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
September 25, 2023
Meeting called to order at 7:36pm
By President Ken Sande, KC8QNI
18 were present!
Total fund: $50
Winner: Mark, NU8Z ($25)
Motion: Don, N8BZN
2nd : Barb, NM8I
Mark, NU8Z, reported
Updated Roster was passed around.
Dennis Anderson, Passed Technician Tests at
Current Club Account Total = $4166.35
Mark reported Club equipment purchases & Hamfest expenses.
Motion: Norm, W8TTH
2nd Eric, K8JVW
Weather Station Update
Ryan, KE8MSW, reported that Addison Fire Dept. continues to wait on their Ladder truck to be repaired in order to install.
. Adrian HamFest Follow-up:
Made about what we did last year; down on the Gate and Flee Market and attendance, did good with the food purchases but, made a little more than last year.
Airport Director requested not to park on grass area where drainage is located.
Food cost up 30% from last year, along with porta-potty rental. Cost for tickets was good.
Testing during Hamfest:
Bob, K2IBM informed:
Two attended for testing. One passed Technician and the other passed her General.
Mark suggested we raise Gate Ticket prices and Flee Market cost. Possibly raising Gate Price to $6 and Flee market still under consideration.
Thanks to everyone that helped out!!
Steve, KE8MFY, Our provider can do more anytime.
Nominations for 2024 Club Officers.
Mark reminded the club the reason we changed the Policy for office of President to a 2 year term was to avoid that position turning into a long term position thereby discouraging anyone from running for that office.
Nominations for Officers are as follows:
President: Ryan Martin, KE8MSW & Bob Warwick, K2IBM
Treasurer: Mark Hinkleman, NU8Z
Secretary: Tom McMichael, KE8PAG
Norm, W8TTH, motioned to close Nominations
Dan, KD8IJB, 2nd.
Club Approved; Nominations closed
Adjournment of Meeting
Don, N8BZN, Motioned to adjourn
2nd: Norm, W8TTH,
Meeting ended 8:08pm
Next Meeting: October 30, 2023
By Neil, K8NP
The next generation of telephone (before the current generation). Electronic era.
Respectfully Submitted, Tom McMichael, KE8PAG, Secretary