HT To Be Raffled Off at March Meeting

HT To Be Raffled Off at March Meeting

Here’s another reason to attend the March meeting of the Alliance ARC. A Yaesu FT-252 5W HT has been donated to the club by Herb, KD8YPE. It  will be raffled off at Wednesday night’s meeting!

January & February Minutes Are Posted

The minutes of the January & February meetings are now posted on the Minutes page. Feel free to check them out.

2015 Skywarn Spotter Training

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(The following comes from Terry, N8ATZ, our stark County EC concerning the 2015 Skywarn spotter training.)
The Stark County EMA And Stark County Amateur Radio Emergency Service Present 2015 Skywarn Spotter Training
This year’s training will be held on Monday, March 23rd and again on Thursday, March 26th at the Stark County EMA Office located at 4500 Atlantic Blvd (Lower Level), Canton, OH 44705.
Training will begin at 6:30 PM and will consist of a webinar by National Weather Service trainers.
There is room for 25 persons at each training session. All are welcome to attend including Amateur Radio Operators, Public Safety, School & Hospital Staff and the General Public.
Pre-Registration is required to insure seating is available for all participants. Ham Radio Operators should contact Terry Russ, N8ATZ at (330) 837 – 3091 or email to to register for the training. All others should contact the Stark County EMA Office at (330) 451–3900 or email to The training will last approximately 2 hours with one break.This year’s training will again discuss what severe weather is; identifying potentially serious weather patterns; and reporting this information to the Cleveland NWS office.

ARRL Field Day 2015 Field Day Packet Now Online

The complete 2015 ARRL Field Day packet is now online. There are no rule changes for 2015. Field Day 2015 takes place June 27-28.

The full story can be found at

Goodbye Zero Beat

Our clubs monthly newsletter, the Zero Beat has ceased publication after the February, 2015 issue. Any Alliance ARC member who would like to take over as editor is welcome to do so. Contact John, KD8MQ for details.

The weekly newsletter, the Monday Morning Message will fill in in conjunction with this website to help keep you informed of upcoming events.

To be added to the Monday Morning Message E-Mail distribution list, please e-mail John, KD8MQ

PARF Announces 2015 Dayton Bus Trip

We are pleased to announce that PARF (Pioneer Amateur Radio Fellowship, Inc.) is once again chartering a bus to the Dayton Hamvention for Saturday, May 16th.  Attached you will find fliers and applications (in 2 formats) with all the details.  We are pleased that the cost has remained the same as last year.
Please note:  April 15th is the deadline for the “Early Bird” discount, but don’t wait.  Last year we were at 92% capacity.  Several folks who couldn’t make it then indicated they would be riding this year!  Seats are available on a first come, first serve basis.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give me a call at 330-745-5115.
Joy Spencer-DeZordo, KA8TDF


2015 Dayton Application (Word)
2015 Dayton Application (PDF)
2015 Dayton Flyer (Word)
2015 Dayton Flyer (PDF)

AARC Winter Field Day

This year, for the first time, the AARC sponsored a team for the SPAR Winter Field Day. You may be wondering “What is Winter Field Day, and how does it differ from ARRL Field Day“?

Well, of course, it’s held in the winter. The rules are a bit different, using the temperature as part of the exchange. Other than that, It’s a great opportunity for a social event, just like it’s counterpart in June.

Field Day is considered to be emergency preparation, right? So .  .  .  .  What happens not if, but rather when we have an emergency that requires to get on the air in the dead of winter?
Well, we can prepare for that. . Of course besides, putting a signal on the air, we have to be fed, so we had a carry in dinner as part of our operation.

We made over 200 contacts, using SSB, FM, and CW. Bands were activated from 80-10 & 2 Meters. All told, I think it’s fair to say that everyone had a good time.

Here’s some pictures of our event.

Alliance 440 Repeater is Back!

It’s with great pride, and relief that we can report that the Alliance 440 Repeater is back on the air.

Previously located at the Two Meter Repeater site, it was moved to the KD8MQ QTH. It took some time for your editor to get things in readiness, but the tower went up right on schedule, thanks to a lot of help from friends.

The tower was raised all in one piece, with the antenna & Feedline attached, using a bucket Lift.

Thanks to everyone who came out to help. This could not have happened without a lot of teamwork.

The repeater is on 442.350 (+) with no PL. Watch for more info coming soon.

Club Two Meter Repeater To Get New Antenna, and Amplifier

tower At the recent meeting of the Alliance ARC, it was voted to purchase
a new antenna, and amplifier for the 145.370 machine. This should
restore it to normal operation.

We are currently operating on a backup antenna, and feedline.
This works, but at reduced range.

Here’s the August Issue Of The Zero Beat

Here’s the August issue of the Zero Beat.

There’s a lot of good info in this months issue.

Download it here


John, KD8MQ

Editor, Zero Beat,

Alliance ARC