dullara newsDelaware Amateur Radio Association, Delaware OH VOL 37 NUMBER 4
Meeting Forecast 2018
We have some excellent topics in the pipeline for 2018~ including the Terror Awareness session outlined on the front page this month. Some of these are not completely firmed up (those out 6 months or so) but we’re pretty confident. January: Terror awarenessFebruary: T33 island DxpeditionMarch: Our traditional Field Day plannerApril: Night at the movies! Our own Bob W8ERD’s “Wow Movie”May: SDR and Remote Station operation at the ARCJune: Field Day is here! July: Tentative- Skype with FLEX radio August: Hamin’ it up in Jolly OldSeptember:October:November: Boat anchor swap and business meetingApril: No meeting
30 years ago - April 1988
Lots going on- amateur testing, work at the “Big Ear”, looking forward to Field Day.
20 years ago - April 1998
Pre-Field Day planning with K8MP, full area codes will be required to dial your phone (has it been that long ago??), Kids Safety Scenes,
10 years ago - April 2008
Foibles of LOTW. The DELARA Team (W8ERD, N8AUG, W8KTQ, K8MP) ran up 1.8M points in ARRL CWDX.
Amateur Radio Need Youth but Where?
(this is a real report) No debate, we need some youngers in our ranks!! But efforts to recruit from the general younguns has failed miserably. Here’s an idea from Ohio ARES: Check your local area for college ham radio clubs!I Back in the day, colleges had vibrant ham raido clubs- with massive school facilities. Then, they sort of faded away. Word on the street is that some college ham radio clubs are back- and doing very well!Does your town have a college? Is there (or could there be) a ham club there? What a great resource for our local ham activity- and a huge find for ARES volunteers! Take a look around!