Current News & Upcoming Events

Blank Document with Club Letterhead.docx
Membership Form and Club Survey.pdf
MCARC Flee Market Sellers Form.pdf
New Hams Guide.docx
What Your Frequency Display Really Tells You.pdf
ARRL Band Plan (All Bands).docx
ARRL Band Plan (All Bands).xlsx
ARRL Hambands Chart.pdf
Kenwood Band Plan.pdf
The Considerate Operators Frequency Guide (HF).pdf
Spectrum Wall Chart-Aug 2011.pdf
Ohio’s Amateur Radio Antenna Law.docx


Smooth QSL

Smooth QSL is a simple QSL manager designed for amateur radio clubs in mind. The primary design consideration is a simple, effective way for hams of all computer skill levels to be able to upload ADIF logs and to provide a quick and easy way for hams to download their QSLs for the club. Designed originally to support the Silvercreek Amateur Radio Association’s 40th Anniversary Special Event.


Bradford Run for the Rails 5K is slated for Saturday, Oct. 14. Sign up via KB8JOY.

The October 23 meeting will be at Troy Christian School.

Regional Cross-Country Meet is Saturday, Oct. 28, 10:30 – 3:00 pm. Net control is needed. Sign up via KB8JOY.

RIP 5K Run in Piqua is Saturday, Oct. 28 at 5pm. Organizer and net control are needed.

Equipment from Silent key estates will be offered from 2-5 pm on Sunday, Oct. 29 at the clubhouse.

One Day Technician Class
A one -day Technician license class and FCC exam will be held Nov. 4 at the W8FW clubhouse.  Class will run from 8:30am to 3:00pm with a VE exam at 4:00pm. Pre-register with WB8LDW by Oct. 30.

Ft. Wayne Hamfest:

KB8JOY and WB8PMG will leave for the Ft. Wayne Hamfest early on Nov. 18. They are doing this separate from the club but have room for 4 more persons.

Field day

Well, I totaled up the number of contacts made Saturday afternoon and evening from the Sheep Barn at the Fair Grounds.  Between the two bands (20 and 40 meters) a total of 57 contacts, 39 on 20 meters and 18 on 40 meters. I do not have a total count of the number of people (club members, family members and visitors) but heard that we were in the 40 – 45 range. I want to thank everyone who came out to operate and there were several who made their first contact – good job all around.

David Stein, KC9NVP
Miami County EC

Miami County Radio Club Members – Dayton VA is asking for help, please read below.   W8DVA on QRZ


Greetings –

Here’s a message about the newly formed Dayton Veterans Administration Radio Club (DVARC).  This probably is a club that should be supported regionally.  DARA has been providing financial support for about the past year or so for construction of a HF/VHF/UHF capable station.  The station was started to be a recreational station for VA Hospital patients to use and also for emcomm with other regional hospitals in time of disaster or communication emergency.

Chris Geib W8CWG is Trustee for the club.  With your permission, Chris will add you to his email list to keep you informed.  Reply to him directly, or to this message, and let him know.  Thanks.

Fred Stone
(m) (937) 848-4112

From: Chris Geib []

Do you have a General or higher class amateur license? Are you interested in helping our Wounded Warriors? We are the Dayton Veterans Administration Radio Club (DVARC) and we are reaching out to area amateurs to join us. Studies have shown that getting vets who are suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD), and loss of limbs involved in amateur radio is therapeutic. Want to be part of the solution? Then contact Chris Geib, W8CWG at or (937) 344.4374 for more information on DVARC and how you can help our Wounded Warriors.
73, Chris Geib, W8CWG, Retired
USAF Veteran
Dayton VA Radio Club Trustee
Laurel VE Team Member
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Ronald Sweeney

Want to help out the club!     Make your donation today and also take a tax deduction!

 The Troy Foundation announced today in the Dayton Daily News a program to assist 501(c)(3) organizations serving the needs in Troy. This would be an excellent opportunity to support our club with an individual donation that would then be matched up to $250 each. This is a very generous opportunity offered by The Troy Foundation. The matching funds are limited to the first $45,700 applied for.

The match can be achieved by mailing or dropping off your check, made payable to The Troy Foundation, with a notation of the organization (TMS) and others that you intend to receive the gift.  The Troy Foundation  mentioned that there are already generous contributors taking advantage of this opportunity…so don’t wait!

Can be as low as $25.00


Hello All!

Hope you all had an awesome holiday and are all set for 2017!

Since we have a lot of new Hams, thought I would send out an e-mail regarding the MCARC Miami County Emergency Services Net Control.

For the new Hams, we, as a club operate two nets; the W8FW on Sunday nights at 9 pm and the W8SWS on Thursday nights at 8 pm. I am the “Net Manager” for the W8FW Emergency Services Net, which means I schedule the nets and make sure the Emergency Coordinator (“EC”), Assistant Emergency

Coordinator (“AEC”) get the net reports. Scott, N8VTU is the “Net Manager” for the W8SWS Net, he performs the same duties for that net.

Scott and I are always looking for new net control operators to run the nets.  It’s great to learn how to do a net and learn net control procedures.  We do this to prepare and learn how to pass “traffic” (messages) and to learn the skills needed in case of an emergency. We activate nets for weather (Skywarn), public service and of course disasters if and when they occur.  It’s a good thing to be prepared!

I’m working on a new net control schedule now for 2017 and thought this would be a great time to send out a QST (calling all stations) and see if anyone, especially new Hams, are interested in joining the net control rotation for the nets for this New Year. Please seriously think about it and consider participating.  It’s not a hard thing to learn, there’s even a basic written procedure that even a “trained monkey” (aka KD8GEH) was able to learn easily.

Please consider participating and let me know if you’re interested. Let us know which net fits your schedule best (I do both!) and we would be happy to add you to the rotation schedule. We really need to have some new people join the net control rotation and have more operators trained for events and in case of emergencies.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thanks the current net control operators for their service:

NB8D Steve, KD3SQ Chuck, WB8PMG Dave, KD8GKJ Craig, N8VTU Scott, KE8RG John, KE8CPJ DJ, WB8LDW Tom

Thanks in advance for the help!

73 DE,
Dave Ziegler KD8GEH
W8FW Net Manager