Woodchuck ARC May 2022 Newsletter


May is already here and the weather is starting to improve, I hope.

For those that missed the April Meeting, the Featured presentation/speaker was Tom Sly (WB8LCD) the ARRL OHIO Section Manager. Tom gave a presentation on his Amateur Radio experience and the ARRL in general.
Tom described the forward direction of the ARRL and the benefits to the Amateur Radio operator and Club of being a member and an affiliated Club.
The Woodchucks have been an affiliated Club since 1989. Most of the Club members are ARRL members and we urge those that are not to become ARRL members.


Tom Sly (WB8LCD) and the ARRL donated an End-Fed Half Wave Antenna Kit.
This kit is available on the ARRL Website. (Click Here)
Congratulation to John (KE8MAI) on winning the ARL End-Fed Kit. 






Tom Sly sends out the PostScript Ohio Section newsletter every Monday morning.  
The April 25th. Edition features the Woodchuck ARC logo on the cover page with a short write-up.

This weekend had been a very busy “Ham Radio” weekend! And, except for a couple of 2-meter q’s on the road and the PCARS net on Thursday evening, it was all done at audio frequencies – and in person.
Friday I was up to Parma, OH where the Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club meets.

Although a smaller club, they are BIG on Amateur Radio Fun. They are involved in a whole
bunch of activities that keep them both on the air and in the public eye. An important part of
being a successful club. Well done!"



If you would like to join the ARRL or renew your ARRL membership, please do so through the Club.  The Club benefits from your renewinthrough us. A Woodchuck ARRL Membership application is available on the Woodchuck Website Fill it out and bring it to a meeting or mail it to the Club Treasurer for processing. 
Full details will be on the Woodchuck website.


May Meeting info

The May Woodchuck ARC business meeting will be on May 27th, 2022, at the Busch Community Room 7501 Ridge Rd, Cleveland, OH 44129, just south of Pleasant Valley Rd.

Mat Nickoson from the Event Support Group and Cuyahoga County ARES will update us about recent news from the Event Support Group and will give an overview of the Communications Truck they built. Mat will give us a rundown of the purpose and function of the Event Support Group and ARES.

Net Control

Picture5.jpgThe Woodchucks are still looking for additional Net Control operators for our 2-meter and 10-meter nets. Since the beginning of the year, we have lost 3 NCO’s and their loss is deeply felt.  
Please welcome Simpson (N8UZF) as the new Net Operation Manager Position for the Woodchuck Nets. Simpson by the way is one of the newer NCOs for the Club and has been NCOing the 2-meter net for several months. Simpson has progressed quickly in the role, and I thank you for taking it easy on him on Wednesday evenings.  Thank you, Simpson.


Membership and Sunshine

MaryAnn K8BLY, the Membership Chair has been calling those members that have not renewed for 2022. Several have renewed and we thank them for their renewal.
MaryAnn is also the Sunshine Chair, if you know of any member that is under the weather, please let MaryAnn of myself know.


Field Day 2022



Field Day 2022 is on the weekend of June 25th & 26th
The Woodchuck's will be holding this event at the Cement Tent as per the Balata Family request. I encourage all Woodchucks to attend this event if just to stop in and say hello and thank the Family.
Kevin will have more information about this event.





Other Area Club Info...
NOARS, Norther Ohio Amateur Radio Society, is still hosting a monthly ZOOM Elmer event.
This June Zoom Mentor session will be May 14th, 2022, starting at 11:00am and last about an hour. Several “Elmer’s” are present to answer question you may have on any Amateur Radio Topics. This event is open to the public, if you’re interested in attending, please contact me for the ZOOM link.

NOARS is also holding their monthly Fox Hunt. These events are open to anyone.
No Radio gear is required.  Check the NOARS.NET website for details.
A visit to a restaurant afterword’s for those who are interested.

An email I received and said I would pass the info along.

Cleveland Communications, Inc.

My name is Biff larch (KB8VRK) and I am the general manager of Cleveland Communications. I am reaching out to you to see if you might know of any technicians looking for work in the two-way radio field.  We have been in business for 40+ years and are a dealer for L3Harris.  Our primary customer base is public service communications.  I believe amateur radio is always a good starting point to find individuals with a understanding of how radio works and eager to learn.  If you know of anyone, please contact me.  Thank you in advance.

Biff Larch
General Manager
Cleveland Communications, Inc.
5220 Hauserman Rd.
Parma, Oh 44130
304-996-3746 c
216-398-6500 w


Picture6.jpgThe Woodchucks are now offering Club logoed items for sale. Items range from mugs and tumblers to hats andPicture7.jpgoodies. This service has no cost to the Club and for each item purchased the Club receives between $4.00 and $10.00 back. New items will be added to the site in the future. 

If there is an item, you would like to see added please contact Chuck (K8CVM).  Please take a look at the items we have to offer.  WoodChuck Store