Hello everyone, once again the time of year has come around for the annual Delta Chickenfest. We have been contacted to assist by  the festival director as well as the Delta Police chief & Fire dept. Chief  to assist with the Fireworks on Friday night, the 5k run Saturday afternoon, and the parade on Sunday. (I think they like us). We are to meet Friday evening by the restrooms by the pool. by no latter than 10PM. Then again on Saturday at the police dept.by 4:30 PM. And finally on Sunday by 1:15  PM for parade assignments. I know not everyone can be there to help, but I ask that if you at all can make it to all three or just one, PLEASE do so. As always bring an HT with extra charged batteries if you have them, as well as any safety vests you may have. I will be putting this info out on the several nets in the area. This really is a great opportunity for our club to shine. It would appear e have a better then good relationship with the local government agencies, and we should make every effort to maintain and improve them. Please e-mail me at kb8elg@hotmail.com if you can help so that I can give them some idea of the number of people we can provide.
 
Thank You,
Bryan KB8ELG
FCARC...
Just an FYI to the group, I placed a reservation for the Marzolf Shelter House at Harrison Lake State Park on September 9. This is the date for the annual Ohio State Parks on the Air contest ( http://www.ospota.org/ospota/index.php).  In the past few years we have combined the contest with a cookout for the club members as an "end of summer" event.  Let me know if you will be by to either operate, socialize, partake in the cookout, or all of the above.  
 
Due to the nature of the contest, and the limited band and mode selection, it is not practical to run more then 3 rigs in that confined area.  The contest is SSB only, on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10. The goal is to try to contact other parks in the state of Ohio, so NVIS is the name of the game.  In the past we have found 80, 40, and 20 to be about the best for working within the state.  
 
I propose we setup stations that are assigned to one of those frequencies (40 can also run on 15 without much effort, and 10 can be a wildcard assigned to one of the other stations).  There will be more details as the event draws closer.
I spoke with the Swanton Police Chief as we discussed at the meeting. He does need help and even though  5 or 6 could do the job, he would like 10 people if we can get that many together.
 
Our task would be to help park cars before the fireworks and make sure people don't go in a direction that would take them to the shoot area. Once the show starts we will be finished and can enjoy the show and go our own way.
 
He would like to meet with us at about 5:45 at the practice field for the band. It is located in the SW corner of the high school lot/ west end of the student parking lot. Like I said we would be done when the fireworks start which he expects to be about 10:00.
 
I recommend everyone have a reflective shirt or vest, a flashlight, and make sure your HT is charged. 
If anyone has any questions, please contact me at dclaarjr@roadrunner.com, or text me at 419-279-1292.
 
Thank You,
 
Dave Claar
W8TUX
Edgar H. Zysset, age 89, of Perrysburg, Ohio, formerly of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 14, 2017 at Waterford Assisted Living at Levis in Perrysburg.  He was born October 28, 1927 in Biel, Switzerland to the late Charles and Martha (Niederer) Zysset, and he served in the Swiss Army.
 
Mr. Zysset came to the United States in 1957 as a mechanical engineer, working the majority of his years at Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc.  His success as a mechanical engineer led to him having multiple patents to his name, including the soda can pop tab (US 5232114 A).
 
While living in St. Cloud, Florida, Mr. Zysset was a member of the Society of Plastic Engineers and American Radio Relay League.  He moved to the Toledo, Ohio area in 1981, most recently residing in Swanton, where he was a member of the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club and Delta United Methodist Church.
 
Mr. Zysset is survived by his son, Charles (Sigrid) Zysset; daughters, Aimee Matheny and Marianne (John) Cante; as well as 6 grandchildren.
 
 
Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 21st from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631), where services celebrating his life will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Teresa Wenrick officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at the Swanton Cemetery.


Memorial Contributions may be made to Delta United Methodist Church, the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club or the Parkinson's Foundation of Northwest Ohio.
 

May 15 Meeting Notes

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 13 in attendance.
 
The Finance Report was read with motion to approve by Ed Roth (WD8KRS) seconded by Bill Lampe (KD8WSL).
Minutes from previous meeting were distributed in advance vie email with no corrections.
The Membership report stands at 48 total paid and lifetime members.
 
Bill to Present: Bills were presented from Lindsay Infante for flowers for James Beck's funeral service, and club liability insurance.  Motion to pay was made by Ed Roth (WD8KRS) seconded by Bill Lampe (KD8WSL).
 
Silent Key:
 
James Beck (KC8DPM) passed away earlier in the month, flowers were sent and several club members paid a visit.
 
Upcoming Events:
 
June 3 is the FCARC Summer Hamfest.  We will meet on June 2 at the Roth Family Woodlot in Tedrow at 7:00pm to discuss hamfest proceedings and assignments.  Food and Beverage plans were finalized, offering water, soda, coffee, and donuts.  Door prizes will be purchased by Craig Szczublewski (KD8KBU) for a maximum of $125, an increase from last month, which was motioned by Dave Claar (W8TUX) and seconded by Allen Nash (KC8UQU).  Ticket sales will be handled by Dave Claar (W8TUX) and Craig Szczublewski (KD8KBU), the club table managed by Ed Roth (WD8KRS), food and beverage sales by Angela Infante (KB2AVN), and vendor PR by John Meyers (KD8ZKE).
 
Hi folks, 
 
First and foremost, the Club Field Day web page can be found here: 
 
http://k8bxq.org/fieldday 
 
Field Day 2017 is 45 days out and it's time to start thinking about club participation.  We will be setting up at the Roth Family Woodlot in Tedrow/Wauseon again this year, and since we usually only run the 24 hour period, we can begin setup after 8:00pm on Thursday, June 22.  Remember the event starts on Saturday, June 25 at 2:00pm. 
 
If you are bringing your rig and are planning on running the full 24 hour contest, let us know what bands and modes you are capable of running (remember your license class restrictions, you can only run where you are licensed for).  If you have a laptop for running the logging software please bring it along, along with your rig and antenna system.  Make sure to bring plenty of power extension cords to tie into the generator, as well as plenty of antenna feed line so we are not setting up on top of each other. 
 
On the note of laptops, we run a networked logging software which aids immensely in filing the report with the ARRL, as well as keeping track of who is running on the allowed bands and modes.  This software will work work with Mac, Windows, and Linux. 
 
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