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[w8lky] December issue of the Zero Beat – Call for articles

Hi everyone,
I’m starting on the December issue of the Zero Beat. If you have something to include, please get it to me no later than Next Tuesday, the 26th of this month.
Thanks, & 73,
John Myers, KD8MQ


      Today I confirmed the date for AARC to man a Salvation Army Kettle on December 7th from 10AM-8PM. The location is the Save Alot Grocery Store in The College Plaza on East State Street in Alliance near the former location of Chase Banking office. We will be working in the enclose entrance walk way to the store and  working One (1) shifts beginning at 10 AM. We still need a few more members to volunteer to help man the location, if you are interested, email me or call me and leave a message if I am not home to talk to you. Once I have enough members to cover the location, I will email an assignment list to those who have volunteered. If you need to sit down, bring a chair, but for the most part we will be standing ringing the hand bell at the kettle. I think most of those volunteering have our Club's business card, if you don't we will make sure you have some if anyone ask about Amateur Radio. Stay tune for the assignment list and we will work with each member on times for the event. The Salvation Army will post a sign on the Kettle so the public will know that AARC is manning the location.

[w8lky] Results from the Alliance ARC Toy drive

Hi everyone,
It’s late & I’m tired, so this will be brief.
Tonight, YOU raised $685 for the kiddos in the Alliance area. We’ll be delivering the donation to the Fire Department in the coming days.
I’m sure you’ll read more about this in the next issue of the newsletter.
Thanks to everyone who donated.
Thanks especially to Tony, KD8BBK. His help made things a breeze. Also, Bryan, N8WD for selling tickets tonight.
Now it’s off to bed for this guy. See you all later.


John, KD8MQ


           Tonight November 13th meeting is one of the most important meeting night’s on the AARC Calendar. We not only will fill the vacancy of club secretary, but WE ARE DOING SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS.  John KD8MQ and Tony KD8BBK and other members of AARC have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to make this a great event. This is the night where we raise funds for the Alliance Fire Department annual Christmas Toys for Tots Event. The Items  going up for “Donation” are just super, so bring your cash and buy the tickets for a BUCK and then place them in the container next to your choice of Ham related item.  Last year, we raised over $600. because all of you know how important it is to help the AFD go out and buy toys for our Alliance Area kids who’s Christmas may not what it should be. See you at tonight’s meeting Nov. 13th and bring a lot of cash, “OUR KIDS” deserve a wonderful Christmas Holiday. God Bless You and Yours during the Holiday Season Events coming up!!


Due to upcoming weather conditions, the skywarn training scheduled for Tuesday night has been canceled

[w8lky] Annual drawing is Wednesday night

Well, the big drawing to support the Alliance Fire Department is only a couple days off. If you are looking at this on our website (, then you see just some of the great prizes that will be up for bid this year.

As in years past, we are donating all money received to the Alliance Fire department for their annual toy drive.

The format will again be a Chinese Auction. You buy tickets and place them in the containers in front of the prize that you want to win.

The fun begins after our November meeting on Wednesday night. We meet at the Alliance community Hospital in the Cafeteria conference room. The meeting begins at 7:30PM sharp.

Come on out, and bring your friends. As always, the winners are the children in the Alliance area.

[w8lky] Registrations, Registrations Christmas Dinner

       Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen, the dead line for registrations for AARC’s December 4th Christmas dinner is November 20th.
             Either sign up at the November 13th ARRC meeting or Email Ron KE8HCY at: We need to know how many dinners? which dinner do you want either Baked Chicken or Ham Loaf? Do you have any dietary special need? Gluten free Baked Chicken is available and that request must be included when placing your reservations. You will pay $10. at the door for each reservation at the event December 4th, please start arriving at 5:30pm, the event kicks off at 6PM SHARP.
             The evenings entertainment will be the Alliance High School Jet Setters. Santa will be making his annual cameo appearance. We will also recognize the participation of each club member on various projects and honoring our own 2019 Ham of the Year.  Remember no reservation, no dinner, FCC needs a head count to know how much food to order.
              Dress is up to you, but please make it fitting to the event. ARRC has accomplished much in 2019, let’s enjoy an evening together and we do not have to leave until we want to-guess who has a key to the building?  The event will be held at First Christian Church in Alliance, located at 1141 West Beech Street (park in small parking lot and enter at the area where their is a ground sign), report time again is starting at 5:30pm on the 4th of December,
              The event starts a 6pm Sharp, questions call Ron KE8HCY.
Phone: Land Line:  330-821-5454 leave message for contact after the announcement on the machine.


        1. Reservations must be in to Ron KE8HCY no later than November 20th.
        2. Dress is what ever you want to wear
        3. The church must have a head count to order the food thus we have a November 20th cut off date for registrations.
        4. Pay at the door, $10. per person


              Skywarn Classes will be conducted by the National Weather Service (NWS) (located in Cleveland, Ohio) on November 12, 2019 starting at 6pm at Maplewood Career Center Conference Room A, 7075 State Route 88, Ravenna, Ohio. No preregistration is required, and classes are free. The class will be conducted by Meteorologists from NWS and will last about two(2) hours. All new and current members of AARC are encouraged to attend this informative seminar on Weather and the role that Amateur Radio operators and First Res-ponders play in reporting weather conditions in all kinds of weather events. Certificates of Completion and Skywarn ID cards are available on line after you complete this seminar. Skywarn Training, is an important part of every Amateur Radio Club’s Mission to be prepared to provide Emergency Communications during Severe Weather related events. 
Ron KE8HCY  

[w8lky] The Zero Beat is back

After a not-so-brief Hiatus, the Zero Beat is back. You can read it at
John Myers, KD8MQ