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

  • *Cancelled* NVIS Day 2018
    **We've cancelled this year's club gathering for NVIS Day due to rainy weather**
    Feel free to participate from your own location if you want to experiment with a new or old NVIS antenna.


    The Ashtabula County Amateur Radio Club will be participating (conditions permitting) in the 2018 edition of NVIS Day on April 28, 2018. The club will have the trailer available at the Lampson Road staging area at 9am for setup and the event runs from 10am until 4pm Eastern. The weather for this event in our area has typically been on the windy and cold side, so please dress warmly. The only shelter from the wind is inside the trailer. There are restroom facilities at the site.
    NVIS Day started right here in Ashtabula County with K8CY, lead by silent key, Bob Woodworth - WD8PVB, as way of experimenting with Near Vertical Incident Scattering antennas. Bob's interest led to a statewide event for other hams to learn more about this type of radio communication.
    For more information on the event and NVIS, see the Ohio Section Ares site.

    Lampson Rd Staging Area

    Posted Apr 26, 2018, 5:11 PM by Gary Gifford, Jr.
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