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- Last Updated on 18 April 2014
USS COD SS-224 RADIO OPERATIONS
Radios and General Operations aboard a World War II Fleet Submarine
By Bill Chaikin, KA8VIT
It's 1943, the USA is heavily embroiled in the Second World War, and the USS Cod has just been commissioned! Use your imagination to fill in the rest of the picture!
Join LEARA on Tuesday, April 29, at MiMi's Family Restaurant in Parma, when Bill Chaikin, KA8VIT, will virtually invite you into this submarine's radio room.
Bill will explain the design and statistics involved, the character of the radios inside the Cod then and now, as well as the living and working quarters. He'll have some great pictures to share, and explanations of the SONAR navigation and ranging system. (Did you know that in seven patrols, the Cod fired 122 torpedoes scoring thirtynine hits?)
Whet your appetite for Field Day with LEARA and/or the Cod during this April meeting!
For the meeting at 6:30pm on Tuesday, April 29, your $15 at Mi Mi's, 7528 Broadview Road, Parma on the southwest corner of Broadview and Pleasant Valley Roads, will get you your choice among four items: Marinated Chicken Breast, Roast Beef, Baked White Fish or Rigatoni & Meat Balls! Your meal will include soup, the salad bar, beverage and dessert. Tax and gratuity are covered as well! Your reservation for one of the four entrées is DUE NO LATER THAN 9:00 PM LOCAL Eastern Time ON SUNDAY NIGHT, APRIL 27.
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 that the club can notify the restaurant.
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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.
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