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Ohio State Parks On The Air & Club Picnic

The Milford Amateur radio club will be operating from the Indian Mounds Shelter in East Fork State Park during Ohio State Parks On The Air on September 12, 2015.

Enter the park from 125 and go past the park headquarters. Follow the signs toward the beach, the shelter is located on a loop road just before you head down the hill to the beach.

Antenna and station setup will start at 9:00 AM local time. Operations start at noon and end at 8:00 PM local time.

We will be running three stations and plan to use the club’s new hex beam on 10/15/20 meters for one of the stations. The other two stations will be dedicated to 40 and 80 meters.

Contact me if you plan to be there for setup, we have a lot of work to do in a short time.

Remember to bring something for lunch. If you plan to stay for the club picnic bring a covered dish or dessert to share.

Talk in will be on the MARC repeater, 147.345+.

Bill WS6K
MARC Contest Coordinator
cell: 513 607-2270

If you zoom in you will see the shelter image. The red arrow on the second below also indicates the shelter.


Here is the link to the map of East Fork.

FCC Proposes to Fine Ohio Radio Amateur for Malicious Interference, Failure to Identify

The FCC has proposed levying an $8000 fine on a Cincinnati, Ohio, radio amateur, Daniel R. Hicks, KB8UYZ, who, at one point, had volunteered to track down the interference he was causing on a number of primarily VHF repeaters. In a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) released on August 20, the FCC Enforcement Bureau asserted that Hicks intentionally interfered with other Amateur … read the rest of the article

source: ARRL

FCC Notice

MARC Casual Contesters

Next up is the Ohio QSO Party which runs Saturday, August 22, 2015 from noon to midnight local time.

This is your chance to be on the other end of a pile up. You may even be rare DX for stations that are chasing the Worked All States or Worked All Counties awards.

Spotting is allowed, so monitor the Milford repeater to find out where the action is.

Rules can be found at . Read the rules, they have changed. One change, a serial number is no longer part of the exchange.

There is a club competition, if you want your score added to club’s score include the following line in your Cabrillo log entry:

CLUB: Milford Ohio ARC

N3FJP or N1MM Plus can be used for logging.

N1MM is a free contest logger. It can be a little overwhelming at first glance so I suggest you contact either Denny KC8RPV or me for assistance if you’ve never used the program. We’ve gotten stations up and running in under 30 minutes for RTTY contests. SSB contests take about 15 minutes.

Can’t work the contest the whole 12 hours? No problem, I plan to be on the air maybe 4 hours, have other things going on. Just get on the air and make a few contacts.

Bill WS6K
MARC Contest Coordinator

Presidents Message for August

Milford Amateur Radio Club

August meeting (Thursday 8/13/15 at 7:30pm) presentation topic is – “Operating your Radio, Best Practices” by Chris Spiess Our next operating event is “Ohio Parks on the Air”. Saturday, 9/12/2015 from 1600UTC to 2400UTC at East Fork State Park. … [Continue reading]

MARC Casual Contesters – August Contests

Milford Amateur Radio Club

There are two contests in August on the MARC Casual Contesters Calendar. 1. First up is the North American QSO Party (NAQP) SSB that starts at 1800 UTC on August 15 and runs until 0600 UTC on August 16. Goal is to work as many North American … [Continue reading]

Presidents Message for July

Milford Amateur Radio Club

Attendance at our Hamfest was about ½ the typical attendance due to the rain. Jim (WB8RRR) is still tallying up the results, but our income will be substantially less than a typical year. We all appreciate Jim’s and all the other members that … [Continue reading]

Field Day – The Last Blast

Milford Amateur Radio Club

It's not too late to decide to come to the Milford ARC Field Day. If you are coming and didn't respond to either the online survey or the survey at the June meeting and plan to stay for the dinner on Saturday let us know so we can adjust the … [Continue reading]

H.R. 1301- The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015

Milford Amateur Radio Club

By Kay, N3KN President, ARRL At the time I'm writing this, H.R. 1301 has 64 co-sponsors, with a few more expected by the end of the week. That's excellent, but we need more. A lot more. Some of you have done e-mail bulletins encouraging … [Continue reading]

Paddlefest Volunteers Needed

Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club | June 20th / 5:30 AM to 2 PM Provided by Toni Petri, KB8QXQ The local amateur radio community has been asked to provide communicators for this event. The Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club is asking for … [Continue reading]