Where Did My Favorite Link Go?

posted Aug 21, 2019, 11:12 AM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC

 If you are looking for a link on the CFARC Home Page that is missing, I have 
been moving a few links off the home page to simplify it a little based on club member
feedback. I have added to extra pages to the site for these links:
If you cannot find an old favorite link drop me an email at k8zt@arrl.net

Chattering Relay- August Newsletter

posted Aug 21, 2019, 9:57 AM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC

Pre-Picnic Radio Fun- July 28th 3:00 PM

posted Aug 20, 2019, 6:33 AM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC

Arrive early for the CFAR Picnic and join the radio fun! Steve, N8LGP and Frank, W8EZT plus other mystery guests to play radio before we eat at the picnic. The fun begins at 3:00 PM.
Steve will have his portable HF Radio and antenna (maybe even that goofy fishing pole from last weeks CFARC meeting) if you have something fun to share bring it along!"

World Wide Digi DX Contest Aug 31-Sept-01

posted Aug 16, 2019, 10:01 AM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC   [ updated Aug 21, 2019, 6:13 AM ]

 The World Wide Radio Operators Foundation ("WWROF") is pleased to announce the first annual
World Wide Digi DX Contest ("WW Digi"). The new contest taps into the excitement being generated by
 the new digital modes pioneered by Joe Taylor K1JT and the WSJT-X development team. 
The contest will occur over 24 hours on August 31 and September 1, 2019, using the FT4 and FT8 modes on the 160,
80, 40, 20, 15, and 10-meter bands. 

WW Digi will utilize a distance-based scoring system to measure operators'
abilities in making DX contacts across the 6 HF amateur radio bands.
Contacts will earn points based on the distance between grid square centers
of the two stations. 

To encourage activity across all bands, a multiplier will be given for each
new 2-character grid field contacted on each band. The final score will the
product of the total contact points times the number of grid fields
contacted. There should be plenty of strategy required to balance distant
QSOs and the need to work all available grid fields. Single and
multi-operators are welcome to operate as much or as little of the 24-hour
contest period as they wish. 

The contest has been designed to enable making contacts utilizing standard
WSJT-X software behavior, making it easy for non-contesters to participate.
At the same time, the contest supports some new techniques that will
encourage operating innovation, such as permitting stations to work up to
three "QSO streams" on a band at one time. Robotic operation is specifically
prohibited in order to keep the human element as part of the game. The full
rules and other information are available on the WW Digi DX contest web site
at https://ww-digi.com

A recording of the Webinar is now available for viewing- 

Video Recording    Presentation PDF

Ham Radio Beginner's Class starting Sept. 29

posted Aug 15, 2019, 10:55 AM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC   [ updated Aug 15, 2019, 11:04 AM ]

 The Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring a beginner's class for new Amateur Radio Operators.
This six-week class will prepare you to take the entry-level License Exam Amateur Radio.
Classes will be held on Sundays from 1:15 PM to 4:45 PM at the Akron-Summit County Public Library – Main Branch.

CFARC Picnic - Aug 28, 2019

posted Aug 15, 2019, 6:41 AM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC

 Get your pic-a-nic baskets ready and save the date of August 28th for annual CFARC Picnic at Water Works Park in Cuyahoga Falls.
Registration required. Please log in to "Member Only" page to register if you will be attending.

Balloon Launch

posted Aug 15, 2019, 6:39 AM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC   [ updated Aug 15, 2019, 6:40 AM ]

 QCWA Chapter 21, Canton, Oh, will do a high altitude balloon launch this weekend (8-17 or 8-18 depending on weather).
 you can track it progress as it cruises aloft at 40,000 ft aloft on aprs.fi under the callsign of W8MV-10.
Details- link

ARRL bestows honor to Ohio Section Manager

posted Aug 13, 2019, 1:04 PM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC

  Ohio Section Manager Scott Yonally N8SY was honored with the 2019 ARRL Knight Distinguished Service Award, 
 which each year recognizes a distinguished Section Manager. Scott also has served as a Section Emergency Coordinator. 
The Board said Yonally “is tireless in his efforts to be present and visible all over the state, representing the ARRL and 
Amateur Radio with a positive and forward-thinking attitude.” 

The Board also noted that Yonally edits the monthly Ohio Section Journal and a weekly edition Postscript to provide 
Ohio Section ARRL members with the latest information on happenings throughout the League and the Ohio Section. 
Yonally also was at the forefront of improving ARES in his Section by identifying and initiating the early the need for 
FEMA NIMS training, and he’s been a valuable resource in the development and implementation of the ARES-Connect initiative, the Board said.

Fox Hunting Season

posted Aug 1, 2019, 3:07 PM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC   [ updated Aug 1, 2019, 3:08 PM ]

 CFARC Fox Hunting is now in season! 
It's not too late to get in the hunt.  
On 1st & 3rd (and 5th if applicable) Wednesdays each month Spring, Summer and Fall. 
Meet at 6:45 PM (time may be adjusted in early spring and late fall) at 
The Church in Silver Lake- 2951 Kent Rd, Silver Lake, OH 44224.
 For additional details see Frank W8EZT's presentation

“Happy 150!” Hiram Percy Maxim Birthday Celebration

posted Aug 1, 2019, 9:50 AM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC   [ updated Aug 15, 2019, 1:36 PM ]

 This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of ARRL’s first president and cofounder Hiram Percy Maxim (HPM), W1AW, born on September 2, 1869. ARRL will hold an operating event this summer to celebrate HPM’s legacy, getting underway at 0000 UTC on August 31 and continuing until 2359 UTC on September 8. It is open to all radio amateurs.

The event goal is straightforward: Contact as many participating stations as possible. W1AW and all ARRL members will append “/150” to their call signs during this event (DX operators who are ARRL members may operate as <call sign>/150, if permitted by their country of license.) Participating stations will exchange a signal report and their ARRL/RAC Section. DX stations will send a signal report and “DX.” Those taking part may use all Amateur Radio bands, excluding 60, 30, 17, and 12 meters.

The event will recognize three mode groups: CW, phone (any voice modes), and digital. Submit Cabrillo log files. ARRL will calculate all final scores based on participant uploads to the ARRL event web app (link not yet active). 


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