2018 FISTS Straight Key Contest!

https://www.fistsna.org/operating.html

The International G3ZQS Memorial Straight Key Contest will be 2300 Hrs UTC August 31 through 2300 Hrs UTC September 2, 2018. Everyone is welcome to participate, but only the logs of those using straight keys for all claimed contacts are eligible for awards.

BANDS:
Operation is limited to 3.5, 7, 14, 21, and 28 MHz amateur bands. No WARCs bands.
Work stations only once per band.

ENTRY CLASSES:
There are three entry classes: QRO, QRP, and Club:

Entry class MUST be shown on logs to be considered for entry in a particular class, or will be assumed QRO. An entry must be ONE class only, no combination of classes is allowed.

CALL: CQ FS (short for fists straight = straight key)

EXCHANGE:
The following information must be exchanged by both stations to count as a valid contest QSO: read more

2018 Summer Field Day

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Well the time is here yet again, time for Summer Field Day! We will be operating in the same location as the previous two years which will be listed below. If you have any questions/comments/concerns, please send us a message via our contact page or on the club repeater.

Thanks!

Ohio Valley Experimenters Club

4962 Beechwood Rd.
Cincinnati, OH

GOTA: YES

Talk-in: 445.420, 147.555, And Repeater

Contact: Ohio Valley Experimenters Club

513-461-6832

kd8lbs@gmail.com

HAMVENTION 2018!

Hey folks! It’s that time of the year again, and we are at it again printing badges to fund our club for this year’s events. Want your own custom printed ID badge? It comes with a picture of yourself on the front, two radio related logos, your name, callsign, AND a current copy of your reference license printed on the back! HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY SAY NO TO THAT?!

Come see us in the Flea Market for yours TODAY(and Saturday, and Sunday)!

73!

KD8FYT

Field Day 2017

OVEC will be holding Field Day 2017 at the same location as last year: 4962 Beechwood Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45244.

This year we will be operating as N8A (special event callsign to commemorate the annual K9MUL Field Day) as a 3AB station – 3 transmitters, non-commercial and non-generator power, QRP.

We will be running a GOTA station for inactive hams or unlicensed people who are interested in ham radio! This is your chance to get on the air with a coach who will guide you through making contacts.

Once again we will be experimenting with a number of different antenna types, from standard dipoles to NVIS inverted vees, and for the first time we will have a 10-15-20 meter beam.

All are welcome at our Field Day site, licensed or unlicensed. We will be having a potluck dinner on Saturday at 6:30 pm – please bring a dish or a side to share. read more

Milford Hamfest 2017

OVEC will be attending the MARC 2017 Hamfest as a club. The hamfest takes place on 17 June 2017 at Eastside Christian Church, located at 5874 Montclair Boulevard in Milford.

We will be selling many items that will be ham related which include radios, equipment, etc. In addition, we will be offering services for the entire ham community that we are sure will be a hit (this includes custom made ID Badges, stickers, etc. made right on the fly)!

During the entire event you can contact OVEC (Club call KD8LBS) on 447.800 Mhz Simplex. We will be actively monitoring and communicating on this frequency for the entire duration of the event.

We encourage you to stop by our booth and visit us!

Field Day 2016 Information

The annual Field Day is fast approaching. This year the Field Day will be operating from Saturday June 25, 2016 at 14:00 Local Time (2:00 PM) to Sunday June 26, 2016 at 14:00 Local Time (2:00 PM). For more infomation about our annual Field Day Event please click the link “Field Day 2016 Information” at the top. Any member of the public may attend and participate during the entire event. You do not need to be a licensed ham radio operator to transmit on the amateur radio frequencies that we use during the event. We will have amateur radio operators on site that can assist any member of the public!