay League
· Cincinnati WARN & many other area HAM clubs
· Great Lakes Division Page
· Ohio ARRL Page
· GRANT AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
· GREATER MASON COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION
· 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 WEATHER SERVICE - WILMINGTON OHIO
· National Warnings Area
· CNN - Radar image for North Central North America
· The Weather Channel
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