Category Archives: OH220Group

New Radio

My trusty old ADI AR-247 mobile has seen better days. The display works when it feels like it, the internal speaker quite sometime ago, and now the external speaker jack is not working. It still works fine other than not being able to see the display, or listen the what is received (VERY minor details)!  It will be moved to link duties, and will replace the even older Kenwood TM-3530A that is now being used as the link radio for Echolink/Allstar. I just placed an order for a new Alinco DR-235 MKIII mobile to take it’s place.  Hopefully will be here before we leave for Nashville on the 14th so I can play some 220 on the way there!

Alinco's DR-235 MKIII Mobile
Alinco’s DR-235 MKIII Mobile


The Ohio 220 Group is working on replacing the ‘new’ controller that has been lost after the company apparently closed their doors. It was sent in for repair and we have not been able to contact them by phone or email since…
We are looking at the NHRC-5 controller which has all the features we need without all the extra bells and whistles. If you are able to, please consider making a small donation by clicking on the PayPal button below. ALL donations go towards the upkeep, improvement, and expansion of the network. Thanks!

Network Update

Call: Location: Tx Freq: CTCSS: Status:
KD8BIW Hayesville 224.5800 110.9Hz LINKED
N8BHU Kent 224.0200 141.3Hz ON AIR
WY8G Mt. Gilead 224.9400 71.9Hz ON AIR
KB8CSL Vandalia 224.7600 CSQ LINKED
WD8CHL Elyria 224.0400 141.3Hz TESTING
KD8BIW TBD TBD TBD Constructing

A quick update on the network. With the help of Sam W9SAM I found there is a group of hams in the Dayton, OH area that are also trying to get some 220 repeaters linked up.  So, for the time being, we will try connecting  our repeaters together.  For right now, it is a temporary link and may not always be on.  They are sometimes linked to the W9XV repeater in Indianapolis. It is a high profile 220 repeater.

I am still working with other local repeater owners to get some more links established. Hopefully we can start bringing them online and bring some more activity to the 220 band again!