9/18/23: The meeting was called to order at Fulton County Museum and Welcome Center, 8848 State Hwy/ 108, Wauseon, OH 43567 at 7:30 pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG). 23 members were in attendance, introductions were made and the Pledge of Allegiance was given by all.

Silent Key: none

Members in Distress: none

Corrections to Minutes from Previous Meeting: none

Treasurer's Report: presented.

  • Bills/Income presented. FCARC equipment sold-- $400 income.

Plaque for FCARC Silent Keys? HIT Trophy in Archbold? Will continue to discuss.

Repeater Maintenance: meet 10/14/23.

Double check back up repeater, was told everything was unplugged in shed. County Road M and 16, get a hold of the persons. Make sure back up will work in case K8BXQ repeater goes down.


Fox Hunt: KC8HDG will be the next Fox, planned Sunday 10/22/23 at 2:00PM. Meet at Fulton County Museum and Welcome Center.

POTA activation monthly using FCARC call sign 10/21/23 9:00 to 12:00 PM. Memorial for Silent Keys. Looking for names and call signs-- needed by Monday prior to that weekend.

OSPOTA: 9/9/23 10:00-6:00PM (1400-2200 UTC). Harrison Lake State Park. Preliminary results 29 parks in Ohio, 731 QSO's. 21, 199 total. Previous score last year, 2022, FCARC 10th place, in 10th place. Top 3: KE8SZL, KE8UTX, KB8QJF on 20m, 40m. 5 stations, 12 operators, over an 8 hour period. Furthest QSO was from Japan in the last hour of the day (AB8RC and KE8OKA). No station sat idle during the day. Shout out to Technician class running the 10m station-- it was rough! Final results should be in by November meeting.

Simplex Net 9/3/23-- successful field test at Fulton County Fair by KB8ELG, KE8OKA, KE8ITJ.


November 11, 2023 Veterans Day. Memorial for veterans. Looking for names and call signs, needed by Monday prior to that weekend.

Charitable donation from Fayette Schools: donated four VHF 16 channel HT's, free to any club member.


    Winter Hamfest: Sunday December 3, 2023. Ruiley Park in Archbold. Arrive time/set-up: 0730. Doors open at 0900.


    2023 FCARC Christmas Party: Blue Ribbon Diner in Wauseon. Saturday 12/16/23 6:00 PM.

    Club Nets:

    • Sunday at 8:00pm on the 1st Sunday is the Simplex Net-- 146.46

    • Sunday at 8:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Sunday is the Preparedness Net – 147.195+

    • Sunday at 8:00pm on the 3rd Sunday is the Emergency Services Net—147.195+

    • Sunday at 8:00pm on the 5th Sunday is the DMR Net on Brandmeister 3171544 (K8BXQ).

    • Weeknights at 10:30pm Bud's Midnight Madness Net -- 147.195+

    • Wednesday at 8:00pm Wednesday Night Net

    • Thursday at 8pm 6M Net -- 1st Thursday 50.400 AM, 3rd Thursday 50.125 USB, all others 52.525 FM Simplex

    Latest Club Information:

    VE Testing: The club gives testing at 9:00 am the last Saturday of each month at the Fulton County Museum and Welcome Center. 8848 State Hwy 108, Wauseon, OH 43567. Contact Sandra Schwind KE8UTX if interested. Her email address can be found on the k8bxq.org website under the VE Testing section.

    Saturday morning breakfast at the Delta 109 at 9:00 AM, in downtown Delta, OH.

    The next regular club meeting will be 10/16/23 7:30PM at Fulton County Museum and Welcome Center. 8848 State Hwy 108, Wauseon, OH 43567

    A motion to adjourn was made by KE8QJV and seconded by KE8QJU all were in favor.  KB8ELG closed the meeting at 8:52pm


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