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.
  • ARES nets meet every Tuesdays at 8 PM on 145.410 repeater. .
    The next ARES meeting is on Sunday, October 13, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, at the Cuyahoga County Library Independence Branch 6361 Selig Drive.
  • The Wednesday SkyWarn Wednesday night practice nets are on vacation till March 2020,
    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.
  • Next LEARA monthly membership meeting is on Tuesday, November 26 at 6:30 PM
    at Hofbrauhaus Cleveland, 1550 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114.
  • Next LEARA Trustee meeting Saturday November 9, at 9:15AM - Maple Heights Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public 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; (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 is coming to a close. For events to come, please check out the link at: http://neoesg.org/events
    and scroll to the bottom or click "HERE"
  • There will be a VEC testing session October 20 at 3PM at Location is 593 W Bagley Rd, Berea, OH 44017
  • 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.


    Position filled!

    We want to thank Carsten Lohrmann/ KD8WBB on accepting the position of Newsletter Editor.

  • Congratulationos to the new board members.
    Jeff Garvas, N8YNR,
    Ted Alexander, W8IXY,
    Robert Wright II, KE8CEO,

Sunshine Report

  • We want to wish a speedy recovery to our own net controler
    Bill Sheehan (K2WJS) who will be out of service for a while, while he's off fighting germs.
  • We also want to wish Tom Bishop (W8TAB) a speedy recovery.
  • We want to wish Bill Donnie (N8UPZ) a speedy recovery,
    We've missed him on several of our nets.
    We miss your faces at the meetings!
  • We want to express our Sympathies to the family of Richard Ingraham WA8TPP who became a silent key.
    Family and friends are invited for visitation on Sunday the 10th between 2 and 6 PM at
    McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home in Willoughby OH.
    Catholic mass will be at Immaculate Conception Church in Willoughby Monday the 11th at 11AM.
    Internment at All Souls Cemetary in Chardon to follow.

Past Trivia / Discussion Questions

  • 9/05/19 Question: The HQ-120X receiver was made by what company?
    Choices: A: Hammarlund, B: Howard, C: Hallicrafters, D: Hewlett-Packard
    Answer: A: Hammarlund
  • 9/12/12 Queston: On a Raspberry Pi microcomputer, where is the operating system stored?
    Choices: A) None is required, B) On the Hard Drive, C) on a Thumb Drive, D) on an SD Card
    Answer: D - on an SD card.
    The theme was commemorating yesterday's anniversary of 9/11 attack observed with relevant quotations.
  • 9/19/19 Question: According to First Energy, how many downed power lines were there in CLE & its suburbs due to last Friday's microburst & storm ?
    Choices: A) 92 B) 112 C) 122 D) 142
    Answer: C) 122
    Discussion Question: How did the storm impact you?
  • 9/26/19 Question: What did the NWS start using to alert peolple about storms in 1881?
    Choices: A) Church bells , B) Lanterns from towers , C) Cannon fire , D) Flags from towers E) None of the above
    Answer: D: Flags from towers ***
    In 1881, Signal flags were posted beginning in 1881 and by 1886,
    290 locations displayed the forecast via those flags.
    This replaced signs in front of post offices.

    The United State Weather Bureau adopted a system of maritime weather warning flags
    in the early twentieth century. Originally, combinations of red pennants, white pennants,
    and red flags with black square centers were used to warn mariners that a storm was coming
    from a particular direction. In 1958, however, the present system of signals indicating the
    strength rather than the direction of the storm was introduced.
  • 10/3/19 Question: About whom was the song Your So Vain written?
    A) Warren Beaty who claimed the song was about him.
    B) David Bowie Who’s wife claimed to be the wife of a close friend
    C) Nicholas Delbanco who wore an apricot scarf
    D) All of the above
    Answer: D All of the above
  • 10/10/19 Question: Long before computers, ham radios had "bugs" too. A Ham Radio bug is…
    A) Little white resistors
    B) A telegraph key
    C) A clip for connecting wires
    D) A set of filter caps
    Answer: D The vibroplex "bug" was a semi-automatic mechanical keyer for CW.
  • 10/17/19 Question: On this date, October 17, the USA population became 300 million…in what year?
    Answer: 2006.
    Several individual questions were given to each willing station, all asking the year on which something…
    of significance occurred. E.g, Bobby Fisher wins game of century, Einstein came to US as refugee, etc.
  • 10/24/19 Question: What kind of identification is used when you say "race headquarters"?
    A) LSelf assigned designator issued by the FCC
    B) Fed recognized identifier
    C) tactical call
    D) broadcast station
    Answer: C: Tactical call
  • 10/31/19 Question: What was the first wrapped penny candy in America ?
    Choices: A) Hershey's Kiss B) Tootsie Roll C) Butterscotch D) Root Beer Barrel
    Answer: B) Tootsie Roll
    Did You Know? Halloween Trivia
  • 11/07/19 Question: In what year was the telegraqph patented?
    Choices: A)1838, B)1848, C)1858, D)1828
    Answer: A) 1838

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.
October 2019 Checkins - 19
AB8UM Mike
AD8AA Jeff
K2WJS Bill
K8EHP Mike
K8SAS Steve
KC8JR Andy
KD8ACO David
K8AHS Fred
N8AUC Eric
N8UPZ Bill
W8DKA Doug
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  Please note there is a slight change in the schedule.

Net Control Schedule
11/14/19 Carl KB8VXE
11/21/19 Ken KG8DN
11/28/19 Thanksgiving No net
12/05/19 Steve K8SAS
12/12/19 David KD8ACO
11/19/19 Mike AB8UM
12/26/19 Carl KB8VXE