LEARA Club Net Activity Log


Lake County Input Site Wanted!

We are looking for an input site for 146.76 in Lake County.  If you can help with this, please contact the club!

Recent Announcements:

  • LEARA Club Net promotion - see the LEARA "On The Air" column in the newsletter for more info
  • The Thursday LEARA Club net meets every Thursday at 8 PM on 146.760. All are welcome to participate.
  • The Thursday LEARA Digital Communications Net meets every Thursday at 9PM on 146.880. All are welcome to participate.
    For information on Digital communication, software and configuration, See Getting Started Tutorials on the Club's Net page.
  • ARES nets meet every Tuesdays at 8 PM on 145.410 repeater. .
    The next ARES meeting is on Sunday, January 13, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, at the Cuyahoga County Library Independence Branch 6361 Selig Drive.
    For more information on ARES check their website at www.ccares.us .
  • The Wednesday SkyWarn Wednesday night practice nets are on vacation till March 2019,
    A net will be activated should NWS issue a severe storm warning.
  • The National Weather Service is dividing up the customary multiple county Spring Spotter training into Fall and Spring sessions.
    Half the counties will be presented in the fall with the remaining counties holding there session in the usual Spring time.
  • Next LEARA monthly membership meeting is on Tuesday January 29 around 6:30 PM at Corky & Lenny's Restaurant Deli
    located 27091 Chagrin Blvd, Woodmere, OH 44122

    NOTE: You MUST include your menu selection when you place your reservation this month.
    You can view the menu at http://www.corkyandlennys.com/menu
    You can then make your reservations by clicking on the Dinner Reservation" tab on the LEARA Web site.

    If any changes need to be made to your reservation or you need to cancel, contact Marv - W8AZO
    Provide him with specific information about your reservation so the correct reservation is changed or canceled.
    Changes need to be made by the reservation deadline in the newsletter. You are responsible for the cost of your meal.
  • Next LEARA Trustee meeting Saturday March 9, at 9:15AM - Maple Hts Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library
    5225 Library Ln, Maple Heights, OH 44137 - All members welcome
  • Have pictures of your shack or mobile installation? Pass them along to the newsletter editor KG8DN
  • IRLP is on the '88 repeater; (currently not accessable as DTMF is not deconding tones) See the LEARA Newsletter and Web Page for more information
  • The Fusion Repeater on 444.800 is back in town awaiting installation. Check out the Repeaters tab for more information.
  • Upcoming Hamfests – See Newsletter on the Club's Net page.
  • Public Service events:
  • The Public Service season for 2019 is about to begin. For events to come, please check out the ARES link: http://ccares.us/
    and scroll to the bottom or click "HERE"

  • N8UPZ reminds everyone that the National Weather Service can always use help with precipitation monitoring. For further info please check out the CoCoRaHS web site at http://www.cocorahs.org

  • We can always use net controlers, which means that you can try your hand at running a LEARA net! Give it a try, it's not that hard. Learn the voices and call signs of your fellow radio members. We presently have 7 active net controlers to bring you the net each week. Why not join up and give us a hand.
    You can even do a part time shift - say 4 times a year! Give it a try!
    Contact Carl KB8VXE at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    All repeaters and the '76 input are functioning.
    [OOPS there is a glitch on 76 Lakewood Link. Some stations are not holding the repeater.
    Efforts are underway to repair the situation. Please bear with us.
    Check in on Thursday nets so signals can be traced.]
    Please use them!
    Thanks David, Bill, Bryan, Andrew, watch the newsletter

Sunshine Report

Past Trivia / Discussion Questions

  • 11/01/18 Question: How many licensed hams are in the state of Ohio as of today?
    A) 40.156,, B)30,506, C)29,417
    Answer: B- 30,506
  • 11/15/18 Question: Which national chain is currently stocking Radio Shack products in their retail stores?
    Choices: A) Hobby Lobby B) HobbyTown C) Best Buy D) Menard's
    Answer: B) HobbyTown (Closest store to Cleveland is in Mentor, OH)
  • 11/22/18 No Net... Happy Thanksgiving
  • 11/29/18 Question:What was the main attraction at the first 1924 Macy's Parade?:
    A)Animals, B)Balloons, C)Marching Bands, D)Filming of Miricle on 34th Street
    Answer: A- Animals (brought from the Central Park Zoo)
  • 12/06/18 Quesetion: Which of the following gemstones or minerals connects historically with the ELECTRON?
    Choices A) Amber, B) Beryllium, C) Calcite, D) Diamond, E) Emerald?
    Answer: A-Amber - "Electron" in Greek means "like Amber" which when rubbed acquires a static charge!
  • 12/13/18 Question: Who invented the first backpack walkie talkie
    Choices: A) Donald Hings, B) Dan Noble, C) Henryk Magnuski
    Answer: A: Donald Hings
  • 12/20/18 Question: Which of the following did Edwin Howard Armstrong invent?
    Choices: A) Regenerative Radio B) Superheterodyne Radio C) Super-Regenerative Radio D) All of the Above E) None of the Above
    Answer: D) All of the Above. Armstrong has 42 patents.
  • 12/27/18 Question: What Memerable gift or purchase did you get in 2018?
    Part 2: What item are you looking forward to getting in 2019?
  • 01/03/19 Trivia Question: From August 2018 QST, According to Dave Casler KE0OG, The antenna
    on the FCC logo represents the flat top antenna for the 1912 Titanic's spark station.
    Long wires stretched between 2 masts, plus wires going up to the horizontal array: True or False
    Answer: Maybe both. January 2019 QST, in Letters from Members, Ralph Haller N4RH Who used to
    work for FCC LA,CA. Admits that RMS Titanic might be valid, The flat top design was used for
    AM broadcast stations, since it was supported by two lattice tower. Although the horizontal array is
    enormous,it is not horizontally polarized. the actual frequencies were very lowm so the antenna is a
    much-shortended vertical with an enourmous capacitance hat.
  • 01/10/19 Question: In what year did thet first Sunday Peanuts comic strip run?
    A)1948, B)1949, C)1950 or D)1952
    Answer: D- 1952
  • Related info on WWV

    Trivia Question Etiquette

    • The Trivia Question is supposed to be a fun and learning experience for everyone checking in. Most of the time the answer is a multiple guess, and for many literally a guess. It makes the people sit and ponder the possible answers. If you don't know the answer, you may say so and acknowlege that you are taking a guess, and then give your answer. If you KNOW the correct answer, please just give give the letter or text of your choice only. Don't spoil the question for others by giving a complete dissertation on the principals, theories and biographies of the author or scientist. Giving that information early in the net spoils the fun for the people who have yet to play. Factoids and anecdotal information regarding history or even personal experience relating to the question is a most welcome additive to the discussion AFTER the answer has been given. Let the Net Control KNOW you have additional info for the end of the net.

      Thanks for checking in and enjoy learning new facts, or basking in the knowlege that you have.
    December 2018 Checkins - 16
    K2WJS Bill
    K8ARP Arp
    K8EHP Mike
    K8RJH Ron
    K8SAS Steve
    KB8VXE Carl
    KC8FQV Mark
    KD8ACO David
    KD8ARZ Mike
    KD8FTS Eddie
    KD8OQV Joe
    KG8DN Ken
    N8UPZ Bill
    W8IE Ed
    W8TAB Tom


    Net Control Schedule
    01/17/19 Eric N8AUC
    01/24/19 Ken KG8DN
    01/31/19 Steve K8SAS
    02/07/19 Bill K2WJS
    02/14/19 Andrew WA8LIV
    02/21/19 David KD8ACO
    02/28/19 Mike AB8UM
    03/07/19 Carl KB8VXE
    03/14/19 Eric N8AUC