The LEARA Fusion repeater is online! It is on the 444.700+ frequency pair in Lakewood under the WR8ABC/R call sign - which will display on a Fusion radio. Current configuration is C4FM digital only, no Internet linking. Check the Repeaters page for more information.
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.
For the LEARA dinner meeting on Tuesday, January 31, 2017
"How Ohio Agencies Met That Week in July"
by Stan Broadway, N8BHL
Ohio Section ARRL Emergency Coordinator
at Luna's, 5198 Pearl Rd. in Cleveland
Dinner - 6:30 Meeting - 7:30
While Cleveland's focus was on the Republican National Convention this past July, EmComm agencies had other fish to fry as well.
Stan Broadway, N8BHL, our Ohio SEC for ARRL, returns to the LEARA podium to tell how ARES and others were dealing with events across the State of Ohio that week!
"Ohio's ARES activity meter was pegged during one week this past July. ARES not only completed a "once-in-a-career" series of events - the Toledo Air Show, the NAACP national convention in Cincinnati, and the Republican National Convention in Cleveland - but completed them with glowing reports from agencies served."
-Stan Broadway, N8BHL
"Three Events, Five Cities, One Week"
CQ Magazine, October 2016, p. 10
You won't want to miss Stan's "live coverage" of that week in July when Ohio amateur operators in emergency service had their skills put to the test. Your $20 for dinner will include choices: Roast Beef, Lemon Pepper Chicken or Boston Scrod. Soup, salad, and beverages are included. Please indicate which one of the above entrées you request for each member of your party. Guests with special dietary needs may order off the menu.
Please reserve your place at the table through the dinner reservation page at leara.org, or by calling Marv's line, 440-248-0031, by Noon Friday, January 27th. We'll look for you at the LEARA meeting on Tuesday, January 31st at Luna's in Cleveland!
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