May 09

Cleveland Amateur Radio Club – Field Day Activation June 23rd and 24th

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.
Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!
It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, other groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar.
The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions.
We use these same skills when we help with events such as marathons and bike-a-thons; fund-raisers such as walk-a-thons; celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at fairs, malls and museums — these are all large, preplanned, non-emergency activities.
But despite the development of very complex, modern communications systems — or maybe because they ARE so complex — ham radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really matters. Amateur Radio people (also called “hams”) are well known for our communications support in real disaster and post-disaster situations.

Jan 02

Cleveland ARC – First Activation of 2018

The Cleveland Amateur Radio Club will be activating the Club House for, our first event of the 2018 Radiosport season, the North American QSO Party(SSB), Saturday, January 20th at 1800z (1pm Eastern Time).
The North American QSO Party is a favorite of beginners and seasoned operators alike. The NAQP is low-power only (no amplifiers allowed) which makes for a lot more breathing room on the bands. Small stations can generate very effective “runs” in the NAQP contest. Multipliers count once per-band, which makes for an exciting format, as multipliers can be “moved” from band to band. The NAQP allow stations from all parts of North America to be in the running for the top spots. The 12 hour format allows participants to do some great contesting, yet still have time for other activities during the weekend.
Details and rules for this event can be found at: http://ncjweb.com/naqp/
As an added bonus to this activation, we will also be operating the ARRL January VHF Contest. This event allows Operators in US and Canada (and their possessions) to work as many amateur stations in as many different 2 degrees x 1 degree Maidenhead grid squares as possible using authorized frequencies above 50 MHz. Details and rules for this event can be found at: http://www.arrl.org/january-vhf
If you have any questions or comments about these events, feel free to contact me at: w4juu@carc.cc
73’s,
Jesse (W4JUU)

Dec 20

Tennessee QSO Party Results

The Final results have been posted and the certificates awarded for the 2017 Tennessee QSO Party. This year the Cleveland Amateur Radio Club received 2nd place in the Instate, Multi-Operator, Low Power Category And 3rd place in the Instate category for contesting clubs.

This year we had a total score of 292,538 points. This was a result of working 654 contacts with 149 multipliers and an additional 200 bonus points. Complete contest results and details can be found at https://tnqp.org/results/

Nov 18

Cleveland Amateur Radio Club featured on Amateur Radio Newsline

Friday, November 17th, the Cleveland Amateur Radio Club was featured in episode 2090 of the Amateur Radio Newsline Podcast.

This can be found at: https://www.arnewsline.org/  Our portion starts roughly around 4 minutes into the podcast.

 

Nov 18

Ever wanted to learn Morse Code?

Ever wanted to learn Morse Code?

Now’s your Chance. Interested in working DX or SOTA stations? It’s much easier with CW.

Using the material developed by the CW Ops Club you will learn Morse Code in a proven step by step process.

All of your practice exercises are competed using an on-line Morse Code Trainer. So you don’t even need to leave home.

Then once a week we will meet as a group for 1 hour using Skype. During this session, in addition to practice copying, you will also learn how to work DX, how to work a contest and how to make a typical CW QSO.

Class size is limited to 5 and will start January. For more info or to sign up, click <Morse Code>

73 BCNU,
Barry W4LSV

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