Skywarn Training scheduled

(The following was “borrowed” from the Stark County ARES Page.

Skywarn Spotter Training Scheduled
Terry Russ, N8ATZ – Emergency Coordinator

  (Feb 6, 2020) – – The Stark County EMA and Stark County Amateur Radio Emergency Service will conduct our 2020 Skywarn Spotter training on Wednesday, March 25th at Jackson High School starting at 6:00 PM. Training will run approximately two hours.

Training is held in conjunction with this years Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 22 – 28th. This training is open to the public and no preregistration is necessary.

This years training will again discuss what severe weather is; identifying potentially serious weather patterns; and ways to report this information to the Cleveland NWS office. An electronic presentation with photos will augment training and assist identifying cloud formations. The training will be conducted by Mr Alex McCarthy, Director of the Tuscarawas County EMA.

Everyone is encouraged to take part in this important weather training. Feel free to contact the Stark County EMA Office at (330) 451 – 3900 for additional information or Terry Russ, N8ATZ at (330) 837-3091 or by email to

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AARC Anouncements

Our next meeting is coming up this Wednesday, the 12th.
Here’s some announcements

  • The minutes of the January meeting are posted on the website at
  • The location of the board meeting is Don Pancho’s this month. Sorry for not putting that in the newsletter. We meet at 5:30PM at the restaurant.
  • This month’s meeting is our Homebrew night. It could be more aptly called Show & Tell night. Bring something you’ve built, restored, designed, or like in my case, found in an antique shop, and tell your fellow members about it. This will happen after the business meeting.
  • Dues are due. Our fiscal year runs from Apr 1 – Mar 31. So, why not get a head start on getting your dues in? As always, we ask that you fill out a renewal form to hand in with your dues. This helps us keep club records straight. I’ll have plenty of forms printed out and available, or you can print one out on the website at

Also, remember, that any e-mail you receive that begins with the writer being out of town, and needing your help is likely suspect. It isn’t just Ron; these scammers seem to be targeting Amateur Radio clubs in the area. Yesterday, I received one from the president of another club. If you receive one of these, just delete it. Do Not reply. If you open the header of the e-mail, you will see that it comes from a completely different e-mail address than you remember for the sender.  They are trying to get you to buy gift cards and send them (or the numbers) to them. Please don’t fall for this.

I think that covers it. We’ll have the Winter Field Day numbers to share on Wednesday night as well.

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February DX Calendar

Get on the air & Make some contacts
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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

How Many can you work?
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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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