Upcoming Events and News

New 2m Repeater On The Air

posted Mar 12, 2018, 7:01 PM by Andrew Grimm

A new 2 meter repeater has been put in service and is on the air from Warehime Hill in Gallipolis. The repeater is covering very well and has great audio. It is currently not linked to any other repeaters but plans to do so are in the works.

K8ATG 146.730- 91.5 Hz

Field Day 2017

posted Jul 1, 2017, 5:38 PM by Andrew Grimm

MOVARC participated in the ARRL Field Day exercise Saturday (6/24) afternoon and evening. Numerous contacts were made and lots of fun was had. Some of the best contacts was Argentina, Peurto Rico and even the Kennedy Space Center using PSK31. Some pictures are attached from Saturdays event. Special thanks to club member Larry Powell (KE8POW) for the awesome lunch!

MOVARC Hamfest A Success

posted Mar 19, 2017, 4:11 PM by Andrew Grimm

The Mid Ohio Valley Amateur Radio Club hamfest was a success. There was a a few license upgrades and a few new hams with the license exams. Congratulations to Patrick Day (KC8OYQ) on winning the Yaesu FT2DR radio as the grand prize. Also many thanks to Larry Powell (KE8POW) for the concessions and to all MOVARC members for their support and contributions to the event.

Patrick Day (KC8OYQ) 
Grand Prize Winner

MOVARC Pledges Communication Support for Local 5k event

posted Mar 8, 2017, 10:22 AM by Andrew Grimm

The Mid-Ohio Valley Amateur Radio Club has pledge to provide communications support for the Rally on the River 5k walk/run event in Pomeroy, OH. The event is scheduled to take place June 3, 2017 on Court Street and begin at 10:00AM. If you are interested in helping provide communications support with this event, please contact Andrew (K8ATG) as soon as possible. More information will be available soon.  

Weather Spotter Class

posted Mar 5, 2017, 6:11 AM by Andrew Grimm   [ updated Mar 5, 2017, 6:12 AM ]

The Mason County Amateur Radio Group and ARES organization has announced a National Weather Service Skywarn spotter class. This is free and open to all to attend but please RSVP with Matt Gregg (WV8MAT) if you are interested in attending. Limited seating may be available. 

Mason County Emergency Management Agency
911 Emergency Drive
Point Pleasant, WV 25550 

March 15 from 5:30-7:30 PM 

Matt Gregg (WV8MAT)

Gallia County Charitable Foundation Donates to MOVARC

posted Feb 8, 2017, 12:21 PM by Andrew Grimm

Left to Right: Judge D. Dean Evans, Gallia County Charitable Foundation, presents a gift of eight hundred twenty-four $824.00 to James (Moe) Siders (KD8DCW), President of the Mid-Ohio Valley Amateur Radio Club, Inc. and Bryson (Bud) Carter (K8AUZ), Club Secretary, for antennas to improve ham radio signals at Fortification Hill.

MOVARC Updates Equipment with Homeland Security Grant

posted Feb 8, 2017, 12:18 PM by Andrew Grimm

In 2009, the Mid-Ohio Valley Amateur Radio Club partnered with Gallia County EMA and received a homeland security grant. With this grant, the club was able to update their radio equipment so they could be well prepared in case of emergency or other needs from the community. The items that was purchased are listed below. 

 Quantity   Item Description
 1 Vertex VXR-7000    2m Desktop Repeater
 1Diamond F-23H   Repeater Antenna
 2 Yaesu FT-7900 2m/70cm Mobile Transceiver
 1 Diamond X50 2m/70cm Antenna
 1 Astron RS-35A 12VDC Power Supply
 1 MFJ 269 Antenna Analyzer
 1 MFJ 98B MFJ Accessory Pack
 2Kenwood HS5Kenwood Headphones 
 1 NMO Antenna Kit 2m/70cm mobile antenna, fender mount and coax assembly
 1 Yaesu FT-270 2m HT
 1 Yaesu FT-277 70cm HT
 1 Yaesu FBA-25 Yaesu AA Battery Pack
 1 Diamond F718A UHF Repeater Antenna

AEP River Division Donates to MOVARC

posted Feb 8, 2017, 12:16 PM by Andrew Grimm

September 2013 - The AEP River Division made a $500.00 donation to the Mid-Ohio Valley Amateur Radio club in order to help with replacing their 70cm repeater antenna on Mound Hill. The club is very appreciative and thankful of AEP River Division's support.

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