John “Jack” W. Joyner, age 73, of Delta passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee. Jack was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 5, 1945 to John & Myra (Hugerford) Joyner. He worked for Sprint as an Electronics Tech retiring in 2005. A family man, Jack was a loving husband to his wife Dottie and was very proud of his children and grandchildren. Jack was a member of Mooresville Lodge No. 78 F. & A. M. in Mooresville, Indiana and later transfer his membership to Fulton Lodge in Delta, becoming a 50 year member. Jack loved to take things apart and learn how they worked. He was also a ham radio operator for many years. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 51 years, Dottie; children, Jennifer (Jason) Yost; Rebecca (Rick) Helminski; John T. (Nikki) Joyner; Stephen (Crystal) Joyner and 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Susan Joyner; and his parents John and Myra. Friends will be received Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 5-8 P.M. at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109, Delta where Masonic Services will be held at 7:30 P.M. Sunday evening. A celebration of life for Jack will be held at 11 A.M. on Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Delta Church of Christ, 500 Providence St., Delta. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Ohio Masonic Home Endowment Fund, 2655 W. National Rd., Springfield, Ohio 45504.

March Meeting Notes

The meeting was called to order at 7:32PM by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 11 members in attendance.
 
Silent Key: No Reports
 
Members in Distress:
 
- Jim McBride (K8JPD) who had knee surgery in January and was able to attend our meeting last night.
- Dave Nelson (KA8KDS) who had a heart related incident in January requiring a pacemaker was also in attendance and reported feeling well.
- Allen Nash (KC8UQU) reported he will be going in next for hip replacement surgery, please keep him in your thoughts for a speedy recovery.
 
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 David Claar (W8TUX).  All present approved.
 
Bills to Present: Nothing to present.
 
Membership Report: The current count stands at 33 paid and lifetime members.
 
Education Report:
 
- KD8KBU put on a digital mode workshop on March 2 at the Fulton Masonic Lodge in Delta.  Despite poor band conditions, they were able to make several QSOs on PSK31 and FT8.  There were 8 in attendance from around Northwest Ohio.  Interest by others who could not attend may prompt a repeat of the workshop later this summer.
 

On March 20, 2019 at 8:00 P.M. the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club and the Emergency Services Net will be conducting a deployment exercise, in which we will attempt to cover the entire county. We are asking all hams to assist in this event if possible.

The purpose of this net is to test our repeaters, along with our individual equipment to make sure we are ready for an emergency, along with making sure we can cover the entire county. We will be doing this with not only mobile radios in our vehicles but will be working with HT’s as well. There will also be some exercises conducted on Simplex to simulate the repeaters being down.

Here is an outline of how this will work:

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:
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