The Ashtabula County Amateur Radio Club is a group of amateur radio operators located in Ashtabula County, Ohio. We dedicate ourselves to all aspects of amateur radio communications, from emergency communications, to social gatherings, to contesting. Our club is open to anyone wanting to learn and participate, regardless of licensing.

The club maintains a repeater which is located in the village of Jefferson, Ohio on a frequency of 146.715 with a PL of 141.3. The repeater can also be reached on Echolink, node N8CT-L.

For more information on the club, events, and becoming a member, take a look at the About page.



Regular Club Events

Thursday Night Net

Everyone is welcome to join us for an informal net on the club repeater K8CY - 146.715 PL 141.3 or Echolink Node N8CT-L every Thursday evening at 8 PM. The repeater is located at the Ashtabula County Court building in downtown Jefferson, OH.


Club Breakfast

We gather for breakfast nearly every Saturday morning at Steak-N-Shake on US Rt 20 in Ashtabula at 10 AM. All are welcome.



Club Monthly Meeting

Club meetings are every third Tuesday of the month in the Harbor Room at A-Tech in Jefferson, Ohio at 7:30 PM.

If A-Tech is closed the day of a scheduled meeting due to weather, or other reason, our meeting will be cancelled as well. We will do our best to notify members here and on Facebook if A-Tech is closed. You can also check local media for school closings.

Latest News


  • Jamboree on the Air 2017
    The Ashtabula County Amateur Radio Club will be providing our emergency communications trailer, radios, antennas, and licensed Amateur Radio operators to assist area Boy Scouts for the annual Boy Scouts Jamboree on the Air. The club will set up at Camp Beaumont and assist Scouts in learning about Amateur Radio and connecting with other Scouts around the country participating in the Jamboree. Club operations will be Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10am until 4pm.
    Camp Beaumont is located on State Route 45 in Rock Creek, Ohio.

    Beaumont Scout Reservation


    What is JOTA?
    When Scouts want to meet young people from another country, they usually think of attending a World Jamboree. But few people realize that each year more than a million Scouts and Guides "get together" over the airwaves for the annual Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA). During the 2014 event, worldwide Scouting participation included 1.1 million Boy Scouts and 200,000 Girl Guides/Gils Scouts, for a total participation of over 1.3 million--the largest Scouting event in the world.
    Modern technology offers Scouts the exciting opportunity to make friends in other countries without leaving home. JOTA is an annual event in which Boy and Girl Scouts and Guides from all over the world speak to each other by means of Amateur (ham) Radio. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared via radio waves. Since 1958 when the first Jamboree-on-the-Air was held, millions of Scouts have met each other through this event. Many contacts made during JOTA have resulted in pen pals and links between Scout troops that have lasted many years. With no restrictions on age or on the number of participants, and at little or no expense, JOTA allows Scouts to contact each other by ham radio. The radio stations are operated by licensed amateur radio operators. Many Scouts and leaders hold licenses and have their own stations, but the majority participate in JOTA through stations operated by local radio clubs and individual radio amateurs. Some operators use television or computer-linked communications.

    -ARRL

    Posted Oct 19, 2017, 10:11 AM by K8CY ACARC
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