Clinton County Ohio Amateur Radio Association

Leap Into Digital

Have you ever wondered how to operate digital on HF?  Do you have questions about DMR or Fusion? Here's your chance to Leap into Digital on Feb 29th (see what we did there?!).  Join us at Caesar Creek Flea Market at the CCARA ham shack to learn all about digital and get some hands on experience. We will be out there from 10a-6p with equipment for you to try out.





SkyWARN Recognition Day event is December 7th (0000UTC-2400 UTC)
SKYWARN™ Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN radio operators make to the National Weather Service. During the day SKYWARN operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.  We will be on UHF at 444.575 and on VHF at 147.120.

WX8WIL Wilmington, OH 80 meters, 40 meters, 20 meters, 15 meters, 10 meters, 2 meters, 70 centimeters SSB, FM, FT8/FT4 0000-0400 UTC, 1200-1600 UTC, 1600-2000 UTC, 2000-2400 UTC Direct with SASE

Please contact us for more information.

Sample Skywarn Operator Special Event Badge.

Power outages and repeater updates. 3-17-19

Thursday night we had quite a weather event  in Clinton County. Wind gusts or flying debris broke the anemometer at the National Weather Service. The weather nets were up and operational even as the winds were blowing over power lines our 2 meter Repeater never flinched.  We operated on battery power for the duration.  Everything was returned to normal on Saturday.

Thanks to everybody that helped keep our systems on the air.

Last Saturday of the Month Breakfast, Saturday, June 29. Stephanie's, New Vienna.

142 W Main St, New Vienna, OH 45159


Come join us for breakfast, we meet the last Saturday of every month, this month we are eating at Stephanie's.  Try the SlumGully!!!!

Pre-Field Day June 22-23, 2019


Once again, this year Clinton County Amateur Radio Association (CCARA) has teamed with Highland Amateur Radio Association (HARA) to make Field Day an outstanding and fun event.  Field Day is June 22 and 23 and will be held at the Levo Century Farm on Levo Road in New Vienna. Preparation will begin around noon on Friday, June 21st and continue Saturday morning.  Operation will begin at 2 pm on Saturday and end at 4:59 pm on Sunday.

You may find yourself asking, what is Field Day? Well according to the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) it is ham radio's open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

For the Lamb family and many others, it is a long-awaited event each year where we can hang out with other hams, log contacts and just have a great time in general.  This is a good opportunity for anyone that is interested in Ham Radio to give it a try and check it out. (You don't have to be licensed to get on the air at this event.) You will find a fully functioning communications station consisting of several transmitters making contacts around the globe, all using temporary antennas set up exactly as you might find during a disaster relief operation.  Amateur Operators are a very friendly bunch and all ages are welcome, this is a hobby for the whole family and service for the community.

Anyone interested or having questions can reach CCARA on Facebook at  


Order Your CCARA Shirts!

We are ordering shirts!  T-Shirts are black on grey and are $11 each.  Polo Shirts are $17 each.  Bigger sizes are an additional $2.50 (2XL and up).  
To order contact Sara Lamb by phone at (937) 403-5540