Clinton County Ohio Amateur Radio Association

Here is some of the work we did to prepare the "Shack" for the Winter Field Day Event.  Thanks to all that participated.  Not pictured, we added carpet to the step landing and an outside light above the door.

New floor patch.  The floor by the door had a hole in it.  Replaced about a 3 X 2 sheet of plywood and reinforced the subfloor support.

  Cable Passthru (2) were added, capped on the inside to keep water and critters out.  Outside was pointed downward for water not to flow in.

We added new outlets, 3 in total.  There were several electrical issues corrected.  All exposed connections were put into flex conduit.

 To hold the fiberglass pole for the 2 meter antenna, we used stage light clamps.  The clamps worked great for quick installation and takedown.

 I know you can't tell by this picture but this was a bare stud wall when we started.  We added insulation and checked the wiring.



CCARA Winter Field Day!  Jan. 25, 2PM - Jan. 26 2PM

Get ready to transmit!  I promise, it will be as warm as possible, outside in January for an extended period of time does not sound fun to me :).

We will be at Caesar’s Creek Flea Market in the red barm on the left side of the market.   Winter Field Day starts at 2 PM, but we will be there starting at 10 AM for antenna setups and testing.

We will be there that evening as long as anyone wants to man the stations.  Sunday transmissions will start about 8AM and continue until the end of the event at 2PM.

Link to Winter Field Day Home Page click Here

Link to Winter Field Day Rules, click Rules  

CCARA Members Participate in SKYWARN Recognition Day

WB8ZZR (Paul, KD8DGH (Mark) and K8DEG (Dave) participated in the 20th Celebration of SKYWARN Recognition Day.  The special event started Friday December 6th at 7PM and continued until 7 PM the following day.  Paul (WB8ZZR) and Mark (KD8DGH) are primary operators and Dave (K8DEG) was a secondary operator for the 2019 season of weather incidents.  About 37 contacts were made from WX8WIL stations and many thanks were given to the operators for what they do.  Contacts were made on 20 and 40 Meter bands along with the 147.120 and 444.55 repeaters that are normally used in case of inclimate weather.  

National Weather Service, Wilmington, OHIO

Mark KD8DGH can't believe what he is hearing :)

Our station at NWS ILN, sunny day.

Hard to see but there is a 40 foot mast with a G5RV out there.