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The Mount Vernon Amateur Radio Club (MVARC) is the largest group of amateur radio operators in Knox County, Ohio.  We exist to promote amateur radio, serve our members, educate the community and be a resource for our served agencies.

Our primary repeater is located just north of Mount Vernon on St. Route 3.  It operates on a frequency of 146.790- with a PL of 71.9 and operates under the club callsign of K8EEN.  Our secondary repeater operates under the call KD8EVR and is on a frequency of 442.100 with a PL of 71.9.  All amateur radio operators are welcome to use our repeater systems.

Amateur Radio News

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:52:00 -0400

ARRL DXCC and Awards Manager Bill Moore, NC1L, was seriously injured in a single-car accident on the afternoon of Thursday, July 3. Moore suffered a broken neck and other injuries and is paralyzed from the chest down. He is stable and recuperating at Mount Sinai Rehab Hospital in Hartford.

There is no timetable for his return to work at ARRL Headquarters. DXCC and awards questions that would nor...

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:10:00 -0400

A simple party-style balloon carrying a 434 MHz solar-powered Amateur Radio transmitter is nearing the end of its trip around the Northern Hemisphere. Launched on July 12 from the UK by Leo Bodnar, M0XER, the so-called B-64 balloon is expected to complete its final transatlantic crossing over Cornwall in the UK on July 31 or August 1. It then is expected to continue east into Europe. So far the...

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:13:00 -0400

Reflecting the afterglow of the ARRL National Centennial Convention that concluded a couple of days earlier, the ARRL Board of Directors commended and thanked the ARRL Headquarters staff and the National Centennial Convention volunteers for “their devotion and service, contributing to a truly memorable celebration of this unforgettable milestone in the life of the ARRL.” The resolution, offered...

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:14:00 -0400

Experimental operators on 600/630 meters will conduct a special event operation October 31-November 2. The Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS), which maintains the KPH/KSM commercial coast stations, will take part in the event.

“This event marks the 106th anniversary of the Berlin Treaty that created the international distress frequency at 500 kHz,” said ARRL 600 Meter Experimental Group Co...

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:46:00 -0400

Amateur Radio volunteers in California’s Tuolumne County assisted local emergency managers and the American Red Cross by supporting communication at a shelter in Groveland, set up in the wake of the El Portal Fire in Yosemite National Park. The National Park Service reported that the fire got its start in the community of El Portal on July 26, and evacuations were put into effect for Foresta an...

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:07:00 -0400

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:38:00 -0400

When severe weather erupted in Southern New England on July 27 and 28, SKYWARN volunteers went on alert to help forecasters track conditions and, afterward, to assist authorities with assessing the damage. A super-cell storm system organized over northern Norfolk County, Massachusetts, on the morning of July 28 and raced through portions of northeastern Massachusetts, causing wind damage in sec...

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:55:00 -0400

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:08:00 -0400

The “test range” was a plain-vanilla office table inside the big exhibition hall. At one end sat a PRC-150, one of some 10,000 or so back-pack HF radios carried by US soldiers, its whip antenna extended and ready for action. At the other end was an innovative commercial radio that had the look and feel of a late-model Amateur Radio. This odd pairing was Army MARS’s high-tech contribution to the...

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:11:00 -0400

While best known for its efforts to aid voyagers on the high seas, the Maritime Mobile Service Network (MMSN) occasionally helps out in land-based emergencies too. That was the case recently when MMSN net control stations received distress calls regarding motor vehicle incidents in Nevada and Texas. On July 24, MMSN Net Control Station Ken Porter, AC0ML, was notified by HF mobile operator Georg...

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:05:00 -0400

The ARRL Centennial W1AW WAS operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states will relocate at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, July 30 (the evening of July 29 in US time zones), to South Dakota (W1AW/0) and Kentucky (W1AW/4). During 2014 W1AW will be on the air from every state (at least twice) and most US territories, and it will be easy to work all states solely by contacting W1AW po...

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:03:00 -0400

There will be no editions of The ARRL Letter and ARRL Audio News this Thursday and Friday, July 31 and August 1. The ARRL Letter will return on August 7, and ARRL Audio News will return on August 8.

 

 

 

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:53:00 -0400

Online registration ends July 31 open for the 2014 Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (GAREC) Conference. GAREC-2014 will focus on the application of advanced technologies in emergency communication when it returns to Huntsville, Alabama, August 14-15. The conference is being held in conjunction with the Huntsville Hamfest (the ARRL Southeastern Division Convention) on August 16 and ...

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:35:00 -0400

Satellite enthusiast Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK, and a crowd of onlookers got an unexpected treat July 19 at the ARRL National Centennial Convention in Hartford, Connecticut. Stoddard was outside the Connecticut Convention Center, hoping to perhaps demonstrate the digipeater aboard the International Space Station (ISS) during some favorable passes and, if he really got lucky, to actually speak to...

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:25:00 -0400