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.

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 AARC
 June 27, 2022

 

The monthly meeting was called to order by President Sande KC8QNI. We were honored to have Jay and Diane as guests. Jay indicated that he has a current HAM license and hasn't been active lately. We welcome you and would love to have you return, as a guest or a member.

Results of the 50/50 drawing- a $32 pot was generated, $16 was won by Ken Baker W8NEV.

The minutes were approved as submitted. Motioned by Norm W8TTH, seconded by Tom McMichael KE8PAG.

Treasurer's Report

 

The banking error was corrected by the bank and the roster was brought up to date. The report was approved as submitted. Motioned by Don Fritz N8BZN, seconded by Norm W8TTH.

Old Business

 

"Website Woes" to quote Bob Warwick K2IBM, our website master; we did experience a short downtime again. Bob pointed out that he is watching our site closely. It is reassuring to have Bob on top of this and making sure our internet presence is consistently online. When our service agreement comes to term, Bob has said that he will have no problems switching us to another host. and very possibly save the club some money.

Monroe Hamfest Report, by Don Fritz N8BZN-response was very positive and attendance was good for the first show in 2 years because of Covid.

Monroe Field Day- a good time was had by all. It was also reported that Barb Wilson NM8I was a real trooper and stayed all night for this event.

Emergency Coordinator-the position is still open at this time. The Section Manager is interviewing candidates.

New Business

Approaching AARC Hamfest is scheduled for Saturday, September 18. Job assignments: sign up early to secure your preferred spot. Mark NU8Z has indicated that he is willing to accept bribes in small unmarked bills to place you in your favorite job. He also said that all bribes will be passed on to the treasury.

Adjournment

 

Meeting was adjourned, motioned by Mark NU8Z and seconded by Norm W8TTH.


Program

 

This evening's program was presented by Neil Pearcy K8ND and Denny Boydston WE8Z on participating in special events stations Great Lakes Ships and specifically the Schoonmaker docked in Toledo, now a museum ship.