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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.
Why the Woodchucks? Find out why by clicking here...
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Hamshack Hotline (HH) is a FREE dedicated voip telecom service for the Ham Radio community.
Several Woodchucks are using this system currently
Typically, phones are established in hamshacks, EOCs, Clubs & club members, ARES, and other Ham related areas and functions.
It is not the intention of HH to replace traffic carried over radio in an emergency or other tactical operation, but rather to augment it, by offloading managerial tactical operations and providing a full duplex path for such communications when spectrum is occupied, conditions diminished, or otherwise unavailable.
HH also supports FAXing of information (with appropriate equipment) which allows tactical offices to share documents & data between tactical locations.
In a non-tactical use, HH is an effective resource for off-air troubleshooting when you need to coordinate a troubleshoot of a radio circuit off-air and between multiple SMEs.
In addition to all this, conference bridges on the HH network allow large groups of Hams to coordinate & meet in real time anywhere in the world.
Getting on board HH is easy!
Just acquire a supported SIP capable phone (our network prefers to register hardware phones first), and open a ticket once you have your phone.
If you have one of the phones on HH Supported Endpoints 1-7-19, then also include a picture of the Phone’s MAC address for super easy provisioning.
Before joining HH, please read and understand our HH Covenant3 If you have any questions, our FAQ’s in knowledge base area on our help desk may help, if not – feel free to open a ticket on our help desk.
More information about HamShack Hotline can be found at their website: https://hamshackhotline.com/
January 2021 Woodchuck Business Meeting 1-22-2021
The January 2021 Woodchuck Busines meeting was held on Zoom and conducted in the Cement Tent.
The Woodchucks would like to take a moment to thank the Hamfest Association of Cleveland (hac.org) for the use of their Zoom account for the meeting.
We had 12 members and one guest (Mayho, MaryAnns (K8BLY)dog) in attendance on Zoom and in the Cement Tent.
The meeting kicked off at 7:30pm and lasted until @8:20pm.
Items discussed were the upcoming Winter Field Day event, changes to the By-Laws, Awards the Club has won and a few other items. Those that attended on Zoom were able to see demonstrations of links on the internet and information that was available for them on the club website, www.woodchuckarc.com.
Winter Field Day was the main subject, additional information is available on the website if you are going to join us at the Tent or will be working from your home QTH.
After the meeting, several members remained on Zoom and Mark (NO8J) gave use a virtual tour of his ham shack.
Mark has a genuinely nice collection of among other items Drake Twins.
If you were unable to attend the meeting you missed a very nice time. It was good to see other members although not in person but on Camera.
We will be holding more meeting on Zoom until we are able to meet in person at the Busch.
We may even be holding some presentation on Zoom after the Business meeting.
Christopher Sheehe, KE8PWD is the latest NEW member to inhabit the Woodchuck burrow.
Chris recently upgraded to General class so congratulations are in order.
Once again, Welcome to the Woodchucks.
Once again it is time for the annual Winter Field Day event.
This year the event will be held on January 30 & 31, 2021.
The Woodchucks will be hosting the event at the Cement Tent, Larry(N8OWS) and Chuck(K8CVM) will be coordinating the event.
Due to the current health issues, We will be keeping the number of people at the Tent to a minimum number at any given time.
Please contact Larry or Chuck with your requested time slot.
The temp outdoors is 30 degrees, but inside the tent we are at 80 degrees.......
The Woodchucks are now offering Amateur Radio License Testing.
The Woodchucks are offer limited Ham Radio testing on an appointment only basis.
Additional information on to get started amateur Radio or upgrading your Amateur License are available by reading below.
The Dayton Hamvention Executive Committee has announced that "several setbacks in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic make necessary the difficult decision to cancel Hamvention 2021.""Vaccine distribution both in the United States and around the world is lagging behind what was planned," said today's committee announcement. "In addition, the emergence of a more communicable form of the COVID-19 virus increases the potential for further public health problems in the next few months. We make this difficult decision for the safety of our guests and vendors. Those who had their tickets deferred last year will be deferred again."
The announcement concluded, "Stay tuned for information about a QSO party for the Hamvention weekend. We'll be back next year!!!"
CQ Amateur Radio
On a recent Woodchuck ARC 2 meter net (WA8Q 145.310 (110.9) we were all reminded of the current health warnings and situtations and the chat turned to masks and the need to wear them under Government mandates.
Rich (KD8KBO) mentioned that Blue was his color choice.
Now most club members know that Rich has a real dislike towards the color Pink. So one of "Them Boys" orderd a box of masks for the tent.
We recently gave the box to Rich..........
Better safe then sorry.......
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