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.


Club News

  • License Exam Testing for June 2017 K8CY will be holding two scheduled testing sessions in June.Monthly MeetingJune 20, 2017 at 6:30PM at A-Tech Harbor Room before the club's monthly meeting. For ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2017, 7:41 AM by K8CY ACARC
  • Field Day 2017 K8CY will again be hosting our ARRL Field Day at the Geneva Township Garage on June 24-25, 2017. Anyone interested in Amateur Radio is welcome to join us at ...
    Posted Jun 22, 2017, 8:22 AM by K8CY ACARC
  • BreezeShooter's Hamfest 2017 Many members of K8CY have expressed their intent to attend this year's Breezeshooter's Hamfest on June 4, 2017.Monitor simplex 146.715 to contact other K8CY club members ...
    Posted May 27, 2017, 1:07 PM by K8CY ACARC
  • Club Members Report on Hamvention 2017 Here are the experiences and observations of Hamvention 2017 by Paul Andrews, N8NYI...      Members Attend 2017 Hamvention With most of our members back from the Hamvention at its new location ...
    Posted May 23, 2017, 9:24 AM by Gary Gifford, Jr.
  • Technician Class The Ashtabula County Amateur Radio Club will be providing a series of classes to teach those interested the material needed to pass the FCC Technician Class License Exam. The classes ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2017, 7:43 PM by K8CY ACARC
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Special Events

  • Skywarn Training 2017 There will be Skywarn training for Ashtabula county on 4-10-2017 at 6:30PM in Jefferson... at the Ashtabula County Engineer's Building 186 E. Satin St.http://www ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2017, 9:21 AM by Gary Gifford, Jr.
  • The Second Annual Ohio ARES VHF Simplex Contest! The Second Annual Ohio ARES VHF Simplex Contest! January 14, 2917.This was discussed briefly at the club meeting last night. We'll post any club-specific details as we ...
    Posted Dec 22, 2016, 5:18 PM by K8CY ACARC
  • Christmas Party This year's Christmas Party will be Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Geneva Township Garage 256 N Cedar St, Geneva, OH 44041.If interested in joining us, please give ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 11:32 AM by K8CY ACARC
  • Ohio QSO Party The 2016 Ohio QSO Party will be on August 27, 2016.Why join the party? To get on the air, have fun, and work a few (or many!) like minded ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2016, 9:37 AM by K8CY ACARC
  • Ohio State Parks on the Air The Ashtabula County Amateur Radio Club - K8CY will once again be activating Geneva State Park for the Ohio State Parks on the Air. The OSPOTA contest was conceived with three ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2016, 7:24 AM by K8CY ACARC
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