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.
  • ARES nets meet every Tuesdays at 8 PM on 145.410 repeater. .
    The next ARES meeting is on Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, at the Cuyahoga County Library Independence Branch 6361 Selig Drive.
  • The Wednesday SkyWarn Wednesday night practice nets will meet every Wednesday in March thru September at 8:30PM on 146.760 repeater.
    . At the end of the net a short simplex net will take place on 146.475. Feel free to check in and test your gear on simplex
  • The National Weather Service has cancled it's customary multiple county Spring Spotter training for Spring of 2020.
  • Next LEARA monthly membership meeting Will be Tuesday Feb 25, 2020 at Firehouse Grille & Pub , 2768 Stark Drive, Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44094, phone: 440-943-4983.
    Please make reservations before Sunday February 23rd.

    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 14, at 9:15AM - at the Parma Snow Library.
    - 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 444.700 is on the air in both digital and analog modes. 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 2020 is Starting. For events to come, please check out the link at: http://neoesg.org/events
    and scroll to the bottom or click "HERE"
    Mat KC8NZJ, reminds everyone that the start of the season is with the Cleveland CVS Marathon.
    He needs 10 people for Saturday and 40 for Sunday. If you can return from Hamvention is time or are available, please sign up at the link above.
  • 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.


    Position filled!

    We want to thank Carsten Lohrmann/ KD8WBB on doing a fine job as Newsletter Editor.

  • LEARA Fundraiser: LEARA is raffling off a Honda EU2200i generator to raise much-needed funds. This is the premier inverter generator for Field Day, camping, light duty home power backup, and many other uses. In addittion to the 120VAC ouput this generator also has a 12VDC output, useful for charging batteries or running ham radio gear.

    Tickets are available from trustees and also on line at the LEARA website. There are a maximum of 500 tickets. Tickets are $20 each. Note that if a minimum number of ticket sales are not reached, your money will be refunded.

Sunshine Report

  • We want to wish our President Bryan N800F a speedy recovery from his shoulder surgery.

Past Trivia / Discussion Questions

  • 12/12/19 The National Radio Centre of the Radio Society of Great Britain has how many visitors a year at Bletchley Park ?
    Choices: A) 35,000 B) 55,000 C) 65,000 D) 85,000
    Answer: B) 55,000 * Source was December 2019 QST, Top of Page 20
  • 12/19/19 Discussion: Any Special Holiday Plans?
  • 12/26/19 Question: Who initially figured out how sound waves traveled and how to transmit those waves, wirelessly, from on point to another?
    A.  Reginald Fessenden, B.   Samuel Morse, C.   Thomas Edison, D.   Guglielmo Marconi
    Answer: A. Reginald Fessenden
    Discussion: Did the Radio Santa stop by your house this year?
  • 01/02/20 Who was the first amateur radio operator to fly in space?
    Aa) John Glenn / b) Gordon Cooper / c) Wally Schirra / d) Yuri Gagarin
    Answer: d) Yuri Gagarin (UA1LO)
    Discussion: How was your New Years
  • 01/09/20 Question: What were the call letters of the 500,000-watt AM Station in Cincinnati
    that caused residential light bulbs in the vicinity
    of the antenna to glow while the wall switch was in the OFF position?
    (Answer: WLW
  • 01/16/20 Question: In what country can you get rights to operate all bands by passing a basic exam and code test?
    Choices: A) Brazil , B) Italy , C) New Zealand , D) Canada
    Answer: D: Canada
    You can achieve full band privileges in Canada by the following:
    1. Pass exam by 80% and code test.
    2. Pass exam by 80% for "Honours Qualifications"
  • 01/23/20 Question: How many player piano roll manufacturers still exist in the world today?
    Choices: A) None B) One C) Two D) Three
    Answer: B) One - QRS
  • 01/30/20 Question: What weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of gold
    Choices: a) Feathers, b) Gold, c) Not that old trick question, again!
    Answer: A Feathers. Note, Use Troy ounce for Gold, question provided by Ron, K8RJH
  • 02/06/20 Question: In 1970 which famous inventor and HAM taped two microphones together and wired one out of phase
    to prevent feedback for Gerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead.
    Choices: a) Bob Heil - K9EID, b) Amar Bose (not a ham), c) Paul Klipsch, d) Dick Rutan KB6LQ.
    Answer: A- Bob Heil - K9EID
  • 02/13/20 Question: What callsign was used byt the ARRL Headquarter's Station before W1AW was assigned to it?
    Choices: A) W1HQ, B) W1AR, C) W1AL, D) W1MK
    Answer: D)-W1MK
    Question 2: A QSO with an ocean-going vessel, anchored in the territorial waters of Russia, can be counted as a DSCC contact with Russia.
    Answer: False. The only way a ship may be counted as a DSCC is if it is permantly fixed to the land base, i.e. museum piece such as the Cod.

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.
January 2020 Checkins - 36
AB8UM Mike
AC8JR Andy
K2WJS Bill
K8CCS Connie
K8EHP Mike
K8SAS Steve
KD8ACO David
KD8FTS Eddie
KD8WBB Carsten
KE8CEO Robert
KM8V Jon
N8AHS Fred
N8AUC Eric
N8CPI Fred
N8OOF Bryan
N8UPZ Bill
W8HF Steve
WB8JWE Frank

  Please note there is a slight change in the schedule.

Net Control Schedule
02/20/20 Eric N8AUC
02/27/20 Ken KG8DN
03/05/20 Steve K8SAS
03/12/20 Bill K2WJS
03/19/20 Mike AB8UM
03/26/20 Carl KB8VXE
04/02/20 Eric N8AUC
04/09/20 Steve K8SAS
04/16/20 Ken KG8DN
04/23/20 David KD8ACO