2018 Officer/Trustee Elections

Note: This post has been corrected. It originally listed Perry Ballinger by mistake, and not Perry Werstler.

The following officer/trustee terms are set to end on September 30th 2018:

President: Dale Lamm, NX8J
Vice President: Alan Lamb, K9ALA
Treasurer: Roger Gray, W8VE
Trustee: Jerry LaRocca, KF8EB
Trustee: Gene Bunner, AC8RH

During the August monthly club meeting this evening, the following persons were nominated:

President: Dale Lamm, NX8J; Alan Lamb, K9ALA
Vice President: Justin Corner, W8JKC
Treasurer: Roger Gray, W8VE
Secretary: No Nominations
Trustee: Gene Bunner, AC8RH; John Patterson, K8ISS; Perry Werstler, N8VXQ

Another round of nominations will occur during the September meeting (Sept. 19th 2018) before the election is held. You MUST be in attendance at the September meeting to cast a vote for the election.

Per Section 2 of the By-Laws:
Officers and Trustees must be 21 years of age, have been an active member in good standing concurrently for at least the previous 6 months, and have demonstrated a regular attendance at 4 of the previous 6 meetings. Both terms shall be for 2 years. September 2018 to September 2020.

Press Release/Information Bulletin – 26JUN2018


26 June 2018
Dennis Moriarty (K8AGB since 1956), Club Trustee for Public Information


2018 Planned Activities, ARRL FIELD DAY, DMR and More.

Ohio is 5th In the USA with 28,000 +/- Amateur Radio Licensees.

In Stark County (Ohio) over 1000 Amateur Radio Licenses have been issued to people of all ages.
Many of the Stark County Radio Amateurs are Members and/or Friends of The Canton Amateur Radio Club.

The CANTON AMATEUR RADIO CLUB (W8AL), Since 1941 is an ARRL “AFFILIATED” ( Since 1943) and a ARRL “SPECIAL SERVICE CLUB’ invites all Radio Amateurs and interested persons of all ages to the following:

The CARC Members & Friends, Breakfast is the Second Saturday of each month at; MENCHES Bros. Rest. 4887 West Tuscarawas St. Canton, Oh. At 08:30 am, Parking at the West Side of the Bldg. NO Steps and Wheel Chair Ramp at the door. Hope to see you July 14th.

The office of Secretary is presently not filled, All available parties are asked to contact President Dale Lamm NX8J.

Your 2018 annual CARC Dues are past due, Associate Member is S10.00 and Full Member is $20.00, payable at the July 18th Meeting.

At the July 18th. Meeting:

The 2018 CARC FIELD DAY preliminary report will be reviewed.

Watch the CARC FIELD DAY PICTURES on the Big Twin Screens.

34 Radio Amateurs and 8 Non licensed persons participated, Including 6 Radio Amateurs licensed since last years Field Day.

The Massillon and Canton UHF DMR Repeaters are now LINKED and “ON THE AIR”. Coming soon at a CARC Meeting will be:

The regular stated meetings of the CARC are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Training Room of the Stark County EMA/E0C, The Lower Level of the County Safety Bldg. ( West of the County Jail & Sheriff Dept.) 4500 Atlantic Blvd. N.E. ( Rt. 62), Look for the New Direction Signs in the Visitors Parking Lot and Bldg, Lobby. NOTE: Entrance Door Attendant on duty from 7 PM – 7:25 PM. ( This location is a secured location) Hope to see you July 18th.

You can read about the CARC and Club activities on the Refreshed Web Pages, go to: www.w8al.org, including the New and Improved W8AL 2-Meter Repeater on 146.790 Mhz. Receive CTCS Tone of 141.3 Hzs. For more information contact Canton Amateur Radio Club at P.O. Box 8673 Canton, Oh. 44711-8673

The CARC meets at other times and locations for Community Related Events such as: Supporting and Conducting License Classes, Annual Awards Banquet in January, ARRL FIELD DAY, the end of June , OHIO QSO PARTY (Annual Plaque Sponsor) and OHIO State Parks Contest in August, Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) Scouting Largest Event in October and Seven Ranges Scout Camp is the Summer operation location (QTH) for Station KT8BSA.

Canton Chapter 21 Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) invite all interested Radio Amateurs and especially who were licensed 25 years ago to join us for Lunch at TIM’s Tavern in Canton, on the last Wednesday of the month, Hope to see you July 25th. .At 12 noon, look for the Big Round Table. 3323 Parkway St. KW. ( West of the 1-77/ 13th. St. Exit). From, Jim N8PZL, Secretary : Your $5.00 Chapter dues are due,. For More Chapter Information, visit the New Web Site at www.qcwa21.org

ARRL Field Day 2018

Join us as we again participate in the annual ARRL Field Day at the Dearman Family farm, 2345 Baum St SE, Canton, OH 44707

Setup will be on Friday, June 22nd starting around 5pm.
On Saturday club members will arrive around 9am and finish setup/final preperations.
The on-the-air event runs from approximately noon Saturday thru noon Sunday, with teardown taking place on Sunday afternoon.

Talk-in is available on the W8AL 2 meter repeater on 146.79 mhz, with a PL/CTCSS tone of 141.3hz.

Once on site, licensed amateur radio operators may use 446.150 mhz simplex, with a PL/CTCSS tone of 141.3hz on their HT for field day site communications (weather/medical emergencies, “food’s ready”, etc).

More information about field day can be found on the ARRL website.