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More Information on Ham Radio In Alliance

The following was received from Ken, W8EK in response to our monthly minutes:

I would just like to add to the comments from Doug Wehner, who I 
remember as K8DEP.

I also was first licensed in 1962, but a bit later than Doug and the 
others he mentions.  I became WN8ETX in July 1962, which was soon 
changed to WA8ETX.
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April Meeting Minutes

Alliance Amateur Radio Club

April 10, 2019 Meeting Minutes

1) The yearly membership renewals were due by March 31. You need to pay your dues for this fiscal year to continue to be a current member in good standing. $15 Sustaining, $10 Full, $5 Associate, $1 Family. You can download the form from the club website ( and mail it in to the club P.O. Box listed at the top of the form, or you can attend the next meeting and fill out the form there, and pay your money. The club secretary will have renewal forms for your use.

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The Week Ahead (Mar 31)

I thought I’d share some upcoming items with you.

AARC DX Challenge – First of all, The AARC DX Challenge ends at 0000Z. If you want to participate, send me your log in ADI format. You just need to send me the log covering the dates from Oct 1 – Mar 31. You do not need to separate the DX & domestic contacts; the software will do that for us. More information can be found at

Homeland Security Net – Next, Tuesday night is the Homeland Security net. The HSN meets each Tuesday at 7PM on 147.51 FM Simplex. All are welcome to join in and learn about FM simplex operation.

Net Night – Thursday is Net Night. More information can be found at The schedule is as follows”

– 8:00PM Ten Meter SSB Net (28.420 MHz)

– 8:30PM Ten Meter CW Net (28.100 MHz)

– 9:00PM Two Meter FM Net (145.37 MHz)

Club Breakfast – Saturday, this month’s club breakfast is scheduled for 8:30 at Blue Fig restaurant (2340 W State St). Come on out. No meeting, no agenda, just good food & good fellowship. All are welcome.

April Meeting – Our monthly meeting comes up on the 10th. Tony, KD8BBK and I have something different Cooked up. You’ll hear more as the time approaches.

And that’s it.

73 All,

DE John, KD8MQ

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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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)

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)

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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January Meeting Minutes

Alliance Amateur Radio Club

January 9, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Called to order by: President Ron Rittenhouse (KE8HCY)

Devotion led by: Frank Sanor (WA8WHP)

Pledge of Allegiance led by: Andy Magda (AC8JR)

1) Roll call was taken: 17 members present – 1 guest present

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Winter Field Day 2019


Our entry has been submitted to the Winter Field Day folks. Before I bore you with the numbers, I want to share the soapbox that was submitted.

“Thanks to the aftermath of “Winter Storm Harper”, we were faced with finding a new operating location at the last moment. Thanks to KD8BBK (our chairman), and KE8HCY (our club president), we were able to set up in a church gymnasium here in Alliance. Our turnout was encouraging. “

“We are already scouting outdoor 24 hour locations for the 2020 event. “

“While scores are recorded, I believe that the takeaways from this event go way beyond the number of contacts that we made. It is a great social event for us. Our chili cook off was won by Tomas, KC8ZEH. He now has a target on his back for next year’s cook off. “

“We also learned a lot about what works, and more importantly, what does not work for on-the-fly portable operation. “

“Thanks to the WFDA for all the work, and all the grief they have to put up with to grow this event! “

“Thanks DE W8LKY!  “

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Winter Field Day Change of Location

Good morning everyone: there is an important change in location for 2019 AARC Winter field day.

Due to winter weather conditions, we have gone to plan B for the location of the event. We’ve secured the use of the gym at the First Christian Church, 1141 west Beech Street in alliance, OH. We have use of the gym from 8am-11pm on Saturday, January 26th. Tony Schillig KD8BBK is the chairperson of the event. any questions should be channeled to him or to Ron KE8HCY. Ron KE8HCY will talk anyone into the site on Saturday morning on 145.370 (110.9hz), via cell phone (330-614-1229). 

Please enter the facility through a set of twin doors on the west side of the church. Go to the largest parking lot of the church, the entrance doors are visible when you pull into the biggest parking lot area. There will be signs posted on the doors and signs just inside the door directing to the gym which is located just inside the entrance door system.

Directions: go south on rt.183 out of Mt. Union Square (Rt 62 & Rt.183), go to second light (Saint Paul lutheran church on corner). The church’s location is approximately 3/4 of a mile west on beech street ( St. Paul’s Lutheran church on west corner of intersection of route 183 and beech street),  we are the second church not the first that you will see on west beech street.

Coming from the west, into alliance, turn right at Beechwood and Sawburg (Wally Armour car dealership) go south on Beechwood to the four way stop, turn left onto west Beech St; the church is on the left about a half a mile from the intersection. Call Ron at home 330-821-5454 before the event if you have any questions.

The exercise runs from 2pm Saturday until 2 PM Sunday (We will NOT be set up overnight, or on Sunday). You can learn more at

We will be doing a chili cook off so bring out the hot stuff. Dinner is around 5-ish.

Hope to see you there!


ron rittenhouse

330-821-5454 land line