The Spirit of '76 & '88 Newsletter


Westside repeaters offline

As of 11/10/18, ALL westside systems and repeaters are offline.  This includes 146.880, 224.900, and west input for 146.760.

11/27/18 update: the 224.900 repeater operation has been restored.

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Monthly features of The Spirit of '76 & '88

  • Upcoming meeting presentation
  • Letter from the President
  • Net report
  • Sunshine report
  • Hamfests
  • Ham exams
  • New members
  • Event calendar
  • Public service events
  • Pictures from the previous meeting
  • Minutes from Trustee meetings (bi-monthly).

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November 2018
LEARA Elects Three To Three-Year Board Terms
Special Call Signs Commemorate Centenary of World War I Armistice

October 2018
LEARA Remembers Dave Foran, WB8APD (SK)
Notice Of Annual Meeting And Elections
ARRL, FCC Discussing Issue of Uncertified Imported VHF/UHF Transceivers

September 2018
Candidates Biographies for Election or Re-Election to the LEARA BOARD OF TRUSTEES

August 2018
NIST FY 2019 Budget Would Eliminate WWV and WWVH
Atlanta Science Expo and HamJam, 2014 - 2018
Ham Radio at Arizona Science Center
Amateur Radio at Summer Camp
New US Submarine Forces Commander is Radio Amateur

July 2018
Bill Schultz, AC8CO, SK
Field Day Wrap-Up from Joel, K8SHB
Joe, KC8RAN, to become Good DX
ARRL Volunteer Examiner Team in Australia Holds First Technician Test Session under New Element 2 Question Pool

June 2018
Hamvention 2018 - Second Year in Xenia Improved
K8SHB and WA8LIV Set Field Day Plan
Andrew Kahn, WA8LIV letter to the ARRL
Hamvention Forum Videos Now Searchable on YouTube

May 2018
For Sale
2000-Foot Tower Collapses in Missouri

April 2018
Ohio School and University Radio Clubs Shine in on-air "School Club Roundups"
New ISS Crew Member's Ham Radio Contact to Highlight a Wider Educational Effort

March 2018
Management Change Under Way at Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory
Alexa Can Be Your Ham Shack Sweetheart!

February 2018
Likely Restaurant Schedule for ALL OF 2018 MEETINGS!
Sisterhood of Amateur Radio Supports Girl Scouts in Obtaining Radio Wireless Patch
NBC News Left Field Report Says Hams "Could Save Our Lives" in a Disaster

January 2018
Extreme Weather Events Tied Conclusively to Humans
"Quantum Radio" May Offer New Twist on Communicating in Problematic Environments