About JCARC

Jay County Amateur Radio Club

About Us

The Jay County Amateur Radio Club is located in Portland, Indiana, USA and serves the Amateur Radio Community as well as the public interest. Our open repeaters may be used by any licensed amatuer that has privileges to operate on our repeater frequencies shown on the home page on this site and are available for Emergency Communications in East Central Indiana and West Central Ohio whenever necessary. Emergency events always take precedence over personal use so during those times, we must ask that you keep the repeaters clear of personal communications.

Although our meetings and repeaters are open to all, we do appreciate all who are attending or using our repeaters on a regular basis to join our club to help support our efforts. Membership dues for the primary member are only $20 per year with up to three secondary household family members just $10 per year. The money goes mostly to maintain repeaters and insurance that not only covers our repeater sites, but events in which we participate. We have also purchased study materials that can be loaned to class participants in order to obtain their tech class license.

Meetings

Meetings are generally held at the Jay County Sheriff's Office on the third Tuesday of each month unless otherwise specified either by email, text, or on our weekly net. On occasion, we'll take the meeting outside at a local park.

Public Relations

If you'd like to contact us about setting up or providing educational support for your organization in our area, please feel free to contact us at w9jcarc@gmail.com. Though we provide our services as a community serivice and is never required, any donation is helpful to support our efforts. Clubs like Jay County Amateur Radio Club (JCARC) commonly attend public venues to bring awareness of what ham radio can mean to the community. Our outdoor display typically requires at least a 10' x 10' space and an area to set up some sort of an antenna if a complete demonstration is requested, or much less if you'd like us to demonstrate just the basics of ham radio.

We hope you enjoy our website and if you have any questions or ideas of what you'd like to see here, just post a message to the email address above.