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Stark County All Club Picnic Sept 23rd

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BSA JOTA event at Tuscazoar

Good afternoon! Again this year I’m coordinating with Tusco and Canton clubs to help B.S.A J.O.T.A  event at Tuscazoar. If you have the time please feel free to come out! We will be setting up a few stations for the troops to visit and learn communications.  Jon Meyers will be operating a POTA station,  I will be setting up a hf, maybe qrp station. No, I do not know code but will have a station setup for a volunteer to use if anyone would like run it! If you have an idea for a demonstration or exercise,  or even want to come setup your own station please feel free to let me know! Our involvement will be Saturday only and lunch is provided. Please contact me if you may be interested in helping out.


Earn Signs, Signals & Codes Merit Badge

Scouts of all levels are invited to earn Signs, Signals & Codes Merit Badge. Most of the requirements of the badge will be available during the day.

October 21, 2023 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This merit badge covers several nonverbal ways we communicate: emergency signaling, Morse code, American Sign Language, braille, trail signs, sports officiating hand signals, traffic signs, secret codes and more.

Many of the same people who brought the Radio Merit Badge to camp in 2022 will be back to help with SS&C and the day will be structured as it was for Radio Merit Badge. Some groups will observe a guided presentation in Hoover Lodge while other groups will demonstrate their mastery of requirements in an outdoor setting.

Some requirements can’t be done in a classroom (What did you expect? This is Scouting!). For example, use trail signs and markers to create a one-mile trail for fellow Scouts to follow. Also, the following requirements must be completed prior:

  • 5A & 5B (One Scout does 5B, the next Scout uses that work to accomplish 5A. Then they switch roles and repeat)
  • 7 (Moderately difficult. Best done during a campout or one-day outing)
  • 9 Partial – Only the part where you “Design your own symbol”

This weekend coincides with the Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, the largest Scouting event in the world. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and hams around the world, around the nation, and in your own community. Our instructors will have amateur radio stations set up to assist with requirement 3A.

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Monthly Club Meetings To Return To Hospital

After an absence of 40 months, the Alliance Amateur Radio Club is returning to the Aultman Alliance Community Hospital. Beginning in early 2020, COVID-19 forest, a lot of groups and organizations to change the way they do business.

After the hospital, closed its doors to civic groups, we held some meetings on the local Repeater, then When things begin to open up again, we would float around Between various venues over the last few years. So, we are back at our normal venue.

The Alliance Amateur Radio Club meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM in the conference room 1A at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital. The hospital is located at 200 E. State St., alliance, OH. Do you find the meeting room, just go in the main entrance, hang a left into the cafeteria and go all the way through to the double doors.

Your executive committee would like to thank you for your patience during this time, and we look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

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KE8VZE Antenna party

During the Independence Day weekend of 2023, a group of dedicated members from the Alliance ARC generously volunteered their Sunday morning to assist a fellow Ham operator.

You may already be familiar with Jimmy, KE8VZE. He is known for his friendly nature, always ready to lend a hand and deeply passionate about the hobby. When Jimmy needed help with setting up his home station, 14 club members eagerly came forward to offer their support.

After a productive morning’s work, the team enjoyed a delicious lunch from Old Carolina. With everything in place, Jimmy is now able to get on the airwaves. This heartwarming display truly exemplifies the spirit of “Hams Help Each Other!

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AARC Field Day 2023 – Volunteers Needed

Thanks to all who’ve volunteered to help out with Field Day. I have a couple more positions to fill yet. If you can help out, please let me know. 

I’m looking for a few people to copy the  W1AW Field Day bulletin this year. I’ve done this in the past. but let’s get some more people involved and back each other up. The W1AW Field day schedule can be found at http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2023/4_37-2023%20W1AW%20Sked.pdf
This message is worth 100 pts added to our score. 

Also, I’m still looking for someone willing and able to take some drone shots throughout the Field Day weekend. Please let me know if you can help. 

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Butler Hamfest Wrap-Up

Today, was the Butler Hamfest’s return to it’s longtime home at the Butler Farm Show grounds. It had moved to the Butler county fairgrounds about 6 years back. 

Todays crowd was decent; not bad for a Post-COVID, New-ish venue hamfest. I was kind of tied to the club table, and didn’t get to do any exploring, but did see that a new food building has been opened. 

I took all of our left-overs from previous estates, added in some recent donations (along with some of my own gear), and filled up the truck bed for today’s trip to western PA. The day was a definite success! Club members will see the sales numbers in next Sundays Treasurer report. 

The next Hamfest on my radar is the Mansfield Trunkfest on July 8th (July 9th rain date). You can learn more at https://iarc.club/hamfest/index.html. No sales this time, just browsing. DE WG8X

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NEO Amateur Radio Roundup

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Breezeshooters Hamfest June 4th

After six years, the Breezeshooters hamfest is returning to its home at the Butler Farm show grounds in Butler PA.
In 2017, they moved to a larger venue and tried to make this a two day convention style affair. It seems like mother nature had it in for them each year, and it never seemed to gain traction.

If you make the 90 minute drive over to Pennsylvania on Sunday, I doubt that you’ll be disappointed. Please search out the club table. I will be set up somewhere in the flea market. I’m bringing extra chairs and a cooler of water so you can sit down and rest your feet, while wandering the flea Market.

They will be all manner of items on the table for sale. A lot of it will be club owned stuff that we’re getting rid of, and I’m going to sneak some of my own gear on there as well.
you can learn more about the hamfest, and see the event flyer at https://breezeshooters.org/ns/hamfest/

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Club breakfast is coming up June 3rd

Don’t forget that this coming Saturday is our monthly club breakfast. We meet on the first Saturday of each month at Don Panchos Tex-Mex Cafe (2105 W. State St) in Alliance. We shoot for a time of 8:30 AM, though some prefer to come a bit early.  

It’s a good time to catch up, and enjoy some eyeball QSOs. All are welcome! 

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AARC 2022 Field Day Results

Here’s our results as submitted. Good job everyone!

Call Used: W8LKY     GOTA Station Call: (NONE)     ARRL/RAC Section: OH     Class: 3A

Participants: 40     Club/Group Name: Alliance Amateur Radio Club

Power Source(s): Generator

Power Multiplier: 2X

Preliminary Total Score: 2,550

Bonus Points:
100% emergency power300
Media publicity100Documented by W8LKY_Media_Publicity.pdf
Public location100
W1AW Field Day message100File [W1AW FD Message.txt] previously uploaded
Natural power QSOs completed100Documented by W8LKY_Nat_pwr.pdf
Entry submitted via web50
Total bonus points750
Total QSOs215120230 
Total Points430240230900  Claimed Score = (QSO points x power mult) = 1,800
Band/Mode QSO Breakdown:
Total215 120 230 
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