COVID-19 announcement from the Alliance ARC
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person events of the Alliance ARC will be cancelled.
Our meetings will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM on our 2 Meter repeater (repeater information is on the right side of this page).
For updates on the current COVID-19 situation, please visit the Ohio Department of health website at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/home
Welcome to the Alliance Amateur Radio Club’s online clubhouse. This site is just one of our presences on the web. We are also on Facebook, Twitter, and groups.io.
We’re working hard to get this new site up & running without glitches, broken links, etc. Check back often as we change to serve you better.
We’ve been active in the Alliance area since 1986. There were clubs in the Alliance area before that time. You can read about them on our History page.
You are invited to attend any of our monthly events. We meet for breakfast once a month on the first Saturday. Then on the 2nd Wednesday, we have our club meeting. You can learn more about all our events on our calendar page.
We are an ARRL affiliated Special Service Club. We’ve recently been granted IRS 501(c)(3) status. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by the IRS.
We own & maintain two Amateur Radio repeaters in the Alliance area. You can find access information in the sidebar on the right side of the page. You can find out a lot more about our repeaters on our repeater page.
Are you looking for the latest in Alliance ARC club news? Check out our blog page
We participate in a number of on the air & public service events throughout the year. If you are looking for an active club, here we are.
Amateur Radio Headlines from the ARRL
The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available
on May 22, 2020 at 6:39 pm
Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.
Director, Vice Director Nominations Invited in Five ARRL Divisions
on May 22, 2020 at 3:33 pm
Nominations are being invited in five ARRL Divisions for the volunteer positions of Director and Vice Director, for 3-year terms that start January 1, 2021. Affected Divisions are Atlantic, Dakota, Delta, Great Lakes, and Midwest. A nominee must be at least 21 years old, hold a valid amateur radio licensee, and have been a full ARRL member for a continuous term of at least 4 years immediately p…
Venerable AO-7 Satellite Continues to Deliver
on May 22, 2020 at 3:27 pm
The nearly 46-year-old AO-7 amateur satellite made a remarkable contact possible on May 4 between Diego Feil, LW2DAF, in Buenos Aires, Argentina (GF05rk), and Tom Ambrose, ZS1TA, in Cape Town, South Africa (JF95fx). The contact spanned 4,329 miles across the South Atlantic, with both stations aiming at only 2 or 3 degrees above the horizon.Both stations had been watching orbital predictions for…
Federal Judge Okays Retrieval of Titanic Marconi Wireless Equipment
on May 22, 2020 at 3:24 pm
A US federal judge in Virginia has given permission to retrieve the ill-fated RMS Titanic’s Marconi wireless gear, which transmitted distress calls from the sinking ocean liner during its maiden voyage. Judge Rebecca Beach Smith of the US District Court in Norfolk ruled that the radio gear is historically and culturally important and could soon be lost within the rapidly decaying wreck. The Tit…
The K7RA Solar Update
on May 22, 2020 at 11:45 am
Still no sunspots to report. Spaceweather.com reported on May 20 that the current stretch of days with no sunspots has now reached 18. And with that the 2020 percentage of days with no sunspots has risen to 77%, equal to 2019. Until May 15 that statistic stood at 76%.Average daily solar flux for the week rose to 69, marginally higher than last week’s average of 68.5. Average planetary A index d…