On May 27, 1969, the last Tuesday of that month, a group of Hams interested in repeaters who had been meeting informally for some time decided to form a new Amateur Radio club - The Lake Erie Amateur Radio Association. Someone mentioned that this new club would need a leader and Bill Hess, K8SGX, volunteered and became LEARA's first President. And thus was born what would become the largest Amateur Radio club in the greater Cleveland area!
For over 40 years LEARA has been providing public service and emergency communications for Northeast Ohio. The club call signs are WB8CQR and WR8ABC. We are an official ARRL affiliated club.
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Any and all hams are encouraged to attend our monthly meeting; you do not have to be a member of the club. Non-hams seeking guidance in becoming a ham radio operator are also encouraged to attend.
LEARA Dinner Meeting Tuesday, August 30
Automatic Position Reporting System
by Dave Andrzejewski, KD8TWG
IN THE UPPER ROOM AT
Play Arcade and Kitchen
5900 Mayfield Road, Mayfield Heights.
Have you kept up with APRS since it first came out as an extension of packet? Did you know they are using APRS this September at The Great Geauga County Fair?
Dave Andrzejewski, KD8TWG, is about to fill you in. Come to the UPPER ROOM (an elevator is available) this time at Play Arcade and Kitchen on Tuesday August 30.
Your homework includes a visit to Finland... the international site that logs position data from world-wide APRS fixed and mobile stations. Just go to https://www.aprs.fi and take a peek!
There, you can also search by Callsign, city or six-character grid locator... maybe even see your own station if you are APRS-active. There are plenty of other toys to play with at this site, e.g., you may look at weather data from individual stations, filter the data you want displayed and so forth... have fun!
We will order from the menu and tack on $1.50 per person to cover the "room charge." So you need only tell Marv "how many are coming" in the usual ways, either through the www.leara.org Dinner Reservation section or by telephone to Marv's jiffy answering device at 440-248-0031.
Find Play Arcade and Kitchen for the meeting by first driving to I-271 and exiting at Mayfield Road (Rt. 322) westbound. The restaurant is about a mile west of I-271 on the south side of Mayfield just past Lander Road. There is ample parking in the lot just east of the restaurant.
See you there in the UPPER ROOM near 6:30 on Tuesday, August 30th!
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