Alliance ARC DX Contest Ends March 31st

Well, how did you do? Back in October, we began the 2nd Annual Alliance ARC DX Contest.

Just send me an ADI file containing all your contacts for the period from October 1st, 2015, through March 31st, 2016.
You don't need to sort, or separate your contacts. My logger will do all that. sorry, Paper logs will not be accepted! 

Just send your log file to kd8mq1@gmail.com

Logs will be judged according to ARRL DXCC Countries list, and scored electronically using N3FJP AC Log.  

The recipient of the AARC DX award #1 was Rex, NX8G. Who will be the winner for AARC DX award #2?
 

March Club Meeting To Demonstrate 3D Printers

At the March meeting of the Alliance ARC, we’ll have a special guest. Tom Hammond will demonstrate 3D printers. This is a “Do Not Miss” meeting!uawcThe Alliance Amateur Radio Club meets in the Cafe Conference room at the Alliance Community hospital. You are also welcome to join us for dinner that night at 5:15 (NOTE NEW TIME) at Frank’s Alliance Family restaurant, 428 E. State St, Alliance.

Ohio QSO Party Results Are Posted

The OHQP results were released recently. The Alliance ARC travelled to Sevakeen Lake in order to activate Columbiana County.

This years OHQP log shows 334 entries in the Ohio QSO Party, with 128 of them being from Ohio. 86 of the states 88 counties were activated overall (84 CW / 83 SSB).

There seems to be a large increase in activity reported over the previous years numbers.

The AARC placed 17th in the Ohio Multi-op class. The following operators appeared in the log: NX8G, K8OMO, W8DEA, KD8ZEZ, & N8WD.

Alliance ARC Participates In Winter Field Day

On the final weekend in January, a small number of club members participated in Winter Field Day from the Sebring campgrounds.

We made 121 contacts; mostly in the eastern half of North america.
Here are a few pictures.

Some problems with an errant potato gun prevented the G5RV from being used, so the entire weekend appears to have been worked with a pair of buddipoles.
While I wasn’t participating, I was listening over the weekend, and the activity level seemed much higher than last year.

The potato gun will be thrashed within an inch of it’s miserable life once I get my hands on it. :-) DE KD8MQ

Alliance ARC License Classes Are Underway

The Alliance Amateur Radio Club began licensing classes on January 12th to assist those who are interesting in getting their Amateur Radio license. There are three classes of Amateur Radio licenses in the US; Technician, General, and Extra.

Licensing classes for the Technician license are held on Tuesday evenings until March 22nd, at the Red Cross Training Room, which is located at the corner of Arch Ave, and Broadway, in Alliance. The address is 234 S. Arch Ave.

The classes are followed by a VE session on March 29th.

For more information, or questions please contace wa8whp@gmail.com.

AARC members, I need your QSL cards!

In moving forward with the new website, I need either a digital or physical copy of QSL cards for club members.

Scanned copies can be sent to me electronically at b_davis@dp9x.com

Physical cards can be delivered to either John Myers or myself in person, or mailed to Benjamin Davis, 4561 Anderson Ave. Homeworth, Ohio 44634.