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AARC WFD Preliminary Information

Here’s the preliminary numbers from our Winter Field Day weekend. I’ll sit down with the rules and work on the submission this week. DE KD8MQ


[W8LKY] Winter Field Day information

Hi everyone,
I wanted to give you another update on Winter Field Day preparations from the equipment managers standpoint.
– We have plenty of Plates, cups, bowls, forks, knives, spoons, and napkins.
– Both HF rigs are talking nicely with the computers. I have not put them on the air, but no problems are expected.
– The software has been loaded on two laptops, and Rex will be bringing a third laptop for his station.
– I’ll be out at the site around 10-ish on Saturday AM to begin antenna & station set-up. We should be OK for a 2 PM start.
– Tony will ensure that antennas & coax are delivered to the site.
– The check-in radio has been checked out, and is A-OK. It will be running on both club repeaters this weekend.
*Here’s some things that you can bring. *
Water or soda chips, crackers, cheese, etc.
Don’t forget that we will be doing a Chili cook-off & dessert bake-off at 5:30 PM on Saturday PM. Paul, or Tomas may have more info on these items.
*More info*
You can find out more about the weekends festivities at

[W8LKY] January issue of the Zero Beat

Hi everyone,
I guess 10 months was enough of a vacation. Here’s the January issue of the Zero Beat.
You can read it by clicking the following link:
Please pay special attention to the explanation on pg 4 of some website changes.


Don’t forget, tomorrow night is our club meeting. Preceded by dinner at
Franks Diner in Alliance at 1745. All are welcome. Meeting is Alliance
Hospital conference room just off the cafeteria at 1930.

Program by John KD8MQ.

We will be touching on the winter field day set up. Chili Cookoff and desert
bakeoff……hope to see you all there.

If you are one of the trustees reading this, please remember I need you to
review the club bylaws before the March meeting and be prepared for any
additions or corrections you see might need to be made.



AARC Stuff

Hi everyone,
We have a lot of stuff happening in the next week, so I wanted to drop you a line to let you know about it.
No, this isn’t a newsletter, or a “Monday Morning Message”. Your former editor is just poking his head out of the rabbit hole for a moment to let you about some things coming up.
*First*, don’t forget the club meeting this week. We’ll be meeting at the Alliance Community Hospital at 7:30 PM. The Cafe conference room is booked. The temperature should be in the mid-40s, so there’s no excuse to stay home. The program this month is your’s truly talking about a couple of things, but mostly the leagues new “operating event”, the ARRL International Grid Chase 2018. I’ll show you why this is the easiest event that you probably are already participating in without knowing it.
*Second*, Don’t forget dinner! On Wednesday, we’ll be meeting for dinner at Frank’s Alliance Family Restaurant (428 E. State St) at 5:45 PM. Frank is running a fundraiser to benefit the Alliance Area Habitat For Humanity. Please help him out if you can.
*Third*, For the time being, the CW & SSB nets have swapped times. For now, the 10 Meter SSB net (28.400MHz) starts at 8PM, and the 10 Meter CW net (28.100MHz) at 8:30PM.
*Fourth*, the Ohio ARES Simplex contest is coming up this weekend. This would make a good club project if someone would take the lead on it. You can learn more at Look at Pg 4 if the link doesn’t take you there.
*Fifth*, Don’t forget that the AARC DX Challenge is still going on. You can learn more about it at
*Sixth*, Winter Field Day is coming up on January 27/28, and the Alliance ARC is participating. You can find out about it at the club meeting on Wednesday evening.
*Seventh*, and lastly, The Tusco Hamfest is coming up also on the 28th. You can see the flier at
And that’s it. I’m going back underground till I feel the need to do another “NOT-A-NEWSLETTER”

AARC members, I need your QSL cards!

In moving forward with the new website, I need either a digital or physical copy of QSL cards for club members.

Scanned copies can be sent to me electronically at

Physical cards can be delivered to either John Myers or myself in person, or mailed to Benjamin Davis, 4561 Anderson Ave. Homeworth, Ohio 44634.