Come out and learn all about the exciting world of ham radio!


Amateur Radio is the original social networking technology!

A hundred years ago – long before computers, ipads, cell phones, the Internet, wifi, or other communications technologies existed – Amateur Radio operators (hams) were talking with each other across town and around the world.

Hams today use a variety of the latest technologies to communicate wirelessly by Morse code, voice, and computer – completely independent of any commercial infrastructure such as telephone lines or cell towers.

Once you have the radio it is all free. There are no subscriptions or connection charges; and unlike cell phones, ipads, and wifi, you can do it from anywhere. You can get started for around $100, and for less than the cost of a good computer, you can have a complete Amateur Radio station that allows you to communicate with other hams around town or thousands of miles away – literally around the world when radio wave propagation is right.

Amateur Radio is the most powerful and versatile personal communications available to anyone who makes the effort to get a license. You must pass a test, but the entry level (Technician) is not hard. Once you get involved, it is also not that hard to upgrade to the General license.

There are many aspects to Amateur Radio. Aside from being just plain fun, it provides you with the ability to communicate in an emergency or from a remote location when telephones, cell phones, the Internet are not available. It is an excellent way to learn about math, science, and technology and can help you on the way to an exciting and well-paying engineering and technical career. You will be able to have very interesting conversations with people from all over the world, in a way that is very different from the telephone or Internet instant messaging, chat rooms, and social networking sites.

We encourage anyone interested in technology and/or in talking with people in different places to explore Amateur radio. At any given time, depending on radio propagation and other factors, we may make contacts with stations across the country and around the world. The “magic” of ham radio is that we can do this without relying on telephone lines, cell towers, the Internet, or anything else.

You do need a license to transmit on Amateur Radio frequencies by yourself, however you do not need a license to get on the air under the supervision of a licensed operator.

It does help if you have a general idea of what ham radio is, how it works, and most importantly the basics of how to talk on the radio. Like any other hobby – and especially any other form of electronic communication, there are certain procedures and words used. The exam classes that this club teaches as well as other activities will help you learn about ham radio so that you can have fun at any one of a multitude of events.

See Wanna be a Ham?


For more Info: 

Quick and Easy Cheat Sheet to Learn How to Operate a Ham Radio

Amateur radio


  • Kids Radio Zone- ztlearn.com/radio-kids
  • Ham Radio Resources for Youth, Students & Teachers  cc/hry
  • Ham Radio Resources for New or Prospective Hams- cc/new-hams
  • What is Amateur Radio? a short slideshow with embedded videos- cc/whats-ar
  • Tri-fold STEM brochure “Ham Radio- The Original Maker Movement” cc/hr-makers


The Web Resource Hoarder- www.ZTLearn.com

Web Resource Hoarder Blog


a@k8zt.com (best for Education & Technology)

k8zt@arrl.net (best for Amateur Radio)

My Radio Blog- k8zt.blogspot.com

K8ZT Radio Website- www.k8zt.com

Anthony Luscre K8ZT – Ohio Section Section Youth Coordinator & Education Outreach – ARRL – The National Association For Amateur Radio™

Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club


All of our business meetings and activities are free and open to the public. You do not need to be a member of the club, or have a ham license, to attend. We often go to Frisch’s restaurant after the business meeting.


Next Regular Business Meeting will be:

Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 7 PM

MCARC meetings for the months of March – November 2019 will be held at the Troy/Tipp City Robinson YMCA, in Classroom A. (3060 South Co. Rd 25A, Troy, OH 45373)



The Miami County Amateur Radio Club is now participating in the Kroger Community Rewards Program

To Use the Kroger Community Rewards Program:
We would simply encourage you to visit www.kroger.com. Once logged into your Kroger account you can search for Miami County Amateur Radio Club either by name or BS393 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.

See News & Upcoming Events page…


USAF MARATHON  September 21, 2019
A public announcement to call for volunteer amateur radio operators for the 2019 USAF Marathon

Approximately 70 amateur radio operators are needed to support the USAF Marathon at Wright Patterson Air Force Base on Saturday, September 21, 2019 to provide the USAF Marathon Staff with emergency and logistic communications. This world class event has over 20,000 participants, volunteers, and spectators in attendance every year.

See News & Upcoming Events page…

Please see the Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club news letter with reference to their schedule of events on page 8 regarding classes for Tech, General and Extra class license which may be of interest to some if they are willing to travel to Bellbrook.

David Stein, KC9NVP
Miami County ARRL Emergency Coordinator

See News & Upcoming Events page…

Our many thanks go out to the 2019 Miami County Foundation, which does a great work for the community, from whom the Miami County Amateur Radio Club received a $3610 grant to upgrade the Piqua Amateur Repeater (W8SWS) antenna system.

At approximately 36 minutes, 40 seconds, during their Spring Grant ceremony, President Scott Swink KB8JOY presented a brief description of the grant amount, and the purpose, which is to enhance the repeaters operation.


I received another Robo Call offering me a lower interest rate on a credit card I do not even have. I made the mistake once again of trying to talk to them to get my number added to their, “Do Not Call List”.  After arguing with some idiot for a minute he told me the only way to stop them from calling me was to, “Kill yourself”.  I hung up and started investigating what can be done. Turns out, we may not be able to stop all of it, but we can do quite a bit.
Robert Hibbard KD8GEB



Start by clicking on the PUCO link. It will direct you to the other links farther below on this page.




Did you know that Robo Calls (recorded messages) are illegal unless you gave them permission ahead of time to make Robo Calls to you?


Kati Daffin, attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, explains what a robocall is, when they are illegal, and gives consumers tips on what to do when they get robocalls. To learn more about what the FTC is doing to stop robocalls visit www.ftc.gov/robocalls. The Federal Trade Commission deals with issues that touch the economic life of every American. It is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy. The FTC pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers’ interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly changing technologies.




And finally, if all else fails!

Read through the information in the links above first. Not all calls are illegal!

(Record the call if possible. Note the exact date/time, number calling you, etc. The FTC can’t stop all of the calls but, reporting the call still helps them track down those they can.)



A couple more videos that might be of help.


Telemarketers: Tracking down the people who call you up (CBC Marketplace)

To Catch a Telemarketer | Originally broadcast January 11, 2013

Are you under attack by telemarketers? Why doesn’t the Do Not Call list protect you? Marketplace takes on telemarketers from hell. We’re out to catch them breaking the rules. We go undercover half a world away, sending hidden cameras into a Pakistani call center that might be calling you.



How to stop annoying telemarketers and robocalls

Federal law does allow you to receive some calls, even if you’re on the Do Not Call Registry. Exceptions include political organizations, charities, telephone surveyors and companies you’ve done business with in the past 18 months.