Field Day 2020 will be June 27-28.  Our club traditionally sets up antennas on Friday evening and Saturday morning.  All particpants should plan on being ready to run at 2:00pm Saturday.  

Our location is the Roth Family Woodlot at 101 Hill Avenue in Tedrow, OH (just 2 miles west of Turnpike exit 34 on County Rd J).  See more information at the ARRL's Field Day Website.  If you are looking for a Field Day location in your neck of the woods, try the ARRL's Field Day Locator.

We have been given the green light from the county commissioner to resume club meetings at the Administration Building as of June 15.  Given the nature of the current COVID-19 pandemic still in progress, we are requiring facemasks for the meeting.  Meeting time will be 7:30pm.

 

Hamfest this Saturday

As a reminder, the Hamfest is this Saturday. The committee has been meeting and planning the layout of the event to be compliant with the Ohio Department of Health guidelines on outdoor sales events. That being said, PPE/facemasks will be required. The committee has acquired a hundred masks for anyone who does not have their own, but please bring your facemask with you if you have one.  

May Meeting Notes

May 18, 2020
Club Meeting On the Air (147.195) roll: kb8elg, kd8zke, kb8elh, kd8kbu, w8tux, kg8fm, kd8jbs, wd8krs, nc4oh, kb8gom, kd8itj, wb8zoi, kd8pud, kc8pcu, ke8bhw, kb8cby, kb8vtn, wd8pic, kd8wsl, kd5guu, w8tzo
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 21 members and guests in attendance on the 147.195 repeater.
 
Members in Distress: nothing to report.
 
Treasurers Report: no report given on air.
 
Hamfest Committee: The next FCARC sponsored Hamfest will be the summer trunk swap on June 6, 2020, followed by the Winter Hamfest on December 5, 2020.
 
Repeater Committee: We need to schedule a HVAC check in April.
 
Old Business:

April Meeting Notes

April 20, 2020

Club Meeting On the Air (147.195) roll: kb8elg, kd8kbu, kb8elh, kg4nxm, w8tux, kd8qhd, wb8zoi, k8cby, ke8itj, nc4oh, ke8bhw, kd8pud, kd8zke, kd8zkw, w8bkb, kb8vtn

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 16 members and guests in attendance on the 147.195 repeater.

Members in Distress: nothing to report.

Treasurers Report: no report given on air.

Hamfest Committee: The next FCARC sponsored Hamfest will be the summer trunk swap on June 6, 2020, followed by the Winter Hamfest on December 5, 2020.

Repeater Committee: We need to schedule a HVAC check in April.

Old Business:

Additional repeater shed maintenance needs to be performed after spring rain has subsided.

New Business:

There was brief discussion that depending on opening phases for the state of Ohio due to the current pandemic, the summer Swap for June may need to be rescheduled or cancelled outright.  We’ll keep the club members and guests informed.

Good of Amateur Radio:

Bryan (KB8ELG) encouraged all of us to take advantage of this time to get on the air.  He noted many band openings on VHF to listen for.

KB8ELG reminded everyone of our Saturday morning Coffee on the Air on 147.195+ at 9:00am in lieu of our breakfast meeting.

Correspondence/Comments:

W8TUX suggested a club cookout once we are clear of the social distancing requirements.

WB8ZOI was able to get a new ground rod installed today.

KD8KBU reminded everyone to check online for radio contests at https://www.contestcalendar.com/weeklycont.php

As we all remember, Allen Nash passed away in mid February.  His relatives have asked us to post up his radio gear for sale. There is also some bundles of cables and an antenna we are working to get more information on.  Interested parties should reach out to Allen's siste, Teresa Williams. Here is a list of equipment:

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