Due to the national emergency, this week’s Canton Amateur Radio Club meeting will not be held at the usual Stark County EMA location.
Instead, we will conduct the meeting over the air, on the W8AL repeater. Club officers will act as net control. Attendence will be taken by roll call, using the 2020 club roster. Others may check in after the roll call. The W8AL repeater is located in Canton and can be heard on 146.79 MHz with a PL of 141.3 Hz.
If you prefer, you may listen (but not transmit) to the meeting on the internet in two places. One is the W8AL.ORG web site. Click REPEATERS on the menu bar, then click on the player which appears. The other method is to browse to nx8j.perbit.stream/player, then click the PLAY control that appears.
The business portion will begin at 7:30 PM, followed by a discussion on QRP operations led by Roger W8VE.
The Canton Amateur Radio Club trustees and officers met at 7pm on Thursday July 11th 2019 to go over the 2019 Field Day logs, scores, and submission. Present at the meeting was Dale NX8J, Justin W8JKC, Roger W8VE, John K8ISS, and Dennis K8AGB.
Justin W8JKC presented the log files of both HF stations, the 6M/VHF station, and the GOTA station in a breakdown via Excel spreadsheet. This breakdown, as well as the final ARRL submission will also be presented to the membership at the next club meeting on July 17th 2019.
After reviewing all of the logs, the submission was sent/completed via the ARRL website (shown below). The trustees and officers also held a brief discussion towards preliminary planning for 2020 Field Day; what needs to change, what we could do better, etc. Any club member having additional comments, suggestions, or concerns should present them to the officers/trustees, preferably at the July 17th 2019 meeting, or via email.
A brief breakdown is as follows: 80M CW QSO: 208 80M PH QSO: 146
40M CW QSO: 366 40M PH QSO: 22 40M DIG QSO: 1
20M CW QSO: 3 20M PH QSO: 30 20M DIG QSO: 91
6M CW QSO: 2 6M PH QSO: 12
This equates to a total of 887 QSO’s made during the 24 hour Field Day period, and a claimed QSO score of 3,118 pts (with 2x emergency power bonus).
For bonus points the club qualified/earned a total of 850 points including: 200 points for 100% Emergency Power 100 points for Media Publicity 100 points for Public Information Table/Booth 100 points for 5 Natural Power QSO 100 points for an Educational Activity 100 points for a Safety Officer 100 points for Social Media 50 points for submitting via the ARRL website.
The final score factoring all QSO’s and bonuses for 2019 comes to 3,968 points. The club operated as W8AL, Class 2A, ARRL Section OH, with a GOTA call of AC8UE and a total of 38 participants.
The Alliance Amateur Radio Club, W8LKY, is holding an entry-level Technician licensing course starting July 6th. The class will run for 12 weeks, each Saturday from 5p to 7p, and are held in the Cafeteria Conference Room at Aultman Alliance Hospital (200 E State St, 1st Floor). While the class is completely free, participants will need a USB Flash Drive or SD card with at least 1 GB of free space for the study materials. For more information, contact Frank Sanor WA8WHP via email: [email protected]