AARC to Assist with the Carnation Parade

For the first time ever, the members of the Alliance ARC will be working the 2018 Carnation Festival Grand Parade.

The parade takes place on August 11th. Those working the parade will need to be on location and checked in with net control at 9:30 am. The parade will step off at 11am. Operators will be released as the end of the parade passes their position.

Primary communications will take place on the clubs 2 Meter repeater. Our 440 machine will serve as a backup and for overflow traffic. 147.510 simplex may be also employed if the need arises. So, please make sure before the 11th, that your radio is programmed for all club repeaters, as well as the club simplex frequency.

More information can be found by downloading the project overview, and maps. They can be found by clicking the links below.

For any questions, contact Ron, KE8HCY.

Parade overview – http://w8lky.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2018-Carnation-Parade-Overview.pdf

Parade Map with Checkpoints listed – http://w8lky.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2018-Parade-Map.pdf


[W8LKY] Here’s the Alliance ARC Newsletter

Hi everyone,
Here’s the latest issue of the Zero Beat; The newsletter of the Alliance ARC. You can read it at w8lky.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2018_08.pdf

*John Myers, KD8MQ*

[W8LKY] Club T-Shirts

As presented at the club meeting the other night by Ron, KE8HCY, we are able to purchase club T-Shirts. The following comes from Ron. (DE kd8mq)

We are now ready to proceed with placing an order for our NEW CLUB TEE SHIRTS. At July 11, 2018 club meeting, the club approved the club T-Shirts.

Two(2) types are available:

The first is the standard “Cotton” tee shirt with our new club logo which will be located on the left breast pocket area, the cost is $9.00.

The second type of Type of Tee Shirt is called ” DRI FITS” Tee Shirt, the cost will be $13. per shirt. This shirt will be similar to the tee shirts we wore during the Castle Run project last summer. The shirt is red with Black Lettering and colors with in the ARRL Logo.

Please email Ron Rittenhouse KE8HCY with your name, Quantity, size of tee shirt, type. A cut off date has been established of July 31,2018.

Send your payment to our club treasurer Tony Schillig KD8BBK (Alliance ARC, P.O. Box 3344, Alliance, OH 44601) for the total amount of your purchase.

The use of the ARRL logo has been approved by ARRL on July 12, 2018. You can view the new club logo at w8lky.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/AARC-Logo.jpg
*Ron, KE8HCY*

[W8LKY] minutes

Here are June’s minutes. Sorry they are so late. I won’t be at this month’s meeting as well, Trumbull County Fair will be keeping me busy.
June 13 AARC meeting
Sue Richardson Paul Richardson K2ASA Peter Luck N8IGZ Tom Steele KD8JRK Rex Simmons NX8G Heath Urban KE8KAV Howard Miller K8DXR Mrs. Miller John Myers KD8MQ Ben Davidson KDKMQ Bob WB8OVQ Jim N8PXW Jerry Wheeler KG8RN Frank Sanor WA8WHP Ted Armstrong K8TWA Andrew Magda AC8JR Charlie Theiss KE8EQI Linda Theiss Miriam Sanor Ron Rittenhose KE8HCY Dave Moreno KE8JLP Lorin Kleinhans KD8WVE Dwight Turner DK8YFV Dave KLeinhans KE8IYN Rick Graber WD8AYC Tomas St. George KC8ZEH
Meeting begins at 7p.m. at Silver Park for Picnic Opened with pledge Introductions followed along with this month’s birthdays Reports for repeater, 10 m. cw , 10m ssb, 2m fm and Homeland Security had nothing new to report, things about the same as last months reports. Classes are suspended for now Old Business: 501c3 has nothing new to add besides dropping off papers Ways and Means still working on possibilities with t shirts Field day-motion to allocate food monies for pizza at lunch $48.00 moved by DK8KMQ and 2nd by KD8JRK Still need GOTA coaches
New Business: 18 Aug. activate Camp Rodman for Carnation Days Plus home stations activations Hall of Fame is looking for help 15 Sep DX Engineering and K3LR visit coming up, more info to come
July 7 is our next breakfast and July 11 is our next meeting Our August meeting is our wacky key night, so start creating!
Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.
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[W8LKY] Two meter repeater testing

Hi everyone,
For the next few days we will be running the old two meter repeater as a test. It is currently running but without an ID. Apparently being unplugged for the last few months Was more than the memory back up battery Could take.
of course being able to run down to the corner drugstore for replacement would be just too easy. So I will have a replacement in a few days and then we should be able to program the ID back into it.
Currently were running on low power. Once the ID is programmed back into it, I will bump the power back up to 75 W were it was at OMO’s house
Please don’t quote the FCC rules and regulations to me. We’re doing this only as a short term test.
You shouldn’t need to make any changes to Your rigs programming. But while we’re running the old repeater we will not be using the PL on the input.
Thanks for your patience while we work put the bugs in the system.
John Myers, KD8MQ
kd8mq1@gmail.com 330-936-5021

[W8LKY] AARC Week ahead

Hi everyone,
Field Day is behind us and I should have the preliminary results ready for review at the July 11th meeting.
Here’s what we have coming up this week.
Tuesday – Sometime Tuesday, the 145.37 repeater wil be down for service. If you were listening to the last couple Thursday night nets, you understand why.
Thursday – Our net night. The schedule is as follows: 8PM – 10 Meter SSB net 28.400 +/- QRM 8:30PM – 10 Meter CW net 28.100 9PM – 2 Meter FM net 145.370 repeater (PL 110.9)
Saturday – Club Breakfast (NEW LOCATION THIS MONTH ONLY) 8:30AM Blue Fig Restaurant (2340 W. State St)
NOTE: There wil be no individual Special Event station for the Carnation Festival. I’l explain more at the July meeting. In the meantime, here is what we posted in QST, and on ARRL.org:
Jul 27-Aug 12, 0000Z-2359Z, W8LKY, Alliance, OH. Alliance Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 14.045 7.250 7.045. Certificate & QSL. Alliance Amateur Radio club, P.O. Box 3344, Alliance, OH 44601. W8LKY will be on the Air at various times during the special event window. We are celebrating Alliance as the birthplace of the Ohio State Flower; the Scarlet Carnation. Frequencies and modes other than those listed here may be used. QSL / Certificate info can be found on our website. www.w8lky.org
That’s it for this week.
*John Myers, KD8MQ*

[W8LKY] breakfast

Ron KE8HCY brought it to the clubs attention that FRANKS RESTAURANT will be closed next Saturday. In light of that, we have made alternate accommodations at the BLUE FIG in Alliance. The time remains at 0830.
Again. The club breakfast for JULY 7 will be at the BLUE FIG 2340 WEST STATE ST, ALLIANCE at 0830….
Thank you Ron for the heads up
May the DX be with you
Paul K2ASA

[W8LKY] Repeater issues

Hi everyone,
Be advised that the repeater will be off the air for a while on Tuesday (July 3rd) while we swap some hardware. I’m hoping for it to be off the air no more than a half hour at most.
With any luck, next weeks 2 Meter net will be much better than tonight’s was.
*John Myers, KD8MQ*

[W8LKY] Field Day – Final update

HI everyone,
We are getting down to the wire, so this will be my last update before Field Day.
First, THANK YOU to everyone who is working hard behind the scenes to ensure that we all have a great time this weekend. Saturday at 5 PM, we will be having a covered dish dinner. Heath, KE8KAV, and members of the Ohio Military reserve will be cooking. Chicken, hot dogs, and hamburgers are on the menu.
We’ll be bringing buns, plates, napkins, and forks/knives/spoons, etc. Lunch for the setup crew on Saturday is also covered. But, even with all the food, and equipment that is donated, Field Day is an expensive proposition for the club. For that reason, we are soliciting your donations. We will have a donation can on the food table. Please consider helping out if you are able.
Donations can also be given to (or mailed) to our treasurer, KD8BBK. Just make a note on your check that the money is for Field Day. You can also donate via Paypal. My Paypal address is tvguy07@gmail.com. I’ll be sure that any donations I receive make it to our treasurer.
Any money left over will be held over for Next year’s Field Day. Friday, we’ll be doing antenna setup at 6 PM. Saturday, at 8 AM join us for breakfast at the McDonalds on west State St. There will be plenty to do at the site on Saturday morning, so we’ll be there around 9 AM.
*Weather* – Yes, we have rain in the forecast. Plans are being made for enclosing the stations if need be. Please watch the weather, and dress accordingly. Lastly, none of us are getting younger. Know your limits, and take it easy. Don’t be afraid to ask for, or to offer help.
There’s more information in my previous e-mail. You can read it at w8lky.org/?p=2820#more-2820
*John Myers, KD8MQ*

[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