Happy New Year!

We certainly hope that you and your family had a pleasant holiday and continue to have a wonderful 2018.  I’m looking forward to meeting you all at our January  20th, 5pm “Rollout 2018” at Das Schnitzel Haus, Pearl Road in Parma. For more information and photos, check our December 9th post. If you’re able to join us, please confirm at parmaradioclub@gmail.com.

A reminder

We all know that a club can’t exist without a strong core of members. It’s great to have supporters who can never say enough good things about the club.  However, we also need financial support. Even if you’re not able to attend every meeting, net or event, if you feel we’re on the right track we need your support. Our expenses continue to climb for insurance, and meeting/ event location fees. Some might think that being a club we get everything free. Definitely not so. Nothing is free. Even this web site has a recurring fee.

Please  support the PRC by sending your 2018 dues to the Treasurer using this link: application form .

Shortly, we will cease to email persons whose membership is not current. If you are dropped inadvertently, please write us.

Let’s design your club for 2018

As we begin the year it’s time for you to let us know what program topics you’d like to have covered at our meetings. Please write and let us know your ideas for programs or share them with a net control operator to pass along to the board.

This week the PRC received an alarming email

A ham group that has serious concerns about the direction they feel ARRL is headed wrote the PRC and other ARRL clubs. Their web site lists a number of issues that I found very disturbing.  According to the My ARRL Voice group, the ARRL board has been taking steps to silence the voice of the average member. I urge you to review their information and respond to the ARRL if inclined. Your attention is timely, since the ARRL board meets and votes on January 19th. Their site is at www.myarrlvoice.org.

 Some tech tips:

The quickest way to find a standard flat screwdriver? Look for a Philips screwdriver.

Avoid continuing frustration, always buy extension cords that are 6 inches longer.

Hal Rogers, K8CMD President, Communications Director