Who: Fulton County Amateur Radio Club - Craig Szczublewski KD8KBU
Where: Fulton Lodge 248, 400 Main St, Delta, OH 43515
When: Saturday March 2, noon - 3pm
What:
 
The goal of the workshop is to offer an introduction to HF Digital Mode operations using some of the popular modes like FT8, PSK, and RTTY.  The workshop will review home-brew and commercial rig interfacing options, popular general purpose and mode specific software, digital mode differences and QSO examples, and with enough time, some hands-on QSOs on live equipment.
 
I'll pre-print some of the reference material I'll be covering, but you might want to bring a pen and notebook in case there is anything of interest you want to reference later.
 
Last, I don't profess to be an expert on all things Amateur Radio, but I hope to relay some of the things I have learned from digital mode operations and contesting from the past 10 years.
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:31PM by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with
10 members in attendance.
 
Silent Key: No Reports
 
Members in Distress:
 
   - Jim McBride (K8JPD) had knee surgery in January, current reports is that he is at home and continuing to recover nicely.
   - Dave Nelson (KA8KDS) had a heart related incident on January 25 requiring a pacemaker. He was at tonight's meeting and reports feeling well.
 
Minutes from the previous meeting were electronically distributed last month with no corrections.
 
The Finance Report was read with motion to approve by Bob Rosebrock (WB8ZOI) and seconded by Ron Kuney (KB8CBY).  All present approved.
 
Bills to Present: Nothing to present.
 
Membership Report:
 
We are currently in the midst of our membership renewal drive. The current count stands at 28 paid and lifetime members.
 
Education Report:
 
KD8KBU will be presenting a digital mode workshop on March 2 at the Fulton Masonic Lodge in Delta from noon until 3pm.  The focus will be on getting started in popular HF operating modes like RTTY, PSK, and FT8.  A detailed email will follow.
 
Repeater Report:
 

January Meeting Notes

The meeting was called to order at 7:35PM by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 11 members in attendance.
 
Silent Key:
  • December 17 - Norman Dusseau (N8EYZ)
  • December 19 - Delmar Cadoo (KD8QOH)
Members in Distress:
  • Jim McBride (K8JPD) had knee surgery on Monday, all went well and we wish him a speedy recovery.
  • Allen Nash (KC8UQU) still has hip ailments and is trying a new treatment to help him move around.
Minutes from the previous meeting were electronically distributed last month with no corrections.
 
The Finance Report was read with motion to approve by Dave Claar (W8TUX) and seconded by Allen Nash.  All present approved.
 
Bills to Present: $46.50 for donuts for the Winter Hamfest.  A motion was made to pay the bills by Bib Rosebrock (WB8ZOI) and seconded by Less Sanders (KE8BHW), all were in favor.
 
Membership Report:
We are currently in the midst of our membership renewal drive. The current count stands at 26 paid and lifetime members.
 
Education Report:
No report, but a renewed effort after the first of the year to organize a class will be made.
KD8KBU would still like to present a digital mode workshop sometime in February with time and location to be determined.
 
Repeater Report:
Happy New Year to our members and families, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  As is usual this time of year, I want to push a reminder out to everyone that membership renewals are due in January.  I've had a few folks send me renewals already which we appreciate.  The cost is the same as past years, $15/person, $30/family, and $7/student.  Please remember to make checks payable to the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club. And mail into P.O. Box 521, Wauseon, OH 43567.
 
Our next regular meeting will be 7:30pm on January 21 at the Church of Christ in Delta, OH, 500 Providence St.  This meeting will also include the annual election of officers.
 
There is one Hamfest this month in reasonable driving distance, which is Hazel Park at 8:00am on January 27.  The location is the UFCW Hall at 876 Horace Brown Dr in Madison Heights, MI 48071.

We are sad to report another silent key in our Amateur Radio family, Delmar Cadoo KD8QOH, father of Corey Cadoo KD8QHD, passed away Wednesday morning. For Obituary information, use this link:

 https://www.eaglefuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Delmar-Dean-Cadoo?obId=3960768#/obituaryInfo

Visitation is Sunday from 1:00pm to 3:30pm at Hudson Chapel at 415 W. Main St in Hudson, MI.

Norman B. Dusseau, age 91, of Fayette, Ohio, passed away Monday morning, December 17, 2018 at Windsor Care Center in Gibsonburg, Ohio. Arrangements are pending at Grisier~Weigel Funeral Home in Delta (419.822.3121).

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