March Meeting Minutes

Alliance Amateur Radio Club


March 13, 2019 Meeting Minutes



1) The yearly membership dues are up for renewal. You will no longer be a current member as of April 1, 2019 unless you renew. $15 Sustaining, $10 Full, $5 Associate, $1 Family.

2) The deadline for the 2nd Club T-shirt order is April 30, 2019. Immediately after that date, the order will be submitted, so get them while you can folks. Contact Ron Rittenhouse for prices.

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[w8lky] Statewide tornado test

From our Ohio ARES Director
Hey everyone!
You should already know that the Ohio statewide tornado drill is set for Wednesday, March 20 at 9:50AM. Several people have asked about taking this time for another test of the statewide DMR net, and that sounds like a great opportunity!
I don’t want to take manpower away from your local nets, so let’s try a ~fast~ check-in net on the Ohio DMR Talk Group (3139) starting at 0930. That should give everyone time to check in and get back to your local Skywarn weather nets. We’ll call two districts at a time, in numeric order.
Wednesday, 0930 on Ohio
Hope to hear from you!!
-Stan Broadway


John Myers, KD8MQ

[w8lky] AARC Power Point Presentation

  Good afternoon everyone, if you were not at our meeting on Wednesday 3/13/19 then you missed the Premier Showing of our new AARC Power Point Presentation. From what I can gather so far, everyone viewing the PPP liked it and now it is time to "take it on the road"  We created a TRIAD concept for Public Relations and Recruitment: First the new AARC Business Cards, Second a completely revamped  Tri-Fold AARC pamphlet and last but not least, AARC's Power Point Presentation. I am hearing some of you say, where do I view it? do not worry, during the meeting last night John KD8MQ created a link on AARC's Web Page. Look for the word "Presentation" in the top box of the home page. Just left click twice on Presentation and the new AARC PPP will come up for you to view. Now this is where you come, if you are available when I call you, I would like an additional AARC Member accompany me on presentations. I would also ask you to spread the word about the availability of the clubs new PPP for any club or organization.  We already have a standing invitation to provide the PPP at a Alliance Rotary Club meeting. I am making contacts, I just reached out to the Alliance Historical Society  and others. I would be re-missed not to mention all the hard word that Peter N8IGZ did on this project.Peter did an outstanding job of tweaking the presentation adding color and graphics. The Executive Board, Trustees and other Hams in the club provided photos and advice, we spent 20+ hour on the original B & W version and Peter N8IGZ turned it into a master piece.  We had fourteen(14) members at the 3/13/19 meeting. Our guest speaker for the meeting was Mark Locke, CEO of the Alliance Chamber of Commerce, he was the first person outside the club to view the PPP Wednesday night. I hope all of you like the PPP
Ron Rittenhouse KE8HCY

Membership Renewal Reminder

Hi everyone,
Just a reminder: The individual club memberships are up for renewal.
You can download and print the renewal forms from the club website and either mail them to the club P.O. Box, or bring them along with payment to the March meeting. I will also bring some blanks to the March meeting for your convenience.
The renewal price has not changed. $15 for sustaining membership, $10 for full membership, $5 for associate membership, $1 for family member.
Thanks. Looking forward to the next year.
David Moreno KE8JLP (Club Secretary)

[w8lky] Club meeting coming up

Hi everyone,
It’s meeting week. The March meeting of the Alliance ARC comes up on Wednesday.
First of all, our pre-meeting begins at 5:45 PM. We are currently meeting at the Aultman Alliance Community Hospital Cafeteria. Good food, good conversation.
Then, in the Cafeteria Conference room, our monthly meeting begins at 7:30 PM. This month’s speaker is Mark Locke, CEO of the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce. He will be speaking near the beginning of the meeting.
Later, Ron KE8HCY will be presenting the PowerPoint presentation that he’s been working on.
We are still looking for someone to volunteer as Vice President. If you are interested, please plan to attend.
So, that’s about it. Hope to see you there.
Program chairman.
John, KD8MQ

[w8lky] 10 Meter net – New Frequency

This is just a reminder that beginning with tomorrow night, the new frequency for the 10 m net will be 28.420.
Hope you can make it.
John Myers, KD8MQ

Membership Renewal

Good evening everyone,
I just thought I’d send out a reminder that our club memberships are up for renewal. They expire March 31st.
Membership forms can be downloaded from the club website ( or the renewal can be done at the next meeting. The prices are the same as last year.
Also, for anyone wishing to renew tomorrow morning at the Club Breakfast at Perkins (8:30 A.M.), I will be there with the forms to do so. I’ll make sure that I’m there early.
Thanks in advance.
Secretary Dave Moreno (KE8JLP)

[w8lky] Saturday Breakfast

Saturday is March 2nd, and you know what that means! Good food, & good company at the monthly AARC breakfast. This month, we’ll be at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery (20040 Harrisburg-westville Rd). Perkins is located just East of Alliance on Route 62 at Johnson Road. The time is still the same; 8:30 AM Perkins is right across the road from Cope Farm Equipment (John Deere). When you arrive, just tell the greeter you’re with the Radio Club and they will direct you the meeting room. All are welcome; bring someone with you who is interested in Amateur Radio. Spouses & significant others are always welcome.
John Myers, KD8MQ

February Meeting Minutes

Alliance Amateur Radio Club

Sorry it took so long to post the minutes everyone. I’ve had a very busy 2 weeks since the meeting. Thank you for your patience.

February 13, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Meeting called to order by: President Ron Rittenhouse (KE8HYC)

Devotion led by: Frank Sanor (WA8WHP)

Pledge of Allegiance led by: Tony Schillig (KD8BBK)

1) Roll call was taken: 14 members present – 1 guest present


Dave Moreno              (KE8JLP)        John Myers                  (KD8MQ)

Doug Matthew            (KB8DNQ)     Andrew Magda            (AC8JR)

Peter Lucke                 (N8IGZ)          Paul Richardson          (K2ASA)

Tomas St. George       (KC8ZEH)      Frank Sanor                 (WA8WHP)

Miriam Sanor                                      Howard Miller             (K8DXR)

Tony Schillig               (KD8BBK)     Ron Rittenhouse          (KE8HCY)

Dwight Turner             (KD8YFV)     Butch Kleinhans          (KE8IFY)


Scott Yonally              (N8SY)

2) Introduction of guests was done. Thank you for the program lecture Scott Yonally (N8SY).

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[w8lky] Field Day locations

Among the other things we talked about at the meeting last night was Field Day. Here are the results of the vote:
Pre-Field Day Picnic will be Wednesday, June 12, at 6 PM. We will be at the Cabin @ silver Park.
Field Day will be at Sebring campground!
If you want to bring your camper, the rates for sites will be $15/night. I’ll double check the availability of electric sites when I make the reservations. John Myers, KD8MQ

For the latestinformation, check out our Field Day page.