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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With all the Rain we have had lately at the Cement Tent, high on the Windy Hill,the Creek has risen to new levels.
This has made it very easy for the Creek "residents" to escape their normal areas.
Please be extra cautious when attempting to cross the Bridge to the "Windy Hill Antenna Farm".
I have as a rule been a VHF/UHF kind of guy. Lately I have been one of the NCO's along with Chuck, K8CVM for the Woodchuck 10 meter net on Thursday night at 8pm.
The net operates on 28.435 MHz USB. We have a regular group of participants and from time to time, some out of state check-in's as well.
The majority of our regulars are vertically polarized with a few horizontally polarized.
Operating from the Concrete Tent gives us both options vertical or horizontal by changing the position of an antenna switch.
We have a Cushcraft AR-10 meter vertical antenna as well as a 10,15,20 meter beam which is manufactured by Cushcraft as well. This provides a high degree of flexibility for the NCO when it comes to hearing the stations check in to the net.
it doesn't hurt that our antennas are 40+ feet in the air. Add in the elevation of North Royalton and you have the makings of a very interesting net.
The net frequency falls into a window from 28.3 to 28.5 MHz which allows Technician Class operators to participate and gain some experience on the HF bands.
I checked into a 10 meter net from Florida on May 21 after our net was completed. That net was on 28.455 MHz.
The Northern Ohio DX Association has a net on 28.480 at 8:30pm with the Parma Radio Club 10 meter net at 9pm.
Mark your calendar and give 10 meters a try on Thursdays.
A cartoon that pretty much the canceled 2020 Dayton Hamvention.
All rights belong to the creater Jason Tagyer W3MCK
With the concern of the COVID-19 virus the Busch Community Room is closed until further notice.
This has forced the cancellation of the May 22nd, 2020 Woodchuck ARC Business meeting.
The Board realizes that the membership still needs to be kept up to date on the Club Business matters and other activities.
Therefore the Woodchucks will be have a "Woodchuck Net Meeting" on Friday May 22nd on our Repeater WA8Q (145.310 MHz (PL:110.9)).
We will also once again be using Zoom with the meeting.
The primary meeting location is on the Repeater - WA8Q, the ZOOM portion is a optional way to get to see the other members.
The free version of ZOOM has a 40 minute time limit so the Business portion of the meeting needs to be conducted with-in this time limit.
ZOOM does support video, so if you have a camera on your computer please wear the appropriate clothing.
All Members will be receiving an email with a link to the meeting, this makes the meeting secure to avoid "Zoom Bombing".
If your not a member you can request an invite to the meeting by contacting Chuck (K8CVM) at K8CVM(AT)mehoz.net
We will conduct regular Business and then have a Round Robin chat session with Net Control being Chuck (K8CVM).
This net will start at the regular Club Meeting time of 7:30pm.
We will start with Check-ins, Club business and then the rest of the meeting.
Coffee and Donuts are optional and you will need to bring your own....
Maybe even another trivia question or Tell-a-Joke round.
There will be no 50/50 drawing.
Please plan on attending,
The Woodchucks are now offering Amateur Radio License Testing.
Next Test Date: June 1, 2020 @ 6pm CANCELED.
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.
From SpaceWeather .com
GEOMAGNETIC STORM UNDERWAY: Earth's magnetic field is reverberating from the unexpected impact of a CME during the early hours of April 20th.
G1-class geomagnetic storms are now underway with bright auroras sighted earlier today in Montana and Canada.
Aurora alerts: SMS Text.
More information can be found here
Here is what it looks like on my IC-7300. Nothing getting through.....
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