Weekly and Monthly 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.
We gather for breakfast nearly every Saturday morning at Steak-N-Shake on US Rt 20 in Ashtabula at 10 AM. All are welcome. Sometimes, breakfast will be moved when there is a special event, such as Field Day, or Ohio State Parks on the Air. Watch for announcements on this site, Facebook, etc. for details.
Club meetings are every third Tuesday of the month in the Harbor Room at A-Tech in Jefferson, Ohio at 7:30 PM. The Harbor Room is located in Building B on the A-Tech Campus. If the school already has an event in the Harbor Room on a meeting night, the backup room is the Library, also located in the B Building.
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.
Field Day is ham radio's open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.
For more information see our Field Day page.
The July edition of our monthly meeting is our summer picnic at Austinburg Township Park.
Everyone brings a dish to share, drinks, and friends and family.
Ohio State Parks on the Air
The contest is always held on the first Saturday following the Labor Day holiday. Each year this event has grown and we anticipate another year of growth with even more participating Amateur Radio Operators.
Let me remind you that the OSPOTA contest was conceived with three main goals in mind:
- To promote public awareness of amateur radio and Ohio’s beautiful state parks system;
- To contribute to the recognition that Ohio has a very diverse and wonderful ecology;
- To promote camaraderie within the ranks of Ohio’s Amateur Radio Operators