Alliance Amateur Radio Club
August 14, 2019 Meeting Minutes
The club is accepting donations to help offset the cost of the 2 meter repeater relocation. You can make checks payable to the Alliance Amateur Radio Club: Donation to the Repeater Fund. We are now officially a 501-C3 Non-profit Organization, which would make your donations possible for a tax write-off. We are currently working on the donation tax forms and will have them soon.
We are changing the location of AARC’s September Breakfast to Don Poncho’s Restaurant (2105 W. State St). We had originally schedule the location at Blue Fig It has been decided to eliminate them from any further use of their of their services. September 7th breakfast is now schedule for Don Poncho’s at 8:30am, come on out and share some good food and fellowship!
It may be a bit early, but we wanted to make sure this year's Christmas Dinner was a good event. We will have our Christmas and Awards Dinner on Wednesday December 4th at 6PM First Christian Church, 1141 West Beech Street in Alliance. All paid reservations will need to be in on November 13th at our November AARC Meeting, their will be no at the door of the evening purchases. The menu has not be finalized yet, but as soon as we have it we will pass it along to you. I promise you the meal will be excellent and served promptly. The entertainment will feature a vocal group from Alliance High School. The cost of the event will be posted as we move forward towards the event. Awards and Honor's for 2019 will include: AARC'S Ham of the Year and Certificates of Service for 2019. Please add this to your Holiday Calendar for 2019, We welcome and look forward to seeing you and your wife or for the single guys, significant other and visa versa for our Lady members. Dress will be business casual.
President AARC W8LKY
Just a reminder that our pr-meeting dinner is tonight August 14th at the Blue Fig 5:30PM and the restaurant is located at 2340 West State Street in Alliance. When you enter the front door, their is a small dinning room just to the left as you enter through the entrance door. Dwight Turner (KD8YFV is presenting tonight's program on Antennas. See you at the meeting.
Wow what a beautiful day it was to have a parade. The 2019 Greater Carnation Festival concluded a few minutes ago with a barrage of Fireworks. Over all, the Carnation Festival Grand Parade project was a success. We had a few glitches, but once we switch to plan B and went to the Home Land Security net, we were in business. We did a parade flow report and the details are simple, the parade kicked off at 11:03AM Fernwood and State and concluded a 1:25PM as the last unit was exiting off the parade route at Broadway and S. Union for dispersal. I don't know if you knew, but we did have contact with Officer Aaron Perkins(K3AHP) day shift supervisor of APD throughout the day. Frank WA8WHP our net control operator gave a AARC pamphlet to the WDPN 1310AM broadcast team doing the parade live and we got some great PR for the Club. We have include some time on the August 14th meeting to discuss this year's parade project, bring your notes if you participated.
I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank all the club members who will be part of our communications team for the Carnation Festival Grand Parade Saturday morning August 10th. In addition to our club members, we have Karen Andrews (N8HUC) from PCARS and Doug Reynolds (KI4RHU) of the Canton Amateur Radio Club working on our team, many thanks to them for joining us. If in the event you are just attending the parade with family, do not forget we are using the 440 repeater and just listen in. We are manning thirteen (13) post along the parade route. Frank WA8WHP will serve as net control and he will be located near the intersection of West State and Fernwood and he will have access to parade officials as the need arises.
ARRC’s August breakfast will be this Saturday August 3rd at 8:30AM Don Poncho’s Restaurant located at 2105 West State Street in Alliance. All members and families, guests are welcome, Area Ham Operators are also welcome to attend. Great fellowship and good food
I received this from Hal, KE8II. He has some Ham Radiio equipment coming up in this weekends garage sale in Sebring. Sorry for the latre posting of this.
Garage sale Aug 1, 2 & 3 9am to 5pm or phone or stop by after sale
HAL KELLEY KE8II 330-938-9135
505 W Ohio Ave, Sebring (Brown House Corner 19th St. & Ohio Ave)
-2 Meter 4-Element Quad Antenna $25
-Jaybeam MBM 88 Element 70cm Antenna (420-450 MHz) $50
-Hustler 5-BTV HF trap vert. Antenna 10/15/20/40/75(new $180) $50
-Hustler HF Mobile Antenna (no base) w/resonators — RM-10s, RM-15S, RM-20S, RM-40 (approx. new price $120) $50
-Kenwood TS-440S-AT HF Transceiver 10-160 meters (not sure if antenna tuner works)
With Kenwood PS30 regulated Power Supply $250
-CDE CD-45 II/44 Rotor Controller $50
-CDE CD-45 II Hardware Set – unused – new $25 $10
-CDE TR-4 Rotor $25
-Several – Alliance U-100 Rotor Controller's plus a few older models 2 for $15
-1-Alliance Rotor Controller solid state
-A large quantity of antenna cable
It is with sadness, that I share with you the passing of Joe Sukosd Jr's (KD8RFX) mother Arnita Sukosd, she passed away on July 23rd here in Alliance. Mrs. Sukosd was 87 and leaves behind her grown children: Kathy, Joseph Jr., Mary and Ken and grand and great grandchildren. Arnita was the daughter of my late Stepmother Orpha Garra and was married to my late father James Rittenhouse Sr. I am sure Joe Jr., would appreciate a card of condolence, his address is 800 W. Main Street, Alliance, Ohio 44601.
In Memory of Arnita Sukosd,
Ron Rittenhouse (KE8HCY)