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A mateur R adio C lub

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    Emergency Communication is a Commitment


General Information

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2018 Officers  
President:   Brian Lewis, AB8BL
Vice President:   Maureen Stein, KD8NXS
Secretary:   Stan Adamski, KB3WPD
Treasurer:   Rosemary Marko, KD8TII
Past President:   Bob Mitzel, N8RCM
Trustees:   Darrin Cannon, N8DMC
    Roy Haren, KD8IJF
    Steve Fabry, KD8SOY
Classes/Testing:  Bob Mitzel, N8RCM
Publicity:   Joe Wojtowicz, W0JO
Social:  Maureen Stein, KD8NXS
Database Manager:  Rosemary Marko, KD8TII
Newsletter/Web:   Jane Avnet, K8JAA
Historian:   Rosemary Marko, KD8TII
YouTube:   OPEN
Field Day:   Steve Fabry, KC8SOY
    Darren Cannon, N8DMC
    Roy Haren, KD8IJF
Badges: Dennis Marko, KD8DJM
Facebook:   OPEN
50-50 Sales:  Devon Wilms, KD8SNV
Web Design: Robert Webster, WR8RW
Club Logo Design by: John Fabry, KC8SPF/SK
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Upcoming Events
Next Regular Meeting Tuesday, March 20
at Davidson's in Canfield
All Hams are Invited to
the Ham Community Breakfast
2nd & 4th Tuesdays 8:00 A.M.
at Eat 'N Park in Boardman
All Ladies interested in Amateur Radio
are Invited to the Monthly YL Breakfast
First Saturday each Month 9:00 A.M.
You don't have to be a member of WRARC
Join us April 7 at Eat n Park in Austintown
5451 Mahoning Ave.
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.

Next meeting March 20, 2018
Speaker: Mike Muter
from the Youngstown Radio Reading Service

April 17 meeting
Dr. William Buckler, YSU professor
Severe and Hazardous Weather


2018 ARRL Field Day

WRARC Field Day
June 23 & 24, 2018

Start: 1800 UTC Saturday
End 2100 UTC Sunday

Hi everyone, This is KC8SOY, the WRARC Field Day Chairman,
letting you know everyone is welcome to our Field Day site,
Elser Metro Airport
10800 Sharott Rd. in N. Lima

We will be setting up our campers, tents, and/or generators
Thursday morning, June 21, 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 Maureen, KD8NXF
to let her know what you'll be bringing for the Pot luck.

To all operators,
please review the 2018 Field Day Packet

To all New Operators,
good operating practices

Contact Steve, KC8SOY,  Darrin, N8DMC or,  Roy, KD8IJF,
with your choice of band and station.

2018 Field Day Flier to post where everyone can see it.

If there are any new ideas for next year’s Field Day site, please let Steve know.


  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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Dave'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 activities

Newsletter Archive

WRARC Wave Bender Newsletter Archive
WRARC publishes a monthly electronic newsletter.
An archive of our newsletters is available below
2018 Wave Benders
2017 Wave Benders
2016 Wave Benders
2015 Wave Benders
2014 Wave Benders
2013 Wave Benders
2012 Wave Benders
2011 Wave Benders
2010 Wave Benders
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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
No Question too big or too small!
The only dumb question is one you don't ask

March 23 Dennis, KA8DJM
March 30 Maureen, KD8NXS
April   06 This could be you
April   13 This could be you
April   20 This could be you
April   27 Rose, KD8TII

Members Only

Members Only
Silent Keys - 01/12/17
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
The Art & Skill of Radio Telegraphy - 3rd edition.pdf
Constitution & Bylaws
Members  1/16/18
WRARC Standard Operating Procedures  07/29/13
Fillable Club Wear Order Form   10/15/17
Important: You can download the form to your computer, then
you can type in your information and then print it out.
The form will be nicely typewritten instead of
filled out long-hand, to prevent mistakes.
WRARC Equipment Checkout Form   08/20/16
WRARC Volunteer Signin Sheet   01/16/18

Technical Resources and Links

HF Propagation Conditions

  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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