The Spirit of '76 & '88 Newsletter

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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).

Newsletter Contributions

Contributions must be received by the 2nd Sunday of the month (except on months with five Sundays and Tuesdays, when the 3rd Sunday will suffice). The Newsletter Editor is Carsten Lohrmann - KD8WBB.

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March 2024
Upcoming Meeting - Skywarn; Prez column; Trustees' Meeting notes; Bob Heil, K9EID, Silent Key

February 2024
Upcoming Meeting - HamSCI and the Festival of the Eclipse; Prez column

January 2024
Holiday Party pictures; Trustees' Meeting notes; ARES Conference announcement


November 2023
Upcoming Holiday Party announcement; Prez column; Trustees' Meeting notes

October 2023
Upcoming IoT presentation announcement; Pictures from recent meeting; Prez column

September 2023
Upcoming meeting - ARRL Division Director Candidate Michael Kalter; Trustees' Meeting notes; Prez column

August 2023
No newsletter that month...newsletter editor was on a long vacation...sorry :-)

July 2023
Upcoming Norfolk Southern presentation; Trustees' Meeting notes; Pictures from the Picnic Meeting at Kiwanis Pavilion; Potluck announcement

June 2023
Upcoming picnic meeting announcement; Prez column; Pictures from NanoVNA meeting at My Friends restaurant; Pan Ohio Hope Ride Support appeal

May 2023
Upcoming Nano-VNA presentation; Prez column; Trustees' Meeting notes

April 2023
Upcoming Skywarn presentation; Prez column; Recap "The Storied History of the Ham Radio Call Sign"

March 2023
Upcoming "History of the Ham Radio Call Sign" presentation; Prez column; Recap 1921 Transatlantic Test; Trustees' Meeting notes

February 2023
Upcoming "1921 Transatlantic Test" presentation; Prez column; NOARS Hamfest Flyer; Upcoming Hamfests and Examx; Leara Net Checkins

January 2023
Upcoming QRP presentation; Leara Holiday Party Pictures; Trustees' Meeting notes; Continuation of story from the radio officer regarding '76 status


November 2022
Upcoming Leara Holiday Party; Recap from the Airband Presentation at Teamz, Trustees' Meeting notes; Notes from the radio officer regarding '76 status

October 2022
Upcoming Airband Scanning Presentation; Pictures from Scramblers Meeting;  NOAA announcement

September 2022
Upcoming Portable Solarpower talk; Pictures from 2nd Picnic meeting;  River Run Half Marathon Recap; Trustees' Meeting notes

August 2022
Upcoming 2nd LEARA Picnic meeting - DRONES; Pictures from last Picnic meeting;  D3FC0N 30 Ham Radio Village

July 2022
Upcoming LEARA Picnic meeting; Public service events;  Trustees' Meeting notes

June 2022
Upcoming ARRL night with Scott Yonally; Public service events;  Leara on the Air Net information

May 2022
Upcoming NVIS Presentation by N8AUC;  Previous Skywarn Presentation; Public service events;  Trustees' Meeting notes

April 2022
Upcoming Skywarn Talk by Mat;  Previous Grounding and Bonding talk - select slides; FCC fees

March 2022
Upcoming DX Engineering talk: Grounding and Bonding; Event Support Group pictures; Memoriam: Tom Kimball, KA8BZB;  Trustees' Meeting notes

February 2022
Event Support Group "Hambulance"; APRS presentation slides; CB Radio news

January 2022
Pictures from 2021 Holiday Party; Upcoming APRS presentation; ARRL News; Trustees' Meeting notes


November 2021
Upcoming Holiday Party at Houlihan's; Recap of Portable Operations by K8ZT; Trustees' Meeting notes

October 2021
Upcoming Restaurant Meeting at Houlihan's - Portable Operations, K8ZT;  Ham radio and the law photos; Repeater Story, N8QMK

September 2021
Upcoming Restaurant Meeting at Kumos - Ham radio and the law; Trustees' Meeting notes, Solar Power Recap

August 2021
Upcoming Restaurant Meeting - Solar Power, Pictures from LEARA Summer Picnic, National POW MIA

July 2021
Upcoming Leara Picnic, Pictures from N8BHL Inside tour of "the Sarge", Trustees' Meeting notes

June 2021
Upcoming Ohio Section EC, N8BHL Inside tour of "the Sarge", W8SGT, ARRL Night with Tom Sly presentation recap

May 2021
Upcoming ARRL Night with Tom Sly, T41 SDT presentation recap, Trustees' Meeting notes

April 2021
Upcoming SDT Project presentation by Jack Purdum/Al Peter, Slides from previous Foxhunting presentation

March 2021
Upcoming Foxhunting presentation, Repeater Maintenance, Solar Generator Presentation links, Trustees' Meeting notes

February 2021
Upcoming Solar Generator/Inverter/Transfer-Switch presentation, Repeater Equalizer, Christmas lights presentation pictures

January 2021
Upcoming Digitally controlled Christmas lights, Trustees' Meeting notes, Bob Heil presentation pictures


November 2020
Upcoming Bob Heil talk, Trustees' Meeting notes, Holiday Party & Raffle-Drawing announcement

October 2020
Upcoming Airwave talk, Monthly news

September 2020
AllStarLink, Upcoming ARRL Division Elections, Simulated Emergency Test

August 2020
Yaesu, Arrl-News, Arecibo

July 2020
APRS, Zoom Meetings, Trustees' Meeting, Allstar is coming, QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo, Youth Assay contest

June 2020
Public Service Events, Gota, Virtual Meetings, ARRL News

May 2020
Public Service Events, Virtual Meetings, Trustees' Meeting

April 2020
Hustler 5-BTV Antenna, Virtual Meetings, Bylaw Updates

March 2020
Coronavirus, Cancellations, Meetings, Trustee Meeting Notes, February meeting pictures

February 2020
Mat Nickoson “Cleveland's Skywarn Radio Operations”

January 2020
KD8WBB's first Spirt of 76 and 88


November 2019
N8AUC - The Ohio SET

October 2019
Stan Broadway - Ohio ARES

September 2019

August 2019
Hurricanes in the Virgins

July 2019
It's picnic time!

June 2019
Desecheo Island DXpedition2009

May 2019
Leara 50th anniversary celebration.

April 2019
March 2019
New ARRL Podcast Geared Toward Newcomers to Amateur Radio Debuts on March 7
German Radio Amateur Successfully Sends OPERA Signal via Es’hail-2
February 2019
Young Amateurs Radio Club Wants to Pair Youthful Contesters with Big Gun Stations
HamSCI 2019 Workshop Issues Second Call for Papers, Speakers
January 2019
The Ohio Section: Things You Might Not Know (N8SY)
The Slot-Cube Antenna for Two Meters


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

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