Hey Everyone Just wanted to update you on the mast project 98% done  Just a little air supply plumbing yet to do and trailer lights. then waiting on Brian KB8ELG to finish the top for the rotor, he had the hard part. --KC8UOM

There are not enough thanks to give to Tom Servos (KC8UOM) for his efforts in spearheading the club Pneumatic Mast project.  The amount of time and effort he has put into creating this for Field Day 2012 is greatly appreciated.  Here are some pictures he recently sent out from the build.  Click on the images for larger versions.

The following is from our Ohio State Government Liaison, Nick Pittner, K8NAP. I would like to take this time to thank Nick, and the many, many others who donated thier time to get this Bill to where it is today. For video of today's legislative passing, visit http://www.ohiochannel.org/MediaLibrary/Collection.aspx?collectionId=108260 Start at the 10 minute mark within the April 24th video.

73, Frank Piper - KI8GW

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

Notes to Pass Along:

April 21 is the Michigan QSO party, more info can be found at http://www.miqp.org

Upcoming Hamfests:

04/14/2012 Milford Swap and Shop: Highland, MI
04/14/2012 Cuyahoga Falls
05/05/2012 Cadillac AR and Computer Swap, Cadillac, MI
05/18/2012-05/20/2012 DAYTON!!!!
06/02/2012 FCARC Hamfest: Tedrow, OH

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 8pm Informal Two Meter & ARES 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:

A summary of the FCARC meeting notes for March 19th, 2012:

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm with 21 members and 1 guest in attendance.  Minutes from the previous meeting as well as the treasurer's report were read and accepted.

Committee reports follow:

Education: The VE Team held testing at the Delta Public Library in conjunction with the Technician Class.  We also had two drop in participants.  We issued passing grades for 1 new extra class license and 1 new technician.  Testing returns to the Archbold Police Station for March 31st.  Dave Nelson (KA8KDS) reported we have one person scheduled for technician, so walk-ins re welcome. Make sure to bring a copy of your license if you are upgrading.

KB8ELG is still planning on a second class this year, probably a week or two after the Fulton County Fair.

From our friends down in Findlay, the Findlay Radio Club is holding an Open House Saturday March 31 at the Findlay Radio Club, 1333 west Sandusky St in Findlay, OH.  It will be from 8 AM til 8 PM - Drop by any time and meet club members, see the club house and equipment, antennas, etc.     

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