The Huber Heights Amateur Radio Club (HHARC), Call Sign NO8I, supports two repeaters located just north of the city of Huber Heights, Ohio. The frequencies are 442.950+ PL 118.8 Hz and 224.300-.
The Huber Heights Amateur Radio Club meets every first Saturday of each month
10 am to noon at
First Christian Church
6114 Fishburg Rd
Huber Heights, OH 45424
Corner of Fishburg and Bellefontaine Rd
in "The Forge" building in the back.
Hail, Hail, Hamvention!
The HHARC participated in the Dayton Hamvention 2014, May 17 – 19. We maintained a "booth" in the Flea Market outdoor section, and on Saturday, May 18, Gordon West came by and greeted us.
Below: Gordon West (in the tux) at the HHARC booth.
"Gordo" (WB6NOA) is a famous educator in the Amateur Radio community.
The weather was overcast, cold and intermittantly rainy on Friday and Saturday mornings; at one point we had hail (yes, HAIL) on Saturday morning. Later in the afternoons, the weather improved and encouraged more people to visit us.
"Field Day 2014" – June 28
The Huber Heights Amateur Radio Club (HHARC) participated in the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) 2014 Field Day event on Saturday June 28th.
This year, the HHARC operated out of the parking lot of the Huber Heights Urgent Care, 8701 Old Troy Pike, Huber Heights, OH 45424 south parking lot.
Coordinates: 39.8797653N, -84.1368744W or 39° 52' 47.1534"N 84° 8' 12.7464"W Grid Square: EM79wv
HHARC operated in the 2A category, with two HF radio stations on emergency power at our temporary location.
HF station on Single Sideband (SSB) voice on 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m and 6m;
HF station split between operating CW (Morse Code) and PSK31/RTTY (keyboard) on 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m and 10m;
We also had a VHF/satellite station and APRS (not counted in category number) and a GOTA (Get On The Air) station (not counted in the category number).
Set up took place on Saturday morning and by 2 pm that afternoon, we were on the air. The bands were not particularly cooperative that day and a thunderstorm rumbled through the area early Saturday evening, drenching everything and creating a hazard. At that point the group agreed to break down and call it a day. We had fun while it lasted.
Field Day 2013 Fun!
The Huber Heights Amateur Radio Club participated in Field Day, June 22 – 23, 2013, setting up at Shullgate Park. We operated as a Class 2A and made a total of 134 contacts:
- 40m – 36 contacts
- 20m – 53 contacts
- 15m – 34 contacts
- 10m – 11 contacts
We had 268 contact points + 450 bonus points = 718 Final Score
~~Spot the International Space Station!
As the third brightest object in the sky, the space station is easy to see if you know when to look up. Follow the link to find out the locations and times to view the International Space Station as it travels past the Dayton, Ohio area.
Click here to see the current position of the ISS.
JOTA October 19, 2013
The HHARC participated in the 56th Boy Scout Jamboree On The Air. We set up Saturday morning, Oct 19, in the parking lot of the Charles H. Huber Medical Center on Old Troy Pike, and ran until 3:30 pm. The day was rainy, raw and bone-chillingly cold and the bands were noisy, but we persevered. Four scouts came and were introduced to the world of ham radio; we made some good contacts – one was a DX to Costa Rica.
The Key to Disaster Preparedness is
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
Start at the Ohio District 3 Readiness web page.