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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It is with deep sorrow that the Woodchuck ARC announces the passing of one of our members.Mark Wensel (KB8RST) passed away on December 3, 2019.
Mark was not only a member of the Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club he gave his time talent and parts to keep our Repeater working. He kept watch on the repeater even while seriously ill, updating the programming when necessary. He even showed up at a meeting and the club station to donate an antenna while undergoing treatment. He will be greatly missed by those that knew him and the club as a whole.
Our Prayers and Sympathy go out to his Family.
Details can be found at the link below.
The Woodchucks are now offering Amateur Radio License Testing.
Next Test Date: Monday December 2, 2019 @ 6pm
Parma Library 6996 Powers Blvd, Parma Ohio
Testing sessions are conducted on alternating months, February, April, June, August, October, and December.
Please see the Woodchuck Calendar for information.
The Woodchuck's participated in the ARRL November Sweepstakes contest the was held over the November 16, 2019 weekend.
The Cement Test was a balmy 72 degrees and we have several Woodchuck Members and a few guests stop by and spent The Evening with us.
Given the laid-back nature of the Woodchuck’s having a good time is the prime directive of all our contesting events and this one was no different.
We worked the radio and then sat around and rag-chewed.
Jim (N8FND) stopped in and as usually brought the wonderful Donte’s Pizza, Thank you Jim.
Diana, a friend of Mary Ann (K8BLY) stopped in and spent some time honing her CQ skills and becoming comfortable on the radio.
Through the night the bands kept moving, we started out hitting the Western states, Montana, Colorado and Utah and then things shifted to the East. Ohio and Maryland.
Most contacts were on the 40m band and at time the 20m band was dead.
We did manage a few 80m contacts and even had an antenna for the 160m band, but nothing was going on there.
The Woodchuck ARC November 2019 Meeting was held on Friday November 22, 2019 at the Busch Community Room.
November is always the Woodchuck’s Election meeting and we would like to congratulate the following:
President: Larry Shimerka (N8OWS)
V President: Chuck Mehozonek (K8CVM)
Secretary: Kelly Heidenreich (KE8AXL)
Treasurer: Jim Tomer (W8MIJ)
Trustees: Dave Semanik (K8WRS)
Rich Balata (KD8KBO)
MaryAnn Bonus (K8BLY)
Following the Business portion of the Meeting we had a very informative presentation on Electro Magnetic Radiation by Bill Savage (WA8GEO).
Well, as Rich (KD8KBO) would say." Them Boys are up to No Good Again". And he would be right.
A while back a few of the3 Woodchucks, Larry (N8OWS), Chuck (K8CVM) and Jim (W8MIJ) started investigating the idea of using an old Satellite Antenna as a VHF/UHF Antenna.
As Rich (KD8KBO) is always saying "Them Boys are up to no good again" this time is was not our doing....
Last year we started the talk about using "Horse Rope" as an antenna wire.
"Horse Rope" also known as Electric Fence wire is used to keep Farm animals, ie: Horses, from leaning against pasture fences.
It is available in many configurations and styles.