Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Post Turkey Day Stuffing - Plus Lots More!!

Hey Gang..  Time is very quickly running out for this month to register to have a chance of winning the Handbook. If you entered for the Thanksgiving drawing you are already entered and all set..!!  BUT..  If you didn’t…  You need to get into the drawing now. You have until midnight November 30th to enter. You’ll never win anything if you don’t enter, that’s guaranteed!!  So, for those of you who have told me that you just never win anything, get signed up NOW!! 

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. Best of luck to you, and get registered early so that you don’t miss out on the two chances to win!

Here's the link to get your registered..  

C’mon folks.. You do don’t want to miss out on a change to win an ARRL Handbook do you??


ARRL is Seeking Nominations for Six Awards..

The ARRL is inviting nominations for awards that recognize educational and technological pursuits in Amateur Radio. Nominations are also open for the League’s premier award to honor a young licensee.

The Hiram Percy Maxim Award recognizes a radio amateur and ARRL member under age 21, whose accomplishments and contributions are of the most exemplary nature within the framework of Amateur Radio activities. Nominations for this award need to be made through your ARRL Section Manager, who will then forward the nomination to ARRL Headquarters by March 31, 2017. ** Now don’t forget that Ohio had the latest winner, Christopher Brault, KD8YVJ !!!!

The ARRL Herb S. Brier Instructor of the Year Award honors an ARRL volunteer Amateur Radio instructor or an ARRL professional classroom teacher who uses creative instructional approaches and reflects the highest values of the Amateur Radio community. The award highlights quality of and commitment to licensing instruction. Nominations are due by March 15, 2017.

The ARRL Microwave Development Award pays tribute to a radio amateur or group of radio amateurs who contribute to the development of the Amateur Radio microwave bands. The nomination deadline is March 31, 2017.

The ARRL Technical Service Award recognizes a licensed radio amateur or group of radio amateurs who provide Amateur Radio technical assistance or training to others. The nomination deadline is March 31, 2017.

The ARRL Technical Innovation Award is granted to a radio amateur or group of radio amateurs who develop and apply new technical ideas or techniques in Amateur Radio. The nomination deadline is March 31, 2017

The Knight Distinguished Service Award was established to recognize exceptionally notable contributions by a Section Manager to the health and vitality of the ARRL. The nomination deadline is April 30, 2017.

The ARRL Board of Directors selects all award recipients. Winners are typically announced following the Board’s July meeting. More information about these awards on the ARRL website, or contact Sean Kutzko, KX9X (860-594-0328) at ARRL Headquarters.

Get your nominations in as soon as you can..!!


Ohio Amateurs in Action..

Hey Gang, I haven’t heard much lately from any of you.. Now I know that every club has done events this year, so send me those pictures of your events.. Field Day, bike races, marathons and all those fun activities that you’ve found yourself involved in where Amateurs are in Action!! 

You can find a photo gallery of what I’ve received so far at:
http://arrl-ohio.org/action_pics/action.html  as well as there is a link to this page right from the main page of the Ohio Section website..

I’m sure you all of pictures that you could send. Send your pictures to me at:  n8sy@n8sy.com  and include a brief explanation of the event and I’ll get the pictures added to the gallery.. I’m looking for new pictures that I might be able to use in the next Ohio Section Banner, so make sure that you get your pictures to me.. I want a great representation of ALL of the Ohio Section.

C’mon gang.. send me those action pictures! I’m sure that there are a lot of them out there and I want them ALL!!  Don’t be bashful. 


** NEW..  One Question Survey has now been posted.. Have you taken the survey yet? If you haven’t go to:  http://arrlohio.org  and answer it..  You’ll find it on the left side about half way down. It’s only one question and after submitting your answer, it will show you how you stack up with all the others who have answered.

Are you getting those emails from me? If not, all you have to do is to “Opt-In” to receive them. Just send me an email at:   n8sy@n8sy.com and let me know that you want to be added.. It’s really that easy.

I urge all of you to make sure that everyone, regardless of whether they are a League member or not, get signed up to receive these emails.

You can always  “Opt-Out”  at any time if you feel this is not what you were expecting.


Upcoming Hamfests in Ohio..

12/03/2016 | Fulton County Winter Fest
Location: Delta, OH

Sponsor: Fulton County Amateur Radio Club Website:

>> 2017 <<

01/15/2017 | Sunday Creek Amateur Radio Federation Hamfest
Location: Nelsonville, OH
Sponsor: Sunday Creek Amateur Radio Federation

01/29/2017 | TUSCO Amateur Radio Club Hamfest
Location: Strasburg, OH
Sponsor: Tusco Amateur Radio Club
Website: http://tuscoarc.org  

Got questions, concerns or would just like to sit and chat awhile?

Give me a call at (419) 512-4445 or email me at:  n8sy@n8sy.com   

Want to sit and just chat awhile? I’m available..  Heck, I’ll even buy!! And no, it doesn’t have to be coffee.. I’m up for other things as well.