County Amateur Radio Club was founded in 1979 by Orville
Russell - N8IBS (sk), Robert Sparks - WB8ACP (sk), Robert Kirby -
N8IDJ, Don Fuhr - W8LJ, Dave Radnour - N8BUE, Don LeFavour - WA8OWR,
Doris LeFavour - WB8KDY, and Gary Heiman - KA8GTK.
acquired a list of hams living in Madison County. Robert Kirby mailed
post cards to each potential member. From this mailing, these
members became the MCARC. Robert Kirby was the Vice-President of
the Madison County Hospital. Meetings were held in the
hospital. Eventually the meeting place was moved to the Madison
County Airport. Orville Russell was associated with the airport
and was instrumental in managing the move. Club meetings had
returned to the Madison County Hospital in London in 2004. The
meeting places are now published on the website under Club Events.
McGhee, WD8QXT, of West Jefferson, Ohio joined the club shortly after
its founding. He reigns as the
longest continuing member and is also the eldest member.
of 2002, the club took a new direction by adding educational ham radio
related programming to its mission. Educational
meetings were rotated at various meeting sites throughout the
10th, 2003, the club adopted a new Constitution and Bylaws ushering in
a new era of club activities and direction.
County Amateur Radio Club is an affiliate club of the Amateur
Radio Relay League (ARRL).
Thanks to Don Brewer - WD8BHK for compiling the early club history for
2002 - Don Brewer - WD8BHK
2003 - Bob Lewis - N8GU
John Snowden - WB8OSU (KC8SXE)
- W8DPK (WE8R)
Mark Crosbie -
2007 - (Not awarded)
2008 - Mark Crosbie - N8MNI