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. There are no nets during December. .
    The next ARES meeting is on Sunday, January 19, 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 are on vacation till March 2020,
    A net will be activated should NWS issue a severe storm warning.
  • !--where they will meet every Wednesday in March thru September at 8:30PM on 146.880 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 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 28 at 6:30 PM
    at My Friend's Restaurant , 11616 Detroit Rd, Cleveland, OH 44102)
  • Next LEARA Trustee meeting Saturday January 11, at 9:15AM -
    - 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 2019 is is coming to a close. For events to come, please check out the link at: http://neoesg.org/events
    and scroll to the bottom or click "HERE"

  • The Geauga Amateur Radio Association Volunteer Examiner Team will be conducting free amateur radio license exams 2PM
    December 29 at the Geauga County Emergency Operations Center, 12518 Merritt Rd, Chardon, OH 44024.
    Exam sessions are open to all license classes (Technician, General, and Extra).
    No registration is required. Walk-ins are always welcome. It is recommended to arrive early as exams begin promptly
    at start time. There is no cost for the exam.
  • 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.


  • There will be no formal net next week "Thanksgiving Night"
    feel free to check tune in on the time slot and have and old fashioned rag chew with other members!

    Position filled!

    We want to thank Carsten Lohrmann/ KD8WBB on accepting the position of Newsletter Editor.

  • Congratulationos to the new board members.
    Jeff Garvas, N8YNR,
    Ted Alexander, W8IXY,
    Robert Wright II, KE8CEO,

Sunshine Report

  • We want to wish Tom Bishop (W8TAB) a speedy recovery.

Past Trivia / Discussion Questions

  • 10/3/19 Question: About whom was the song Your So Vain written?
    A) Warren Beaty who claimed the song was about him.
    B) David Bowie Who’s wife claimed to be the wife of a close friend
    C) Nicholas Delbanco who wore an apricot scarf
    D) All of the above
    Answer: D All of the above
  • 10/10/19 Question: Long before computers, ham radios had "bugs" too. A Ham Radio bug is…
    A) Little white resistors
    B) A telegraph key
    C) A clip for connecting wires
    D) A set of filter caps
    Answer: D The vibroplex "bug" was a semi-automatic mechanical keyer for CW.
  • 10/17/19 Question: On this date, October 17, the USA population became 300 million…in what year?
    Answer: 2006.
    Several individual questions were given to each willing station, all asking the year on which something…
    of significance occurred. E.g, Bobby Fisher wins game of century, Einstein came to US as refugee, etc.
  • 10/24/19 Question: What kind of identification is used when you say "race headquarters"?
    A) LSelf assigned designator issued by the FCC
    B) Fed recognized identifier
    C) tactical call
    D) broadcast station
    Answer: C: Tactical call
  • 10/31/19 Question: What was the first wrapped penny candy in America ?
    Choices: A) Hershey's Kiss B) Tootsie Roll C) Butterscotch D) Root Beer Barrel
    Answer: B) Tootsie Roll
    Did You Know? Halloween Trivia
  • 11/07/19 Question: In what year was the telegraqph patented?
    Choices: A)1838, B)1848, C)1858, D)1828
    Answer: A) 1838
  • 11/14/19 Question: One of the early broadcast microphones had the element
    Choices: A) condenser, B) Ribbon, C) dynamic, D) cardioid
    Answer: B) Ribbon:
    A ribbon microphone, also known as a ribbon velocity microphone, is a
    type of microphone that uses a thin aluminum, duraluminum or nanofilm
    of electrically conductive ribbon placed between the poles of a magnet
    to produce a voltage by electromagnetic induction. Ribbon microphones
    are typically bidirectional, meaning that they pick up sounds equally
    well from either side of the microphone
  • 11/21/19 Question 1: How do Crystal Set Receivers get Powered?
    Choices: A)Magnetic rings of EMF force, B)Solar poer, C)The transmitting station, D)Battery
    Answer: (answer was C: From the radio signal of the transmitting station) 11/21/19 Question 2: How many time zones are there in the world? (answer was D. 38)
    Choices: A)24, B)26, C)30, D)38
    Answer: D) 38
  • 12/05/19 Which of the following people invented a device featured on the album Switched on Bach.
    Choices: A) Robert Moog , B) Dr. Bob Heil , C) Joe Walsh , D) non of the above
    Answer: A: Robert Moog
    K2AMH, Bob Moog, invented the famous Moog Synthesizer along some other innovative
    electronic music equipment. He died in 2005.
    Switched-On Bach peaked on the US Billboard 200 chart at
    number 10 and topped its Classical Albums chart from 1969 to 1972
    The album had sold over one million copies by June 1974 and in 1986
    became the second classical album in history to be certified Platinum

    Discussion: Did you partake in Black Friday?

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.
November 2019 Checkins - 25
AB8UM Mike
K2WJS Bill
K8EHP Mike
K8SAS Steve
KB8VBR Leone
KD8ACO David
KD8TWG David
N8AHS Fred
N8AUC Eric
N8UPZ Bill
W8DKA Doug
WA8LIV Andrew
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  Please note there is a slight change in the schedule.

Net Control Schedule
12/12/19 David KD8ACO
12/19/19 Mike AB8UM
12/26/19 Carl KB8VXE
01/02/20 Eric N8AUC
01/09/20 Ken KG8DN
01/16/20 Steve K8SAS
01/23/20 David KD8ACO
01/30/20 Mike AB8UM
02/06/20 Bill K2WJS