Well, the transformation of the Concrete Tent from a garage to a Ham Shack has started....
With the suggestion and permission of Rich, KD8KBO the Concrete is getting a Radio Station position.
On Saturday March 30, 2019 a few souls came out to the Tent to begin the clean out, demolation and construction of a Radio Station position for the Club.
We moved several storage cabinets and other items to install a counter are where the Club can hold events from.
While construction is still ongoing, this was the firsts days work...
And Larry N8OWS says "NO ONE" sits on the Table.......

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Progress on Day 3 of the new Radio Station table.

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It is with great sorrow that the Woodchuck ARC has lost a Dear Member this Morning.

Bill Salem, N8MXU, was the last original founding member of the Woodchuck ARC.

Bill was recently honored by the Woodchuck's for his service to the Club and Ham Radio in general.

We will post more information as it becomes available:    Obituary Info    


From Dave, K8WRS:

"I am sad to report the loss of the last continuous member of the original Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club, Bill Salem who passed away on March 23, 2019.
Bill Salem stayed with the club in both good and bad times over the many years and sought to make the club a better place for us all.
We will miss his quite demeanor and the willingness to share his knowledge of radio with us over the years, he will be missed.

To those of us who knew him for many years he will be missed in many, many ways. I personally met him 27 years ago when I joined the Woodchuck A.R.C. and enjoyed his company at many club events when we were both a bit younger and had more energy, please read the information below concerning the visitation and funeral arrangements contained in the attachment below forwarded to me by Larry (N8OWS) who requested I forward this info to the membership."


God Bless and Keep MXU.....

 Photos from the Woodchuck Winter Field Day 2019

Woodchuck Members, as you know our dues are now due by the end of the January meeting.
We would appreciate prompt payment so we may make out our Roster for 2019.

Our Dues for the year 2019 are as follows: Full Membership $15.00, Members of the same household $7.50
Associate Membership (no voting rights) only available to those without an FCC license) $7.50

Due to new Federal Regulations we cannot have a checking account in the club name.
So please make your check out to the new club Treasurer as follows:
Make Check Payable to the Treasurer: James Tommer
Write in the Memo of your check: Woodchuck dues 2019
If there are any changes to your information (address, Tel, etc.) please include a note.
You may mail, present your dues at the meeting, PayPal them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mail Dues to:

Woodchuck ARC
C/O James Tommer
16989 Hart Rd. Apt. 1
Montville, OH 44064

You can just cut out the address above and tape it to your envelope.

From: Dave, K8WRS


 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......


Here is a list of Field Day events that the
Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club
is planning for 2019.


Winter Field Day
     Saturday January 26 thru January 27

International DX Phone
     Saturday March 2 thru Sunday March 3

     Saturday April 7 

Summer Field Day
     June 22 thru June 23

Ohio QSO Party
     Saturday August 24

Ohio State Parks on the Air
     Saturday September 7

November Sweeps
     Saturday November 16

Woodchuck ARC Events are open to all.
Not a HAM, that's OK stop in and see what the World of HAM Radio is about.

The events are planned for the Concrete Tent unless otherwise noted.
The Concrete Tent is located at 11694 State Road, N Royalton, OH 44133.
Look for the sign..


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.