Congratulation to the Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club on the ARRL DX Contest Award.
The event was held on March 3-4, 2018 in the Cement Tent, High on a Windy Hill in North Royalton.

WA8Q was awarded 2nd Place in the Ohio Section and 4th Place in the Great Lake Region.

 

2018 Woodchuck ARC Elections Information

 

UPDATE:

The Woodchuck Elections were held on Friday Nov 24 2018

The Woodchuck ARC Officers for 2019 are:

President - Shimerka, Larry       N8OWS

Vice-President - Mehozonek, Chuck K8CVM

Secretary - Heidenreich, Kelly  KE8AXL 

Treasurer - Tommer, James       W8MIJ

 

Trustees:

 

Balata, Rich             KD8KBO

Bonus, MaryAnn     K8BLY

Semanik, Dave        K8WRS

 

 

 

The Woodchuck ARC website can be reached by using any of 3 web addresses:

www.wa8q.us

www.wa8q.com

and

www.woodchuckarc.com

 

Please pass the word.......

 

Well sort of........

Thanks to Larry N8OWS we have a redisgned logo that be manipulated to increase it's size to fit many projects.
An issue we found with the older logo was that if we wanted to make it larger for a project, such as a banner, when you increased it's size it became very fuzzy.
Larry was able to find a graphic person that was able to re-draw for us.

Thank you Larry (N8OWS)

 

 

 Once again, the Woodchuck ARC will be participating in the Winter Field Day Contest.

The event will be held on January 26/27, 2019 and the Woodchuck’s will be operating from the Cement Tent.
The tent is heated, and food and refreshments will be available throughout the contest.

 Winter Field Day runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in January each year from 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Saturday to 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Sunday. Station set-up may commence no earlier than 1900 UTC (2pm EST) on Friday, January 25th. Station setup may consume no more than 12 hours total.

All Amateur bands, HF, VHF, & UHF except 12, 17, 30 and 60 meters.
Any mode… CW, SSB, AM, FM, DStar, C4FM, DMR, Packet, PSK, SSTV, RTTY, Olivia, Satellite, etc… can be used.

We will be operating for the full time and are looking for participants to work the radios for the event. Weather you have a few minutes, several hours or the full duration of time available, drop in and see us.

We have several new antennas at the Tent to use and evaluate and will have several Radios setup.

See you at the tent......

The Woodchuck Amateur Radio club is holding a Holiday Season Raffle.

Hi, we're selling $5 raffle tickets for the chance to win $110 gift basket for Valentine's Day.
Only 110 tickets were printed.

Proceeds go to the Woodchucks Amateur Radio Club, a non-profit organization that benefits the community.
Sell to people you know such as family, friends, acquaintances you know in the grocery store or, at your favorite Bank, and basically in your daily travels.
Give people you like a chance to win $110 custom Valentine's basket for a $5 donation.

Woodchuck New Year Gift Basket

Basket Contents:

1)    Sauvignon Blanca Wine
2)    2 Vintage Wine Glasses
3)    Handmade Shot Glass
4)    Serving Platter
5)    Jar of Local Honey
6)    Heart Spoon Holder
7)    2 Gold Candle
8)    Red Container Candle
9)    Fizzy bath bombs
10)  Frankincense Fragrance Oil

$110.00 Retail Value

Tickets are $5.00 each 
The Drawing will be held on January 21, 2019 at the Woodchuck ARC Bussiness meeting.
Tickets can be mailed to the Club Address or returned at the Business Meeting on Janusry 21, 2019.
Contact MaryAnn (K8BKY) for ticket info.

 

 

Welcome to the Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club Website 

The Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club is based in Parma, Ohio. 
We are an Amateur Radio organization with training and monthly presentation.
 

Why the Woodchucks? 

 Every club has a distinctive character. Our Logo kind of gives you an idea of ours.  

The Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club was formed by a small group of amateurs many years ago. Evidently they felt they would be more comfortable among themselves as they were all new to amateur radio. The club has advanced beyond that stage but we try to maintain that atmosphere. 

The club owns its’ own repeater and hold Nets on Wednesday at 8 PM on 145.310, with a PL tone of 110.9, you do not have to be a member to participate in our net. 

We provide W5WI VE testing with a scheduled appointment, if you wish to get a HAM license or upgrade feel free to contact us. 

We do “Fox” hunts (hidden transmitter hunts) each month during the summer.

We also do demonstrations on Fox hunting to help new people. 

If you are interested in Public Service events or ARES we provide information on these events. 

We are the most laid back club you will find and we take pride in maintaining that type of atmosphere. 

We welcome questions on setting up a station, operation, problems, equipment and provide demonstrations whenever possible.

 Our meetings are not as formal as many clubs, questions on amateur radio are open for discussion to help as many as we can. The only dumb question is the one that doesn’t get asked. 

Everyone is welcome, members, nonmembers, licensed amateurs and unlicensed individuals may join us the 4th. Friday of each month for our meetings at the Bush Community Rooms 7501 Ridge Rd. -- just south of Pleasant Valley. Our meetings start at 7:30 PM and are open to all. 

The laid back nature of our club? 

Take for example Field Day, the most important day of the year in amateur radio. This is the day almost every club and amateur radio operator gets on the air to show that amateur radio can operate under any conditions. 

The American Radio Relay League sponsors Field Day and there are categories ranging from solar and wind powered stations to home stations. 

Many clubs take this event as a contest and they run it as such. Attempting to gain as many points as possible to show that they are the best. 

The American radio relay league reminds everyone that this is a test of preparedness and although points are given for certain activities and the results shown in their Q.S.T. publication that this is a day of activities for all radio amateurs throughout the country to demonstrate the capabilities of amateur radio to as many people as possible and not primarily a contest. 

The Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club prides itself on having the most laid back, relaxed and non-contest type atmosphere possible. 

Everyone is invited to join us for Field Day, licensed amateurs, unlicensed individuals and their spouses. 

Each person is left to decide what he or she wants to do. Some sit and watch, some decide to log contacts, and others wish to participate in making contacts. 

As a club we provide control operators so that even unlicensed individuals may operate the equipment and make contacts if they wish, this is legal operation under FCC rules. 

Our dues are $15 a year. Membership applications can be picked up at the business meeting. 

Our dues are due on January 1st. Or at the half year, July 1st, you can join by paying $7.50, a half-year membership. 

In any case feel free to attend any of our meetings as a member or not, again all are welcome.