Welcome to the Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club Website
The Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club is based in Parma, Ohio.
We are an Amateur Radio organization the offers training, monthly presentation and other activities.
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The Woodchucks are now offering Amateur Radio License Testing.
The Woodchucks are offer limited Ham Radio testing on an appointment only basis.
Additional information on to get started amateur Radio or upgrading your Amateur License are available by reading below.
Congratulations to Dave Szymanski, N8UUC for attaining his Extra Class license upgrade at the Woodchuck VE session on October 22 in the Cement Tent.
Prior to the session, the tent experienced a loss of power due to an outage in the area.
There always seems to be a development when the Woodchucks get together.
Rich, KD8KBO fired up his generator so the tent had light for Dave to complete his license examination. That little shot of starter fluid didn't hurt either eh Rich.
Generators are standard equipment in Cement tents these days.
Congratulation to Dave for the upgrade and a big “Thank You” to Rich for his timely participation with the generator.
The Woodchuck ARC is looking for any photos you might have of past Woodchuck activities, events of meetings get togethers or whatever.
We wouild like to put togetner a photo ablum highlighting the Woodchuck ARC history.
Just some notes from the "Tent". We installed a 4BTV antenna yesterday that was donated to the Club. It's in the back 40.
As we were trying to tune it we had some success and mostly failure, SWR all over the place. The readings were jumping from 1.4 to infinity.
It turn out that we were using an old length of coax that was also donated to the club.
When we did an inspection of the coax we found several issues with it.
One connector was simply screwed onto the cable and came off in our hands when the connector was unscrewed.
The braid was intermittenly contacting the center wire
After a closer inspection we found the outer sheathing has been compromised in 2 locations.
Moral of the story, always inspect used cable.