The Madison County Amateur Radio Club
has a club radio station located in Plain City in the Pleasant Valley
Firehouse. It is available for use by its members on a 24
hour 7 day a week basis. The firehouse is located on SR 161 just
West of US 42. Guests may
operate at the station only when a member is present. The station
has an ICOM 735 HF radio that is capable of SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY, and
SSTV. A 2 meter/440 radio is also planned.
When operating as a "club" station, the
call used will be KE8RV. At all other times the identifying
callsign will be the individual operator. At all times, the
allowed frequency privileges depend upon the highest class licensee
acting as the control operator.
Members and guests are required to sign
the operator logbook. A familiarization checkout is also
recommended with one of the station managers.
The current station managers are Don
Kovalchik and Bob Lewis.