The Dayton Chapter of the American Red Cross (ARC) and their amateur radio volunteers are proud to announce that the chapter radio station K8DRC is on the air. The station is located at the Dayton Area Chapter of the American Red Cross building located at 370 West 1st Street, Dayton, OH.
The community partnership of the Dayton ARC with the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) and other community businesses have made this dream a reality. The financial support from a grant given by DARA for the purchase of radios and necessary equipment made the establishment of this station possible.
The K8DRC station will be home to the Gem City Emergency Network and will consist of ARC volunteers that are licensed amateur radio operators trained in emergency communication. They will provide communications in the event a disaster. Amateur radio licenses are issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) after a testing process.
If you are interested in become a volunteer for the Dayton Chapter of the American Red Cross please call (937) 222-6711. If you want more information on becoming a licensed amateur radio operator please contact Jim Ebner (N8JE) at (937) 536-2835.
Cindy Ebner K8CJE
American Red Cross Volunteer
Public Information Officer-Ohio Section
American Radio Relay League (ARRL)