[w8lky] Two Meter Repeater Update

Hi everyone,
Over the weekend, we completed Phase one of the move to the new Two Meter Repeater site. Due to the cost involved, this MUST be done in phases.
We have the following to thank for their hard work yesterday:
Ben, KD8KMQ, Tony, KD8BBK, Carl, K7CE, Bob, WB8OVQ.
Pictures have been posted to the club Facebook page.

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More Information on Ham Radio In Alliance

The following was received from Ken, W8EK in response to our monthly minutes:

I would just like to add to the comments from Doug Wehner, who I 
remember as K8DEP.

I also was first licensed in 1962, but a bit later than Doug and the 
others he mentions.  I became WN8ETX in July 1962, which was soon 
changed to WA8ETX.
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Saturday’s Repeater Work.

 As much as I appreciate everybody wanting to help and be out there at the site on Saturday,  we’re purposely keeping the attendance low.
Please,  Only the people who are actively involved in the installation should be there. Those who are involved in the installation already know who they are.
We have a couple of problems  that keep us from inviting a large group. The major one is lack of parking for multiple cars.
Thanks for your understanding, and keep listening on Saturday morning as we bring the repeater back online.

April Meeting Minutes

Alliance Amateur Radio Club

April 10, 2019 Meeting Minutes

1) The yearly membership renewals were due by March 31. You need to pay your dues for this fiscal year to continue to be a current member in good standing. $15 Sustaining, $10 Full, $5 Associate, $1 Family. You can download the form from the club website (w8lky.org) and mail it in to the club P.O. Box listed at the top of the form, or you can attend the next meeting and fill out the form there, and pay your money. The club secretary will have renewal forms for your use.

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2 meter repeater will be down on Saturday

Hi everyone,
the club 2 m (5.37) repeater will be off the air from around 7 AM until noon or so on this coming Saturday.
 We are moving the repeater out to the new site, and hooking it up with a temporary antenna.
 This should definitely give an improvement over the current location.
John, Kd8mq

New Repeater Site

A small group met out at the new 2 Meter repeater site this afternoon meet with the owner and get access to the site.

The site sports a 300’tower, and is climate controlled. 
The preliminary plans are to get onto the tower at the 250’ level, which should give excellent coverage for the entire area. This puts us at just shy of the 1500’ ASL mark.

The goal is to be up and operational on the new tower by Field Day.

The tower is a couple miles west of Alliance, on State St.



         Good afternoon everyone. Let me be one of the first to congratulate our new vice president of AARC Douglas Matthews! Doug brings a wealth of knowledge to our club and to this year’s group of officers of AARC We got a lot accomplished last night at our April 10th meeting at AultmanAlliance Community Hospital. We finally have by all indications a new site for the two(2 meter repeater. John KD8MQ has been working on this for some time and many thanks to John KD8MQ for all his hard work on this project. The details on the new Two (2) site will be in the April minutes of the meeting which will be posted later in the month. Due to space constraints, I will not go into the other areas that were addressed last night, but you can catch up on those areas of activity when the minutes are posted on the website. Remember our nets on Thursday night and Tuesday night 

2019 National Robotics Challenge at Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Reposted from the Marion Amateur Radio Club Facebook page

The Marion Amateur Radio Club of Marion Ohio, will be operating a Special Event station at the 2019 National Robotics Challenge at Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Marion County Fairgrounds. We will be operating on HF ( SSB Phone, PSK31, FT8, and CW) and on DMR (Talk groups 313964- Marion, Ohio Local, 3139- Ohio Statewide, TAC 310, or Brandmeister 91- Worldwide) under our club callsign W8GVB on Thursday April 11th, Friday April 12th, and Saturday April 13th at varying times. It was kind of a short notice idea so we aren’t sure if the ARRL will get it listed in time but were going to give it a shot anyways. If you hear our station on the air, give us a shout as we will be ushering youth into our station and display to operate under local control to make contacts across the world and experience our hobby. The Marion Amateur Radio Club and Marion County Ohio Amateur Radio Emergency Services has been volunteering our time for the past several years to staff this event and this year we have decided to promote and demonstrate our hobby to hundreds of technically minded youth from all over the world that attend this event. We hope to hear you and let’s have some fun on the air!!!! 73’s and GL de W8GVB

The Week Ahead (Mar 31)

I thought I’d share some upcoming items with you.

AARC DX Challenge – First of all, The AARC DX Challenge ends at 0000Z. If you want to participate, send me your log in ADI format. You just need to send me the log covering the dates from Oct 1 – Mar 31. You do not need to separate the DX & domestic contacts; the software will do that for us. More information can be found at http://w8lky.org/?page_id=2548

Homeland Security Net – Next, Tuesday night is the Homeland Security net. The HSN meets each Tuesday at 7PM on 147.51 FM Simplex. All are welcome to join in and learn about FM simplex operation.

Net Night – Thursday is Net Night. More information can be found at w8lky.org. The schedule is as follows”

– 8:00PM Ten Meter SSB Net (28.420 MHz)

– 8:30PM Ten Meter CW Net (28.100 MHz)

– 9:00PM Two Meter FM Net (145.37 MHz)

Club Breakfast – Saturday, this month’s club breakfast is scheduled for 8:30 at Blue Fig restaurant (2340 W State St). Come on out. No meeting, no agenda, just good food & good fellowship. All are welcome.

April Meeting – Our monthly meeting comes up on the 10th. Tony, KD8BBK and I have something different Cooked up. You’ll hear more as the time approaches.

And that’s it.

73 All,

DE John, KD8MQ


   I just noticed a very interesting posting called Hams for Christ (www.HamsforChrist.com). I thought I would pass on some general information about this website. They operate on frequency 7263 KHz Monday through Saturday starting 4:30 Eastern and 3:30 Central. Check in time is 15 minutes before starts and all are welcome.
Ron Rittenhouse, KE8HCY