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PARF Again Sponsors Hamvention Bus Trip

The following arrived in my mailbox today. DE KD8MQ

Hi, Everyone!

PARF is once again hosting a bus trip to Hamvention 2018 (formerly known as the “Dayton” Hamvention). This year the event is again being held at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia.

This year’s price is the same – $72 for the bus and entrance ticket (before April 15th). After April 15th, you will only be able to purchase the bus seat at a cost of $55 and buy your ticket at the door for $27. So, buy early and save up to $10.

The church (our regular departure point) is still up for sale. Should it sell before May, the bus company will again work with us to secure a nearby alternative departure location if necessary.

Please find attached both the flyer with complete details and an application for the trip (in 2 formats each) – Feel free to share with everyone you know so that we can once again fill the bus!!!

Any other questions, feel free to contact me –





Minutes – January AARC Meeting

AARC January 10, 2018

KD8MQ John Meyers
KD8KMQ Ben Davis
N8IGZ Peter Lucke
KE8EQI Charlie Theiss
KE8HCY Ron RIttenhouse
Miriam Sanor
WA8WHP Frank Sanor
KD8WVE Loren Kleinans
K2ASA Paul Richards
KC8ZEH Tomas St. George
WD8AYC Rick Graber
KD8RFZ Mary Maendel
N8WD Bryan Webler
K7CE Carl Manning
KD8YFV Dwight Turner
KE8CKL Mike Urban
NX8G Rex Simmons
Heath Urban
KD8JRK Tom Steele
Fran Lones

Meeting started at 7:30 with prayer and pledge and intros
Minutes submitted by email and approved
Repeater update, nothing new, Eric and John are going in different directions at this time, are trying to get together.
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AARC drawing benefits the Alliance Fire Departments Toy Drive


On November 8th, we held our annual drawing to benefit the AFD Toy Drive. This year we set a new record. $501 was raised to help the kids in the Alliance area!


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.

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
cool stuff………..

Drawings will be after the business portion of the meeting…….



Club to Hold Classes

Our 2017 Special Event

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.


Club Field Day info has been posted

The clubs Field Day info including pictures are now posted here. You can find it on the Field Day page at

Louisville Alliance Relay for Life, June 10th

Winter Field Day Report

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!

AARC First Ladies Library Activation

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], 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:
Paul, K2ASA
Dwight, KD8YFV
Bryan, N8WD
Loren, KD8WVE
Gary, KB8GAB
John, KD8MQ