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
May Meeting presented June 6, 2022

 


The meeting was called to order by the president, Ken Sande, KC8QNI
Minutes from the April meeting were approved, motioned by Barb, NM8I and seconded
by Ginny, W8TTX.

Fifty-fifty - The pot was $32.00 and $16.00 was won by Ken Leininger, K8KDL.
Treasurer Report Information was presented Mark H, NU8Z. There was no written
report because of a bank clitch that needed to be resolved. Full report at the next
meeting.

Old Business

Hamfest was held in Fulton County.
New fees for tests will be increasing to $50.00. Thirty-five dollars go to the Feds and
$15.00 for the exam.

New Business

Silent Key: Cletus Brooks, K8TLT, passed on May 16, 2022. A moment was spent reflecting
on the many lives he touched. And with his passing, that leaves a need for a new ARRL
emergency coordinator.
As you know, this is an important position.

Club website-After much difficulty and effort, Bob Warwick, K2IBM, has the club
website up and running again.
(Note: the board has authorized Bob to use his own discretion on how to proceed with
dealing with our website host concerning the above. We have agreed to reimburse him
for reasonable costs. [No trips to Maui.] )

Monroe Hamfest-To be held June 19, 2022, at the Monroe Fairground.
Field Day 2022-The AARC is invited by the Monroe club to participate with them. It is to
be held at the Vienna Township Park, Temperance, MI, on June 25th.

New Ham- Welcome Andrew Beel, KE8UWJ, from Blissfield.
Closing- Motion made by Barb, NM8I, and seconded by Ginny, W8TTX. Motion passed.
So moved.
Short program presented by Mark, NU8Z