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Welcome to the Jay County Amateur Radio Club

Attention members and those interested:

W9JCA.com now has news updates from PG Jellison (PG's Pages) to let us know what's happening in Jay County and nearby areas, both club related and other activities of interest. Be sure to have your volume turned up so you can hear it. Please let us know if the new website feature is helpful to you. Thanks!

The Jay County Amateur Radio Club is located in Portland, Indiana, USA and serves the Amateur Radio Community. Our open repeaters can be used for Emergency Communications in East Central Indiana and West Central Ohio.

Please like our Facebook page (the link is at the bottom of this page) if you're a ham, budding ham, or just ham-curious. In our club, we have someone that can answer nearly any questions you have about the hobby including antenna design, types of equipment, how to get your license, and on many other aspects of the hobby. We invite you to join us at our regular club meetings and perhaps make new discoveries into a hobby that you perhaps barely knew existed.

JCARC Net

Any licensed amateur can join our Net on the first, second, and fourth Tuesday (fifth, if it applies) of each month (3rd Tuesday: Club meeting), beginning at 8:00 PM Eastern using any of the linked repeaters below or EchoLink:

Frequency: 145.210 MHz with a negative offset and a tone of 97.4 Hz located in Pennville, Indiana.

News on the 145.210: Our club repeater is currently down. Click here to find out why.

During our Tuesday Nets, we also link to the several other repeaters. The W9JKL repeater in Portland, Indiana at 443.475 MHz with a positive offset and a tone of 100.0 Hz, and the KB8SCR repeater in nearby Fort Recovery, Ohio at 442.675 MHz with a positive offset and a tone of 107.2 Hz.

In addition, during the Net, you can join us through Echolink on your computer or smartphone at Node 949238.

Our monthly club meeting is on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM at the Jay County Sheriff's Department, 224 W. Water Street, Portland, Indiana, in the Training Room. Parking and entry to the facility are on the east side of the building. Visitors are welcome.


Want More? Let's head over to the Activities Page by clicking here.

Contact: w9jcarc@gmail.com


Contributors: We invite you to contribute to our site using the email address above. A special thanks to Dave Lewis (KD8AZO) and Gil Davis (KT9OUT) for continuing contributions and updates to this site, and PG Jellison for his contributions to the club and media mentions of this site. This is by far not a comprehensive list...there are so many that do so much, but that's the way ham radio guys are. Thanks all!

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