2018 Woodchuck ARC Elections Information



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




Balata, Rich             KD8KBO

Bonus, MaryAnn     K8BLY

Semanik, Dave        K8WRS




  2020 a new year and a new decade.


With the new year the Woodchuck ARC has many programs and activities planned.
Please check the calender for activities and any announcments that will be posted to the website and in the Club Newsletter.

Dues are Due for those that have not yest paid them, lets keep the club growing by passing the club info on to other Hams or non Hams.

A big thanks to the members who came out for the Woodchuck Christmas Party at Simons Restraunt and Deli in Brecksville.

While the turnout was small those that were there had a good time.
Thanks to MaryAnn K8BLY, everyone took home a door prize.


Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club 
 ARRL November Sweepstakes
Phone Contest
Sunday, November 21, 2021

Many thanks to Kevin K8DNQ for taking the lead on this event.  We had a good turnout at the tend and even had some younger/newer operatord take a tunn at the radio with very good success.

Setup started at 10:00 EST on Sunday and the contest will begin (for us) at 12:00 and end at 20:00.  The goal of the contest is to work all 50 states plus 7 provinces and go for the clean sweep. 
We are going to attempt to set up and amplifier and run in the high power class. (over 150 watts)

We operated in the following…

  • Only operate for 8 hours of the allowed 24 hour maximum
  • Run as Category ‘MSHP’ for Multi-operator, Single Transmitter, High Power (or MSLP for low power if we have issues with the amp.)
  • 600 watt Ameritron amp which we ran at about 400 watts for the event.




The Woodchucks are now offering Amateur Radio License Testing.

The Woodchucks are offering Ham Radio testing on an appointment only basis. 

Arrangements can be made by contacting Chuck K8CVM - k8cvm(at)mehoz.net

Additional information on to get started amateur Radio or upgrading your Amateur License are available by reading below.


2021 Dayton Hamvention Cancelled

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 Monday August 31, 2020 Ai (KE8PAI)  successfully passed the Extra Class Test getting only 1 incorrect answer.

For those of you that have met Ai this is an amazing venture for her.
Just before Field Day 2020 Ai contacted Larry (N8OWS) about becoming a HAM.
She visited the Club for the Field Day event and was given the information and introduced to the hobby.  A week or so later she again contacted Larry about taking the Technicians test. Arrangements were made and the test was giving, she passed only missing 1 question becoming an official amateur radio operator KE8PAI and joined the Woodchucks.
Ai participated in several of the club and other nets getting her feet wet “On-the-Air”.
Several weeks later She contacted Larry again and requested to take the General test…..
Arrangements were made for this test. Ai passed that test with 1 incorrect answer. Ai was now KE8PAI/G.
Ai expressed an interest in learning code and becoming a Net Control Operator at that time.
She participated in several Woodchuck nets as well as other nets in the area.
Along came the Ohio QSO party and Ai was on the radio making contacts during the day.
On August 27th the Woodchuck 10 meter net was NCOed by Ai with 13 check-ins.  
Ai was not done with her advancement in HAM Radio.
On August 31st Ai successfully passed the Extra Class exam and became KE8PAI/E, again missing only 1 question.

What is, in my opinion, amazing is Ai’s dedication to the hobby going from not knowing what amateur radio was to Extra class, and NCO all within 45 days.

Ai, thank you for contacting the Woodchuck’s and Welcome to the Wonderful World of Amateur Radio.

And on another little note, Ai has figured out why KBO is called the “Agitator”.


Congratulations to Ai, KE8PAI for obtaining her General Class license upgrade.
Ai obtained both her Technician and General Class License within the last 30 days.
Once again Congratulations!!