April Meeting Notes

Hello everyone, here are notes from the Monday night Club meeting:

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm with 20 members and guests in attendance. The Finance Report was read and accepted, and the annual PO Box bill was voted to be paid.

Membership: The club currently has 48 members

Committee reports follow:

Education: KE8RU reported that the technician class did not go off as expected with only one individual showing up for the class.  The attendee was supplied a copy of the study guide since he would not be able to attend the next two class installments.  He hopes to make the testing session at the end of the month. Going forward, it was suggested that individuals registering for the class pre-purchase the course materials to give the class some value.

Hamfest:  The Summer Hamfest is coming up June 6.  More time will be spent at the May meeting for planning what type of assistance we will need from club members to make this another success.

Field Day: Field Day is also rapidly approaching June 27-28.  It's not too early to plan what bands you might want to consider working, and partnering up with other club members who might want to work the same band and modes.  This would allow us to get far better utilization on those bands and modes then we have seen in the past.

April Club Meeting

The next club meeting will be held on April 20th at the County Administration Building (same as the Drivers License Bureau), 152 S. Fulton St, Wauseon at 7:30pm.
 
We are into the Spring season, which means our Hamfest and and Field Day will be here before we know it.  Please plan on attending to discuss these events.
 
Upcoming Events:
04/19/2015 Williams County Club Meeting w/ARES Ohio Section Coordinator
 
Upcoming Hamfests:
05/15/2015 Dayton, OH (5/15 to 5/17)
06/06/2015 Tedrow, OH (FCARC Summer Swap)
06/07/2015 Chelsea, MI
06/21/2015 Monroe, MI
 
The Williams County Amateur Radio Association is pleased to announce that,  Stan Broadway (N8BHL), will be our guest speaker, Sunday April 19, 2015 at 7 pm.  Stan is the Section Emergency Coordinator for the Ohio Section of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES).  Stan is a longtime ham, and is retired from a busy fire/EMS dispatch center near Columbus, OH. He is also a volunteer firefighter. His varied amateur radio interests include RTTY, PSK31,contesting, dxing and mobile HF.  One of his most notable accomplishments is transforming of an RV trailer into a mobile communications trailer.
 
Stan will be speaking about his vision for the future roles of ARES in emergency preparedness and operations in Ohio.  The Williams County ARA meetings in the new Williams County E-991/EOC building at 1425 East High St,  (Ohio Route 34) on the eastside of Bryan.  All area amateur radio operations and the general public are invited to be our guest at this special event.
 
The Williams County Amateur Radio Association is a member club of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) the National Association for Amateur Radio.

March Meeting Notes

Hello everyone, here are notes from the Monday night Club meeting:

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm with 22 members and guests in attendance. Minutes from the previous meeting and the treasurer's report were read and accepted.

Committee reports follow:

Education: KE8RU has opted to switch coursework material for the Technician Class from the ARRL Technician Study Guide to the Gordon West Technician Test Preparation guide.  All people involved with the upcoming class felt it provides a better entry level experience, while focusing mainly on the test pool.  The manuals actually come at a cost savings as well.  Andy was reimbursed for 6 manuals which will be used for the April Technician Class.  The W5YI group has also made available their PowerPoint presentation for the instructor, which accompanies the manual.

Repeater Committee: Plans are still rolling forward to take advantage of the Yaesu DR-1X club promotion.  The club voted to advance $500 to KE8RU who will use his personal credit card to pay for the acquisition (that is the only method Yaesu is accepting for payment), and hopes to have the paper work turned in this week, ahead of the end of March deadline.

Memorial Committee: No Report.

Members in Distress: As we have been reporting, Alan Nash's (KC8UQU) mother is currently in hospice care following a stroke in February.  Ben Murray also reported Don Law's (KD8SUF) mother passed away this month, Don frequently checks into the nets on the K8BXQ repeater.

The next club meeting will be held on March 16th at the County Administration Building (same as the Drivers License Bureau), 152 S. Fulton St, Wauseon at 7:30pm.

Upcoming Hamfests:
03/14/2015 Kalamazoo Twp, MI (was Marshall/Crossroads)
03/15/2015 Toledo, OH
04/11/2015 Highland, MI (Milford)

Further details can be found at the ARRL Website:

    http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/search

Club Nets:
Weeknights at 10:30pm Bud's Midnight Madness Net -- 147.195+
Wed at 8pm Informal Two Meter & ARES Net -- 147.195+
Wed at 9pm 6M Net -- 50.400 AM on the first Wednesday of the month
Wed at 9pm 6M Net -- 52.525 FM Simplex

Latest Club Information:
On the web: http://www.k8bxq.org/
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fulton-County-Amateur-Radio-Club/206939596...
E-Mail list: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/fcarc

VE Testing:
The club gives Testing the last Saturday of each month contact Tom Servoss (KC8UOM) if interested, you can find his phone number on the www.k8bxq.org website under the VE Testing section.

Spring HAM Radio Class

The 2015 amateur radio (ham radio) classes are here again!
 
The Fulton County Amateur Radio Club is pleased to offer entry level ham radio classes starting in April. The classes will cover all of the material needed to obtain you entry level or technician class license.  The classes will start on april 11 at 10am at the Masonic Lodge 248 in Delta.  The lodge is located at 101 Lincoln Street next to the public library.  The world of amateur radio is very different than it was 20 years ago, but still provides a great service to the community in both emergency and non-emergency situations.  Interested? Contact us at www.k8bxq.org/class or call 419-822-5038
 

Members in Distress

We learned that overnight Allen Nash's (KC8UQU) mother suffered a stroke.  We have no further information at this time, but please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

February Meeting Notes

Hello everyone, here are notes from the Monday night Club meeting:
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm with 22 members and guests in attendance. Minutes from the previous meeting and the treasurer's report were read and accepted.
 
Committee reports follow:
 
Education: KB8ElG and KE8RU will be working out the curriculum for a Technician Class in April.  The current plan is April 11, 18, and possibly the 25, depending on progress.  The plan would be to either have the students take a test on the 25, but if not ready, working with the VE team to have a special session on May 2.  Approval was granted from the club for KE8RU to purchase updated Technician Class manuals from the ARRL ahead of the class. KB8ELG reports we have three people interested, with a possible fourth.  The plan is to hold the class at the Masonic Lodge next to the library.
 
Hello everyone,
 
Our annual Weather Spotter training, sponsored by the National Weather Service out of North Webster, Indiana, and Fulton County EMA is scheduled for March 5, 2015 at Northwest State.
 
This training is FREE! 
 
Please share the attached flyer with any groups that you are affiliated with.  This class is for anyone and everyone who is impacted by weather (that is YOU!)
 

While most club members are aware of this, Eva Rosebrock, mother to Bob Rosebrock (WB8ZOI) passed away on January 18th.  Visitation will be Wednesday, January 21st from 4 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora.  Funeral Service will be held Thursday, January 22nd at 11:00 am at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Metamora with Interment at Amboy Township Cemetery.

Further details and the obituary listing can be found at Weigal Funeral Home website.
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