Vandalia Leader Field Day Article

As always, Ron Schott and The Vandalia Leader, wrote up an awesome story featuring AECI and it’s Field Day activities.  Thank You Ron and The Leader for your continued support of our club!  You can read the article here: Vandalia Leader AECI Story

Training and testing session announced

AECI will be conducting a one day training class on July 16, 2016.  It will start at 8 am in the community room of the Audrain County Courthouse.  It will be an 8 hour class with the test given right after the class.  Registration is not required, but is encouraged.  You may register here on our website if you are interested.

Field Day 2016

Hello Everyone,

AECI would like to invite everyone to come out to our Field Day activities this year.  We will begin the setup at 10:30 a.m. On Saturday June 25th.  We will go on the air at 1:00 p.m. We will be operating a full 24 hours, ending at 1:00 p.m. Sunday June 26th.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Non-licensed people who are interested in making a contact will have an opportunity to do so on our special GOTA (Get On The Air) rig that will be setup during Field Day.  Anyone who has questions may contact Kenny Fairchild (KE0DUO) on the repeater or by phone at 473.4060.


New Antenna Is Installed!

Well, the day finally got here!  It took us almost a year to complete this project, but everything is installed in the new site.  We are currently running coverage tests to see what kind of difference our new antenna and feedline made.  Currently, we are still using our old repeater at the new site.  But stay tuned! We have more upgrades in store for this site!

Without support of the community, this project would not have been possible.  AECI would like to thank the following for making this happen:

  • Allen P. and Josephine Green Foundation
  • Griffin Foundation
  • KWWR/Country 96
  • Edmonston Foundation
  • Kingdom Telephone Internet Service
  • Lacrosse Lumber
  • Menard’s of Columbia
  • Sound Solutions
  • Butler Supply
  • Consolidated Electric
  • A&W Communications
AECI Tower Building
AECI Tower Building
Worker inside the tower
Worker inside the tower








ARES Informational Meeting

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend an ARES Informational meeting being hosted by AECI.  Guest speaker J.D. Simmons, Missouri’s District F Emergency Coordinator, will be here to give all Amateur Radio Operators a presentation on ARES.  For any Amateur interested in attending, the meeting will be held on Monday, September 28th, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the community room located in the basement of the Audrain County Courthouse.  For more information please e-mail Jeff Carlyle at  Hope to see everyone there!