CCARA Club News
November CCARA Meeting - Special November 14th
The November CCARA meeting was well attended as the club welcomed several guests from the ARRL-Ohio cabinet. Scott Yonally N8SY Section Manager, Stan Broadway N8BHL Section Emergency Coordinator, Lyn Alfman N8IMW Assistant Section Manager, and Sonny Alfman w8fhf District Emergency Coordinator.
First up: Steve AA8BN reviewed our recent ARES activities with the SET, MARS Test, and local events including assisting the board of elections with communications to two outlying poling places, and a hospital table top exercise.
Next, Scott Yonally N8SY presented Randy Fisher KL7RF an Ohio Section Manager's "Special Recognition Award" for his work as a Coshocton County Assistant Emergency Coordinator.
Scott then spoke on some statistics relating to radio amateurs in Ohio, including the fact that the Ohio ARRL section has the largest membership of any section in the country.
Stan Broadway N8BHL then spoke on ARES and the need for all ARES to complete the 4 FEMA courses in order to assist with real emergencies. He also spoke on the recent tornado outbreak in western Ohio.
Both Stan and Scott were open to questions from the club. Mike NF8U asked our guests about the pros and cons of registering the club as a charitable orgaization for tax purposes, and for being able to receive grant money.
Refreshments were provided by the club and there was time for fellowship following the meeting.
N8SY, N8BHL,W8FHF, N8IMW, and AA8BN
Pictures provided by AA8UA, AA8BN, and KL7IUC.
Note to Members on Dues Change
Starting with the new year of 2018 the Dues for CCARA club membership will change to $20/year for individual membership and $25/year for family membership. Check out the Join or Update page for details and for upgrading your iformation for our records.
Good food and good fellowship at the club picnic on September 16th. Thanks to all who brought the goodies, and thanks to Will KC8PUW for manning the grill.
Pix by KL7RF
Solar/Terrestrial Weather and Propagation
Check out the website, Solarham.com for current propagation forcasts and solar activity as it relates to ham radio operations.
Newcomerstown Gateway to Fall Festival
CCARA and ARES from Coshocton set up a demo display of ham radio at the Newcomerstown Fall Festival. Will KC8PUW, Mike NF8U, Steve AA8BN, and Tom KB8HEA helped make the event a success. Here are a couple of pix of the event supplied by KC8PUW. Thanks Will and the guys for your efforts.
2017 Field Day
What a wonderful field day this year at the Brown farm. Conditions and arrangements could not have been better.
A few pix submitted by Steve AA8BNN8VV at the CW postion
KL7RF sending traffic
KC8PUW at the phone station
NF8U at CW position
KE8WIP at the digital station
and how about the good eats - Thanks Will KC8PUW and Amanda KD8ZBR
A beautiful sunset and a beautiful day
These pix from KC8PUWSet up of equipment
New Version of Fldigi and Flmsg is Available
Check out the information on our Digital Modes page to find out where to get the latest free version of the popular digital program. A new version of these apps dated July 19 & October 28.
Don't forget that the club meeting minutes are available on the Meetings page. Check them out before the next meeting to keep up with current information.
Ohio HF Net and Digital Net Information
The HF Net run by the Team W8SGT at the State of Ohio Emergency Operations Center in Columbus Ohio. A voice net is conducted every Tuesday at 7:15 pm on 40 meters and then on 75 meters. For net frequencies check with your EC. All are welcome to check in. You do not have to be an ARES volunteer to check in. Check in often and put Coshocton Co. in their log.
The Ohio ARES/OES Digital Emergency Net is held every Tuesday at 7:45 PM. Anyone with questions or comments should send Net Manager Gary NJ8BB an email to email@example.com
The 147.045MHz CCARA Club Repeater Antenna and Equipment
Ohio Single Sideband Net
The OSSBN is a great introduction to the ARRL's National Traffic System. It meets three times a day: 10:30AM, 4:15PM, and currently 6:00PM to handle traffic in, out, and througout the state of Ohio, and the rest of the country. Check them out, and listen in on 75 meters on 3.9725MHz. This is a very active net and represents some of the best of amateur radio operating, as well as continuing the fine tradiotion of providing emergency communications in existance since the inception of ham radio iteslf. This was the foundation of the formation of the Amateur Radio RELAY League. This is where the "Relay" came from in the name.
Check out the OSSBN website at: Ohio Single Sideband Net
Net on 440
The KB9JSC repeater will be linked to the 145.230MHz for the Monday ARES net at 9PM local, so you can check in to the net on either band. The frequency of the UHF repeater is 443.5375+MHz.
Right after the ARES net, the 440 link will be brought down, and there will be a new net run on the 440 repeater alone. The purpose of this net is for folks to set up and test their equipment on the 440 band and get used to operating there. If you have 440 capability, you are welcome to check in to the net. You don't have to be a member of any group to join in.