Les Myers KK8K
Dennis Moriarty K8AGB To Nov. 2012
Judith McCune N8AIM330-499-2520
Julius Erdos KD8XD To Nov. 2012
Scott Duncan KK8D
Honorary Director/ Newsletter/ Web Page Editor
Joe Vignos W1FEZ
Remember that song from
years ago, "The Times, They are a Changing"? For QCWA the
times really are changing. Many changes took place at the
Board of Directors meeting in Reno on September 24. The
changes introduced then have now reached fruition, but
more subtle changes are yet to come.
At the board meeting, your directors made some "Tough Decisions". We had no choice. We either made these tough decisions, or we went bankrupt. It was that simple. Your board made the decision to make QCWA a viable entity going forward, and to financially move QCWA into the black in 2013.
The four largest expenses for QCWA (from largest to smallest) is the cost of the Journal, the General Manager's contract fee, the fee we pay our expensive MA CPA, and the editor's fee. The other expenses are small in comparison. The board chose to eliminate the first three of these as much as possible. The changes in the Journal will be addressed elsewhere, but I will discuss the others.
As you probably know, Jim LaPorta, N1CC, our present General Manager, chose not to renew his contract, which expires December 31, 2012. The board had a choice of starting a search committee, or taking other bold steps. The board chose the later. We will be using all volunteers to handle the functions that have been handled by the General Manager, thus saving the organization the second largest expense in the budget. We will be splitting the job into smaller pieces, in essence "decentralizing" the General Manager's position.
At this point, we will be dividing this position into six parts that are critical to the operation of QCWA. We are fortunate that we have identified people to handle all of these positions. They will take over by December 1, so that we can have a smooth transition. The positions and people involved are as follows:
Executive Administrator - Ken Simpson, W8EK
Executive Assistant - Sue Simpson, N8AJU
Disbursement Administrator - Roberta Cohen, WA2FRW
Certificate Custodian - Vic Culver, W4VIC
Membership Supplies Coordinator - Myron Cherry, K4YA
Membership Renewal Coordinator - automated/Exec Admin/Exec Assist
The duties of these people will be outlined in January when the new monthly edition of the digital Journal will debut.
This also means that we will be closing the Texas headquarters and moving it to Florida. Texas will close on November 15, and Florida will open about December 1. There will be about two weeks, over the Thanksgiving holiday, when we will be in transition, while the truck moves our supplies from TX to FL.
Effective immediately, the address for QCWA is
8400 NW 115th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34482-1098
As this is being written, we do not yet have a QCWA phone number. Please check the web page (www.qcwa.org) for the phone number. We will also start using qcwa.org for e-mail. My e-mail address will be ExecAdmin@qcwa.org.
The third expense is for our CPA. We have had a CPA in MA that simply was not meeting our needs, especially considering the amount we were paying them. The board chose to terminate the services of this CPA. As a result, we are looking for a volunteer CPA, probably from the ranks of QCWA members. Ideally, we are looking for a retired or semi-retired CPA that is/has been licensed. At this writing, this person has not been identified. If you would like to volunteer, or possibly know someone that would fit this criteria, please contact us. We are also looking for a volunteer lawyer.
The fourth expense is that of our editor. This will be the only paid position that QCWA will have. Since we are moving from a quarterly Journal to a monthly Journal, it is only fair that this fee should increase. All of the other new established positions will serve without compensation, and will be on a volunteer basis only.
With these changes, QCWA should save enough to finally put us back into a balanced budget for 2013, or even a small surplus, which has not been realized over the past several years. If you have questions, please let me know, and we will do our best to answer.
QCWA CHAPTER 21
FEBRUARY 9, 2013 MEETING
CHAPTERS 21 OFFICERS FOR
President Les Myers, KK8K; Secretary Nelson Caley, W8EAR;
Director Dennis Moriarty, K8GBH; Vice President, Judy McCune, N8AIM.
Director Julius Erdos was present but was in hiding!
TIME TO CLEAN UP
THE RADIO SHACK?
List your equipment on the Chapter 21 Web Page.
NOVEMBER 17, 2012
The Annual Meeting of
Canton, Ohio QCWA Chapter 21 was held at 12;00 noon
November 17, 2012 at Georgio’s Grill in Bolivar, Ohio. There were 14
members and 6 guests.
was opened by President Les Myers KK8K followed by a round
of introductions of those present. Those present were
Dennis Moriarty W8AGB and wife Lois, Julius erdos KD8XD and
wife Helen, Les Myers KK8K and wife Karen, Judy McCune
N8AIM, Joe Vignos W1FEZ and wife Pat, Nelson Caley W8EAR,
Mel Vye W8MV and wife Martha and Ed Clinger WA8DRT and wife
time everyone placed their meal order with the waitress and
we continued with the meeting while the kitchen prepared our
nominating committee presented those selected for the office
of President, Les Myers, Vice President, Judy McCune,
Sec-Treas. Nelson Caley, Director, Dennis Moriarty. Nominations were
opened from the floor and none were forthcoming. All those
nominated above were elected by acclamation to fill their
positions for a full 2 year term.
The scheduling of our
quarterly meetings on the 3rd Saturday of
February, May, August and November conflicts each year with
the Dayton Hamfest and the Massillon Christmas Parade
causing some members unable to attend. It was moved by Judy
McCune and seconded by Joe Vignos that we change our Chapter
21 meetings to the 2nd Saturday of the above
named months. The motion passed.
Sunshine Report: Nelson Caley visited with members Stan and Doris Smith and reported on their health status. Judy McCune reported that Sharon Glass had fallen and broken her foot and reported that May Rauvola was unable to attend because of her health problems.
QCWA News: Nelson also
telephoned Ken Simpson and reported on the new
rearrangements taking place at QCWA HQ.
ready to serve. Less
Myers gave the prayer.
conducted our 50/50 drawing.
Ed Clinger won the $7.50.
adjourn made by Dennis Moriarty. Seconded by Joe Vignos.
Dennis Morarty presented our program. A 1963 edition of the TV program “Hazel” where Ham Radio was blamed for a TV interference problem. The source of the interference was finally traced to a faulty thermostat in electric heating pad and the young Ham operator was vindicated.
Our Vice President Judy McCune N8AIM assisted by Dennis Moriarty K8AGB presided over the meeting in the absence of President Les Myers KK8K. Minutes of the May 26, 2012 meeting were approved as published on our web site.
Treasurer Nelson Caley gave the treasury report covering the past three months. Balance in the treasury at this date is $338.43. There are no unpaid bills. Motion to accept the treasury report by Dennis Moriarty, second by Perry Ballinger W8AU, Motion approved
The one Constitution amendment and five By-Law amendments prepared by Secretary Nelson Caley W8EAR in advance were read by Dennis Moriarty and discussed. Motion was made by Michael Sciarini WA8MKH and seconded by Dennis Moriarty. All six amendments were accepted unanimously.
Our program was provided by Mel Vye who gave us a tour of his 7- panel solar power system and its control and monitoring system. It is capable of producing enough power to power his home and some surplus, which is then sold to the power company. The second part of the program Mel explained and demonstrated the operation of his new Nissan Leaf all electric automobile and its estimate range and cost of operation with it’s tie-in with his rooftop solar system. As a bonus Mel then gave us a pontoon boat tour of Portage Lakes while a few sat in the shade of a giant oak tree at waters edge.
Our next chapter meeting will be November 17,2012. Time and place to be determined.
MINUTES: CHAPTER 21
May 26th 2012 meeting of the Canton, Ohio QCWA Chapter 21 was a dinner meeting held at the Flipside Grille at East Sparta Ohio.
President Les Myers KK8K greeted and
welcomed all to the meeting. Members then
introduced themselves and their guests. There
were 25 present, filling the room provided by the
restaurant. There were only 3 vacant
chairs. After a prayer of thanks,
given by President Myers, each placed their
dinner order with our efficient server.
Report then given by President on the
trip to Dayton Hamfest by a trio of members, he announced
that the Canton Amateur Radio Club Field Day would be held
at the Frank Dearman farm. A
round of applause was given for Julius Erdos KD8XD and his
wife Helen for their 65th wedding anniversary
celebrated just two days earlier. Another
round of applause was given Andy Hogue W8DIR who had
recently celebrated his 99th Birthday.
Treasurer Nelson Caley reported that
club account has been transferred to him and the balance
is $408.81. Our $25.00 Memorial Scolarship fund has yet to
be sent for K8NIB Denver Frey. The
50/50 of $12.00 was won by Karen Myers. We
then enjoyed a few minutes to visit with each other while
our dinners were being prepared. Several
comments were heard on the excellence of the meals
After dinner our world travelers Mel Vye W8MV and his wife Martha gave an interesting Power Point program covering their recent trip to Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam with photos showing beautiful gold leaf covered pagodas to the deepest of poverty, type of government, religion, currency used, exchange rate etc.
Mel and Martha Vye have again invited us to hold our August 25th meeting at noon at their lake front home on Portage Lake.
Nelson Caley W8EARSecretary/Treasurer
Our annual meeting was
held at Gracee Anns B & K, Canal Fulton,
Ohio. Eleven members and ten guests were
present. We have three new members: Don Wade W8DEA,
Roger Gray W8VE and Jerry LaRocca KF8EB.
We ordered from the menu. President, Mel Vye W8MV welcomed everyone, and we all introduced ourselves. After everyone had finished their meals, Mel W8MV called the meeting to order. Judy McCune N8AIM gave the Treasurer’s report.
After the Treasurer’s report, Mel spoke about our elections. Les Myers, KK8K will become president, but we need a Vice President. Mel asked if anyone would take on that job, but there were no volunteers. Judy McCune N8AIM will continue as Secretary-Treasurer, Julius Erdos KD8XD and Dennis Moriarty KA8AGB will continue as Trustees and Joe Vignos W1FEZ will continue as editor and Web Master.
Our August meeting was held at the home of Mel Vye W8MV with 5 members and 6 guests attending. After having a delicious lunch, Mel took us on a boat ride around the Portage Lakes while we relaxed and enjoyed the scenery.
When we returned, Mel demonstrated the "Weak Signal Propagation Reporting (WSPR) system" developed by Joe Taylor, K1JT and as described in the November 2010 issue of QST. This system uses four FSK tones in a bandwidth of 6 Hz and a baud rate of 1.46 bps. This very narrow bandwidth signals to be decoded with a S/N ratio < 25 db. As an example, Mel was able to decode a 5 W signal from Western Australia on 160 m.
Due to the time that had past, and the small turnout we did not have a formal meeting. All who went enjoyed themselves.
Judy McCune N8AIM
Arlan Smith, WD8CIB, brother of Stan Smith WA8NZE, died on July 4th. Funeral services were held on July 7th. Our condolences to Stan and Doris and to Arlan's family.
To be updatedMassillon ARC
To be updated_________________________________________
Nets: SSB Sunday at 2000Z on
14347MHZ . CW Wedensday at 2000
EST on 7035 MHZ.
The Chapter 21 Charter was
granted on May 15, 1963
The first meeting was held June 14, 1963.
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Awaiting W8AU report on LST 325 summer cruise and stop in Louisville for convention
Use LST 325 Link at top of page.
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BREAKFAST. Saturday mornings 9:00 A.M. At Perkins Family Restaurant on Everhard Rd, Canton,OH.
Mark your calendars NOW for the year 2012 Chapter 21 Meetings.
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Here is a listing of the Meeting Schedules for Amateur Radio Clubs in our Area. They are our source of recruiting new members for Chapter 21.
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RADIO CLUB.
Alliance Amateur Radio Club
meets the 1st Wedensday of the month at 7:30 PM in
Conference Room 1 A of the Alliance Community Hospital, 200
East State St. Alliance, OH 44601
Canton Amateur Radio Club meets the 3rd Wedensday each month at 7:30 P.M. In the Stark County E.O.C., lower level, Stark County Sheriff's Office, Rt. 62 East.
Massillon Amateur Radio Club meets the 1st Friday of the month at 8 PM in the Massilon Senior Citizens Building, 39 Lincoln Way West.
TUSCO Amateur Radio Club
meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at
7:30 PM at Don Pancho' Restaurant, 117 West High Ave., New
NEW INTERNET ADDRESS
QCWA CHAPTER 21 WEB PAGE.
Through courtesy of CMH Electonics we now have a new and much easier Web Page address to remember. Store it in your Bookmarks or Favorites. It is,
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QCWA CHAPTER 21 CHARTER MEMBERS
Ralph Schoener SK
Myrhl Lemley SK Sept. 7, 2004
Chapter 21 Charter was granted on May 15,1963.
The first meeting was held June 14, 1963
TNX FOR THE CHECK IN
ARCHIVES Chapter 21
Cleveland QCWA Chapter1.
Alliance Amateur Radio Club.
QCWA Internet Home Page
Massillon Amateur Radio Club
Canton Amateur Radio Club
KC8LIN Home Page
ARRL Ohio Section Web Page
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See ARCHIVES LINK FOR PRIOR
QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTERS.
Only the minutes from the last Newsletter, for information purposes, are retained on the Web Page until the next Newsletter appears. The 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, November and August 2002 are in the Archives. Selections from previous meetings are also included.