Welcome to the Lake Erie Amateur Radio Association!
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 of Northeast Ohio. The club call signs are WB8CQR and WR8ABC, and the club is an official ARRL affiliated club. Welcome to our site! Please explore the links to the left and don't forget to 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.
- Category: Meetings
- Last Updated on 16 May 2013
LEARA meets Tuesday, May 28, at Mi Mi's in Parma
for ARRL NIGHT Presented by
Frank Piper, KI8GW
Ohio Section Manager
"I'm so looking forward to my visit!" Ohio's Section Manager, Frank Piper, KI8GW, will make a persona appearance at the May LEARA monthly meeting. Frank entered the amateur radio community as KB8ZUF from Franklin County in May of 1995. He served as Emergency Coordinator for the county until 2003, then District Emergency Coordinator until 2006, and Section Emergency Coordinator for the State of Ohio until the year 2008.
"I hold an Extra Class Ticket from the days of 20 WPM on CW!" Frank sees amateur radio as a hobby with vast and deep commitments to public service, and the development of technical excellence in the United States. "I consider myself a technical evangelist to promote the hobby to our youth."
Frank plans to discuss the current events happening in the Ohio Section in relation to the ARRL Field Service Organization. In his presentation at our May meeting, he would like to highlight the Youth Education Program "I have developed and am starting to implement."
Frank hopes he can help us understand the Field Service Organization here in the Ohio Section, and "How all the hams in Ohio can benefit" from knowing more about it.
Your $15. at Mi Mi's, 7528 Broadview Road, Parma on the southwest corner of Broadview and Pleasant Valley Roads, will get you Marinated Chicken Breast, Roast Beef, or Spaghetti, and your meal will include soup, the salad bar, beverage, dessert, tax and gratuity! This is really a dinner deal that would be tough to beat!
Your reservation for one of the three entrées is DUE NO LATER THAN 9:00 PM LOCAL TIME ON SUNDAY NIGHT, MAY 26.
You may reserve the number of dinners and each entrée chosen by using the dinner reservation section of the LEARA website, www.leara.org, or telephone Marv Grossman, W8AZO, using his automated LEARA voice line: 440-248-0031. Also, please let him know promptly if you must cancel so the club can notify the restaurant.
Meet Frank Piper, KI8GW, in person by coming on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 to Mi Mi's for a great time!
On May 28, LEARA meets once more at
Mi Mi's Family Restaurant
7528 Broadview Road, Parma
Reservations Due Sunday, May 26, 9 PM
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