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 Digital Communications Net meets that met every Thursday at 9PM on 146.880 have been discontinued
    due to lack of attendace.
  • 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 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!
    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.
    NOTE: Due to low staffing and other issues at NWS, there will be NO SPRING training sessions in 2019
  • Next LEARA monthly membership meeting Will be Tuesday May 28, 2019 at Play Arcade & Kitchen Restaurant
    5900 Mayfield Road, Mayfield Hts (Southside of the street).

    This will be our 50th Aniversary meeting. Special guests are expected. Come and Celebrate with us!
  • Next LEARA Trustee meeting Saturday May 11, at 9:15AM - Parma-Snow Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library
    2121 Snow Road, Parma, 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 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"

    A few more volunteers are needed for the Cleveland Marathon both Saturday and Sunday 5/18 & 19.
    If you can give a hand, please contact Mat Nickoson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.`, or sign up on ARES website www.ccares.us/calendar

  • 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.
    Newsletter Editor needed: Our current newsletter editor, Ken Kane, KG8DN, will not be running for reelection this year and will also be re-signing as newsletter editor. We really, really, really, need someone to step up and take over as newsletter editor.
    The newsletter editor does not have to be a Trustee, although it would be helpful if the editor would be able to attend the Trustee meetings, held six times per year. Ken has offered to mentor his replacement over the coming months. As Ken has no immediate plans to leave the area, he will also still be available for help in the future. We will pro-vide a copy of the software currently used, but one would be free to use whatever software they like. Any member who is interested may contact Ken or any Trustee for more info.


    All repeaters and the '76 input are functioning.
    Please use them!
    Thanks David, Bill, Bryan, Andrew, watch the newsletter

Sunshine Report

  • We are happy to see Bill K2WJS Sheehan back on his “feet”. He underwent some surgery last month.
    And was looking fine at the our last group meeting. Keep getting better Bill!
    P.S. During Bill’s convalescence, he Elmered his XYL to a new ham ticket. Welcome to Connie, KE8MAE.
  • Past Trivia / Discussion Questions

  • 3/21/19 Question: What was the cause of the Hindenberg crash in New Jersey, 1937? (No choices provided)
    Answer: Most likely a static discharge igniting a hydrogen leak.
    (This was also the prevailing answer most folks offered)
    All answers centered around a static discharge caused by a spark to the pole or a lightning strike.
    The Wikipedia site goes on for a total of 24 pages, more than half of which detail the various other
    theories and hypotheses such as sabotage, volatile paint on the Hindenberg's surface, etc.
    About a third of the passengers and crew died, mostly of burns.
  • 3/28/19 Question: Which state has the most active nuclear power plants?
    Choices: A)California , B)Illinois , C)Mississippi , D)Texas
    Answer: Illinois with 11 active nuclear power plants.
    California has 2 active reactors
    Illinois has 11 active reactors
    Mississippi has 1 active reactor
    Texas has 2 active reactors
  • 4/04/19 Question: What was the Smithsonian Institute's Callsign
    Choices: A)NN3SI , B)WA3SI , C)N3SI , D) K3SI
    Answer: A
  • 4/11/19 Question: What event does the 1812 Overture commemorate?
    A) Victory of American troops over the British
    B) Repelling of Napoleon's troops by the Russians
    C) Commodore Perry’s victory in the battle of Lake Erie
    D) The end of World War I
    Answer: B
  • 4/18/19 Question: What anniversary of the founding of the IARU is being celebrated this year?
    Choices: A) 92nd, B) 93rd, C) 94th, D) 95th
    Answer: C) 94th - The IARU was founded in Paris on 4/18/1925
    additional: Owen K. Garriott, W5LFL, SK, first astronaut to use Ham Radio from Space
    He held a HT to the window of the space lab.
  • 4/25/19 Question: The Abbott TR-4 was?
    Choices: A) A two-meter transceiver, B) A free standing tower,
    C) A transistor checker, D) A five-meter transceiver
    Answer: D) A five-meter transceiver (The Abbott TR-4 had a super regeneration receiver and two-tube transmitter vintage late 1930's.)
  • 5/2/19 Question: In 1922, how many American transmissions were logged by European stations?
    Options A) 3, B) 31, C) 315, D) 3150
    Answer: Correct answer is C.
  • 5/9/19 Question: What event prompted the early area VHF FM radio activity, and on what frequency.
    (No choices were provided.)
    Responses often involved Civil Defense, the Cold War, government, military or police equipment, etc.
    Answer: The rise of Civil Defense activity near 1957, using 145.26 MHz FM.
    Various "Did you Know" trivia were announced, based on Bill Hess, K8SGX and his history on the website.
  • 5/16/19 Question: In nwhat year was the first Hamvention?
    Choices: A)1950 , B)1952 , C)1954 , D) 1956
    Answer: B: 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.
    April 2019 Checkins - 26
    AB8UM Mike
    AD8AA Andy
    K2WJS Bill
    K8EHP Mike
    K8RJH Ron
    K8SAS Steve
    K8SHB Joel
    KB8VXE Carl
    KC8FQV Mark
    KD8ACO David
    KD8AJZ Rich
    KD8FTS Eddie
    KD8OVQ Joe
    KE8CEO Robert
    KE8MAE Connie
    KG8DN Ken
    N8AGM Tom
    N8AUC Eric
    N8UPZ Bill
    N8WLG Aaron
    N8DKA Doug
    W8IE Ed
    W8MET Mitro
    WA8LIB Andrew
    WB8ROK Ed
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      Please note there is a slight change in the schedule.

    Net Control Schedule
    05/02/19 Eric N8AUC
    05/09/19 Ken KG8DN
    05/16/19 Steve K8SAS
    05/23/19 Bill K2WJS
    05/30/19 Andrew WA8LIV
    06/06/19 David KD8ACO
    06/13/19 Mike AB8UM
    06/20/19 Carl KB8VXE
    06/27/19 Eric N8AUC
    07/04/19 Ken KG8DN