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General Information

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2016 Officers  
President:   Bob Mitzel, N8RCM
Vice President:   Joe Wojtowicz, W0JO
Secretary:   Jo Wilms, KD8SNW
Treasurer:   Rosemary Marko, KD8TII
Past President:   Roy Haren, KD8IJF
Trustees:   Harry Harker, KD8PQK
    Russ Williams, NR8W
    Darrin Cannon, N8DMC
Testing/Classes:  Al Avnet, AB8AA
Publicity:   Joe Wojtowicz, W0JO
Social:  Amanda Farone, KC3GFU
Newsletter/Web:   Jane Avnet, K8JAA
Historian/YouTube:   Terri Mitzel, N1TAM
Field Day:   Steve Fabry, KC8SOY
    Chris Monske, WF8U
Badges: Allan avnet, AB8AA
Facebook:   Terri Mitzel, N1TAM
    Chris Monske, WF8U
    Harry Harker, KD8PQK
Web Design: Robert Webster, WR8RW
Club Logo Design by: John Fabry, KC8SPF/SK
Club Flyer
Swap & Shop 12/27/15
Upcoming Events
Saturday, June 25, TBD
There will be a Memorial Service for
John Fabry, KC8SPF,at our Field Day Site
In Lieu of flowers, the Family asks
any donations be made directly
to the family to help defray final expenses.
To donate
go to the site the family has set up.
WRARC Test sessions and Classes  3/07/16
Next Regular Meeting Tuesday, June 21,
at Davidson's in Canfield
Members trip to visit K3LR's station
August 6, 11:00 A.M.
Contact Joe, W0JO, if you're planning on going.
Opportunities to Volunteer
Semi-Annual Community Service Event
Rt446 Road Clean up
Saturday, June 4, Canfield
Contact Bob to Volunteer
Seventh Annual Panerathon - 2016
being held at the Covelli Centre again this year
Mark your Calendars for Sunday, August 28
Times: TBD
Contact Joe W, W0JO, Bob Mitzel, N8RCM,
or Al Avnet, AB8AA, to volunteer!
For information on any of the above or, you need help
using Amateur Radio Communications for Your Event e-mail our President

Club Meeting

WRARC Monthly Club Meeting
the third Tuesday each month, 7:00 P.M.,
Davidson's Restaurant
3636 Canfield Road, in Cornersburgh (see map below.)

For more information email our President.

Meeting: June 21
Speaker from State Highway Patrol
Topic: TBD

Arrive early and have dinner with us before the meeting

Next meeting: June 21

2016 ARRL Field Day

WRARC Field Day
June 25 & 26, 2016

Start: 1800 UTC Saturday
End 2100 UTC Sunday

Elser Metro Airport
10800 Sharott Rd. in N. Lima

Hi everyone, This is KC8SOY, the WRARC Field Day Chairman,
letting you know everyone is welcome to our Field Day site,
Elser Metro Airport.

We will be setting up our campers, tents, and/or generators
Friday morning, June 24, 9:00 A.M.
We will have room for anyone who wants to come out
and camp with us in a trailer, or in a tent.
There is no charge.

There will be generators for your basic power needs, But no AC.

Tell your friends to come out and join us.
Experience the excitement of Ham Radio.
Steve, KC8SOY, 73

Contact Amanda KC3GFU
to let her know what you'll be bringing for the Pot luck.

WRARC will be ordering 2016 Field Day T-shirts as a group,
click here for more information.

Saturday, June 25, 10:00 A.M.
There will be TESTING for anyone who needs a test
Contact Al to reserve a spot.

Saturday, June 25, TBD
There will be a Memorial Service for John Fabry, KC8SPF,
In Lieu of flowers,
the Family asks any donations be made directly
to the family to help defray final expenses.
To donate
go to the site the family has set up.

Because John loved Field Day so much
This year, June 25 10 A.M. TIL 10 P.M.,
we will be holding it in his Honor,
Join us.

To all operators,
please review the 2016 Field Day Packet
Contact Steve, KC8SOY, Chris, WF8U, or Darrin, N8DMC,
with your choice of band and station.

2016 Field Day Flier


  Jan. 2015 After the Holidays Annual Dinner/Meeting

 June 2014 Field Day
Pictures !
May 2014  We Adopted a Highway - 3
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  March 2014 Home, Garden, & Craft Show
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  Jan. 2014 After the Holidays Annual Dinner/Meeting

Oct. 2013  We Adopted a Highway - 2
Diabetes Walk, Oct. 20, 2013
2013 Astro Ham Event
2013 Tour of the Valley
 June 2013 Field Day
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Dsve's  Antenna Party
Digital Interface Workshop
Soldering Workshop
FLDIGI Workshop
WRARC Tower Team takes tower down in Mecca
Visit our Facebook page for up to date acrivities

Newsletter Archive

WRARC Wave Bender Newsletter Archive
WRARC publishes a monthly electronic newsletter.
An archive of our more recent newsletters is available below
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
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Membership Information

Membership Information
The Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club is a Special Service club
that exists to go above and beyond for our community and for Amateur Radio,
is what defines a Special Service Club (SSC).
We are leaders in our Amateur Radio community who provides active training classes,
publicity programs, and actively pursue technical projects and operating activities.

The Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club welcomes all Amateur (HAM) radio operators to become club members.
Information and documents related to membership are available below.

Membership Application

For more information email our President.

Friday Night Nets

The Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club invites all amateur radio operators to join our net
The two meter net which opens every Friday evening at 9.00 PM
145.270 Mhz (minus offset), PL 110.9.

You can advertise your Swap 'n Shop and
Ask our Elmers anything
The only dumb question is one you don't ask
No Question too big or too small!

Information files for net controllers are available below.
Net Control Script   01/01/16
Net sign in sheet   03/22/15
Club members are encouraged to act as net control.
For information about being the net control
or volunteer for the Net Control position, contact Steve Fabry (KC8SOY).

Thanks to everyone who volunteers to take a turn.

May  27 Stan, KD3WPD
June 03 Chris, WF8U
June 10 Rose, KD8TII
June 17 Dave, KE8ALR
June 24 Bill, KD8HCQ
July  01 Frank, KD8YZE
July  08 Roy, KD8IJF
July  15 Joe, W0JO
July  22 Al, AB8AA
July  29 Jane, K8JAA

Members Only

Members Only
Silent Keys
Back to Basics
From shopping for your first radio to
putting up your first antenna,
here is some tried and true advice.
From August 1995 QST, Volume 79, Number 8
Constitution & Bylaws
Members  11/10/15
Standard Operating Procedures  07/29/13
Club Wear Order Form   11/12/14

Technical Resources and Links

HF Propagation Conditions
  Swap & Shop 3/07/16
  Build an Emergencycomm BatteryBox
  District 5 ARES
  District 10 ARES
  Mahoning County ARES 
  Portage County ARES 
  Stark County ARES 
  Summit County ARES
  Tri-County Traffic net

  The Ohio ARES/OES HF Digital Net has a new website. Check it out at
This net is held every Tuesday, 8:00 PM local time on 3585 kHz. See website for mode details.
All are welcome. You do not have to be an ARES volunteer to check in. Check in and put your county on the map.

 Emcomm Great resource of emergency communications information

  Satern Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network


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