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.

As we attend indoor activities of the AARC, we might want to take into account the latest COVID recommendation by the County Health Department  COVID-19 Transmission Level at “HIGH".  The Delta Variant Identified in Lenawee is prevalent.  Masks are recommended based on the finding that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people have substantially the same virus load in their noses, and thus can equally transmit this very contagious Covid variant. Furthermore the, vaccines are less effective against the Delta variant, particularly among older people and possibly children. The ventilation in the CAP building is very inadequate for virus transmission protection. Think of your kids, parents, and older club members, then consider wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, and using hand sanitizer.

See you at the meeting!
 

Last Month's Meeting

Minutes of the Adrian Amateur Radio Club 
October 25, 2021
 
The 50/50 raffle was won by Ryan KE8MSW ($13 to the club and $12 to Ryan). We also raffled off an ARRL book,  won by Steve KE8MFY. 
The motion to approve the Secretary's Report was made by Mark NU8Z, seconded by Ken. 
The motion to approve the Treasurer's Report was made by Don N8BZN, seconded by Ken KC8QNI.
Richard King from the CAP came to speak to us. He talked about how the CAP needs people to do Emergency Communications and work with FEMA. If any of us were to join the CAP, we would wear official uniforms, and we would run their Communications Room and teach the cadets how to use radios (their frequencies).  The CAP would like to do more missions,  with our help. 
 
Elections 
The elections were by ballot.
Norm W8TTH and Mark NU8Z tallied the votes.  Ken KC8QNI won the Presidency, Bob K2IBM was second, so by rule he becomes Vice President.  Ginny W8TTX received a plaque of appreciation for serving as President all these years. 
Mark NU8Z made a motion to waive elections for Treasurer and Secretary, since the nominees are running unopposed  (Steve KE8MFY for Secretary and Mark NU8Z for Treasurer), Norm W8TTH seconded. 
 
Nominations for Trustees 
The present Trustees are Ken W8NEV, Norm W8TTH and Mark KE8EKF. The nominees are Ken W8NEV, Tom KE8PAG, Don N8BZN and Norm W8TTH.  Elections for Trustees will be at the November meeting. 
 
Mark NU8Z made the motion to adjourn,  Tom KE8PAG seconded. 

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!