We Have been asked for help again this year. The parade day a November 25th, the day after Thanksgiving. I feel it is our obligation to help out when the need arises. If you can help, please reply back as soon as you can.

Thanks,
Bryan
kb8elg@hotmail.com

The club Field Day page has been updated with our operating statistics for 2011.  The FCARC (K8BXQ) finished with a score of 4,160 with 1,135 contacts. That allowed us to finish 11th out of all divisions in category 7A, and 1st in Ohio in category 7A.  The ARRL has their stats available here.

The next club meeting will be held on November 21st at the County Administration Building (same as the Drivers License Bureau), 152 S. Fulton St, Wauseon.  The club meeting will be at 7:30pm.  This is the last regular meeting of 2011, The December club meeting will be the holiday dinner at The Barn restaurant in Archbold.

Notes to pass along:

- The Archbold Festival of Lights Parade is Friday November 26th at 6:00pm.  I have not heard from any of the club officers if the Archbold PD is requesting our assistance this year or not.  Details will follow as they become available.  As always, Mr and Mrs AB8RC wanted to pass along that you can feel free to stop by after the parade to warm up and have some munchies.
- The Christmas Dinner is set for December 19th at the Barn Restuarant in Archbold.  The dinner replaces our normal club meeting.  Members are responsible for the cost of their dinner.

Upcoming Hamfests:

11/19/2011 Fort Wayne, IN
12/04/2011 LCARC, Harrison Township, MI
01/15/2012 Hazel Park, MI
02/19/2012 Livonia, MI

Helping Hams

An old fashioned antenna raising!  One of our radio club members took a direct lightning hit this summer, destroying a vertical VHF antenna and damaging the control elements on his StepIR.   After a few months of acquiring replacement components, we started putting the system back together.  New enhancements to the StepIR included a 40 meter element, replacing the main feed point, and a heavy duty pivot plate that keeps the beam elements horizontal to the ground while the tilt tower is raised and lowered.  We got the beam balanced and positioned before a strong thunderstorm moved in and stopped work for the afternoon.

Click on the image to view additional photos from the afternoon...

Hi folks, sorry for the delay in this.  I wrenched my back pretty good and did not make the meeting on Monday.  I have some notes courtesy of KB8ELG:

The meeting was called to order at 7:35pm with 12 members in attendance.  Introductions were made and the treasurer's report was read.  Committee reports follow:

The next club meeting will be held on October 17th at the County Building (same as the Drivers License Bureau), 152 S. Fulton St, Wauseon.  The club meeting will be at 7:30pm.  There are two regular meetings for the rest of 2011, The December club meeting will be the holiday dinner at The Barn restaurant in Archbold.

A few Notes to pass along:

- A quick thank you to everyone who helped out at the Lockport 5k run/walk last Saturday.  We had 10 club members on hand which was perfect for the length of the course. 
- Ed Roth passed along a silent key, Stanley Fauver (W8ZHQ) of Wauseon.  While off the air for some time now due to health issues, Stanley was one of the last charter members of the club.  Stanley passed away October 3 at the age of 92.

Upcoming Hamfests:

10/16/2011 Kalamazoo, MI
10/23/2011 Sterling Heights, MI
11/19/2011 Fort Wayne, IN

Upcoming Events:

11/21/2011 November Club Meeting
11/25/2011 Archbold Festival of Lights Parade (?) (waiting on more info)

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