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!
145.17- (74.4) W8SMK
The W8SMK repeater is in memoriam to Ken, an original
member of the club who passed in 2021. We keep his
repeater with a receiver and transmitter in southern
Delaware County. The transmitter is centralized in the
county. Tone is 74.4.
145.19- (123) N8DCA
Stan, N8BHL, is SEC (Section Emergency Coordinator) for
Ohio’s ARES. He maintains this repeater for emergency
operation and digital (fldigi type) transmission. Timeone it
10 minutes to allow longer messages to pass. The
repeater requires an access tone of 123.
145.29- (123) KA8IWB
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
443.55+ KE8O Yaesu Fusion
KE9O is in charge of this machine, and it’s all Fusion!
442.1375 KC8BPE DMR
This DMR repeater serves Delaware County (310385)
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