LEARA Club Net Activity Log

Newsflash

146.76 is On the Air!

 

The .76 repeater is back on the air!  There are a few remaining minor issues that we are aware of and are working on.

See the Repeaters page for more information.

Recent Announcements:

  • The Thursday LEARA Club net meets every Thursday at 8 PM on the 146.760. All are welcome to participate.
  • ARES nets meet every Tuesdays at 8 PM on 145.410 repeater. A simplex net follows. Note there is no net on the third Tuesday as it is meeting night.
    ARES meetings are held 7PM the third Tuesday of each month. The next ARES meeting May 17, will be held at 7 PM at the Helwig Whistle Stop 599 W Bagley Rd, Berea, OH 44017, as well as a Zoom meeting. For more info, contact ARES at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please monitor the ARES website at www.n8esg.org//ares for information on nets and events. They are open to all, but if you are not an ARES member, please send a request at https://n8esg.org/contact/
  • The SkyWarn Wednesday night practice nets meet at 8:30 PM on the 146.760 repeater (-)PL110.9. .
  • The National Weather Service has is having it's customary multiple county Spring Spotter training for Spring of 2022. For a list of training sites and dates plese check the NWS website at https://www.weather.gov/cle/SKYWARN_schedule.

    An On-Line Spotter training video from the NWS is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6R25g5YYhg

  • Next LEARA monthly membership meeting is on Tuesday May 31 around 7:30 PM. The remainder of meetings for the year will be by ZOOM.
    Check here, on the nets, and the Newsletter to see if it will be a ZOOM or in person meeting .
  • Next LEARA Trustee meeting Saturday May 14, at 9:15AM -
    It is open to all Paid LEARA Members. An Email will be sent out to members with instructions on how to attend.
  • Have pictures of your shack or mobile installation? Pass them along to the newsletter editor Carsten KD8WBB at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • IRLP is no longer on the '88 repeater; The 88 system has been upgraded to Allstar and Echo link. See the LEARA Newsletter and Web Page for more information
  • The Fusion Repeater on 444.700 is on the air, but WiresX is not working at this time. . Check out the Repeaters tab for more information.
  • The '76 repeater has been returned to service.  We want to thank Bill Hess K8SGX and David Anrewjewski AD8G for their work on our repeaters.
  • Public Service events: The Public Service season for 2022 is starting, please check out the link at: http://neoesg.org/events
    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.
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NOTICE:

Sunshine Report

  • We are looking for a voluteer to take over the position of Sunshine.
    You do not have to be a trustee to do this task.
    If you would like to help the club out, please contact Carl Gedeon KB8VXE at
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or any of the other Trustees. Thank you.

Past Trivia / Discussion Questions

  • 03/10/22 Question: What ham equipment manufacturer made products with Indian names like Apache, Mohawk, and Cheyenne?
    A: Heathkit
    B: Collins
    C: Johnson
    D: Drake
    Answer: A- Heathkit Known as Heathkit Tribes, these radios had names taken from native american tribes.
    For more information see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heathkit#Heathkit_tribes
  • 03/17/22 Question: Which of these are USA Callsigns: AM0B, AT3DD, AX7A?
    a) AM0B
    b) AX7A
    c) AT3DD
    d) None of the above
    Answer: d) None of the above
    Discussion:
    1) Do you have any Irish heritage?
    2) Did you attend the St Patricks Day parade today?
    3) Did you have a corned beef sandwich today?
  • 03/24/22 Question: Which radio tranceiver company started as a manufacturer of airplanes.
    A) HeathKit
    B) Yaesu
    C) Drake
    D) Collins
    E) non of the above
    Answer: If you answered HeathKit you are right. Edward Bayard heath started to build airplanes in 1909 for himself. In 1912 he acquired the Bates Aeroplane Co, in Chicago. He wanted to build and sell planes to the civilian market. In 1931 Heath died testeing one of his prototypes. The company wqas then purchased by Walter Clinnin in 1935 and it went bankrupt shortly after the purchase. The company was bought by Howard Anthony and changed back to the Heath Aircraft Company. After WW2 Anthony bought a large amount of surplus electronic parts and began to assemble oscilloscopes. He started to offer them in kit form with full manuals and step by step instructions. He then started to offer amateur radio radios for kit assembly in 1947. In 1992, he launched the last kit. The SS-9000 tranceiver was so difficult to assemble that they resorted to selling them fully assembled. HeathKit had a very storied history wit a cast of companies and owners.
  • 03/31/22 Question: When will you need to pay a fee to get a new or upgraded license ?
    A) There is no license fee.
    B) There is none but will get one nest year
    C) It's going to happen this summer
    D) It's going to happen next month (April 2022)
    Answer: D- It starts in April.
    The $15 fee to take an ARRL test still remains in effect, however starting April 19 you will be charged a $35 fee to get or renew your license. It also applies to upgrades. Remember it's good for 10 years. That comes to $3 a year which is quite reasonable.
  • 04/07/22 Question: What year was the IARU formed?
    A. 1925, B. 1927, C. 1933, D. 1937
    Answer: Answer: A. April 18th is World Amateur Radio Day. It was on this day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris.
  • 04/14/22 Question: Which of the following musicians is or was not an amateur radio operator?
    A. Jim Croce, B. Alice Cooper, C. Joe Walsh, D. Ronnie Milsap
    Amswer: B, Alice Cooper. Ronnie Milsap is WB4KCG, Joe Walsh is WB6ACU and Jim Croce was WN3OQW.
  • 04/21/22 Question: Which of the following was once an amateur radio band in the United States?
    Choices: A: 1 meter, B: 5 meters, C: 7 meters, D: 14 meters
    Answer: Answer: 5 meters (Once lower in frequency and referred to as the 5 meter band in the US, 4 meters (70 MHz) is still used in Europe.)
  • 04/28/22 Question: Many old radios used an OA2 tube as part of their circuitry. The OA2 is a what?
    Choices: A) Mixer Tetrode
    B) Power Tube
    C) Voltage Regulator
    D) Audio Amplifier
    Answer: C) Voltage Regulator
    Discussion: Dayton Hamvention is back for 2022! Do you plan to attend?
  • 05/05/22 Question 1: Before the government became involved in issuing amateur liscenses and call signs, Who issued the call signs?
    Answer 1: Early call signs were made up by the individual hams.
    Question 2: On Charles Lindberg's flight "North to the Orient", Who was his navicator?
    Answer 2: North to the Orient is a 1935 book by the American writer Anne Morrow Lindbergh. It is the account of the 1931 flight by her and her husband, Charles Lindbergh, from the United States to Japan and China, by the northern route over the Arctic frontier of Canada and Alaska, and Kamchatka peninsula.[1] It also documented their volunteering flights as relief efforts for the infamous Central China flood of 1931
  • 5/12/22 Question: What communication mode pioneered by amateurs has been revolutionized by a Nobel laureate ham’s software?
    A. Semaphore
    B. Long-path
    C. NVIS
    D. Moonbounce
    E. Voice over IP
    Answer: d Moonbunce -- details:Joe Taylor, K1JT, wrote the WSJT software that has brought EME (Earth-Moon-Earth. within reach of amateurs with modest stations.
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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 2022 Checkins - 24

AB8UM Mike
AF8A Gary
K2WJS Bill
K8ARP Arp
K8EHP Mike
K8SAS Steve
KB8VXE Carl
KC8KTE Tim
KD8AJZ Rich
KD8WBB Carsten
KE8CEO Robert
KE8NNC Brian
KE8QLZ Jim
KG8DN Ken
KM8V Jon
N8ACP Chris
N8AHS Fred
N8AUC Eric
N8JIW Don
N8QMK Mike
N8UPZ Bill
W8IE Ed
W8IXY Ted
WA8ZHN Jim

 

  Please note there is a slight change in the schedule.

Net Control Schedule

05/05/22 Ken KG8DN
05/12/22 Jon KM8V
05/19/22 Ed W8IE
05/26/22 Carl KB8VXE
06/02/22 Eric N8AUC
06/09/22 Ken KG8DN
06/16/22 Jon KM8V
06/23/22 Ed W8IE
06/30/22 Carl KB8VXE
07/07/22 Eric N8AUC