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 cofiguraion, See Getting Started Tutorials on the Club's Net page.
  • ARES nets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 8 PM on 145.410 repeater
  • The SkyWarn Wednesday night practice nets are held on Wednesdays on the 146.760 repeater at 8:30PM.
  • Next LEARA monthly membership meeting is on Saturday, June 24 around 6:00 PM
    at Cleveland Lakefront Park, (Old Gordon Park) 8701 Lakeshore Blvd, Cleveland, Oh
  • Next LEARA Trustee meeting Saturday July 8, at 9:15AM - Maple Hts Library - 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; See the LEARA Newsletter and Web Page for more information
  • The Fusion Repeater is now active on 447.880. 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 2017 has started . For events to come, please check out the ARES link: http://ccares.us/
    and scroll to the bottom or click "HERE"

    June 11 is Sunday in June Bike Ride Burton, OH contact Mike WB8ZGH at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • With that being said, We are losing a couple of 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

  • 04/20/17 Question: When the gain of an antenna is quoted in dBi, what does the "I" stand for?
    A) ideal, B) isotropic, C) ionoshere, D) interpolated
    Answer: B) isotropic. This is the comomon tactic that manufacturers use when advertising
    of an antenna (using the dBi instead of dBd). DBi gives a number 2.14 dB higher than dBd.
    The notation dBd meand "gain over a dipole antenna".
  • 04/27/17 Question: One of the criteria for a funnel cloud to be considered a tornado is the lack of debris where the cloud touches
    the groound. (True or False)?
    Answer: D) False
    Discussion: Any plans for Hamvention this year?
  • 05/04/17 Question: With Hamfest being held in Xenia, Ohio, what is the meaning of the Greek word Xenia?
    A) Hospitality, B)Generosity, C)Fellowship, D) Friendship?
    Answer: A) Hospitality.
  • 05/11/17 Question: What is the digital 'HD Radio" Standard on the broadcast Band?
    A) NRSC-5, B) C4FM, C) P25, D) AAC PSK
    Answer: A) NRSC-5 Its a propriatory standard allowed by the FCC. C4FM is used by Fusion. P25 is used by safety forces, AAC PSK is a CODEC.
  • 05/18/17 Question: How long was the first transatlantic cable transmission?
    A) 17 seconds, B) 17 Minutes, C) 30 Minutes, D)17 Hours
    Answer: D) 17 Hours.
  • 05/23/17 Question: Which Cleveland TV personality came from Xenia, OH?
    A) Doug Adair, B) Ted Henry, C) Don Webster, D)Judd Hambrick?
    Answer: A) Doug Adair.
  • 06/01/17 Question: In what yar was the first amateur satelite, Oscar 1, placed into orbit?
    A) January 2, 1960, B) February 11, 1963, C) December 12, 1961, D)November 7 1964
    Answer: C) December 12, 1961.
  • 06/08/17 Question: How is the feedback supplied in a Pierce oscillator?
    A) Tapped coil, B) Linked coupling, C) Neutralizing Capacitor, D) Quartz Crystal.
    Answer: D) A quartz Crystal.
  • 06/15/17 Question: Who is thet OH HENRY! Candy bar named after?
    A) Hank Aaron, B) Henry Ford, C) Hank Williams, D) Henry VIII, E) A lesser known individual?.
    Answer: E) A young man named Henry who regularly visited the candy shop owned by the creator of the candy bar.

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 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 2017 Checkins - 35
AC8C0 Bill
AD8Y David
K8JTK Jeff
K8SAS Steve
K8SHB Joel
KB1QHX Nathaniel
KC8PTQ Anthony
KC8UQX Curtis
KD8ACO David
KD8TWG David
N6JUB Andy
N8OOF Bryan
N8UPZ Bill
N8XNV Jeff
NF8O Dave
NV8L Sam
W8BBL Bill
W8HF Steve
WA8LIV Andrew
WF8P Mike
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Net Control Schedule
06/22/17 Andrew WA8LIV
06/29/17 Carl KB8VXE
07/06/17 David KD8ACO
07/13/17 Steve K8SAS
07/20/17 Megan WB8IXZ
07/27/17 Ken KG8DN
08/03/17 Andrew WA8LIV
08/10/17 Steve K8SAS
08/17/17 David KD8ACO
08/24/17 Carl KB8VXE
08/31/17 Megan WB8IXZ
09/07/17 Eric N8AUC