OSPOTA 2021 Update

EDIT 9/3: We were able to reserve the Marzolf Shelter House.  We will be in our usual location this year.

Hi folks, 

We are just a little under two weeks out from the event.  I took a recon trip out to HLK on Sunday to review a couple of the picnic areas the park offers, since both the Marzolf and North Shelter houses are booked for that Saturday.  I would welcome any suggestions based on my observations below.  I have a map to reference the sites I am referring to available  here:  https://k8bxq.org/sites/k8bxq.org/files/2021-08/hlk.jpg

1. The picnic area on the south side of the lake between Marzolf and the boat launch has adequate parking, a lot of picnic tables, and grills as well. There are plenty of trees to string antennas also. We would probably want a couple of 10x10 easy-ups to shelter from the sun and possibly any rain. The downside is that there is no restroom/outhouse within convenient walking distance.

OSPOTA 2021 Coming up on September 11

Hi folks, for those not in the know, OSPOTA, or Ohio State Parks On The Air, is coming up on September 11.  The contest runs from 10 am to 6 pm and the club has been activating Harrison Lake State Park for the past few years. The multiplier for the contest is other State Parks in Ohio, but any and all QSOs can be logged and used as contacts against those multipliers.  We usually set up a few rigs and encourage any club members to come out to play on HF for the day.  In recent years, we combine this with an end-of-summer cookout around 1 pm.  That is still the running plan for this year.

Reminder about August Club Meeting

The August 16th stated meeting will be at the Delta 109 in Delta, OH at 7:30 pm.  You are responsible for your own dinner costs.  Since summer meetings tend to be a bit on the more relaxed side, with many of the big events past us, it was proposed we do a combo dinner and club meeting.  See you at the 109!

MilComm Net This Thursday

This coming Thursday is the 5th Thursday in the month, which means the 8:00pm 6-meter net is going MilComm! Bust out the old green machines and join us on 52.525 MHz FM mode (no tone please, some of us have RF-10's). No MilComm equipment? No worries! Join us anyhow on any FM mode 6-meter equipment and marvel at the width of the signals.

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VE Testing Location Change

A quick word on VE Testing: The location is changing to the Fulton County Administration Building, 152 S Fulton St, Wauseon, OH 43567. We'll be in the same room as our club meetings on the second floor. The time and date remain the same. This will be considered a permanent change.

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A different kind of club meeting for August!

Ready for something different? How about a club meeting and dinner?  We eluded to this in the meeting notes sent out, and to make it official, the August 16th stated meeting will be at the Delta 109 in Delta, OH.  Yes, we are still meeting at 7:30pm, and yes, you are responsible for your own dinner costs.  Since summer meetings tend to be a bit on the more relaxed side, with many of the big events past us, it was proposed we do a combo dinner and club meeting.  See you at the 109!

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