Ham radio was the very first ‘social media’ before
computers were even born! In addition to making friends
around the world, ham radio is all about conversation with
our neighbors. We use VHF and UHF frequencies typically,
with radios in our vehicles and small, high-tech handheld
radios. We use “repeaters” for dependable local
communications. In Delaware County there are several
well maintained machines. If you’re in the area, or if you
have “Echolink” or IRLP here is the information you need!
Ken, W8SMK, keeps his repeater running well, with a
receiver and transmitter at his southern Delaware County
home. There is another receiver on a 200’ antenna in
downtown Delaware as well. Contact Ken for the access
Stan, N8BHL, is SEC (Section Emergency Coordinator) for
Ohio’s ARES. He and Ken maintain this repeater with
backup power for emergency operation. The repeater is
‘open’ (there is no access tone).
Laura, KA8IWB, is President of CORC- the Central Ohio
Radio Club which among many others also hosts the
Central Ohio Severe Weather Net on the 146.76 repeater
(tone 123). Laura’s repeater has antennas in downtown
Delaware and offers excellent coverage. Access tone is
KE9O is in charge of this machine, and it’s all Fusion!