Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Election Results.. Plus more..

Summer Section Manager Election Results Announced…

In Ohio, Scott Yonally, N8SY, earned a new term of as SM, outpolling Matt Welch, W8DEC, of
Windsor, 1392 to 483. Yonally, of Mansfield, has been Ohio’s SM since 2014.


Don’t forget that the Ohio QSO Party will be starting at noon on Saturday, August 27 and continuing until midnight is the annual Ohio QSO Party.  It’s the one time of the year an effort is made to have all 88 Ohio counties active. In 2015 86 of Ohio’s counties had participation. During this event, many county-hunters from throughout the world will be looking for new Ohio Counties for their program awards.  If you think trying to work all 88 counties from within Ohio is difficult, think how difficult it is from Europe, Australia or Japan!  Your contact just could make someone’s day by allowing them to add a new county to their logbook.


From the 8th Region Incoming QSL Manager,

Jack Shirley, N8DX

All W1AW/X cards have been sorted and are being shipped out to the letter managers this week. The only exception is the letter F which is transition to a new manager. Letter O may be a bit behind as K4ZLE is on the CY9 expedition.

The ARRL pays the expenses of the QSL bureau from which they make no profit. Most other bureaus around the world require membership and charge fees.  If you are not an ARRL member consider joining or make a donation.


Jack, N8DX


Hey Gang..  Have you gotten registered for the NEWEST “Handbook Giveaway” drawing on the website yet? It’s there, and there’s not much time left to get entered for this month.. Time is clicking away very fast and you have until this Sunday night to enter.

To enter the drawing all you need to do is fill in a couple of boxes on the form.. (your name and email). That’s you need to do to be entered into a drawing to win a 2016 ARRL softcover Handbook. There’s nothing else required (Oh.. You do need to be a resident of Ohio to win..)   The winner will be mailed the Handbook at my cost. This is being offered just to see how many folks are really checking in on the website. Got the idea? Best of luck to you!!  Go to http://arrl-ohio.org/handbook.html  to get registered.


Are you getting those emails from me? If not, all you have to do is to “Opt-In” to receive them. Heck, just send me an email n8sy@n8sy.com
I’ll get you added to the mailing list. There’s a link to do this on the Ohio Section website, it’s on the bottom left corner.. For your convenience, here’s a direct link to it:  http://arrl-ohio.org/forwarder/forwarding.html  I urge all of you to make sure that everyone, regardless of whether they are a League member or not, get signed up for one of these options. You can always  “Opt-Out”  at any time if you feel this is not what you were expecting.


Upcoming Hamfests in Ohio..

* 09/11/2016 | Findlay Hamfest
   Location: Findlay, OH
   Sponsor: Findlay Radio Club

* 09/17/2016 | OH-KY-IN Hamfest
Location: Cincinnati, OH
   Sponsor: OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Society
   Website: http://www.ohkyin.org

* 09/25/2016 | Cleveland Hamfest and Computer Show
   Location: Berea, OH
   Sponsor: Hamfest Association of Cleveland
   Website: http://www.hac.org


The Ohio Section ARES Statewide Conference is being held on Saturday - September 24th at the Marion Technical College (shared with Ohio State Marion Campus)  1467 Mt Vernon Ave in Marion..   We would like to see anyone that is interested in Ohio’s ARES programs to come to this event.. We are asking for everyone to register so we have some idea of just how many folks will be attending.. The registration form is located   http://arrl-ohio.org/SEC/form.html 

Let’s get a great turnout for this!!


Lastly.. I want to personally thank each and every one of you for your vote of confidence in me to continue serving all of you as your Section Manager. I have always been, and will continue to be there for YOU!!

Got questions, concerns or would just like to sit and chat awhile? Give me a call, or write me. You can call me at (419) 512-4445 or email me at:  n8sy@n8sy.com    Want to sit and have a cup of coffee? I’m available.. Heck, I’ll even buy the coffee!!