Summer Events

There are a few hours left in the 2019 ARRL Field Day Event, so stop reading this email and go work some stations!  Or keep reading if you'd like.  We had a fun time on on Saturday, running a 7A class and also trying to work a few satellites when the opportunity presented itself. There are still a few guys out at the woodlot making efforts to run until the 2pm end time.  If you have no other plans for the day, please consider stopping out this afternoon to help with tear down. 

Field Day Draws Closer

Hi folks,
First and foremost, the Club Field Day web page can be found here:

Field Day 2019 is 23 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 20. Remember the event starts on Saturday, June 22 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 with Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Please keep in mind we run 100 watts or less to stay in our category. If you are not planning on running the full length of contest, please note that in your reply. Consider sharing antenna/rig space with another participant that might also want to only run part of the time. Remember
that we are restricted to only three simultaneous modes on each band: CW, Digital, and Phone. All bands are open except 12, 17, 30, and 60.

If this is your first time running Field Day, or if you have been doing this for years, please take the time to read through the contest rules here:

As you may have heard, we have been asked to help with parking at the Swanton Fireworks on June 29th at 6:30. If we meet at the same place as last year, we will meet on the North side of the school at the visitor parking lot. We can do this easily with 4 to 6 people.

Since we have enough advance notice this year, I was thinking we could meet up an hour or so early and cook up some burgers and dogs and make this a fun club event and not just parking cars.

May Meeting Notes

The meeting was called to order at 7:30PM by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 12 members and guests in attendance.
Silent Key: Jack Joyner (N8BSR) passed away in April, several club members attended the funeral services.
Members in Distress:
- Jim McBride (K8JPD) continues to recover after his second knee replacement surgery.
- Allen Nash (KC8UQU) has been cleared for hip replacement surgery.
The Finance Report was read with motion to approve by WB8ZOI and seconded by W8TUX.  All present approved.
Bills to Present: KB8ELG presented two bills:
1. Liability Insurance Premium for 2019-2020 ($200).  Motion to approve: WD8KRS, Second by: KA8KDS
2. Repair parts for the 60amp solid state power supply ($103.15). Motion to approve: W8TUX, Second by: KB8CBY
Repeater Report:
Building maintenance was performed two weeks ago to install the heat/air conditioning unit at the primary site.  We also made note that there are several exterior trim boards that are rotting and should be replaced.  Another maintenance day may occur this Saturday (weather permitting) to replace those boards and apply a fresh coat of paint.
The secondary site is also long overdue for maintenance. We need to check SWR on the 440 Fusion system, and replace K8LI's loaned power supply with the newly repaired 60amp.  A date has not be set as of yet.
New Business:
KB8ELG has requested a call to action for assistance in finishing the antenna and radio project at the Fulton County Health Center.  The director has offered the following dates to complete the project:
April 27
May 11
May 18

I am fairly certain the remaining tasks are to terminate the ends on the antenna feed, mount the VHF antenna, test the rig.  This should be easy to wrap up in one visit.  Please contact KB8ELG if you have any questions or are available to help the hospital wrap up this project.

John “Jack” W. Joyner, age 73, of Delta passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee. Jack was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 5, 1945 to John & Myra (Hugerford) Joyner. He worked for Sprint as an Electronics Tech retiring in 2005. A family man, Jack was a loving husband to his wife Dottie and was very proud of his children and grandchildren. Jack was a member of Mooresville Lodge No. 78 F. & A. M. in Mooresville, Indiana and later transfer his membership to Fulton Lodge in Delta, becoming a 50 year member. Jack loved to take things apart and learn how they worked. He was also a ham radio operator for many years. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 51 years, Dottie; children, Jennifer (Jason) Yost; Rebecca (Rick) Helminski; John T. (Nikki) Joyner; Stephen (Crystal) Joyner and 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Susan Joyner; and his parents John and Myra. Friends will be received Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 5-8 P.M. at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109, Delta where Masonic Services will be held at 7:30 P.M. Sunday evening. A celebration of life for Jack will be held at 11 A.M. on Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Delta Church of Christ, 500 Providence St., Delta. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Ohio Masonic Home Endowment Fund, 2655 W. National Rd., Springfield, Ohio 45504.

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