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 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 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 March 26. 2019 at Firehouse Grille & Pub , 2768 Stark Drive, Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44094, phone: 440-943-4983.

    If any changes need to be made to your reservation or you need to cancel, contact Marv - W8AZO
    Provide him with specific information about your reservation so the correct reservation is changed or canceled.
    Changes need to be made by the reservation deadline in the newsletter. You are responsible for the cost of your meal.

  • Next LEARA Trustee meeting Saturday March 9, at 9:15AM - Maple Hts Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library
    5225 Library Ln, Maple Heights, OH 44137 - 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"

  • 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.


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

Sunshine Report

  • We offer our sympathies to Jeannie St. Marie KC8MNW whose sister recently passed.
  • Past Trivia / Discussion Questions

  • 12/27/18 Question: What Memerable gift or purchase did you get in 2018?
    Part 2: What item are you looking forward to getting in 2019?
  • 01/03/19 Trivia Question: From August 2018 QST, According to Dave Casler KE0OG, The antenna
    on the FCC logo represents the flat top antenna for the 1912 Titanic's spark station.
    Long wires stretched between 2 masts, plus wires going up to the horizontal array: True or False
    Answer: Maybe both. January 2019 QST, in Letters from Members, Ralph Haller N4RH Who used to
    work for FCC LA,CA. Admits that RMS Titanic might be valid, The flat top design was used for
    AM broadcast stations, since it was supported by two lattice tower. Although the horizontal array is
    enormous,it is not horizontally polarized. the actual frequencies were very lowm so the antenna is a
    much-shortended vertical with an enourmous capacitance hat.
  • 01/10/19 Question: In what year did thet first Sunday Peanuts comic strip run?
    A)1948, B)1949, C)1950 or D)1952
    Answer: D- 1952
  • 01/17/19 Question:In early broadcast and amateur radio, what is the primary use of a "condenser"?
    a) A high gain microphone element incorporating metal ribbon and magnet,
    b) Similar to a radiator, a cooler for high powered transmitters,
    c) We call them capacitors today.
    d) A device which condensed wide bandwidth spark signals into more reasonable, narrower signals.
    Answer: C
  • 1/24/19 Question: What wavelength was used by the Titanic's operators for distress calls?
    A) 20 meters, B) 160 meters, C) 300 meters, D) 600 meters
    Ansewer: D) 600 meters. 300 meters was also used, but 600 was preferred for distress calls.
    Discussion: Several factoids on Titanic's Radio operations.
  • 1/31/19 Question: When were the first amatuer radio callsigns issued?
    Choices: A)1908 , B)1910 , C)1912 , D)1914
    Answer: Bravo 1910 in Great Britian
    Discussion: Comments on the club meeting and weather.
  • 2/07/19 Question: In 1910 Cracker Jack began putting what item into its boxes to enhance sales
    Choices: A)Tin whistles / B)Coupons to be redeemed for merchandise like watches and silverware / C)Peanuts / D)Tiny Porcelain dolls
    Answer: B
  • 2/14/19 Question: The United States has the ARRL. What organization servers the Amateur radio community of Canada?
    Choices: A) CARL, B) CARF, C) CRRL, D) RAC
    Answer: D) RAC
    Discussion: What are you doing this Valentines Day?
  • 2/22/19 Question: What was the first product sold by the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co?
    Choices: A) Soap B) Baking Powder C) Gum D) Mints
    Answer: A) Wrigley's Scouring Soap
    Discussion: Did You Know Facts: Wrigley trivia & fun facts
  • 2/28/19 Question #1: How were condensers labeled back before they became capacitors?
    A) Colored bands, just like resistors.
    B) Numbers and letters, the same way it has always been.
    C) Simply by size and shape
    D) There were no markings, you had to measure each condenser.
    Answer: A

    Question #2: Which of the following is not illegal when handling the American Flag?
    A) Flying the flag in a position of prominence when flown with other nations flags.
    B) Displaying the flag horizontally.
    C) Using the flag in advertisement.
    D) Kneeling for the Pledge of Allegiance.
    E) All of the above.
    Ansewer: E
  • 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.
    February 2019 Checkins - 21
    AB8UM Mike
    AD8AA Andy
    K2WJS Bill
    K8ARP Arp
    K8EHP Mike
    K8RJH Ron
    K8SAS Steve
    K8SHB Joel
    KB8VXE Carl
    KC8FQV Mark
    KC8NZJ Mat
    KD8ACO David
    KD8FTS Eddie
    KE8CEO Robert
    KG8DN Ken
    N8QWS Ray
    N8UPZ Bill
    W8IE Ed
    W8LIV Andrew
    WB8ROK Ed

      Please note there is a slight change in the schedule.

    Net Control Schedule
    03/07/19 Carl KB8VXE
    03/14/19 Eric N8AUC
    03/21/19 Ken KG8DN
    03/28/19 Steve K8SAS
    04/04/19 Andrew WA8LIV
    04/11/19 Mike AB8UM
    04/18/19 David KD8ACO
    04/25/19 Carl KB8VXE
    05/02/19 Eric N8AUC
    05/09/19 Ken KG8DN