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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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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.


 With the continuing concern of the COVID-19 virus the Busch Community Room is closed until further   notice.
 This has forced the cancellation of the July 24, 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.

 

 So as in the past few months the Woodchucks will be have a "Woodchuck Net Meeting" Friday the 24th on our Repeater   WA8Q  (145.310 MHz (PL:110.9)).

 There will be NO ZOOM meeting.

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.
We have several new members to indroduce and reports on Field Day, 13 Colonies, New Ham Testing and a few other items.

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.

For those of you on Facebook the Woodchucks have a new presence there. Please lookup WA8Q and request to be added to the site.

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).

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,

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.

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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