Silent Key - Marvin Buntain W8JLH

Marvin Keith Buntain, 83, Kokomo, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home on Thursday, November 4th, 2021. He was born in Williams County, Ohio on May 14, 1938 to the late Charles and Bonneita (Clymer) Buntain. Marvin is survived by his daughters Julie (Brent) Heitz of Toledo, Ohio, Sheila Richardson of Kokomo, grandson Ryan Richardson of Kokomo and sister Janet Funk of Bryan, OH. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews, as well as very good friends (you know who you are).

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Mitchell Bundy, brother Wayne Buntain and sister Sharon Nisley.


New Shirt Design on the Way!

Thanks to KE8ITJ for spearheading the effort to craft a new club logo and shirt design for the FCARC.  As it stands now, the shirts will have imprints on the front upper left, and across the back.  The shirts will feature a left side pocket as well. The costs for the shirts are $15 for club members, $20 for non-members. What we need to determine is how many to order and what sizes people will need.  Please reach out to with the quantity you want and the sizes.  We are trying to get them ordered and shipped before the Hamfest so they will be available for pickup there.  See a Full Size Image Here


Silent Key: John Dvorack KD8BIN

I received this communication from John's wife Doris:

This is Doris Dvorack, wife of John Dvorack (KD8BIN).  It is with great sadness I advise you of John's passing on Sunday, October 17th due to pancreatic and liver cancer.  Although he was not active recently, he took immense pride and enjoyment in being a Ham Radio Operator.  

Visitation is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 22 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2255 Central Grove (corner of Anthony Wayne Trail & Sherwood), Toledo, OH.  Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 a.m.  Interment Riverside Cemetery, Maumee, OH.  

Donations in John's memory may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. 


October 2021 Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:35 pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 16 members in attendance, introductions were made and the pledge of allegiance was given by all.

Silent Key: Robert Cook (KX8Q) September 30, 2021

Members in Distress: KE8ITJ reported that KA8KDS continues to improve in health. 

Treasurers Report: No changes from last month

Bills to Present: Nothing to present.

Hamfest Committee: The December Hamfest is set for December 4th at Ruihley Park Pavilion in Archbold, OH. Table prices have been set at $15 and will include admission.

Repeater Committee: A maintenance day/health check still needs to be conducted at the backup repeater site to check the health of the 440 gear and the backup Kenwood 2m machine.

Old Business:

  • The club participated in the September 25 Masonic Lodges on the Air contest. The club worked 3 masonic lodges and 49 QSOs for a score of 147.

New Business:

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