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. The net is on Summer vacation till September. .
    The next ARES meeting is on Sunday August 19, at 2PM in the Indepence Branch of Cuyahoga Library System.
    For more information on ARES check their website at www.ccares.us .
  • 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 Will be Tuesday March 28. 2017 at Play Arcade & Kitchen Restaurant
    5900 Mayfield Road, Mayfield Hts (Southside of the street).
  • Next LEARA Trustee meeting Saturday Sept 8, 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"
    This Saturday Is Susan B Koman Race for the Cure. Contact Leone Sirna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    River Run is coming in September 9, Contact Eric Jessen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • 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

  • 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.
  • 6/21/18 Question: Thu USS Cod celebrated it's 75th Commemorative Commisioning Cerimony
    How many diesel engines did the USS Cod have?
    2, 3, 4, or 5
    Answer: 5, Main Engines 1&2 in the Forward Engine Room and main engines 3&4 in teh After Engine room
    with an additional smaller auxillary engine.
    Discussion Question: Where were they made?
    Answer: The Cod's five diesel engines were built by general Motors' Cleveland Diesel
    Plant located on the west side of Cleveland.
  • 6/28/18 Question: In what year was the Lake Erie Amateur Radio Club formed?
    A)1957, B)1959, C)1963, D)1969
    Anawer: D) 1969. Source www.leara.org/club-information/history
  • 7/05/18 Question: Who is President Trump's nominee for FCC comissioner?
    A) Ajit Pai, B) Geoffrey Starks, C) Julious Genachowski, D) Thomas Wheeler
    Anawer: B - Geoffrey Starks
    Discussion: The topic for tonight is unfortuionate, the FCC on July 3rd penalized a ham for intentional interfearance.
    The licensee was fined $7,000 and is restricted to Technician class for the next six months. Upon six months, he will
    be reinstated as an amateur extra. As a "self policing" hobby, what are your thoughts?
    I wanted to talk about this since Trumps Nominee came out fo the enforcement bureau.
  • 7/12/18 Question: What ancient civilization started the term "Dog Days of Summer"
    A)Greeks, B)Egyptians, C)Indiginous Eskimos, D)Mayans
    Anawer: B) the Egyptians
    Discussion: Everyone expressed condolences the the family of AC8CO Bill Schultz.
  • 7/19/18 Question: Who signed the first U.S. patent?
    Choices: A) President Washington B) Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson C) Secretary of War Henry Knox D) Attorney General Edmund Randolph
    Answer: A) President George Washington - Following the passage of the 1790 Patent Act, the first Patent Board was composed of the other three choices
    U.S. Patent Trivia (Patent number 10 million was issued on 6/19/2018)
    Web Link: https://10millionpatents.uspto.gov/
    Thank you David for that information.
  • 7/26/18 Question: When it comes to the Statue of Liberty, what is the significance of the year, 1966: Was it:
    A) The year the Statue was given to us by the French?
    B) The Year the Sttue was designated a National Monument?
    C)The year ellis Island itself was declared a National Monument?
    D) The Year the Statue and both islands enterred teh Natioinal Register all aa a single monument?
    Answer: D)
  • 8/02/18 Question: On Aug 2, 1880, What Significant event happened in Parliment:
    A) Formation of teh RSGB, B) Adoption of the GMT Time Standard
    C)Cricket became the official sport, D) None of the above?
    Answer: B - England adopted the GMT Time Standard.
  • 8/09/18 Question: How many HF Bands are there available to US amateurs?
    A) 6, B) 7, C) 8, D) 9?
    Answer: D- 9, 80,60,40,30,20,17,15,12 and 10. Note 160 Meters is MF not HF.
    Submitted by AA7BQ on QRZ.

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.
July 2018 Checkins - 27
AA2IT/8 Joe
K2WJS Bill
K8CVM Chuck
K8EHP Mike
K8JTK Jeff
K8SAS Steve
K8ZMM Zaachery
KD8ACO David
KD8FTS Eddie
KD8TWG David
KE8CEO Robert
N8OOF Bryan
N8UPZ Bill
WB8LIV Andrew


Net Control Schedule
08/16/18 Andrew WA8LIV
08/23/18 Jeff K8JTK
08/30/18 Ken KG8DN
09/06/18 Steve K8SAS
09/13/18 David KD8ACO
09/20/18 Andrew WA8LIV
09/27/18 Carl KB8VXE
10/04/18 Eric N8AUC