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!
AARC Meeting Minutes
Minutes of AARC Meeting
January 29, 2024
Meeting called to order at 7:35pm
By President Ryan, KE8MSW
19 were present!
Total fund: $36
Winner: Ken, K8KDL ($18)
Motion: Don, N8BZN
2nd : Jake, KD8PFH
Mark, NU8Z, reported
Updated Roster was passed around for any needed corrections.
Current Club Account Total = $3387.34
Deposit made of $189
Bob, K2IBM, was reimbursed for his payment to the Club’s Web Service and also the Web Site Service Contract was discontinued.
Motion to Accept:
2nd Don, N8BZN
Treasurer Report Accepted
NEW CLUB MEMBER
Welcome! Tom Mitchell, KE8KCM
Sky Warn Training
Ryan, KE8MSW, reported the Sky Warn Web site has now posted the training dates.
Call for VEs
Ryan, KE8MSW, reported that two individuals are interested and he, also, invited others to contact Denny, WE8Z, or make inquiries through the AARC Web Site.
Up Coming Events & Programs Announcements
Programs for after Club Meetings
President Ryan asked for suggestions
Field Day Reminder
June 22 for 8 hours on Saturday. Location to be determined
Learning to triangulate and find a hidden transmitter. This will take place during warmer weather. There will be a test run by a few Club Members then it will be open to ALL interested Club Members.
Ham Radio Events Available to All
Mark, NU8Z, reported that the Ann Arbor club is sponsoring a bus to Dayton Hamfest.
Ken, K8KDL, reported that the Toledo club may be a part of the Ann Arbor Bus.
Sign up by March 10. There will be a cost.
Reminder of the Adrian Amateur Radio Club Hamfest Date
Mark, NU8Z, reported that admissions will $6 and Flee Market $5.
No new business to report
Adjournment of Meeting
Norm, W8TTH, Motioned to adjourn
2nd: Phil, KE8INU
Meeting ended 8:05pm
Next Meeting: February 26, 2024
Respectfully Submitted, Tom McMichael, KE8PAG, Secretary
After Meeting Program:
“National Traffic System In Practice” by Ryan, KE8MSW.
Ryan presented a Power Point presentation on the basics of NTS and its fundamental purpose and how to receive and send. He also talked about the future of NTS.