PRC mtg June 20


It’s Field Day Week, and let’s talk digital modes

At our June  20th business meeting we’ll confirm and wrap up details of our Field Day planning.  This is primarily to benefit those members who were not able to attend the previous planning meeting. 

Afterward, the mic will be turned over to Bill Squires, N8WS for a discussion Bill’s called “How I do the digital modes.”  If you’re looking at “going digital” be sure to be at the meeting to get all your questions answered.

PRC New Press Release to Promote Field Day

Vice President Jeff Ronay, KF8CQ has prepared a new press release promoting PRC’s Field Day activity and inviting. Jeff will be distributing the release to several print and broadcast media. It will also be available for handout at Field Day.  Feel free to read and share it.  This document is worth 100 FD points.

Field Day Media Publicity 2016_PR

Ohio Governor John Kasich Proclaims June 25 & 26th Amateur Radio Operators’ Appreciation Day

For the full proclamation click on the link: gov-proclamation


Field Day Site


Top O' Ledges, Hinckley Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks The PRC Field Day operation is along the entrance road.
Top O’ Ledges, Hinckley Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks
The PRC Field Day operation is along the entrance road.

Printable copy of this attractive map suitable for framing.

PRC has a new flag

Tom, AC8EH has been developing new skills at the library. Yes, at the library, many of which now have 3-D printers and sewing machines. My knowledge is limited at this point but I do know that Tom created a spectacularly beautiful flag for the club that will be flown at Field Day from our antenna support mast.  The flag will be shown for the very first time at the June 20th meeting.

Program suggestions?

The PRC has been long known for it’s quality technical programs and interesting topics.  The fact is that often our program topics are the direct result of a member suggestion.  Is there a topic you’d like discussed?   We have open slots in our program schedule and would like to hear your suggestions.  Send us your ideas or bring them to the June 20th meeting.

Looking ahead…

 This past winter  Mark Huber, NO8J offered to present a program on powder coating.  Powder coating provides a very attractive, professional, durable coating to your metal project box. Formerly a technique that was only done in an industrial setting, now powder coating can be achieved by the hobbyist.  The program, which will include a demonstration requires a small oven — and an outdoor setting.  Mark will present his demo in July at a Woodchuck Radio Club meeting. We’ll keep you posted as the date approaches.

Do you have a favorite tool? Why?

One of my favorite books is an old Sears and Roebuck reprinted catalog. I’ve had it since I was a kid. I could snuggle up with that big book and a flashlight under my blanket and be off in another world. Page after page, there were hundreds of strange tools for every imaginable job around a shop or farm. Some might say I missed my calling and should have worked in hardware stores.

On a recent net I asked participants to share with the group their favorite hand tool and why it’s a favorite.  I’ve brought up this topic before and always enjoy the discussions that ensue.   In a future post I’ll share all the comments from fellow members but before I do– if you haven’t shared your favorite, please do so it can be included.

Hal Rogers, K8CMD

President, Communications Director