LEARA Club Net Activity Log

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 monthly on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 8 PM on 145.410 repeater For more information on ARES check their website at www.ccares.us .
    The next ARES meeting is on Sunday July 22, at 2PM in the Indepence Branch of Cuyahoga Library System.
    Check out their website at the above WEB site.
  • The Wednesday night SkyWarn practice nets meet every Wednesday, 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!
  • Next LEARA monthly membership meeting is on Saturday, June 23 around 6:30 PM
    at Cleveland Lakefront Park, (Old Gordon Park) 8701 Lakeshore Blvd, Cleveland, Oh
    See Field Day information below.
  • Next LEARA Trustee meeting Saturday July 14, at 9:15AM - Parma-Snow Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library
    2121 Snow Road, Prma, Ohio 44134 - 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 447.880 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 2018 has started . 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

  • This year LEARA will hold Field Day (FD) at Upper Gordon Park (Cleveland Metropark Lakefront Reservation, north of MLK Jr. Dr.), the same location we have been at for years, starting with setup at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday June 23. This year the club will be providing pizza & Sub sandwiches for the on-the-field meeting. Reservations are needed by Wednesday June 20th for for the meeting so the committee can order the correct amount of pizza.

  • July is the Picnic Meeting………We will again be at the Harriet Keeler Memorial Picnic Area in Brecksville. Food will be catered by Mr. Mike. We will need help in cleaning the area after the meeting. Those interested in volunteering, please contact Carl Gedeon, KB8VXE, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 440-243-5710. If no answer, please leave a message.

  • 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

  • 04/19/18 Tonight's net featured the Case Amateur Radio Club at CWRU, many members of which checked into the net.
    Question: Which of the following five options is the best answer when applied to the Case Radio Club:
    A) They won first place amongh colleges and universities in the 2017 School Club Roundup
    B) They used to operatiing under the callsign, W8URD
    C) They wone the Worked All States Triple Play Certificate
    D) All of the above are correct
    E) NONE of the above are correct
    Answer: D - Congratulations to W8EDU
  • 04/26/18 Question: In What year was the first automobile sold and what make was it?
    Anawer: 1898, The Winton
  • 05/03/18 Question: What could happen to your license if the FCC marks your mail as undeliverable? Answer: Revocation of the station license or suspension of the operator's license.
  • 5/10/18 Was President Garfield left handed, right handed or ambidextrous?
    Choices: A) Left Handed B) Right Handed C) Ambidextrous
    Answer C) Garfield was the first left handed president and also the first amidextrous president.
    It is said that you could ask him a question in "English", and he would simultaneously wright the answer in "Greek" with one hand and "Latin" with the other.
    Information for Garfield can be found at http://www.republicanpresidents.net/10-interesting-facts-about-james-garfield/
    Thank you David for that informaton.
  • 5/24/18 In what year did Alexander Graham Bell patent his invention, the telepnone?
    A) 1876, B) 1833, C) a900, D) 1859
    Answer A) 1876 from QRZ & SO5KB along with factoids.
  • 5/31/18 Question: What does capital and capitol mean?
    Answer: Capitol is where legislators meet, the building. Capital indicates the main city, the government seat.
  • 6/07/18 Question: One year ago tonight, the second of serval binary black hole mergers was detected
    by three Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories (LIGO). When did the actual
    neutron star collision occur....
    A) 1 thousand, B)1 million, C)1 billion, D)13 billion years ago?
    Answer: C- 1 billion years ago.
    There were seversal "on this day" historical events provided.
  • 6/14/18 Question: In Rememberence of Flag Day, who was Alvin Shipwreck Kelly?
    Anawer: Alvin Shipwreck Kelly was a flag pole sitter in the 20's and 30's.
    (FYI only N8UPZ remembered Shipwreck Kelly)
    Discussion: Your rememberences of Flag Day's past and present.

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.
May 2018 Checkins - 25
AC8CO Bill
K2WJS Bill
K8CVM Chuck
K8EHP Mike
K8SAS Steve
K8WLF Fritz
KB8RNY Warren
KD8ACO David
KD8FTS Eddie
KE8CSM Chris
KE8HXX Duane
KE8IPX Scott
N8FSF Fred
N8OOF Bryan
N8UPZ Bill
W8OKA Doug
WA8LIV Andrew
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Net Control Schedule
06/07/18 Ken KG8DN
06/14/18 Steve K8SAS
06/28/18 Andrew WA8LIV
07/05/18 Carl KB8VXE
07/12/18 Tom N8AGM
07/19/18 Steve K8SAS
07/26/18 Ken KG8DN
08/02/18 David KD8ACO
08/09/18 Carl KB8VXE
08/16/18 Andrew WA8LIV
08/23/18 Tom N8AGM
08/30/18 Ken KG8DN
09/06/18 Steve K8SAS