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delara news Delaware Amateur Radio Association, Delaware OH   VOL 35  NUMBER 5
Joe’s Place - Joe Papworth, K8MP Joe has a knack to capture a moment in time, a season, an activity or just a feeling. He skillfully puts that together in a place we can all visit- he calls it “Joe’s Place”.  He is such a prolific writer that he’s published a book called “Joe’s Place.”  Joe is a contester, a cw guy, and a very active ham. Joe is also President of DELARA for 2015, so the regular “President’s Column” is now part of Joe’s Place! Read here!
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Craig Miller, W8CR Craig’s sense of humor is unparalleled. He has written from the heart about his home and family, people he meets and places he goes. He can take us from a hamshack at the top of a forest fire tower, to slamming us with the report that his callsign was reclaimed by the FCC (it was an April issue...enough said). He does this all with skill and the ability to pull the reader right into the passenger seat as he takes us for that ride!
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Bob Dixon, W8ERD Dr. Bob is a prolific writer and an expert in many fields. He shares his lifelong hobby with us both in writing and in life. Bob is the recipient of the 2013 ARRL Technical Service Award. That his license plates say, “SETI” is no accident. His writing ranges from a study of EMP to a white-knuckle ride down an Olympic luge track.
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One of the best things about DELARA is our members! And one of the best things about this group of members is their ability to take us places both real and imagined, teach us things, and keep us in touch with DELARA....and our slightly warped sense of reality! From riding the Luge to staring Tesla in the eye, these are our creative writeres! Click on the button below to read their article, or pick it from the menu above
Wally Kenyon, W8WLK For some reason, Wally’s aircraft column has struck a chord with our readers!  These are great stories- some of which start out, “It was a dark and stormy night.” They’re fun reading. Buckle in and take the co-pilot seat!
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Dan Romanchik, KB6NU Dan Romanchik’s radio blog is the number one ham radio blog on Google. He is an Ann Arbor resident, writes several blogs, works in graphic design, authored the “No-Nonsense Amateur Radio License Guides” and makes his writing available to newsletters like ours. We’re glad to have his expertise and perspective. 
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Could this be YOU? This is the DELARA News. We have plenty of room for YOUR article here! If something is of interest to you, odds are that we all will enjoy your thoughts and activities!  Have a favorite radio? Have some reminiscing to do?  You are warmly invited to contribute! Don’t worry about writing or formality- we’ll help you with that. Consider this- Wally wrote a story about an interesting flight and is now one of the top read columnists.  Could be your article goes here next month!!
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Will Hoffine,  N8TQU It’s said that those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it. Will has a great interest in history- here in Ohio and elsewhere. We can learn from it, but as it turns out Will’s history is darned entertaining!  
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Joe Fischer,  W8JPF Joe Fisher is a very active ham in DELARA, and he steps out with some creative ideas!  Welcome, Joe!