Welcome to the Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club Website
The Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club is based in Parma, Ohio.
We are an Amateur Radio organization with training and monthly presentation.
Why the Woodchucks?
Every club has a distinctive character. Our Logo kind of gives you an idea of ours.
The Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club was formed by a small group of amateurs many years ago. Evidently they felt they would be more comfortable among themselves as they were all new to amateur radio. The club has advanced beyond that stage but we try to maintain that atmosphere
The club owns its’ own repeater and hold Nets on Wednesday at 8 PM on 145.310, with a PL tone of 110.9, you do not have to be a member to participate in our net.
We provide VE testing one hour prior to the start of each business meetings with a scheduled appointment, so if you wish to get a new license or upgrade feel free to contact us.
We do “Fox” hunts (hidden transmitter hunts) each month during the summer.
We also do demonstrations on Fox hunting to help new people.
If you are interested in Public Service events or ARES we provide information on these events.
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The Ohio QSO Party is an opportunity for amateur radio operators around the world to celebrate the great state of Ohio.
If you are a ham we invite you to stop into the Woodchuck's Cement Tent and join us.
If you’re not a ‘ham’ and this sounds like a foreign language to you, please visit the Woodchuck's and we will demonstrate the event to you.
The ARRL site has resources that explain amateur radio and how you can become licensed and join in the fun.
For Amateurs inside the state of Ohio to make contact with as many Amateurs as possible both inside and outside of Ohio. For Amateurs outside the state of Ohio to make contact with as many Ohio stations as possible. Non-Ohio stations may work only Ohio stations, while Ohio stations may contact anyone.
The Ohio QSO Party occurs on the fourth Saturday of August. The contest period extends from 1200 EDT [noon] to 2400 EDT [midnight] (1600Z Saturday until 0400Z Sunday). All stations may operate the full twelve hours. The 2018 contest is on August 25th.
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Congratulations and a Special Thank you to Dave K8WRS for representing the Woodchuck's in the 13 Colonies Special Event held on July 1 (9AM Eastern) to July 7 (Midnight Eastern).
Dave make contact with all 13 Colonies and was presented the events award.
Dave used the Club call of WA8Q.
Thank you Dave....
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