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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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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).

The next meeting will be Friday, November 22nd at the Bush Community Center 7501 Ridge Road just south of Pleasant Valley Road at 7:30pm.

The presentation that would have been given by Bill Savage (WA8GEO) concerning Electro Magnetic Radiation has been rescheduled for the November Meeting due to the last meeting having to be relocated from Busch due to their canceling our room that night.

This is important as it has also been addressed by the FCC as to the allowable EMR we may expose people to from our radio signals.
We are also being exposed to this from sources you may not realize and it poses a real and present danger.  Learn at this presentation.

The Woodchuck ARC held the November 2018 Meeting at the Busch Community Room
The meeting started at 7:30pm.
Normal Business was conducted and the Election of the 2019 Officers was held.

The Woodchuck ARC Officers for 2019 are:

President - Shimerka, Larry       N8OWS

Vice-President - Mehozonek, Chuck K8CVM

Secretary - Heidenreich, Kelly  KE8AXL 

Treasurer - Tommer, James       W8MIJ


Balata, Rich             KD8KBO

Bonus, MaryAnn     K8BLY

Semanik, Dave        K8WRS

Congratulations to all.

After the meeting Larry N8OWS gave a short presentation on Nikola Tesla

September’s meeting featured a presentation on Motorola Radios.

Dave, with a little help from Jim (W8MIJ), gave a very interesting history and explanation on using Motorola Commercial Radios in the Amateur Bands.
By the way, all the radios on the table are Jim's (W8MIJ).


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The October 2018 Woodchuck ARC Meeting was held on Oct 26 2018.

The Program for the meeting was an overvied on NVIS Antennas presented by Dan KE8DCR



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The Woodchuck ARC January Meeting special presentation was given by Mat (KC8NZJ), the EC for Cuyahoga County ARES.
Mat explained the Purpose and function of both the Cuyahoga County SkyWarn and the Cuyahoga County ARES programs.



The Woodchuck Holiday Raffle drawing was also conducted.
Congratulations to Rich W8KU, His wife held the winning Raffle Ticket.
Thank all of you who supported this event, we will let you know when we hold the next raffle.


The Woodchuck’s would like to extend a very grateful Thank You to MaryAnn (K8BLY) for creating the Gift Basket that was given away and for coordinating the raffle ticket sales.


The Woodchuck's August 2018 meeting featured a presentation from Larry, N8ows on Coax Connectors.
This was a followup presentation to the July Coax Cable presentation.

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