About Dial

DIAL Radio Club is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League and has a membership of over 80, with most being from the southwest Ohio area. We are a general interest club with a focus on instruction.  Dial initially formed during the 1930's and has been an ARRL Affiliated Club since 1941.  We have offered classes to prepare students for their amateur exams for more than 30 years.  We have been giving FCC exams since the Volunteer Examiner process began.  Currently we are offering zero cost exams under the auspices of the Laurel VEC.   We are proud of our role in helping to increase the number licensed amateurs.

See our Classes/Exams webpage and our Calendar webpage for location and details about the next classes and exams:


Dial Radio Club is hosting a Net on Mondays at 7:00 PM, except not on the third Monday of the month.
All are welcome (members and non-members) to check into the Net.  The net is for everyone to share what they are doing.
The Net takes place on the 146.61 Mhz / -600 Khz / 77Hz PL Tone repeater system that is located in Middletown, OH.
If you are outside the repeater over the air range, then you can check in via Echolink Node # 323719.


Monthly General Membership Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month. Dinner starts at about 6:00 PM. Business Meeting starts at 7:00 PM.
See our meeting photos below.

See our Calendar webpage for location and details about the next meeting: Calendar  



Dial's Elected Officers:

President Dave Williamson KD8W
Vice President Steve Howard KD8CPV
Secretary Ernie Howard, Jr. W8EH
Treasurer Evan Debrozsi KC8TXA
Activities Manager Roy Dalton N8LRN


Trustees, Editor & Committee Chairs

W8BLV & W8JEU Ernie Howard, Jr. W8EH
K8PI Dave Williamson KD8W
Newsletter Editor Carl Morgan K8CM
Website Tim Murphy
Education & Classes Beverley Taylor N8GGE
Exams Ron Spaudling N8QF
Exams (alternate) Dave Williamson KD8W
Historian Bob Rohrbach NR8R



Ohio Secretary of State Filings

Ohio Secretary of State Filings



Dues for a Dial membership are family based.  The family includes all who live under one roof plus full time students that  reside on campus for part of the year.  The dues are $26 per year for a full membership.  The year begins on January 1 and ends on December 31 of a year.  New members joining after July 1 pay a fee of  $13 for the remainder of the year (note this does not apply to former members that have not renewed).  Students in Dial courses that earn their first amateur license after completing the course are given a 1-year membership for free.  Sorry, but it does not apply to upgrades.



Application for Membership 2022


E-mail Dial

General email to the DIAL Radio Club can be sent to [email protected]. We also have an e-mail reflector used by members for updates and time sensitive information.



Meeting Photos