I just found out about Gary passing away last November.  Gary Lee Wodtke, 74, of Swanton, OH passed away November 1, 2020.  Arrangements are entrusted with Habegger Funeral Services.  Habegger Funeral Services is honored to serve the Wodtke family.  We encourage you to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.habeggerfuneralservices.com

Siefker Auction Company will be holding an Auction for the radio equipment and other items of Jim McBride (K8JPD) on Saturday, April 17 at 10:00am.  The location is 801 Greenview Ave, Delta, OH 43515.  A PDF of the items is included here.

Fulton County Amateur Radio Club Emergency Services Deployment Exercise
April 14, 2021

On April 14, 2021 at 8:00 P.M. the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club and the Emergency Services Net will be conducting a deployment exercise, in which we will attempt to cover the entire county. We are asking all hams to assist in this event if possible.

The purpose of this net is to test our repeaters, along with our individual equipment to make sure we are ready for an emergency, along with making sure we can cover the entire county. We will be doing this with not only mobile radios in our vehicles but will be working with HT’s as well. There will also be some exercises conducted on Simplex to simulate the repeaters being down.

Here is an outline of how this will work:

March Meeting Notes

Club Meeting On the Air (147.195) roll: kb8elg (p), kb8elh (t), kd8kbu (s), w8tux (es), kd8zke (vp), kg8fm, kd8qhd, kd8wsl, kb8gom, ka8kds, wb8zoi, ke8itj, ke8qfj, ke8qjv, ke8eju, ke8ong, nc8nc, ke8reg
The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 18 members and guests in attendance on the 147.195+ k8bxq repeater.
Silent Key Report:
Members in Distress: nothing to report
Treasurers Report: no report over the air
Bills to Present: nothing to present
VE Testing: KD8ZKE reported three interested in testing for March 27.
Hamfest Committee: The next FCARC sponsored Hamfest will be the summer trunk swap on June 5, 2021, followed by the Winter Hamfest on December 4, 2021. Both events have been registered with the ARRL.
Old Business:
  • KD8ZKE is now officially the VE lead for the Fulton County VE Team.
  • No further requests for assistance from the County EMA at this time for their Covid clinics, but we will be at the ready should our help be requested.
  • KE8ITJ completed paper work with the County EMA regarding the LEPC committee. The only items remaining are to sign the papers in person which will be sent to Columbus for final approval.
Emergency Services:

Our VE team will be resuming testing on the last Saturday of the month starting February 27, 2021. The location is set for the Fulton Masonic Lodge at 400 Main St in Delta Ohio.  Testing time is 9:00am.  Please visit the testing section of the k8bxq.org website for further details.

All Training will be conducted in a virtual setting
Sessions - Please make note of the dates and times are in Eastern Time
Saturday, March 13, 2021 11 AM to 1 PM EST
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:30 to 3:30 PM EDT
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:30 to 8:30 PM EDT
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 6:30 to 8:30 PM EDT
Online Registration Links Onlinie - https://www.weather.gov/iwx/Spotter_Event_List
General Information
Training is free to attend
Registration is limited to 150 per session
Individual Registration is requested
​After Registration you will be provided a confirmation e-mail with the webinar link
Program lasts approximately 2 hours - we will take a brief stretch break
The training IS NOT county specific
Recommended age is 14 and older
Call: 574-834-1104
Email: nws.northernindiana@noaa.gov,michael.lewis@noaa.gov
Facebook: @NWSNorthernindiana
Twitter: @NWSIWX
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