October 17, 2022 Meeting Minutes

10/17/22 The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 14 members in attendance, introductions were made and the pledge of allegiance was given by all.

Silent Key: WD8KRW Bill Grieser 10/12/22. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/fcnews/name/william-grieser-obitua…

Members in Distress: KG8FM: struggling with kidney stones and bladder cancer

Corrections to Minutes from Previous Meeting: none

Treasurer's Report: unchanged; no fiscal activity this month

Live Amateur Radio Technician Class

This is a class open to the public who would like to consider getting their ham radio license. You can attend in person at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 858 South Shoop Ave, Wauseon OH or you may attend via Zoom with the link provided. We plan to hold the class on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7pm. The cost of the class is free, however we do encourage students to purchase a technician license prep book, or download an app for their device to assist them with their study. The purpose of the class is to reinforce some of the material you will study, and the majority of the preparation will be on your own time. This class will be a great help to have success in passing the test. Successful operation of ham radio will happen hands on once you are licensed!

OSPOTA 2022 This Saturday

Hi folks,

OSPOTA 2022 is next Saturday, September 10, and I wanted to supply a few details for those planning to attend.  The radio contest portion starts at 10:00 am and runs until 6:00 pm.  Details about the rules, modes of operation, and bands used can be found here: https://ospota.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/OSPOTA-Rules-1Jan2022.pdf…; The main https://ospota.org/ site has a bunch of other information, including park maps.

We will be at the Marzolf Shelter House on the South West side of the park, It is best to come in from County Road M.  

As usual, we will have a cookout, with plans to heat the grill up sometime between noon and 1:00 pm. 


August 15 2022 Meeting Minutes

8/15/22: The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 24 members in attendance. Introductions were made and the Pledge of Allegiance was given by all. FCARC feels more like a family than a business. This meeting is being broadcasted by Zoom provided by KE8ITJ

Silent Key: none


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