Silent Key: As reported earlier this week, Ralph Smith (W8HG) passed away on Saturday. There was visitation tonight, where WB8ZOI delivered a card. The service will be Tuesday the 22nd. The family has provided a list of local organizations and charities to donate to in lieu of flowers.
Members in Distress: It was reported that John Myers (KD8ZKE) father passed away last week, our condolences go out to him and his family.
The Treasurer report was read and moved to be accepted by KC8PCU and seconded by K8JPD. Bills to present included shipping and insurance charges for the repeater amplifier, totaling $81. KC8PCU moved to pay the bills, seconded by KD8QHD.
Committee reports follow:
Membership: We have 56 Paid and Lifetime Members, thank you for your continued support.
Education: the first three Saturdays in February have been targeted for a Technician Class. The class will be produced by KB8ELG, KC8PCU, and W8TUX. The venue will be the Masonic Lodge in Delta. Time to be determined.
Repeater: The amplifier has been returned from the manufacturer. They benched the unit and could find no fault after an extended full power test. KB8ELG reported he will replace all patch cables, concerned there may be a bad cable in the mix.
Here's a video of the new Hamvention site, shot from a drone and with narration about what parts of the fairgrounds are going to be utilized.
First, I will not be available that weekend, so I am turning the organization over to Bryan (KB8ELG) who has run in the contest for many years along with me, and understands the format.
Event: Ohio State Parks on the Air & FCARC end of summer Cookout!
Date/Time: September 10th, 2016 12:00pm to 8:00pm, cookout around 2:00pm (setup starting at 10:00am)
Location: Marzolf Shelter House, Harrison Lake State Park
Contact: Bryan - KB8ELG (email@example.com)
The Ohio State Parks on the Air contest is September 10th from 12:00pm to 8:00pm with a goal of working as many state parks in Ohio as possible on HF Phone. Contest rules can be found at the OSPOTA website:
We will be running under the club call-sign K8BXQ. Please coordinate with Bryan (KB8ELG) if you plan on bringing out a rig and antenna. Given the nature of the contest, there are very limited usable bands. However, this is a great opportunity to experiment with operator "shifts" and spotting radios, something we don't get to do in bigger contest like Field Day. If you plan on operating, download and print the following:
Log Sheet: http://www.ospota.org/ospota/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/OSPOTA-LogSheet-...
Park Map: http://www.ospota.org/ospota/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/OhioStateParksMa...