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AARC NPOTA Activation Nets 175 QSOs

On September 17th, the Alliance ARC descended upon the Ledges shelter off of Truxall Rd, at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Two stations activated the park; designated NP14 under the National Parks On the Air (NPOTA) program, and continued until thunderstorms put an end to our fun.

In the afternoon, Tony, working 20 CW worked 4 guys in Belgium, all named Danny. Hence comes the reference to the Coveted “Worked all Danny” award. Maybe it’s a popular name in Belgium?


Alliance ARC DX Contest Is underway

How many countries can you work in six months? The third annual ARC DX Contest is now underway. Who will be the one to knock Rex, NX8G off of his perch? He has won the contest two years in a row.


Here are the rules for the 2016 contest:

Eligibility: Open to all current Alliance ARC Members

Object: To see who can work the most DXCC countries between 0000z October 1, 2016, and 2359z on March 31, 2017, Regardless of Band, or Mode.

Bands & Modes: All bands DC to Daylight are eligible. Any Mode

Paperwork: We are again putting you on the honor system. No LOTW, or EQSL required. No  stressing out over getting QSL cards. Just export your log for that period to an ADI file, and send it in.

The prize: The prize will be announced in the June, 2017 issue of the Zero Beat.


Logs will be judged according to ARRL DXCC Countries list, and scored electronically using the most recent version of N3FJP AC Log available on April 1, 2017.


Alliance ARC Meeting is coming up on June 8th

map Hi everyone,

Don’t forget tomorrows Alliance ARC meeting.
The night begins with dinner at 5:45 at Frank’s Alliance Family Restaurant (428 E. State St).
The club meeting will be at the usual conference room at the alliance Community Hospital, and begins at 7:30.
While there’s no formal program, we ask for your attendance as we’ll be finalizing plans for Field Day 2016. This years Field Day chairman is Shawn, KD8ZEZ.
See you there,


John Myers, KD8MQ


June Zero Beat Has Been Posted

thumbnail The latest issue of our club newsletter; the Zero Beat has been posted to the website. You can download it by going to our newsletter page.

Here’s the latest Monday Morning Message

We’ve switched up the Monday Morning Message to PDF Format. Here’s the first one in the new format. 

I’ll be doing the same thing with the Zero Beat beginning with the June issue.



Alliance ARC DX Contest Ends March 31st

Well, how did you do? Back in October, we began the 2nd Annual Alliance ARC DX Contest.

Just send me an ADI file containing all your contacts for the period from October 1st, 2015, through March 31st, 2016.
You don't need to sort, or separate your contacts. My logger will do all that. sorry, Paper logs will not be accepted! 

Just send your log file to

Logs will be judged according to ARRL DXCC Countries list, and scored electronically using N3FJP AC Log.  

The recipient of the AARC DX award #1 was Rex, NX8G. Who will be the winner for AARC DX award #2?

March Club Meeting To Demonstrate 3D Printers

At the March meeting of the Alliance ARC, we’ll have a special guest. Tom Hammond will demonstrate 3D printers. This is a “Do Not Miss” meeting!uawcThe Alliance Amateur Radio Club meets in the Cafe Conference room at the Alliance Community hospital. You are also welcome to join us for dinner that night at 5:15 (NOTE NEW TIME) at Frank’s Alliance Family restaurant, 428 E. State St, Alliance.

Ohio QSO Party Results Are Posted

The OHQP results were released recently. The Alliance ARC travelled to Sevakeen Lake in order to activate Columbiana County.

This years OHQP log shows 334 entries in the Ohio QSO Party, with 128 of them being from Ohio. 86 of the states 88 counties were activated overall (84 CW / 83 SSB).

There seems to be a large increase in activity reported over the previous years numbers.

The AARC placed 17th in the Ohio Multi-op class. The following operators appeared in the log: NX8G, K8OMO, W8DEA, KD8ZEZ, & N8WD.

Alliance ARC Participates In Winter Field Day

On the final weekend in January, a small number of club members participated in Winter Field Day from the Sebring campgrounds.

We made 121 contacts; mostly in the eastern half of North america.
Here are a few pictures.

Some problems with an errant potato gun prevented the G5RV from being used, so the entire weekend appears to have been worked with a pair of buddipoles.
While I wasn’t participating, I was listening over the weekend, and the activity level seemed much higher than last year.

The potato gun will be thrashed within an inch of it’s miserable life once I get my hands on it. 🙂 DE KD8MQ

Alliance ARC License Classes Are Underway

The Alliance Amateur Radio Club began licensing classes on January 12th to assist those who are interesting in getting their Amateur Radio license. There are three classes of Amateur Radio licenses in the US; Technician, General, and Extra.

Licensing classes for the Technician license are held on Tuesday evenings until March 22nd, at the Red Cross Training Room, which is located at the corner of Arch Ave, and Broadway, in Alliance. The address is 234 S. Arch Ave.

The classes are followed by a VE session on March 29th.

For more information, or questions please contace