Hocking Valley Amateur Radio Club
***** Hocking County *****
Club Call Sign: K8LGN
Grid Square EM89 CQ Zone 4 ITU Zone 8
A Non-Profit Organization of Volunteers dedicated to
the support of local Public Safety Agencies, assisting local
residents during times of emergency, and the furtherance of
Worldwide fellowship through Amateur Radio
The Hocking Valley Amateur Radio Club is an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable
organization. Your donations may be tax deductable as allowed by law.
Club Officers for 2021
Chris Boch, KC8RYM, President
James Martin, W8LGN, Vice President
Bill Hopstetter, W8LGX, Secretary
Roy Vickers, KC8TFW, Treasurer
Ray Webb, KB8GUN, Club Trustee
Dave Brimner, KB8OTU, Emergency Coordinator
Bill Hopstetter, W8LGX, Repeater Engineer
ARRL Hamfest Database
ARRL Special Events Stations
ARRL Contest Portal
Meetings and Nets
Due to the Emergency, the Monthly in-person Club Meetings have been CANCELED.
A Directed Net will be held at 7:00 PM Local Time on the first Tuesdays
in lieu of the Club Meeting, on the Club's repeaters.
**Weekly Net on Wednesdays at 9:00 PM local time, on all of the HVARC
Repeaters (see below)
An informal Ragchew net will be held on Thursday nights at 8:00 PM on the 147.345+ Repeater
during the Winter months.
HAMFESTS and EVENTS
All Hamfests in Ohio have been either Canceled or Postponed for the next 2 months
or until the current Health Emergency is lifted by the Governor
Hocking County Radio Fox Hunts will resume in the Spring.
more details soon.
Athens Hamfest - Sunday April 25, Athens Community Center, 701 E. State St, Athens
Contact Eric McFadden, WD8RIF at [email protected] .ACARA Website
Dayton Hamvention - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED!
ARRL Field Day Contest June 26 - 27, 2021. HVARC will use special event callsign N8H
More info coming soon. ARRL Field Day Link
Current Station Status
2 Meter GE Mastr II Repeater Online, 75 Watts ERP / 1.25 Meter Remote Base Online, 35 Watts ERP
70 cm Repeater Online, 45 Watts ERP / K8LGN-5 APRS Digipeater online
Club Radio Room at County EOC - Restricted Access due to Pandemic
HVARC Amateur Radio Stations
HVARC maintains the following stations as part of the local Amateur Radio
infrastructure for routine as well as emergency communications
2 Meter Repeater: 147.345 MHz output, 147.945 MHz input,
Tone(PL): 114.8 Hz
1.25 Meter Remote Base: 223.460 MHz Simplex, Tone PL: 114.8 Hz
70 CM Repeater: 443.125 MHz Output, 448.125 MHz input,
Tone (PL): 114.3 Hz
Club Station: 80 thru 10 Meters HF, 2 Meters and 70 CM, located at
the Hocking County EOC.
Communications Trailer Deployed for Field Day, June 2016
HVARC Field Day Crew, June 2017
Repeater Tower atop Schultz Hill
Hocking Valley Amateur Radio Club - Revised January 17, 2021