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delara news Delaware Amateur Radio Association, Delaware OH   VOL 33  NUMBER 4  

W1AW/8 Concludes First Op from Ohio

The ARRL Centennial QSO Party is a year-long operating event that celebrates hams making contacts. In the end you will have accumulated points, worked new stations and made new friends all over the world. The Centennial QSO Party is made-up of two main activities: (1) W1AW operating portable in each state and most territories; and (2) The Centennial Points Challenge which is the accumulation of points from qualifying contacts made throughout 2014. A number of DELARA members became the key/voice/keyboard of W1AW/8 for several days. K8AOK, K8BTU, K8MP, KE8O, KV8Q, N8BHL, N9AUG, NT8Z, W8ERD, W8KTQ were among those keeping the W1AW/8 operation going. Although final tallies are still underway, the Ohio operation netted over 29,000 QSO’s! That puts the first Ohio operation 7th compared to the other states (W1AW/4 is first with over 50K QSO’s). The ARRL Centennial operation will come around to Ohio again in the fall, so if you missed it there’s a second chance! I can tell you it’s very challenging and fun to be on the target side of a real pileup! Stats on the next page courtesy of coordinator Steve Bolia, N8BJQ Congrats to “Grampa Ken!” Clayton William Russell was born on March 15, 2014
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This might be  the most important activity you accomplish in ham radio this year! The Wilmington office of the National Weather Service will present our annual severe weather training session. The training is APRIL 8th at Buckeye Valley West elementary school in Ostrander. Space is limited- click the button below to go to the registration site! SEE YOU THERE!

Baloon Launch Set for Delaware

(Real story) The Univ of Akron ARC plans to launch a high altitude balloon (UA-HABP2) from Delaware State Park. It’s not a ‘for sure’ deal- they’ll check a few days prior and according to wind conditions will either launch from Delaware or from the club’s home in Akron. Payload includes a cross band repeater, slow scan television, and telemetry.  The repeater will have a coverage area exceeding 200 miles for a majority of the two to four hour flight, reaching a maximum altitude projected to be 80,000 feet.  Jason Stroll, KC8LIN, tells me everyone is encouraged to join in! A hand held is all that is needed to receive the balloon, dual band capability allows repeater use if desired. Launch location subject to change closer to launch date. We are going to plan to break into two groups. Both groups are there for pre-launch setup, then the recovery group will take off in the planned direction while the ground crew does the launch.  Last year the balloon go way ahead of us as we all wanted to watch the launch. You and any one that is interested are welcome to stop out and watch/ help or join the group on the balloon cross band repeater. We will post our launch site on our website Please check http://habp.w8upd.org website for updated launch info as well as real time tracking when launched. It doesn’t sound like ARES assistance will be needed by the group. Stan, N8BHL


It's official the club will have 4 flea market spaces at Dayton this year. The location is FE3849,FE3850, FE3851,FE3852 - very close to our previous spot. Sandy and I plan to be there on Friday. I will bring a canopy for shade, and can leave it for Saturday if someone takes responsibility for its safe keeping, and return. Steve, W8SWH agreed to bring the boat anchors to keep the canopy from blowing away should the wind pick up. Tables & Chairs will be a bring your own item. Everyone is responsible for their own overnight storage of their For Sale items. Gary, KE8O
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