LEARA Club Net Activity Log


Westside repeaters offline

As of 11/10/18, ALL westside systems and repeaters are offline.  This includes 146.880, 224.900, and west input for 146.760.

11/27/18 update: the 224.900 repeater operation has been restored.

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. The net is on Summer vacation till September. .
    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 are on vacation till March 2019,
    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 November 27 around 6:30 PM at Corky & Lenny's Restaurant Deli
    located 27091 Chagrin Blvd, Woodmere, OH 44122
  • Next LEARA Trustee meeting Saturday January 12, 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 ended . 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

  • 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.


  •   The 146.880 repeater is off the air untill futher notice. The recent storm has blown over the antenna.
    The west side input to the 146.760 is temporarily off the air.
    The 224.900 repeater IS operational
    Please stand by for updates on these conditons.

Sunshine Report

  • It was nice seeing Ed Stevens Sr. WB8ROC, at The Christmas party. He is recovering well.
    We are sending get well wishes to Fritz K8WLF.
    We are are also sending out get well wishes to the household of Ted W8IXY.

    Hope everyone recovers soon.
  • Past Trivia / Discussion Questions

  • 9/27/18 Question: Which transmission mode is a "structured" mode:
    A)PSK31, B)JT65, C) THROB, D)OLIVIA, E)MT63?
    Answer: B)JT65 is a structured WSJT supported mode optimized for Earth-Moom-Earth-Moom
    contacts on the VHF bands, and conforms efficiently to the established standards
    and procedures for such QSOs. JT65 does not transmit messages character by character as done in Morse code.
    Instead whole messages are trnslated into unique strings of 72 bits and from those into sequences
    of 63 six-bit symbols.
    BTW SWJT - is Weak Signal, by Joe Taylor (K1JT)
    From ARRL Handbook - Chapter 16 Digital Modes.
  • 10/04/18 Question: Which state has the most hams per capita?
    a) California, b) Alaska, c) Florida, d) Arizona
    Answer: b) Alaska.
  • 10/11/18 We received word this morning of the passing of David Foran, WB8APD.
    In Dave's memory, we dispensed with the usual trivia and "did you know" items.
    Participants were invited to reflect on WB8APD, memories, thoughts, in view of his years of service.
  • 10/18/18 Question: In what year was the YL System founded?
    A)1933 , B)1943 , C)1953 , D)1963
    Answer: D- February 9, 1963
  • 10/25/18 Next Tuesday is the aniversary for Orsen Wells radio Drama "War of the Worlds" broadcast in 1938.
    Question:How were the Martians defeated in teh War of The Worlds Radio Drama?:
    A)Radio Waves, B)Poisen, C)Fire, D)Bacteria
    Answer: D- Bacteria
  • 11/01/18 Question: How many licensed hams are in the state of Ohio as of today?
    A) 40.156,, B)30,506, C)29,417
    Answer: B- 30,506
  • 11/08/18 Question: The first commercial radio station, KDKA, went on the air on November 2, 1920 (which was the day of the Presidential election).
    The first ever license was issued to KDKA, on Oct. 27, 1920. By 1922 there were 500 radio stations in America.
    At that time, KDKA was broadcasting from:
    Choices : a) Philadelphia, PA / b) Washington D.C. / c) Pittsburgh, PA / d) New York City
    Answer: C
  • 11/15/18 Question: Which national chain is currently stocking Radio Shack products in their retail stores?
    Choices: A) Hobby Lobby B) HobbyTown C) Best Buy D) Menard's
    Answer: B) HobbyTown (Closest store to Cleveland is in Mentor, OH)
  • 11/22/18 No Net... Happy Thanksgiving
  • 11/29/18 Question:What was the main attraction at the first 1924 Macy's Parade?:
    A)Animals, B)Balloons, C)Marching Bands, D)Filming of Miricle on 34th Street
    Answer: A- Animals (brought from the Central Park Zoo)
  • 12/06/18 Quesetion: Which of the following gemstones or minerals connects historically with the ELECTRON?
    Choices A) Amber, B) Beryllium, C) Calcite, D) Diamond, E) Emerald?
    Answer: A-Amber - "Electron" in Greek means "like Amber" which when rubbed acquires a static charge!
  • 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 2018 Checkins - 23
    K2WJS Bill
    K8EHP Mike
    K8OSQ Joe
    K8RJH Ron
    K8SAS Steve
    K8WLF Fritz
    KB8VXE Carl
    KC8FQV Mark
    KC8JPU Scott
    KC8KI John
    KD8ACO David
    KD8FTS Eddie
    KE8CEO Robert
    KE8IPK Scott
    KG8DN Ken
    N8AGM Tom
    N8JIW Don
    N8UPZ Bill
    W8DKA Doug
    W8IE Ed
    W8TAB Tom
    - -


    Net Control Schedule
    12/06/18 Ken KG8DN
    12/13/18 Steve K8SAS
    12/20/18 David KD8ACO
    12/27/18 Andrew WA8LIV
    01/03/19 Carl KB8VXE
    01/10/19 Bill K2WJS
    01/17/19 Eric N8AUC
    01/24/19 Ken KG8DN
    01/31/19 Steve K8SAS
    02/07/19 Bill K2WJS
    02/14/19 Andrew WA8LIV
    02/21/19 David KD8ACO
    02/28/19 Mike AB8UM