Due to electrical repairs/upgrades that are being completed at the site that hosts w8al.org, this website and w8al.org email will be down for most of the day on Tuesday, May 28th, starting around 8am. For any questions or concerns during the outage, contact Justin W8JKC at (330) 452-1460.
The Canton Amateur Radio Club will hold two seperate events demonstrating amateur radio to the public over the next few weeks.
The first event is the annual ARRL Field Day, which takes place on the 4th full weekend in June every year. Join us June 22nd and 23rd at the Dearman Family Farm, located at 2345 Baum St SE in Canton. Starting at about 10am Saturday and running continuously through approximately 2pm Sunday, CARC members will be making contacts (QSO’s) with other ham radio operators throughout the United States and some even globally as part of an emergency preparedness communications exercise. See http://arrl.org/field-day for more information. Set-up for Field Day 2019 will take place on Friday, June 21st starting at 4pm. Licensed amateur radio operators can call us on the club repeater, 146.790- PL 141.3 for talk-in, directions, or other information.
Following Field Day, CARC members, in cooperation with the Madge Youtz branch of the Stark County District Library system, will hold a public display of amateur radio. Join us from 1pm to 4pm on Wednesday June 26th at the Madge Youtz branch, located at 2921 Mahoning Rd NE in Canton. CARC members will be demonstrating and explaining what amateur radio is all about. See https://events.starklibrary.org/event/2059752 for more information.
For more information on either event, you may call us at (330) 452-1460 or by sending us an email using the form on our Contact page above.
The Stark County VE Team has announced an upcoming exam session.
The session is set for Saturday, May 25th at 8:30am.
Please arrive between 8:00 and 8:30 to allow time for registration and other paperwork.
It will be held in the Stark County EMA/EOC, which is the lower level of the Stark County Sheriff Complex located at 4500 Atlantic Blvd NE in Canton (US RT 62 between Broadway and Kirby/Harmont).
Park in the visitors lot (first lot on the right when you enter the complex), walk straight across to the main Sheriff’s office entrance (not the jail entrance on your left). Watch for the signs.
Both sessions are conducted thru ARRL/VEC.
Interested person(s) may contact Rex Simmons, NX8G with any questions: [email protected] or (330) 832-0609.