ARRL GENERAL LICENSE MANUAL
GENERAL LICENSE CLASS
Sponsored by the Marion Amateur Radio Club
Time 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Class will start December 3rd 2013. Class dates are Dec 3, 10, 17, 23, Jan 7, 14, 21, and 28th.
Class will end in time for the Sunday Feb 2 2014 test session at TV39.
Cost of the class is the price of the book “ARRL General Class License Manual” which is $ 29.95.
Prior education would be an FCC Technician License, this is not required for the class but will require students to pass the Technician License test before attempting the General License Class. This can be done at the same test session. Late starts welcome.
Instructor and class information contact Bill Finnegan (nr8i) phone 740-387-8944
This is a photo on file that has a few radios in a box. Radios have 147.300 tunned on them. That is the WW8MRN Marion Ohio Repeater Frequency. Anyone have details of this black boat anchor.
I received an electronic mail message that said Mike Mastro KD8QDL put this black box together and lite it up like a christmas tree. Give more details Mike.
I have been diligently working on the box to make it even better than it was at the initial showing. It now contains the following:
Carvin AC120S Sequenced Output Power Conditioner
QJE PS30SWV Power Supple with Digital Readout
Yaesu FT-1900 2M Radio
Jetstream Speaker connected to the Yaesu
ICOM 7000 – All Band Transceiver
SignaLink USB for Digital Communications
MFJ Cleartone Speaker connected to the ICOM 7000
Three R8X 18 Inch COAX Cables for getting the antennas connected to the radios
LDG IC-100 Auto Tuner for the ICOM
MFJ PowerPole Power Distribution Center
HP I3 Ultrabook Laptop / Netbook Small Footprint Computer running WIN 8 and FLDIGI
All of the above is packaged in an SKB 5U rolling rack with extension handle for ease of transport. Additionally, I am using a Diamond X30 2M/70CM antenna for local communications with the repeater and for local simplex operations. I plan on adding a straight key (J38?) for CW use. I am also currently researching HF portable vertical antennas for the best match at a reasonable price (CrankIR, BuddyPole, etc).
The MARES group (Marion Amateur Radio Emergency Service) provided comunications along the tour route. Advising tour progress, weather conditions and reporting of stranded or cyclist needing medical assistance. Check out the Hot Tamale bicycle tour face book photo page for HT 2013. Hot Tamale 2013 Photos
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The Executive Board of the Marion Amateur Radio Club met for the first ever summer meeting. The regular club meetings run Sept through May. Executive Board followed the pattern till this year. Meeting topics were covered along with field day and an upcoming set (simulated emergency test). The club radios were discussed and the Bylaws reviewed and discussed. It could prove beneficial to have the Executive Board met during the summer. Field Day June Sat 22nd 2:00pm to Sun 23 2:00pm operating time. Set up will start Thursday evening and Friday before the big event. Location is the old armory at Pole Lane Rd and 309. North – East Corner of the intersection. FD contact Kevin Landes KV2L 740-225-1576
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.
Mike says: “This is how you approach the food.”
- KD8BKT food persuit, getting what he came after
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.