[w8lky] President’s Notes

  Many thanks to all who attend the 2018 AARC Christmas Dinner December 8, 2018. I want to personally apologize for any inconvenience that you may have incurred at this event. The Executive Committee will address the issues and come up with a better event next year. It was so nice to see family members present; wives, significant others and even a member’s son. We still have to present the Ham of the Year award and hopefully Paul K2ASA will be able to do that at our December 12th meeting at Aultman-Alliance Community Hospital. We still have certificates of appreciation for 2018 to be given out too.. We have our new AARC business cards, they will be distributed to all members on December 12. We would like you to use a black magic marker and put your name and phone number on the back of each card you receive. Give these cards out to prospect members and post a card or two around the area on bulletin boards. We will also be previewing out new AARC tri-fold  information pamphlet on December 12th. Many thanks to Dave KE8JLP and Charlie KE8EQI for the many hours they spent on working out the details on both the new AARC Business Cards and AARC information Pamphlet.  See you on the AIR and December 12th AARC meeting.

[w8lky] Amateur radio club donates $625 to toy drive

The following appeared in today's issue of the Alliance Review.
Many thanks to ALL of you for your support for this annual project. 

[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

[W8LKY] Mailing list news – PLEASE READ THIS!

Hi everyone,
We’ve been working to correct the issue which causes some e-mails (most notably, the minutes) to the club reflector to be displayed as a jumbled mess.

This looks bad, and posts to the website the same way. Since this then needs to be repaired, it causes more work for both your secretary, and myself. So, we found a fix that will ensure proper formatting of all future e-mails. We are leaving qth.net. Read more

November meeting minutes

Alliance Amateur Radio Club
November 14, 2018 Meeting Minutes
Meeting called to order by: President Ron Rittenhouse (KE8HCY)Devotion led by: Frank Sanor (WA8WHP)Pledge of Allegiance led by: Ben Davis (KE8KMQ) Read more

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 (tvguy07@gmail.com).

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 kd8mq1@gmail.com

[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 (tvguy07@gmail.com).
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 k2asa@neo.rr.com <mailto:k2asa@neo.rr.com> 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*

A Message From Ron

I just wanted to take a moment and repeat what Paul K2ASA said, We need
the membership of AARC to step up and take a moment an nominated a worthy
member of the club for Ham of the Year. All of you do such a great job as a
member of AARC.  We need to be involved in the process of this traditional
and yearly honor, Ham of The Year.

Moving on, your executive committee will meet shortly to set into motion
the basic schedule of events for the coming year and we are always open to
suggestions. We might have an interesting community project for the holiday
season and it would increase our ex poser in the greater Carnation City
Area. We will discuss the project on Nov. 14th.

SKYWARN  is conducting a spotter class for Winter and Spring observation
activity on October 24th, 6:30PM. The location is Mercy Medical Center 1320
Mercy Drive in Canton (just off I 77at 13th street Exit)  the  Free Seminar
is  being held in Mercy Hall Amphitheater.

My good friend Tomas KC8ZEH always says at the signing off of the Two(2)
meter net, “You make the net and without you, we have no Net” The same is
true with Alliance Amateur Radio club. We need every member to participate
and when we do, we will be OUTSTANDING, BEYOND BELIEF!!

Ron Rittenhouse KE8HCY
Incoming President AARC 2018-19