Monday, January 30, 2017

The Ohio Section News Update – January 30th Edition


- A Serious Collection
- Ohio Section Website
- Handbook Giveaway
- NEW 1 Question Survey
- Getting this Newsletter
- Final

A Serious Collection For Sure

Gerry Moersdorf, KC8ZUL has a rather unusual hobby. He collects commercial broadcast transmitters. That’s right, for more than 15 years now Gerry has been uprooting them from their former work stations and transplanting them in warehouse location near his home in the Delaware area. Gerry was recently interviewed by RadioWorld and that interview appears in the January 18, 2017 edition.

He doesn’t collect just any transmitters either, they have to be tube-type and he has some very big name companies represented, Collins, RCA, Gates and so on.

He’s had as many as 30 transmitters in his collection, but has paired it down to around 15 now. He has several of them modified to operate on 40, 75 and even 160.

Gerry’s motto is never operate a transmitter that can’t kill you if it falls over. Asked why he started his collection, he stated that he simply couldn’t stand to see them end up in the dumpster.

Want to see the full article? Here’s a link.. 


Ohio Section Website..

Do you know how to find the Ohio Section Website? It’s located at:  Now why is this important? It contains the very latest information and news from local, to international about what’s happening in the HAM world. You do want to know what’s happening don’t you?

If you don’t have this website set as your home page on your browser, I urge you to do so. This website changes all the time with new news coming in constantly.


Handbook Giveaway

Have you seen the NEWEST “Handbook Giveaway” drawing on the website yet? It’s there..!! Time is quickly running out. Tomorrow will be the last day for this month to get registered!! If you haven’t done it yet, you better get going!

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 2017 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!! 

Here’s a link.. 

One Question Survey

There’s another NEW – one question – questionnaire on the Ohio Section Website! This question is just something that would be interesting and fun to know.. 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 done it yet, please do..

Do you have a question that you’d like to see posted? This latest question actually comes from Mike, N8GBU.

How’s about it, got a question that YOU would like to see asked? Send it to me,


NIMS / ICS Training

Hey Gang, I am finding that some of you still haven’t forwarded your certificates to us yet. Please, get them to me, and to your Emergency Coordinator too!! I want every ARES member to have at least these 4 basic courses completed, and copies of your certificates entered into our database. Want to take more? Fantastic!! Remember, this training is FREE, and you do most of it from the comforts of your home!

Send those certificates to me and to your Emergency Coordinator.  Now even if you haven’t gotten all 4 of these courses in, we both still want you to get what you do have turned in to us so that we can get you started on your way.

Let’s keep it going for 2017!!   


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Finally..  This day in History

1928 - 1st radio telephone connection between Netherlands & US
1964 - Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail
1968 - Vietcong launches Tet offensive on US embassy in Saigon
1982 - Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner"

Remember, life is short, go have FUN..!!


Scott, N8SY..