5/15/23: 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: Concern about Steve Breece KC8ROU. Reaching out.

Requesting help: WD8PIC requesting help putting up an antenna.

Corrections to Minutes from Previous Meeting: none

Request help: WD8PIC requests help putting up an antenna.

Treasurer's Report: presented.

  • Bills/Income to present: none

  • Motion to approve: WB8ZOI/KC8HDG. Vote approval

FCARC radio equipment:

  • FCARC has obsolete radio equipment--KB8ELG will bring to Summer Hamfest.

  • Yaesu DX10 and Fulton County EMA Office: ICOM 7300. Radios ordered from DX Engineering, awaiting arrival.

  • Equipment donation not been received from Delta yet.

Repeater Maintenance: KB8ELG is acquiring quotes. DX Engineering suggested we talk to Bridgecom for duplexers.

VE/Education Committee: 4/29/23-- one new Technician Class, one upgraded to General Class.

Power supply class: Saturday April 29 and May 13, 1030 AM. Fulton County Museum and Welcome Center. 8848 State Hwy 108, Wauseon, OH 43567. Excellent turn out and content.

Storing Club equipment: Buy enclosed trailer? Where to store? Enlarge Repeater Shack? Will continue to discuss.

After discussion, Simplex Net will be the first Sunday of each month presented by KB8MDF, and DMR net will be presented the 5th Sunday of the month.

Echolink node-- KB8ELG will inquire at Hamvention

Bud's Midnight Madness: Awaiting KC8ROU return to running the net. KB8QJF and K8CAG have been Net Control. Sometimes unable run Friday nights per personal schedules.

Summer Hamfest: June 3, 2023 at the Woodlot in Tedrow. Promote on air. KB8ELG distributing fliers, has reached out to two vendors. K8CAG has offered to bring PA system. Raffles/Door Prizes? (Geochron? Endfed ½ wave? RF760?). Dave's Weiner Emporium for food truck? VE testing available.

Summer Field Day: 4th Saturdayand Sunday in June at the Woodlot.

  • Planning 10-12 stations, very strategic considering all avenues to achieve points. E-certificate awards? Able to camp, pull in campers the night before. Logbook. Interviews with amateur radio veterans. Invite news channels?

Next Fox Hunt? KE8QJV is Fox. Winner will determined by mileage. Available dates: 7/23, 8/13, 8/27, 10/8, 10/29 or 11/12/23.

Swanton fireworks: agreed FCARC will help.

KE8QJV discussed POTA activation monthly using FCARC call sign

    Winter Hamfest: Ruiley Park. Arrive time: 0800. Doors open at 0900.

    2023 Christmas Party: FCARC 2023 Christmas Party will be held at the Blue Ribbon Diner in Wauseon.

    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 6/19/23 7:30PM at Fulton County Museum and Welcome Center. 8848 State Hwy 108, Wauseon, OH 43567

    A motion to adjourn was made by KE8HDG and seconded by KE8QJ all were in favor.  KB8ELG closed the meeting at 8:52pm



    WX Conditions


    Regional Clubs & Repeaters

    Check here to find links to Regional Clubs & Repeaters in the Northwest Ohio / Southeast Michigan area

    County Information

    More information about Fulton County, the communities, and common frequencies used.