Okaw Valley Amateur Radio Club

Greenville, Illinois                             AD9OV


Meeting Information

The Okaw Valley Amateur Radio Club meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month except for the month of July.  The July meeting falls just after the American Radio Relay League's (ARRL) annual Field Day Exercise and therefore no meeting is held.

147.165+ (103.5)

Linked Repeater

Club Repeaters

224.440- ( 103.5)
Linked to 2 Meter Repeater

Meeting Date
November 2, 2017
7:00 PM

442.925+ (103.5)

Amateur Radio’s New Digital Mode FT8



























Text Box: Program: Ken KK9N will introduce us to the new
                    digital mode FT8 

This mode, released this summer is named after its developers, Steven Franke, K9AN, and Joe Taylor, K1JT. The numeral designates the mode’s 8-frequency shift keying format. Tones are spaced at 6.25 Hz, and an FT8 signal occupies just 50 Hz.  Transmit and receive cycles in FT8 each last about 15 seconds.  FT8 does require accurate time synchronization. The software includes an auto-sequencing feature  that offers the option to respond automatically to the first decoded reply to your CQ.
FT8 is proving to be an excellent mode for multi-hop Es on 6 meters, where deep QSB may make fast and reliable completion of QSOs desirable as well as HF DXing.

Auto/Auto Mode

Bradford National Bank Community Building
100 E. College Ave.
Greenville, IL  62246






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Germantown Volunteer Fire Dept. Street Fair

Germantown, IL

Communications Trailer
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June 11, 2017

Egyptainfest Hamfest

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2 Tables

June 14-20, 2o17

PJ7 DX-Pedition

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June 24-25, 2017

OVARC Sponsored ARRL Field Day

Patriots Park Greenville, IL


Setup starts Friday 06/23 @ 1300 Hrs. CDT

July 1-2, 2017

Bond County 200 Year Celebration

Downtown Square
Greenville, IL

Help with Parade 07/02

Special Event N9T

July 16, 2017

Zero Beaters Hamfest

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August 3-8, 2017

Bond County Fair

Greenville, IL

Help with Parade on 08/08

August 5, 2017

West Central Illinois Hamfest

Carlinville, IL

OVARC Participating

August 13, 2017

SCARC Hamfest

O’Fallon, MO


August 27, 2017

Society of Midwest Contesters

Bloomington, IL


September 9, 2017

Vine to Wine
1/2 Marathon Event

Greenville, IL

1/2 Marathon
15 Members needed

September 15-17, 2017

ARRL & TAPR Digital Comm. Conference

St. Louis, MO


September 15-16, 2017

65th W9DXCC Conference

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September 16-17, 2017

Peoria Superfest 2017

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October 15, 2017

Annual Fox Hunt

Greenville, IL

American Farm Heritage Museum
2:30 PM
Potluck 5:00 PM

October 28, 2017

Halloween Hamfest

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November 3, 2017

17th Annual Hobby—Collector Exhibition

501 Idler Lane Greenville, IL

First Presbyterian Church
 6:30PM—8:30 PM