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, February 9, 2020 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.
  • !--where they will meet every Wednesday in March thru September at 8:30PM on 146.880 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! -->
  • The National Weather Service has cancled it's customary multiple county Spring Spotter training for Spring of 2020.
  • Next LEARA monthly membership meeting is on Tuesday, January 28 at 6:30 PM
    at My Friend's Restaurant , 11616 Detroit Rd, Cleveland, OH 44102)
  • Next LEARA Trustee meeting Saturday March 14, at 9:15AM - at the Parma Snow 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 444.700 is on the air in both digital and analog modes. 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"
  • 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

  • SK W8CJB Cliff Bade passed away Tuesday 1/14/20.
    Funeral Service to be held SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 at 10 a.m.
    where friends and family may call Friday, January 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shrine Children's Hospitals via Al Koran Shrine

Past Trivia / Discussion Questions

  • 11/21/19 Question 1: How do Crystal Set Receivers get Powered?
    Choices: A)Magnetic rings of EMF force, B)Solar poer, C)The transmitting station, D)Battery
    Answer: (answer was C: From the radio signal of the transmitting station)
    11/21/19 Question 2: How many time zones are there in the world? (answer was D. 38)
    Choices: A)24, B)26, C)30, D)38
    Answer: D) 38
  • 12/05/19 Which of the following people invented a device featured on the album Switched on Bach.
    Choices: A) Robert Moog , B) Dr. Bob Heil , C) Joe Walsh , D) non of the above
    Answer: A: Robert Moog
    K2AMH, Bob Moog, invented the famous Moog Synthesizer along some other innovative
    electronic music equipment. He died in 2005.
    Switched-On Bach peaked on the US Billboard 200 chart at
    number 10 and topped its Classical Albums chart from 1969 to 1972
    The album had sold over one million copies by June 1974 and in 1986
    became the second classical album in history to be certified Platinum

    Discussion: Did you partake in Black Friday?
  • 12/12/19 The National Radio Centre of the Radio Society of Great Britain has how many visitors a year at Bletchley Park ?
    Choices: A) 35,000 B) 55,000 C) 65,000 D) 85,000
    Answer: B) 55,000 * Source was December 2019 QST, Top of Page 20
  • 12/19/19 Discussion: Any Special Holiday Plans?
  • 12/26/19 Question: Who initially figured out how sound waves traveled and how to transmit those waves, wirelessly, from on point to another?
    A.  Reginald Fessenden, B.   Samuel Morse, C.   Thomas Edison, D.   Guglielmo Marconi
    Answer: A. Reginald Fessenden
    Discussion: Did the Radio Santa stop by your house this year?
  • 01/02/20 Who was the first amateur radio operator to fly in space?
    Aa) John Glenn / b) Gordon Cooper / c) Wally Schirra / d) Yuri Gagarin
    Answer: d) Yuri Gagarin (UA1LO)
    Discussion: How was your New Years
  • 01/09/20 Question: What were the call letters of the 500,000-watt AM Station in Cincinnati
    that caused residential light bulbs in the vicinity
    of the antenna to glow while the wall switch was in the OFF position?
    (Answer: WLW
  • 01/16/20 Question: In what country can you get rights to operate all bands by passing a basic exam and code test?
    Choices: A) Brazil , B) Italy , C) New Zealand , D) Canada
    Answer: D: Canada
    You can achieve full band privileges in Canada by the following:
    1. Pass exam by 80% and code test.
    2. Pass exam by 80% for "Honours Qualifications"
  • 01/23/20 Question: How many player piano roll manufacturers still exist in the world today?
    Choices: A) None B) One C) Two D) Three
    Answer: B) One - QRS

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.
December 2019 Checkins - 26
AB8M Doug
AB8UM Mike
AC8JR Andy
K2WJS Bill
K8CCS Connie
K8CVM Chuck
K8EHP Mike
K8SAS Steve
K8WLF Fritz
KD8ACO David
KD8WBB Carsten
KM8V Jon
N8AHS Fred
N8UPZ Bill
W8DKA Doug
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  Please note there is a slight change in the schedule.

Net Control Schedule
01/02/20 Eric N8AUC
01/09/20 Ken KG8DN
01/16/20 Steve K8SAS
01/23/20 David KD8ACO
01/30/20 Mike AB8UM
02/06/20 Bill K2WJS
02/13/19 Carl KB8VXE
02/20/19 Eric N8AUC
02/27/19 Ken KG8DN