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
August 29, 2022
The meeting was called to order by Ken Sande, KC8QNI. Fourteen members were present and we had two guests, Brian and Kay Bowman. Brian is a HAM and has been inactive but would like to get back into the hobby.
Minutes for the July meeting were approved as submitted. Motion was made by Norm, W8TTH. It was seconded by Ginny, W8TTX. Motion passed.
Treasurer's report was given by Mark, NU8Z. The mix-up at the bank last month was straightened out and no further problems have been noticed. We are currently showing a balance of $2,692.00. Motion to accept Treasuer's report was made by Barb, NM8I, and seconded by Ginny, W8TTX. Motion passed. Seed money for our HAM Fest in September was withdrawn by Mark.
There was an $8.00 pot. The winner was lost to history, or at least remains anonymous in case he or she wins a billion dollars next drawing.
Tom McMichael, KE8PAG, successfully upgraded to General class license. Congratulations! (Do you want us to salute you?)
Announcements 9/10: Okemos HAM Fest 9/11: Findley HAM Fest
AARC HAM Fest is 9/18. The majority of our time was devoted to the final details getting ready. Mark, NU8Z, was clarifying tasks to be done, job assignments, starting times, and set up. There is still a need for tables. A big thanks to Mark for his leadership.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:33 pm, motioned made by Tom McMichael, KE8PAG, seconded by Barb, NM8I. Motion carried.
Respectfully submitted, Steve Orlowski, KE8MFY