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 K7RA Solar Update
on July 3, 2020 at 12:17 pm
No sunspots this week. The pattern persists, and this surprises me. But Spaceweather.com reported a couple of weak, barely emerging spots, never numbered, and by their magnetic polarity were from new Cycle 25.We rely on NOAA for official sunspot numbers, and the most recent one reported was 11 on June 15. See ftp://ftp.swpc.noaa.gov/pub/indices/DSD.txt.Average daily solar flux over the recent r…
Intrepid-DX Group Announces Youth Essay Contest
on July 2, 2020 at 1:55 pm
The Intrepid-DX Group, a US-based IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes amateur radio in developing countries, has announced its first Youth Essay Contest. The prize is a new Icom IC-7300 transceiver, which the winner must agree to keep and use for 1 year. Participants will prepare a two-page essay answering these questions: (1) What are your amateur radio goals? and (2) What can w…
New Amateur Extra Class License Manual and Extra Q&A Now Available
on July 1, 2020 at 7:42 pm
Prominent Radio Amateur Helping to Lead US Convalescent Plasma Expanded Access Study
on June 30, 2020 at 11:38 pm
Well-known contester, DXer, and National Contest Journal (NCJ) Editor Scott Wright, K0MD, has been “substantially” stepping back from ham radio while offering his expertise to the US convalescent plasma COVID-19 Expanded Access Program. The study began in early April under the leadership of Dr. Michael Joyner, MD, of the Mayo Clinic; Dr. Peter Marks, MD, PhD and Dr. Nicole Verdun, MD, of the US…
New IARU Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Coordinator Appointed
on June 30, 2020 at 3:13 pm
The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council has appointed Martin Sach, G8KDF, as global Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Coordinator, succeeding Tore Worren, LA9QL.“EMC is a major challenge for all radiocommunication services,” the IARU noted. “Radio amateurs are experiencing increased interference caused by unwanted radio frequency emissions from a wide variety, and …