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
- Radio Frequency Interference Seminar Set for May 19 via Zoomon May 14, 2021 at 1:18 pm
ARRL Laboratory Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI, hold a Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) seminar via Zoom on Wednesday, May 19, at 2000 UTC. His 30-minute slide presentation offers an overview of politics, personalities, and technical issues involved in electromagnetic interference (EMI) control as well as causes and cures. A question-and-answer session will follow the slide presentation. The IEEE EMC…
- Wooden Satellite to Launch by Year’s Endon May 14, 2021 at 1:14 pm
The WISA Woodsat project, being sponsored by plywood supplier WISA in an unconventional PR initiative, is poised to place a wooden satellite into orbit by the end of the year. The idea is to test the suitability of treated wood as a low-cost and widely available material for space applications. The IARU posting for Woodsat indicates that several amateur radio experiments will be on board as wel…
- The K7RA Solar Updateon May 14, 2021 at 12:55 pm
Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot activity returned last Friday, May 7, and has held steady since. Average daily sunspot numbers rose from 11.9 to 21.1, and average daily solar flux was up 2.1 points to 74.3 for the reporting week ending May 12.Geomagnetic activity was quiet until Wednesday, May 12, when the planetary A index went to 41 as the result of a coronal mass ejection (CME) tha…
- April 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report Releasedon May 13, 2021 at 4:45 pm
The Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program is a joint initiative between ARRL and FCC to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service.A General class renewal applicant withdrew his application after FCC notice that the renewal application would be held up pending review of Volunteer Monitor complaints. As a consequence, the Quakertown, Pennsylvania, applicant has no operating privileges. Twenty-one …
- “Geomagnetic Storm Season” is Overon May 12, 2021 at 4:54 pm
June and July bring frequent 6-meter DX openings via long-distance sporadic-E propagation and persistent quiet geomagnetic conditions. These 2 months are well known to North American 6-meter DXers as the most productive time of year for DX up to 8,700 miles.“The quiet geomagnetic season during June and July typically has only about half as many geomagnetic storms compared to March and April,” s…