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.
 

Why the Woodchucks?  Find out why by clicking here...

With the concern of the COVID-19 virus the Busch Community Room is closed until further notice.
This has forced the cancellation of the April 24th, 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 the 24th on our Repeater WA8Q  (145.310 MHz (PL:110.9)).

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 bring your own....
Maybe even another trivia question or Tell-a-Joke round.
There will be no 50/50 drawing.

Please plan on attending,

With the concern of the COVID-19 virus the Busch Community Room is closed until further notice. This has forced the cancellation of the March 27, 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 the 27th on our Repeater WA8Q (145.310 MHz (PL:110.9)).
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 bring your own....
There will be no 50/50 drawing.

Please plan on attending,

 

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 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 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.

THANK YOU MARYANN!!!!

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

Trustees:

Balata, Rich             KD8KBO

Bonus, MaryAnn     K8BLY

Semanik, Dave        K8WRS

Congratulations to all.

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