Winter Field Day

Hi everyone,

Don’t forget that the club is setting up Saturday, Jan 25, at the Tri-City Airport for Winter Field Day. Setup begins at 10 AM. Bring chairs.
I’m bringing a couple folding tables for the club rigs. Also, the logging computers are set up & ready to go.
We’ll be operating from 2 PM till whenever, but NOT overnight. The Tusco Hamfest is the following day, and we have a table reserved to sell raffle tickets.
I will need help with antennas, and setup on Saturday morning. If you can help, feel free to come out at 10 AM. Operating begins at 2 PM.
No dinner is planned, due to possibly cramped quarters. There are restaurants in the area, though.
Any questions, please let me know.

John Myers, KD8MQ

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AARC Winter Field Day

For those who were not at the meeting Wednesday night, here’s the information on the upcoming Winter Field Day operation.
Winter Field Day is on January 25/26th (Always the 4th full weekend of January). The rules are posted at the WFD website (
The Alliance ARC will be operating Saturday only. we’ll be set up at Tri-City Airport, in Beloit. Click here for directions
By doing Saturday only, this gives you a chance to operate from home on Sunday, or go to the Hamfest, etc.
Dwight will be running his rig into a buddipole, and I’ll be bringing my FT-450 using a G5RV.
We have heated facilities. Bring your own chairs though.
Setup will begin around 10 AM, and run until sometime after dark.
PARKING NOTE: Please, no parking on the asphalt. These are reserved for the planes. Parking at the ends of the buildings is OK.
Any questions, let me, or Tony, KD8BBK know.
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January Club Meeting on the 8th

Don’t forget January’s club meeting.
We’ll be meeting (January 8th) at the hospital at 7:30 in the Cafeteria Conference Room.
The pre-meeting dinner this month is at 5:30 PM at Chives grille on South Union Ave.
We’ll be doing a Chinese auction of the Alinco DJ-MD5 which was described in the recent edition of the Zero Beat.
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January DX Calendar

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The January Issue of the Zero Beat Is Ready

Hi everyone,

The latest issue of the Zero Beat is ready. You can read it on our newsletter page


John,  KD8MQ

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December Minutes

Hi everyone,

The minutes from the December 11th meeting are available at

A big Thank you to Jeremy for these.

With the holiday season, the minutes page I promised last month has been pushed back a month. It will be ready in time for the January minutes.

John Myers, KD8MQ
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Carl Mani (silent key)

Hello everyone,
I’m not sure how many of you know that Carl Mani (K7CE) passed away.
He was a former member of our radio club. He also donated items for the club auctions.
I think it would be nice if our secretary picked up a condolence card to mail to his widow which the club could sign at the January meeting. I would assume that his address could be tracked down through either John (KD8MQ) or Tony (KD8BBK).
His obituary reads as follows:
LOUISVILLE – Carl J. Mani, age 74, of Louisville, formerly of Alliance, passed away at 4:42 p.m. Thursday, December 18, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center.
He was born November 20, 1945, in Alliance, Ohio to the late Clarence J. and Muriel E. (McPherson) Mani.
A 1963 graduate of Marlington High School, Carl was employed as a communications technician with AEP until his retirement.
He was a member of the Louisville Sportsman Club and an active Ham Radio operator and member of the ARRL. He also enjoyed drag racing and was a member of the International Hot Rod Association.
Survivors include his wife, Yanyan Mani of Louisville, whom he married in 1997; daughter, Jennifer Mani of Waynesburg; and sisters, Marleen (Casey) Grant and Susan Mani, both of Alliance.
In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his brother, Dale Clarence Mani; and a niece, Shannon.
Services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m., prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. Friends may register online at
Sincerely, Dave Moreno KE8JLP
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[w8lky] Latest issue of the Zero Beat

Hi everyone,

Here's the latest issue of our club newsletter; the Zero Beat.

John Myers, KD8MQ



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DX Calendar for December

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[w8lky] A Time to be Thankful

             Thursday November 28  Thanksgiving is a true American Holiday. We are thankful that we live in the greatest nation on earth. We are Thankful that we may practice our religious beliefs in our own way. We are thankful that we can gather around the dinning room table and enjoy a feast of delicious foods and fellowship. As Amateur Radio Operators we give thanks for our knowledge, our equipment and our time to share in this great avocation call Amateur Radio. Personally, I am thankful for each one of you who are my fellow ham operators whether or not you are a member( like me) of AARC or just a Ham on the Air whom I communicate with. The year of 2019 saw many accomplishments in the growth of AARC. We created business cards, updated our club's tr-fold information pamphlet and a state of the art power point presentation, reestablished our 501c-3 status The most significant improvement in the area of club operations was the successful Two(2) Meter repeater relocation. The Winter and Summer Field Days again demonstrated our ability to set up and operate remote Emergency Amateur Radio Operations. Almost Thirty Six (36) certificates of participation will be given out at our Annual Christmas Dinner and Awards Banquet December 4th. Tina Turner probably has one of the greatest one liners, She says, "People ask me when I am going to stop performing, and she says I am just getting started"  I am Thankful this past year to have been just one of you, an Amateur Radio Operator and a member of the Alliance Amateur Radio Club!!!
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