Meetings

The Adrian Amateur Radio Club meets the last Monday of every month with the Board meeting at 7:00 pm and the general meeting at 7:30 P.M. Come Join the fun, dues are $25 per year for full membership.  If you would like to join the club, print and fill out this form and follow the directions on the form.

The club meets at the Lenawee County Airport, Civil Air Patrol Building on Cadmus Road in Adrian.  Click here for map. Map of 2667 W Cadmus Rd.

Effective June 22nd, there will be no Covid-19 restrictions due to the low incidence of positivity found in Michigan testing and the low number of actual cases.  This is effective for everyone, vaccinated or not.  However with the "D" virus variant on the increase, it would be an excellent idea to get vaccinated if you haven't done so already.
 

See you at the meeting!
 

 

Last Month's Meeting

Minutes of the Adrian Amateur Radio Club
August 2021
The 50/50 was won by Allen KE8QQT. He got $14.50.
Secretary's Report--Motion to accept made by Mark NU8Z, seconded by Norm W8TTH. Motion passed.
Treasurer's Report--We have 2 new members, John and his son Josh. Ken W8NEV made the motion to accept, Norm W8TTH seconded.  Motion passed.
 
Old Business
Hamfest--Mark NU8Z talked a little about it. Steve KE8MFY and I will handle tickets, Art is in charge of parking, Ginny will buy less food, no hot dogs, raise the price on donuts.
Upcoming hamfests--Cadillac September 18th, Ft. Wayne in November
Elections--Nominations for officers will be at the September meeting. I reiterated that I will be stepping down as Secretary. Ginny will be stepping down as President. She talked about term limits (for the office of President only). Mark NU8Z made the motion to limit the term of the President to two consecutive years. Steve KE8MFY seconded. There was some discussion., and the motion passed.  Bob K2IBM will email everyone and put it on the website. He will also write up an amendment to the bylaws to reflect that change. 
Discussion of how much family dues are--we don't have a family rate.
The local SKCC has a new newsletter with lots of good info.
The motion to adjourn was made by Denny, Tom seconded.
Neil gave a talk on the Hall Effect.

 

 

 

More Fun at AARC

Monday nights the CAP building is open from 7:00 p.m. until approximately 8:30 p.m., except the last Monday of the month which is the regular club meeting time.  This is a good opportunity to get to know club members other than over-the-air contacts.  Discussions range from interesting aspects of amateur radio to whatever is on someone’s mind.  The club station will be available and is a good way to try your hand at some HF operation.  Experienced club members will be happy to show you how to operate the club station.

 Tuesday and Thursday nights CW club nets can be found on 10 meters.  Specifically, the CW nets run from 8 to 9 P.M. on 28.050 MHZ.  On Tuesday nights, the net members usually use keyers, but anything can be used.  On Thursday nights, straight keys are usually used, so the speed is much slower.  The net is happy to slow down if someone is still developing their CW skills.   The last Thursday of the month everyone is encouraged to try their hand at using a bug.   The CW nets are run in round table format

 Also, on Tuesday and Thursday nights there is a club phone net on 10 meters.  The phone net follows right after the CW net, beginning at 9 o’clock and ending at 10 P.M.  That net can be found on 28.328 Mhz, plus or minus QRM.  The phone net is completely informal with people using break-in or VOX to make comments.

Finally, on Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. there is the ARES net on 145.37 MHZ 2 meter repeater This is a directed net which helps club members become comfortable operating in a format that might be used during emergencies.  Different people are strongly encouraged to take net control in order to gain practice running this kind of an operation.  The net is a good time to test portable communication rigs that might be used under emergency situations.  The time to find out that you can’t hit the repeater with your HT is NOT when a tornado is spotted in the field!

 Everyone will get more enjoyment out of being members of the AARC if you take part in some of the activities other than coming to the monthly club meeting.  Get active, come on out to the Monday eyeball sessions, and try out some of the nets.  Being an active member of AARC is fun!