[w8lky] HOF Grand Parade Radio Operators

  The Canton Amateur Radio Club is requesting  volunteers Radio Operators for this year's Pro Football Hall of Fame Grand Parade. The contact for the Grand Parade is Wade WD8MIU Email: wd8mu@gmail.com or (330) 704-2100. They also have a community parade for the same event. The contact for the community parade is Terry N8ATZ, email:truss@sssnet.com or (330) 802-0958

[w8lky] Flyer for Licensing Classes

AARC Class Flier
AARC Members: We are asking each of you to help distribute the flyer posted on the email under attachments in your Church, Civic club newsletter or other sites. Many thanks to John KD8MQ for tweaking the flyer to it’s present  design.


[w8lky] Field Day Info

HI everyone,
I thought now would be a good time to put out a posting about next weekend’s big event. Of course, I’m talking about ARRL Field Day. Read more

[w8lky] 2019 Memorial Day Tornado Outbreak

          Stan Broadway (N8BHL)  sent a Power Point Presentation on “2019 Memorial Day Tornado Outbreak”.  I believe this is vital and important information for all Amateur Radio Operators to view. The PPP adds credibility to ARES and SKYWARN. If you are not already a member of ARES, I think it would be only fitting that you consider  joining ARES and attend SKYWARN classes when they are available. I believe you will find this PPP very interesting from the standpoint of operations and the professional training that we receive as Ham Operators.
Ron Rittenhouse
President W8LKY
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[w8lky] The AARC’s Summer Picnic is Coming June 12th

        Hi everyone its the old grill master or something like that. Just a reminder of  AARC's  Picnic June 12th in the Log Cab at Silver Park in Alliance. We will have two(2) grills  cooking a variety of great and fantastic meats (hamburgers,cheeseburgers, Brat's and America's favorite, the hot dog) We have all the fixings for them,and all the utensils and paper products that we will need. We  will have pop, water in coolers and ice to ice down your cool beverages. All you have to do is bring a side dish, such as Baked beans and Potato Salad, some tasty desserts and chips and just come Hungry!! The place again is the Log Cabin just inside the Main Entrance of Silver Park in Alliance just South of the State Street (RT.62 and  S. Union Ave (RT.183) intersection on S. Union Ave or for you coming north on Route 183 the park is the second and largest entrance to the park  past the traffic light to the Alliance Middle School . The time we will eat will be at 6PM and the grills will be turning out all those fine Burger's, Brat's and Dog for you to enjoy.  A couple cold Watermelons would just hit the spot!!!  The Annual AARC Picnic is our kick off to our Summer Field day on June 22-23 in Sebring. Later on August 10, we will be providing communications for the Greater Alliance Carnation Festival Grand Parade. Then as the Summer winds down, we will be providing communications for Alliance Rotary Club's Annual Castle Run on Labor Day September 2nd. Wives and significant others are always welcome to the picnic and our meetings through out the year. See You at the picnic and "On the Air".
Pride in the Carnation City,
Ron Rittenhouse  KE8HCY

May, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Alliance Amateur Radio Club

May 8, 2019 Meeting Minutes

The yearly membership renewals were due by March 31. You need to pay your dues for this fiscal year to continue to be a current member in good standing. $15 Sustaining, $10 Full, $5 Associate, $1 Family. You can download the form from the club website (w8lky.org) and mail it to the club P.O. Box listed at the top of the form, or you can attend the next meeting and fill out the form there, and pay your money. The club secretary will have forms for you to use.

Meeting called to order by: President Ron Rittenhouse (KE8HCY)

Devotion led by: Frank Sanor (WA8WHP)

Pledge of Allegiance led by: Benjamin Davis (KD8KMQ)

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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.

[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!!!!!!!
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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