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New Repeaters.  

We have purchased two Yaesu System Fusion C4FM repeaters.  

One has been installed at the existing Ripley repeater location.

The other has been installed at a new site in Southern Jackson county,

the Fisher Ridge water tower.




January Meeting Canceled

The club meeting for January has been canceled.



New Club Members

We have recently had three new people join the club.

Welcome:  Rich,  Ed Sr,  &  Ed Jr.



NWS Storm Spotter Class

There will be a National Weather Service class in Jackson County on  Feb / 5 / 2019 .

(place and time to be announced)


Current Events



 Older Events



Jackson County Junior Fair

July 23 - 28

Jackson County Jr Fairgrounds
157 County Farm Road
Cottageville, WV 25239

The Jackson County Amateur Radio Club will operate a station at the fair. We will have a 2-meter and an HF radio set up.




Field Day

ARRL Field Day is June 23 – 24. 

Our Field Day operations site will be at the Ripley Fire Department

337 Main St, Ripley, WV 25271



The Jackson County Amateur Radio Club will be holding its annual Ham radio field day out back at the Ripley Fire Dept.   The event will be held on Saturday June 23, 2018 starting at 2 p.m. and ending on Sunday June 24, 2018 at 2 p.m.    Field day is when all Ham clubs and Ham radio operators try and make as many radio contacts as they can from 2 p.m. saturday thru 2 p.m. Sunday.   All Ham radio operators and anyone interested in Ham radio are welcome to stop by and see what Ham radio is about, make some contacts, and have a good time.



Massive search for missing 3-year-old Jackson County boy.

MAY 15 2018


KENNA, W.Va.  — A missing 3-year-old Jackson County boy has been found safe.

Search crews located Makilynn Cole Berry on Tuesday morning. The boy walked away from his home on Bonny Knob Lane about 7:15 p.m. Monday.  A massive search had been under way to locate the boy. Investigators said they estimated there were anywhere between 400 to 500 people searching for the boy since Monday evening.

"The number of troopers, city officers, county officers, volunteers, firemen from probably close to every county in the state. I couldn't even come close mentioning everybody, let alone the civilians. I'm going to guess we've had 400-500 people up there since 8 o'clock last night," Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs said.  Boggs said a family located the missing child in a hay field in the Savannah Oaks subdivision about three miles from his home. Boggs said the boy looks "good, looks healthy and looks happy."

Neighbors had been searching for the boy.  "This is the best response and best outcome of any search I've been involved with," Boggs said.  Investigators said it appears the boy wandered from the home.

"I think it was truly one of those moments that we've all been capable of having. You turn your head and then 'uh oh.' And it appears that that's what this is. And again, it took us a long time, but the conclusion was exactly what we were looking for," the sheriff said.


The Jackson County Amateur Radio Club provided assistance for the search effort.  Four club members were on scene in Kenna:  Ed Osborne KC8HXA, and Kenny Reed KD8ZRA, were assigned to the search effort.  Larry Cook KC8ZRE, and Randy Barr N8RJ, were at the Kenna VFD pre-staging area, receiving donations of food and water and providing info to the public and volunteers as they arrived.