Current News & Upcoming Events

Blank Document with Club Letterhead.docx
Membership Form and Club Survey.pdf
MCARC Flee Market Sellers Form.pdf
New Hams Guide.docx
What Your Frequency Display Really Tells You.pdf
ARRL Band Plan (All Bands).docx
ARRL Band Plan (All Bands).xlsx
ARRL Hambands Chart.pdf
Kenwood Band Plan.pdf
The Considerate Operators Frequency Guide (HF).pdf
Spectrum Wall Chart-Aug 2011.pdf
Ohio’s Amateur Radio Antenna Law.docx

 

Smooth QSL

Smooth QSL is a simple QSL manager designed for amateur radio clubs in mind. The primary design consideration is a simple, effective way for hams of all computer skill levels to be able to upload ADIF logs and to provide a quick and easy way for hams to download their QSLs for the club. Designed originally to support the Silvercreek Amateur Radio Association’s 40th Anniversary Special Event.

https://github.com/jxmx/smooth-qsl/tree/rel_1_0_0

 

Tour de Donut:

Ok club members here is the updated assignment list along with an updated turn-by-turn directions for the three routes.  One of the changes pointed out to me was all three loops will have traffic flow in one direction only which should help everyone keep track of riders.

Remember this radio operation will be done by a directed net thru the net control operator.  When you get to your assigned positions, please call and check in with net control.  If net control has any last minute information, it will be passed to you when you check in.  If you need to communicate with another location, ask net control to go direct and wait for net control to give the ok.  We will not use any tactical call signs, only our FCC call signs.  Please remember the FCC 10 minute rule for identification.

Also, remember to dress according to the weather and bring the following with you:

  • Water to drink
  • something to snack on
  • your yellow or orange safety vest
  • additional batteries/battery pack for your radio

If you elect to bring your 2 meter tape measure antenna to help reach the repeater from some of the outlining areas, it would be helpful to have a pole to mount the antenna to and some way to keep it up in the air and pointing towards Troy.  You may also need to bring sufficient length of coax cable with the proper adapters to mate with your radio and the antenna.

Good luck and hope to see/hear everyone on Saturday, Sept 16 bright and early.

David Stein, KC9NVP
Miami County Emergency Coordinator
Troy, Ohio

E-mail: KC9NVP@arrl.net

TOUR DE DONUT ROUTES

AID STATION SCHEDULE:

  • Donut Stop #1 Mini: Closes at 11:30 (Garbry Big Woods)
  • Donut Stop #1 Full: Closes at 11:00 (Elizabeth Township house)
  • Donut Stop #2 Full: Closes at 11:30 (Garbry Big Woods)
  • Donut Stop #1 DD: Closes at 11:00 (Elizabeth Township house)
  • Donut Stop #2 DD: Closes at 11:30 (Indian Creek Distillery)
  • Donut Stop #3 DD: Closes at 12:30 (Garbry Big Woods)
  • Glazer Stop: Closes at 1:30 (Troy Stadium)

 

Mini Loop (16 miles) – Time: 8:30 to 10:30 AM

  1. Starting from the square head north on North Market St towards Troy Urbana Road
  2. Turn Right on to Troy Urbana Rd, head east towards Casstown Sidney Rd
  3. Turn Left onto Casstown Sidney Rd, head north towards E. Statler Rd
  4. Turn Left onto E. Statler Rd, head west towards N. Union Sidney Rd
  5. Turn Left onto N. Union Sidney Rd, head south towards E. Peterson Rd
  6. Turn Right onto E. Peterson Rd, heading west towards DeWeese Rd
  7. Turn Left onto DeWeese Rd, head south towards E. Rusk Rd
  8. Turn Right onto E. Rusk Rd, head west towards DeWeese Rd
  9. Turn Left onto DeWeese Rd, head south towards Troy Urbana Rd
  10. Turn Left onto Troy Urbana Rd, head west towards N. Market St
  11. Turn Left onto N. Market St, head south towards Foss Way
  12. Turn Left onto Foss Way, head west towards Adams St
  13. Turn Left onto Adams St, head south towards W. Staunton Rd
  14. Turn Left onto W. Staunton Rd, head East towards N. Market St
  15. Turn Right onto N. Market St, head south towards Finish Line

 

Full Loop (32 miles) – Time: 8:30 AM to 12 Noon

  1. Starting from the square head north on North Market St towards Troy Urbana Rd
  2. Turn right on Troy Urbana Rd head east towards Cathcart Rd
  3. Turn Right onto Cathcart Rd, head south towards LeFevre Rd
  4. Turn Left onto LeFevre Rd, head east towards S. Hufford Rd
  5. Turn Right onto S. Hufford Rd, head south towards Walnut Grove Clark County Rd
  6. Turn Left onto Walnut Grove Clark County Rd, head east towards S. Alcony Conover Rd
  7. Turn Left onto S. Alcony Conover Rd, head north towards E. Loy Rd
  8. Turn Left onto E. Loy Rd, head west towards N. Casstown Sidney Rd
  9. Turn Right onto N. Casstown Sidney Rd, head north towards E. Statler Rd
  10. Turn Left onto E. Statler Rd, head west towards N. Union Sidney Rd
  11. Turn Left onto N. Union Sidney Rd, head south towards E. Peterson Rd
  12. Turn Right onto E. Peterson Rd, heading west towards DeWeese Rd
  13. Turn Left onto DeWeese Rd, head south towards E. Rusk Rd
  14. Turn Right onto E. Rusk Rd, head west towards DeWeese Rd
  15. Turn Left onto DeWeese Rd, head south towards Troy Urbana Rd
  16. Turn Left onto Troy Urbana Rd, head west towards N. Market St
  17. Turn Left onto N. Market St, head south towards Foss Way
  18. Turn Left onto Foss Way, head west towards Adams St
  19. Turn Left onto Adams St, head south towards W. Staunton Rd
  20. Turn Left onto W. Staunton Rd, head East towards N. Market St
  21. Turn Right onto N. Market St, head south towards Finish Line

 

DD Loop (64 miles) – Time: 8:30 to 1 PM

  1. Starting from the square head north on North Market St towards Troy Urbana Rd
  2. Turn right onto Troy Urbana Rd heading east towards Cathcart Rd
  3. Turn right onto Cathcart Rd heading east towards Sayers Rd
  4. Turn right onto Sayers Rd heading south towards LeFevre Rd
  5. Turn left onto LeFevre Rd heading east towards Hufford Rd
  6. Turn right onto Hufford Rd heading south towards Walnut Grove Clark County Rd
  7. Turn left onto Walnut Grove Clark County Rd heading east towards Gearhart Rd
  8. Turn right onto Tipp Elizabeth Rd heading west towards Rudy Rd
  9. Turn left onto Rudy Rd heading east/south towards Studebaker Rd
  10. Turn left onto Studebaker Rd heading east towards Pisgah Rd
  11. Turn right onto Pisgah Rd heading south towards Ross Rd
  12. Turn left onto Ross Rd heading east towards Palmer Rd
  13. Turn left onto Agenbroad Rd heading west towards Dayton-Brandt Pk
  14. Turn right onto Dayton-Brandt Pk heading north towards Staley Rd)
  15. Head back south on Staley Rd to Dayton-Brandt Pk turn left onto New Carlisle Rd heading east towards Scarff Rd
  16. Turn left onto Scarff Rd heading north towards Dayton-Brandt Pk
  17. Turn right onto Dayton-Brandt Pk heading north towards Walnut Grove-Clark County Rd
  18. Turn left onto Walnut Grove Clark-County Rd heading west towards Alcony Conover Rd
  19. Turn right onto Mill Rd heading east towards Dayton-Brandt Pk
  20. Turn right onto Ayres Pk heading east towards Stubaker Rd
  21. Turn left onto Stubaker Rd heading north towards Cowpath Rd
  22. Turn left onto Cowpath Rd heading west towards N. Addison New Carlisle Rd
  23. Turn left onto N. Addison New Carlisle Rd heading south towards Drake Rd
  24. Turn right onto Drake Rd heading west towards E. Casstown Clark Rd
  25. Turn right onto E. Casstown Clark Rd heading west towards Alcony Conover Rd
  26. Turn Right onto Alcony Conover Rd heading north towards Loy Rd
  27. Turn left onto Loy Rd heading west towards N. Casstown Sidney Rd
  28. Turn right onto N. Casstown Sidney Rd heading north towards E. Statler Rd
  29. Turn left onto E. Statler Rd heading west towards Union Shelby Rd
  30. Turn onto N. Union Shelby Rd heading south towards Peterson Rd
  31. Turn right onto Peterson Rd heading west towards DeWeese Rd
  32. Turn left onto DeWeese Rd heading south towards Troy Urbana Rd
  33. Turn right onto Troy Urbana Rd heading west towards N. Market St
  34. Turn Left onto N. Market St, head south towards Foss Way
  35. Turn Left onto Foss Way, head west towards Adams St
  36. Turn Left onto Adams St, head south towards W. Staunton Rd
  37. Turn Left onto W. Staunton Rd, head East towards N. Market St
  38. Turn Right onto N. Market St, head south towards Finish Line

 

Radio Operator Locations:

First Aid Stations:

Location Operator/Call Sign
1.      Troy Stadium (also Net Control) David Stein, KC9NVP
2.      Garbry Big Woods (on E. Statler Rd) Lorri Swink, KB8JOZ
3.      Elizabeth Township House (on Walnut Grove-Clark County Rd) Pam Stahl, KC8PAM

Linda McElfresh, KD8LDA

4.      Indian Creek Distillery (on Staley Rd) Rich Malafa, N8MRX

Jane Malafa, N8NQA

Need additional Radio Operators for some of the following locations:

Location Operator/Call Sign
1.      Troy Urbana Rd/DeWeese Rd Ron Sweeney, N8HKJ
2.      Troy Urbana Rd/ Casstown Rd Tom Stahl, WB8LDW
3.      Casstown Rd/Loy Rd Robert Hibbard, KD8GEB
4.      Loy Rd/Alcony Conover Rd Steve Supinger, NB8D
5.      Alcony Conover Rd/Casstown-Clark County Rd Paul Simmons, WA1EIB
6.      Ayres Pk/Stubaker Rd
7.      Alcony Conover Rd/ Walnut Grove-Clark County Rd Tim McElfresh, KC8TAM
8.      Scarff Rd/Dayton-Brandt Rd Dave Robinson, WB8PMG
9.      Dayton-Brandt Rd/New Carlisle Rd Ed Latta, KA8CBE
10.   Agenbroad Rd/Dayton-Brandt Rd Vicky Latta, KD8VDJ
11.   Palmer Rd/Ross Rd
12.   Ross Rd/Pisgah Rd John Gibbons, KB8OFS
13.   Studbaker Rd/Rudy Rd Jeff Vore, KE8JCV
14.   Rudy Rd/Tipp Elizabeth Rd John Maingi, KE8FPJ
15.   Gearhart Rd/Walnut Grove Clark County Rd Dale Snyder, KD8YZC
16.   Hufford Rd/LeFevre Rd Byran Snapp, KE8GSX
17.   LeFevre Rd/Sayers Rd Dave Ziegler, KD8GEH

DJ Ziegler, KE8CPJ

 

Motorcycle Roving Operator: Roger Manemann, K8ROG

Rev:

9/13/2017 – Update all three loop turn-by-turn directions due to change in route direction flow.

 

The following is older information:

Will be Sept. 16 with a mass start at 8:30 am and will involve from 1500 to 3000 bike riders. Approximately 20 hams are needed and as such, will be our largest Public Service event ever. The Tours are concurrent 25k, 50k, and 100k bike tours covering primarily Miami County.  Sign up via KC9NVP.

The Tour De Donut event is scheduled for Sept 16 with a mass start time of 8:30 am, do operators for the mini loop need to be on station by 8:30 am, while those supporting the 32 and 64 mile loop will need to be on stations anywhere between 8:45 and 9:30m depending on locations.

According to the event leader, the route will be marked out the week before the event with color paint on the road way along with an image of a donut so every should understand whether they are or are not on the route.  All riders are to have bib numbers on them so that should help us identify riders.

Our function for this event is for health and welfare of the riders and passing messages back and forth with event leaders, no traffic control (law enforcement will be down this).  My understanding there will be SAG vehicles traveling the route as well, and we will be provided with cell phone numbers for these vehicle in case we need to call in support for a rider.  It is also my understanding that medical support will be stations at each of the donut stops so depending on the health need of the riders, help could be at the next stop.

Sun 9/3/2017, 8:21 PM
David Stein;
The September 25 meeting will be at the clubhouse. The Baofeng raffle will be completed and a drawing held.

The Fair Grounds Cleanup effort will be at 9 am on Saturday, Sept. 30. Rain date of Sunday, Oct 1 at 2 pm.

Bradford Run for the Rails 5K is slated for Saturday, Oct. 14. Sign up via KB8JOY.

The October 23 meetingwill be at Troy Christian School.

Regional Cross-Country Meet is Saturday, Oct. 28, 10:30 – 3:00 pm. Net control is needed. Sign up via KB8JOY.

RIP 5K Run in Piqua is Saturday, Oct. 28 at 5pm. Organizer and net control are needed.

Equipment from Silent key estates will be offered from 2-5 pm on Sunday, Oct. 29 at the clubhouse.

Ft. Wayne Hamfest:

KB8JOY and WB8PMG will leave for the Ft. Wayne Hamfest early on Nov. 18. They are doing this separate from the club but have room for 4 more persons.

Field day

Well, I totaled up the number of contacts made Saturday afternoon and evening from the Sheep Barn at the Fair Grounds.  Between the two bands (20 and 40 meters) a total of 57 contacts, 39 on 20 meters and 18 on 40 meters. I do not have a total count of the number of people (club members, family members and visitors) but heard that we were in the 40 – 45 range. I want to thank everyone who came out to operate and there were several who made their first contact – good job all around.

David Stein, KC9NVP
Miami County EC

 
Miami County Radio Club Members – Dayton VA is asking for help, please read below.   W8DVA on QRZ

MAP

Greetings –

Here’s a message about the newly formed Dayton Veterans Administration Radio Club (DVARC).  This probably is a club that should be supported regionally.  DARA has been providing financial support for about the past year or so for construction of a HF/VHF/UHF capable station.  The station was started to be a recreational station for VA Hospital patients to use and also for emcomm with other regional hospitals in time of disaster or communication emergency.

Chris Geib W8CWG is Trustee for the club.  With your permission, Chris will add you to his email list to keep you informed.  Reply to him directly, or to this message, and let him know.  Thanks.

73,
Fred Stone
W8LLY@ARRL.net
(or W8LLY@TWC.com)
(m) (937) 848-4112

From: Chris Geib [mailto:cwgeib@att.net]

Do you have a General or higher class amateur license? Are you interested in helping our Wounded Warriors? We are the Dayton Veterans Administration Radio Club (DVARC) and we are reaching out to area amateurs to join us. Studies have shown that getting vets who are suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD), and loss of limbs involved in amateur radio is therapeutic. Want to be part of the solution? Then contact Chris Geib, W8CWG at cwgeib@att.net or (937) 344.4374 for more information on DVARC and how you can help our Wounded Warriors.
73, Chris Geib, W8CWG, Retired
USAF Veteran
Dayton VA Radio Club Trustee
Laurel VE Team Member
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Ronald Sweeney  rsweeney@ohiowebhosting.com

Want to help out the club!     Make your donation today and also take a tax deduction!

 The Troy Foundation announced today in the Dayton Daily News a program to assist 501(c)(3) organizations serving the needs in Troy. This would be an excellent opportunity to support our club with an individual donation that would then be matched up to $250 each. This is a very generous opportunity offered by The Troy Foundation. The matching funds are limited to the first $45,700 applied for.

The match can be achieved by mailing or dropping off your check, made payable to The Troy Foundation, with a notation of the organization (TMS) and others that you intend to receive the gift.  The Troy Foundation  mentioned that there are already generous contributors taking advantage of this opportunity…so don’t wait!

Can be as low as $25.00

 

Hello All!

Hope you all had an awesome holiday and are all set for 2017!

Since we have a lot of new Hams, thought I would send out an e-mail regarding the MCARC Miami County Emergency Services Net Control.

For the new Hams, we, as a club operate two nets; the W8FW on Sunday nights at 9 pm and the W8SWS on Thursday nights at 8 pm. I am the “Net Manager” for the W8FW Emergency Services Net, which means I schedule the nets and make sure the Emergency Coordinator (“EC”), Assistant Emergency

Coordinator (“AEC”) get the net reports. Scott, N8VTU is the “Net Manager” for the W8SWS Net, he performs the same duties for that net.

Scott and I are always looking for new net control operators to run the nets.  It’s great to learn how to do a net and learn net control procedures.  We do this to prepare and learn how to pass “traffic” (messages) and to learn the skills needed in case of an emergency. We activate nets for weather (Skywarn), public service and of course disasters if and when they occur.  It’s a good thing to be prepared!

I’m working on a new net control schedule now for 2017 and thought this would be a great time to send out a QST (calling all stations) and see if anyone, especially new Hams, are interested in joining the net control rotation for the nets for this New Year. Please seriously think about it and consider participating.  It’s not a hard thing to learn, there’s even a basic written procedure that even a “trained monkey” (aka KD8GEH) was able to learn easily.

Please consider participating and let me know if you’re interested. Let us know which net fits your schedule best (I do both!) and we would be happy to add you to the rotation schedule. We really need to have some new people join the net control rotation and have more operators trained for events and in case of emergencies.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thanks the current net control operators for their service:

NB8D Steve, KD3SQ Chuck, WB8PMG Dave, KD8GKJ Craig, N8VTU Scott, KE8RG John, KE8CPJ DJ, WB8LDW Tom

Thanks in advance for the help!

73 DE,
Dave Ziegler KD8GEH
W8FW Net Manager

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