QRPicnic a success
I think everyone who participated will agree that our fall QRPicnic was very enjoyable. Thanks to Grill Master Larry, N8OWS who got it all warmed up for us and all the folks who brought salads and deserts to share. Some very tasty delights!
We had three QRP stations set up, which made the day interesting. Some technical and propagation issues, but that always makes it interesting.
The Cleveland Hamfest
The Cleveland Hamfest is almost here. Mark your calendar for Sunday September 24th at the Cuyahoga Fairgrounds in Berea. Many of you have probably received a flier from the Cleveland Hamfest Association with all the particulars. If not, click on this link for a printable copy Cleveland Hamfest Flier
The flier asks for us to supply an email address for entry in a special drawing.
How to get a FREE ARRL Handbook
On recent 10 meter net the discussion of the 2018 ARRL Handbook came up. And the ongoing Handbook Give Away by Scott Yonally, ARRL Ohio Section Manager. Here’s a link to the current post. http://arrl-ohio.org/news/ps-08-28-17.pdf . Could you possibly win? Ask member Rich Nagel, W8KU, one of the first winners. Congratulations, Rich!
To enter in the drawing just follow the link he provides each month in his newsletter. It’s too late to enter in the September Give Away but ARRL members can be ready for the next one by subscribing to Scott’s newsletter by going to your account “e-mail subscriptions” page.
Audio for Radio … can you hear me now?
For all the time hams spend discussing signal strength, static, fading signals and other conditions that effect how well our voices are heard (and understood) by the other operator, a surprisingly small amount of time is given to audio quality and proper microphone use.
At our next meeting, Mike Peters, KD8ZMN, who has spent many years as a professional audio producer, will give us a presentation that covers all the information you need to sound your best on the air.
Hal Rogers, K8CMD
President, Communications Director