We just received a gift certificate for a 6″ LED Desk sign (Your choice of style). It will be in tomorrow nights drawing at the Alliance ARC Meeting
Funds raised will benefit the Alliance Fire Department’s annual Toy Drive.
The drawing will be on November 8th at 7:30pm in the cafe conference room at the Alliance Community Hospital.
Good morning HAMS,
November 4 is the next club breakfast at Franks restaurant in Alliance at
0830. See you there? Our next meeting is a big one. Everyone come to buy a
raffle ticket or A BUNCH OF TICKETS. All money goes to the Alliance fire
dept. For the toys for kids drive. It is a great thing to do for the
community and a really nice chance to win something cool for your shack.
Everything to be raffled off has been donated, so anything may show up. We
have antennas, HT radios ,gift certificates tools and accessories.
YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO BUY YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS AND YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO
WIN. ( however, a proxy can attend for you)
You need not be a member to participate.
Please come and spend generously, all for a great cause and a chance to win
Drawings will be after the business portion of the meeting…….
MAY THE DX BE WITH YOU
On Saturday, August 12th, W8LKY will be on the air to commemorate Alliance, OH as the birthplace of the Ohio State Flower; the Scarlet Carnation.
We’ll be on the air from 1400Z-2000Z, on or about 14.250 14.035 7.240 7.035 . A certificate can be downloaded here.
The clubs Field Day info including pictures are now posted here. You can find it on the Field Day page at http://w8lky.org/?page_id=2522
On January 28/29, members of the club participated in Winter Field Day. They set up indoors at the driving school location on Ely St.
According to club president, Paul, K2ASA, over 20 Amateurs and family visited the site, and 11 Hams operated. It sounds like they had a great time. Tomas, KC8ZEH sent along lots of pictures, which were in the February issue of the Zero Beat.
These pictures were “borrowed” from the club Facebook page, and came from Paul, K2ASA.
Here are the numbers for the weekend. The group made 108 contacts. The breakdown is as follows:
Band CW Phone Dig Total
—- — —– — —–
40 31 57 0 88
20 0 16 0 16
2 0 4 0 4
— —– — —–
Total 31 77 0 108
What these numbers don’t tell us is how much fun was had. For that, you really had to be there. When I arrived at the very end, I found high spirits, and a lot of Happy Hams!
On November 19th, members of the Alliance ARC braved a mixed bag of conditions to activate the First Ladies Library National Historic Site in Canton, Ohio; better known as NS16. The day started off with rain, then falling temps, and snow squalls. Finally, around 11 AM, things cleared out, and we had a pretty decent day, except for the frigid temperatures. I say frigid, only because 32 degrees was quite a change from the 72 degree temps we enjoyed only hours before.
In around 4 hours of operating, our 4 stations managed 167 QSOs. In reviewing the logs, we contacted 36 states, and 6 countries. 40 Meters was again our money band (118 QSOs), followed by 20 (43 QSOs), 2 (5 QSOs), and 15 (1 QSO) Meters.
All QSOs have been entered into the club Callsign database, and uploaded to Logbook Of The World. If you worked us, and haven’t received credit, please e-mail John, KD8MQ at kd8mq[at]arrl.net, giving your call, and as much information about the contact as possible, and I’ll be glad to research it.
Thanks to the following operators who came out to this activation:
Well, the 2016 annual Meeting is now history. While we had no contested offices, we did manage to find volunteers for each office presented, which is awesome!
The new officers for the 2017 year are:
President: Paul Richardson, K2ASA
Vice-president: Tomas St. George, KC8ZEH
Secretary: Mary Maendel, KD8RFZ
Treasurer: Tony Schillig, KD8BBK
Again this year, we’ll be hosting Homebrew night at the November meeting. The rules are simple. Bring a homebrew project (or pictures) to our November meeting. You get a few moments to describe your project, and answer questions, then we all vote on the best of show.
See you on November 9th, in the Café Conference Room at Alliance Community
Hospital. We’ll be starting off the meeting at 7:30. Homebrew night begins immediately following a short business meeting.
Last year, we had a shortage of entries. You have my word that we will not have that problem this year!