Our September meeting was by far one of the most interesting meetings this Summer. First we want to welcome James Andrews (KD8VT) and his wife Karen (N8HUC) as new members to AARC. Both are members of PCARS (Portage County Amateur Radio Service). James (KD8VT) has been and remains a very important part of the relocation of our Two Meter (2) repeater. Karen (N8HUC), stepped up to fill in for James KD8VT) who had a previous commitment on the day of Carnation Grand Parade, and she did an excellent job on the Thirteen (13) member Parade Team. We also had Two (2) of our Licensing Class pupils Jeremy Toole and Kenneth Moats present for our meeting and they along with Jeremy Toole Jr and Gwen Snyder (who were not in attendance) will soon be taking their licensing test for Technician License.
We also enjoyed the presentation of Tom Sly (WB8LCD) our regional coordinator and past president of PCARS for his very interesting history lesson that form's the foundation of Amateur Radio. We will probably incorporate a couple of his slides into our PPP of AARC. I have also ask Dwight (KD8YFV) to share a few of his slides from his new antenna installation this past summer which he shared with us at the club's meeting in July 2019. We had another Antenna install party at Frank's house in Beloit on Sunday September 15th.Their will be a separate article on that successful project and it will soon appear in the Web Site's News section.
Don't forget to nominate a club member for Ham of the Year on line. Dwight (KD8YFV) and Peter (N8IGZ) (have just in the past week), sent out a email to each of you for your nomination for 2019 Ham of the Year
The deadline for your Return is September 25th, we have so many members in AARC who deserve this prestigious honor.
See you on the Air or in Person,
Tom Sly (WB8LCD) will present an interesting program called "Nikola Tesla" at this Wednesday night's meeting of ARRC 7:30P.M.in
the Cafe' Conference Room just inside the main entrance of Aultman Alliance Community Hospital. Bring a friend and guest's are always welcome.
I just wanted to repeat what we stated on our web page that the only way you can get into the meeting is THROUGH THE FRONT DOORS of Aultman Alliance Community Hospital. The construction company working on the new addition for Hospice at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital has blocked off the area where we would normally use a side door into the conference room. See you at the meeting and bring a friend!
Don’t forget, the 440 repeater in Alliance will be off the air for a couple of hours Wednesday evening while we Take care of some maintenance.
Happy Labor Day to everyone. I just wanted to share with you, what a fantastic day we enjoyed at the Alliance Rotary Clubs annual Labor Day Castle Run event. It sure was nice, not having a blazing sun filled day. John (KD8MQ), great job as usual and Ben (KD8KMQ) and David (KD8JLP) were our escort units for the 10 K and 2 Mile events respectfully. Also, the Article that was submitted to AARL Ohio Section News was published in the Labor Day edition of Ohio Section News. This article was a little more detailed than the one in the Alliance Review August 28th, page 6A. Don't forget the breakfast gathering for AARC on Saturday September 7th at Poncho's 8:30AM. Our regular meeting will be September 11th at 7:30P.M. in the Cafe Conference Room in Aultman Alliance Community Hospital, We will have a very interesting program at the meeting. Pre meeting dinner at Rey's Bar and Grill 5:30PM in the same parking lot area where Poncho's is located, great food and service. see you on the Air or in person!! Remember to bring a friend to our meetings, our Roster now stands at Thirty Nine (39) and we are growing!!!!!
The club 440 repeater antenna that was taken down yesterday is repaired, and will be re-installed mid week. Pending approval by the hospital staff, we’ll begin around 5 PM Wednesday, and the repeater will be unavailable for a couple hours.
Thanks & 73,
John Myers, KD8MQ
Sorry to have to say this, but the antenna we put up today has issues. We’re getting complaints about the range of the machine. I just got off the phone with Bob, WB8OVQ. We are exploring options, and will let you all know once we have a timetable for replacement.
John Myers, KD8MQ
Thanks to all who helped with the repeater antenna swap today, Paul, K2ASA, Bob, WB8OVQ, Ben, KD8KMQ, Doug, KB8DNQ, and especially Tony, KD8BBK. The job was completed in just about 2 hours, and should hopefully solve the issues that interfered with the Carnation Festival Grand parade. Looking forward, we are thinking about setting up a spare repeater as backup for future emergencies. Thanks everyone!
John Myers, KD8MQ
Good afternoon everyone, today The Review, Alliance’s newspaper published our article on the 2019 Greater Alliance Carnation Festival Grand Parade project. This was posted in the August 28th edition of The Review on page 6A. This is one of two(2) article of similar content, the other article with more details, was submitted to Ohio Section News, Scott Yonally (N8SY) and Scott told me it would be published soon in Ohio Section News. Many, many thanks to all who contributed to the success of this project.