This part of the w8zpf.org website contains information about the CRES Amateur Radio Club made available by the Secretary for the benefit of its members.
The CRES-ARC was founded in 1962 by hams working at the Western Electric manufacturing facility on East Broad St, Columbus, Ohio. The front building, originally owned by AT&T, then spun off to Lucent Technologies in 1996, and finally Mount Carmel Health in 2004, still serves as home base for our club's W8ZPF Repeater. Membership in the CRES-ARC is now open to all interested amateurs.
- Every Sun, 9 PM - Club roundtable on W8ZPF/R, 146.67-, 131.8 CTCSS
- Tue Feb 28 - General meeting and program, topic: A demo of our new Fusion Repeater by Dave Woolf, K8RSP; Reynoldsburg Branch of the Columbus Public Library, 5:45 PM: gather to eat and socialize (brown bag your own food); 6:45 PM: a short meeting and possibly elections, followed by presentation
- Thu Apr 20 - General meeting and program, Field Day Preparations, by Bob Cartwright, W3CRZ, and Steve Katz, N8WL; Reynoldsburg Branch of the Columbus Public Library, 5:45 PM: gather to eat and socialize (brown bag your own food); 6:45 PM: a short meeting and possibly elections, followed by presentation
- Tue Jun 20 - General meeting and program, Lightning Protection for your Shack, by Steve Katz, N8WL, and Mike Michelson, KD8DZ; New Albany Branch of the Columbus Public Library, 5:45 PM: gather to eat and socialize (brown bag your own food); 6:45 PM: short business meeting followed by presentation.
- Thu Aug 24 - General meeting and program, a Backpack Project talk by John Buck, KD8RTP, and a Field Day slide show by Al Mecozzi, WA8LBZ; New Albany Branch of the Columbus Public Library, 5:45 PM: gather to eat and socialize (brown bag your own food); 6:45 PM: short business meeting followed by presentation.
- Mon Oct 16 - The 53rd annual Telephone Pioneer QSO Party
- Thu Oct 26 - General meeting and program, to be announced; New Albany Branch of the Columbus Public Library, 5:45 PM: gather to eat and socialize (brown bag your own food); 6:45 PM: short business meeting followed by presentation.
- Sat-Sun Nov 11-12 - The 58th annual CQ-WE contest
- Membership Application (PDF)
- Dues Information
- Meet the members of your CRES-ARC Executive Committee
- Past CRES-ARC Officeholders
- Active Committees within the Club
- VE exam FAQ for aspiring and upgrading hams
- Our CRES-ARC Constitution (PDF)
- The CRES-ARC Photo Gallery
- Our Silent Keys
- Presentation materials from CRES-ARC technical talks
- CRES-ARC Meeting Minutes (password protected)
- CRES-ARC Members-Only Area (password protected)
(The Members and Friends Pictorial Directory has been moved to the Members-Only area of the website.)
Ham Radio is all about communications. Our primary means of keeping in contact with one another within the Club is our W8ZPF Repeater, 146.07/146.67 Mhz (with 131.8 Hz CTCSS). The repeater is located at I-270 and Broad St (SR 16) on the east side of Columbus with a remote receiver site in northwest Fairfield County. W8ZPF/R provides good coverage throughout most of Franklin, and much of Fairfield and Licking, Counties. If you have a rig that cannot send subaudible tones, you can override the repeater's CTCSS decoder temporarily by touch-toning 219. Feel free to give a call on W8ZPF/R at any time or join us at 8 PM on Sunday evenings (9 PM from May through October) for our weekly Club Net.
The CRES-ARC also maintains two internet email lists -- a discussion group and an email announcement list. What's the difference? The announcement list is a low volume list intended to announce our meetings and activities as well as get the word out about other items of interest to all club members. The discussion group is a potentially higher volume Yahoo Groups forum that can either be viewed online or followed through emails. On the discussion group the topics are more dynamic, going where ever its members choose to take them.
- The announcement list is maintained by the Treasurer. Drop us an email if you desire to have your email address added, removed, or changed, or if you have a question.
- If you are a club member and would like to join the CRES_ARC discussion group on Yahoo, just enter your email address below and click "GO" to get started:
- Finally, as a courtesy, for those club members who would like to provide contact information for other members of the CRES-ARC, we publish a members-only web page. If you are a member in good standing, you may request the access credentials from a club officer. Please email the Secretary if you would like to make your email address, phone number, or mugshot, available to other club members on the members-only part of the website.
- Contest Info: Field Day Ohio QSO Party OSPOTA TP QSO Party CQ-WE
- National Online Resources: ARRL QRZ EHam QSL QTH mods.dk Bell Ringers
- Local Sister Organization Websites: ATCO COARES CCRA COOKEN CORC OARC LFCARC NARA
- Our ARRL affiliation info
- A Short History of the Columbus Works Location and the CRES-ARC
- A Map of the Hams who live in your (or any) Grid Square
- Amateur Radio HF Phone Nets Heard in Ohio
- CRES-ARC Field Day 2004 article from Southeast Messenger.
- Tusco ARC Hamfest, Strasburg, 8AM (6AM to set up), Sun 29 Jan 2017
- Mansfield Mid-Winter Hamfest, Richland County Fairgrounds, 7AM, Sun 19 Feb 2017
- Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society Winter Hamfest, 500 South Abbe Rd, Elyria, OH, 9AM - 1PM, Sun, 5 Mar 2017
- Toledo Hamfest, Owens Community College SHAC, 30335 Oregon Rd, Perrysburg, OH, 8AM - 2PM, Sun 19 Mar 2017
- Athens Ohio Hamfest, Athens Community Center, 8AM - 1PM, Sun 30 Apr 2017
- The 2018 Hamvention, New location: Greene County Fair & Exposition Center, Fri-Sun 18-20 May 2018
- BreezeShooters Hamfest, Big Butler Fairgrounds, Prospect PA, 8AM - 3PM, Sun 04 Jun 2017
- The Columbus Hamfest, New Location: Aladdin Shrine Center, Grove City, 8AM - 2PM, Sat 5 Aug 2017
- The Findlay Hamfest, Hancock County Fairgrounds, 8AM, Sun 11 Sep 2016
- Cleveland Hamfest, Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 8AM - 2PM, Sun 25 Sep 2016