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
December Meeting-- January 9, 2023
President Ken Sande KC8QNI called the meeting to order: 7:38pm
16 members present
Ken reported spelling & call sign errors of last month minutes
Approval with amendments:
Motion: Norm W8TTH
2nd : Don N8BZN
Mark Hinkelman NU8Z reported:
Income: from 2 Membership Dues
Expenses: P.O. Box Fee
Use of Civil Air Patrol building
Insurance is updated.
Don N8BZN motioned to accept Treasure’s Rpt.
Steve KE8MFY 2nd.
Pot total: $26
Winner of pot ($13) Scott W8AKY
New Board for 2023:
Sande KC8QNI reminded the Members that he has been approved by the AARC to
be a second signatory on AARC bank accounts and checks and that he and
Treasurer Mark NU8Z will meet with the bank to make it official.
Bob K2IBM informed the Club of the requirement to report the MARC( Michigan Area Repeater Counsel) for Club Repeater power and he has done that. The Trustee of Club Radios/Repeater is Bob. Once a year a report is to be given.
Dues are due.
CAP donation was done
Bob K2IBM reported that it is the responsibility of the ARRL Section Manager to appoint the Lenawee County Emergency Coordinator after Cletus Brooks K8TLT went Silent Key. That has yet to be done. Bob suggested that maybe the club should contact the Section Manager. Don N8BZN offered to talk to ARRL Great Lakes Division Director: Dale R Williams, WA8EFK.
Also, there is a good selection of equipment in possession of many club members that actually belongs to the County. Bob reported that the new EC would look into that.
Motion to adjourn: Ryan KE8MSW
2nd: Mark H. NU8Z
Passed: 7:58 pm
After Meeting Program:
Given by Mark NU8Z
Contesting on the air and other on the air activities
Tom McMichael KE8PAG, Secretary