KB8ELG has confirmed they relocated us to the County Admin building, 152 S Fulton St., for tonight's meeting.  Please spread the word! 

The location of the meeting for the next 6 months, and hopefully foreseeable future, will be at the Robert Fulton Agricultural Center at 8770 State Route 108 in Wauseon. The date and time will remain the same.

Hi folks,
As promised, here are the club meeting notes for July 15, 2019.
The meeting was called to order by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) at 7:30pm with 12 members and 1 guest in attendance, the pledge was given by all.  
Members in Distress:
Since their return, Bev Walworth (KC8UJC) has been struggling with some health issues.  While she is recovering, please keep both George (N8EUY) and Bev in your thoughts.
The treasures report was given and a motion to accept was made by Bill Lampe (KD8WSL) and seconded by Ed Roth (WD8KRS).
Repeater Committee:
Hi folks,
The meeting notes from last months meeting slipped through the cracks for me, I am getting those out now.  Thanks to KB8ELH for taking this notes while I was out of town.  July's meeting notes will follow shortly:
The June meeting of the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club was called to order at 7:35PM by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) at the Delta Church of Christ in Delta, with 11 members and 3 guests present.  The pledge was recited by all.
It was reported that Allen Nash (KC8UQU) is doing well after a hip replacement, and Jim McBride (K8JPD) is doing well after his second knee replacement. It is also reported that Bob Switzer (WA8BHP) became a silent key. 
The finance report was read.  Bob Rosebrock (WB8ZOI) made a motion to accept it, which was seconded by Dave Claar (W8TUX), all approved.
Bills were presented for Field Day and Hamfest expenses.  Cass Telles (KD8MNG) made a motion to pay the bills which was seconded by Dave Claar (W8TUX).

Bryan (KB8ELG) spoke with the Delta PD today, and they requested help with a couple more events:

1. Friday night Fireworks: meet at the Police Dept Off of Fernwood at 9:30pm.  Have a vest and a HT available.  Could use as many as we can get.
2. Saturday morning Chicken Run (5k I think). I will get details on this, but we only need a handful of people to cover the country roads.
3. Sunday Parade.  I have already posted about this, but please let us know if you are able to help.  The parade starts at 2pm, plan on being at the Chicken Festival no later the 12:30p, Bring water, sunscreen, a hat, and a HT.  

Summer Events

There are a few hours left in the 2019 ARRL Field Day Event, so stop reading this email and go work some stations!  Or keep reading if you'd like.  We had a fun time on on Saturday, running a 7A class and also trying to work a few satellites when the opportunity presented itself. There are still a few guys out at the woodlot making efforts to run until the 2pm end time.  If you have no other plans for the day, please consider stopping out this afternoon to help with tear down. 

Field Day Draws Closer

Hi folks,
First and foremost, the Club Field Day web page can be found here:


Field Day 2019 is 23 days out and it's time to start thinking about club participation. We will be setting up at the Roth Family Woodlot in Tedrow/Wauseon again this year, and since we usually only run the 24 hour period, we can begin setup after 8:00pm on Thursday, June 20. Remember the event starts on Saturday, June 22 at 2:00pm.

If you are bringing your rig and are planning on running the full 24 hour contest, let us know what bands and modes you are capable of running (remember your license class restrictions, you can only run where you are licensed for). If you have a laptop for running the logging software please bring it along, along with your rig and antenna system. Make sure to bring plenty of power extension cords to tie into the generator, as well as plenty of antenna feed line so we are not setting up on top of each other.

On the note of laptops, we run a networked logging software which aids immensely in filing the report with the ARRL, as well as keeping track of who is running on the allowed bands and modes. This software will work with Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Please keep in mind we run 100 watts or less to stay in our category. If you are not planning on running the full length of contest, please note that in your reply. Consider sharing antenna/rig space with another participant that might also want to only run part of the time. Remember
that we are restricted to only three simultaneous modes on each band: CW, Digital, and Phone. All bands are open except 12, 17, 30, and 60.

If this is your first time running Field Day, or if you have been doing this for years, please take the time to read through the contest rules here:

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