Marion Amateur Radio Emergency Services and Skywarn is sponsoring the weather training put on by Cleveland Weather Service. Registration Starts @ 6:00PM and program at 6:30pm April 25th at Tri-Rivers Career Center. Train to be a certified storm spotter or just learn about storms and tornados. All interested person are welcome to attend. No fee or tickets required. SKYWARN TRAINING POSTER 2013-skywarntraining
TECHNICIAN LEVEL 1 CLASSES
HELD TUESDAY NIGHTS BEGINNING
TUESDAY MARCH 12, 2013
FOR 8 WEEKS—IN MARION, OHIO
See attachment for full details Radio Class Flyer
January at MARC meeting is show and tell. It is a chance to show what you got for Christmas primarily or Birthday, just got it anyway, good ham item to talk about. Many brought their crystal radio sets. Larry Freeman KD8SIP was the winner for January with 8 stations heard on his set. Show and tell had other items such as rubber band with a wood double ended golf tee top to keep from pulling through. Like the ball and bungy cords for tents. Theses are used to arrange your cords. Others got new ht radios with various capabilities. Picture shows Lynn Lovell W8MLL showing his polarity tester that is put together with a green diode, red diode, and a 1,000 ohm resister. When wired correctly it shows the polarity for a strange unknown polarity power supply.
The members was instructed to bring a dish with food in dish and covered appropriately. I for one could not follow instructions. I had a pan with food and covered appropriately. They ate the food. A short business meeting was held and then we consumed as much food as possible. A mini program by N8YRF on the stripper he brought to show. Started with paint stripper, could be used to refinish an old radio cabinet. Other versions of wire strippers was presented and reviewed. The finale was an economical coax stripper that cost about 30.00. K8BU present the contest of building a crystal radio. Crystal radio is something that many of us electronic types built as a boy or girl or just wished we could i.e.
me n8yrf. Build a crystal radio, no power, hook ground to ground, Ant to Ant, connect ear phone or headphone, listen for Stations, write down stations heared, call sign, time, what was playing, signal report etc. Bring your radio and log to the meeting. Contest runs Jan, Feb, March and April. Want more info contact Larry S. K8BU in person or K8BU@yahoo.com. The gift exchange was selected by number drawn and then ones could pick new or swipe previous gift etc. Fun was had by all. If you were not there you missed good food and a good time. Hope to see you next year.
November is the month that MARC elects new officers. The Nominating committee presented the slate of officers with President Mike Mastro KD8QDL moving up from Vice President, Bill Finnegan NR8I, moving of the reserve officers bench. Bill has served as an officer in the past. Welcome back Bill. Secretary/Treasure Gene Moore N8YRF, He still has 2+2 equals 4 and writes decent minutes. Assistant Sec Kathy Landes KC8HTU, someone to backup taking minutes when sec/treas in not in attendance, New Trustee or not so new is Don Freeman KD8BKT. His term expired and committed to do another 3 year term. No new nominations was submitted. A motion to close nominations was made and a second to approval. Vote was voice vote with yeas over the nays,. No contested positions, there would not be a vote on officers at the Dec meeting. Thank You all for your service.
Field Day 2012 Sawyer Ludwig Park
Field Day at Sawyer Ludwig Park. A 24 hour plus event that requires the use of Amateur Radio Skills to set up operate and tear down a simulated emergency radio operation. It is not a real emergency, but if it was this may be what it would look like.
Thanks to the mechanical genius of Jim Bird, KD8KCH the tower is going up almost 60 feet and in time for field day. Saturday saw Jim and his faithful crew, Don-KD8BKT, Marshall-KD8LAV, KV2L-Kevin, KD8NWP-Ken and W8MLL-Lynn, spend about five hours cutting and installing cables. installing the wench, removing rusted bolts, did I mention cutting and installing new cable, and running for cover when the power was first thrown to lift the monster into the air, (KD8KCH was the brave one throwing the switch), and then adjusting and cutting the cable again….. all in all it was a successful day.
Thanks to all who contributed to the project over the past many months…. more photos will be forthcoming so stay tuned. W8MLL Photo by w8mll
The portable tower will be a main feature at this years Marion Oh Field Day held at Swayer Lud
wig Park White Oaks Rd. June 23rd and 24th 2012. Pot luck at 6:00PM All Hams and family that are interested in participating, interest in the Ham Hobby are encouraged to attend the pot luck and meet the members and other hams.
Marion Amateur Radio Emergency Services and Skywarn is sponsoring the weather training put on by Cleveland Weather Service. Time 6:30pm Reg Starts @ 6:00PM March 29th at Tri-Rivers Career Center. Train to be a certified storm spotter or just learn about storms and tornados.
February meeting of the Marion Amateur Radio Club featured the program on QRP and QRPp by Lynn L. W8MLL and Bill F. NR8I. Showing the power in db gain of one S-unit is 4 times the power. So 4 watts to gain one S-Unit is 16 watts. These low power on qrp with cw can reach thousands of miles. Many times other operators has the massive tower and beam running over 600 watts. Take advantage of the opportunity. Showing equipment of qrp rigs, tunners, swr meters, and solar panel to charge batteries. Bill explained QRP and QRPp. QRP is power less than 5 watts. QRPp is power less than 1 watt. Also Bill showed his 10 contacts on 1/10 of a watt or 100 milliwatt.
Tony R. Baker KC8PZ Larry L Bell KD8COV Earle J. Beveridge W8EJB Marshall R. Beveridge KD8LAV Virginia L Beveridge KD8NWO James R Bird KD8KCH James L Bolinger N8EE Glenn R. Brown NN8G Sue Brown KD8BHE Bradley H. Burrell WA3PAK Sally A. Burrell KC8DQL
Richard Carey KB8OTZ
William G. Clark KB8SL
Michelle D. Darnell KD8LBB
Larry A. DiGioia N8KU Kenneth O. Epley KD8NWP Charles (Charlie) R. Evers N8BLS William, Finnegan NR8I Doug A. Ford KB8FMC Donald A. Freeman KB8BKT Jason K. Freeman KD8BKR Kathryn A. Hafer K4CPA Norman D. Hartman KD8LBE Hale, Jack KD8CUU Greg K. Hodges KD8GKH Kenny R. Hodges KD8KRH Harry “Wade” Huffine KD8QDJ New 2011 Jeff Johns KD8KWA Bill A. “Bill” “DOC” Kunkle AC4OY Kathy S. Landes KC8HTU Kevin V. Landes KV2L Brian L. Lovell KC8LTE Marvin “Lynn” Lovell W8MLL Carolyn S. Maxwell KD8BKQ Cynthia A. Maxwell KD8BKP Robert E. McHugh KD8INL Tim Messenger K8TWM Harry Miller KB8UBQ Gene Moore N8YRF Stephanie D. Ogg KD8NWK Donald E. Reed KD8BKU Gerald J. Rodman KD8COZ Amy J. Roston KD8GGT Timothy A. Roston KD8GGR Buford L. Schaber N8QBU Darrell V. Smith KD8LBA Mildred “Milly” Stockdale N8FZP Larry W. Strickland K8BU Jim A Sutherin K8DHC Marcus A. Taylor KD8GGS Gus T. Tedesco KA8EED Phillip C. Triplet KC8ZEG Dan Wade N8WOB Ron L. Walker N8QKW Joe A. Weygandt W8VDD Harold E. Whitaker W8HEW Tom R. Willauer W8BOX William H. Williamson W8WHW