Monday, August 1, 2016

Handbook winners - Plus more!!

And the WINNER(S) are..

WOW.. we had such an overwhelming response again this month for the Handbook Give Away I decided to have 2 winners again this month!!  So, we congratulate:

>> Howard Basham, KD8FSH << and >> Larry Simpson, N8UVH << on being the latest winners.. They will both be receiving a Handbook from me very shortly..

Congratulations go out to everyone that participated. There will be another drawing very soon.. Keep watching the Ohio Section website..   for when the next drawing will start!!

Good luck to you all..!!


There’s another NEW – one question – questionnaire on the Ohio Section Website! Have you seen it yet?  It will only take about 2 seconds for you to answer it, and you can see how your answer stacks up with others instantly. If you haven’t answered the questionnaire yet, please do so.. I really want to hear your input on this question.


Don’t forget,  August 6th is our annual ARRL Ohio Section Conference in conjunction with the Columbus Hamfest. There are a number of great forums scheduled and I’m sure you’ll want to attend them all. The ARRL Forum will also be when the 24th Annual Newsletter winners will be announced. And, it will also be when I announce the 22nd recipient of the Allan Severson Award. I’m sure all of you will want to be there when that is announced for sure!! Go to   for more details..

Other Hamfests in Ohio..

* 08/13/2016 | MARA's 5th Annual Swapmeet
    Location: Miamisburg, OH
    Sponsor: Mound Amateur Radio Association

* 08/21/2016 | Cuyahoga Falls ARC's Eighth    Annual Tailgate Hamfest
    Location: Stow, OH
    Sponsor: Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club

* 08/21/2016 | Warren ARA Tailgate/Swap Meet
    Location: Cortland, OH
    Sponsor: Warren Amateur Radio Association

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


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I urge all of you to make sure that everyone, regardless of whether they are a League member or not, gets signed up. You can always “Opt-Out” at any time if you feel this is not what you were expecting.

There’s a new  >> Statewide Net << on DMR. It is being originated by the DEC 6, Danny Bailey, W8DLB on the Mansfield DMR Repeater. The net is on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s of the month. It will be on the Ohio Talk Group for DMR (BrandMeister) at 20:30 local. If you have a DMR radio, come join them on the net. I think you will find it very interesting.

Here are a few other Statewide Nets that you might be interested in as well..

> Ohio Single Side-Band Net 10:30, 16:15, 18:45 - 3.9725
> Buckeye (early) 18:45 - 3.580
> Buckeye (late) 22:00 - 3.590
> Ohio Slow Net 18:00 3.53535
> Ohio HF Emergency Preparedness Net (Ohio EOC) 19:15 every Tuesday evening - 3.920
> Ohio Digital Emergency Net (OHDEN) 20:00 every Tuesday evening - 3.585 USB


Lastly..  I’m always available for you if you have any questions, concerns or would just like to sit and chat awhile.  Call or write me Scott Yonally, N8SY (419) 512-4445 or  Many of you have called and even sat down with me to chat. It has been fun and very informative for sure.