DeFOREST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, INC. - K8GE
Adams County Ohio area
NEXT CLUB MEETING TUESDAY, August 11, 2020
The August 11th meeting will be held on the air due to the Corona virus situation
The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.
Meeting dates for 2020: February 11, April 14, June 9, August 11, October 13, December 8
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
The NET CONTROL STATIONS for 2020
Jan: N8YWX, Kim
Feb: KB8OMG, Barry
Mar: K8TFG, Duff
Apr: KB8JTJ, Troy
May: N8XGR, Tory
Jun: K8WEH, Bill
Jul: N8XGR, Tory
Aug: KE8KEK, Alex
Sep: N8YWX, Kim
Oct: N8XGP, Ridney
Nov: KB8OMG, Barry
Dec: K8TFG, Duff
The 2020 Executive Committee - January 1 through December 31, 2020
President: Barry Storer KB8OMG
Vice-President: Duff Kindt, K8TFG
Secretary: Tory Peterson, N8XGR
Treasurer: Bill Hablitzel, K8WEH
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..
Testing is usually held 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.
Contact KE8FK 937-544-2585, [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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