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.
See you at the meeting!
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!
Last Month's Meeting
Minutes of the AARC (for October Meeting delayed for Holloween.)
November 7, 2022
The meeting was called to order by Ken Sande, KC8QNI. Twelve members were present.
The secretary assigned a nonexistent call sign that had to be amended. The ammended minutes were approved after a motion was made by Ginny, W8TTX, seconded by Don, N8BZF. Motion passed.
The 50/50 pot generated $18.00. It was won by Steve, KE8MFY. Steve was not allowed to donate the money back to the club.
Treasurer's report was given by Mark, NU8Z. Currently we have $3751.45. Our big expenses this month are $99.00 for equipment insurance and liability insurance of $200.00. Motion was made to accept the report by Ginny, W8TTX, seconded by Ken, W8NEV. Motion passed.
CAP donation was discussed and it was agreed to hold the donation until after the first of the year.
An inventory of old equipment from silent key Rich Jones, K8UV, was passed around to see if there was any interest in purchasing these items from his widow.
Fort Wayne, IN, is having a Ham Fest November 19-20.
Today, November 7, is Ginny's (W8TTX) birthday. There was no interest in conducting a spanking machine in her honor, but she accepted our rousing rendition of the Happy Birthday song.
An election for club officers for 2022-23 was held. The results of the election are: President-Ken Sande (KC8QNI), Vice-President-Bob Warwick (K2IBM), Secretary-Tom McMichael (KE8PAG), Treasurer- Mark Hinkleman (NU8XZ).
Current board members: Norm (W8TTH), Ken (W8NEV), and Tom (KE8PAG). Proposed board for the upcoming year: Norm (W8TTH), Ryan (KE8MSW), Ken (W8NEV) and Steve (KE8MFY). Candidates will be vote on during the November meeting. Ginny, W8TTX, made a motion to close the nominations. Mark, NU8Z, seconded. Motion passed.
It was discussed that we need a second signatory on our bank account for the club's financial interest. It was decided that the president's signature should accompany the treasurer's signature on the checking account.
Future club activities were discussed. Topics mentioned were a Fox Hunt and DX'ing. The club is open to more suggestions as long as no one dies or gets hurt.
Motion to adjourn was made by Norm, W8TTX, seconded by Mark, NU8Z. Motion passed.
Respectfully submitted, Steve Orlowski, KE8MFY
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