[w8lky] AARC Christmas Party is Saturday Night

I just wanted to remind everyone that our 2018 AARC Christmas party is on Saturady, December 8th starting at 6pm at Frank's Alliance Family Restaurant (428 East State Street) in Alliance. 

All are welcome; you do not have to be a club member to attend.

No reservations necessary, we will be ordering off the menu. 

We will dine, share in fellowship and honor those members for their service to the club and the community of Alliance in 2018. I was in a QSO with the north pole and we just might have a special visitor. Hope to see one and all!!
Ron KE8HCY  

[w8lky] Amateur radio club donates $625 to toy drive

The following appeared in today's issue of the Alliance Review.
Many thanks to ALL of you for your support for this annual project. 

[w8lky] Free radio tower

Recieved this via e-mail


Hi there – I have inherited property that belonged to my father (AC8B)and part of that inheritance is a ROHN 45 radio tower (75-100ft tall)  that the purchaser of the home would like removed.  We are offering the tower free to anyone who can remove it before Jan 7. It is in Lodi OH.  I can be reached via email or phone 773-791-2015.

John Myers, KD8MQ


Good afternoon: Well, just like everything else some times you press the wrong key when your trying to send a message and that is what happen to me in my previous email.

                              MOVING FORWARD
      I just want to remind everyone that we will be starting up Classes for New Amateur Radio Operators in January 2019. Frank WA8WHP is currently putting together a list of interested persons to start their journey in Amateur Radio. He could use your help in recruitment of interested people for Amateur Radio, I just ran into a man at church, he told me he has a radio but does not have a license. I am trying to get him to come to our classes so he can  take the Technician License test and then, we will get him on the Air. We will need some of you to help Frank WA8WHP present the classes, I did last time and I plan on helping him again with the class starting in January 2019.

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[w8lky] AARC Breakfast is tomorrow

Hi everyone,

I’d like to take the opportunity to send out the final test of the new reflector. As features are energized, you will see why I feel  that groups.io is superior to both qth.net, and Yahoo.com.
Anyway, I’d like to remind you of the monthly club breakfast tomorrow morning.
It’s 8:30am at Franks Alliance Family Restaurant (428 E. State St, Alliance).
I hope you can make it.
John, KD8MQ

[W8LKY] Mailing list news – PLEASE READ THIS!

Hi everyone,
We’ve been working to correct the issue which causes some e-mails (most notably, the minutes) to the club reflector to be displayed as a jumbled mess.

This looks bad, and posts to the website the same way. Since this then needs to be repaired, it causes more work for both your secretary, and myself. So, we found a fix that will ensure proper formatting of all future e-mails. We are leaving qth.net. Read more

November meeting minutes

Alliance Amateur Radio Club
November 14, 2018 Meeting Minutes
Meeting called to order by: President Ron Rittenhouse (KE8HCY)Devotion led by: Frank Sanor (WA8WHP)Pledge of Allegiance led by: Ben Davis (KE8KMQ) Read more

November meeting fundraiser update

Don’t forget that Wednesday night is the big drawing at the November Alliance ARC meeting. We have tons of great prizes.

There’s a Yaesu FT-4X Dual bander

several HF antennas made by Tony, KD8BBK.

A kit of various connectors of use to any Ham

Dual Band Open Stub J-Poles made by yours truly

And much more!

We have T-shirts, DX Engineering Key Pads, and who knows what else.

This is to benefit the Alliance Fire Department toy drive. All money raised will stay in our community to assist children who might not otherwise have a Christmas.

The night begins at 7:30 PM at the Alliance Community Hospital (200 E. State St.). We meet in the cafeteria conference room. The drawing begins right after the club meeting.

Also, at 5:45 we get together for dinner before the meeting at Frank’s Alliance Family Restaurant (428 E. State St). All are welcome to attend the meeting, and/or dinner.

If you can’t make it to the meeting, you can still donate via mail. Send your check to AARC, P.O. Box 3344, Alliance, OH 44601. Or, you can donate via Paypal (tvguy07@gmail.com).

Again, the club meeting is on the 14th at 7:30PM. It will be at the Alliance Community Hospital, Cafeteria Conference Room. John Myers, KD8MQ kd8mq1@gmail.com

[W8LKY] Raffle update

I received word today that the newest item in the club raffle on the 14th is a Yaesu FT-4XR. It’s a dual-band 5W HT. You can learn more about it by clicking the link in this post.
Also, I heard from Tony, KD8BBK that he’s making a 10-80 G5RV. This is in addition to the stuff that he’s already built. If you aren’t familiar, I’ll clue you in . Tony does great work. These antennas are what I consider to be commercial quality.
It was donated anonymously. So bring your friends, this isn’t just for club members.
Again, this is to benefit the toy drive that the Alliance Fire Department does with the Salvation Army.
The big winners are all the kids that are helped because of this program.
If you can’t make it to the meeting, you can donate via mail. Send your check to AARC, P.O. Box 3344, Alliance, OH 44601.
You can also donate via Paypal (tvguy07@gmail.com).
Again, the club meeting is on the 14th at 7:30PM. It will be at the Alliance Community Hospital, Cafeteria Conference Room.
John Myers, KD8MQ

[W8LKY] ham of the year,

There remains Many members who have not nominated anyone for Ham of the year. I would like to see all paid members make a nomination.
I would like to have all nominations back to me before November 8. This would give me 4 weeks to order and take delivery of the HAM OF THE YEAR plaque.
This will be presented on December 8 at our yearly Christmas get together. Please send your nominations to me at k2asa@neo.rr.com <mailto:k2asa@neo.rr.com> May the DX be with you DE K2ASA

  • Alliance Amateur Radio Club

    P.O. Box 3344
    Alliance, OH 44601

    E-mail: w8lky@w8lky.org