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[W8LKY] October meetinhg

IT has been brought to my attention that I put the wrong date for the next meeting…………… IT will be OCTOBER 10…………NOT THE 9th as in the last email………BE THERE OCTOBER 10 Paul K2ASA Sent from Mail for Windows 10

[W8LKY] Tower & antennas for sale

John could you let your membership know of my sale?
Moving and need to sell. Buyer takes all, must take down. $500
72 ft River View tower. 18/ 14/ 11 Sky Hawk tri-band 7/8 Andrews hard line 100-110 feet? Tail twister guy wires and earth screws two 440 beams 144/440 vertical 160 dipole 450ohm ladder line
John/K8LN 330-418-6824

[W8LKY] meeting

Good evening fellow hams,
A word about the upcoming meeting.  October 9 is the date and 1930 is the time, Alliance hospital is the place.. Prior to the meeting we will have dinner at Frank’s family restraunt in Alliance.
This meeting is the annual meeting. That means we will be electing officers for next year. This year we will be electing President, Vice president, Secretary, treasurer and a trustee. The current trustees will be in charge of the elections.
We will also be accepting nominations for HAM OF THE YEAR…..those nominations are to be written down and given to me so I can tally votes for the next HAM OF THE YEAR.  The plaque will be given at the club Christmas party as has been the practice in the past.
This year, Mary will not be able to serve as secretary due to commitments that she is unable to devote the time she would like to the job.
You will also be electing a NEW president , as I will not accept a third year at the helm
It is easy to sit back and let “the old guys do it.”  Time to bite the bullet and let the trustees know that you are interested in becoming an officer. Things cant be what it can be if NEW BLOOD fails to become a part of the solution.
Let  us NOT stay home in fear of being elected to and office. Get yourself in motion and talk to the trustees.  You are not alone in an office. There are many of us who have served in those capacities that are more than willing to provide input. 
Do not stay home come to your meetings and let your voice be heard. .
Paul K2ASA
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[W8LKY] AARC Yaesu 2M repeater is back!

The Yaesu 2 Meter repeater (145.370) came back today, and I have it hooked up & running. In the next week, or two, I have a better antenna that I want to try. If it works as expected, we may be able to turn Echolink back on.
We still have some noise on the input. I’m charging my batteries, and am going hook them to the repeater this weekend, while I kill all the power in my house. I’m hoping that the interference will turn out to be something in the house, and is easily repairable.
Oh yes, right now, the repeater is running without the PL. I’ll turn that back on over the weekend.
73 DE KD8MQ
kd8mq1@gmail.com
330-936-5021

[W8LKY] Saturday Morning with DX Engineering / K3LR tour

OK, here’s the info for those who are going to the “Saturday Morning with DX Engineering”. Those who want to car Pool are to meet at Carnation mall at 8AM Saturday. If travelling direct, Meet us at DX Engineering at 9 AM, and/or the K3LR QTH at Noon. K3LR is good on QRZ
*John Myers, KD8MQ*
kd8mq1@gmail.com
330-936-5021

[W8LKY] August minutes

Sorry this is so late in publishing, it has been a crazy month. AARC August 8th, 2018 minutes
In Attendance: WA8WHP FRANK SANOR K8DXR HOWRD MILLER KD8JRK TOM STEELE K2ASA PAUL RICHARDS KE8KAV HEATH URBAN KE8IYN DAVE KLEINHANS KE8CKL MIKE URBAN AC8VN CHRIS MCDANIEL AC8JR ANDY MAGDA KG8RN JERRY WHEELER KE8EQI CHARLIE THEISS KD8YFV SWIGHT TURNER N8WD BRYAN WEBLER NX8G REX SIMMONS KB8DNQ DOUG MATTHEW KE8HCP RON RITTENHOUSE KD8MQ JOHN MEYER KE8SLP DAVE ZORGER KE8FSZ CLIFF BURSE
Meeting opened at 7:30 with prayer, pledge and introductions Birthdays were announced Secretaries report was accepted as published Treasurer had no report
Old business: Repeater report: KD8MQ says 440 is a ok, 2 meter is still under inspection new repeater still in shop, echo link is off for now He moved to pay $208.03 for new repeater expenses, K8DXR 2nded, motion passed WA8WHP reported net night for cw was normal KD8RQ reported ssb normal There as no 2 meter report DK8YFR reported on Homeland Security net KD8MQ reported on 501c3: papers were in next day mail last month, no response yet WA8WHP reported there are no classes in session at this time KE8HCY brought in shirts, and needs payments as soon as possible, 15 were picked up tonight Carnation Parade: AFD and APD were contacted and will monitor us, channel 11 interviewed WA8WHP and KE8MCY on Monday We are meting at Rockhill School on Saturday at 9 am Aug. 25 we will activate Camp Rodman extension of Carnation Days – discussion tabled
New Business: The castle run on Sept. 3rd is from 8 am to 12 noon K3LR tour DXE then to KSLR QTH on 15th of Sept. 9am to ? OSPTA Sept. 8th 10am to 6pm Next breakfast is Sept. 3rd Testing dates and places were read 8:16 KE8CKL moved to adjourn meeting and it was 2nd by K8DXR
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[W8LKY] K3LR tour

For those who are coming to the “Saturday Morning with DX Engineering” on Saturday, I received the following from Teri at DX Engineering. ————————————— Please plan to arrive here to DX by 9:00 in the morning. You can browse the store, then we’ll give a brief view of the warehouse, go to the lunchroom for some coffee and donuts and a brief presentation. We’ll take you back to the store to further chat or ask questions and perhaps pay with the radios a bit.
Plan on leaving here at around 11:00 to head for K3LR for a tour that lasts about an hour.
See you next weekend.
——————————- We’ll talk about this briefly at Wednesdays club meeting.
*John Myers, KD8MQ*
kd8mq1@gmail.com
330-936-5021

[W8LKY] Repeater maintenance

The 2 m machine will be down for a while this evening while we take care of some maintenance.
John Myers, KD8MQ
kd8mq1@gmail.com 330-936-5021

[W8LKY] corrected minutes

Here are the minutes, corrected. Thank you for your patience.Mary AARC July 11, 2018
 
Frank Sanor WA8WHP
Miriam Sanor
Tony Schillig KD8BBK
Paul Richardson K2ASA
John Myers KD8MQ
Jerry Wheeler KG8RN
Bryan Webler N8WD
Rex Simmon NX8G
Tomas St. George KC8ZEH
Ron Rittenhouse KE8HCY
Tom Steele KD8JRK
Rick Graber WD8AYC
Andrew Magda AC8JR
Fran Lones
Dave Kleinhans KE8IYN
Dave Mcreno KE8JLP
 
Opened with Prayer and Pledge at 7:26 p.m.
Introductions made
Minutes accepted as read
Treasurers report accepted as read
Birthday’s were announced
Reports:
Repeater – 2 meter new repeater is in for repairs, old oneis in use for now
                     440 is plugging away
Nets: cw – same old stuff
           Ssb – sameold stuff
           2 m –averaged 9 check ins
          Homelandsecurity – 3 check ins
Classes:
None scheduled at this time
 
Old Business:
Ohio reserve group kind of stood us up, didn’t show up tocook for field day
501 C 3 Paperwork will be submitted to lawyer
Field day top operator was Rex, NX8G, he got a plaque,  2nd was John KD8MQ and 3rdwhat KD8RUQ Mike
It was our 2nd lowest qso count on record
It was moved to reimburse KD8MQ for repeater repairs sum of$85.00
 
Carnation Day side band July 27 to August 12
Individual stations at each members house using the clubcall will be the order of operation for this event. If you want to participate,call KD8MQ to let him know and then submit your log to him in ADI format
For the parade, we will provide communications as needed,check with KE8HYC if you want to help
 
DXE field trip on the 15th of Sep. will tour thet.v. K3LR station. If you want to go let KD8MQ know.
 
KE8HYC is taking orders for t-shirts. $9.00 for cotton and$13.00 for other material. Make checks payable to AARC and mail to TonySchillig, KD8BBK. Sign up sheet was passed around.
 
New Business:
 
N8IIT’s  estate wasbrought up for the club purchase outright, but club decided not to.
Mary Anne is doing well at her sister’s house
We were asked if we are going to have the Ohio qso party, itwas decided to do it as individuals
 
Aug. 4th is our next breakfast
Various testing dates were announced
 
Meeting moved to close by NX8g and 2nded by WA8WHP andadjourned at 8:53 p.m.

[W8LKY] July Minutes

Here’s the minutes for the July meeting. 

AARC July 11, 2018
 
Frank Sanor WA8WHP
Miriam Sanor
Tony Schillig KD8BBK
Paul Richardson K2ASA
John Myers KD8MQ
Jerry Wheeler KG8RN
Bryan Webler N8WD
Rex Simmon NX8G
Tomas St. George KC8ZEH
Ron Rittenhouse KE8HCY
Tom Steele KD8JRK
Rick Graber WD8AYC
Andrew Magda AC8JR
Fran Lones
Dave Kleinhans KE8IYN
Dave Mcreno KE8JLP
 
Opened with Prayer and Pledge at 7:26 p.m.
Introductions made
Minutes accepted as read
Treasurers report accepted as read
Birthday’s were announced
Reports:
Repeater – 2 meter new repeater is in for repairs, old oneis in use for now
                     440 is plugging away
Nets: cw – same old stuff
           Ssb – sameold stuff
           2 m –averaged 9 check ins
          Homelandsecurity – 3 check ins
Classes:
None scheduled at this time
 
Old Business:
Ohio reserve group kind of stood us up, didn’t show up tocook for field day
501 C 3 Paperwork will be submitted to lawyer
Field day top operator was Rex, NX8G who earned $16.00,  2nd was John KD8MQ and 3rdwhat KD8RUQ Mike
It was our 2nd lowest qso count on record
It was moved to reimburse KD8MQ for repeater repairs sum of$85.00
 
Carnation Day side band July 27 to August 12
Individual stations at each members house using the clubcall will be the order of operation for this event. If you want to participate,call KD8MQ to let him know and then submit your log to him in ADI format
For the parade, we will provide communications as needed,check with KE8HYC if you want to help
 
DXE field trip on the 15th of Sep. will tour thet.v. K3LR station. If you want to go let KD8MQ know.
 
KE8HYC is taking orders for t-shirts. $9.00 for cotton and$15.00 for other material. Make checks payable to AARC. Sigh up sheet is passedaround.
 
New Business:
 
N8IIT estate was brought up for club purchase, but club decidednot to
Mary Anne is doing well at her sister’s house
We were asked if we are going to have the Ohio qso party, itwas decided to do it as individuals
 
Aug. 4th is our next breakfast
Various testing dates were announced
 
Meeting moved to close by NX8g and 2nded by WA8WHP andadjourned at 8:53 p.m.