Welcome to the Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club Website
The Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club is based in Parma, Ohio.
We are an Amateur Radio organization the offers training, monthly presentation and other activities.
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On a recent Woodchuck ARC 2 meter net (WA8Q 145.310 (110.9) we were all reminded of the current health warnings and situtations and the chat turned to masks and the need to wear them under Government mandates.
Rich (KD8KBO) mentioned that Blue was his color choice.
Now most club members know that Rich has a real dislike towards the color Pink. So one of "Them Boys" orderd a box of masks for the tent.
We recently gave the box to Rich..........
Better safe then sorry.......
The HF radio in the cement tent has been feeling a little blue in the past months. It was not very happy with operation on the 10 meter band.
Mark, NO8J had an idea and took the radio out for some diagnostic work.
Replacement of two relays and a little contact cleaner seemed to do the trick.
DX contacts were made in Southern California and Nevada during testing.
A local contact was also made with our club member Gary, AC8AM in Seville Ohio.
A “Special Thanks” again to Mark for giving the TS-450 S a new lease on life.
Welcome back to 10 meters old friend.
WA8Q Newsletter for November 2020
The Woodchuck ARC Business meeting will be held on the WA8Q repeater at 7:30 pm on November 27, 2020.
Election results will be presented. WA8Q Repeater 145.310 MHz -.600 MHz shift PL tone 110.9
Tristan Morris, KD8RDF is the latest NEW member of the Woodchuck club. Tristan joined and was added to the roster on November 9.
Tristan is a frequent visitor at the Cement tent and decided to stick around. Welcome Tristan.
The club will be participating in the ARRL November Sweepstakes for SSB on November 21-23. The event runs from 4pm on Saturday until 10pm on Sunday.
The Cement tent has more than enough heat with other modifications being explored. If it’s warm enough for MaryAnn’s dogs then it’s warm enough for us. Chair and mask preferred.
RSVP if you plan on attending.
The 2 meter and 10 meter nets have been doing well.
We are always looking for Net Control Operators so if you are interested then contact Larry or Chuck.
It’s very easy and training will be provided. It’s not like we don’t have a place to train new NCO’s. We normally do not have a December meeting but that may change so much follow the web site and the Facebook page. Search WA8Q on Facebook.
The Busch community room may reopen in January so we will keep you informed of that as well.
That’s all for now. Have a great Thanksgiving and we will catch you at the meeting on the 27th. Larry N8OWS
The Cuyahoga Falls ARC will be starting a new activity in December 2020-- “Elmering Days.”
Elmering Days are online sessions designed to help hams interested in a new aspect of Amateur Radio operating and activities. Sessions will focus on one activity or a group of related activities. Sessions are not just passive presentations; instead, participants will be doing hands-on activities such as installing and configuring software, programming a radio, building an antenna, etc.
Our first Elmering Day will be Sunday, Dec 6th, at 4:30 PM (hopefully after the Brown’s game has completed).
We are setting aside 3 hours to cover the topic, help everyone and answer questions thoroughly.
The topic will be N1MM+ Contest Logging Software.
N1MM+ is a free program that runs on Windows computers (Mac and Linux can be supported if running a Windows emulator, such as Winelink).
Read more below.
The Woodchucks are now offering Amateur Radio License Testing.
The Woodchucks are offer limited Ham Radio testing on an appointment only basis.
Additional information on to get started amateur Radio or upgrading your Amateur License are available by reading below.
Another Award for the Woodchuck.
2020 April DX Phone Contest Award.
March 7, 2020
Congratulations to all who participated.
The Woodchuck ARC is looking for any photos you might have of past Woodchuck activities, events of meetings get togethers or whatever.
We wouild like to put togetner a photo ablum highlighting the Woodchuck ARC history.