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.
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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.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Skywarn Spotter Training
Mat Nickoson, KC8NZJ
at Massimo da Milano
W. 25th and Detroit
Dinner 6:30 - Training 7:30
Mat Nickoson, KC8NZJ, currently serves as Skywarn Coordinator for Cuyahoga County and Emergency Coordinator for ARES in Cuyahoga County. He is credentialed by the National Weather Service (NWS) to provide spotter training.
"As in the past, we've secured Massimo's for this meeting so that there will be space for more than our usual 30 members or so," commented venue chair, Eddie Stevens, KD8FTS.
"Get sufficient training at this meeting to become an official Storm Spotter whether or not you are also an ARES or Skywarn member," said Mat. "This is also a good time to renew your Skywarn membership if you have volunteered in the past."
You do not have to be a LEARA member. You do not have to be a licensed amateur radio operator! Your $20 for dinner will provide a buffet consisting of salad, a vegetable medley, pasta, roasted potatoes, lemon pepper chicken, meatballs in marinara sauce, and baked whitefish. Coffee, soft drinks and pastries are included; adult beverages are available for purchase.
You may attend the meeting only, sometime after 7:30, but if you want dinner at 6:30, please place your dinner reservation by NOON on FRIDAY, April 21st, using the dinner reservation page located as usual at www.LEARA.org, or by calling Marv, W8AZO, at 440-248-0031.
See you at Massimo da Milano's restaurant, 1400 West 25th Street in Cleveland, at Detroit Avenue and West 25th for spotter training at the meeting on Tuesday, April 25!
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