The Mid-Ohio Valley Amateur Club (MOVARC) is a hobbyist group of amateur radio operators, also known as “HAMS” from Gallia, Meigs and Mason counties who get together to learn new radio communications technology, test their level of communication skill in less than ideal conditions and support the local community in times of need.
However, one local business has returned the favor to the radio club. JB-Nets, a locally-owned business which provides internet targeting rural Gallia County and commercial operators, has recently donated internet equipment and service to MOVARC’s club building on Mound Hill which allows the club to have full internet access at any time. This contribution and support from JB-Nets will allow the radio club to strengthen their capabilities when providing communications service in a time of a local emergency.
MOVARC members state that because they are a hobbyist group and a nonprofit organization, that it’s challenging to maintain their radio equipment because of costs and fading technology. However with support from JB-Nets, it makes it much easier and can help the hobbyist group to maintain its status of providing reliable communications.
MOVARC currently consists of 15 members and those members state they appreciate a locally-owned business that puts the community first. More information on MOVARC and JB-Nets can be found at www.movarc.com and www.jbnets.net.
Submitted by MOVARC.