April 24, 2021
10:00 amto4:00 pm

The ARRL Ohio Section ARES is holding NVIS Day on Saturday, 24 April 2021 10Am-4PM

The purpose of NVIS day is to construct and try various antenna ideas, all working as NVIS (Near Vertical Incident Skywave) antennas. These antennas are low to the ground and provide coverage generally within a 400 mile radius- extremely important for regional HF communications in an emergency.

More details at the Ohio Section ARES website NVIS page

September 6, 2021
7:00 amto12:00 pm

Kettering has announced that it will be holding it’s Holiday at Home event this year, which traditionally includes a parade on Labor Day that requires extensive amateur radio support.

More details as they come available.

May 8, 2021
9:00 amto12:00 pm

When: Saturday May 8. 2021

Where: Payne Recreation Center, Moraine Ohio

Time: 1000 – 1200. Meet at Family Market, 3351 Main Street at 0900 for assignment.

Frequency: 444.250MHz (+) pl 123.0 K8MCA Repeater

Need approximately 14 ham volunteers to cover the course. Please provide T-Shirt size. T-shirt deadline is April 15th.

Contact: Robert Flory – KA5RUC ka5ruc@mocoares.org

N8QHV’s latest training was on the Medical Reserve Corps

See the complete training archive here.

Per the GOBA Website:


This will be another difficult year for major bicycling tours, and we are sad to announce that GOBA 2021 has been canceled because of the pandemic. The chances of safely holding a weeklong ride for 1,200 to 1,500 cyclists in 3 1/2 months from now have become increasingly slim, and health department restrictions on mass gatherings and temporary camping are unlikely to allow it. GOBA just wouldn’t be the big, fun biking festival that tens of thousands of cyclists have come to love and expect since 1989.

But Outdoor Pursuits recognizes that many cyclists are eager to ride on a tour this summer if they can do so safely. Therefore we have been working with health officials and the GOBA 2021 communities to create a smaller, simpler alternative event that would pass muster even under current COVID-19 rules.

The result is the new, one-time Western Ohio Bicycle Adventure (WOBA), which will have a limit of 500 participants and be held on the same days (June 19-26) and in the same towns (Sidney, Wapakoneta, Versailles and Troy) as GOBA would have been.

The tour will use a hub-and-spoke route format, with cyclists riding 50-mile loops on seven days, and the option for 100 miles on one of the days. Participants will have their vehicles throughout the event and drive from overnight town to overnight town instead of bike.

The camps will have showers, toilets, tent and towel service, RV parking, a bike mechanic and limited food sales, but they will lack some of the other amenities of a GOBA camp. The vehicles will make it easy for participants to access lodging, food, entertainment, services and shopping in the communities. Increased sanitizing, facial-covering and social distancing will be practiced in the camps, food stops and other WOBA venues.

More details on amateur radio support as the event gets closer.

ARES E-Letter 17 February 2021
  February 17th, 2021

D3 ARES Net Training 10 Feb. 21
  February 10th, 2021

D3 ARES Net Training 27 Jan. 21
  January 30th, 2021

N8QHV’s latest training was on an opening at the Clark County EMA.

See the complete training archive here.

ARRL Field Day 26-27 June 21
  January 28th, 2021

June 26, 2021 2:00 pmtoJune 27, 2021 2:00 pm

The annual ARRL Field Day will be held Saturday 26 June through Sunday 27 June 2021.