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


  • Field Day 2018 Results
    The operating numbers break down as follows:

                    Phone contacts:  80m 63, 40m 172 (all N8YFF as usual), 20m 27, 15m 4, and 6m 1

                    CW contacts: 40m 14, 20m 47 (A BIG set of kudos to Ray, K3YP, for his efforts

                    Digital contacts: 20m 22 (Another solo contribution from Matt, N8OHU)

    The operating score with power adjustment is 906 points.  Our points break down this way, CW (61 Q’s x2= 122), Digital (22 Q’s x 2= 44), Phone (287 x 1 =287) for a total of 453.  We have a power multiplier of 2.

                    The bonus score claimed is 810. The bonuses include Media publicity, set up in a public space, information booth, site visits by invited supported agency and elected officials, educational activity, youth element (Thank you, CAITLYN!), GOTA (again Caitlyn and also Charlie), and Social Media.  Since we were on commercial power do to the weather situation, I did not put in for the Emergency power bonus.

    Posted Jun 25, 2018, 5:23 PM by Gary Gifford, Jr.
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