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.
At Mimi's on Tuesday, April 28
Skywarn Spotter Training
by Mat Nickoson, KC8NZJ
Selected to be a Skywarn Trainer by the Cuyahoga County Emergency Management Agency and freshly-practiced from recent ARES and Skywarn training sessions, Mat Nickoson, KC8NZJ, will be our featured speaker at LEARA's April meeting. Yes, it's time to brush up and be ready for the spring storm season!
"This will get you your Skywarn Spotter Number (unless you already have one), and bring you up-to-date on the new protocols," Matt commented. "It will be a slightly compressed version of the usual spring spotter training sessions."
What are the frequencies we all should monitor and when? Do you remember how to "read the cloud formations" that spell trouble ahead? Do you know what to report and what NOT to report?
We will meet as usual at MiMi's, 7528 Broadview Road, Parma, for our dinner meeting. Dinner is at 6:30 PM and is all inclusive (including taxes/tip!) at $15 per person, payable when you arrive. Dinners all include non-alcoholic beverage, salad bar, soup and dessert, and one of the following entrees: marinated chicken breast, roast beef, baked white fish, or rigatoni and meatballs.
Please make reservations for your entree choices no later than 9:00 AM on Monday, April 27, at the LEARA website or to Marv Grossman (440-248-0031). We hope to see you at MiMi's on Tuesday, April 28th!
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