Cincinnati Hamfest℠ - Saturday, August 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Our club was formed in 1974 by a handful of Milford hams. While they were active in other radio clubs in the Cincinnati area, they felt a local club in Clermont County would provide a service to the community.
During our early years, MARC provided communications for Milford’s annual Frontier Days. This included sending free greetings and messages to friends and relatives worldwide. Other services provided to the community were Novice Code and Theory classes. We also provided communications for the annual Ohio State Champion Canoe Races.
The late 1970’s saw the club’s first repeater go on the air. The repeater had a wide coverage area compared to others of the day. Its use both increased and enhanced the activities of the club. It also provided 2M repeater communications for the Clermont County RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) while it existed.
Our Hamfest has been an annual event since 1990. Cincinnati Hamfest℠ is now the largest and premier hamfest of Greater Cincinnati.
In the past, MARC was involved in many local and special events. Our club was especially helpful in providing local updates during the Blizzard of 1978.
Today, our activities are instrumental in increasing the awareness of amateur radio within the community. Today we provide communications for area bicycle rides, marathons, and other community events.
The club today operates VHF and UHF repeaters (FM or C4FM) in central Clermont County, Ohio. Their wide coverage areas provide support not only to the amateur community, but act as communication backups for the entire area during emergencies.
We are a very diverse group of people with many different backgrounds. Come to a meeting to get to know us.
We would be happy to answer any of your questions.