About the Clark County Amateur Radio Association

Meetings

We meet on the third Monday of each month (except July and August) at 7:15 PM in the HOG room at Mid-Ohio Harley-Davidson, 2100 Quality Lane in Springfield, Ohio. You are welcome to attend and bring a guest.

Nets

We meet on the 146.730 MHz repeater system for our weekly Monday night net at 7:15 PM (except on the third Monday of the month which is meeting night). All amateur radio operators are welcome to check in.

2017 Executive Committee Members

  • President, Public Relations, Webmaster - Jim Graver, KB8PSO
  • Vice President - TBA
  • Secretary - Buzz Ude, W8BUZ
  • Treasurer, Membership - Buzz Ude, W8BUZ
  • ARES, Past President - Carl Miller, N8NSD
  • Technical - Glenn McConkey, W8BVI
  • Trustee - Carl E. Miller, WB8IXW

CLARA History

History about amateur radio in Clark County, Ohio, can be learned by downloading a PDF file here. Written by Bill Norton, W8FYO, who chronicles the establishment of a Clark County Club just after World War II.

Annual Elections

Our annual officer elections are held at the December meeting. To run for an office in an election you must be a dues paying member of this Association for 12 consecutive months prior to the day of the election. You must be an Active member of this Association at least one (1) month prior to the Annual Election Meeting if you want to vote at the Annual Election Meeting.

Repeaters

The CLARA repeater systems are open to all hams.
  • The 146.730 MHz repeater is the primary system. A CTCSS tone of 77.0 Hz is used to access the remote receive sites and the main 146.730 repeater site. The 146.730 repeater system always transmits a 77 Hz CTCSS tone; minus 600 KHz offset.
  • The 145.310 MHz repeater; minus 600 KHz offset; PL is 82.5 Hz.
  • The W8BUZ repeater, 443.300 MHz, repeater. Its PL is 146.2 Hz, plus 5 MHz offset. It is now a Yaesu Fusion repeater.
  • The WX8U repeater, 444.6375 MHz, repeater. Its PL is 77 Hz, plus 5 MHz offset.

N8NSD named Great Lakes Amateur of the Year

CLARA's own past president, Carl A. Miller, N8NSD, was named the ARRL Great Lakes Division Amateur of the Year. Carl received his award at the September 11, 2011 Great Lakes Division Convention in Findlay, Ohio.

Interested in CLARA?

Jim Graver, KB8PSO, CLARA president, can be reached via email here or at P.O. Box 2696, Springifeld, Ohio 45501-2696 if you have any questions.

To Join CLARA or renew your membership download the membership application, complete the printed form, include the annual dues and mail to:

Clark County Amateur Radio Association
P.O. Box 2696
Springfield, Ohio 45501-2696