Alliance Amateur Radio Club
Volume XXI, no 7b Http://www.w8lky.org July 2007
S e r v i n g t h e T r i - C o u n t y a r e a s i n c e 1 9 8 6
Tour De “Crunch!”
A tour bus sponsored by the Pio- The bus driver was pinned in the
neer ARC to the Dayton Hamven- bus from the damage and had to
tion had an accident on the way to be cut from the wreckage. He is
the hamfest. Many on board were currently in the hospital in good
both Canton and Massillon ARC condition.
members. Upon learning of the accident,
They were about 1/2 hour away Dayton Hamvention committee
from the Hara Arena when a members dispatched a RTA city
stalled car in front started a chain bus to the scene to pick up the
reaction with the bus taking both passengers and continue their
front and rear damage from semi journey to the Hamvention. This
trucks. The bus driver was the was done at no cost to the pas-
only injury from the accident. He sengers. This was quite a nice
suffered both a broken leg and gesture by the Dayton Hamvention
perhaps either a dislocated hip or and the Pioneer ARC committee,
it may in fact be broken. Emer- sponsors of the bus trip couldn’t
gency crews had to extract him thank them enough for their gener-
from the damaged bus. All other osity. The hams arrived at the
26 hams on board were OK. hamfest around noon. A little later
MARC club member Gene than they planned but still at least
W8KXR stated “ We were very they made it. Everyone had a
lucky, this accident clearly had the great time at the hamfest and they
potential to become a real disas- returned home with one heck of an
ter. There was no spilled fuel, no adventure to tell everyone !
fire. I cannot say enough for the (Our thanks to CARC member, Mike Lack-
professionalism of the Safety ney KB8MIB for the fine photos. More
Forces that responded to the acci-
photos can be seen at http://www. Meeting
dent. We literally had to climb out Reprinted from the June 2000 issue of the Announcement
of the emergency exits (windows) Feedback; the newsletter of the Massillon
to exit the bus”. ARC. Gary KIine, WC8W ed.
Due to independence day fal-
PDF web Viewer ready for testing ling on our meeting night,
our next meeting will be on
A PDF Web virewer has been in- frame, just click on the “no frames”
stalled on the W8LKY web site. This button above the newsletter. Wednesday, June 11th at the
will allow you to view (almost) all is- If you select a month, and year, from Alliance Community Hospital.
sues of the Zero Beat from 1987 to the drop-down boxes, and press “Go”, Our meetings are held in the
the current issue. the issue you’ve selected will be dis-
conference room off the cafe-
Now, when the latest zb is ready to played in PDF format. If the issue is
view you’ll receive a reminder e-mail not found, you will receive the a “File teria.
with a link to: not found!” error. Meetings begin at 7:30 PM.
http://www.w8lky.org/newsltrs/ All issues are available except for the All are welcome to attend.
period from January 1995 thru Janu-
When you follow the link, you will see
ary, 1999. Those will be added as
the current issue of the Zero Beat, in
a yellow frame. To get rid of the
By John, KD8MQ The Alliance Amateur Radio
Joe Young, KC8TAC Club meets on the First Wednes-
154 W. Grant St Here we are, another day of every month, in confer-
Alliance, OH 44601 month come & gone. By the time ence room 1A (at the west end of
firstname.lastname@example.org you read this, Field Day will only
the Cafeteria) at the Alliance
be a recent memory. This year,
we broke new ground, by using Community Hospital.
Vice-President Talk-in is on 145.37 ®.
networked software for logging,
John Myers, KD8MQ Meetings begin at 7:30 PM.
& duping. We had a couple of
510 West Harrison Street Visitors are always welcome.
minor glitches, but all the com-
Alliance, 0H 44601
ments I heard appeared to be
favorable. Other than that, every- Nets
thing else was similar to years
past; Lots of good food, fun, & Thursday is our “net night,” with
Secretary fellowship. Look for Field Day
Donald R Kingan, AB8KV the following nets on tap:
pictures elsewhere in the ZB.
446 West High St.
My goal is to have the
Alliance, OH 44601
Zero Beat in your hands about
email@example.com CW @ 8PM on 28.400 MHz
330-821-5819 two weeks before the club meet-
ing, so you have plenty of time to SSB @ 8:30PM on 28.400 MHz
read it. My plan is to make this a
Treasurer largely PDF document. This 2 meters
Mary Ann Royer, makes newsletter production so 9 PM on 145.37 MHz
KB8IVS much easier.
6255 Sandalwood NE
Canton, OH 44721 If you don’t have an e-
firstname.lastname@example.org mail address on file with the club,
330-492-0703 then you will still get a copy Internet
every month via snail-mail. But, I
will not mail some special issues, Web: www.w8lky.org
Trustees like the 10 page pre-FD issue of
Frank Sanor, WA8WHP
the ZB which came out last
St. Rt. 172 E-mail: W8lky@w8lky.org
week. If you missed that issue,
Minerva, OH 44657
and have a e-mail address,
please let me know, so we can
get you on the mailing list.
George Proudfoot, K3GP
P.O. Box 343 If you are on the e-mail Newsletter Information
Louisville, OH 44641 distribution list, you are probably The Zero Beat is a publica-
email@example.com reading this on the new PDF tion of the
330-829-9504 viewer that we’re beta testing. Alliance Amateur Radio Club
Look on page 1 for more info on
P.O. Box 3344
James Lilley, N8XTJ Alliance, OH 44601
67 E. Columbia St. Well, that’s about it for
Alliance, OH 44601 this issue. Thanks, & 73, John,
Unless otherwise noted, per-
mission is granted to reprint
Editor This just in! K3GP has
portions of the Zero Beat, as
John Myers, KD8MQ posted a Field Day album on line
long as credit is given to the au-
510 West Harrison Street
thor & source.
Alliance, 0H 44601 http://tinyurl.com/3yqaao
Tvguy07@gmail.com You can submit material to
330-936-5021 the Zero Beat via e-mail to
It’s worth checking out!
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word on the marker board. Vice President John reported that the
The regular meeting of the Alliance Massillon club is sponsoring a code
John had verified that the Port-a-Potty
Amateur Radio Club was held at the proficiency test at the Massillon Senior
was indeed reserved.
Alliance Community Hospital on June Center on June 16. Further informa-
6, 2007 at 7:30 PM with club president He then made a motion for the club to tion is available from their website
Joe Young, KC8TAC presiding. The donate $50 to Don, K8OMO for the which can be accessed via a search
meeting was held in conference room many years use of his crane truck for for W8NP.
2A as the 1A conference room was Field Day. The motion was seconded John then reminded the club that the
occupied. The Pledge of Allegiance by Jack, W8WEN and passed on a newsletter is now an email newsletter.
was recited, followed by introductions. voice vote. Those members who do not have
There were 18 members present plus John then raised the issue of food for email will receive theirs by regular
Miriam Sanor. FD, noting that in the past, Subway mail. A round of applause was then
For the secretary’s report Don, AB8KV has donated subs thanks to the gener- given to Larry & Dianne Ashburn for all
first noted that the May minutes were osity of the daughter of Bob, K8RLS their work on the club newsletter over
in the newsletter. He then announced who managed one of the stores. How- the past five years.
that Peter, N8IGZ, who was present, ever, President Joe stated that he be- John reiterated the date for the Triath-
had recently upgraded to Extra, lieved she was no longer working lon (August 19) and reminded the club
achieving a perfect score on the exam, there and so that avenue might not be about the Castle run on Labor Day
eliciting a round of applause from the available. The discussion then cov- weekend. He also noted that the club
members. Don then passed around a ered several other possible avenues of is now registered to use the 1A confer-
list of equipment that the widow of food provision, including member ence room at the hospital for the rest
Dave, W8UKQ wished to sell, noting carry-in. The final conclusion was that of the year, and that the July meeting
that interested individuals could con- John would be assigned the task of will be on the 11th.
tact himself or Dave, N8NLZ for more arranging for food and drinks, with the Jack, W8WEN then read some inter-
information or to make offers. All the club reimbursing him for the cost. esting history about a local ham,
proceeds would go to W8UKQ’s George, W8BKP (SK) who was an
The club then discussed the FD classi-
widow. Finally, Don requested that if honorary member of AARC.
fication to be used, along with initial
anyone had any new ideas for Field
assignments for specific individuals. Dave, N8NLZ related a contact he re-
Day publicity, please let him know.
The classification agreed upon was cently had with Dave, KC8WY who
The secretary’s report was approved
3A, with a GOTA station on 10 meters. had been a member of AARC when
on a motion by Frank, WA8WHP and
The proposed band assignments in- his call was N8DSX.
seconded by Howard, K8DXR.
Mary Ann, KB8IVS gave the treas-
urer’s report. The treasurer’s report 80/40 meters: John, KD8MQ. The meeting was then adjourned at
was approved on a motion from 8:50 PM on a motion from George,
20 meters: George, K3GP.
Smitty, KC8TJQ, and seconded by K3GP and seconded by Howard,
Rick, KC8SUI. 15 meters: Don, K8OMO. K8DXR.
VHF: Howard, K8DXR & Joe,
KC8TAC. --Minutes respectfully submitted by
Old business: GOTA: Don, AB8KV. Don, AB8KV, secretary.
President Joe noted that the primary The various bonus points possible and
old business item was the upcoming what was required to score them was
Field Day event. He asked Vice Presi- then covered.
dent John, KD8MQ for the status on The issue of sufficient portable gen-
various FD items. John’s response in- erators was raised, with the responses
cluded: indicating that there would be enough.
He and Sam, KC8ETZ set up and President Joe then noted that Gladys,
checked the wireless networking KB8GIA had brought a power supply
range at Marlington Middle School and which she was making available to ei-
found that there should be no prob- ther the club or whoever might be in
lems with the operation. However, need of one.
Sam had available network cable in
case it was needed. He noted the net-
working software call sign and pass- New business:
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“If he doesn’t answer me this time, I’m using the microphone!”
“What the heck is our section again?”
“Man, lugging this this stuff
around is hard work!”
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“It worked at home, Dang it!”
K3GP tests out the latest in
“Near Ground Mounted” beams
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Don’t mess with Jack!
W8LKY? Wait a minute; that’s us!
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Birthday Greetings to: K8CMI , WA8NEJ
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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RAC Canada Day Columbiana ARS Spartan Carroll Cty AARC DL-DX RTTY
Contest Sprint Net 0100 Contest
Cty. Train. Canton ARES Nets 8:00,
Six Club Contest Net 8pm Net 7pm INDE- 8:30, 9:00 Original QRP Contest
RSGB 80m 147.12 PENDENCE
SKCC Weekend DAY Venezuelan Ind. Day
Sprint Club Champ- N, Col. Cty Contest
Net 9pm MI QRP July
ionship, CW 4th CW Sprint VK/Trans-Tasman 160m
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
ARCI Summer Hom- Columbiana Canton AARC Meet- AARC Massillon FISTS Summer Sprint
ebrew Sprint Cty. Train. ARES Net ing 7:30pm Nets 8:00, Net 147.18 IARU HF World
Carroll Cty Championship
CUYAHOGA ARS Net 8pm 7pm 147.12 Net 0100
8:30, 9:00 8pm
VE, N, Col. Cty UTC 147.075 NCCC Sprint Wellington
INDEPENDENCE Net 9pm RSGB 80m Club Ladder SUMMIT CO AMERI-
DARC 10-Meter Digital 147.255 SSB CAN RED CROSS VE,
Contest SKCC Sprint
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Colorado QSO Party Columbiana Canton Carroll Cty AARC Nets Massillon CQ Worldwide VHF
8:00, 8:30, 9:00
K8CMI - JERRY Cty. Train. ARES Net Net 0100 MAHONING Net 147.18 Contest
Net 8pm 7pm 147.12 UTC VALLEY ARA 8pm North American QSO
Run for the N, Col. Cty 147.075 YOUNGSTOWN NCCC Sprint Party, RTTY
Bacon QRP Net 9pm Key/Bug Sprint Ladder VK/Trans-Tasman
Contest 147.255 RSGB 80m Club 160m Contest, CW
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CQC Great Colorado Columbiana Canton Carroll Cty AARC Massillon ARS Flight of the
Gold Rush Bumblebees
RSGB Low Power Field Cty. Train. ARES Net Net 0100 Nets 8:00, Net 147.18
Day Net 8pm 7pm 147.12 UTC 8:30, 9:00 8pm RSGB IOTA Contest
SKCC Weekend Sprint N, Col. Cty 147.075 NCCC Sprint WRECS VE,
Van Wert ARC Hamfe- Net 9pm
st,Van Wert Ladder BENTLEYVILLE
WARREN ARA VE,
NEWTON FALLS WA8NEJ
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Portage Hamfair Canton ARES June August
Columbiana S M T W T F S S M T W T F S
and VE 2007, Cty. Train. Net 7pm
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Randolph Net 8pm 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
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Homeland 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
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Security Net 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
7:30pm 147.51 26 27 28 29 30 31
N, Col. Cty Net
Amateur Radio...When all else fails.
or is it Curly, Larry, & Moe? HMMM!
Don (AB8KV), Jim (K8LTG), Tony (KB8BBK)
Alliance Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 334
Alliance, OH 44601
Http://www.w8lky.org July 2007