[W8LKY] Field Day update #1

HI everyone,
Next weekend is Field Day; the busiest Ham weekend of the year. Here’s an update on what we have planned.
We’ve been planning ahead, and at this time, I’m planning for no Oops’ this weekend.
We will be at Marlington Middle School, 10325 Moulin Ave. We have the Herbert Pavilion, and adjacent area.
The rest of the invites go out today, and I have a City councilman on speed dial. Our press release was in Yesterday’s issue of the Alliance Review. I have been informed that due to staff cuts, getting a reporter out to the site will not be possible. Maybe a photographer will show up.
Just in case, please everyone take lots of pictures, and get them to me ASAP after the weekend. I’ll post them all on the club website, and pick a few to forward to the paper. So again, get lots of pictures of people having fun with Ham Radio! Read more

[W8LKY] Field Day Need List

Hi everyone,
Here’s some stuff we still need for Field day.
-a Satellite op -A GOTA Coach.(Cliff, KE8FSZ, will be the GOTA callsign)
-two more generators.
-Another shelter for one station
—- Dinner on the 23rd will be Chicken, and whatever we all bring. I’m bringing a couple dozen hamburgers, hot dogs & buns.
This is just a basic list. I’ll post more in about a week. All bases are covered.
Thanks to all who have agreed to help. You don’t know how much it is appreciated.
*John Myers, KD8MQ*
kd8mq1@gmail.com
330-936-5021

[W8LKY] AARC Week Ahead – Correction

Hi everyone,
Sorry about that. I flubbed the date for the picnic. It is on Wednesday; NOT TUESDAY!
We have a couple of busy weeks ahead. First, the Homeland Security net is Tuesday evening at 7PM on 147.51.
Then on Wednesday, we have our annual Pre-Field Day picnic. We will not be meeting at Franks, or at the Hospital this month!
Instead, we will be meeting at the log cabin at Silver park. I’ll be cooking hot dogs & hamburgers. We ask that everyone bring a covered dish, or desert to share.
We have plates, utensils, and condiments. We’ll be serving around 6PM.
There will still be a club meeting at 7:30 at the cabin.
See you then!
*John Myers, KD8MQ*

[W8LKY] AARC Week ahead

Hi everyone,
We have a couple of busy weeks ahead. First, the Homeland Security net is Tuesday evening at 7PM on 147.51.
Then on Tuesday, we have our annual Pre-Field Day picnic. We will not be meeting at Franks, or at the Hospital this month!
Instead, we will be meeting at the log cabin at Silver park. I’ll be cooking hot dogs & hamburgers. We ask that everyone bring a covered dish, or desert to share.
We have plates, utensils, and condiments. We’ll be serving around 6PM.
There will still be a club meeting at 7:30 at the cabin.
See you then!
*John Myers, KD8MQ*
kd8mq1@gmail.com
330-936-5021

[W8LKY] Volunteers needed for the HOF Grand Parade (August 4th)

The following was received by Frank, WA8WHP from Wade, WD8MIU. In case you aren’t aware, Ham Radio has a long tradition of assisting with the Football HOF Enshrinement Festival Grand Parade. Volunteers aren’t from any one group, but rather from all over. Hope you can help out. —————————- ​ Monday 5-28-18

HOF Grand Parade Ham Radio Volunteers,
Looking for Returning HOF Grand Parade Volunteers and Anyone else who would like to Help this Year Sat. Aug. 4th 6:00 AM until around 12:00 Noon all depending where your work Block is Located. Read more

[W8LKY] Here’s the June “Not A Newsletter”

Hi everyone,
Here’s another “Not-A-Newsletter”. We’ve been hitting antique shops in Southern Ohio this weekend gathering woodworking ideas. By the Way, I thought Ham Radio was expensive until I saw the price of woodworking tools!
Anyway, no time for a newsletter this time around, so here’a a couple items of note for the upcoming week.
Tuesday, the Homeland Security Net will happen at 7 PM on 147.510.
Then Saturday is our monthly breakfast at Frank’s Alliance Family Restaurant. 8:30 AM.
This weekend is the Butler Hamfest. Remember that it is a 2 day show this year. I may be setting up on Sunday only. I had planned for 2 days, but since no overnight camping is allowed, on day is the best I can do. If I do not set up at Butler, then I’ll plan for another upcoming show.
And that’s it for this months Not-A-Newsletter.
73 All,
*John Myers, KD8MQ*
kd8mq1@gmail.com
330-936-5021

[W8LKY] Alliance ARC Fox Hunt is this Wednesday

HI everyone,
Sorry for the late start, but the first Alliance fox hunt of the year is this Wednesday. The starting point will be the usual hospital parking lot at the corner of Hartshorn & Union, in Alliance.
We’ll be starting at 7:00PM, and retiring to Sheetz afterwards for snacks, and swapping of stories. If you’ve never hunted before, stop by to learn more about this hobby. There might be room for riders.
Or you can meet us at Sheetz for snacks around 7:30- or 8:00.
If anyone would like to volunteer to hide the fox, please contact me, and I’ll fill you in on what’s required.
See you on Wednesday
*John Myers, KD8MQ*
kd8mq1@gmail.com
330-936-5021

[W8LKY] corrected minutes

Hey Guys, sorry I typo’d David Kleinhans’, and David Moreno’s call signs. I have corrected them below: AARC May 9th 2018
WB8OVQ Bob Warner KD8MQ John Meyer KD8KMQ Ben Davis AC8JR Andy Magda KD8RN Jerry Wheeler KE8EQI Charlie Theiss Mark Lee, Ohio Military Reserve KD8YFV Dwight Turner NX8G Rex Simmons N8WD Bryan Webler N8IGZ Peter Lucke WD8AYC Rick Graber Fran Lones KE8HCY Ron Rittenhouse WA8WHP Frank Sanor Miriam Sanor KD8BBK Tony Schillig KE8IYN David Kleinhans KE8JLP David Moreno Heath Urban K2ASA Paul Richardson KD8RFZ Mary Maendel
Meeting started at 7:30p.m. Minutes were accepted as posted Treasures report : liability insurance paid up, fees taken care for attorney 3351.75 in account Chairman reports: Repeater committee, last week Sheri handed over the old repeaters and duplexes, they will be swapping our duplexors into our system. The repeater will be off the air, we are going up to DX Engineering to buy supplies needed to hook everything up. Then we will begin looking for housing for whole system. Since the repeater is analogue/digital, there is a pause so you need to pause when you press to talk, there is a 2 or 3 second delay CW report, normal 3 check ins. 40 meter, nothing new 10 meter side band, doing well. Eric has tweeked the echo link and it is set for a certain time accounting for time out. Not much to report Home Land Security, had 7 check ins Old business: Still working on 501c3, we have things to sign tonight. Then we turn it over to state. Then wait for them to respond By Laws: Most recent by laws were posted, we can vote on the changes. Motion made to accept the changes in the by laws KD8MQ moved , KD8YFV 2nded , motion passed Field Day information: 4th full weekend in June (23rd and 24th). Plotted out layout for stations at the sight. Logistics are looking smoother for this year’s event. The biggest desire from KD8MQ is to allocate duties for the bonus point options so he doesn’t have to do them all. Still need a volunteer for a GOTA (get on the air) coach at that station to answer questions and help them along. As for food at the event: The Ohio Reserve is offering to cook the foods while Heath is offering to purchase the chicken with club funds. He has a good contact. This is for dinner. Lunch is going to be pizza and subway or some such. Dinner is at 6 p.m. We also ask members to bring a covered dish for sides and desserts. We are going to go with the leg quarters, 2-40lbs boxes. We can also get pizzas from Pizza Oven with a discount via Heath. Will finalize details next month’s meeting which is the club summer picnic at Silver Park. We delivered gift certificates to Sheri as a thank you for housing the repeater all these years. Last month we talked about a ways and means committee, Ron KE8HCY is looking into finer details, we could sell pizza certificates or have our own ham fest next year. Possibly a tail gate fest. Lots of ideas are floating around. Andy AC8JR and Tony KD8BBK are being asked to join Ron to form the committee and come back with suggestions. New Business: Donations from N8AUH, Dave Kersten who is getting out of radio. John has a list, nothing is tested yet. Some of the stuff will be going to Butler for their fest. A list of equipment was passed around. N8ATC is doing an airport drill next Tuesday to man the hospital here in Alliance from 4p.m. to 8 p.m. they need to give information sooner than later to arrange badges and such. Just 1 operator is needed. Frank, WA8WHP has volunteered. Next month, June 2 is breakfast, June 13th is group picnic at the Log Cabin in Silver Park instead of formal meeting from 5-10, set up and tear down within the 5 hour window. Meats will be provided, please bring sides and desserts. Motion made to adjourn by WA8WHP and AC8JR seconded, meeting adjourned at 8:25p.m. Mark Lee from Ohio Military Reserve is presenting what his group does and how we can join forces to work together.
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[W8LKY] The 2 Meter repeater is back on line

The repeater is now operating with our own duplexers. I also installed a new set of cables between the duplexers to the repeater. No changes were made in the programming. the repeater is at 145.370 (110.9)
*John Myers, KD8MQ*
kd8mq1@gmail.com
330-936-5021

[W8LKY] May’s Minutes

AARC May 9th 2018
WB8OVQ Bob Warner KD8MQ John Meyer KD8KMQ Ben Davis AC8JR Andy Magda KD8RN Jerry Wheeler KE8EQI Charlie Theiss Mark Lee, Ohio Military Reserve KD8YFV Dwight Turner NX8G Rex Simmons N8WD Bryan Webler N8IGZ Peter Lucke WD8AYC Rick Graber Fran Lones KE8HCY Ron Rittenhouse WA8WHP Frank Sanor Miriam Sanor KD8BBK Tony SchilligA DE8IYN David Klemhans KD8JLP David Moreno Heath Urban K2ASA Paul Richardson KD8RFZ Mary Maendel
Meeting started at 7:30p.m. Minutes were accepted as posted Treasures report : liability insurance paid up, fees taken care for attorney xxxx.xx in account Chairman reports: Repeater committee, last week Sheri handed over the old repeaters and duplexes, they will be swapping our duplexors into our system. The repeater will be off the air, we are going up to DX Engineering to buy supplies needed to hook everything up. Then we will begin looking for housing for whole system. Since the repeater is analogue/digital, there is a pause so you need to pause when you press to talk, there is a 2 or 3 second delay CW report, normal 3 check ins. 40 meter, nothing new 10 meter side band, doing well. Eric has tweeked the echo link and it is set for a certain time accounting for time out. Not much to report Home Land Security, had 7 check ins Old business: Still working on 501c3, we have things to sign tonight. Then we turn it over to state. Then wait for them to respond By Laws: Most recent by laws were posted, we can vote on the changes. Motion made to accept the changes in the by laws KD8MQ moved , KD8YFV 2nded , motion passed Field Day information: 4th full weekend in June (23rd and 24th). Plotted out layout for stations at the sight. Logistics are looking smoother for this year’s event. The biggest desire from KD8MQ is to allocate duties for the bonus point options so he doesn’t have to do them all. Still need a volunteer for a GOTA (get on the air) coach at that station to answer questions and help them along. As for food at the event: The Ohio Reserve is offering to cook the foods while Heath is offering to purchase the chicken with club funds. He has a good contact. This is for dinner. Lunch is going to be pizza and subway or some such. Dinner is at 6 p.m. We also ask members to bring a covered dish for sides and desserts. We are going to go with the leg quarters, 2-40lbs boxes. We can also get pizzas from Pizza Oven with a discount via Heath. Will finalize details next month’s meeting which is the club summer picnic at Silver Park. We delivered gift certificates to Sheri as a thank you for housing the repeater all these years. Last month we talked about a ways and means committee, Ron KE8HCY is looking into finer details, we could sell pizza certificates or have our own ham fest next year. Possibly a tail gate fest. Lots of ideas are floating around. Andy AC8JR and Tony KD8BBK are being asked to join Ron to form the committee and come back with suggestions. New Business: Donations from N8AUH, Dave Kersten who is getting out of radio. John has a list, nothing is tested yet. Some of the stuff will be going to Butler for their fest. A list of equipment was passed around. N8ATC is doing an airport drill next Tuesday to man the hospital here in Alliance from 4p.m. to 8 p.m. they need to give information sooner than later to arrange badges and such. Just 1 operator is needed. Frank, WA8WHP has volunteered. Next month, June 2 is breakfast, June 13th is group picnic at the Log Cabin in Silver Park instead of formal meeting from 5-10, set up and tear down within the 5 hour window. Meats will be provided, please bring sides and desserts. Motion made to adjourn by WA8WHP and AC8JR seconded, meeting adjourned at 8:25p.m. Mark Lee from Ohio Military Reserve is presenting what his group does and how we can join forces to work together.
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