Due to the dramatic increase in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, the Sandusky Valley Amateur Radio Club is cancelling all January activities including the meeting on the 8th and both monthly breakfasts See more below.
Our monthly meeting is held on the first Saturday of most months. A few months have dates or location changed for special events. Our December meeting is suspended in favor of a dinner party for the members.
Next meeting will be Saturday February 5, 2022. The location is the same building which now Belongs to the Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce. Address is 1245-47 Napoleon St., Fremont, OH. Email Jay for information.
The meeting starts at 9:00 AM, social time starts around 8:00 AM, and after the meeting or 10:00 AM whichever is later, there is time for presentations or discussions. These can be technological, historical, or personal in nature, and you do not have to be a member to attend. Have a question about Amateur Radio, have another hobby or interest that you can give a talk on, or just want some extra time to discuss anything, we can give you time to get them done.
The Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce is going to allow us to use the building.
Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce
1245-47 Napoleon St., Fremont, OH
Fremont, OH 43420
Use Jefferson St. Classroom entrance.
Meeting time: 9:00 AM Eastern time
Social time: 8:00 AM Eastern time
Technical discussion or program: 10:00 AM or after the meeting whichever is later.
January 2022 breakfasts have been cancelled
We have two breakfasts each month. The first is on the second Thursday, and the second is on the fourth Saturday. We normally order breakfast at 8:00 AM, but social time starts around 7:00 AM. On Saturdays when we also are giving licensing tests, we will order earlier so we can get to the test location on time.
Breakfasts are at Denny's on Cedar St. in Fremont.
Location is 1 block South of the Ste. Rte. 19 North, Stone St. exit on the Fremont Bypass,
(US 6, US 20 and Ste. Rte 53). It is right next to the new Kroger store.
Breakfasts are on a personal choice basis. If you are a club member watch your email box for changes. Everyone, member or not, is welcome at our breakfasts so keep an eye on our Face Book page at Sandusky Valley Amateur Radio Club or this web site for updates.
The Sandusky Valley Amateur Radio Club will be updating their repeater in the near future. I will post any disruptions in service on this site and on our Face Book page, Sandusky Valley Amateur Radio Club.
We have a 2 meter repeater. Repeater frequency is 145.250 MHz with a minus 600 KHz offset, but no PL is required. The antenna is mounted at 160 feet on the old WFRO FM tower on W. State St. in Fremont. We are going to install a new repeater in the coming months. Keep an eye on this web site and our Face Book page for the date and the festivities for the event.
Our net meets on Monday evening at 7:00 PM Eastern time on our repeater and is open to all Amateur Radio Operators.
Next VE test session is Saturday, February 26, 2022. We have made adjustments to adhere to the social distancing guidelines. Masks are voluntary, not required. Please check this web site for possible cancellation or change in location. Please arrive at 8:30 AM to fill out paperwork so test can begin at 9:00 AM. Test location is in the same building which now is owned by Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce. Please email Jay for updated information. 2022 VE test sessions are February 26, April 30, May 28, August 27, September 24, and November 26. Next meeting is Saturday January 8, 2022. See details above.
Ohio State Parks On the Air is September 10, 2022. This is a great event to come and see how we operate portable for emergency situations. Come to meet us and get club updates, Amateur Radio information, and friendly conversation. We will be setting up at Catawba Island State Park.
CATAWBA ISLAND STATE PARK
4049 E Moores Dock Rd
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452-9704
Downtown Farmers Market in Fremont is a great place to purchase locally grown produce. Check out the festivities at www.downtownfremontohio.org. Watch this site to find out when we will have a display that can show our capabilities and how you can be a part of our great hobby and the club.
Field Day is a large part of the Amateur Radio Hobby. Amateurs practice operating, portable, off the grid, to show their readiness for communicating during and after disasters. Everyone is invited to come and view our operating ability. Natural disasters often disable normal communication methods and The Amateur Radio Emergency Service, working with the County Emergency Management Agency fills the void.
Check this site or our Face Book page at Sandusky Valley Amateur Radio Club often, for updates and scheduling of any new events. Everyone is invited to all events to observe operations and get information about the club and Amateur Radio.