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.
Welcome to our site! Please explore the links to the left and please join us at one of our meetings!
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.
With LEARA at Great Scott in Euclid
Jeff and Joel
K8JTK and K8SHB
The history, the bare bones you need, and a live demonstration.
Perhaps you have already had digital fun with the 9 PM Thursday evening group on '88 after the '76 voice net?
Those of us still lounging back in the 20th century can perk up with the latest as Jeff Kopcak, K8JTK, shares some of what those Thursday night folks have been doing.
Did you know there are smartphone apps for SSTV?
"We'll discuss interfaces, but you don't really need one," Jeff comments. "Your HT and a laptop (with mic & speaker) is enough to make it happen."
Joel Chaney, K8SHB, expects to collaborate with Jeff by providing a live demonstration at the restaurant using MMSSTV.
Your $20 for dinner will provide one of three plated meals with a choice of an entrée and a soft drink, tea or coffee. The three entrees are:
Roast Chicken (with mashed potatoes and a vegetable)
Or Salmon (with rice and a vegetable).
Accommodations can be made for anyone with dietary needs.
A salad and dessert will also be included.
You may attend the meeting only, but if you want dinner, place your reservation with entrée choice by NOON on FRIDAY, September 23rd using the dinner reservation page located as usual at www.LEARA.org, or by calling Marv, W8AZO, at 440-248-0031.
For each person in your party please indicate WHICH ENTRÉE you would like when you reserve your dinner.
See you at Great Scott Tavern in Euclid for the meeting on Tuesday, September 27th.
Getting to Great Scott Tavern 21801 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid
Travel East or West to
Babbitt Rd. or East 222nd St.
Go North to Lake Shore Blvd.
Go West past E. 219th St.
and turn right.
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