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President’s Notes for June 2019

June 2019 promises to be a busy month for AARC.

June 1st starting at8:30AM, will be our monthly breakfast gathering at Poncho’s on West State Street in Alliance and we hope you come and enjoy good food and fellowship.

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[w8lky] Club Two Meter Repeater Project

Hi everyone,
As promised the other night, here is a page with donation information concerning the clubs Two Meter Repeater Project.
The project is fully funded from the club treasury, but should you desire to donate, just follow the link below.
We already have a $50 donation towards the project.
http://w8lky.org/?page_id=3313

[w8lky] President’s Notes

Good afternoon Everyone: We just want to thank the Two Meter Repeater Committee for moving the Two Meter Repeater to our new location and installing a temporary tower and antenna. I know the Two Meter Repeater committee still has a lot of work to do to complete the installation of the antenna at the 250' level on the tower. It is important that all members make an effort to attend the May 8Th meeting of AARC to pass the funding for the final push to complete the project. We had a few check in's from different Ham's this past Thursday night 04/25/2019 and that should become the pattern in the future. We also added the picture of the tower (at our new location of the Two Meter Repeater) to the end of of the club's power point presentation. Remember May's monthly breakfast  will be on May 4th at Poncho's at 8:30AM, The regular monthly meeting will be held on May 8th at 7:30PM in the conference room rear the cafe's cafeteria at AultmanAlliance Community Hospital. The pre- meeting dinner will be at Franks Restaurant starting at 5"30PM!! Let's get on the Air!!!!!!!
73's
Ron Rittenhouse, KE8HCY

[w8lky] Two Meter Repeater Update

Hi everyone,
Over the weekend, we completed Phase one of the move to the new Two Meter Repeater site. Due to the cost involved, this MUST be done in phases.
We have the following to thank for their hard work yesterday:
Ben, KD8KMQ, Tony, KD8BBK, Carl, K7CE, Bob, WB8OVQ.
Pictures have been posted to the club Facebook page.

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Saturday’s Repeater Work.

 As much as I appreciate everybody wanting to help and be out there at the site on Saturday,  we’re purposely keeping the attendance low.
Please,  Only the people who are actively involved in the installation should be there. Those who are involved in the installation already know who they are.
We have a couple of problems  that keep us from inviting a large group. The major one is lack of parking for multiple cars.
Thanks for your understanding, and keep listening on Saturday morning as we bring the repeater back online.

2 meter repeater will be down on Saturday

Hi everyone,
the club 2 m (5.37) repeater will be off the air from around 7 AM until noon or so on this coming Saturday.
 We are moving the repeater out to the new site, and hooking it up with a temporary antenna.
 This should definitely give an improvement over the current location.
John, Kd8mq
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New Repeater Site

A small group met out at the new 2 Meter repeater site this afternoon meet with the owner and get access to the site.

The site sports a 300’tower, and is climate controlled. 
The preliminary plans are to get onto the tower at the 250’ level, which should give excellent coverage for the entire area. This puts us at just shy of the 1500’ ASL mark.

The goal is to be up and operational on the new tower by Field Day.

The tower is a couple miles west of Alliance, on State St.

 

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS

         Good afternoon everyone. Let me be one of the first to congratulate our new vice president of AARC Douglas Matthews! Doug brings a wealth of knowledge to our club and to this year’s group of officers of AARC We got a lot accomplished last night at our April 10th meeting at AultmanAlliance Community Hospital. We finally have by all indications a new site for the two(2 meter repeater. John KD8MQ has been working on this for some time and many thanks to John KD8MQ for all his hard work on this project. The details on the new Two (2) site will be in the April minutes of the meeting which will be posted later in the month. Due to space constraints, I will not go into the other areas that were addressed last night, but you can catch up on those areas of activity when the minutes are posted on the website. Remember our nets on Thursday night and Tuesday night 

HAMS FOR CHRIST WEB SITE

   I just noticed a very interesting posting called Hams for Christ (www.HamsforChrist.com). I thought I would pass on some general information about this website. They operate on frequency 7263 KHz Monday through Saturday starting 4:30 Eastern and 3:30 Central. Check in time is 15 minutes before starts and all are welcome.
73’s
Ron Rittenhouse, KE8HCY

[w8lky] W8LKY COMMUNICATION NIGHT

ALL AARC MEMBERS; THURSDAY NIGHT IS OUR COMMUNICATION NIGHT OR SOME MAY CALL IT NET CENTRAL FOR W8LKY.
     A. 10 METER CW NET–8:30 PM
     B. 10 METER  SIDE BAND NET-8PM
     C.   2 METER NET-9PM
       LET US NOT FORGET EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT HOME LAND SECURITY NET AT 7PM
       I REMEMBER THE ONE THING THAT WAS DRUM INTO MY HEAD WHEN I FIRST JOIN AARC                 
                                       GET ON THE AIR RON!!  I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT!!!