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DeFOREST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, INC. - K8GE
Adams County Ohio area
NEXT CLUB MEETING TUESDAY, December 9, 2014
The December 9th meeting will be held at our normal meeting room,
at the ABCAP Senior Nutrition Center, in West Union, OH,
across from the front steps of the Adams County Courthouse.
The meeting begins at 7:00 PM – please try to attend.
In conjunction with the meeting, we will hold
our annual dinner and election of 2015 club officers.
The club will furnish a ham and members are requested
To bring a covered dish, or something else for dinner.
The meal will begin with a prayer at 6:30 PM.
If you are not currently a DeForest ARC member please consider joining our club. Dues is $15 for FULL membership
or a FAMILY membership is $20.
If you are a licensed HAM and live in Adams County, Ohio,
AND you are in the United States militaty,
your membership is PAID-IN-FULL for the years
you are full-time military, that is our THANK-YOU to you!
We hope you will join us.
DeForest ARC Weekly Net
The DeForest ARC conducts a weekly net, Thursday evening, 8:00 PM. The net is conducted on the club repeater, located near West Union, Ohio. The frequency is 147.000+ MHz, PL (CTCSS) 94.8.
The purpose of the net is mostly a social function where club members know there is a good chance they will meet up, on the air, with other club members. Occasionally we 'handle' traffic, messages often referred to as radiograms.
The net is a formal, or directed net and has a single net control station (NCS) that manages its operation for a given session. The NCS operator calls the net to order at its designated start time, periodically calls for participants to join, listens for them to answer (or check in ) keeps track of the roster of stations for that particular net session, and generally orchestrates the operation of the net.
A different station might be designated NCS for each net session. Overall operation and scheduling of NCS assignments and net sessions is managed by the net manager, whoever holds the current position of Vice President in the DeForest ARC.
When you check in, please indicate your name, call sign, location and what power source you are using for your radio, such as battery power or commercial power. If you have traffic and/or announcements be sure to advise the NCS. All hams will be given an opportunity to make comments sometime during the net, usually after stations have checked-in with the NCS.
A copy of the “Weekly Net Control Procedure” can be found on the DeForest ARC web page, under the category Nets. A direct link to the “Weekly Net Control Procedure” is http://www.qsl.net/k8ge/net_ctrl.pdf
The NET CONTROL STATIONS for 2014
JAN: N8XGP, Ridney
FEB: KB8OMG, Barry
MAR: N8YWX, Kim
APR: KC8LVE, Pat
MAY: KC8LVE, Pat
JUN: WB8IOW, Jerry
JUL: N8YWX, Kim
AUG: KE8FK, Ed
SEP: N8XGP, Ridney
OCT: KB8OMG, Barry
NOV: WB8IOW, Jerry
DEC: N8HIA, Barbara
The 2014 Executive Committee - January 1 through December 31, 2014
President: Ridney Lorenz N8XGP
Vice-President: Kim Paquette N8YWX
Secretary: Jerry Paquette WB8IOW
Treasurer: Ed Lock, KE8FK
Please Join Us at our Club Meetings
Usually at 7:00 PM at at ABCAP Senior
Nutrition Center, West Union, Ohio
across from the front steps of the Adams County courthouse on the second Tuesday
of March, June, September, and December.
Note: Normally the June meeting is a picnic/meeting held at the Field Day site.
Other activities of the Club include Emergency Communications Exercises
with different Organizations, so that in a real Emergency
the members will be ready to provide back-up communications.
We also assist the Adams County Emergency Management Agency
by providing back-up communications throughout the Adams County area, whenever needed.
Test Sessions are scheduled whenever
needed, whenever requested by a potential ham
or when a ham wants to upgrade, usually within a two-week period of the request.