The National Weather Service (NWS), in conjunction with Lucas County SKYWARN® and the Lucas County Emergency Management Agency, will be holding a SKYWARN® Severe Weather Spotter Training class on Saturday, March 26th 2011 10:00 a.m. St. Luke’s Hospital Auditorium in Maumee, Ohio.  The class will last around 2 hours and includes a multimedia presentation.

Gary Garnet, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Cleveland, Ohio, organizes the training each spring. It is open to all citizens interested in severe weather recognition, reporting, safety and teaches:

Basics of thunderstorm development
Fundamentals of storm structure
Identifying potential severe weather features
Information to report
How to report information
Basic severe weather safety

What: Basic CERT Training

Where: Defiance County EMA Building
22491 Mill Street
Defiance, Ohio

When: March 1st, Tuesday: 6-9 pm.
March 3rd, Thursday:6-9 pm.
March 5th, Saturday:8am-4pm.
March 6th, Sunday : 1pm-4pm.

This is a free training for anyone interested in being involved in the Community Emergency Response Team

Please contact Paula Fairchild @ 419-782-1130
e-mail or

please call by Feb.25, Respectfully, Terry Habegger de w8uy

Due to inclement weather expected in Fulton County this evening, we are canceling the February meeting. The next regular club meeting will be March 21st. Please direct any comments or concerns to myself ( or Bryan Patterson (

We are sad to report that Nelles Roth (W8UPR) passed away this morning.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Roth family. Visitation will be Monday the 21st from 3:00pm to 8:00pm at the Short Funeral Home in Archbold, OH. Funeral services will be 11:00am on Tuesday the 22nd at the Lauber Hill Church in Archbold, OH (Just north of County Rd 21 and 20A).

At this time we are still planning on holding the monthly club meeting on February 21st at the County Administration Building (same location as the BMV/License Bureau). The club meeting will be at 8:00pm (note the time change for this meeting.). Thanks to Brian Patterson for working diligently with the County Commissioner to find us a temporary spot until a more permanent home can be finalized.

2011 FCARC Hamfest

The Hamfest date has been set for June 4th, 2011, so mark your calendars and we hope to see you in Tedrow.  The flyer can be downloaded hereThe Fulton County Amateur Radio Club holds a Hamfest and Tailgate Party on the first Saturday in June. 

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