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

April 24, 2023

President Ken Sande, KC8QNI, called the meeting to order: 7:34pm

Number Present:

19 members present

Minutes Report::

Motion: Ginny, W8TTX

2nd : Don N8BZN

Motion Approved

Treasure’s Report:


Mark NU8Z reported a thank you letter was received from the Civil Air Patrol for the AARC $600 donation for building use.


Dues from 3 members paid last month.


Mark did pay for the Dayton Hamfest club expense: $175 (Mark paid with his card and will reimburse later).


Total Current Balance in Club’s account: $3,620.54

Motion to accept Treasure Report: Don, N8BZN

2nd : Norm, W8TTH

Motion Approved


Total fund: $30

Winner: Dan, KD8IJBNew Member

Old Business


Sky Warn Virtual Training dates available on their Web Site.

June 6 at 7pm, Tuesday

For more information go to Adrian Club Web Site or Michigan SkyWarn web site:


Dues are Due


Emergency Coordinator Update

          Still need an EC. If anyone is interested in the EC position contact Bob, K2IBM. The position of Section Manager has been recently filled


Echo Link Update

          Bob, K2IBM, reported that there are some technical problems. Mark, NU8Z suggested that if we want it we will need to just do it. Some discussion about needs. There needs to be stable internet access. Ryan,             KE8MSW, offered his internet access. Bob also suggested we contact Alex.


Fox Hunting Update

          Mark, NU8Z proposed that we start with one event with teams sent out to find out if we want to do more. A possible Monday Night event. Mark will send out plans for building a yagi antenna.


Weather Station Update

Ryan, KE8MSW reported that he and Tom, KE8PAG are planning to connect with Addison Fire Department. Ryan did report that Hudson and Onsted Fire Departments. have recently installed stations.

New Business


Upcoming Hamfests

Fulton Hamfest, June 3 (in Tedrow)


Chelsea Swap, June 4


Monroe Hamfest, June 18


Dayton Hamfest, May 19 – 21

Steve,KE8MFY announced, Toledo canceled their bus for the Dayton trip. Steve would rent a van of whatever size we need. The cost is to be shared by all who ride. Contact Steve if you want to take advantage of this.


Silent Key

Ken, KC8QNI announced:

         Linda Dygert, KB8EMA passed away from cancer.


ARRL Field Day – June 24 – 25

Tom, KE8PAG will look into it and report back.


Bob, K2IBM, announced that the Club Web Site has a link to the Club Face Book page. 90 people are signed up as members on the FB page. He also uses FB to make announcements for the Club and invited members to take advantage of it.


Don, N8BZN announced:

        The next Monroe Club Technician Class and Exam is June 10 at 8:30am to 3:30. “Ham by 4pm!” ussion


Motion to adjourn:

Mark, NU8Z Motioned

2nd: Norm, W8TTH

Meeting ended 8:39pm

Next Meeting: June 5 , 2023

Respectfully Submitted,

Tom McMichael, KE8PAG, Secretary