LEARA Club Net Activity Log


146.76 is On the Air!


The .76 repeater is back on the air!  There are a few remaining minor issues that we are aware of and are working on.

See the Repeaters page for more information.

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 the 146.760. All are welcome to participate.
  • ARES Nets and meetings are closed for the remainder of the year. The ARES Meetings are moving to the first Tuesay of each Month. They will start again on January 4 at 7PM.
    Nets will remain on Tuesdays at 8pm except for the first Tuesday which will be the meeting date. Please monitor the ARES website at www.n8esg.org//ares for information on nets and events. They are open to all, but if you are not an ARES member, please send a request at https://n8esg.org/contact/
  • The SkyWarn Wednesday night practice nets on vacation until March 2022. .
  • The National Weather Service has cancled it's customary multiple county Spring Spotter training for Spring of 2022
    An On-Line Spotter training video from the NWS is available at www.facebook.com/NWSCleveland/videos/858879174941020/

  • In place of in person training, the NWS is offering a few on-line training sessions. See below
    On-Line Spotter registration with NWS is available at https://www.weather.gov/cle/SKYWARN_schedule
  • Next LEARA monthly membership meeting is on Tuesday January 25 around 6:30 PM at Teamz Restaurant & Bar
    located at 6611 Eastland Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
    Please register on line.
  • Next LEARA Trustee meeting Saturday January 11, at 9:15AM -
    It is open to all Paid LEARA Members. An Email will be sent out to members with instructions on how to attend.
  • Have pictures of your shack or mobile installation? Pass them along to the newsletter editor Carsten KD8WBB at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • IRLP is no longer on the '88 repeater; The 88 system has been upgraded to Allstar and Echo link. See the LEARA Newsletter and Web Page for more information
  • The Fusion Repeater on 444.700 is on the air, but WiresX is not working at this time. . Check out the Repeaters tab for more information.
  • The '76 repeater has been returned to service.  The Case input is out for some unknown reason, Dave AD8G is working on it and should be turned on in the near future.. We want to thank Bill Hess K8SGX and David Anrewjewski AD8G for their work on our repeaters.
  • Upcoming Hamfests – See Newsletter on the Club's Net page. (Due to COVID-19 many are still being cancled)
  • Public Service events: The Public Service season for 2021 has come to a close, please check out the link at: http://neoesg.org/events
    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.


Sunshine Report


Past Trivia / Discussion Questions

  • 10/07/21 Question: In Amateur Radio, what is a ZL Special?
    A: A two-element mono-band directive antenna
    B: Another name for a Cubical Quad antenna
    C: A full-wave loop antenna kit sold in New Zealand
    D: The name of a New Zealand DX contest award
    Answer: A- two-element mono-band directive antenna (These are the basic design characteristics of a ZL Special antenna as described in the ARRL Antenna Handbooks.)
  • 10/14/21 Question: In what year was Oscar I, the first of the Phase I satellites launched?
    A) 1962, B) 1961, C) 1960, D) 1963
    Answer: - B- 1961
  • 10/21/21 Question: What famous jazz muscician ran for the presidency of the US and lost?
    Answer: The jazz musician John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie campaigned as an independent write-in candidate during the 1964 United States presidential campaign.
    He promised that if he were elected, the White House would be renamed the Blues House, and he would have a cabinet composed of Duke Ellington (Secretary of State), Miles Davis (Director of the CIA), Max Roach (Secretary of Defense), Charles Mingus (Secretary of Peace), Ray Charles (Librarian of Congress), Louis Armstrong (Secretary of Agriculture), Mary Lou Williams (Ambassador to the Vatican), Thelonious Monk (Travelling Ambassador) and Malcolm X (Attorney General). He said his running mate would be Phyllis Diller. Gillespie pledged to provide housing and hospital care for all those who needed it and to withdraw American troops from the Vietnam War. Gillespie said that his campaign was not just a publicity stunt but was intended "to take advantage of the votes and publicity I'd receive and to promote change"
  • 10/28/21 Question: If a DX station is working 'split,' what does that mean?
    Choices: A) He is using a separate transmitter and receiver,
    B) He is dividing his time between CW and SSB,
    C) He is transmitting on freq A and listening on freq B,
    D) None of the above.
    Answer: C- DX stations will, many times, transmit on one frequency and specify where they are listening for calls. This is referred to as 'working split'.
    Discussion:Are you planning on attending Nov Meeting?
  • 11/04/21 Question: In what year did the ARRL start the November Sweeps Contest?
    Choices A) 1929, B) 1930, C) 1932, D) 1934
    Answer: C-1932
  • 11/11/21 Question: When was the first picture of earth taken from space?
    Choices: A) October 24, 1946 from a Nazi V2 rocket
    B) 4 October 1957 from Sputnik 1
    C) April 12, 1961 by Yuri Gagarin
    D) May 5, 1961 by alan B. Sheppard
    E) None of the above
    Answer: A- October 24, 1946 from a Nazi V2 rocket
  • 11/18/21Question: Which of the following SDR Receivers is also capable of transmitting?
    A. RTL-SDR v.3
    B. HackRF One
    C. KiwiSDR
    D. SDRplay RSP1A
    Answer B. HackRF One
    The HackRF One is capable of receiving and transmitting from 1Mhz to 6Ghz.
  • 12/02/21 Quetion: Which Canadian band used an adapted version of the ARRL logo for their 2010 tour, and displayed images of some of their grandfather’s QSL cards during some live performances?
    A. Barenaked Ladies
    B. Arcade Fire
    C. Rush
    D. Men Without Hats
    E. The Foo Fighters
    Answer: B-Arcade Fire. Band members Win and Will Butler are the grandsons of the late Alvino Ray, W6UK.
    The song “We Used to Wait” from their grammy winning album relates to communications and, during their concert
    performances of the song, the band displays images of Amateur Radio QSL cards from their grandfather’s lifelong collection.

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 2021 Checkins - 24

AB8UM Mike
AC8JR Andy
AF8A Gary
K8ADS Allen
K8EHP Mike
K8SAS Steve
K8JOY Robert
KD8FTS Eddie
KD8WBB Carsten
KE8JPQ Chris
N8QMK Mike
N8UPZ Bill
NQ8O Tom
W8DKA Doug


  Please note there is a slight change in the schedule.

Net Control Schedule

12/02/21 Jon KM8V
12/09/21 Eric N8AUC
12/16/21 Ken KG8DN
12/23/21 Steve K8SAS
12/30/21 Jon KM8V
01/06/22 Mike AB8UM
01/13/22 Ed W8IE
01/20/22 Carl KB8VXE
01/27/22 Eric N8AUC
02/03/22 Ken KG8DN
02/10/22 Steve K8SAS