Monthly Meeting Room Change - Starting February 2016 - Room D 211
Butler County VHF Association (BCVHFA) is a leading amateur radio (ham radio) association in Butler County, Ohio. The organization is located just north of Cincinnati near Hamilton, Ohio. BCVHFA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and has been serving our community with non-commercial communications during emergency conditions since the formation of our club in 1958. Members operate with a license granted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and operate primarily under regulations contained in U.S. CFR Title 47, Part 97, "Amateur Radio Service." BCVHFA specializes in Very High Frequency (VHF) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) radio technologies and participates in amateur radio activities using VHF and UHF equipment. High Frequency (HF) radio operation also complements VHF/UHF capability for extended range communications. Some members operate microwave amateur stations as well.
Main Meeting: First Wednesday of each month starting at 7:00 P.M.
Informal Monday Night Get Together: Most Mondays at 6:00 P.M.
BCVHFA holds activities at Butler Technology and Career Center 3603 Hamilton Middletown Road Hamilton, OH 45011 - Room 107 or ARECC
"Because We Can" Radio Amateurs enjoy communicating with other amateurs both locally and all over the world; promoting international good will. Many have made friends for life through ham radio contacts. Radio amateurs enjoy constructing their radio station from store bought equipment and/or homebrew equipment sometimes advancing the "state of the radio art."
BCVHFA amateur radio operators are licensed by the FCC. Each license upgrade allows the use of expanded radio frequencies. Potential ham operators must pass an exam showing they understand basic radio communication concepts and regulations before obtaining their license. Each operator can have a home "base" station as well as mobile and handheld radio stations. According to regulations, amateur radio operators can support community officials after a declared emergency when community owned radio systems fail to operate.
Link to Butler County Amateur Radio Communications (BCAREC) - Click Here
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