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Keith Burnette, KB8GYB, SK

Keith Burnette, KB8GYB,  has become a Silent Key

Keith was a long time Net Control Operator and former Net Manager for the District 3 ARES Net.

He was also the President of the West Central Ohio Amateur Radio Association since it’s founding.


KB8GYB at the UD WMD Drill August 2001


Keith was also active in ARES activities such as supporting the regional WMD Drill held at UD in August of 2001 as shown in this picture.

Viewing for Keith will be on Sunday, September 17, from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, Sept 18, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pandora, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to WCOARA or PBS.

His obituary is available on line here

New Net Control for the District 3 ARES Net: Paul, WA1EIB

Phil Wolfe, N8OTQ, Net Manager, has announced that the weekly District 3 ARES Net has a new Net Control Operator joining the rotation:

Paul Simmons WA1EIB, has graciously volunteered to become a Net Control Operator. Paul will be starting on October 12, 2022.

Welcome aboard Paul!

Paul’s name and call should be familiar to ARES net regulars as he is also the EC for Miami County.

The Net Rotation has been updated.

If anyone else is interested in joining our rotation as a Net Control Operator , contact Phil at


D3 Weekly net moving back to the 145.110 Repeater effective 27 October 2021

With the restoration of the West Central Ohio Amateur Radio Association (WCOARA) 145.110/224.160 system to it’s fully coordinated power and historical coverage of District 3, there has been ongoing work with the WCOARA and the Miamisburg Wireless Association (MWA) with regard to changing the District 3 Wednesday night net from the 146.820 repeater to the 145.110 repeater.

We will be transitioning to the WC8OH 145.110 (-)/224.160 (-) repeater with a PL of 67.0Hz effective with the Wednesday October 27th Net. We will be utilizing the 145.110 repeater on the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesday’s of each month.

On the 3rd Wednesday of each month we will be using the WA8PLZ 146.820 (-) repeater with a PL of 77.0 Hz. as our alternate backup repeater.

We would like to Thank the West Central Ohio Amateur Radio Association and the Miamisburg Wireless Association for their support of this plan. Details of this plan will be posted on the MVARBB and the District 3 web site. Additional details will be forthcoming.