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
- Ham Radio’s SuitSat Returns in Short Horror Filmon January 25, 2021 at 6:34 pm
SuitSat loses its innocence in a new video short sci-fi thriller Decommissioned. “Inspired by true events,” the video short resurrects the 2006 spacesuit/satellite that transmitted messages on 2 meters as it circled Earth. The original SuitSat-1 project, conceived by an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) team, repurposed a decommissioned Russian Orlan spacesuit to function…
- President Biden Taps Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting FCC Chairon January 22, 2021 at 9:55 pm
President Joseph Biden this week designated FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as acting chair of the FCC. She succeeds, at least temporarily, former FCC chair Ajit Pai, who resigned effective on January 20. “I am honored to be designated as the Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission by President Biden,” Rosenworcel said in a statement. “I thank the President for the oppor…
- The K7RA Solar Updateon January 22, 2021 at 2:22 pm
Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: We just witnessed 12 consecutive days with no sunspots, which many of us found a bit unsettling. Fortunately, Solar Cycle 25 activity returned with new sunspot 2796 on January 15. Instead of moving from the east across the solar horizon, it emerged in the southern hemisphere, just west of center.Currently we are seeing sunspot regions 2797 and 2798, which emerg…
- Eastern Iowans Rely On Ham Radio When Severe Weather Strikeson January 21, 2021 at 2:44 pm
A derecho with winds of 80 to 100 MPH struck eastern Iowa last August, disrupting power and telecommunications for some 400,000 residents. But, as ARRL member and Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteer Scott Haney, N0GUD, recently explained to The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, that’s when amateur radio shines.Haney, the president of the Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC), was the foc…
- David A. Duncan, K7DUN, Wins the January 2021 QST Cover Plaque Awardon January 21, 2021 at 1:46 pm