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[w8lky] Free radio tower

Recieved this via e-mail


Hi there – I have inherited property that belonged to my father (AC8B)and part of that inheritance is a ROHN 45 radio tower (75-100ft tall)  that the purchaser of the home would like removed.  We are offering the tower free to anyone who can remove it before Jan 7. It is in Lodi OH.  I can be reached via email or phone 773-791-2015.

John Myers, KD8MQ

November meeting fundraiser update

Don’t forget that Wednesday night is the big drawing at the November Alliance ARC meeting. We have tons of great prizes.

There’s a Yaesu FT-4X Dual bander

several HF antennas made by Tony, KD8BBK.

A kit of various connectors of use to any Ham

Dual Band Open Stub J-Poles made by yours truly

And much more!

We have T-shirts, DX Engineering Key Pads, and who knows what else.

This is to benefit the Alliance Fire Department toy drive. All money raised will stay in our community to assist children who might not otherwise have a Christmas.

The night begins at 7:30 PM at the Alliance Community Hospital (200 E. State St.). We meet in the cafeteria conference room. The drawing begins right after the club meeting.

Also, at 5:45 we get together for dinner before the meeting at Frank’s Alliance Family Restaurant (428 E. State St). All are welcome to attend the meeting, and/or dinner.

If you can’t make it to the meeting, you can still donate via mail. Send your check to AARC, P.O. Box 3344, Alliance, OH 44601. Or, you can donate via Paypal (

Again, the club meeting is on the 14th at 7:30PM. It will be at the Alliance Community Hospital, Cafeteria Conference Room. John Myers, KD8MQ

[W8LKY] Raffle update

I received word today that the newest item in the club raffle on the 14th is a Yaesu FT-4XR. It’s a dual-band 5W HT. You can learn more about it by clicking the link in this post.
Also, I heard from Tony, KD8BBK that he’s making a 10-80 G5RV. This is in addition to the stuff that he’s already built. If you aren’t familiar, I’ll clue you in . Tony does great work. These antennas are what I consider to be commercial quality.
It was donated anonymously. So bring your friends, this isn’t just for club members.
Again, this is to benefit the toy drive that the Alliance Fire Department does with the Salvation Army.
The big winners are all the kids that are helped because of this program.
If you can’t make it to the meeting, you can donate via mail. Send your check to AARC, P.O. Box 3344, Alliance, OH 44601.
You can also donate via Paypal (
Again, the club meeting is on the 14th at 7:30PM. It will be at the Alliance Community Hospital, Cafeteria Conference Room.
John Myers, KD8MQ

[W8LKY] ham of the year,

There remains Many members who have not nominated anyone for Ham of the year. I would like to see all paid members make a nomination.
I would like to have all nominations back to me before November 8. This would give me 4 weeks to order and take delivery of the HAM OF THE YEAR plaque.
This will be presented on December 8 at our yearly Christmas get together. Please send your nominations to me at <> May the DX be with you DE K2ASA

[W8LKY] More info about the raffle at the November meeting

Hi everyone,here’s some more info about the raffle coming up at the November meeting. All funds collected will be donated to the Alliance Fire Department’s toy drive.
So far, we have several HF & U/VHF antennas. Tony, KD8BBK has put together several HF antennas, and a box of connectors for some lucky folks.
I’ll be bringing a couple VHF/UHF J-Poles.
Please, come prepared to by lots of tickets to support this important charity in the Alliance area!
The meeting is November 14th, in the cafeteria conference room at the Alliance Community Hospital. The meeting begins at 7:30PM, and the raffle follows immediately afterwards.
*John Myers, KD8MQ*

[W8LKY] Special drawing at the November meeting.

As you read in the minutes from the October meeting, the Alliance ARC will again be conducting a special drawing for charity at the meeting on November 14. . As of this writing, the charity will be the Alliance Fire Departments annual toy drive. We are just waiting on confirmation from them that the drive is on for this year.
We have a couple folks preparing to to bring some great Ham related items for this drawing. If you would like to kick in some new or nearly new item, please contact me (Please don’t take this offer as an excuse to clean out your junk pile).
100% of the ticket sales at the November meeting will be donated to charity, so please make plans to come & give generously. I’ll be sending out more information as the date gets closer. This will include any “special” prizes that might pop up!
*John Myers, KD8MQ*


Fellow hams,
The latest club roster posted on the web page is the most up to date list we have. Those listed there are paid up voting members of the club. There are 40 names on that list. To date I have received 8 nominations for Ham of the Year. Ham of the year is selected by a simple majority and so far I have 8 nominations for 8 different hams…….. 23 percent of the voting members is not a good showing. If I cant get a simple majority, then there will not be HAM OF THE YEAR……… Just thought you all might want to know..
May the DX be with you

[W8LKY] Oct. meeting minutes

Aarc meeting Oct 10 18 Mary Maendel KD8RFZ Paul Richardson K2ASA Tony Schillig KD8BBK Frank Sanor WA8WHP Miriam Sanor Ron Rittenhouse KE8HCY Dwight Turner KD8YFV Bryan Webler N8WD Tomas St. George KC8ZEH Charlie Theiss KE8EQI Ralph Smalley KE8JLJ Tom Steele KD8JRC Jerry Wheeler KG8RN Andy Magda AC8JR Dave Moreno KE8JLP Peter Lucke N8IGZ Benjamin Davis KD8KMQ John Myers MD8Mq Carl Manni K7CE Minutes accepted as printed Treasurers report xxxx.xx in account with no outstanding checks or bills Birthdays read On repeater, 440 has nothing new echo link: when we switched over and bought a new repeater, Eric was not very happy with us. He will not be turning on echo link for us, so John and Ben will brainstorm and figure something out. Repeater is up and running 10 m cw net, no one is responding 10 m side band is going good, no net this week as John will be gone 2 meter net has good response and average of 11 check ins . with new antenna, we seen to get better signals, some are complaining about motor boat sounds, could be dmr, John will check it out. Homeland security had no one on, last week there was two people, Lauren has been working midnights. With it being on the 2nd and last Tuesday, it is hard to remember that it is up. Ways and means committee are still working on a raffle up coming for a radio main base with a 2nd prize a little less costly. We want to make sure we don’t conflict with the toy drive raffle during the holidays. No training going on at this time, we have 1 person interested, he’s in Hartville. Frank gave him information. Equipment: the stuff that has been donated has been sold, 150.00 made, and a 5 table cost. The remainder of stuff will be taken to the Massillon ham fest, to be sold Web site: the roster is back on the sight, if you see errors, let the secretary know and it will be adjusted The video “Around the Table” is posted on web site DX Engineering field trip was good, K3LR super station, all good 2nd batch of t shirts will be taken till the end of Oct. so give $ to Tony and sign up on line Tom Steele is in need to get his car back from Beaver PA. will post pleas on net 501c3 news Lawyer still not available, she is not responding to calls so we are going to look for a new one. We have not paid her anything at this point, so we have to find a new one. Ron recommends Dennis Klunck. John will call and check with him. We are finished with current lawyer. Name badges, still being sold. New business: ham of the year, get your nominations in starting tonight, we don’t want to run it down to the wire, we want time to make the plaque before Dec. we need to be thinking about Christmas Party in Dec. field day for winter, is Jan 27 and 28th we are thinking about the church camp again, due to needs and conditions. The driving school is being used to storage right now and not too conducive to field day needs. The winter field day association is a non profit group, but it costs money to run, they are asking for donations to assist with the running of the contest. Other clubs are donating monies to them, and we should do the same, it doesn’t have to be a lot, even 20 bucks or 40 would be good. It suggested to put a jar out for donations during the field day and if we don’t reach a set amount we can throw in more. It was also suggested that we put the donation can out and donate %15. Of the take KD8JRK put a motion out to put out a collection can and donate 15% to the association. KD8MQ 2nded Toy drive needs to be started now. We need to donate things in to bring in Nov. Mon. 6pm at Perkins is having a supper for the radio bible study. Ron moves that we reserve Sat. Dec. 8th for Christmas party, Frank 2nd , motion passed, Paul will let Frank know. At 6:00-pm Next breakfast is Nov. 3rd, next meeting is the 14th of Nov. Business at hand, we have elections. Monthly meeting is adjurned
Meeting is turned over to the trustees to hold the election. Peter and Brian Election yearly meeting: Treasurer remains President Ron Rittenhouse Vice President Charlie Secretary Dave New Trustee Peter Meeting adjurned at 8:30
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[W8LKY] nomination for Ham Of the Year

If you were not at the meeting last night, elections were held and those results have been posted. Also we need to have your nominations for ham of the year. Those need to be in my hands by the next meeting so I can get the plaque ordered before the Christmas party on DEC. 8… If you want to email your nomination be sure it goes only to me…this maintains secrecy until the honor is bestowed. You can also call me with your nominations.. So far I have only 5 nominations….

Paul K2ASA

AARC election results

Last night was our annual meeting for elections, and here are the results:

  • President: Ron Rittenhouse, KE8HCY
  • Vice President: Charlie Theiss, KE8EQI
  • Secretary: Dave Moreno, KE8JLP
  • Treasurer: Tony Schillig, KD8BBK


  • Bryan Webler, N8WD (exp 2019)
  • Howard Miller K8DXR (exp 2020)
  • Peter Lucke N8IGZ (exp 2021)

Thanks, everyone!