May Meeting Reminder

The next club meeting will be held on May 16th at the County Administration Building (same as the Drivers License Bureau), 152 S. Fulton St, Wauseon at 7:30pm.

This will be an important meeting to attend as it is the last one before the Summer Hamfest on 4th.  Please plan on attending if you are tasked with helping at this event.

It is also not too early to start thinking about Field Day 2016, which is June 25-26.  We had an epic Field Day last year with the monsoon like conditions, be sure to plan on coming out again to see what this year holds.

Lindsay (K8LI) gave a status report on the duplexer which I will share:
 

The rods in the duplexer are in excellent condition, I did find a broken solder connection on the reject connector on the transmit side input can. This definitely could cause the problem we have been seeing. It would desensitize the receiver. There is no need to send them in for repair at this point. When we sent them in last time they updated the rods to the new style. There is absolutely no arc marks or corrosion on the rods. I'll reassemble the cans and repair the connector and tune them.

Thanks for your patience while we perform service to the main site, it should be back up and running very soon.

Events of Interest:
06/25-26 ARRL Field Day 2016
07/30-31 Maker Faire Detroit (Henry Ford Museum) Saturday & Sunday

Upcoming Hamfests:
05/20-22 Dayton Hamvention
06/04 FCARC Hamfest/Tedrow
06/05 Chelsea
06/19 Monroe
07/17 Van Wert

Further details can be found at the ARRL Website:

    http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/search

Club Nets:
Weeknights at 10:30pm Bud's Midnight Madness Net -- 147.195+
Wed at 7:30pm EC Practice Net -- 147.195+
Wed at 8pm FCARC Club Net -- 147.195+
Wed at 9pm 6M Net -- 50.400 AM on the first Wednesday of the month
Wed at 9pm 6M Net -- 52.525 FM Simplex

Latest Club Information:
On the web: http://www.k8bxq.org/
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fulton-County-Amateur-Radio-Club-206939596063938/
E-Mail list: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/fcarc

VE Testing:
The club gives Testing the last Saturday of each month at the Wauson Public Library, contact Tom Servoss (KC8UOM) if interested, you can find his phone number on the www.k8bxq.org website under the VE Testing section.

Saturday morning breakfast at the Delta 109 at 9:00 AM, in downtown Delta, OH.

-- 
Craig Szczublewski