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HAMARC's second 3rd Tuesday of each month "dinner get together" was Tuesday February 21 at Richards Pizza on Nilles Road in Fairfield. Photo below. We started these 3rd Tuesday of each month dinners in January and they are becoming as popular as our Saturday morning breakfasts.
Upcoming in February:
1) W8W special event station Feb 25-26: HAMARC will be operating W8W to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the February 24, 1917 Washington's Birthday trans-continental east coast to west coast and back amateur radio relay message by member stations of the Radio League of America (1915-1922) sent from the mayor of New York City to the mayors of Los Angeles and Seattle and a reply back.
Tentative operating hours are Saturday Feb 25 noon (EST) to 8 PM (EST) and Sunday Feb 26 noon (EST) to 8 PM. Frequencies to be posted on this website and on QRZ.com under W8W. W8W will also be spotted. We will be operating from the HAMARC W8AJT station on North C Street in Hamilton. Visitors are welcome.
We have a printable QSL certificate that we will e-mail to contacts and the certificate includes the pages from the relay's article in the May 1917 Electrical Experimenter magazine. Click here to view the QSL certificate.
2) NWS Butler/Warren counties Spotter Training Thursday Feb 23, 2017 6pm – 8pm
Register on the Butler County EMA Website at
or call (513)785-5810
ESTATE SALE ITEMS. Click here for a list of items remaining from the estate of Tom KA4WRR.
We are a very active club that provides many activities for our members. See our menu item "HAMARC Past Events & Activities" to read about the contests, on-the-events, and activities we've done since we formed our club in 2012. Also check our activities calendar menu item for our upcoming activities.
HAMARC is now an IRS-approved Sec. 501(c)(3) organization!
Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 14 at 7 PM at the Butler County OhioMeansJobs building at 4631 Dixie Highway (Rt 4) in Fairfield in the Fairfield Crossings Shopping Plaza between the Goodwill store and former Sears store. Click here for more information. Our monthly meetings are open to everyone. Click here for a Google map.
10-meter weekend "roundtables":
1) Fridays at 9 PM on 28.410 (+/-) is the Tom KA4WRR silent key 10-meter roundtable. Although Tom has passed on, the tradition of his roundtable... one of the oldest roundtables in our area... will continue.
2) Saturdays at 9 PM on 28.485 (+/-) is the HAMARC 10-meter roundtable .
These roundtables are open to all... join in and meet new friends!
2-meter simplex "chat" Wednesdays: Each Wednesday evening at 8 PM we have a "chat" on 146.565 simplex. Feel free to join in and meet some of our members!
Saturday breakfasts: One of our popular activities is gathering together each Saturday morning at 7:00 to 7:15 AM for breakfast at Lindenwald Station Restaurant located at 2535 Pleasant Ave. between Fairview and Forest Aves. Non-members are always welcome! Great breakfasts, great conversations, great friends... open to all so join us for breakfast!
HAMARC participated in the NCJ "North American QSO Party SSB" contest January 21-22. Click here for photos and a narrative.
HAMARC had its 2016 Christmas / Holiday party on Tuesday, December 13. Click here for photos.
HAMARC participated in the ARRL November Sweepstakes - Phone contest November 19-20. We missed a "clean sweep" of working all 83 ARRL and RAC sections by one section... "PAC" (Hawaii) but we had a lot of fun! Click here for photos and a narrative.
HAMARC participated in the CQ WW DX SSB contest October 28-30. Click here for photos and a narrative.
HAMARC participated in the SA Sprint contest October 22. Click here for photos and a narrative.
HAMARC participated in the September 11 OSPOTA. Click here for photos and a narrative.
HAMARC'S annual grill-out was Saturday September 24. Click here for photos and a narrative.
Fun at the OH-KY-IN September 17 hamfest Click here.
Check our menu item "HAMARC Past Events and Activities" for narratives and photos of all of our past events and activities.