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   QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER  
                        CANTON, OHIO                                                                                                                                                              NOVEMBER 2010
                        


                            OFFICERS
PRESIDENT     Edward Clinger  WA8DRT   330-484-1102   

VICE PRESIDENT    Mel Vye    
W8MV        330-697-5425 
                        
SEC.-TREAS.     Judith McCune  N8AIM       330-499-2520                 
                            DIRECTORS


To Nov. 2010    Dennis Moriarty  K8AGB    330-452-3872

To Nov. 2011  Julius Erdos      KD8XD          330-492-3937  
                
      NEWSLETTER AND WEB PAGE EDITOR

Joe Vignos    W1FEZ     330-497-7742


REMINDERS

2011 DUES are due for 2011 club year.  Still only $5.00. Bring to meeting or mail to Judy McCune. Unsure?  Call Judy 330-499-2520

LUNCH at TIM'S TAVERN on Parkway St., Canton. First Wednesday at 12:00 P.M.

BREAKFAST Saturdays 9:00 AM, Perkins Family Restaurant on Everhard Rd, Canton.


MEETING NOTICE

DATE: SATURDAY, November 13, 2010


TIME:12:00 Noon.

PLACE: Place: Grill 39 - 3939 Massillon Rd - Just north of Steese Rd on Rt. 241            

MENU:  Order off menu.  For menu online see:  grill39.com


COST: Menu prices

RESERVATIONS:     Mail, phone or email Secretary Judy McCune 330-499-2520  by November 10, 

DIRECTIONS:From Canton, Massillon and Akron, use your favorite way to get onto OH 241. Im Massillon it is Wales Rd. If you take I-77 get off at Exit 118 and go south of H241 Massilon Rd. Restaurant is on left.just south of Graybill Rd.

PROGRAM: Richard Reese, WA8DBW, formally of Akron PD and Summit Co. Sheriff Dept. will discuss crimes related to seniors and also talk a bit about gangs in the area

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ELECTION
We will elect a new Vice-President since Mel Vye will be moving up to President.  We will also be voting on a new Director.  Secretary-Treasurer Judy and Feedline Editor Joe are looking for replacements also, or at least helpers.   Please call Joe Vignos W1FEZ or Ed Clinger WA8DRT if you are willing take one of these offices. 
Like the National elections. It's time for a change
                              (Not for the same reasons!)
          
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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                                                                      NOVEMBER  2010                    


MINUTES: CHAPTER 21
AUGUST MEETING


The August 14th, 2010 Chapter 21 meeting was held at the QTH of W8MV, and a great time was had by all. When 14 had arrived, Mel took us all on a lovely short tour of the lakes in his pontoon boat.

Since the prediction was for rain later in the afternoon, so we moved the 'picnic' inside,  The "spread" included baked chicken, ravioli, green beans, a vegi tray and a variety of desserts plus a choice of drinks.  We had 8 members and 8 guests  including a Korean Akron U.student.  

After stuffing ourselves (with plenty left over), President Ed Clinger called the meeting to order, as several of the wives took off to the next room.  Judy McCune gave the treasurer's report.  We voted to send $100 to the QCWA scholarship fund, in memory of our latest 4 silent keys, Kelly Heinbuch W8MO, Norman Russell W8GBH, Phillip Gizzi W8IIV, and John Edel K8LBZ. 

DUES for 2011.  (September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2011) dues are due and everyone there got paid up by giving $5.00.  Ed announced that Chapter 21 elections would be held at our November meeting.  We are looking for a new vice president since Mel Vye will be moving up to President this time.  Secretary-Treasurer Judy and Feedline Editor Joe are looking for replacements also, or at least helpers.  We will also be voting on a new director.  Please call Joe Vignos W1FEZ or Ed Clinger WA8DRT if you are willing to help.

Since the storm didn't materialize, several went on another boat ride.

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NEW  MEMBERS

        W8JIM   James T. Matson  (Judith)  Canton, OH

              WB8FZW  Dick Harley   Brunswick, OH

From the Archives
By Judy McCune N8AIM

Nov. 1970:  Still no minutes to be found for 1970 – 1972.  If you have old feedlines for those years, please let me copy them!

 Nov. 15, 1980:  Ruslees Lounge and Restaurant was again the site of this chapter meeting with 50 in attendance including wives and six guests.  Two of those guests were Carl Mani WD8OTZ and his fiancee Phillis who supplied the program, an interesting slide show and a number of his souvenirs from his recent trip to Japan.  Quoting from the minutes:  ‘Without a lot of political promises, the following were elected: Charlie Scott K8BYC, was promoted to president for 1981, Dave Polen W8FRB, was upgraded to Vice Pres., Henry McLaughlin W8OYV, was recycled as Secretary-Treasurer, Paul Hughes W8UILand Don Shirer W8QBF were elected trustees.’

Nov. 17, 1990:  Our evening meeting was held at Skyland Pines Country Club.  If you wanted steak, the price was $16.50 a plate and Scrod $15.00, and this was 20 years ago.  Fifty members and guests attended.    Chapter 21’s  hosting of the QCWA convention was the major topic of the evening.  The City of Canton Visitors/Tourists Bureau representative gave a short but vivid representation of what our general area had to offer.  The newly elected  president, John Edel K8LBZ was also in charge of setting up the convention.  Vice Pres. was Mel Vie W8MV, Sec. Treas. was Stan Smith WA8NZE, New Trustee was Dennis Moriarity K8AGB and continuing Trustee was Denny Frey K8NIB.  The  original chairpersons and their assistants for the convention were:  W8AU, W8FEC, W8UKQ, K8NIB, K8RMY, W8LNK, K8AGB, N8AIM, N8DHT, Dorothy Gammeter N/C, W8FRB, WA8AIU, K8MZT, W8MV, W8CSU, WA8NZE, W8UKQ, K8JZN, W8OYV, K8ANA, W8EAR, and WQ8H. 

 Nov. 18, 2000:  We met at the Das Dutch Kitchen in Dalton for lunch where we were able to order from the menu.    There were 26 in attendance (14 members and 12 guests).  President Phil Gizzi W8IIV presided over the meeting.   New officers were elected for two year terms.  They were Nelson Caley W8EAR, President, Perry Ballinger, Vice Pres., Dave Glass W8UKQ, Sec.-Treas., and Ed Clinger WA8DRT, Trustee, with Dave Polen W8FRB continuing for his another year as Trustee.

 

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Nov. 18, 2000:  We met at the Das Dutch Kitchen in Dalton for lunch where we were able to order from the menu.    There were 26 in attendance (14 members and 12 guests).  President Phil Gizzi W8IIV presided over the meeting.   New officers were elected for two year terms.  They were Nelson Caley W8EAR, President, Perry Ballinger, Vice Pres., Dave Glass W8UKQ, Sec.-Treas., and Ed Clinger WA8DRT, Trustee, with Dave Polen W8FRB continuing for his another year as Trustee.

FOR SALE

For some time the subject of how to help sell equipment from our Chapters SK's has been on the burner. Here is the first one.

Kenwood 160 M to 10 M 100 Watt transciever Model TS-570D

Matching power supply Model PS-53
Matching Speaker Model SP-430
Matching Microphone Mobile and Desk Mics
Additional Microphone Model D-104C
Johnson 250-20 Low Pass filter is included by not needed for the radio.
Additional Microphone Model D-104C
$600 selling price minimum, Original Factory shipping Box
For further info call John at 330-495-5498

IF you have some equipment you need to sell or get rid of and want it shown on our web page phone W1FEZ Joe at
330-497 7742

MEMBERSHIP:
LET'S SET A GOAL OF 33 FOR 2011

CWA CHAPTER 21 at MASSILLON HAMFEST


Greeting fellow hams and potential QCWA, members at the Massillon Amateur Radio Club's 2010 Hamfest were L to R WA8DRT, Chapter 21 President Ed Clinger; W1FEZ, Web Page and Newsletter Editor Joe Vignos; N8AIM, Secretary/Treasurer Judy McCune and W8MV, Vice-President, President Elect Mel Vye.

Approximately 25 hams signed in while many more just stopped and said hello. QCWA literature including older QCWA JOURNALS and Application forms were distributed. Judy feels we will pick up a few new members shortly.

SK XYL W8FRB


EILEEN POLEN

Canton, Ohio native, Eileen Doris James Polen, 91, of Temple, Texas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 after a four month illness. She died at her assisted living facility in Temple where she had been a resident for the past five years.
Dave Polen W8FRB passed away in 2004.
                (From Obituary in Canton Repository)

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY


OCTOBER

W8TJF Les Myers 4th

K8NIB Denny Frey 12th

NOVEMBER

N8AIM Judy McCune 8th

W1FEZ Joe Vignos 18th

W8EAR Nelson Caley 19th

DECEMBER

NONE

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER  

CANTON, OHIO                                                                                      AUGUST 2010
                        


OFFICERS

PRESIDENT                                      Edward Clinger 
WA8DRT                                           330-484-1102           

VICE PRESIDENT                              Mel Vye              W8MV                                                 330-697-5425

SEC.-TREAS.                                    Judith McCune N8AIM                                                 330-499-2520

DIRECTORS

Dennis Moriarty                                 K8AGB

330-452-3872

Julius Erdos                                                 KD8XD
                   
                                330-492-3937

      NEWSLETTER AND WEB PAGE EDITOR
Joe Vignos                                                    W1FEZ

330-497-7742

REMINDERS

LUNCH at TIM'S TAVERN on Parkway St., Canton. First Wednesday at 12:00 P.M.

BREAKFAST Saturdays 9:00 AM, Perkins Family Restaurant on Everhard Rd, Canton.



MEETING NOTICE

DATE: SATURDAY, August 14,2010

TIME:12:00 Noon.

PLACE: QTH of W8MV,
71 Whitefriars Dr, Akron OH
330-697-5425             

MENU: Catered Lunch,sanwiches, snacks etc.

COST:Caterering cost divided by number attending

RESERVATIONS:     Mail, phone or email Secretary Judy McCune by August 11th.

DIRECTIONS: Get offI-77 at exit 120, Arlington Rd.  At end of exit turn left and go under the freeway onto Arlington Rd.  Then turn right at third traffic light ont Moore Rd.  Take Moore Rd. until it ends at South Maine St.  Turn right onto S. Main St., cross a bridge and the turn left onto Whitefriars Dr.  Address is 71 Whitefriars.

PROGRAM:  Chow down!  Then explore the lake by boat (weather permitting) followed by a short business meeting.
Time to discuss upcoming election. (Caucuses  etc.

MEMBERSHIP

25 Active Members

Members who have not paid their dues. have been placed on the inactive list.

Chapter 21 members belong to all three Stark County Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs. Good recruiting territory.

Amateur Radio Operators licensed in 1984 are eigible for membership in QCWA.

Contact Secretary Judy McCune for an application form.
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     QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                  AUGUST  2010  
 MINUTES : CHAPTER 21

MAY MEETING

Pictured (l to r) XYL Sue Simpson , Joe, W1FEZ,  Ken,  W8EK and XYL Pat Vignos.


QCWA Chapter 21 held their almost annual spring meeting in "Amish Country" on Saturday May 29 at Das Dutch Kitchen near Dalton, OH.

President Ed Clinger WA8EAR opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the introduction of members and guests.  Twenty-four members and guests were in attendance, including Tom Price KP2E, a guest of Mel Vye W8MV.  Tom was a former Akron resident who now resides in St. Thomas Island in the Caribbean, new members  Jim Manson, KA8JIM and XYL Judy and Roger Stephens N8EKG and XYL Elizabeth and  our speaker for the program  QCWA National Director, Ken Simpson W8EK and his wife Sue.

Following a good family style Amirsh dinner. President Ed Clinger opened the business meeting by introducing Ken Simpson, W8EK.
Ken presented the QCWA 70 Year operating award to Joe Vignos W1FEZ  (originally W8VAD and also K2ZTO). Ken wondered why Joe hadn't applied for the Century Club Award!

Judy McCune gave the Treasury report, recent Silent Keys  including Chapter 21 Director Phil Gizzi, W8IIV, Norman Russell, W8GBH and J. Kelly Heinbuch, W8MO.   Sunshine Report. John Edel K8LBZ is now at the New Laurels Home (formerly the Arbors) at  2714 13th St. NW
Canton, OH 44708.  He is getting better!  He loves having visitors.  Both Mae Rauvola W8EKL
and her husband Ray have both been in the hospital recently but are now at home.  Ken Simpson reported that Keith Chambers W8VAN who resides in FL is in very poor health and isn't having visitors.  He also reported that a former member of QCWA Chapter 21 Earl Schneider W8AIU, now living in the Fort Myers, FL area, has joined the Silent Keys.  The 50-50 drawing was won by Mel Vye W8MV  The free meal for the women guests was won by Judy McCune, N8AIM.
 
Minutes continued in next column.
"From the Archives”
by Judy McCune N8AIM



 Aug  1970:  No report found.  Anybody remember that far back?

 Aug 30, 1980:  The meeting was held at Ruslees Lounge and Restaurant in North Canton with 42 present.  George Wasemann W8SPZ gave a magic show, and Nelson Caley W8EAR narrated a slide show of tall ships in New York Harbor in 1976. 

 Aug. 18, 1990:  Our meeting was held at Der Dutchman Restaurant, the original Amish Restaurant in Walnut Creek at 6:00 PM with 50 in attendance. Art Schermerhorn W8FEC reported that attendees got to ‘lean back and listen to a professional prodigy piano player/composer for the price of a meal.’-  Keith Chambers Jr. played for those present.  In the meeting, the coming officer election was discussed, and Big John K8LBZ discussed the progress in planning the 1991 national convention, which we were hosting. 

 Aug. 19, 2000:  The regular chapter meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21 was held at Hometown Buffet at noon. There were 13 members and 12 guests present.  President Phil Gizzi W8IIV presided.  Vice President Nelson Caley W8EAR introduced the speaker, Marilyn Revoldt of the Aultman Hospital Prime Time program.  She titled her presentation “Laughing All the Way to Better Health.” 

                        Signs of the times

Have you read the Archives closely and have you noticed?
1980....42 in attendance
1990....50 in attendance
2000....25 in attendance

MINUTES CONTINUED

During the first part of Ken’s program talk he spoke about the national QCWA.  He described the QCWA Collage Scholarship program, and encouraged those with school age children or grandchildren who have their amateur radio licenses to have them apply for one of the scholarships.  Operatin expenses and possible dues changes were covered.  He also reminded us of the certificates that we may be eligible for and passed around literature about the next two QCWA national conventions, one in Rhode Island and the next in Nevada.  Members participated in  an interesting  Q & A session. He then showed great pictures and talked about their 14,000 mile trip to Alaska last year.  We all enjoyed his talk.

Our next meeting will be on August 14th at the home of Mel Vye W8MV.  There will be a variety of things we can do while there, depending on the weather. 

 


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                 QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                                        AUGUST 2010

 John T. Edel


    
age 81 of Jackson Twp., passed away July 21, 2010 at The Laurels of Canton. John was born Feb. 19, 1929 in New Castle, Pa., to the late John and Virginia (Bender) Edel and moved to Massillon in 1958. He served in the US Navy and received an Honorable Discharge. He graduated from Wheeling High School, received a BS in Education from West Virginia University and a MS Degree from Tuskegee Institute. For a number of years he taught chemistry and mathematics at Perry High School, Tuslaw High School and finished with twenty two years with Plain Local Schools at Glen Oak High School. His personal interests included amateur radio, Jackson Lions Club (past president), and he volunteered with income tax preparation for AARP. He served on the national QCWA Board of Directors for ten years. He attended St. Jacob Lutheran Church, Massillon. He was an avid bridge player.

John is survived by his wife, Janet Elaine (Snider) Edel, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. They have four children, John 'Jay' (Debbie) Edel of Findlay, Ohio, Charla Edel Chrisman of Clearwater, Fla., Frank S. (Sheri) Edel of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Christa (Brad) Wolansky of Wichita, Kan. John has six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
A Celebration of John Edel's life will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Paquelet Funeral Home in Massillon. The Rev. Lynn Williamson will officiate. Cremation will follow the service. Friends are invited to call Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home and Monday from l0 a.m. until the service. The family would suggest contributions to the American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge, 11432 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Messages of support and sympathy can be sent to the family at www.paquelet.com.
Paquelet –Massillon
A Golden Rule Funeral Home
330-833-3222

Published in the Canton Repository on July 23, 2010
Continued in previous column





SK
John Edel

John Edel
K8LBZ with QCWA 50 YEAR CERTIFICATE

John Edel K8LBZ,  QCWA #18998. John was a past President and Director of QCWA Chapter 21, and past National Director of  QCWA.
He was first licensed in 1958 and joined QCWA Chapter 21 in 1985.  We all enjoyed John's cheerful atitude and his attendance at Quarterly Meetings of Chapter 21, Breakfast at Perkins and monthly lunches at Tim's Tavern.
Friends are invited to call Sunday July 25 from 5-8 p.m. at the Paquelet Funeral Home in Massillon. and Monday from l0 a.m. until the service.  Our condolences to his wifeJanet and their sons and daughters.
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            SUNSHINE  REPORT

Denny Frey, K8NIB, is residing at the Regency Retirement Center 4512 22nd St NW Rm 115, Canton, OH 44708.  Phone 330-479 9203   

Please let any Chapter Secretary, Directors or Newsletter Editor know of any serious illness of members.

Ed Note. We are either awfully healthy or have had our ailments for so long that we don't want to talk about them.
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                CANTON, OHIO                                                                                                                          May, 2010
                        


OFFICERS 

PRESIDENT                           Edward Clinger
WA8DRT                                  330-484-1102              

VICE PRESIDENT                         Mel Vye         W8MV                                        330-697-5425

SEC.-TREAS.                           Judith McCune N8AIM                                            330-499-2520

DIRECTORS
To Nov. 2010

Dennis Moriarty                           K8AGB

330-479-9722

To Nov. 2011
Julius Erdos                                          KD8XD                            330-492-3937

      NEWSLETTER AND WEB PAGE EDITOR

Joe Vignos                                              W1FEZ

330-497-7742

REMINDERS

LUNCH at TIM'S TAVERN on Parkway St., Canton. First Wednesday at 12:00 P.M.

BREAKFAST Saturdays 9:00 AM, Perkins Family Restaurant on Everhard Rd, Canton.



   
 MEETING NOTICE

        Date: May 29,2010

        PLACE: Das Dutch Kitchen
        14278 Lincoln Way E. (Rte 30) Dalton, Ohio
        We have the Rose Room in the main building.

        TIME: 5:30 PM

        MENU: Family Style:  Salad,  Roast Beef, Dressing,  Homemade Pie
        and Beverage


        COST: $15.00 per person including tax and tip.
         YOU will be responsible for a no-show!


        RESERVATIONS:  Phone or email Judy McCune by Tuesday, May 25.

        DIRECTIONS: From I-77 go west on U.S. 30..
        Das Dutch Kitchen is on north side, just beyond Dalton.

        PROGRAM: QCWA Director, Ken Simpson  W8EK, will tell us about
        his trip to Alaska and will also talk about recent QCWA board meeting.


             QCWA at the Dayton Hamvention, May 14-16.

       
QCWA Headquarters is at the Holiday Inn, Dayton Airport (Englewood)
        Front Desk 1-937-832-1234    National  1-888-465-4329
        Located at the NW corner of North Mainstreet and  I-70.

       QCWA HAMVENTION BANQUET
       Hosted by Chapter 9, Southwest Ohio
       Friday May 14, 2010 at 7:30 PM
       The cost per person i $23.00 (tax & tip included.)
      
       Presentation:  The Wright Seaplane Experiments
        1913/14 by Don Ferguson

       Banquet Questions ??  Telephone 937-746-5857.
                
                                                                                                                                                         

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MINUTES: CHAPTER 21
FEBRUARY MEETING

On February 20th at noon Chapter 21 met for a nice buffet at Hometown Buffet in Jackson township. We had 7 members and 7 guests in attendance. It was especially nice to see Les W8TJF and Karen Myers and Sharon Glass at our meeting. President, Ed Clinger W8DRT, opened the meeting with a welcome.

After we stuffed ourselves, Dennis Moriarty K8AGB gave us a Power Point slide show of his trip to Cape Cod to see where Marconi set up and transmitted across the Atlantic ocean, to Europe and to ARRL headquarters and the W1AW station. He has some excellent pictures of the old stations and the new ones as well. He was very impressed by the friendliness of all he met.

After the program we had a short meeting where Judy N8AIM gave the treasurer’s report, and reported on our members.

We passed around cards to Phil W8IIV, who was receiving Hospice and had his sons with him these last weeks, and John K8LBZ, who was operated on for colon cancer on February 17th and was still in intensive care. John Linton W8DKI sent his best wishes to the group. Ray Rauvola won $ 6.00 in the fifty-fifty drawing.

Our next meeting will be in May, and in August, Mel W8MV has invited us to his home on the Portage Lakes.

Respectfully Submitted,

Judy McCune, N8AIM

NEW  MEMBERS

        W8JIM   James T. Matson  (Judith)  Canton, OH

              WB8FZW  Dick Harley   Brunswick, OH


From the Archives
By Judy McCune N8AIM

May 1970: ???No Records!

May 31,1980: Our meeting was held at Ruslees Lounge & Restaurant, North Canton. Forty-two attended and enjoyed George Waseman’s W8SPZ magic show. Our chapter mailing numbered 62.

May 19, 1990: Nick’s Place Topps Chalet at the corner of Whipple and Everhard Roads was the place is where less than 50 people gathered. for a family style dinner. VP John Edel K8LBZ presented his thoughts on what needed to be done for our hosting the QCWA Convention.

May 13, 2000: We met at noon for lunch at D. D. Stutz’s Restaurant in Massillon. There were 23 in attendance (12 members and 11 guests). President Phil Gizzi W8IIV presided over the meeting and David Glass W8UKO took the minutes. Joe Vignos W1FEZ was presented his award certificate for his 60th Anniversary of licensing by President Phil Gizzi W8IIV. Rudy Tekaucic, representing MAGI, Massillon Area Greenway Inc. told us about the development of the Ohio-Erie Canal towpath trail and connecting trails.


Attendance History for May Meetings

                                1970.....??

1980.....42 in attendance

1990...~50 in attendance

2000.....23 in attendance.

                Ed Note: (Any help on 1970 info appreciated.)

                                                                                           

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       QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER  
         CANTON, OHIO                                                                          FEBRUARY  2010
              
  OFFICERS
PRESIDENT                                                   Edward Clinger
W8EAR                                                           330-484-1102

VICE PRESIDENT                                          Mel Vye                     W8MV                                                              330-697-5425 

SEC-TREAS                                                  Judith McCune
N8AIM                                                             330-499-2520

                                           DIRECTORS                                            l
Phil Gizzzi                                                        W8IIV
                      
                   330-494-7188



Dennis Moriarty                                                K8AGB
                                           330-479-9722

EDITOR:  NEWSLETTER & WEB PAGE

Joe Vignos                                                       W1FEZ
330-497-7742       
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REMINDERS

LUNCH AT TIM'S TAVERN on Parkway St. Canton. First Wednesday at 12:00 P.M.

BREAKFAST Saturdays9:00 AM At Perkins Family Restaurant on Everhard Rd, Canton.




MEETING NOTICE

DATE: February 20, 2010

PLACE: HOMETOWN BUFFET,
                4758 Everhard Rd. N.W.
                330-966-8995

TIME: 12 NOON  (Have Room in back for 2 hours.)

MENU: What you see is what you eat!

COST: Pay at desk. Cost is approximately $8.00

RESERVATIONS: Phone or e-mail Judy McCune by February 17,  2010

DIRECTIONS: From North. Take I-77 Belden Village Exit. Turn right on Everhard Rd. Go west past two traffic lights to Plaza on left with TJ Maxx.  Restaurant is in last building.
 From South. Take I-77 Belden Village exit onto Belden Village Street. Go to 3rd traffic light at Everhard Rd.  Turn left on Everhard and go to Plaza on Left with TJ Maxx. (If you know the BV area, you can turn left at Dressler Rd. and Plaza is on right as you go south.)

PROGRAM:   Chapter 21 Director Dennis Moriarty K8AGB will present a program about
"MARCONI ON CAPE COD" plus  "QCWA - WWW"


SK's

Norman Russell 69, W8GBH, Bridgeport, OH.  Norman was first licensed in 1955 and joined QCWA in 1993.  He was presented his 50 year operating certificate in 2005.  Our condolences to his wife Joan and family.

J. Kelly Heinbuch 85, W8MO, QCWA #20814.  Kelly was first licensed as K8DYR in 1961 and joined QCWA Chapter 21 in 1987.   He received his Century Certificate in 2005.
Our condolences to his family.

(ED Note: More information will be added on web page, when it is obtained,  as obituaries were not in local newspapers.)


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        QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                         FEBRUARY 2010   
MINUTES: CHAPTER 21 MEETING
 November  14 2009

Our annual meeting was held at Rose Villa Restaurant, Akron, Ohio.  Nine members and eight guests were present.  It was nice to see Norman W8GBH and Joan Russell from Bridgeport, Ohio, again.  President, Ed Clinger WA8DRT welcomed everyone, and we all introduced ourselves.  Julius Erdos KD8XD got busy selling 50-50 drawing tickets, and we ordered from the menu.

After everyone had finished their meals, Ed Clinger WA8DRT called the meeting to order.  Judy McCune N8AIM gave the Treasurer’s report.  Eighteen of our members have paid their dues through at least 2010.  Dues are still coming in. 

After the Treasurer’s report, we announced that Dennis Moriarty K8AGB recently married Lois and that they are now living in her house on 22nd street. We reelected Dennis Moriarty K8AGB to another two-year term as a director. 

Mae Rauvola W8EKL thanked everyone for her QCWA 60 Year Gold Certificate. 

We have a new member who signed up at the Massillon Hamfest Nov. 1st.  Dick Harley WB8FZW of Brunswick, Ohio paid his chapter dues, and promised to send in his national dues.

Our Vice President, Mel Vie W8MV, gave our program.  He presented beautiful close up pictures of his African Picture Safari, that he and wife Martha had taken last September-October.  He had wonderful pictures of elephants, lions, antelopes, giraffes, hippos, Black rhinos, zebras and many more.  I wouldn’t have wanted to get as close to them as he appeared to be, until he said he took the animal pictures with his telephoto lens.   Everyone enjoyed the show.

Our next quarterly meeting will be held at noon on a Saturday in February 2010.  (hopefully, the third one.) 

Respectfully Submitted,

Judy McCune N8AIM
"From the Archives"
by Judy McCune

February 1970:  No records found for 1970, 1971, and 1972.  David Glass couldn’t find them in 2000 – 2002, and I’ve had no better luck.

February 16, 1980:  Our meeting was held at Ruslees Lounge and Restaurant in North Canton.  Rib steak dinner was $ 8.50.  There was a nice turnout due to the many guests that attended (nine couples including W8CUS, W8FEC, WB8BOW, WA8NZE and WD8IKC, K8RMY, K8DQV and WA8CNI, WD8KPO, and W8KBR).  Howard Marks WB8OBW and Frank AK8W showed slides of their DX-pedition to the island of Montserret. 

  February 17, 1990:  Crossroads Restaruant at the intersection of Rte 800 and Rte 183 three miles south of East Sparta with a crowd of 51!  President Marvin Danison K8ANA   presided.  Membership is up mostly due to our members bringing their friends to our meetings. 

February 19, 2000:  Our meeting was held at Home Town Buffet at noon.  Twelve  members and ten guests were present.  President Phil Gizzi W8IIV presided.  It was announced that Kelly Heinbuch W8MO sponsored Michelle Sciarini KB8ILX , who received one of QCWA’s scholarships.  Mel Vye W8MV gave a program where he described cell phones – a brief history up to current usage including modes and frequencies.

MEMBERSHIP

26 Active Members

Members who have not paid their dues have been or will be placed on the inactive list.  Sec-Treas will contact them. Chapter 21 members belong to all three Stark County Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs. (Recruiting territory)


Those licensed in 1985 are now eligible.



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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER

FEBRUARY 2010


HAPPY BIRTHDAY


JANUARY

KA8FTS               Rodger Trompower    13th

WA8NZE             Stanley Smith         17th

KE8HA                 David Raines            22nd


FEBRUARY

K8LBZ                 John Edel                 19th

WD8BGW          Joseph Herrick          28th


MARCH

W8VAN                 Keith Chambers         9th


SUNSHINE  REPORT


Denny Frey, K8NIB, is residing at the Regency Retirement Center 4512 22nd St NW Rm 115, Canton, OH 44708.  Phone 330-479 9203   

Please let any Chapter Secretary, Directors or Newsletter Editor know of any serious illness of members.

Ed Note. We are either awfully healthy or have had our ailments for so long that we don't want to talk about them.

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QCWA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD


Stephen Sciarini, KC8IDJ, son of Chapter 21 member Mike WA8MKH and Carol Sciarini has won the Leland Smith Sr., W5KL, Memorial Scholarship of $1500.00. He started classes for a Master's Degree in Computer Science at the University of Akron last fall.

Stephen holds an Extra Class License, is an ARRL certified Volunteer license Examiner and is a member of ARRL and the Massillon Amateur Radio Club.


CONVENTIONS

ORLANDO HamCation

Amateur Radio & Computer Show

February 12,13 & 14

At the Central Florida Fairgrounds

www.hamcation.com

HAM-COM & ARRL West Gulf Division

June 11 & 12, 2010

QCWA Chapter 41 will hold their convention

which will be known as the Dallas QCWA Convention and all QCWA Chapters and their members are invited.


If they are not in your travel plans, how about trying this one.


 The Mansfield Mid-Winter Hamfest and Computer Show will be here before we know it. And yes Husbands, it falls on Valentine's Day this year. (February 14,2010)While at the Hamfest, be sure to attend the ARRL, OSSBN, and Ohio MARS.

Be sure to read the Chapter 21 Report on Page 16 of the latest QCWA Journal

REMINDER

Snowbirds. Have you given the Sec-Treas your winter address and email address?


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SK



John Edel
K8LBZ with QCWA 50 YEAR CERTIFICATE

John Edel K8LBZ,  QCWA #18998. John was a past President and Director of QCWA Chapter 21, and past National Director of  QCWA.
He was first licensed in 1958 and joined QCWA Chapter 21 in 1985.  We all enjoyed John's cheerful atitude and his attendance at Quarterly Meetings of Chapter 21, Breakfast at Perkins and monthly lunches at Tim's Tavern.
Friends are invited to call Sunday July 25 from 5-8 p.m. at the Paquelet Funeral Home in Massillon. and Monday from l0 a.m. until the service.  Our condolences to his wifeJanet and their sons and daughters.

See complete Obituary below.

 John T. Edel


    
age 81 of Jackson Twp., passed away July 21, 2010 at The Laurels of Canton. John was born Feb. 19, 1929 in New Castle, Pa., to the late John and Virginia (Bender) Edel and moved to Massillon in 1958. He served in the US Navy and received an Honorable Discharge. He graduated from Wheeling High School, received a BS in Education from West Virginia University and a MS Degree from Tuskegee Institute. For a number of years he taught chemistry and mathematics at Perry High School, Tuslaw High School and finished with twenty two years with Plain Local Schools at Glen Oak High School. His personal interests included amateur radio, Jackson Lions Club (past president), and he volunteered with income tax preparation for AARP. He served on the national QCWA Board of Directors for ten years. He attended St. Jacob Lutheran Church, Massillon. He was an avid bridge player.

John is survived by his wife, Janet Elaine (Snider) Edel, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. They have four children, John 'Jay' (Debbie) Edel of Findlay, Ohio, Charla Edel Chrisman of Clearwater, Fla., Frank S. (Sheri) Edel of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Christa (Brad) Wolansky of Wichita, Kan. John has six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
A Celebration of John Edel's life will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Paquelet Funeral Home in Massillon. The Rev. Lynn Williamson will officiate. Cremation will follow the service. Friends are invited to call Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home and Monday from l0 a.m. until the service. The family would suggest contributions to the American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge, 11432 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Messages of support and sympathy can be sent to the family at www.paquelet.com.
Paquelet –Massillon
A Golden Rule Funeral Home
330-833-3222

Published in the Canton Repository on July 23, 2010

  (Excuse print out. Its the program.)
SK



W8IIV

Philip A. "Phil" Gizzi

W8IIV, Phil Gizzi, QCWA #20897, passed away on Sunday February 21, 2010.  Phil  was a current Director of QCWA Chapter 21 and has served Chapter 21 in the past as President and Vice- President.   Phil was first licensed in 1951 and joined QCWA in 1987.  He has received the QCWA 55 Year  Gold Certificate and the Century Club Certificate.

Our condolences to his wife VIvian and their sons Philip and Larry  their wives, grandchildrn and geat grandchildren


Philip A. "Phil" Gizzi
age 89, of North Canton, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio on Oct. 30, 1920 to the late James and Clara Gizzi. Phil attended the Air Force Academy, Walsh College and Malone College. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force during World War II where he flew supplies and troops to the front lines and flew wounded troops to the hospitals. While in the Air Force, he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals. Phil also served in the Ohio National Air Guard where he retired with the rank of Major. He retired from the Akron Canton Airport in 1977, following 30 years of employment as the Central Tower Chief.
Phil was the Coordinator and Board Member of the Akron Canton Airport Memorial Park. He was a Ham Radio operator and enjoyed collecting toy trains and stamps. He was a member of North Canton Church of Christ, the Lions Club and East Central Ohio Pilots Associates. Phil was an aviation history expert and a meticulous record keeper and organizer.
He will be deeply missed and never forgotten. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tiffany Gizzi.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian (Conner) Gizzi, whom he married on Dec. 20, 1945; two sons, Philip (Jeanan) and Larry (Robin) Gizzi; grandchildren, Philip M (Jennifer), Jay (Robyn) and Sara Gizzi; and great grandchildren, Gabriella and Joseph Gizzi.
In honoring his wishes,
Philip will be cremated and a memorial service will be held on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the North Canton Church of Christ, 1301 E. Maple St., North Canton, OH 44720, with Minister Ted Blackwood officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. in the church. The Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the North Canton Church of Christ. Those wishing to send condolences or share a fond memory, may sign the Reed On-Line Guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome.com.


(From Canton Repository)

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER 
 CANTON, OHIO                                                                                                               NOVEMBER  2009
                        


OFFICERS

PRESIDENT                             Edward Clinger 
WA8DRT                                     330-484-1102           

VICE PRESIDENT                           Mel Vye     W8MV                                          330-697-5425

SEC.-TREAS.                           Judith McCune N8AIM                                            330-499-2520

DIRECTORS

Dennis Moriarty                           K8AGB

330-452-3872

Phil Gizzi                                                  W8IIV                            330-494-7188

      NEWSLETTER AND WEB PAGE EDITOR

Joe Vignos                                              W1FEZ

330-497-7742

REMINDERS

LUNCH at TIM'S TAVERN on Parkway St., Canton. First Wednesday at 12:00 P.M.

BREAKFAST Saturdays 9:00 AM, Perkins Family Restaurant on Everhard Rd, Canton.



MEETING NOTICE

DATE: SATURDAY, November 14, 2009

TIME:12:00 Noon.

PLACE:  Rose Villa Restaurant, 369 Portage Lakes Dr., Akron, OH 44319      
MENU: Order from menu.

COST:  $6.00 and up.

RESERVATIONS:     Mail, phone or email Sec/Treas Judy McCune
by November 12.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-77 to Exit 120, Arlington Rd. At end of exit ramp turn right onto Arlington.  Turn left onto Killian (first intersection, but you pass several stop lights going into stores.)  When Killian ends at South Main, turn right.  Turn left at first light onto Portage Lakes Drive.  Continue to Rose Villa on left.

PROGRAM: Business: Annual Election. Only open position this year is for one Director. Dennis Moriarty, whose term expires, is willing to stay on.

Mel Vye W8MV will present: A Photo Safari to Southern Africa.
 

MEMBERSHIP

26 Active Members

2010 dues are due. Still only $5.00. Bring to meeting or mail to Sec/Treas Judy McCune. If you are unsure that you still owe these dues, please contact Judy MCune either by email or phone.

Chapter 21 members belong to all three Stark County Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs. Good recruiting territory.

Amateur Radio Operators licensed in 1984 are eigible for membership in QCWA.
Contact Secretary Judy McCune for an application form.
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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                      NOVEMBER 2008

MINUTES : CHAPTER 21

AUGUST MEETING

       Our quarterly meeting was held August 15, 2009 at the home of Mel W8MV and Martha Vye in Akron, Ohio.  Seven members and eight guests were present.  Chapter president Ed Clinger WA8DRT welcomed us all and had us introduce ourselves before we had a delicious outdoor lunch.  The weather was beautiful and after lunch Mel took us on a 90- minute ride around the Portage Lakes in his pontoon boat, where we enjoyed the peaceful water and varying architecture of the lakeside homes.   Several of us got a bit of a sunburned.
  
     Following the tour a short business meeting was held. The minutes of our May 30
th meeting were published in The Feedline.  Judy McCune N8AIM gave the treasurer’s report and announced that the members present have paid their 2009-2010 chapter dues of $5.00.  We need to remind our fellow members that dues are due August 31st for the 2009-2010 year

     President Ed Clinger, WA8DRT, presented Nelson Caley the QWCA
certificate recognizing his 60 years of licensing as a Radio Amateur.  Certificates were also announced for Mae Rauvola, W8EKL, for 60 years of licensing and Denny Frey, K8NIB and John Edel, K8LBZ for 50 years of licensing and Les Myers, W8TJF, for 55 and 50  years of licensing.    W8EKL and K8NIB , K8LBZ and W8TJF will receive their certificates at a later date.
Our annual meeting will be held at noon, on Saturday, November 15, 2009.  For more information bring up our website at http://www.cmh.net/qcwa/

Respectfully Submitted,
Judy McCune N8AIM

 Recruiting

From the QCWA Chapter 1 Report
Maintaining strong QWA Chapters requires that recruiting efforts must be a regular activity. Our future depends on it.  While Chapter 1 added to its roster during the 2009 recruiting drive, members are encouraged to extend warm invitations to others who have yet to join QCWA.

2010 Dues
Don’t forget to pay your dues.  It’s still $5.00 a year, and that year runs from Sept. 1, 2009 to Aug. 31, 2010.  If you are unsure that you still owe these dues, please contact Judy McCune either by email or by phone.

Signs of the times

Have you read the Archives closely and have you noticed?

1969.....43 in attendance
1979... .47 in attendance
1989....52 in attendance
1999....34 in attendance


"From the Archives”

by Judy McCune N8AIM

Nov. 29, 1969:  The 29th dinner meeting of Chapter 21 QCWA was held at the Massillon Ohio ‘Towpath’ Lounge with 43 attending. The following members were appointed for the year 1970:  Chairman, Mr. Earl Reichman W8NBK of Dennison, Ohio; Vice Chairman, Mr Del Laho W8SJC of Akron Ohio;  Sec.-Treas., Miss Carmella Cicerello W8NAL of Massillon, Ohio;   Trustees, Mr Robert Roy of Canton, Ohio  and Mr. Otto McVey W8RZ of East Liverpool, Ohio; Historian, Mr. Henry McLaughlin W8OYV of Canton, Ohio.  Mr George Turkal W8YHU became the 77th member of Chapter 21.

Nov. 10, 1979:  Ruslees Lounge and Restaurant was the site of this Chapter meeting with only 47 in attendance including 5 visitors.  New members and wives Keith and Mary Ruth Chambers and Andy and Dorothy Hogue were introduced.  Quoting from the minutes:  ‘An old form of holding elections was used (called railroading).  Jesse Wilson W8LDQ dropped the prefix Vice and was elected President without opposition.  While Charlie Scott K8BYC was pre-occupied collecting money, came up with the Vice President position, Henry McLaughlin W8OYV, ran a real tight race with excuses and again is Secretary-Treasurer.  In fact the election was so hot that the electing of two trustees was somehow omitted.  So without protest Earl Richman W8NBK and Dave Polen will remain in that position’

Nov. 18, 1989:  Our evening meeting was held at Atwood Lake Lodge.  The price was $11.50 a plate.  The first line of the minutes from this meeting was ‘FOND MEMORIES, DAYS OF YORE, SUNDAY RIDING, NEVER A BORE, BURMA SHAVE. Mrs. Sally Donze reminisced about things past that all could remember, much to the enjoyment of her audience of 51.  Keith WQ8H traveled 240 miles to enjoy this dinner.  Chapter 21’ hosting of the QCWA convention was the other major topic of the evening.  Vice president John Edel K8LBZ asked who could go to the Kansas City convention to watch how it went.

Nov. 20, 1999:  We met at the North Canton Church of Christ for lunch.  (I can’t believe this was ten years ago!)  There were 34 in attendance (19 members and 15 guests).  President Phil Gizzi W8IIV presided over the meeting.   Dave Polen W8FRB was reelected Director for two more years.  Mae Rauvola W8EKL received her 50-year service award and Jack Fisher W8MZV received his 60-year award.  Our speaker was Darin Lautenschleger of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, who presented an interesting history of the District that includes Akron to Marietta and Mansfield to Cadiz..  The District was created in 1933.
 

QCWA  2009 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY


List of active members as of June 30, 2009 , has been posted on the QWA web page.  Other info , such as Charter Members, QCWA Silent Key scholarship recipients. http://www.qcwa.org
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    QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                      NOVEMBER 2008

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP

AB8CC Carl Cunert

K8AGB Dennis Moriarty

K8LBZ John Edel

K8NIB Denny Frey

KA8FTS Roger Trompower

KD8XD Julius Erdos

KE8HA David Raines

N8AIM Judy McCune

W1FEZ Joseph Vignos

W8AU Perry Ballinger

W8DIR Andrew Hogue

W8DKI John Linton Jr.

W8EAR Nelson Caley

W8EKL Mae Rauvola

W8GBH Norman Russell

W8IIV Phillip Gizzi

W8JT Scott Mathews

W8MV Melvin Vye

W8TJF Les Myers

W8VAN Keith Chambers

WA8ADA Gary Osborn

WA8DRT Edwin Clinger

WA8MKH Michael Sciarini

WA8NZE Stanley Smith

WD8BGW Joseph Herrick

WD8IPE Herb Bushong



ELECTION SPECIAL

MID TERM ELECTION TIME IS HERE

Offices to be voted on, for two year terms, are only for one Director to replace Dennis Moriarty whose term expires this year.

It was decided not to have a nomination committee try and get some new officers, but to get all nominations from the floor.

It is REALLY time for some other members to step up to the plate. Keep in mind that many others who are not in office now, have been in office many times.

In the opposite column you will find a current list of paid up (2008-2009) members. Recent members who are behind in their dues will be personally contacted to determine if they are still interested.

 In addition Amateurs who were licensed in 1985 will be eligible for membership on January 1, 2010

             

HAPPY BIRTHDAY



            OCTOBER
                 

               W8TJF Les Myers 4th  
                                           K8NIB Denny Frey 12th                                           W8IIV Phil Gizzi 30th 

                NOVEMBER     

                   N8AIM Judy McCune 8th
                    W1FEZ Joe Vignos 18th  
                         W8EAR Nelson Caley 19th    

                                        DECEMBER                        

                                        NADA                       

                                                    


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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER  

               CANTON, OHIO                                                                                                                   AUGUST 2009
                        


OFFICERS

PRESIDENT                                      Edward Clinger 
WA8DRT                                           330-484-1102           

VICE PRESIDENT                              Mel Vye              W8MV                                                 330-697-5425

SEC.-TREAS.                                    Judith McCune N8AIM                                                 330-499-2520

DIRECTORS

Dennis Moriarty                                 K8AGB

330-452-3872

Phil Gizzi                                                      W8IIV                                      330-494-7188

      NEWSLETTER AND WEB PAGE EDITOR
Joe Vignos                                                    W1FEZ

330-497-7742

REMINDERS

LUNCH at TIM'S TAVERN on Parkway St., Canton. First Wednesday at 12:00 P.M.

BREAKFAST Saturdays 9:00 AM, Perkins Family Restaurant on Everhard Rd, Canton.



MEETING NOTICE

DATE: SATURDAY, August 15,2009

TIME:12:00 Noon.

PLACE: QTH of W8MV,
71 Whitefriars Dr, Akron OH
330-697-5425             

MENU: Catered Lunch,sanwiches, snacks etc.

COST:Caterering cost divided by number attending

RESERVATIONS:     Mail, phone or email President Ed Clinger by August 12th.

DIRECTIONS: Get offI-77 at exit 120, Arlington Rd.  At end o exit turn left onad go under the freeway onto Aroington Rd.  Then turn right at third traffic light ont Moore Rd.  Take Moore Rd. until it ends at South Maine St.  Turn right onto S. Main St., cross a bridge and the turn left onto Whitefriars Dr.  Address is 71 Whitefriars.

PROGRAM:  Chow down!  Then explore the lake by boat (weather permitting) followed by a short business meeting . Secretary Judy McCune reports that QCWA Operating Certificates for two members have been received and will be presented at meeting.  Ragchew to follow!

MEMBERSHIP

25 Active Members

Members who have not paid their dues. have been placed on the inactive list.
Chapter 21 members belong to all three Stark County Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs. Good recruiting territory.

Amateur Radio Operators licensed in 1984 are eigible for membership in QCWA.
Contact Secretary Judy McCune for an application form.
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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                        AUGUST  2009

MINUTES : CHAPTER 21
MAY MEETING

   QCWA Chapter 21 met on May 30th, 2009 at the Golden Corral Restaurant in the Belden Village area of Canton, Ohio.  We had 8 members and 7 guests in attendance, who enjoyed lunch and an entertaining program presented by Julius Erdos KD8XD.  Then several members who were not at the February Meeting (W8MV, W8EAR and W1FEZ) gave short rundowns on how they became interested in ham radio and obtained their license.
   A short business meeting was held after the program by   President, Ed Clinger.   Judy  N8AIM gave the treasurer’s report.   Chapter 21 Director Phil Gizzi W8IIV has been hospitalized the past week and is moving to a rehab facility for further treatment.  (He has since returned home.  He’s been coming to the Saturday morning breakfasts.)
   Plans for the 3rd Quarter meeting were discussed. The August meeting will be held at the home of Mel W8MV & XYL Martha Vye on the Portage Lakes.  Suggested recreation included a pontoon boat ride, Jet Ski rides, and motorcycle rides.
   Ann Ballinger won the 50 –50 drawing for $9.00 and donated it back to the club, so we are $18.00 richer than we were without the drawing.
   Members were reminded of the Lunch at Tim's on the first Wednesday of each month.

Respectfully Submitted,
Judy McCune N8AIM

Reruiting

From the QCWA Chapter 1 Report
Maintaining strong QWA Chapters requires that recruiting efforts must be a regular activity. Our future depends on it.  While Chapter 1 added to its roster during the 2009 recruiting drive, members are encouraged to extend warm invitations to others who have yet to join QCWA.

"From the Archives”
by Judy McCune N8AIM


   Aug 30, 1969:  The 28th  dinner meeting of Chapter 21 QCWA was held at Bonvechio’s, south of New Philadelphia, Ohio with a total of 51 in attendance (22 hams, 27 XYLs and friends).   Ron Stitfold VK6RS and his wife Silvia of Perth, Western Australia, were visiting Earl Reichman W8NBK and gave the program, giving a thumbnail description of his native land, and assured everyone that our problems of the day are mutual.
    Aug 18, 1979:  Our meeting was held at Ruslees Lounge, North Canton, with 39 in attendance.  George Turkal W8YHU and Ann Shenk gave a brief, but interesting account of their recent travel behind the Iron Curtain.
  Aug. 19, 1989:  Our meeting was held at Pete Pappa’s Restaurant in Canton with 61 present.  Mel Vye W8MV gave a fascinating travelogue through China. He and Martha had an interesting trip finding some exotic, out of the way places to report on.
    Aug. 21, 1999:  The regular chapter meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21 was held  at Das Dutch Kitchen, Dalton, Ohio.  There were 19 members and 17 guests in attendance. President Phil Gizzi W8IIV presided.  John Edel, K8LBZ, National director, talked about QCWA activities.  Vice President Nelson Caley W8EAR introduced the speaker, Tom Pieper, who discussed the history of Fort Laurens near Bolivar.  Its history begins during the revolutionary war.

Signs of the times

Have you read the Archives closely and have you noticed?

1969.....51 in attendance
1979....39 in attendance
1989....61 in attendance
1999....36 in attendance


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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                          AUGUST  2009

QCWA Fall QSO Party – 2009

All licenced Radio Amateurs worldwide are invited
to participate in the QCWA QSO Parties.
Time/Dates: The Spring QSO party commences on April 4, 2009, and the Fall Party on September 19. They start at 1800 Z and run for a period of 24 Hours. CW, Phone, and digital modes may be used. The virtual internet program QsoNet(cq100) can be used during the Fall Party. A separate log is required. Contacts made on QsoNet will only be scored with contacts made via QsoNet on 28.000-28.999  MHz.


The following 11 Bands may be used:
160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 144, 220, UHF 440 and above.

No contacts are permitted on the 10, 18 and 24 Mhz. bands, nor are Crossband or Repeater Contacts allowed
For more details log on to the QCWA Homepage.

(Info source:  QCWA Homepage)


QSL: Note from W8LVL, Evans Daggett,

Good evening Joe. Thanks for the news of the old timer. I had not thought about George Roberts for a long time. We are still chugging along, about the same as the last time I checked in.

I look at your QCWA site every once in a while, to check up on the Canton old hams. The W8AL site doesn't do much for me.

My back needed another surgery last Jan. and I have recovered OK. My old 1994 Ford truck had too many salty winters in OH, and the frame was rusting out so bad I was afraid it was going to bust in the middle, so I updated to a 2003 model. Now I have a retired left leg because of the automatic transmission.

Stay healthy and say Hi to the gang,

73, Dag.

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  QCWA 2009 CONVENTION
OCTOBER 24 - 31, 2009

Enjoy a fall vacation at sea aboard the Holland America's  brand new ship the Eurodam, while taking in the QCWA 2009 Convention. See Details at:
       http://www.qcwa.org/2000-convention.pdf

THOUGHTS FROM THE WEB PAGE AND
NEWSLETTER EDITOR
Three things bugging me!

1) There is almost ZERO input to use on either web page or newsletter.
2)  We have been unable to get enough interest to restart the Chapter 21, 2 Mtr. Net. Told we can't agree on time or date.     Are we all that disinterested?
3) Seems like some of us would like to sell some of our unused, aging equipment.  Perhaps we could list it on the web page.
Your comments are welcome. We can disuss it further at hte August meeting.

UPDATE ON AMATEUR RADIO
CLUB  WEB PAGES 

Canton Amateur Radio
http//:www.w8al.org

Massillon Amateur Radio Clib
http://www.marc.radio.org

Cleveland QCWA Chapter 1
http://qcwa-cleveland-1.org

Alliance Amateur Radio Club
http://www.w8lky.org

Tusko Amateur Radio Club
http:www.tuscoarc.org

QCWA National Home page
http://www.qcwa.org

ARRL OHIO
http://www.arrlohio.org
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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                        MAY 2009

IN THIS ISSUE
  AUGUST 15th MEETING NOTICE

QTH W8MV
71 Whitefriars Dr., Akron, OH
330-697-5425

MINUTES- MAY MEETING

ARCHIVES

QCWA NEWS

UPDATE ON RADIO CLUB WEB PAGES


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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER  

CANTON, OHIO                                                                                                                                  MAY 2009



OFFICERS

PRESIDENT                                      Edward Clinger 
WA8DRT                                           330-484-1102           
VICE PRESIDENT                              Mel Vye             
W8MV                                                 330-644-4407

SEC.-TREAS.                                    Judith McCune N8AIM                                                 330-499-2520

DIRECTORS

Dennis Moriarty                                 K8AGB

330-452-3872

Phil Gizzi                                                      W8IIV                                      330-494-7188

      NEWSLETTER AND WEB PAGE EDITOR
Joe Vignos                                                    W1FEZ

330-497-7742

REMINDERS

LUNCH AT TIM'S TAVERN on Parkway St. Canton. First Wednesday at 12:00 P.M.

BREAKFAST Saturdays 9:00 AM Perkins Family Restaurant on Everhard Rd, Canton.


MEETING NOTICE

DATE: SATURDAY, May 30,2009

TIME: 12:00 NOON.

PLACE: GOLDEN CORRAL RESTAURANT
4910 Dressler Rd. N.W. Canton, OH
330-493-6120

MENU: What you see is what you eat!

COST: Pay at Desk. Cost is approximately $8.00

RESERVATIONS:     Mail, phone or email Sec.-Treas. Judy McCune by
May 27,2009

DIRECTIONS: From   North. Take I-77 Belden Village Exit 109. turn right on Everhard Rd.  Go to first traffic light at Dressler Rd. Turn left on Dressler and go south past one traffic light. Golden Corral is on left.
From South.  Take I-77 Belden Village Exit 109A on to Belden Village St.Go to 2nd traffic light at Dressler Rd. Turn left on Dresslerand go south. Golden Corral is on left.

PROGRAM  Julius Erdos KD8XD will show some slides about  "Becoming a Ham Radio Operator" which was originally  scheduled for  the Februalry meeting.

Projector problems prevailed but with some help from Nelson W8EAR the projector is now working fine and Julius is ready to go!  President Ed Clinger WA8DRT suggested that if time permits we have another round of  members telling how they got started and licensed in Amateur Radio,
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MEMBERSHIP

25 Active Members

Members who have not paid their dues. have been placed on the inactive list.
Chapter 21 members belong to all three Stark County Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs. Good recruiting territory.

Amateur Radio Operators licensed in 1984 are eigible for mebership in QCWA.
Contact Secretary Judy McCune for an appliction form.


QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                             MAY  2009

MINUTES : CHAPTER 21
MAY MEETING

   QCWA Chapter 21 met on May 30th, 2009 at the Golden Corral Restaurant in the Belden Village area of Canton, Ohio.  We had 8 members and 7 guests in attendance, who enjoyed lunch and an entertaining program presented by Julius Erdos KD8XD.  Then several members who were not at the February Meeting (W8MV, W8EAR and W1FEZ) gave short rundowns on how they became interested in ham radio and obtained their license.
   A short business meeting was held after the program by   President, Ed Clinger.   Judy  N8AIM gave the treasurer’s report.   Chapter 21 Director Phil Gizzi W8IIV has been hospitalized the past week and is moving to a rehab facility for further treatment.  (He has since returned home.  He’s been coming to the Saturday morning breakfasts.)
   Plans for the 3rd Quarter meeting were discussed. The August meeting will be held at the home of Mel W8MV & XYL Martha Vye on the Portage Lakes.  Suggested recreation included a pontoon boat ride, Jet Ski rides, and motorcycle rides.
   Ann Ballinger won the 50 –50 drawing for $9.00 and donated it back to the club, so we are $18.00 richer than we were without the drawing.
   Members were reminded of the Lunch at Tim's on the first Wednesday of each month.

Respectfully Submitted,
Judy McCune N8AIM

Reruiting

From the QCWA Chapter 1 Report
Maintaining strong QWA Chapters requires that recruiting efforts must be a regular activity. Our future depends on it.  While Chapter 1 added to its roster during the 2009 recruiting drive, members are encouraged to extend warm invitations to others who have yet to join QCWA.

"From the Archives”
by Judy McCune N8AIM


   Aug 30, 1969:  The 28th  dinner meeting of Chapter 21 QCWA was held at Bonvechio’s, south of New Philadelphia, Ohio with a total of 51 in attendance (22 hams, 27 XYLs and friends).   Ron Stitfold VK6RS and his wife Silvia of Perth, Western Australia, were visiting Earl Reichman W8NBK and gave the program, giving a thumbnail description of his native land, and assured everyone that our problems of the day are mutual.
    Aug 18, 1979:  Our meeting was held at Ruslees Lounge, North Canton, with 39 in attendance.  George Turkal W8YHU and Ann Shenk gave a brief, but interesting account of their recent travel behind the Iron Curtain.
  Aug. 19, 1989:  Our meeting was held at Pete Pappa’s Restaurant in Canton with 61 present.  Mel Vye W8MV gave a fascinating travelogue through China. He and Martha had an interesting trip finding some exotic, out of the way places to report on.
    Aug. 21, 1999:  The regular chapter meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21 was held  at Das Dutch Kitchen, Dalton, Ohio.  There were 19 members and 17 guests in attendance. President Phil Gizzi W8IIV presided.  John Edel, K8LBZ, National director, talked about QCWA activities.  Vice President Nelson Caley W8EAR introduced the speaker, Tom Pieper, who discussed the history of Fort Laurens near Bolivar.  Its history begins during the revolutionary war.

Signs of the times

Have you read the Archives closely and have you noticed?

1969.....51 in attendance
1979....39 in attendance
1989....61 in attendance
1999....36 in attendance


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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                        MAY 2009

IN THIS ISSUE
MAY 30TH MEETING NOTICE

GOLDEN CORRAL RESTAURANT
4910 Dressler Rd. N.W. Canton, OH

330-493-6120

MINUTES-NOVEMBER MEETING
ARCHIVES

The Old Married Kit Radio Family
 


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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER

      CANTON, OHIO                                                                                                                   FEBRUARY 2009                                  





OFFICERS

PRESIDENT                                       Edward Clinger 
WA8DRT                                            330-484-1102           
VICE PRESIDENT                              Mel Vye              
W8MV                                                 330-644-4407

SEC.-TREAS.                                    Judith McCune N8AIM                                                 330-499-2520

DIRECTORS

Dennis Moriarty                                 K8AGB

330-452-3872

Phil Gizzi                                                      W8IIV                                      330-494-7188

      NEWSLETTER AND WEB PAGE EDITOR
Joe Vignos                                                    W1FEZ

330-497-7742

_________________________________________

REMINDERS

LUNCH AT TIM'S TAVERN on Parkway St. Canton. First Wednesday at 12:00 P.M.

BREAKFAST Saturdays9:00 AM At Perkins Family Restaurant on Everhard Rd, Canton.

MEETING NOTICE


DATE: February 21, 2009

PLACE: HOMETOWN BUFFET,
4758 Everhard Rd. N.W.
330-966-8995

TIME: 12 NOON

MENU: What you see is what you eat!

COST: Pay at desk. Cost is approximately $8.00

RESERVATIONS: Mail, phone or email Sec.-Treas. Judy McCune
by February 18. 2008

DIRECTIONS: From North. Take I-77 Belden Village Exit. Turn right on Everhard Rd. Go west past two traffic lights to Plaza on left with TJ Maxx. Restaurant is in last building.
 From South. Take I-77 Belden Village exit onto Belden Village Street. Go to 3rd traffic light at Everhard Rd.  Turn left on Everhard and go to Plaza on Left with TJ Maxx. (If you know the BV area, you can turn left at Dressler Rd. and Plaza is on right as you go south.)

PROGRAM: This is the Annual “Do it Yourself” meeting when many of our members are off to warmer climates. The program will be in two parts. KD8XD, Julius Erdos wiill show some slides about “Becoming a Ham Radio Operator” and each member present will be asked to tell us how he/she got started and licensed in Amateur Radio. Such things aswhere one first heard of it, who was their mentor (aka Elmer), when were they first licensed (how many times did they take the exam!), the various rigs, antennas bands operated, dx, awards ete etc. What bands are you operating now or are planning on operating.


Got the picture by now? So PLEASE come prepared.!

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER  
CANTON, OHIO                                                                                    
FEBRUARY 2009


MINUTES : CHAPTER 21

MEETING, November 17, 2008

Our annual meeting was held at Giorgio’s Restaurant in Bolivar, Ohio.  Nine members and ten guests, including two potential members, Carl K7CE and Bill WB8UAE were present.  Chapter president Nelson Caley W8EAR presided.  We had a round of introductions and then enjoyed our meal where we ordered from the menu.

 After everyone had finished their main course, Nelson asked Ed Clinger WA8DRT to introduce our speaker.  He introduced our member, Dennis Moriarty, K8AGB, who began by playing a DVD of Laurel and Hardy trying to put up a radio antenna.  We had lots of laughs.  After the short movie, Dennis discussed the amateur special event station that is on the air during the Laurel and Hardy convention in Harlem, GA each year.  He then gave a brief history of Oliver Hardy who was born in Harlem, Ga, talked about the festival, and ended his talk by talking about some of his experiences as a Laurel impersonator. 

After the program, we had our business meeting.

Judy McCune N8AIM gave the Treasurer’s report.  Before the meeting, sixteen of our members had paid their dues through at least 2009.  Five more paid just before the meeting.  Dues are still coming in.
 
Elections were held for vice president, secretary-treasurer, and one director.  Nominations and volunteers were taken from the floor.  Mel Vye, W8MV, was nominated for vice president, Judy McCune, N8AIM, for secretary-treasurer, and Phil Gizzi, W8IIV, for director.  All were voted in by acclamation.

Our next quarterly meeting will be held at noon on Saturday, February 21, 2009.

Respectfully submitted,

Judy McCune N8AIM

From the Archives”
by Judy McCune N8AIM

February 22, 1969:  Our meeting was held in the Tow Path Lounge of the Massillon Motor Innwith a total of 54 in attendance.  This meeting was turned into a party for Robert W8HR and Vici Roy who were celebrating their 52nd wedding anniversary.  Fifty-two people stood up and applauded when they presented the Anniversary Cake.

February 17, 1979:  Our meeting was held at Ruslees Lounge and Restaurant in North Canton with 31 in attendance.  It was a cold night (4° above 0).  The roads were dry and the snow was piled high in the parking lot.  Thanks to W8LDQ, K8BAC, W8EAR and K8JZN an interesting OhioBell film was shown.   

February 18, 1989:  Crossroads Restaruant at the intersection of Rte 800 and Rte 183 three miles south of East Sparta.  Social hour was at 6:00 and dinner at 6:30 PM with a crowd of 65!  New president Marvin Danison K8ANA   This year, Chapter 21 was in charge of counting the ballots from the National Election for QCWA, and it was announced that everything was in place for the receiving, and counting of the ballots.  Mel Vye W8MV and wife Martha presented a DX tour to Napal that was enjoyed by all.

February 20, 1999:  Our meeting was held at Home Town Buffet at noon.  Fourteen members and thirteen guests were present.  President Phil Gizzi W8IIV presided.  As the  program, a round table discussion was held to talk about preferences for places to hold meetings and programs.  Several local restaurants were mentioned, and the members wanted a mix of technical and non-technical programs.

REMINDER

Dues were due at last meeting. If you forgot, please bring them to the February meeting or mail them to Judy McCune N8AIM.

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 QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                       FEBRUARY 2009                            

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

JANUARY

KA8FTS               Rodger Trompower      13th

WA8NZE             Stanley Smith                 17th

KE8HA                 David Raines                22nd

FEBRUARY

K8LBZ                 John Edel                       19th

WD8BGW          Joseph Herrick                 28th

MARCH

W8VAN                 Keith Chambers               9th


                                   SUNSHINE  REPORT

Denny Frey, K8NIB,recovering from a back problem. He believes he injured it accidentally while working in his radio shack. He is doing therapy and would like visitors. He is at the Regency Retirement Center 4512 22nd St NW Rm 115, Canton, OH 44708.  Phone 330-479 9203


Let any Chapter 21 Officers, Directors or Newsletter Editor know of any serious illness of members.  Ed Note:  We are either awfully healthy or have had our ailments for so long
  that we don't want to talk about them!


REMINDER


Snowbirds. Have you give the Sec-Treas your winter QTH and email address



FIRST CALL

QCWA 2009 CONVENTION

Hosted by

Wisconsin Chapter 162

October 24-30, 2009

Aboard the Holland America MS Eurodam

sailing out of Fort Lauderdale, FL

For information Contact

Larry McCalvy, WA9JMO

Telephone: 262-639-7327

or

email wa9jm0@wi.net

            Sounds Great!                                                                 Plan Ahead!

______________________________

NEW MEMBERS 2008

AB8CC    Carl Cunert    Susan

KD8XD    Julius Erdos    Helen

WA8MKH    Michael Sciarini    Carol

W8TJF    Les Myers    Karen

WELCOME ABOARD!

A complete Membership List will be distributed to all members at the May meeting and mailed to those not attending the meeting.

MEMBERSHIP
23 Active Members

Members who have not paid their dues have been or will be placed on the inactive list.  Sec-Treas will contact them. Chapter 21 members belong to all three Stark County Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs. Those licensed in 1984 are now eligible.

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER  

     CANTON, OHIO                                                                                                              NOVEMBER    2008



OFFICERS

PRESIDENT Nelson Caley

W8EAR 330-484-2142

VICE PRES. Edward Clinger

WA8DRT 330-484-1102

SEC.-TREAS Judith McCune

N8AIM 330-499-2520

DIRECTORS

 Perry Ballinger W8AU

330-832-8612

NEWSLETTER & WEB  PAGE EDITOR
 
Joe Vignos W1FEZ

330-497-7742 

MEMBERSHIP
25 Active Members

Members who have not paid their dues. have been placed on the inactive list.

Chapter 21 members belong to all three Stark County Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs. Good recruiting territory.

REMINDERS

LUNCH AT TIM'S TAVERN on Parkway St. Canton. First Wednesday at 12:00 P.M.

BREAKFAST Saturdays 9:00 AM Perkins Family Restaurant on Everhard Rd, Canton.


MEETING NOTICE

DATE: SATURDAY, November 17, 2008

TIME: 12:00 NOON.

PLACE: Georgio's Restaurant, 10748 Wilkshire Blvd. NE, Bolivar, OH 44612. 330-874-3889

MENU: Order from menu.

COST: Price on Menu. Pay your own check. Meals run from $6 to $10 plus $2 if you add the Salad Bar. Salad Bar only is $7.00

RESERVATIONS: Mail, phone or email Sec.-Treas. Judy McCune or President Nelson Caley by November 13th.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-77 to Exit 93, (OH-212 toward Zoar/ Bolivar.) Turn LEFT onto OH-212 / N CARY DR. Continue to follow OH-212  0.4 miles. Turn RIGHT onto WILKSHIRE BLVD NE. 0.2 miles

PROGRAM:

ELECTION

+

A Program for this meeting will be presented by

Dennis Moriarty K8AGB

MEETING NOTE

This meeting, the last of the year, is considered the Annual Meeting of Chapter 21.This year the following offices' to be voted on are: Vice-President. Secretary Treasurer and that of one Director (to replace PerryBallinger whose two year term has expired.)

Nominations will also be accepted from the floor.

DUES are DUE

Dues are now due for the 2009 Club year. Pay them at the November Meeting or mail to:

 Judith McCune N8AIM

1283 Salway Ave. SW

North Canton, OH 44720

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             QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                   NOVEMBER 2008

From the Archives”

by Judy McCune N8AIM

November 18, 1967: The dinner meeting of Chapter 21 was held at the Brown Derby, Canton, OH with 47 attendees. Mrs Victoria Roy, wife of Mr. Robert Roy, W8HR presented the XYL’s of the incoming officers with a corsage of Roy’s very own orchids.

November 19, 1977: Our meeting was held at the Brown Derby, Sheraton Inn, Belden Village. The weather was ‘ideal’ for November. The program was a film shown by Roy Burckhart, W8CZA. The election was the usual ‘railroad system’ of getting new officers and recycling old ones.

November 21, 1987: Fifty-five were present for the dinner at Skyland Pines Restaurant. President Keith Chambers, W8SSA presided.

Flo Arnold presented an interesting program on photography and showed some of her prize-winning portraits and landscapes.

November 15, 1997: Our meeting was held at Home Town Buffet with 35 in attendance. It was a dark and stormy afternoon. The program was presented by Mel Vye, W8MV, who described his travel and DX-pedition to St. Pierre and Miquelon Islands, south of Newfoundland. His 160-meter antenna was a wire attached to a kite that was very ‘exciting’ during a thunderstorm.


SUNSHINE REPORT

Denny Frey, K8NIB is recovering from a back problem at Altercare of Nobles Pond. He believes he injured it accidentally while working in his radio shack. He is doing therapy and would like visitors. Altercare of Nobles Pond is on Fulton Drive just east of Buehler's.


CONGRATULATIONS
to our new QCWA President Bob Roske N0UFand his Officers and Directors. Also our best wishes to outgoing President John Johnson W3BE for a job well done.


SILENT KEYS 2008

Up until we went to Press with the August Newsletter, our Chapter had no Silent Keys this year. In addition to our two members who became SK's, we have also lost two of our XYL's who were regular attendees at our functions.

Myron R. Koyle  78, W8FNM, QCWA #20167, died on  March 3, 2008 at Aultman Hospital.  Myron was first licensed in 1962 and joined QCWA Chapter 21 on 01/06/1987.  Our condolences to his wife Adelaine and their family.

Myron Kiefaber 83, W8BML, QCWA#21627 of North Canton, died on August 11, 2008. Myron was first licensed in 1948 and joined Chapter 21 in 1975. Our condolences to his daughters and their families.

James E. Foltz 84, K8SWE, QCWA #19369 of Canton, died on Monday,September 29, 2008.  Jim was first licensed in 1960 and joined QCWA Chapter 21 in 1986. Our condolences to his wife Rosemarie and their three daughters and their families.

Adelaine Koyle,  XYL of SK Myron Koyle W8FNM, passed away on Monday, October 6, 2008.  Our condolences to her two sons, Myron and Douglas, her two daughters Debra and Barbara and their families.

Judy Moriarty,  XYL of Dennis Moriarty K8AGB,  passed away Friday Sept 12, 2008. Our condolences to Denny and his family.  Further information on a Memorial Service for Judy will be published on this web page.

Upcoming Hamfests

January 12: Southwest Ohio Digital &
Technical Symposium.

Middletown, OH
January 20:
12th Annual S.C.A.R.F.
Hamfest. Nelsonville, OH

January 20: Tusco Amateur Radio Club
Hamfest. Strasburg, OH

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                QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                      NOVEMBER 2008


CURRENT MEMBERSHIP

AB8CC Carl Cunert

K8AGB Dennis Moriarty

K8LBZ John Edel

K8NIB Denny Frey

KA8FTS Roger Trompower

KD8XD Julius Erdos

KE8HA David Raines

N8AIM Judy McCune

W1FEZ Joseph Vignos

W8AU Perry Ballinger

W8DIR Andrew Hogue

W8DKI John Linton Jr.

W8EAR Nelson Caley

W8EKL Mae Rauvola

W8IIV Phillip Gizzi

W8JT Scott Mathews

W8MV Melvin Vye

W8TJF Les Myers

W8VAN Keith Chambers

WA8ADA Gary Osborn

WA8DRT Edwin Clinger

WA8MKH Michael Sciarini

WD8BGW Joseph Herrick

WD8IPE Herb Bushong

ELECTION SPECIAL

Haven't had enough? Now it's our turn!

Offices to be voted on, for two year terms, are for Vice-President (who will become the President-Elect), Secretary-Treasurer and one Director to replace Perry Ballinger W8AU whose term expires.

After considerable discussion, it was felt that it is time to gt some “new blood” into the organization.

As you can see and if your memory hasn't failed you yet, all the office holders have voluntarilyre-cycled themselves to keep Chapter 21 going.

Judy McCune is the one exception. When her husband Kay became ill, she stepped in to take over his job as vice-president and the volunteered to take over Dave Glass job as Secretary- Treasurer when he became a SK.

As a result it was decided not to have a nomination committee try and get some new officers, but to get all nominations from the floor. The only office not up for vote is that of President, as the Vice-President is also the President Elect.

It is REALLY time for some other members to step up to the plate. Keep in mind that many others who are not in office now, have been in office many times.

(ED NOTE: I might add that I have been Newsletter Editor and Webmaster for our Web page, (9700+ hits) for longer than I can remember. It is very difficult to put some “news” into these endeavors with almost no input. For example, I have never had one response from the FEEDBACK LINK on the Web Page and even though we have had many Silent Keys in the past few years, I get no input for the Sunshine Report.

(I think you get the picture.)

In the opposite column you will find a current list of paid up members. Recent members who are behind in their dues will be personally contacted

to determine if they are still interested. In addition Amateurs who were licensed in 1984 will be eligible for membership on January 1, 2009.

Select your officers for 2009, then come and vote.

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    QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                          NOVEMBER 2008

IN THIS ISSUE

NOVEMBER 15TH ANNUAL MEETING

ELECTION SPECIAL--PAGE3

ARCHIVES OF NOVEMBER MEETINGS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

                                           OCTOBER                                    NOVEMBER                                   DECEMBER

                                W8TJF Les Myers 4th                     N8AIM Judy McCune 8th

                                K8NIB Denny Frey 12th                   W1FEZ Joe Vignos 18th                             NADA

                                W8IIV Phil Gizzi 30th                        W8EAR Nelson Caley 19th

              

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER  

     CANTON, OHIO                                                                                                                 AUGUST 2008                                         




OFFICERS

PRESIDENT Nelson Caley

W8EAR 330-484-2142

VICE PRES. Edward Clinger

WA8DRT 330-484-1102

SEC.-TREAS Judith McCune

N8AIM 330-499-2520

DIRECTORS

 Perry Ballinger W8AU

330-832-8612

NEWSLETTER & WEB  PAGE EDITOR
 
Joe Vignos W1FEZ

330-497-7742 



MEMBERSHIP

23 Active Members
Members who have not paid their dues. have been placed on the inactive list.

Chapter 21 members belong to all three Stark County Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs. This should be fertile hunting grounds for new members.

Anyone licensed in 1983 is eligible!
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DUES

REMINDER.  Dues for the 2009 club year will be due at next meetin.  Still only $5.00.  The best value in ham radio!

MEETING NOTICE

AUGUST MEETING CANCELLED


At the first Wednesday luncheon gathering at Tim's Tavern
the three Officer's of Chapter 21 voted to cancel the August 16th meeting
at Georgio's Restaurant. The others in attendance were unanimous in their support.

The reason being was that there are too many officers, directors and members on vacation or out of town on this date.

It was decided to have the next meeting at the regular date, which will be November 15, 2008. Most probable location will be at Georgio's Restaurant at noon.

This will be the official Annual Meeting and will include the election. The QCWA Chapter 21 Newsletter will be published early in order to list candidates for the open offices.

____________________________

QCWA Chapter 21 Thursday Night Net

Rescue effort to get the Net going again were also discussed at the meeting and K8AGB, Dennis Moriarty agree to contact the owner of the 145.119(-) repeater to see if it would still be available.  Stay tuned!

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QCWA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

Virginia Beach, Virginia
OCTOBER 3-5, 2008
Tidewater Chapter 119 is this years host

You wont have to go to  Alaska on a ship or to Canada with a Passport this  year. So take advantage of the fall season and plan to head to historic. Virginia.

Tours will include: VA Beach, Norfolk, Mariner's Museum/VA Air and Space Center and Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlements.

Some highlight programs are: QCWA Forum; Virtual Chapter 120 QCWA Wireless Women; Super Crystal Sets; Towers; QCWA Biography Project; Medicine and DX in Kenya; D-Star and Digital Radio; plus others

Detailed information is in the Spring 2008 QCWA Journal and also on the Web site: www.qcwa-ch119.org

Room Reservations  can be made directly at 1-800-446-8199. You must mention the QCWA International Convention 2008 for this reservation. A block of rooms with an Ocean View have been reserved at $90 before taxes.



QCWA CHAPTER 21  NEWSLETTER                                                       AUGUST   2008

MINUTES : CHAPTER 21
MEETING, May 31, 2008

 QCWA Chapter 21 met on May 31st, 2008 at Das Dutch Kitchen in Dalton, Ohio. 11 members and 8 guests were in attendance. President Nelson Caley opened the meeting with our usual round of introductions.

We enjoyed a delicious family style meal of roast beef, honey baked chicken and all the trimmings, ending with homemade pie. The meeting continued with The Treasurer reported that we received $10.00 in dues, and have paid no bills since the last meeting in February..

Adelaine Koyle has been in the hospital with a blood clot. May Rauvola, W8EKL, is having lots of pain with back problems.

Judy Moriarty won the free meal.

Reminder: Field Day will be the last weekend in June. Support your club!

Ken Simpson, K8EK, is running for Director of QCWA. He’s been active in his Florida chapter since moving from Stark County years ago. Don’t forget to vote!

Our next dinner meeting will be August 16th.

Don’t forget our informal get together at Tim’s Tavern the first Wednesday of each month!

Vice President Ed Clinger WA8DRT introduced our speaker, Mel Vye, W8MV, who gave us a very interesting presentation on he and Martha's recent trip to Australia

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2008

EMBERSHIP IS DOWN TO 23!  Come to the the November meeting with suggestions!

EXAMPLE:
Prize for member who gets
the most new members


From the Archives”
by Judy McCune N8AIM

Aug 17, 1968:  The 24rd  dinner meeting of Chapter 21 QCWA was held at the Reeves Motor Inn, New Philadelphia, Ohio with a total of 23 in attendance (13 hams and 10 XYLs) (Large sick list).   The treasury contributed $2.30 to the cost of the dinner ‘to keep the cost at an even $4.00 per person.’ 

Aug 19, 1978:  Our meeting was held at Breteans Hillsdale.
No Minutes located.   

 Aug. 20, 1988:  Our meeting was held at Chalet In The Valley in beautiful Holmes County with 59 present.  Those arriving early spent time browsing through the Guggisburg Cheese Factory Store.  There was lots of imported cheeses and Cuckoo clocks.  Shirley Rex, K8MZT, Chair of the nominating committee presented the new slate of nominees:  President Marv Dennison, K8ANA; Vice President John Edel, K8LBZ; Secretary-Treasurer Art Schermerhorn, W8FEC; Director Denny Frey, K8NIB and Denny Moriarty.  The program was presented by Keith Chambers Jr. (12 years old) son of Keith, W8SSA, who played the piano playing classical and pop tunes, playing a game of ‘Name That Tune. Good time was had by all.

 Aug. 15, 1998:  We met at noon at Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen, Mt Hope OH, where we ordered from the menu.  There were 28 in attendance (16 members and 12 guests).  President Ed Clinger WA8DRT presided over the meeting.    Ed Gammeter, W8CSU, told of his visit to the COOCOM meeting, and John Edel, K8LBZ, our own National director talked about possible restructuring of the amateur licenses.  Mel Vye, W8MV, presented the program, describing his, and Martha’s trip to France.  He was able to operate for two days Monaco where he made 700 QSOs.  Later he returned to St. Pierre and Miquelon Islands,  and contacted 3000 stations in four days.


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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                               AUGUST 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

                                                              JULY                                           AUGUST                                   SEPTEMBER                           

K8SWE James Foltz 29th                W8MO Kelly Heinbuch 19th        K8SWE James Foltz 29th

                                           K8AGB Dennis Moriarty 16th           WA8DRT Ed Clinger 28th
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SK

Myron R. Koyle  78, W8FNM, QCWA #20167, passed away yesterday afternoon March 3,2008 at Aultman Hospital.  Myron was first licensed in 1962 and joined QCWA Chapter 21 on 01/06/1987.  Our condolences to his wife Adelaine and his family.

Myron R. Koyle


Myron R. Koyle. Funeral Services will be conducted. at 11 a.m Friday at St. Stephen Martyr Lutheran Church with The Rev. Dr. Bruce R. Roth officiating. Visitation will be Thursday (tonight) from 6-8 pm at Reed Funeral Home CANTON CHAPEL and one hour prior to funeral services on Fri. from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Interment, with full military honors, will be at Sunset Hille Memory Gardens. Masonic services will be Thursday at 5:45 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Stephen Martyr Lutheran Church, 4600 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718 or the Ohio Chapter of Myasthenia Gravis, 126 Gnau Ave SW, Massillon, OH 44646. Those wishing can view this obituary and sign the on-line guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome.com.
(Reed, 330-477-6721)

Published in The Repository or The Independent on 3/6/2008.    

See Canton Repository for complete Obituary.
______________________________________________________________________________

SK


          Leland E. Covert 79, KA8FTM
QCWA # 32367 of Canton;  Township.  Lee was first licensed in 1979 and joined Chapter 21 in 2004.     Our condolences to his wife Janice and their family.
  Funeral Service was  Wednesday at Kreighbaum-Sanders in Canton Township.

OBITUARY
(From Canton Repository)

Leland E. Covert, age 79, of Canton, passed away Sunday November 4, 2007 in Aultman Hospital following and extended illness. He was born May 17, 1928 in Bakersfield, CA, to the late Charles and Elva (Myers) Covert. Leland was a graduate of Woodsfield High School and a Canton area resident since 1950. He retired from the Diebold Company in 1990 after 34 years of service. He was a member of Canton South Church of the Nazarene and the Canton Amateur Radio Club (KA8FTM). In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by four brothers, Ivan, Orland, Arch and Arthur Covert. Leland is survived by his wife, Janice E. (Hershberger) to whom he was married 52 years; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ron Covert of Canton and his fiancée, Nichole Morris, Doug and Denise Covert of Canton, Jeff and Heather Covert of East Canton; 10 grandchildren, Anthony, Megan, Daniel, Emily, Shawn, Benjamen, David, Matt, Kyle and Collin; one sister, Thelma Shaw of Canton. Funeral services will be Wednesday November 7, 2007 at 1:00pm in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home, Canton, with Pastor Wesley Thompson and Pastor Wayne Cummings officiating. Interment in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call Tuesday 6-8pm in the funeral home and one hour before services on Wednesday (12-1pm). In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canton South Church of the Nazarene at 112 Mill St SW, Canton, OH 44706. Condolences or fond memories may be sent online at
www.sandersfuneralhomes.com
Kreighbaum-Sanders
330-484-2525




QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER  

     CANTON, OHIO                                                                                                                    MAY 2008                                         




OFFICERS

PRESIDENT                 Nelson Caley
W8EAR                         330-484-2142

VICE PRES.                 Edward Clinger
WA8DRT                     330-484-1102

SEC.-TREAS                 Judith McCune
N8AIM                            330-499-2520

DIRECTORS

 Perry Ballinger                             W8AU

330-832-8612
Dennis Moriarty                              K8AGB
330-452-3872
NEWSLETTER & WEB  PAGE EDITOR

Joe Vignos                                    W1FEZ

330-497-7742
___________________________

MEMBERSHIP
21 Active Members

Members who have not paid their dues. have been placed on the inactive list.
Chapter 21 members belong to all three Stark County Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs. This should be fertile hunting grounds for new members.

Anyone licensed in 1983 is eligible!

DUES:
Haven't paid yet? Bring to May Meeting or
Mail to:                Judith McCune
1283 Salway Ave. SW
North Canton, OH 44720        

MEETING NOTICE


  DATE: May 31, 2008

    PLACE: Das Dutch Kitchen
    14278 Lincoln Way E (Rte 30) Dalton, Ohio
     We have the Rose Room in the main buildin
g.

    TIME: Time 6:30 - 8:00 PM  Eat at 6:45 PM


    MENU:  Menu, Family Style:
    Garden Salad, Roast Beef, Honey Baked Chicken,
    Dressing, Homemade Pie and Beverage

    COST: The cost is $16.50 including tax and tip.
    We are responsible for no-shows!


    RESERVATIONS: Phone or e-mail Judith McCune

    DIRECTIONS: Go west on U.S. 30 from I-77.
    Das Dutch Kitchen on north side, just beyond Dalton.

    PROGRAM: Mel Vye W8MV will present “The Australian Outback” based     upon his recent trip.

QCWA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

Virginia Beach, Virginia
October 3-5 2008
Cavalier Oceanfront Hotel

For More Info

http://www.qcwa-ch119.org/index.htm

QCWA 2008 Hamvention Banquet
Hosted by Chapter 9 Southwest Ohio
Friday, May 16, 2008 at 7:30 PM

The Banquet will be held at Hamvention Headquarters in the Holiday Inn, Dayton Airport which is located at 10 Rockridge Rd in Englewood. Advanced reservation is required. The cost per person is $20.00 (tax & tip included). Banquet Questions? Tel (937) 746-5857


QCWA CHAPTER 21 
NEWSLETTER                                                          AUGUST  2008

MINUTES : CHAPTER 21

MEETING, February 16, 2008

On February 16th at noon Chapter 21 met for a nice buffet lunch at Hometown Buffet in Jackson Township.  11 members and 7 guests were in attendance. 

Vice President, Ed Clinger WA8DRT, opened the meeting with a welcome and round of introductions.  He especially welcomed our newest member, Julius Erdos WD8XD and our president, Nelson W8EAR and wife Polly who surprised us by traveling all the way from Florida just so he could attend our meeting. (Polly was found to have a tumor in her lung and has since had further checks and is seeing a surgeon about taking it out.  They could not fine any signs of cancer outside the tumor, and decided to take out the tumor rather than doing a biopsy on it.  They ended up doing a biopsy that showed that the tumor was NOT cancer so she didn’t have the operation after all!)

After we stuffed ourselves, Dennis Moriarty K8AGB showed us a tape of an old 'Hazel' sitcom where there is a lot of static on the TV, and it started about the same time as a boy up the street got his amateur radio working.  It turned out that it was a heating pad, not the radio that was causing all the trouble.  Dennis used the episode to talk about why the heating pad was the culprit, and also talk about other things that can cause interference on radios and TVs.

John Linton W8DKI sent his best wishes to the group.  Myron Koyle W8FNM was back in the hospital with an infection.

__________________________________

QCWA ELECTION BALLOTS have been mailed and must be received by tellers by July 15, 2008.

It should be noted that Ken Simpson W8EK is a candidate for Director. As most of you recall Ken was an active member of Chapter 21 while he lived in our area. More information on Ken who now is a resident of Ocala, FL can be found on the web at

From the Archives”

by Judy McCune N8AIM

Aug 17, 1968:  The 24rd  dinner meeting of Chapter 21 QCWA was held at the Reeves Motor Inn, New Philadelphia, Ohio with a total of 23 in attendance (13 hams and 10 XYLs) (Large sick list).   The treasury contributed $2.30 to the cost of the dinner ‘to keep the cost at an even $4.00 per person.’ 
 
Aug 19, 1978:  Our meeting was held at Breteans Hillsdale.    

 Aug. 20, 1988:  Our meeting was held at Chalet In The Valley in beautiful Holmes County with 59 present.  Those arriving early spent time browsing through the Guggisburg Cheese Factory Store.  There was lots of imported cheeses and Cuckoo clocks.  Shirley Rex, K8MZT, Chair of the nominating committee presented the new slate of nominees:  President Marv Dennison, K8ANA; Vice President John Edel, K8LBZ; Secretary-Treasurer Art Schermerhorn, W8FEC; Director Denny Frey, K8NIB and Denny Moriarty.  The program was presented by Keith Chambers Jr. (12 years old) son of Keith, W8SSA, who played the piano playing classical and pop tunes, playing a game of ‘Name That Tune. Good time was had by all.

 Aug. 15, 1998:  We met at noon at Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen, Mt Hope OH, where we ordered from the menu.  There were 28 in attendance (16 members and 12 guests).  President Ed Clinger WA8DRT presided over the meeting.    Ed Gammeter, W8CSU, told of his visit to the COOCOM meeting, and John Edel, K8LBZ, our own National director talked about possible restructuring of the amateur licenses.  Mel Vye, W8MV, presented the program, describing his, and Martha’s trip to France.  He was able to operate for two days Monaco where he made 700 QSOs.  Later he returned to St. Pierre and Miquelon Islands,  and contacted 3000 stations in four days.




QCWA CHAPTER 21  NEWSLETTER                                                       MAY         2008

COMPLETE MINUTES OF 25TH ANNIVERSARY MEETING OF QCWA CHAPTER 21


THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CANTON, OHIO CHAPTER 21 OF QCWA WAS HELD MAY 21, 1988 AT THE McKINLEY MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, HISTORY AND INDUSTRY. AN ATTENDANCE OF
112 BROKE ALL CHAPTER ATTENDANCE RECORDS. THE MEETING TIME
WAS SET AT 5: 00 PM IN ORDER TO ALLOW TIME FOR EVERYONE TO TOUR THE MUSEUM PRIOR TO DINNER AND FORMAL MEETING AT 6:30 PM. THE MUSEUM HAD DESIGNATED THE MONTH OF MAY AS WIRELESS RADIO MONTH AND SEVERAL OF OUR MEMBERS SPENT MANY HOURS PREPARING AN EXCELLENT DISPLAY OF ANTIQUE RADIO EQUIPMENT,
THEY ALSO MANNED THE DISPLAY DURING MORNING HOURS AND DEMONSTRATED AMATEUR RADIO TO HUNDREDS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN WHO TOURED THE MUSEUM. 1500 ARCHIE HAM RADIO ADVENTURE
COMIC BOOKS WERE DISTRIBUTED. THANKS TO W80YV, W8FRB, W8BYC, W8EAR, WlFEZ, W8MND & K8J2N FOR ALL THE HOURS SPENT SETTING UP THE DISPLAY, 'MANN ING THE DEMONSTRATION STATION AND REMOVING THE DISPLAY AND PLACING THE EQUIPMENT BACK IN STORAGE.

    AT 6:30 PM WE ALL GATHERED IN THE MAIN AUDITORIUM FOR OUR .MEAL AND MEETING. FOLLOWING THE INVOCATION BY REV. OTIS ESSEX, W8KYR, AN EXCELLENT MEAL OF CHICKEN WITH RICE OR SWISS STEAK WITH MASHED POTATO, MIXED VEGETABLES, ROLLS & BUTTER, BEVERAGE AND DESERT WAS CATERED BANQUET STYLE BY CHARLIE B ROWNS '.

FOLLOWING THE MEAL PRESIDENT KEITH, W8SSA OPENED THE MEETING BY INTRODUCING THE OFFICERS PRESENT,
V.P. K8ANA, SEC/TREA W8EAR, DIRECTORS W8FRB, W8UKQ & W80YV.
HE THEN INTRODUCED THE FOLLOWING GROUPS :

CHARTER MEMBERS W8EUK, W8NBK, W8NWR & W80YV.

50 YEAR CERTIFICATE HOLDERS W8EUK, W8FEC, W8NBK, W8NWR & W8QYV.

CENTURY CLUB CERTIFICATE HOLDERS W8AQ, W8CZA,W8EUK, W8NJG & W80YV.

PAST PRESIDENTS W8AQ, W8AU, K8BYC, W8CZA, W8EAR, W8EUK, W8FRB, W8LDQV W8NBK, W80YV, W8SJC & W8WNU.

NEW MEMBERS W8EK & K8YDR.

VISITORS FROM OTHER CHAPTERS CLEVELAND CHAPTER #1 W8LYD, W8MMC 8, W8WGQ. PITTSBURGH CHAPTER #6 W8CSU. AKRON CHAPTER #35 W8ZK. EX-G1 RADIO CLUB & DAYTON CHAPTER W8PR.ARRL ASSISTANT SECTIONMANAGER - GREAT GREAT LAKES/DIVISION DAVEKERSTEN,N8AUH.

PRESIDENT, CANTON AMATEUR RADIO CLUB N8DHT.

OUR MR. AMATEUR RADIO 'K8JZN

AND OTHER GUESTS AND XYL'S.


LETTERS FROM AKRON CHAPTER #35, SEC'Y LARRY SOLAC- GREAT
LAKES DIVISION, AND BARRY GOLDWATER K8UGA WERE READ.
BETH COLLINS,
OUR HOSTESS FROM THE McKINLEY MUSEUM FOR THE EVENING., WELCOMED US AND INVITED US TO RETURN TO VIEW SOME OF THE COMING ATTRACTIONS.

OUR SPEAKER FOR THE EVENING WAS THE REV OTIS ESSEX, W8KYR WHO RECENTLY RETIRED FROM THE NAVY. BEFORE ENTERING THE MINISTRY OTIS WAS A CANTON CAND ALONG WITH K8KXP AND W8FSM ISSUED THE OLD SMOKE EATERS' CERTIFICATE FOR WORKING THE THREE LOCAL FIREMAN ON AMATEUR RADIO. OTIS REMINISCED ABOUT HIS EARLY EXPERIENCES IN AMATEUR RADIO LOCALLY AND IN THE NAVY.

PRESIDENT KEITH PRESENTED EACH CHAPTER MEMBER PRESENT WITH A NEW GOLD BORDERED CERTIFICATE OF MEMBERSHIP. THE VIBROPLEX BUG RAFFLE WAS WON BY JOHN LEICHTAMER, W8BCB. PROCEEDS OF THE RAFFLE $24.00 TO THE CLUB TREASURY. THANKS TO W80YV FOR THE DONATION OF THE VIBRQPLEX. NEXT WAS THE DRAWING FOR THE LADIES DOOR PRIZES AND PLANTS USED FOR TABLE DECORATION. WINNERS TOO NUMEROUS TO LIST. MANY THANKS TO ARLINE BURCKHART, GRACE McLAUGHLIN AND HER DAUGHTER PAULINE RICHARDS, MICKEY PARKS, EILEEN POLEN AND PRESIDENT KEITH FOR THE MANY FINE DOOR PRIZES.

TO KEEP THE MEN HAPPY THERE WERE ALSO SOME DOOR PRIZES FOR THEM. THANKS TO ALL WHO DONATED ITEMS.

THANKS TO OUR PHOTOGRAPHER DAVE POLEN AND VIDEO PHOTOGRAPHER DAVE GLASS FOR RECORDING THE CELEBRATION OF OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CANTON OHIO CHAPTER #21 QCWA.


THANKS TO THE COMMITTEE AND THEIR WIVES FOR THE MANY HOURS OF PREPARATION GIVEN TO HELP MAKE OUR CELEBRATION AN EVENT TO REMEMBER. COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN DAVE POLEN AND HIS XYL EILEEN, NELSON CALEY AND HIS XYL POLLY, HENRY McLAUGHLlN HIS XYL GRACE AND DAUGHTER PAULINE, LEROY BURCKHART AND XYL ARLINE.


RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED


NELSON CALEY, W8EAR, SEC-TREAS.

_____________________________________________


MEMBERSHIP IS DOWN TO 21!

COME TO THE MEETING WITH SUGGESTIONS, IDEAS, ETC.
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QCWA CHAPTER 21  NEWSLETTER                                                       MAY         2007

IN THIS ISSUE

MEETING NOTICE

QCWA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTON NOTICE

DAYTON HAMFEST QCWA BANQUET INFO

MINUTES FROM CHAPTER 21's 25TH ANNIVERSARY MEETING, MAY 1988


APRIL

W8AU Perry Ballinger 5th         W8MV Mel Vye 10th         W8BML Myron Kiefaber 16th

MAY

W8DIR Andrew Hogue 8th                     W8EKL Mae Rauvola 19th

JUNE

W8DKI John Linton, Jr. 11th             KG8RN Jerry Wheeler, Sr. 19th

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________-

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MINUTES : CHAPTER 21 MEETING,
MEETING, February 16, 2008

On February 16th at noon Chapter 21 met for a nice buffet lunch at Hometown Buffet in Jackson Township.  11 members and 7 guests were in attendance. 

Vice President, Ed Clinger WA8DRT, opened the meeting with a welcome and round of introductions.  He especially welcomed our newest member, Julius Erdos WD8XD and our president, Nelson W8EAR and wife Polly who surprised us by traveling all the way from Florida just so he could attend our meeting. (Polly was found to have a tumor in her lung and has since had further checks and is seeing a surgeon about taking it out.  They could not fine any signs of cancer outside the tumor, and decided to take out the tumor rather than doing a biopsy on it.  They ended up doing a biopsy that showed that the tumor was NOT cancer so she didn’t have the operation after all!)

After we stuffed ourselves, Dennis Moriarty K8AGB showed us a tape of an old 'Hazel' sitcom where there is a lot of static on the TV, and it started about the same time as a boy up the street got his amateur radio working.  It turned out that it was a heating pad, not the radio that was causing all the trouble.  Dennis used the episode to talk about why the heating pad was the culprit, and also talk about other things that can cause interference on radios and TVs.

John Linton W8DKI sent his best wishes to the group.  Myron Koyle W8FNM was back in the hospital with an infection.

__________________________________

QCWA ELECTION BALLOTS have been mailed and must be received by tellers by July 15, 2008.

It should be noted that Ken Simpson W8EK is a candidate for Director. As most of you recall Ken was an active member of Chapter 21 while he lived in our area. More information on Ken who now is a resident of Ocala, FL can be found on the web at

http://www.qcwa.org/2008election/w8ek.htm

Ken will appreciate our support!



QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER

   CANTON, OHIO                                                                                                          NOVEMBER  2007

OFFICERS

PRESIDENT    Nelson Caley     W8EAR                            330-484-2142

VICE. PRES.   Edward Clinger  WA8DRT                         330-484-1102

SEC.-TREAS. Judith McCune   N8AIM                                 330-499-2520

DIRECTORS

Phil Gizzi                                  WA8NZE
                      330-494-7712

Perry Ballinger                          W8AU
                      330-832-8612

NEWS    LETTER AND WEB PAGE EDITOR

Joe Vignos                        W1FEZ

330-497-7742

REMINDERS

LUNCH AT TIM'S TAVERN on Parkway St. Canton. First Wednesday at 12:00 P.M.

BREAKFAST Saturdays 9:00 AM At Perkins Family Restaurant on Everhard Rd, Canton.

MEETING NOTICE

DATE: SATURDAY, November 17, 2007

TIME: 12:00 NOON.


PLACE: Georgio's Restaurant, 10748 Wilkshire Blvd. NE, Bolivar, OH 44612. 330-874-3889

MENU: Order from menu.

COST: Price on Menu. Pay your own chek. Meals run from $6 to $10 plus $2 if you add the Salad Bar. Salad Bar only is $7.00

RESERVATIONS: Mail, phone or email Sec.-Treas. Judy McCune or President Nelson Caley by November 10th.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-77 to Exit 93, (OH-212 toward Zoar/ Bolivar.) Turn LEFT onto OH-212 / N CARY DR. Continue to follow

OH-212. 0.4 miles: Turn RIGHT onto WILKSHIRE BLVD NE. 0.2 miles End at 10748 Wilkshire Blvd Bolivar, OH 44612-8973,

PROGRAM: Pegasus Farm will be the subject of talk by Melissa Howard. At Pegasus Farm, riders escape their braces, crutches and wheelchairs, replacing them with the gentle gait of well-trained horses.  Pegasus was founded in July 1985 to maximize the potential of persons with disabilities.  Today 36 horses and ponies carry 190 riders aged from 3 to 73 to new levels of mobility and self-esteem.

MEETING NOTE

This meeting, the last of the year, is considered the Annual Meeting of Chapter 21.This year the only office to be voted on is that of a Director for a two year term. Nominations will be acepte from the floor.

DUES are DUE

Dues are now due for the 2008 Club year. Pay them at the November Meeting or mail to:

Judith McCune

1283 Salway Ave. SW

North Canton, OH 44720


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QCWA CHAPTER 21  NEWSLETTER                                                       NOVEMBER 2007


MINUTES : CHAPTER 21 MEETING,
 August 18,2007

Nelson Caley W8EAR, president of Chapter 21, QCWA welcomed all to our meeting at the restaurant at Buhler’s at 6:00 PM.  We then began a round of introductions.  There were 10 members and 8 guests in attendance.  We welcomed new member Gary Osborn WA8ADA and his wife Carol. 

After dinner President Nelson Caley W8EAR then presided over a brief business meeting. Secretary/Treasurer  Judy McCune N8AIM gave the Treasury report and noted the minutes of the last meeting were published in the Newsletter and Web Page.

Correspondence:
Myron Koyle W8FNN is at The Arbors at Canton, 2714 13th Street NW.  He is continuing to improve slowly..

Perry Ballinger, W8AU is sailing with his World War II type boat, so he could not join us.

We were reminded of QCWA’s Sixtieth Anniversary this year.  In honor of this anniversary, both members and non-members can receive a QCWA 60-60 Award by making to way contact with at least 60 different QCWA members before June 30, 2008.

Dennis Moriarty W8AGB reported the the Canton Amateur Radio Club was going to provide communication coverage on Sept. 22, 2007 for the parade in downtown Canton which will commenerate President William McKinley's funeral procession.  In addition the CARC will operate a Special Event Station W8M and certificates will be issued for those working the station.  (
The Columbia County, GA amateur radio club used a picture of our own Dennis Moriarty, K8AGB, and his partner as Laural and Hardy in their festival advertisement. )

After the business meeting Vice President Ed Clinger WA8DRT introuced the speaker Marilyn Revoldt from theAultman Hospital's Prime Time Program.  Marilyn presented a most interesting talk on Preserving our Memory.  What  a captive audience she had! (continued  next column)


From the Archives”
by Judy McCune N8AIM

August 19, 1967:  The Twentieth dinner meeting of Chapter 21 was held at the Goodhouse in the rolling hills area of Ragersville.  Fifty-four people peopleatttended.

As usual, Mr. Leonhart (W8ERR) and guest arrived late.  Seems he couldn’t find a suitable landing area for his plane???  He flew back and returned by auto??  Lu, it’s those rolling hills again.”  Members and guests enjoyed visiting together. Prices announced for the Nov. meeting at Brown Derby were:  Top Sirloin $3.37, Super Boston Strip $3.95 or Chicken $2.95.  This included tax and tip! 

 August 20, 1977:  Our meeting was held at the Lake Shore Restaurant with 31 present.  The food was disappointing, and it was learned later that the restaurant closed a week after the meeting.  The program was a film shown by Leroy W8CZA.

 August 15, 1987:  Fifty-nine of us met at Luminko’s Restaurant in Navarre.  Guests were Stan WA8NZE and Doris WD8IKC Smith.  Vice President Dave Koch W8LNJ moved to Plano, TX.  A video about space flight by Owen Garriot W5LFL was our program.

 August 16, 1997:  Our meeting was held at St. Joseph Hall in Carrollton with 36 in attendance.  The luncheon was served by Sisters of Our Lady of Charity.  The program was presented by Marjory Juba of Ameritech TTY Ohio Relay Service.  This service is primarily for the deaf and hard of hearing people.

Minutes continued

Judy Moriarty won $13.00 in the 50-50 drawing.

50/50 prize was won by Doris Clinger.  The member's free meal was won by W1FEZ.

Next Meeting which is the Annual Meeting will be on November 17, 2007.. Election of a Diretor for a two year term will be held.


Respectfully submitted,

Judy McCune N8AIM

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                            NOVEMBER 2007


SK

Jack Bennett, 84, W8WEN  QCWA #32182, of Alliance, died at 12:56 p.m. Wednesday at Alliance Community Hospital. Jack was first licensed in June 1941. He joined QCWA Chapter 21 in August 2003. We send our condolences to his wife Martha and family

OBITUARY

(From the Alliance Review)

Jack William Bennett, 84, of Alliance, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 31, 2007, at his home.

He was born on February 26, 1923, in Youngstown, and lived in Alliance most of his life.

He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Youngstown and attended Youngstown University, majoring in electrical engineering.

Mr. Bennett was a veteran of U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Obtaining sergeant in the 355 Air Engineering Squadron, 87th Air Service Group, 58th Bombardment Wing, he was stationed on Tinian and flew missions over the hump in India. Jack was a radio operator and mechanic in the air offensive in Japan, China, India and Burma. Among his awards, he received the American Theater Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal, with three Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal.

He was a member of Union Avenue United Methodist church.

Jack worked for the Alliance Manufacturing Company (Genie) for 39 years in the research and development department, working on garage door openers and rotators, and was instrumental in the development of the Genie garage door opener.

He was an active member of the FISTS Club (The International Morse Code Preservation Society), the Alliance Amateur Radio Club and the NOAA Weather Radio (Sky Warn). From his teens he was a radio amateur and was known as W8WEN all over the world.


(Continued in next column)



Actively involved with the ham radio club, he gave demonstrations about Morse code and ham radio at local events and was also a participant in mock emergency drills.

Jack loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed helping others and contributed much to the community in volunteer work with children. He was active in the Hot Stove League Baseball (DAV-50), Cub Scout Troop 170 and Boy Scout Troop 50. He taught at Moonbase and Seabase for Science Club and at the Science Fairs.

Jack is survived by his wife of 56 years, Martha (Seifarth) Bennett; three sons, Jeffrey S. Bennett of Alliance, Gregory A. (Denise) Bennett of Massillon and Bradley K. (Laura) Bennett of Copley; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents, William and Mildred (Schlegel) Bennett; and a sister, Mildred Bennett McCabe Bellinger.

The family will receive friends at Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home on Monday, November 5, 2007, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 6, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. with Mr. Bennett's son, Bradley K. Bennett, officiating.

Interment, with military honors provided by the Alliance American Legion Post 166 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1036, will follow at Highland Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts Troop 50, c/o Christ United Methodist Church, 470 E. Broadway St., Alliance, OH 44601.

Arrangements are by the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home, 1000 S. Union Ave., Alliance, Ohio 44601. This obituary may be viewed and condolences may be sent to the family online at:

www.sharerfuneralhome.com. (11-2-07)

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                             NOVEMBER 2007


OCTOBER
    W8GAC   John Underwood        7th

                         K8NIB   Denny Frey                   12th                                      

NOVEMBER
   N8AIM     Judy McCune                 8th
   W1FEZ   Joe Vignos                  18th
    W8EAR   Nelson Caley              19th


 DECEMBER
   Nada!    Zilch  !


QCWA NATIONAL NEWS

QCWA at the Dayton Hamfest.

Number of Renewals for this year were

NEW – 34

RENEWED – 29.

QCWA Hall of Fame Award was presented to Bob Heil for his many contributions to Amateur Radio and the communications community.

QCWA NATIONAL CONVENTION.

Unless you can check the Chapter 21 Web Page, you will have to wait until the next Newsletter for this report as I have not received the Fall Edition of the QCWA Journal. W8IIV and N8AIM also in the 44720 Zip code area did not get a copy. W8EAR in Zip code area 44706 received his some time ago! ??????

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER

   CANTON, OHIO                                                                                                                      AUGUST  2007

OFFICERS

PRESIDENT    Nelson Caley     W8EAR                            330-484-2142

VICE. PRES.   Edward Clinger  WA8DRT                         330-484-1102

SEC.-TREAS. Judith McCune   N8AIM                                 330-499-2520

DIRECTORS

Phil Gizzi                                  WA8NZE
                      330-494-7712

Perry Ballinger                          W8AU
                      330-832-8612

NEWS    LETTER AND WEB PAGE EDITOR

Joe Vignos                        W1FEZ

330-497-7742

REMINDERS

LUNCH AT TIM'S TAVERN on Parkway St. Canton. First Wednesday at 12:00 P.M.

BREAKFAST Saturdays 9:00 AM At Perkins Family Restaurant on Everhard Rd, Canton.

MEETING NOTICE


DATE: SATURDAY, August 18, 2007

TIME: 6:00 P.M.

PLACE: The Main Street Grill inside Buehler's Super Market.
7138 Fulton Rd. NW, Canton, OH We will be in their restaurant's Community Relations Room. (To your right as you enter.)

MENU: Order from menu.

COST: Price on Menu. Pay your own chek. Meals run from $6 to $10 plus $2 if you add the Salad Bar. Salad Bar only is $7.00

RESERVATIONS: Mail, phone or email Sec.-Treas. Judy McCune or President Nelson Caley by August 16th.

DIRECTIONS: Just east of Wales Rd., State Route 241, (North of Massillon) on south side at new traffic light on Fulton Road State Route OH 687.

From Canton take Fulton Road to traffic light at entrance to market.

PROGRAM: Marilyn Revoldt from Aultman Prime Time.

MEETING NOTE

In compliance with Chapter 21 By-Laws a Nominating Committee is to be appointed by President. Vice President, Secretary and one Director positions to be voted on in November.

NEW MEMBER

Just received news that Scott Matthews W8JT has joined QCWA. Many Chapter 21 members have known Scott for many years from the Canton Amateur Radio Club.

ANCHORS AWEIGH

Duty calls! The 2007 summer cruise of the LST 325 will be underway as we hold our August meeting. Our director, W8AU, will be aboard doing his watch in the radio shack, as the LST cruises up th Illinois River with stops at Alton, Peoria and Henry. (Bridges too low after that to get into Chicago. ) Perry would ike to set up some skeds with our local chapter members. Keep posted to our web site: http://www.cmh.net/qcwa or phone Perry ASAP when you receive this.

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                   AUGUST 2007


MINUTES : CHAPTER 21

MEETING, June 2, 2007

The regular quarterly meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21, Canton, Ohio, was held on June 2, 2007,

Nelson Caley W8EAR, president of Chapter 21, QCWA began with a round of introductions. There were 8 members and 12 guests in attendance. The two new officers of Chapter 21 were introduced.  WA8DRT Ed Clinger is the new Vice President and N8AIM Judy McCune, formerly Vice President, is now Secretary/Treasurer.  Guest couples were Jack K8UGR and Lois Bruce and Julius KD8XD and Heled Erdos.

After the meal Nelson reconvened the meeting. Secretary/Treasurer Judy McCune N8AIM presented the secretary/ treasury report.

Correspondence: An email was received from John Linton W8DKI wanting to say ‘Hi’ to everyone. 

Hospitalization Report: Les Covert KA8FTM has been in and out of the hospital with leukemia.

Myron Koyle W8FNN is in Aultman Hospital on the fourth floor.The regular quarterly meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21, Canton, Ohio, was held on June 2, 2007,

Kay McCune W8LNK wishes he were here.  He was recently diagnosed with adenocarcenoma and is presently on the sixth floor of Aultman Hospital getting chemotherapy.

QCWA Century Club Award was presented to K8LBZ John Edel, former Chapter 21 President and QCWA National Director, by President Nelson Caley  W8EAR.

QCWA’s Sixtieth Anniversary is this year.  In honor of this anniversary, both members and non-members can receive a QCWA 60-60 Award by making to way contact with at least 60 different QCWA members before June 30, 2008.
Ed Clinger WA8DRT won the “free meal.”

Continued in next column.


From the Archives”
by Judy McCune N8AIM

August 19, 1967:  The Twentieth dinner meeting of Chapter 21 was held at the Goodhouse in the rolling hills area of Ragersville.  Fifty-four people peopleatttended.

As usual, Mr. Leonhart (W8ERR) and guest arrived late.  Seems he couldn’t find a suitable landing area for his plane???  He flew back and returned by auto??  Lu, it’s those rolling hills again.”  Members and guests enjoyed visiting together. Prices announced for the Nov. meeting at Brown Derby were:  Top Sirloin $3.37, Super Boston Strip $3.95 or Chicken $2.95.  This included tax and tip! 

 August 20, 1977:  Our meeting was held at the Lake Shore Restaurant with 31 present.  The food was disappointing, and it was learned later that the restaurant closed a week after the meeting.  The program was a film shown by Leroy W8CZA.

 August 15, 1987:  Fifty-nine of us met at Luminko’s Restaurant in Navarre.  Guests were Stan WA8NZE and Doris WD8IKC Smith.  Vice President Dave Koch W8LNJ moved to Plano, TX.  A video about space flight by Owen Garriot W5LFL was our program.

 August 16, 1997:  Our meeting was held at St. Joseph Hall in Carrollton with 36 in attendance.  The luncheon was served by Sisters of Our Lady of Charity.  The program was presented by Marjory Juba of Ameritech TTY Ohio Relay Service.  This service is primarily for the deaf and hard of hearing people.

Minutes Continued

For the Program W8MV Mel Vye showed the recently released DVD on the Peter One dxPedition by Bob Russell, a member of the team.  As you may recall Mel was also member of the team and gave the DVD more real time perspective.

Respectfully submitted,

Judy McCune N8AIM

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                        AUGUST     2007

FROM OBITUARY


Harold "Kay" McCune, age 72, of North Canton, died Sunday, June 10, 2007, at Aultman Hospital. Born November 16, 1934 to the late Howard Harold and Ramah M. (Darst) McCune.

Harold graduated Ohio State University; retired from Diebold, Inc; was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in North Canton, belonged to the Canton Amateur Radio Club "W8LNK" and was past president of the Quarter Century Wireless Assoc., Chapter 21.

His hobbies included amateur radio, genealogy, stamp collecting, computers, reading, flying, traveling and washing dishes at Zion.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two uncles, Karl McCune and Milford Darst and two aunts, Mabelle E. and Carol L. Darst. He is survived by his wife, Judy (Watson) McCune; sons, Robert of Naperville, IL and David of Ft. Wayne, IN; brother, Dennis (Diana) McCune of Columbus, OH; and aunt, Elva McCune of Lancaster, OH.

A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2007 at Zion United Church of Christ, 415 S. Main Street, North Canton, OH with Rev. Eli O. Klingensmith officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Zion United Church of Christ at the above address.

Karlo-Feucht Funeral Home 330-494-9644
Please sign the guest book at
www.cantonrep.com/obituaries

SK
W8LNK
1934-2007


W8LNK, Harold Kay McCune, QCWA #17399, passed away on Sunday June 10. Kay was Chapter 21 past- President  2004-2006.

Kay was first licensed in 1951 and joined QCWA in 1983. He was also a member of the Canton Amateur Radio Club having served as a Trustee for several years. He currently has been active in the Volunteer Examiner's Program.

A Memorial Service was held on Monday June 18, 2007 at the Zion United Church of Christ, 415 S. Main St., North Canton, OH. at 11:00 AM.  Friends may call at the  Church at 10:00 AM.

Our condolences to his wife Judy N8AIM, who is currently Secrtary/Treasurer of Chapter 21, and their sons Robert KA8QCP and David N8RNE.

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                QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                           AUGUST 2007

QCWA 2007 National Convention
4 - 7 October 2007

Celebrating the 60th annivrsary of the Quarter Century Wireless Association.

Hosted by:
Colorado Chapter 58
at
The Doubletree Hotel, 3203 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207 USA

Rooms are available for $113.70 ($99.00+taxes).  For reservations, call the Hotel toll-free at 1-800-222-TREE (8733) or 303-321-3333 (locally) and mention QCWA for this special rate. 
REGISTRATION:  More information will follow.  Click here to see the tentative schedule as it develops.
YOUR HOST:  The members of COLORADO CHAPTER 58, established: 11 November 1971, are proud to welcome you to COLORFUL COLORADO .




JULY

K8AGB Dennis Moriarty 16th

AUGUST

W8FNM Myron Koyle 8th
 W8MO Kelly Heinbuch 19th
 
WA8DRT Ed Clinger 28th
 W8GBH Bud Russell 29th

SEPTEMBER
 
K8SWE James Foltz 29th

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER

        CANTON, OHIO                                                                                                                             MAY 2007





OFFICERS

PRESIDENT         Nelson Caley W8EAR                330-484-2142

VICE. PRES.         Edward Clinger
WA8DRT              330-484-1102

SEC.-TREAS.      Judith McCune N8AIM                   330-499-2520

DIRECTORS

Phil Gizzi                         WA8NZE

330-494-7712

Perry Ballinger                 W8AU
330-832-8612

NEWSLETTER AND WEB PAGE EDITOR
Joe Vignos                        W1FEZ

330-497-7742

REMINDERS

LUNCH AT TIM'S TAVERN on Parkway St. Canton. First Wednesday at 12:00 P.M.

BREAKFAST Saturdays 9:00 AM At Perkins Family Restaurant on Everhard Rd, Canton.

MEETING NOTICE

DATE: SATURDAY, June 2, 2007

TIME: 12:00 Noon.

PLACE: La Pizzaria located at 3656 Dressler Road NW Canton, OH.  Phone 330-477-4700

MENU: Choice of: 1)Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast with Pasta.
2)Chef's Salad topped with grilled chicken, steak or shrimp. or
3)Home Made Lasagna (red).

COST: $17.50 includes tax and tip. We must guarantee at least 20 reservations.

RESERVATIONS: Mail, phone or email Sec.-Treas. Judy McCune by May 30. SPECIFY MENU SELECTION.

DIRECTIONS: From Canton: Go west on Fulton Ave to Hills and Dales Rd. Follow Hills and Dales Rd. to Dressler Rd. Turn right on Dressler. La Pizzeria is on right.
From Massillon:
From Wales Rd. (OH 241) Take right onto Hills and Dale Rd. Follow Hills and Dales Rd. to Dressler Rd. Turn Left on Dressler. LaPizzeria is on right.
From I-77:
Exit at Belden Village. Go west to Dressler Rd. Go left on Dressler Rd. to LaPizzeria on left.

PROGRAM: Mel Vye W8MV will show and narrate the Professional Video of the Peter One Island, Anartica dxPedition

New Officers Selected.
New Officers and Director have been selected to fill vacancy caused
by the death of our Secretary-Treasurer of 11 years. David Glass
W8UKQ.
A board meeting was held on May 2, 2007, following lunch at
Tim's Tavern. President Nelson Caley W8EAR presided.
Vice President Judy McCune N8AIM offered to resign and accept the position of Secretary-Treasurer. Former officer and Director Ed Clinger WA8DRT then volunteered to become Vice-President. It was moved and seconded to accept the two candidates. Motion was passed unanimously.

Congratulations and thanks to Judy and Ed.
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QCWA CHAPTER 21                                    NEWSLETTER MAY 2007




MINUTES : CHAPTER 21 MEETING, February 17, 2007

The regular quarterly meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21, Canton, Ohio, was held on February 17, 2007, following lunch at the Hometown Buffet, Canton, OH. Vice-President Judy McCune N8AIM presided for a business meeting. David Glass W8UKQ, secretary, kept the minutes. There were 9 members and 10 guests present.

Secretary David Glass reported that the minutes were published in the newsletter and gave a report on the treasury balance. Comments from members were noted. Nelson W8EAR and Polly Caley were about 40 miles from the recent tornado in Florida. A friend of theirs was involved in the storm.

QCWA certificates for 50 years and the Century Club were received and sent on to John Linton W8DKI, our east Texas member. Mel W8MV and Martha Vye had Dick W8KLP and Norma Wroble as guests at our lunch.

It was moved, seconded, and approved to have our next meeting on Saturday, June 2. in order not to conflict with the Hamvention in Dayton. Probably an evening meeting.

The program for the day was a tour of the kitchen of the Hometown Buffet.

Prizes were awarded. The free dinner was won by Mae Rauvola W8EKL. Guests’ prizes were won by Martha Vye, Sharon Glass, Ray Rauvola, Vivian Gizzi, Judy Moriarty, and Anne Ballinger.

Respectfully submitted,

David Glass  W8UKQ, Secretary

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APRIL
 
W8AU         Perry Ballinger            5th
   W8MV        Mel Vye                       10th
     W8BML      Myron Kiefaber            16th

MAY
 W8GSK       Dave Domer              2nd
W8DIR        Andrew Hogue           8th
 KA8FTM      Lee Covert               17th
 W8EKL        Mae Rauvola           19th

JUNE
   W8DKI         John Linton, Jr.         11th
  KG8RN        Jerry Wheeler, Sr.    19th

"From the Archives"
by Dave Glass W8UKQ

This abbreviated feature by Dave Glass is the only info that could be found at this time. Hopefully more records will be reviewed by the next meeting.

May 10, 1997 - Our meeting was held on May 10 at Gulliver's Travel Plaza with 21 members and 18 guests attending. President Ed Clinger WA8DRT presided. Our speaker was Lance Wilcox.  Coordinator for Stark County Emergency Planning Committee. He showed a video “Are You Prepared?” and covered hazardous materials and procedures for emergency evacuation. John Edel K8LBZ reported on a one-day QCWA board meeeting in Eugene,OR. Ed Gammeter W8CSU reported on a recent COOCOM meeting.
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     QCWA CHAPT ER 21 NEWSLETTER                                        MAY 2007


FROM OBITUARY:

Dave was born March 25, 1927 in Smith Township, Beloit, Ohio to Lewis Henry and Ruby (Heim) Glass and resided in Alliance all of his life. David graduated from Beloit High School in 1945 and Mount Union College in 1950.
He was a member of Union Avenue Methodist Church and served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1946 and 1950-1952 in aviation electronics. He became Personnel Director for the former Alliance Clay Products Co. and retired from Diebold in Canton as Payroll Manager.
David was an Amateur Radio Operator W8UKQ since 1954, a member of Alliance Amateur Radio Club, QCWA, Chapter 21 in Canton and member of the Beloit Alumni Association.

He is survived by his wife, SharonL.(Swimley) Glass whom he married Dec. 16, 1950 at Naval Air Station, Norfolk, VA; children, Eric A. (CWO4, USMC, Retired) and Judy Glass of Kansas City, MO., Elaine J. and Tim Brown of Alliance and Eden L. Toddes of Mechanicsburg, PA; grandchildren, Kelly Brown, Patrick Brown, Daniel Toddes and Savannah Toddes; sister; Evangeline M. (Glass) Case of Sebring; and sister-in-law, Emma Glass of Sebring. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Leland L. Glass.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday April 9, 2007 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian FuneralHome with Rev. David Hostetler officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowere, memorial contributions may be made to Rodman Public Library, 215 E. Broadway St., Alliance, OH 44601 or the Alliance Visiting Nurse Hospice Association, 885 S. Sawburg Ave., Ste. 106, Alliance, OH 44601,
Arrangements by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian
Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave. Alliance, OH 44601 (330)823-1050.

SK

W8UKQ DAVID L. GLASS
1927-2007


W8UKQ,  David L. Glass, QCWA #17415 passed away on Tuesday April 3.  Dave was
first licensed in 1954 and joined QCWA in 1983,

In addition to being Chapter 21's Secretary/ Treasurer for eleven years he was also an active member of the Alliance Amateur Radio Club and served as  the Secretary  for many years.

Dave was awarded the QCWA Meritorius Award in 1998 and the QCWACentury Certificate in 2005. He was a very active ham and had achieved both WAS and WAC certificates.

Our condolences to his wife Sharon and their family.

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                        MAY 2007

QCWA 2007 National Convention
4 - 7 October 2007

Celebrating the 60th annivrsary of the Quarter Century Wireless Association.

Hosted by:
Colorado Chapter 58
at
The Doubletree Hotel, 3203 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207 USA

Rooms are available for $113.70 ($99.00+taxes).  For reservations, call the Hotel toll-free at 1-800-222-TREE (8733) or 303-321-3333 (locally) and mention QCWA for this special rate. 

REGISTRATION:  More information will follow.  Click here to see the tentative schedule as it develops.
YOUR HOST:  The members of COLORADO CHAPTER 58, established: 11 November 1971, are proud to welcome you to COLORFUL COLORADO .

MEETING NOTE

In compliance with Chapter 21 By-Laws a Nominating Committee is to be appointed by President. Vice President, Secretary and one Director positions to be voted on in November.

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      QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER  
                CANTON, OHIO                                                                                   FEBRUARY  2007                                                                                                              




  OFFICERS

 PRESIDENT
 Nelson Caley                 W8EAR
     330-484-2142    

VICE PRESIDENT  
Judy McCune                    N8AIM 
330-499-2520     

 SECRETARY-TREASURER
 Dave Glass                      W8UKQ
 330-823-4855   

 DIRECTORS
 Phil Gizzi                      W8IIV
                      330-494-7188                  
Perry Ballinger               W8AU
        330-832-8612

EDITOR   NEWSLETTER & WEB PAGE
Joe Vignos                         W1FEZ
330-497-7742       
                         
MEMBERSHIP

30 Active Members

Members who have not paid their dues have been or will be placed on the inactive list.  Sec-Treas will contact them

Chapter 21 members belong to all three Stark County Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs. This should be fertile hunting grounds for new members.
Anyone licensed in 1982 is elegible.


  MEETING NOTICE


DATE: February 17, 2007

PLACE: HOMETOWN BUFFET,
4758 Everhard Rd. N.W.
330-966-8995

TIME: 12 NOON

MENU: What you see is what you eat!

COST: Pay at desk. Cost is approximately $8.00

RESERVATIONS: Phone or e-mail Dave Glass, w8ukq@juno.com by February ,15  2007.

DIRECTIONS: From North. Take I-77 Belden Village Exit. Turn right on Everhard Rd. Go west past two traffic lights to Plaza on left with TJ Maxx. Restaurant is in last building.
 From South. Take I-77 Belden Village exit onto Belden Village Street. Go to 3rd traffic light at Everhard Rd.  Turn left on Everhard and go to Plaza on Left with TJ Maxx. (If you know the BV area, you can turn left at Dressler Rd. and Plaza is on right as you go south.)

PROGRAM:  "BEHIND THE SCENE"  tour of the Kitchen of our choice for our winter meetings in February.

 HAMFEST    
 

JANUARY 28, STRASBURG,OHIO.  The 17th annual Tusco Hamfest will be held at the Wallick Auction Center, 965 North Wooster  Avenue.  Check-in and directions on the 146.73  W8ZX  
repeater.  Admission is $5.00 at the door.  Tables are $11.00 plus admisssion.  Doors open for dealers at 6 a.m. and to the public at 8 a.m.  Dealers may unload at rer of builinng.  Free parking in rear for visitors.  For additional information and to reserve tables, contact Gary Green K8WFN at  32210 Norris  Road, Tippecanoe, OH 44699.  Telephone  740-922-4454 or send e-mail to:tuscofest07@hotmail.com  Advance table reservations must be received by January 15,2007along withpayment.  Include a self addressed stamped envelope for reservation confirmatiion.  Electricity is availble a no charge.. You must supply your own extension cords.
Thisis n ARRL approved hamfest.
QUIZ

What current mrmber of Chapter 21 has the lowest (oldest) QCWA member number.
Answer on page 3.         

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 QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER      FEBRUARY 2007                                                       


MINUTES: CHAPTER 21 MEETING

 November  18, 2006

The regular quarterly meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21, Canton, Ohio, was held on  November 18, 2006, following dinner at the Chateau Michelle, Canton,
OH.  President Kay McCune W8LNK presided for a business meeting.  David Glass W8UKQ, secretary, kept the minutes.  There were 10 members and 12
guests present. 

Secretary David Glass reported that the minutes were published in the Newsletter and reported the treasury balance.  Comments from members were noted.  One note reported that Eric Gammeter N8AAY, son of  our member Ed Gammeter W8CSU (SK), is president of a new chapter, Francis Scott Key Chapter 216, in New Market, Maryland.

Some new ham band rules will go into effect December 15.

President Kay McCune opened the meeting for elections.  A nomination committee sent the following nominations:  Vice President, Judy McCune N8AIM; Sec.-Treas., David Glass W8UKQ;  Director, Perry Ballinger W8AU. Nominations were opened from the floor.  There being none, the motion was made to close nominations and for the secretary to cast the unanimous ballot.  The nominees were elected to office.  Nelson Caley W8EAR will become the new president.

President-elect Nelson Caley reported that the next meeting will be at the Hometown Buffet on Feb. 17.

Nelson Caley presented the program with a Powetr Point presentation about the Great Allegheny Passage.  It was an Elderhostel bicycle trip with 25 riders.  In three days they rode 98 miles from Myersdale, PA, to Boston, PA, over former rail trails.

Prizes were awarded.  The free dinner was won  by Phil Gizzi W8IIV. Guests' prizes were won by Martha Vye, Polly Caley, and Martha Bennett.  The 50-50 drawing was also won by Martha Bennett.

Respectfully submitted,

David Glass W8UKQ, Secretary



REMINDER:  DUES were due in November.  If you haven't sent them into our Sec-Treas W8UKQ, you will be hearing from him.

"From the Archives"

by Dave Glass W8UKQ

1967:  18 February,  18th meeting of Chapter 21 held at the Brown Derby with 45 members and guests present.

1977:  19 February,  Meeting held at the Sheraton Brown Derby with 30 members and guests in attendance.  Perry Ballinger W8AU showed films about the Alaska Pipe Line and about getting into ham radio.

1987:  21 February,  Meeting held at Amish Acres Restaurant with 46 members and guests present.  David Koch W8LNJ showed slides of his trip to Hong Kong and Japan for the International Conference on Physics Education.

1997:  15 February,  A noon meeting at the Hometown Buffet with 31members and guests present.  Richard Hickman, Superintendent of the Ashland Refinery, discussed, with slides, the corporate structure of Ashland, and in general, sources, production, capacities, safety, and regulations affecting operations.

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QCWA 2007 National Convention
4 -7 October 2007

Celebrating the 60th annivrsary of the Quarter Century Wireless Association.

Hosted by:

Colorado Chapter 58
at

The Doubletree Hotel, 3203 Quebec Street

Denver, CO 80207 USA

Rooms are available for $113.70 ($99.00+taxes).  For reservations, call the Hotel toll-free at 1-800-222-TREE (8733) or 303-321-3333 (locally) and mention QCWA for this special rate. 

REGISTRATION:  More information will follow.  Click
here to see the tentative schedule as it develops YOUR HOST: The members of COLORADO CHAPTER 58, established: 11 November 1971, are proud to welcome you to COLORFUL COLORADO !


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  QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                                          FEBRUARY 2007




HAPPY BIRTHDAY

JANUARY

KA8FTS               Rodger Trompower          13th

WA8NZE             Stanley Smith                     17th

KE8HA                 David Raines                     22nd

FEBRUARY

K8LBZ                 John Edel                             19th

W8WEN             Jack Bennett                         26th

WD8BGW          Joseph Herrick                     28th

MARCH

W8VAN                 Keith Chambers                   9th

W8UKQ                David Glass                       25th


As noted on page 1 of the Newsletter there are currently 30 active members in our chapter. (A few that haven't paid their current dues are still listed and will be contacted by the Secretary-Treasurer.

Chapter 21 Membership Update

A membership list is available as a link on the Chapter 21 Web Page. This list does not show home addresses or phone numbers in order to minimize SPAM scanners of our page. An updated complete Membership list will either be mailed or passed out at one of our next Chapter Meetings in February and/orMay.





QUIZ ANSWER

W8EKL Mae Rauvola #10032




Editor Note:  Some formatting from the Newsletter which was done on the home desktop
computer was lost when transcribed to the laptop computer used for the web page!!!!!

SUNSHINE REPORT

Keith Chambers W8VAN. He is recovering from Open heart Surgery performed in May. Keith and Mary Ruth have relocated to a retirement community in Florida. His new address is 2462 Cherokee Court. The Villages, FL 32162-2627. His e-mail address is still WQ8H@mindspring.com.

Ed Note. We are either awfully healthy or have had our ailments for so long that we don't want to talk about them! Many ongoing conditions for members are not printed at their request. Let any Chapter Officers, Directors or Newsletter Editor know of any serious illness of members.

Here is a list of active members.

             K8AGB     Dennis Moriarty     Judy

             K8LBZ     John Edel     Janet

             K8NIB     Denny Frey

             K8SWE     James Foltz     Rose

             KA8FTM     Lee Covert     Janice

             KA8FTS     Rodger Trompower     Helen

             KE8HA     David Raines

             KG8RN     Jerry wheeler Sr.     Peggy

             KU8X     Terry LaViers

             N8AIM     Judith McCune     Kay

             W1FEZ     Joseph Vignos     Pat

             W8AU     Perry Ballinger     Anne

             W8BML     Myron Kiefaber

 W8DIR     Andrew Hogue     Dorothy

             W8DKI     John Linton Jr.     Gerrie

             W8EAR     Nelson Caley     Polly

             W8EKL     Mae Rauvola     Ray

W8FNM     Myron Koyle     Adelaine

             W8GBH     N. Bud Russell     Joan

             W8IIV    Philip Gizzi     Vivian

             W8LNK     Kay McCune Judy

W8MO     J. Kelly Heinbuch     Ruth

             W8MV     Mevinl Vye     Martha

W8UKQ     David Glass     Sharon 

W8VAN     Keith Chambers     Mary

W8WEN     Jack Bennett     Martha

WA8DRT     Edwin Clinger     Doris

WA8NZE     Stanley Smith     Doris

             WD8BGW     Joseph Herrick     Candy

WD8IPE     Herb Bushong     Carol




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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER

    CANTON, OHIO                                                                                         NOVEMBER 2006


ANNUAL MEETING

ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTOR

QCWA NEWS & EVENTS

4TH QUARTER BIRTHDAYS

LST 325 VISITS CINCINNATI

IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN TO A QUARTERLY MEETING IN SOME TIME,

PLEASE MAKE AN EXTRA EFFORT TO COME TO THE ANNUAL MEETING

ON NOVEMBER 19th at CHATEAU MICHELE.




 OFFICERS

PRESIDENT
Kay McCune                   W8LNK
330-499-2520

                 VICE PRESIDENT
Nelson Caley                        W8EAR
   
                330-484-2142

            SECRETARY-TREASURER
Dave Glass                      W8UKQ
330-823-4855 

                    DIRECTORS
Joe Vignos                        W1FEZ
330-497-7742  

        
Phil Gizzi                         W8IIV 
330-494-7188

EDITOR NEWSLETTER & WEB PAGE

Joe Vignos                        W1FEZ 497-7742 

MEMBERSHIP
29 Active Members
+ 1 on Disabled List.
(Unable to participate)

Members who have not paid their dues. have been placed on the inactive list.

Chapter 21 members belong to all three Stark County Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs. This should be fertile hunting grounds for new members.

Anyone licensed in 1981 is elegible.


MEETING NOTICE

  DATE: November 18, 2006

 PLACE: Chateau Michele (formerly The Pines) 2231 44th  St. NW Canton OH 44709. (Phone 330-493-3463)

 TIME: 11:00 A.M. Lunch will be served at 11:30.

 MENU: Menu, Family StyleMeal. Includes both Swiss       Steak and Baked Chicken, Salad, Vegetable, Potato  Beverage and Ice Cream.

 COST: The cost is $15.00 including tax and tip.

 RESERVATIONS: Phone or e-mail Dave Glass by November 15.

DIRECTIONS: On 44th St NW in Canton, on north side, in second block west of Cleveland Ave. (Behind Fisher’s Market)

PROGRAM: VP Nelson Caley will present a program on “The Great Allegheny Passage.”

ELECTION NOTICE

The November meeting is considered the Annual Meeting of Chapter 21. This year, an election for Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer and one Director will be conducted. The current Vice-President Nelson Caley will move up to be President and Phil Gizzi will serve another year as Director. 

The nominating committee is submitting the following:

Vice President: Judy McCune N8AIM

Secretary/Treasurer: David Glass W8UKQ

Director: Perry Ballinger W8AU

Nominations from the floor will be accepted.

If you haven’t attended a meeting recently, PLEASE make an extra effort to make this one. Call Dave Glass W8UKQ and make your reservation now. Remember DUES are due!

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   QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                           NOVEMBER 2006

MINUTES: CHAPTER 21 MEETING
AUGUST 19, 2006

The regular quarterly meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21, Canton, Ohio, was held on  August 19, 2006, following dinner at the Chicken Manor, North Canton, OH.  President Kay McCune W8LNK presided for a business meeting.  David Glass W8UKQ, secretary, kept the minutes.  There were 13 members and 11 guests present. 

Secretary David Glass reported that the minutes were published in the newsletter and gave the treasury balance. Comments from members were noted. 


Denny Moriarty K8AGB called attention to a brochure regarding the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, WV, and to a Telegrapher's Reunion that was held recently in Dearborn, MI.

President McCune presented the Meritorious Award Certificate to Melvin C. Vye W8MV in grateful appreciation for untiring and devoted efforts and
services to the Chapter.  He has been vice president, president, and director.  He has presented programs about his trips, cellular telephones, invited a foreign student to speak, and hosted parties at his home.  Mel has traveled to China, Nepal, S. E. Asia, St. Pierre and Miquelon, France, Monaco, Midway Island, Corsica, Bermuda, Mauritius Island, Reunion Island, Turks and Caicos, Channel Islands, and Peter One
Island.

Nelson Caley W8EAR introduced Ray and Ila
Troyer for the program.  Ray described his life since he left the Amish when he was age 14.  He has been associated with the Amish ever since.  He  believes that the Amish people are changing in their lives and beliefs.

Prizes were awarded.  The free dinner was won  by Bud Russell W8GBH. Guests' prizes were won by Martha Vye, Polly Caley, and Vivian Gizzi.

The next regular meeting will be November 18.  Place TBA.

Respectfully submitted,
David Glass W8UKQ, Secretary

From the Archivesby Dave Glass W8UKQ

1966, November 12:  17th meeting of Chapter 21 at Canton Brown Derby.  58 members and guests present.  Elections.

1976, November 13:  Timberlanes in Salem.  Elections.

1986, November 15:  Skyland Pines.  Elections.

1996, November 16:  Kurts' Inn, Massillon.  Mel Vye W8MV told us about Liaoyang, China, and BY2QLY.   NCS Harold Dunn K8UDO became a Silent Key. Elections.


QCWA NEWS
Dayton Hamvention 2006

QCWA National was again well represented at the convention. This year saw the addition of 48 new members. This is very slightly up from 46 in 2005.

The Fruiday night QCWA Banquet was hosted by Chapter 9. WB8IFM arranged the banquet which is an annual affair

QCWA 2007 National Convention
4 - 7 October 2007

Celebrating the 60th annivrsary of the Quarter Century Wireless Association.

Hosted by:
Colorado Chapter 58
at
The Doubletree Hotel, 3203 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207 USA

Rooms are available for $113.70 ($99.00+taxes).  For reservations, call the Hotel toll-free at 1-800-222-TREE (8733) or 303-321-3333 (locally) and mention QCWA for this special rate. 

REGISTRATION:  More information will follow.  Click
here to see the tentative schedule as it develops.
YOUR HOST:  The members of
COLORADO CHAPTER 58, established: 11 November 1971, are proud to welcome you to COLORFUL COLORADO .

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         QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                           NOVEMBER 2006




HAPPY BIRTHDAY

OCTOBER

W8GAC John Underwood 7th

K8NIB Denny Frey 12th

KA8FTP Ron Hendershot 29th

W8IIV Phil Gizzi 30th

NOVEMBER

N8AIM Judy McCune 8th

W8LNK Kay McCune 16th

W1FEZ Joe Vignos 18th

W8EAR Nelson Caley 19th

DECEMBER

Nada! Zilch!

DUES are DUE

Dues are now due for the 2007 Club year. Pay them at either the November Meeting or mail to Dave Glass W8UKQ.
217 W. Simpson St.,
Alliance OH 44601-3940

MARC Hamfest

Massillon Amateur Radio Club’s 46th Annual Hamfest was held on Sunday, October 29, 2006 at the Massillon Boys & Girls Club.

QCWA Chapter 21 had its’ own table again this year. Volunters took turns to inform and recruit as well as perusing equipment for sale. One former member David Raines KE8HA from Akron renewed his membership. Welcome back!

SUNSHINE REPORT

Keith Chambers W8VAN. Finally heard from Keith. He is recovering from Open heart Surgery performed in May. Keith sais "So far, so good" Keith and Mary Ruth have relocated to a retirement community in Florida. His new address is 2462 Cherokee Court. The Villages, FL 32162-2627. His e-mail address is still WQ8H@mindspring.com.

Let any Chapter Officers, Directors or Newsletter Editor know of any serious illness of members.

Ed Note. We are either awfully healthy or have had our ailments for so long that we don't want to talk about them!


Perry Ballinger W8AU and LST 325 Visit Cincinnati

The triennial Cincinnati Tall Stacks Celebration took place earlier this month and what a show it was: 20 Steamboats/Paddlewheelers and ONE Navy LST ship... A real treat was eating breakfast on the upper deck (of the LST) at 7:30 a.m. and hearing "The World is Waiting for the Sunrise," the first tune out of SS Natchez from New Orleans.  After their 15 minutes of entertainment, another ship's calliope and pianist would take over, followed by another, etc.

For QCWA info:  An historic moment was captured during one of the MRN CW net sessions with NCS WW2LST... W8EAR checked in!  Gasp! I haven't had a CW QSO with Nels in 40 years...Wow!

Over 18,000 visitors trod through the LST during the stay, marred only on Friday by high water that covered the gangway, causing the city of Covington, KY to close touring until the water went down.

(Excerpts from Web Page story by Perry W8AU)



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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER  
   CANTON, OHIO                                                                                                        AUGUST 2006   


                      
 OFFICERS

PRESIDENT
Kay McCune                   W8LNK
330-499-2520
 
VICE PRESIDENT    
Nelson Caley                 W8EAR
330-484-2142

SECRETARY-TREASURER
Dave Glass                      W8UKQ
330-823-4855 

DIRECTORS
  Joe Vignos                        W1FEZ
     330-497-7742                    
  Phil Gizzi                             W8IIV  
330-494-7188

EDITOR NEWSLETTER & WEB  PAGE
  Joe Vignos                        W1FEZ                  
   330-497-7742 

MEMBERSHIP
28 Active Members
+ 1 on Disabled List.
(Unable to participate
)

Members who have not paid their dues. have been placed on the inactive list.

Chapter 21 members belong to all three Stark County Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs. This should be fertile hunting grounds for new members.

Anyone licensed in 1981 is elegible!


MEETING NOTICE

DATE: August 19,2006

PLACE: Chicken Manor North Canton
                8043 Cleveland Ave. NW
                 North Canton, OH            
                 Phone:330-499-2159

TIME:  5:30   Eat at 6:00 PM

MENU:  Menu, Family Style: Chicken & Roast Beef, Apple Sauce, Mashed Potatoes,Green Beans, Rolls & Butter, Dessert & Beverage.

COST: The cost is $15.00 including tax and tip.

RESERVATIONS: Phone or e-mail Dave Glass by August 14.
Notice.  When making reservation with Dave, we will have a minimum number of reservations that we are responsible for.
If you make a reservation and don't attend , you will be billed.

DIRECTIONS: North Main St. in North Canton is Cleveland Av. in Canton and north of North Canton.  Chicken Manor is on west side of street just a little south of th new Fisher's Market.

From I-77 exit at Akron Canton Airport. Go south to Mount Pleasant Rd, then east on Mount Pleasant to Cleveland Ave., then souoth to Chicken Manor.  (Not : Traffic on Portage Ave east of I-77 exit is horrendous.


PROGRAM: (Still in search process at 'press time."
___________________________________________________
   
  WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
    
   
QCWA Chapter 21 welcomes two new members, bringing our membership to 28.

W8GBH, Norman  "Bud" Russell of Bridgeport, OH.  XYL is Joan.
Bud was first licensed in 1955, joined QCWA in 1993 and is  QCWA
#26029.

K8UX, Terry G. LaViers of Akron, OH.  Terry was first licensed in 1981, joined QCWA in 2006 and is QCWA #33267.
                      
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 QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                                 AUGUST 2006

MINUTES: CHAPTER 21 MEETING
June 3, 2006 


The regular quarterly meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21, Canton, Ohio, was held on  June 3, 2006, following dinner at the Das Dutch Restaurant, Dalton, Ohio.  President Kay McCune W8LNK presided for a business meeting.  David Glass W8UKQ, secretary, kept the minutes.  There were 11 members and 11
guests present. 

This meeting was rescheduled to avoid conflicts with Dayton, Mother's Day, and Memorial Day.

Secretary David Glass reported that the minutes were published in the newsletter and reported the treasury balance.  Comments from members were noted. 

President McCune presented the 65 years anniversary certificate to Jack Bennett W8WEN.  A Century Club certificate was awarded to Joseph Vignos W1FEZ.

The program was presented by Mel Vye W8MV about his DXpedition to Peter 1 Island last February with a large group of hams.  He used a PowerPoint
presentation for pictures of the trip.  They used the call 3Y0X.  You may go to www.peterone.com to find the whole story.

Prizes were awarded.  The free dinner was won  by Myron Koyle W8FNM.  The50-50 drawing was  won by Addie Koyle.  Guests' prizes were won by Akemi
Vignos, Pat Vignos, and Martha Bennett.

The next regular meeting will be August 19.

Respectfully submitted,

David Glass W8UKQ, Secretary

QCWA ELECTION TIMES
Ballots for QWA National Election of Officers and Directorsare due by July 31.  Did you vote?

Chapter 21 election is at th Annual Meeting in November.  Nomination Committee to be appointed at August meeting.  Vice-President , Secretary- Treasurer and one Director we be voted on,

From the Archives"
by Dave Glass W8UKQ

1966,  August 20:   16th meeting of the Chapter 21 at Atwood Lodge.  48 present.  Membership in the chapter was 58.

1976,  August 14:   The Lakeshore Restaurant, Meyers Lake.  36 in attendance.  President Whitey Beechy W8LVW had become SK.  National dues
will be increased to $14 for 3 years.  W8EUK will be operating YN1BN in September.

1986,  August 16:   Zoar Tavern, Zoar, Ohio with 57 present.  Program by Welton Stein WA8JLM had pictures of Mt. St. Helens eruption.

1996,  August 17:   Scheduled for Atwood Lake Lodge.  CANCELLED -- Lack of reservations.

 
QCWA NEWS

QCWA at Dayton.  Haven't found any report on 2006 QCWA attendance or recruiting activity.  In 2005, 185 members signed in at the QCWA booth.  46 new members signed up and 31 members renewed.

Dayton Hamvention 2006 attendance was 20,234 a slight decrease from 2005 whose official tally was20,411 and was 19,869 in 2004.


  QCWA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

Calgary, Alberta , Canada.
September 28 - 30, 2006
See pg 28, Spring 2006 QCWA Journal
or
http://www.obsd.com/qcwa-chapter151

  Hosted by the Wild Rose Chapter 151
 at The Port of Call Inn, Calgary Alberta, Canada
(Reduced price guaranted up until August 26th.

What a wonderful time of the year for a scenic trip.
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 QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                      AUGUST 2006



JULY
                    K8AGB     Dennis Moriarty       16th

AUGUST
     W8FNM     Myron Koyle              8th
     W8MO        Kelly Heinbuch       19th
     WA8DRT   Ed Clinger               28th

SEPTEMBER
        K8SWE      James Foltz             29th   
______________________________________________

SUNSHINE REPORT



Keith Chamber W8VAN 's wife Mary Ruth has  reported that Keith had fallen in mid April and broken his hip and leg. Keith is in a nursing home near home and they have not set the bones yet. Latest address for Keith is:
E.Keith Chambers Sr. / W8VAN
2462 Cherokee Court
The Villages, Fl.  32162

A QSL card would be a nice gesture.

Rodger Trompower KA8FTS just finished his second cataract operation in good shape. "20-30"  he claimsRodger ar you trying to keep up with the "old  timers" in Chapter 21

Rodgr also reports tha Jim Foltz K8SWE has fully recovered from th effects of his auto accident.  That's good news Jim.

NOTE:  Let any Chapter Officers, Directors or Newsletter Editor know of any serious illness of members. This includes members and their family with the illness and members knowing of anothers illness etc.

BETWEEN MEETINGS
Worth Noting
 Chapter 21 Charter was granted on May 15,1963.
The first meetingwas held June 14, 1963

First Elected Officers
President.     Lyle Gray W8EUK
Vice-Pres.    Henry McLaughlin W8OYV
Sec.-Treas.  Carmella Cicerello W8NAL
Directors
Rob Roy W8HR
Earl Reichman W8BNK

Join our Munch Bunch
All is not quiet between quarterly meetings! Members and guests gt together at Tim's Tavern at noon on thefirst Wedensday of the month for lunch and  very Saturday morningat 9 A.M. at Perkin's Restaurant on Everhard Rd for breakfast

QCWA CHAPTER 21 on theWeb
www.cmh.net/qcwa
6500th recorded web site activation occurred onJuly 14, 2006!  Keep up to date on what's happening between Newsletter's on a very current basis.

50th Annual QSO Party
Part 2
Mark the date, September 16, 2006 at 1800 Hrs. UTC.  Party will run for a period of 24 hours.  Phone and Digital Modes may be used.  See Party Rules on page 44 ofth QCWA JOURNAL Spring Edition.

Results from Spring Party, which was held on pril 1, 2006 hav not yet been published in the Journal, but can be seen on the internet at  www.qcwa.org

SK
"Although he wasn't one of us" youngsters QCWA Founding Member #13, Frank Lester  W4AMJ, has joined th Silent Keys.  Frank was born in January 1907 and earned his first Amateur Radio license in 1924 or 1925.  At the initial organizational meeting, it was Frank (then W2AMJ)  who suggested the name Quarter Century Wireless Association.  He was recently awarded hi QCWA 80 year pin.  It is reported that there is still one Founding Member left. A Memorial articl will m0st likely be in the Fall QCWA Journal. (SK notice is from QCWA web site)
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   QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                                 AUGUST 2006


 

THIS MIGHT HELP A LITTLE

See you at the Chicken Manor August 19

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      QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER  
   CANTON, OHIO                                                                                                                                                                 MAY 2006    


                      
 OFFICERS

PRESIDENT
Kay McCune                   W8LNK
330-499-2520
 
VICE PRESIDENT    
Nelson Caley                 W8EAR
330-484-2142

SECRETARY-TREASURER
Dave Glass                      W8UKQ
330-823-4855 

DIRECTORS
  Joe Vignos                        W1FEZ
     330-497-7742                    
  Phil Gizzi                             W8IIV  
330-494-7188

EDITOR NEWSLETTER & WEB  PAGE
  Joe Vignos                        W1FEZ                  
   330-497-7742 

MEMBERSHIP
27 Active Members
+ 2 on Disabled List.
(Unable to participate)

Members who have not paid their dues. have been placed on the inactive list.

Chapter 21 members belong to all three Stark County Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs. This should be fertile hunting grounds for new members.

Anyone licensed in 1981 is elegible!


MEETING NOTICE

DATE: June 3, 2006

PLACE: Das Dutch Kitchen
14278 Lincoln Way E (Rte 30)
Dalton, Ohio
We have the Rose Room in the main building.

TIME: Time 5:30 - 8:00 PM  Eat at 6:00 PM

MENU:  Menu, Family Style:
Tossed Salad, Roast Beef,Honey Baked Chicken,
Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Assorted Pies and Beverage

COST: The cost is $15.00 including tax and tip.

RESERVATIONS: Phone or e-mail Dave Glass.

DIRECTIONS: Go west on U.S. 30 from I-77.
Das Dutch Kitchen on north side, just beyond Dalton.

PROGRAM: Mel Vye W8MV will tell us about his "once in a lifetime" QRZ trip to Peter One Island in the Anartica.
___________________________________________________
                                      
 QCWA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
Calgary, Alberta , Canada.
September 28 - 30, 2006
See pg 28, Spring 2006 QCWA Journal
or
http://www.qsl.net/ve6afo
  Hosted by the Wild Rose Chapter 151
 at The Port of Call Inn, Calgary Alberta, Canada

What a wonderful time of the year for a scenic trip.

___________________________________________________

DAYTON HAMVENTION 2006

May 20, 21 & 22,  includes ARRL EXPO--the 2005 ARRL
National Convention, For more info info check the internet.

 www.hamvention.org and at www.arrl.org/expo.


QCWA officers and the staff from Headquarters will be present in the QCWA booth. Please drop by and say hello!

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                            MAY 2006

MINUTES: CHAPTER 21 MEETING
 February 18, 2006 

The regular quarterly meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21, Canton, Ohio, was held on February 18, 2006, following dinner at the Hometown Buffet, Canton,
Ohio. President Kay McCune W8LNK presided for a business meeting. There were members and guests present. Four couples were in Florida, and one member, Mel Vye W8MV, was on Peter One Island, DXpedition. A guest of Ed and Doris Clinger, Helen Carlson, was introduced.

It was noted that John Underwood, W8GAC, QCWA #15215 died Monday January 23, 2006, in Mercy Medical Center, after a brief battle with cancer. He was 77. John was first licensed in 1955 and joined QCWA Chapter 21 in 1981.  John was presented the QCWA 50th Anniversary and the 50th Continuous Licensing and the Century Club at the MARC Hamfest last October.  "The telephone man" as he was known retired from Ohio Bell after 32 years of service.. He was an active member of the TUSCO Amateur Radio Club for50 years, the Old Town Valley Fliers, the Ohio Bell Pioneer Club, and the Dennison Eagles.

President McCune presented the 50 years continuous licensing and the 50 years anniversary certificates to Dennis Moriarty K8AGB. The 55 years anniversary certificates were presented to Phil Gizzi W8IIV and Kay McCune W8LNK. A Century Club certificate was awarded to J. Kelly Heinbuch W8MO, who was unable to attend the meeting. Ed Clinger WA8DRT accepted the award and will take it to Kelly.

Dennis Moriarty K8AGB presented the program. He played an audio tape of an interview of Stu Wilson W8ADQ on WHBC in 1965. It was the occasion of the radio station's 40th anniversary. The interviewers were Bob Krahling and Bill Karenbauer.

Prizes were awarded. It was voted to hold the next meeting on Saturday,
June 3. Time and place TBA.

David Glass W8UKQ, Secretary

From the Archives"
by Dave Glass W8UKQ

1966, May 21: Atwood Lake Lodge. 50 attended. Gene Arnold W8YAB and XYL, Florence, showed movies of their trip to New England.

1976, May 15: Buckeye Hotel in Uhrichsville. 38 attended. Paul Kindy W8UKT told of the emergency work being done by Florida hams. Bill Parks
K8JZN described the Weather-Watch Program. The chapter roster had 79 on the mailing list.

1986, May 17: Lu Minko's Restaurant. 44 attended. Keith Chambers W8SSA (also WQ8H, now W8VAN) presented a video program on AEP's huge dragline shovel, "Big Muskie."

1996, May 18: Chalet in the Valley. 24 attended. Several members were in Dayton for the Hamvention which had changed its date to this weekend.  A letter was received from Mel Vye W8MV who was completing an assignment in China teaching and setting up an amateur radio station BY2QLY. Nelson
W8EAR and Polly Caley described their experiences attending Elderhostel programs.
___________________________________________
QCWA ELECTION

By now ballots for QCWA Candidates for 2006 should be in your hands. Ballots must reach the tellers by the end of the day July 31, 2006.

Biographical information for each candidate can be found in th Spring issue of th Journal.

The Secretary and Treasurer incumbents are unopposed and do not appear on the ballot due to a by-law change in 2005.  It is interesting to note that while there are eight Directors to be voted on, only two Directors are running for reelection.
___________________________________________
TRIVIA QUIZ

How many Chapter 21 members checked into the 50th Annual QSO Party, Spring edition? (Fall Party will be on September 16th, 2006.)
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 QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                          MAY 2006




APRIL
    W8AU        Perry Ballinger          5th
    W8MV        Mel Vye                   10th

MAY
    W8GSK       Dave Domer           2nd
    W8DIR        Andrew Hogue        8th
     KA8FTM     Lee Covert              17th
    W8EKL       Mae Rauvola          19th

JUNE
    W8DKI         John Linton, Jr.     11th
       KG8RN        Jerry Wheeler, Sr. 19th  
          W8AJR        William Prince       24th   
         
      QCWA Chapter 21 Web Page

Still going strong!  We had check-in #6200 on April 30th, 2006. A year ago on May 7, 2005 we had  ck-in #4700, on May 2, 2004 we had ck-in #3200 and on May 3, 2003ck-in #2000. If you can get to a computer, check http://www.cmh.net/qcwa, or just type in QCWA Chapter 21 on a search engine.
__________________________________________

SUNSHINE REPORT

Jim Foltz  W8SWE was recently in a vehicle accident and has returned home from the hospital. Reports are that he is in high spirits and hopes to be out and around again shortly.

Let any Chapter Officers, Directors or Newsletter Editor know of any serious illness of members. This includes members and their family with the illness and members knowing of anothers illness etc.



ALLIANCE  AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
2005 HAM OF YEAR AWARD

was presented to Dave Glass W8UKQ, our QCWA Chapter 21 Secretary for the past 10 years!. Dave has also served in that capacity in the Alliance Club for the 9 ½ years. Dave was also named their Ham of the Year in 1999. He was first licensed in 1954.

CONGRATULATIONS DAVE.
          
   
ANOTHER TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY

 Amateur Radio Cruise.
7 Night Eastern Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Sail Dec. 3, 2006 aboard the Cariban Princess.


For more information, visit

www.hamradiocruise2006.com
or email Vernon Fix at: w4thn@arrl.net
_____________________________________  
REMINDERS

LUNCH AT TIM'S TAVERN on Parkway St. in
Canton. First Wednesday at Noon.

BREAKFAST.  Saturday mornings 9:00 A.M. At Perkins Family Restaurant on Everhard Rd, Canton,OH.
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 QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                           MAY 2006
CHAPTER 21 FEBRUARY MEETING

Hometown Buffet on Saturday February 18th.


Pictured on left side front to back: W8UKQ Dave Glass, WA8DRT Ed Clinger, W8IIV Phil Gizzi, W8AU Perry Ballinger and K8AGB Dennis Moriarty.  On right side front to back:  Helen Carlson guest, Doris Clinger, Anne Ballinger, Vivian Gizzzi and Sharon Glass.





    
QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER  
                CANTON, OHIO                                                                                                 FEBRUARY  2006                                                                                                                                        

              
  OFFICERS

 PRESIDENT
 Kay McCune                  W8LNK
 330-499-2520      kmccune@att.net

 VICE PRESIDENT    
 Nelson Caley                 W8EAR
 330-484-2142      w8ear@juno.com


 SECRETARY-TREASURER
 Dave Glass                      W8UKQ
 330-823-4855       w8ukq@juno.com

DIRECTORS
Phil Gizzi                      W8IIV
330-494-7188                  
Joe Vignos                         W1FEZ
330-497-7742         jpvsr@cmh.net  

          
EDITOR   NEWSLETTER & WEB PAGE
Joe Vignos                         W1FEZ
330-497-7742         jpvsr@cmh.net  
                         
MEMBERSHIP
27Active Members

Chapter 21 members belong to all three Stark County Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs. This should be fertile hunting grounds for new members.
Why not set a goal of 40 members?
Eligible if licensed in 1981.
  MEETING NOTICE

MEETING NOTICE

DATE: February 18, 2006

PLACE: HOMETOWN BUFFET,
4758 Everhard Rd. N.W.
330-966-8995

TIME: 12 NOON

MENU: Your eyes are bigger than your stomach!

COST: Pay at desk. Cost is approximately $8.00

RESERVATIONS: Phone or e-mail Dave Glass,
W8UKQ by February , 16  2005.

DIRECTIONS: From North. Take I-77 Belden Village Exit. Turn right on Everhard Rd. Go west past two traffic lights to Plaza on left with TJ Maxx. Restaurant is in last building.
 From South. Take I-77 Belden Village exit onto Belden Village Street. Go to 3rd traffic light at Everhard Rd.  Turn left on Everhard and go to Plaza on Left with TJ Maxx. (If you know the BV area, you can turn left at Dressler Rd. and Plaza is on right as you go south.)

PROGRAM:  Dennis Moriarty K8AGB, who has been a member of Chapter 21 for 17 years, will tell us about "Early Broadcast Radio in Canton, Ohio." He will play an "off the  air" tape of an interview with Stew Walker W8ADQ on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of WHBC in 1965. You wil recognize the voices of the announcers, Bob K and Bob K. (Ed note: Can't remember how to spell their names!)  
                                   W8MV

Before departing for Peter One Island in Anartica,
Mel Vye W8MV kept busy presenting talks on the upcoming Dxpedition as wll as some past ones.
Most recently he spoke at the Canton Amateur Radio Club's Annual Awards Banquet.


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  QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                     FEBRUARY 2006           

MINUTES: CHAPTER 21 MEETING
 November  19, 2005 

The regular quarterly meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21, Canton, Ohio, was held on  November 19, 2005, following dinner at the Chateau Michele, Canton, Ohio.  President Kay McCune W8LNK presided for a business meeting.
David Glass W8UKQ, secretary. kept the minutes.  There were 11  members and 11 guests present.


Secretary David Glass reported that the minutes were published in the newsletter and reported the treasury balance.  Comments from members were noted.

President McCune presented the 55 years anniversary certificate to Andy Hogue W8DIR.

An election was held to fill the vacancy of Director, formerly held by Mel Vye W8MV.  The nomination committee nominated Phil Gizzi W8IIV.  Nominations from the floor were then opened.  As the train rounded the bend, a motion to close nominations was made and approved.  As it as it passed into the distance, a motion  for the secretary to cast the unanimous ballot was made and approved.  Phil Gizzi W8IIV was elected director for a two year term.

Mel Vye W8MV, our resident DXpeditioner, described the Dxpedition he and a group will be making next February to Peter One Island.  It will be the most extensive and expensive DXpedition/ in ham history.  More information can be found at  http://www.peterone.com

Nelson Caley W8EAR introduced Mike Harlan NG9D and his XYL who presented a program about GPS and APRS.  GPS is a satellite navigation system that has many uses.

Awards were made.  The free member dinner was won by Nelson Caley W8EAR.  Guests' prizes were won by Polly Caley, Virginia Domer and Judy Moriarty.

Respectfully submitted, 

Dave Glass W8UKQ, Secretary                   



SUMMER OF  1993.
See if you can identify these "Old Timer's." First names are given but not in any order that could be a clue
John, Don, Charley, Joe, Harold , Ed, Nelson, Roy and Phil.  CLUE: Picture taken at Kurt's Inn) of the  first Wednesday Luncheon Bunch initiated by Roy.
See answer at bottom of page

From the Archives"
by Dave Glass W8UKQ

1966,  February 12  Brown Derby, Canton, Ohio.
48 attended. Rob Roy W8HR showed slides of his1965 visit to VE1 2 and 3 land.
 
1976  February 21: Lakreshore Restaurant, Canton, Ohioi.  28 attended. No program notes found.  Several members were outof town in Florida or Illinois.

1986, February 15: Massillon Women's Club, Massillon, Ohio. 37 attended.  Henry W8OYV described the fine old house.  The entertainment was by a choral group from Washington High School.

1996, February  Otterbein United Methodist Church.
 22 attended.  The scheduled speaker was unable to come.  A question was asked of everyone, "how did you happen to become a ham?"  The question went arouond the room as Hams recalled memories.                                                            
   
Answer to Lunch Bunch Picture

L to R: First Row  Ed  WA8DRT, Roy W8CZA andDon K8DON. Middle Row, Joe W8KDM, Phil W8IIV,John K8LBZ and Harold K8UDO, Back Row, Charley K8BYC and Nelson W8EAR.


DUES

Secretary-Treasurer Dave Glass reminds us that we still have    delinquent members who have not paid their dues for 2005.  Check your wallets and see if your 2006 membership card is there.  If not take out one of those $5.00 bills and send them to Dave  His address is on page 1. TNX OM's!
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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                              FEBRUARY 2006




HAPPY BIRTHDAY

APRIL
W8AU         Perry Ballinger              5th
W8MV        Mel Vye                       10th
W8BML      Myron Kiefaber       16th  ??

MAY
W8GSK       Dave Domer              2nd
W8DIR        Andrew Hogue           8th
KA8FTM      Lee Covert               17th
W8EKL        Mae Rauvola           19th

JUNE

W8DKI         John Linton, Jr.       11th
KG8RN        Jerry Wheeler, Sr.   19th
W8AJR         William Prince        24th      

SUNSHINE  REPORT
 
Kelly Heinbuch W8MO.  Kelly recently  fractured his hip and that it has been surgicaly repaired.  He is recuperating in the Sunset Nursing Home in Millersburg , OH. Phone # is 330-674-0015.

Myron Koyle W8FNM has had his activity severly curtailed for the past six months.  He underwent a  knee replacemnt operation on August 1. Myron has returned home and is doing therapy.

Myron's XYL Adelaine has joined Myron on the Sunshine Report, recovering from a broken leg, resulting from a fall.

Keith Chambers W8VAN.   Haven't  heard from Keith.  He was recovering from Open heart Surgery performed in May.

Continued in next column.

QCWA Chapter 21 Web Page http//www.cmh.net/qcwa
 
Check in # 5800 occurred on January 26, 2006
Check in # 4300 occurred on January  25, 2005
Check in # 2800 occurred on January 14, 2004

Averages out to 1500 hits a year or 125 hits
a month.                                         

REMINDERS

Saturday Breakfast at Perkins Restaurant.
on Everhard Road at 9:00 AM.  Keep it going while Snowbirds have flown south.

First Wednesday Lunch Bunch at noon.
Tim's Tavern
Canton, Ohio
You don't have to be a member. Bring a friend.

 
QCWA International Convention
 Calgary, Alberta , Canada.
September 28 - 30, 2006
See pg 28, Winter 2005 QCWA Journal
or
http://www.qsl.net/ve6afo


Dayton Hamvention
Dayton, Ohio, USA
May 19-21. 2006
See pg 116 QST, February 2006.
or
http://www.hamvention.org


                                                                              
  Sunshine Report  continued.
                          
Keith and Mary Ruth have relocated to a retirement  community in Florida. His new address is
2462 Cherokee Court. The Villages, FL 32162-2627.
e-mail address is still  WQ8H@mindspring.com

Let any Chapter Officers, Directors or Newsletter Editor know of any serious illness of members, or updates on those listed..

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER  
            CANTON, OHIO                                                                                                       NOVEMBER   2005

              
  OFFICERS

 PRESIDENT
 Kay McCune                  W8LNK
 330-499-2520      kmccune@att.net

 VICE PRESIDENT    
 Nelson Caley                 W8EAR
 330-484-2142      w8ear@juno.com


 SECRETARY-TREASURER
 Dave Glass                      W8UKQ
 330-823-4855       w8ukq@juno.com

DIRECTORS
Mel Vye                          W8MV
330-644-4407      mvye@uakron.edu               
Joe Vignos                         W1FEZ
330-497-7742         jpvsr@cmh.net  

          
EDITOR   NEWSLETTER & WEB PAGE
Joe Vignos                         W1FEZ
330-497-7742         jpvsr@cmh.net  
                         
MEMBERSHIP
31 Active Members
Chapter 21 members belong to all three Stark County Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs. This should be fertile hunting grounds for new members.
Why not set a goal of 40 members?
Eligible if licensed in 1980.
  MEETING NOTICE

DATE: November19, 2005

PLACE: Chateau Michele (formerly The Pines)  2231 44th St. NW Canton OH 44709.

TIME: NOON

MENU: Menu, Family StyleMeal.  Includes both Swiss Steak and Baked Chicken, Salad, Vegetable, Potato Beverage and Ice Ceam.

COST: The cost is $15.00 including tax and tip.

RESERVATIONS: Phone or e-mail Dave Glass     by November 12th.

DIRECTIONS: On 44th St NW in Canton, on north side, in second block west of Cleveland Ave. (Behind Fisher's Market)

PROGRAM: Mike Harlan NG8D will be presenting a program on GPS (Global Positioning System) and APRS (Automatic Position Reporting System.) GPS  is a satellite navigation sysem that is nearly standard in all new cars and has many other applications. APRS is a packet based system used by amateur radio ops for tracking and digital communications.                                                     

The November meeting is considered the Annual Meeting of Chapter 21.  This year, an election for one director will be conducted. The nominating committee is submitting W8IIV Phil Gizzi for the position.  Phil has served in several positions in the past, including President.  Nominations from the floor will also be accepted.
If you haven't attended a meeting recently,  recently,PLEASE make an extra effortto make this one. Call Dave Glass W8UKQ and make your reservation
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              QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER            NOVEMBER 2005                                                 

MINUTES: CHAPTER 21 MEETING

AUGUST 20, 2005 
The regular quarterly meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21, Canton, Ohio, was held on August 20, 2005, following dinner at the Country Diner, Alliance,Ohio. President Kay McCune W8LNK presided for a business meeting. David Glass W8UKQ, secretary, kept the minutes. There were 12 members and 10 guests present.

Secretary David Glass reported that the minutes were published in the newsletter and reported on the treasury balance. Comments from members were noted by the president.

President McCune presented the 50 years anniversary and continuouslicensing certificates to Perry Ballinger W8AU..

For the program Nelson Caley introduced our member, Perry Ballinger W8AU, who described in detail with a video presentation his several weeks aboard the LST 325 during its tour of the East Coast from Mobile, AL to Boston, MA. He was the radio officer with many duties. During Field Day he signed as WW2LST/MM 1CDX. DX was used because they were outside the
coastal limit. They were in Boston when the USS Constitution did its annual turn around.

Dennis Moriarty reported that there will be a Stan and Ollie Special Event on October 1st.
The free dinner was won by Jack Bennett W8WEN
Guests' prizes were won by Polly Caley, Mary Frey and Judy Moriarty.  Martha Bennett won the 50-50 drawing.

Respectfully submitted,
 David Glass W8UKQ, Secretary  
                        
QCWA CHAPTERS ON THE AIR

102 Nets. Some Chapters and QCWA National have 2 and 3 separate nets each week. In addition  there are 6 regional and national nets. Cleveland Chapter 1 Net on 146.85 MHZ repeater on Wednesday  8PM comes in very well in Canton area.  Check in !

WILL CHAPTER 21 MAKE IT  101 NETS?


"From the Archives"

by Dave Glass W8UKQ 

1965,  November 13:  Padulas Inn, Massillon.  55 members and guests attended.  Elections:  President:  W. L. Beechy W8LVW;  VP  C. J. Murray W8ZA;  Sec'y.:  Carmello Cicerello; Trustees: Rob Roy W8HR, and Earl Reichman W8NBK.  Wilson Weckel W8AL had received his 50 years award.

1975, November 1::  American Legion Lounge, Massillon.  41 attended. Phil Gizzi W8IIV, Chief with the FAA at Canton Akron Airport, "gave a most enlightening talk on the duties of an Airport Controller."  He, also, discussed his model train collection.  New officers were:  President,
Willard Beechy W8LVW; VP Roy Burckhart  W8CZA; Sec'y., Henry McLaughlin W8OYV; Trustees:  Leonard Reigler W8DNC and Ralph Schoener W8TPS,

1985, November 16:   Golden Tree, Wales Road, Massillon. 44 attended.  Jim Pickerill, local FBI agent in charge, gave a very interesting talk on the FBI and the operations of the department which changed since the days of
J. Edgar Hoover.


1995, November 11:  Kurt's Inn, between Canton and Massillon.  54 were present.  Dave Immel KE4EW discussed the activities of missionaries in New Guinea and described the island, living conditions, and the people. Nelson Caley W8EAR was elected to the post of chapter director.

ED NOTE:  Please look at those attendances, 55, 41, 44 and 54 WOW!
                                       

USSLST 325, which many members of Chapter 21 have followed and visited, arrived in Evansville Indiana, its new home port, on October 14th from Mobile AL. A RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY was held on Saturday , October 15, 2005, 10:00 A.M.  See the   Agenda on the Web LST 325 Link Page.

QCWA Chapter 21 5400th recorded web site 
"HIT" (activation) occurred October 17,  2005.

                                                                    
    
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  QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER              NOVEMBER  2005 



OCTOBER
 W8GAC    John Underwood     7th
K8NIB       Denny Frey            12th
 KA8FTP    Ron Hendershot    29th
W8IIV       Phil Gizzi                  30th


NOVEMBER
N8AIM        Judy McCune         8th
 W8LNK      Kay McCune         16th
  W1FEZ      Joe Vignos             18th
  W8EAR     Nelson Caley          19th

DECEMBER
Nada!   Zilch!

MARC Hamfest

 Massilon Amateur Radio Club hamfest  will be held, its 45th,   on Sunday October  30, at the Boys & Girls Club, 730 Duncan St. SW.  (Note: New Location.) Set-up 6 A.M. Doors Open at
8 A.M.  Admission $5.00.  Tables $11.00
each.  Talk in and directions on MARC W8NP repeater 147.18+ with a PL tone of 110.9 if it is in use. Auction is your chance to slim down yourcollection of parts you will never use again, in and around your shack! 
More details can be found on the MARC
Web Page link, which is Iisted on the Chapter 21 Web Page.

QCWA Chapter 21 will have its' own table again this year. Volunters are needed to take a turn and  inform and recruit.


SUNSHINE REPORT
 
Myron Koyle W8FNM has had his activity severly curtailed for the past six months with bruised knees suffered in a winter fall.  He underwent a  knee replacemnt operation on August 1 at Aultman Hospital. Myron has returned home after a two week stay at Aultman Rehab facility on Woodlawn Ave and is doing Therapy.

Dave Glass W8UKQ our Chapter's secretary-treasurer, has returned home some time ago and has continued  treatment locally.

Phil Gizzi W8IIV successfully underwent  surgery in January and is continuing treatmant locally.

Keith Chambers W8VAN.   Finally heard from Keith. He is recovering from Open heart Surgery performed in May.  Keith sais "So far, so good" Keith and Mary Ruth have relocated to a retirement community in Florida.  His new address is 2462 Cherokee Court. The Villages, FL 32162-2627.   His e-mail address is still:  WQ8H@mindspring.com.

Let any Chapter Officers, Directors or Newsletter Editor know of any serious illness of members.

QCWA 2005  NEWS
Candidates for 2006 Election are listed on pg 15 of the Fall QCWA Journal. Positions of officers are uncontested and will not be listed on ballots. Director candidates can be nominated until December 15. The Spring Journal will have details on all candidates.


 2006 QCWA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
To be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 28 -30 30.  Now is the time to start your vacation plans for 2006.
                   See details in QCWA Fall Journal.

  Alaska Cruise Convention  21-28 August 2005

  ED NOTE:  Had saved space for what sounded to be a fantastic Convention Cruise in Alaska, but evidently the Journal deadline was too tight. (W8UKQ knows about that.)                                                

         
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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER  
            CANTON, OHIO                                                                                                            AUGUST 2005


     OFFICERS
PRESIDENT
Kay McCune                    W8LNK
330-499-2520    kmccune@att.net

VICE PRESIDENT    
Nelson Caley                    W8EAR
330-484-2142 w8ear@juno.com

SECRETARY-TREASURER
Dave Glass                        W8UKQ
330-823-4855  w8ukq@juno.com

DIRECTORS
Mel Vye                            W8MV
330-644-4407   mvye@uakron.edu               
Joe Vignos                         W1FEZ
330-497-7742         jpvsr@cmh.net             
EDITOR   NEWSLETTER & WEB PAGE
Joe Vignos                         W1FEZ
330-497-7742         jpvsr@cmh.net   
DUES ARE DUE
STILL ONLY $5.00
Pay at meeting or Mail to Dave Glass.
Please check your QCWA Natl. Dues.
We do not receive that info until Dec.

 MEMBERSHIP
30 Active Members
Chapter 21 members belong to all three Stark County Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs. This should be fertile hunting grounds for new members.
Anyone licensed in 1980 is elegible!
 
MEETING NOTICE

DATE: AUGUST 20, 2005

PLACE: COUNTRY DINER

2340  West State Street
Alliance, Ohio 44601
330-823=4411

TIME:  6:00 PM

MENU:  Menu: Choice of Roast Beef,Chicken Breast or Ham.(Let Dave Glass know)
Dinners include,Salad, Potatoes, Vegetable, Ice Cream or Sherbet and Beverage

COST: The cost is $11.00 including tax and tip.


RESERVATIONS: Phone or e-mail Dave Glass     by August 14th.

DIRECTIONS: See map below.

PROGRAM: Nelson W8EAR's speaker will present latest on Computers, Amateur Radio and GPS.   

      


Star on map (Diner) is on West State St. which is Rt 62 East
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  QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                       MAY 2005  
MINUTES: CHAPTER 21 MEETING
 February 19, 2005 

The regular quarterly meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21, Canton, Ohio, was held on  May 14, 2005, following dinner at Das Dutch Kitchen, Dalton, OH  President Kay McCune W8LNK presided for a business meeting.  David Glass W8UKQ, secretary, kept the minutes.  There were 10 members and 8 guests present.

Secretary David Glass reported that the minutes were published in the Newsletter and that the treasury balance is $209.  Comments from members were noted by the president.

President McCune suggested that a vote be taken regarding meeting times.  After a short discussion it was moved by Nelson Caley W8EAR, seconded by Denny Frey K8NIB, to leave the times as they are at the discretion of the President.  Motion approved.

President McCune presented the 65 years anniversary certificate to Joe Vignos W1FEZ.

For the program Nelson Caley introduced Tammy Seikel who described with slides the operation and opportunities of the Wilderness Center near Wilmot, Ohio.  Many programs and trails for viewing wildlife are available.
 
Awards were made.  The free dinner was won  by Denny Frey K8NIB.  Guests' prizes were won by Sharon Glass, Pat Vignos, and Ruth Heinbuch.

Respectfully submitted,  David Glass W8UKQ, Secretary                           

  "From the Archives"
by Dave Glass W8UKQ

1965, August 14: 
Bonvechio's, New Philadelphia.   31 present.    Eyeball visiting.
                                  
1975, August 9:  Dutch Valley Restaurant, near Sugarcreek.  45 attended.

1985, August 17:  Bonvechio's, New Philly. 53 present.  An excellent program was presented by Keith Chambers (W8SSA) WQ8H.  The "Queen of the Fleet"  was a film showing the old Streamline #611,    
(continued next column)
                                       
QCWA NEWS

QCWA at Dayton. 185  members signed in at the QCWA booth. 46 new members signed up and 31 members renewed. (QCWA Journal, Summer2005)

Dayton Hamvention attendance was up in 2005.
Official tally was 20,411 vs 19,869 in 2004.
  (QCWA Chapter One 3rd Quarter Newsletter)   
                          
    QCWA CHAPTERS ON THE AIR

102 Nets. Some Chapters and QCWA National have 2 and 3 separate nets each week. In addition  there are 6 regional and national nets. Cleveland Chapter 1 Net on 146.85 MHZ repeater on Wednesday  8PM comes in very well in Canton area.  Check in !

WILL CHAPTER 21 MAKE IT 101 NETS?    

         
QCWA 2005  Alaska Cruise Convention 
21-28 August 2005


Visit: www.qsltravels.org for updated and latest info.
or
Contact Larry McCalvy, WA9JMO, 5400 Six Mile Road Racine WI 53402-9741.
Telephone 262-639-7327 and/or
email   wa9jmo@wi.net

STILL A FEW SPOTS LEFT

                 SEE  Summer QCWA Journal.   
             
 "Archives Continued"

a huge Class J steam locomotive, taking an excursion, through Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, and Illinois, over trestles, through tunnels, with the steam puffing and the wail of the steam whistle.
 

 It brought back memories to all of us who remembered the days of the steam locomotive.  What made it more interesting was the W4GGO was the engineer in charge.

1995,  August 19:   Kurt's Inn, Canton.  No notes about the meeting..
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      QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                             AUGUST 2005                     




JULY
      K8AGB     Dennis Moriarty       16th

AUGUST
     W8FNM     Myron Koyle              8th
     W8MO        Kelly Heinbuch       19th
     WA8DRT   Ed Clinger               28th

SEPTEMBER
        K8SWE       James Foltz         29th                                                 

     SUNSHINE REPORT

Myron Koyle W8FNM has had his activity severly curtailed for the past six months with bruised knees suffered in a winter fall.  He underwent a  knee replacemnt operation on August 1 at Aultman Hospital. After a short stay he will move to Aultman Rehab facility on Woodlawn Ave. His birthday is August 8th. (Send card or phone.)
 
Dave Glass W8UKQ our Chapter's secretary-treasurer, has returned home from University Hospital in Cleveland and will continue treatment locally.

Phil Gizzi W8IIV successfully underwent  surgery January 13 at University Hospital in Cleveland and is recuperating at home and is back on the air.

Dennis Moriarty K8AGB underwent surgery at Mercy Medical Center on November 9.  His recuperation is progressing an he has been getting to club meetngs.
 

BETWEEN MEETINGS


All is not quiet between quarterly meetings! In addition to the Thursday night net, members and guests get together at Tim's Tavern on the first Wednesday of the month for lunch and every Saturday morning at 9 A.M. at Perkin's Restaurant on Everhard Rd for breakfast.




June Luncheon at Tim's Tavern made up in Quality what it lacked in Quantity.

(L TO R) K8NIB Denny, W8LNK Kay, W1FEZ     Joe, W8EAR Nelson and WA8DRT Ed.  
            
Sunshine Report Continued.

Keith Chambers W8VAN   Keith and Mary Ruth have relocated to a retirement community in Florida.  His new address is 2462 Cherokee Court. The Villages, FL 32162-2627  His e-mail aaddress is still W8QH@mindspring.com. (Still no word from Keith! If anyone has heard from him please let us know. Also,  is email correct?)

NOTE:  Please let any Chapter Officers, Directors or Newsletter Editor know of any serious illness of members
.



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        QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                           AUGUST 2005                     
SK

K8MZT, Shirley Rex, QCWA #16926 passed away May 7, 2005 in Scotch Plains, NJ where she had been living with one of he grand daughters. Shirley was first licensed in 1958 and joined QCWA in 1983. Our condolences to her family.

From Obituary: Devoted wife, mother and grandmother passed away in Scotch Plains New Jersey May 7, 2005 after a lengthy illness.  Born in Canton, October 8, 1911, Shirley graduated from McKinley  High School and resided in Canton until 2002.

 Shirley was co-owner of Rex's Heating and Air Conditioning Company with her husband, Charles J. Rex.  Some of her life accomplishments include becoming a licensed pilot, concert pianist, amateur radio operator and member of YLRL.  Using her amateur radio license she volunteered with the Civil Defense and American Red Cross.  She served on the Board of Directors at the YWCA and was a devoted member of the Stark County Wilderness Center where she volunteered many hours of her time.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran church.

 Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Adolph J & Sylvia Emma Richards Roos, her brother Ernst (Bud) J. Roos, her husband Charles J. Rex and her son Charles A. Rex all of Canton.  She is survived by one sister, Elizabeth Donnelly of Scottsdale AZ, two grand daughters, Colette M. Rex of Scotch Plains NJ, and Armonde (Rex) Marker of Deer Park TX, 6 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

 A celebration of her life and interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. The service will be in the Mausoleum Chapel on Saturday, July 23, 2005, at 10 a.m. with Dr. John Mann officiating. The Lamiell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, Shirley requested donations be made to the charity of your choice.

SK'S
Chapter 21 has been sending donations to the QCWA Scholarship Fund in the name of our Silent Keys. In 2004 we had six SK's and have had two so far in 2005.
At the May, 1985, meeting, Shirley Rex K8MZT made a motion that a memorial contribution be made to the QCWA Scholarship Fund in memory of Silent Keys
Silent Keys.  The motion passed

SK

W8NNS, Harold R. Davis , QCWA # 15627 passed away Saturday May 21, 2005.  Harold had joined Canton Chapter 21 following the demise of the Akron QCWA Chapter. Our condolences to his wife Helen.

From Obituary: Residing most of his life in Akron and Cuyahoga Falls, Harold was a graduate of Buchtel High School and attended the University of Akron. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from Ohio Bell in 1981 with over 30 years of service. Harold was the Ham radio operator of W8NNS, he was a member of the Cuya hoga Falls Men's Garden Club, a longtime member and past president of the Ohio Watch and Clock Makers, a member of the YMCA since 1928, and an active member of Bethany United Church of Christ.

Preceded in death by his parents, Justice Bailey and Hazelbell Davis; first wife, Martha Helen Davis; and two sisters. He is survived by his loving wife, Helen Capes Davis; daughters, Carol (Henry) Sherrill of Sarasota, Fla., Suzanne (Charles) Mar tin of Uniontown, Ohio, and Christine (John) Bixler of Beaumont, Texas, and Ruth Ann (Charles) Little of Atlanta, Ga.; son, Robert (Lynn) Capes of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. TUESDAY at the Billow FALLS Chapel, 1907 23rd St., Cuyahoga Falls, with Rev. Mark Steiner officiating. Interment at Glendale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the time of the service. Memorials may be made to the Bethany United Church of Christ, 1235 Broad Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. (Billow FALLS Chapel, 330-867-4141.)


NEXT LOCAL HAMFEST


WARREN AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION HAMFEST. August 21 2005. Trumbull Campus, Kent State University, Work Force Building.  Rt. 45 (Mahoning Ave.) and Rts 5 & 82 By-Pass Warren, OH.  Outdoor Flea Market opens at 6AM, Indoor sale at 8AM, Tickets: $5.00

Talk in: 146.97- (NO PL)
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    QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                         AUGUST 2005    
         ANCHORS AWEIGH!

The Voyage of LST 325 with QCWA Chapter 21's W8AU Perry Ballinger in the Radio Shack.

The "anchors aweigh" function actually happened twice on the LST 325 cruise.  Normally this would not happen when going from a homeport dock to a distant city dock, but it did this time.  I'll explain further on.

Arriving at the ship one week in advance prepared to put the last touches on the restored TDE transmitter, I was inundated with "other requests" such as fixing the general alarms, the 1MC "sound powered" telephone circuits, bridge to engine room and engine room to bridge signalling alarms, the starboard side signal light, etc.  It wasn't until we had been underway from Mobile for 4 or 5 days that I got time to "finish" the TDE and begin tests.  Hooray... the 100+ hours of work (over 2.5 years) paid off!  It worked great!  It was on the air from the Florida east coast up to New England and then back.  HF and MF (500 kHz).  Although WLO radio (Mobile) promised to put their MF station back on for our trip, they did not get on until the Historical "night of nights" annual Coastal Station revival July 12, a week after the LST returned to homeport!  But thanks to battleship USS Massachusetts, we did exercise the 500 kHz channels with them while in the Atlantic.  This was done using the LST call of NWVC and USS Mass callsign NEPL.  Not ham radio, but just as much fun under the umbrella of "commercial maritime radio."  WLO, however, was our constant daily companion on HF marine channels, handling our HF Email, High Seas telephone calls, and other ship's business.

Lastly, mornings and evenings, and times between ship's comms, we did operate all ham bands, even 10 meter and 6 meter openings, using the ship's WW2 gear and the modern Marine and Ham gear.

Sea-wise, we had rough weather on the Florida SW coast, then on the Florida east coast on the upbound trip.  Rolls of 20-25 degrees and pitching that would cause us in the radio room to bounce up and down regularly.  After that it was smooth sailing the rest of the way north.

(Continued next column)

Even going through the Cape Hatteras area was smooth.  We had a 2 knot boost in speed from riding the Gulf Stream north and THIS is what caused the anchor to be used.... We were two days ahead of schedule for visiting Alexandria, VA (Wash, DC).  (Who ever heard of an LST going "too fast?"  :-)   We anchored out overnight at Cape Henry (VA Beach) and then up the Potomac River at Quantico Va, Marine base.  A lesson was learned at Cape Henry... don't let out too much anchor chain!  500 feet of anchor chain takes a long time to winch back in!  (over an hour because of snags)  It didn't happen again!

Passing by George Washington's home at Mt. Vernon is much more ceremonial from the river than when driving up to it from the highway!  The crew mans the rails, salutes for minute or so, the large American flag (ensign) is lowered and raised, and we proceed on... (On the way down river after leaving Alexandria it was dark, so no ceremony was held)  Also, on the way into Alexandria they did something unusual.
They raised the Interstate 495 river bridge to allow us to pass under!  And this was at 9 a.m. on a workday!  The traffic backup was huge!  Fortunately with our horn saluting, we could not hear the commuters swearing!  :-)   (The I-495 bridge is part of the "DC beltway.")

Leaving Alexandria, we went downbound on the Potomac and Chesapeake Bay to reach the Atlantic again, then upbound to Cape Cod for a week at Massachusetts Maritime Academy at the entrance to the Cape Cod Canal.
Very picturesque, but the tide changes there cause a fast current to flow through the Canal one way, then the other way...twice a day!  Up to 6 mph currents that reverse every 12 hours!  Even with triple mooring lines, the ship constantly moved around!

Next, through the canal to Massachusetts Bay and then Boston Harbor, where we docked 3 piers up from the USS Constitution, which we also accompanied on their annual "turn around" out in the Bay.  While there the Carnival cruise liner with Regis and Kelly docked for a day or so; six YP (yard patrol) ships from the Naval Academy (midshipman cruise) visited for about 4 days; the first of four Department of Defense WW2             
               
(Continued on Page 6.)
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Anchors's Aweigh continued.

60th Anniversary celebrations was held at the Constitution; and much more.  Boston is a busy place!

Leaving Beantown, we traveled about 20 miles to Gloucester, MA for 4 days, docking at the Coast Guard station.  The warm friendliness of Gloucester contrasted with the brusk, busy nature of Boston, as the Coast Guard hosts and the working folks of that famous fishing port could not have been friendlier!  The Coast Guard even gave us some great tours of the coastal area on their 47' fast Motor Life Boats!  At 27 knots they could run rings around our lumbering 10 knot LST!  Leaving Gloucester, we did a continuous 11 day run down the Atlantic, back around Florida and up to Mobile.  This time the Cape Hatteras area was not so kind.  30 degree rolls and pitching for over two days, plus the slower pace while bucking the Gulf Stream, caused some grief due to things constantly falling on the deck...not big things, of course.. (the radio gear is bolted down.)  What fell on deck was coffee cups, glass tea pots (broken) plus the usual pencils and paper.  The other radio op was the cause of the Tea mess and coffee spills... I was innocent, as I do not drink coffee, and I did not bring a tea pot!  :-)   Getting used to rough weather at sea was not a problem for me.  I had a lot of that 40+ years ago, and it's true.... just like riding a bicycle, you never forget how to do it!  :-)   I would tell the few younger crew members (who were never at sea before but "Grampa" or "Dad" had been) that it was just like a "cheap carnival ride."  It's just that it didn't stop!

All in all, 7 weeks of cruising, half in port and half at sea, acting as tour guide, helping conduct "at sea" church services, conducting a funeral service for an 81 year old  WW2 vet crewmate (who passed on at Cape Cod, not on the ship); serving as chief radioman, electronics technician, signalman, interior communications tech, electricians mate, and any other duty assigned, and even doing 11 hours of rolling, rocking Field Day as WW2LST/MM, class 1C, DX section!...was a lot of work.... AND a lot of fun!

Hey... when do we go again?   :-)

W8AU  Perry Ballinger

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            CANTON,OHIO                                                                                                            MAY 2005






                        OFFICERS
PRESIDENT
Kay McCune                    W8LNK
330-499-2520    kmccune@att.net

VICE PRESIDENT    
Nelson Caley                    W8EAR
330-484-2142 w8ear@juno.com

SECRETARY-TREASURER
Dave Glass                        W8UKQ
330-823-4855  w8ukq@juno.com

DIRECTORS
Mel Vye                            W8MV
330-644-4407   mvye@uakron.edu               
Joe Vignos                         W1FEZ
330-497-7742         jpvsr@cmh.net             
EDITOR   NEWSLETTER & WEB PAGE
Joe Vignos                         W1FEZ
330-497-7742         jpvsr@cmh.net   
 MEMBERSHIP
31 Active Members
+ 1 on Disabled List.
(Unable to participate)

There are 6 members who have not paid their dues. They have received special notices from the Sec_Treas.

Chapter 21 members belong to all three Stark County Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs. This should be fertile hunting grounds for new members.
Anyone licensed in 1980 is elegible!


MEETING NOTICE

DATE: May 14, 2005

PLACE: Das Dutch Kitchen
14278 Lincoln Way E. (Rte 30)
Dalton, Ohio
We have the Rose Room in the main building.

TIME: Time 5:30 - 8:00 PM  Eat at 6:00 PM

MENU: Menu, Family Style:
Tossed Salad, Roast Beef, Pan Fried Chicken,
Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Assorted Pies and Beverage

COST: The cost is $14.00 including tax and tip.

RESERVATIONS: Phone or e-mail Kay McCune     by May 8th.

DIRECTIONS: Go west on U.S. 30 from I-77.
Das Dutch Kitchen on north side, just beyond Dalton.

PROGRAM: Tammy Seikel will give a talk and slide presntation on the Wilderness Center in Wilmot.

REMINDER:  W8UKQ has QCWA certificates for
W8AU, W8GAC, W1FEZ, W8DIR and K8SWE.
"Come and get them!"  
                                                                                 
 QCWA 2005  Alaska Cruise Convention 
21-28 August 2005

Visit: www.qsltravels.org for updated and latest info.
or
Contact Larry McCalvy, WA9JMO, 5400 Six Mile Road Racine WI 53402-9741.
Telephone 262-639-7327 and/or
email   wa9jmo@wi.net

More info will be updated on Web Page

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MINUTES: CHAPTER 21 MEETING
 February 19, 2005 


The regular quarterly meeting of QCWA Chapter 21 was held Saturday, February19, 2005 at the Hometown Buffet in Canton, Ohio.T

President Kay McCune called meeting to order. No business was carried out as Dave, W8UKQ , Secretary was in the hospital. There were 15 members and guests present.(Snowbirds absence duly noted)

Program was a talk by John Feucht, who is a Pharmacist at the Mercy Medical Center.

Free dinner was won by Robt Prince, WB8AJR. Guest prizes  won by Mary Fry, Vivian Gizzi, and Turna Prince.

Meeting adjourned at 2:00 PM

Thanks to W8IIV Phil Gizzi for input.  

  "From the Archives"
by Dave Glass W8UKQ                                                                                    
1965,  May 8:  At the Atwood Lake Yacht Club courtesy of Mr. and Mrs Henry Partridge.  44 were present.   Earl Reichman W8NBK had won the QCWA
QSO Party. 

1975,  May 10:  The Dutch Valley Restaurant.  58 attended.  Roster stood at 79.

1985,  May 18:  Amish Acres Restaurant, Bolivar.  A visit to Fort Laurens Museum was suggested.  A motion was passed to continue to make  donations
to the Scholarship Fund in memory of Silent Keys.  Annual chapter dues were then approved at $5.00 to be due on September 1st.

1995, May 13:  Anna House Restaurant, Strasburg.  51 attended.  Ed Clinger introduced David Immel KE4EW who is an aircraft mechanic in New Guinea.   Then John Starrett entertained with songs everyone remembered.






SUNSHINE REPORT

Dave Glass W8UKQ our Chapter's secretary-treasurer, has returned home from University Hospital in Cleveland and will continue treatment locally.

Phil Gizzi W8IIV successfully underwent  surgery January 13 at University Hospital in Cleveland and is recuperating at home and is back on the air.  He previously had colon surgery at Mercy Medical Center  on December 2.

Dennis Moriarty K8AGB underwent surgery at Mercy Medical Center on November 9.  His recuperation is progressing and he has been able to do some walking at Canton Centre. Hopes to make February Chapter 21 meeting.
 
Nelson Caley W8EAR underwent back surgery at Aultman Hospital on October 21.  Nelson has been able to make several of our Saurday morning breakfast's and his annual trip to Florida!

Al Alberts W8TTJ had his second cataract operation recently.  All went well ! He also had joined the pacemaker group.  Al has returned home and is back on the air and has been heard on 147.12 repeater and 145.49.

Keith Chambers W8VAN   Keith and Mary Ruth have relocated to a retirement community in Florida.  His new address is 2462 Cherokee Court. The Villages, FL 32162-2627HiHis e-mail address is still W8QH@mindspring.com. (Let us know if that is correct).

K8MZT Shirley Rex. Shirley has moved to 226 Hawthorne St., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076  (NewJersey) to be with a granddaughter. E-mail  gram2225@aol.com.  Best wishes Shirley from you friends at Chapter 21.Recent input said that the email address is not is service.

W8EKL Mae Rouvola is still recouperating from her shoulder replacement surgery. Having therapy 3 times a week at home.

NOTE:  Please let any Chapter Officers, Directors or Newsletter Editor know of any serious illness of members.

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APRIL
    W8AU        Perry Ballinger          5th
    W8MV        Mel Vye                 10th
MAY
    W8GSK       Dave Domer           2nd
    W8DIR        Andrew Hogue        8th
     KA8FTM     Lee Covert             17th
    W8EKL       Mae Rauvola          19th
JUNE
    W8DKI         John Linton, Jr.    11th
       KG8RN        Jerry Wheeler, Sr. 19th  
               W8AJR        William Prince      24th   
          QRT CHAPTERS

In the past year or two, we have seen the passing of two nearby QCWA Chapters.  These were Akron Chapter 39 and Erie, PA Chapter 122.
(Lake Erie Tri-State Chapter 122, now in its' 25th year, formally disbanded October 16th, 2004. Chapter 122 was chartered November 27,1979). 
     QCWA Chapter 21 Web Page

Still going strong.  We had check-in #4600 on April 14th, 2005.  Ayear ago on May 2, 2004 we had ck-in #3200 and on May 3, 2003 ck-in #2000. If you can get to a computer, check http://www.cmh.net/qcwa, or just type in QCWA Chapter 21 on a search engine.

REMINDERS

QCWA NET. Thursday at 7:30 P.M. On 145.11, W0OZZ Repeater.
LUNCH AT TIM'S TAVERN on Parkway St. Canton.  First Wednesday at Noon.
BREAKFAST.  Saturday mornings 9:00 A.M. At Perkins Family Restaurant on Everhard Rd, Canton,OH.


EDITORIAL    "FEZ SEZ"

     Having just returned from a pleasant holiday/ vacation in Florida, it is time to get back in the swing of things in the yard and our amateur radio hobby, much of which is centered around QCWA activity, or should I say lack of activity.
     From what I can find out our Thursday night Net is and has been effectively dead. I checked the frequency and put out a call on April 28th, to dead silence. If any of you follow the Net Reports on our web page you can see the demise of activity this winter.
      Having discussed the Net with several members it appears that there are three fundamental problems.  One, is the repeater we are using and the PLL requirement, which many of our older rigs do not have that capability. The second, is the time of the Net.  Thursday evening at 7:30 P.M.  My observation is that several of our usual check-ins go out for dinner on Thursdays and do not get home in time for the Net. Finally, the third and most serious problem is the declining interest in amateur radio by members in our more senior ranks.
     In closing I might add that the QCWA activity in Florida was much greater.  The QCWA group in Fort Myers has a monthly luncheon meeting, and participates several nets.  The morning QCWA Net which is on 7 days a week has between 10 and 20 check-ins. The evening net is a joint local radio club and QCWA activity.
     I plan to bring this up at our next Board and our May quarterly meeting.
     Please give it some serious thought, as there is no point in having a Net in name only!   
                          
DAYTON HAMVENTION 2005
May 20, 21 & 22,  includes ARRL EXPO--
the 2005 ARRL National Convention,
For more info info check  www.hamvention.org
and at www.arrl.org/expo on the internet.
Please note that our QCWA Maymeeting is a held a week earlier than normal in order to accomodate our active members who attend the event.                          
COOCOM
Unfortunately since COOCOM lost its meeting place restaurant in Sharon, it too has fallen into dormancy!

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             CANTON, OHIO                                                                                                          FEBRUARY  2005


     OFFICERS
PRESIDENT
Kay McCune                   W8LNK
330-499-2520    kmccune@att.net


VICE PRESIDENT    
Nelson Caley                 W8EAR
330-484-2142 w8ear@juno.com

SECRETARY-TREASURER
Dave Glass                      W8UKQ
330-823-4855  w8ukq@juno.com

DIRECTORS
Mel Vye                          W8MV
330-644-4407   mvye@uakron.edu               
Joe Vignos                         W1FEZ
330-497-7742         jpvsr@cmh.net             
EDITOR   NEWSLETTER & WEB PAGE  Joe Vignos                         W1FEZ
330-497-7742         jpvsr@cmh.net

MEMBERSHIP

32 Active Members
+ 1 on Disabled List.
(Unable to participate)

There are 6 members who have not paid their dues. They have received special notices from the Sec-Treas.

Chapter 21 members belong to all three Stark County Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs. This should be fertile hunting grounds for new members.

Remember, anyone who was licensed in 1980 is now elegible!

MEETING NOTICE

DATE: February 19, 2005

PLACE: HOMETOWN BUFFET,
4758 Everhard Rd. N.W.
330-966-8995

TIME: 12 NOON

MENU: Your eyes are bigger than your stomach!

COST: Pay at desk. Cost is approximately $8.00

RESERVATIONS: Phone or e-mail Dave Glass,
W8UKQ by February , 16  2005.

DIRECTIONS: From North. Take I-77 Belden Village Exit. Turn right on Everhard Rd. Go west past two traffic lights to Plaza on left with TJ Maxx. Restaurant is in last building.
 From South. Take I-77 Belden Village exit onto Belden Village Street. Go to 3rd traffic light at Everhard Rd.  Turn left on Everhard and go to Plaza on Left with TJ Maxx. (If you know the BV area, you can turn left at Dressler Rd. and Plaza is on right as you go south.)

PROGRAM: "DRUGS and where are we going with their ups and downs!" will be presented by John Feucht, who is a pharmacist for Mercy Medical Center. Question and Answer period after presentation.                              

QCWA CHAPTER 21'S  FLAG AT HALF STAFF

2004 was not a good year for our Chapter.  We lost six good members. Not the kind of a record year that one wants.  On page 4 of this Newsletter we have reprinted their obituaries which were published ealier in the year, either in the Newsletter or on the Web Page, for those who might have missed them or would like to keep a copy. Let us hope that they have joined a new Net in a better place. We miss them.

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                              FEBRUARY 2005

MINUTES: CHAPTER 21 MEETING
 November  20, 2004
The regular quarterly meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21, Canton, Ohio, was held on  November 20, 2004, following dinner at the Top of the Viaduct, Massillon, Ohio.  President Perry Ballinger W8AU presided for a business meeting.  David Glass W8UKQ, secretary, kept the minutes.  There were 10 members and 9 guests present.

Secretary David Glass reported that the minutes were published in the newsletter and reported the treasury balance.  Comments from members were noted.  The secretary reported that  Ray Scoville K8DEN had become a
Silent Key on November 11, 2004.  Other Silent Keys this year were Ed Gammeter W8CSU, Myrhl Lemley W8MND, and Ralph Schoener W8TPS.

Donations to the QCWA Memorial Scholarship Fund have been made in their memories. Nelson Caley W8EAR pointed out that John Hoffer W8CWY was in the SilentKey list in the recent Journal.  He was a member of the chapter several years ago.  The next meeting will be February 19.

President Perry Ballinger called for a moment of silence in memory of the Silent Keys.

The business of the meeting was election of officers:  vice-president, secretary-treasurer, and one director.  After a period of  absolute chaos when names were suggested and with no acceptances a motion was proposed to turn the matter over to the previous board.  However, at that point
Nelson Caley W8EAR volunteered to be vice-president for the third time,and Joe Vignos W1FEZ volunteered to be a director for two years as well as being editor.  David Glass W8UKQ was retained as secretary-treasurer. On motion by Glass, seconded by Kay McCune W8LNK, the new officers were installed in their offices.  Motion approved.  It should be noted that attention was called to the nomination process in September well before the by-laws guidelines.

Awards were made.  The free dinner was won  by Joe Vignos W1FEZ.  Guests' prizes were won by Sharon Glass, Pat Vignos, and Helen Davis.

Respectfully submitted, 
Dave Glass W8UKQ, Secretary  




2005 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS.
 
( L to R ) W1FEZ Joe Vignos; Director, W8UKQ Dave Glass; Secretary/Treasurer,  W8EAR Nelson Caley,  Vice President;  and  W8LNK Kay McCune, President.
 Note:  W8MV Mel Vye, Director was out of the country at the time of the meeting.           

"From the Archives"
by Dave Glass W8UKQ

1965,  February 13:  Padula's in Massillon, Ohio.  33 attended.  Nice weather.

1975,  February 1:  McDonaldsville Inn.  41 attended.  The chapter roster stood at 79.  There was a period of cold weather.  "Believe it or not,there was one robin wearing snow shoes."

1985, February 16:  The Pines.  41 attended.  There had been several inches of snow.  The program was by Keith Chambers W8SSA (now W8VAN) about Ultra High Voltage Transmission of the Future.

1995, February 18:  Kurt's Inn, Massillon.  30 attended.                                                                              

DUES

Secretary-Treasurer Dave Glass reminds us that we still have six delinquent mebers who have not paid their dues for 2005.  Check your wallets and see if your 2005 membership card is there.  If not take out one of those $5.00 bills and send them to Dave  His address is on page 1. TNX OM's!

QCWA CHAPTER 21 NET

Our Net still meets at 7:30PM on 145.10 -  on the W0OZZ Repeater.  Attendance has been down but we had a good turnout of 10 last Thursday for the melodic tones of our Net Control WA8NZE  Stan Smith.
Make yourself a REMINDER note. We need you!

Check- ins

Jan. 6th
    5
Jan.13th
10
Jan20th
5
Jan 27th

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

JANUARY
WA8NZE    Stan Smith              17th
KE8HA       David Raines          22nd

FEBRUARY
WA8PVS    Walter Strawman    16th  (I)
K8LBZ        John Edel                19th
W8WEN     Jack Bennett            26th 
WD8BGW   Joe Herick              28th

MARCH
W8VAN        Keith Chambers   9th
WA8GXM    Jim Farriss          15th  
W8DEA        Don Wade           19th   
K4FID           Gordon Jones     22nd  (I)
K8KIP          Bob Kiplinger     24th   (I) 
W8UKQ       Dave Glass         25th
                                I = Inactive                           
 


Dennis Moriarty K8AGB has been quite active in the Canton Amateur Radio Club.  He is currently a Trustee and is in charge of Public Relations and Information Service.  He was given a Club Service Award at the January  Awards Dinner.  Congratulations Dennis.        
      
Saturday Breakfast at Perkins Restaurant on Everhard Road at 9:00 AM. This winter has taken it's toll  We started out the year on New Years Day with 15 in attendance. The next week Saturday we had 2, FEZ and XYL. On the 15th we had 4. FEZ, UKQ and XYL's.  The weatherman has projcted a large snowfall for the 22nd! We will be playing it by ear!  Message; Brave the weather, come join us any Saturday that you can!.



   SUNSHINE REPORT   
 
Phil Gizzi W8IIV underwent colon surgery at Mercy Medical Center  on December 2. Phil underwent further surgery at University Hospital in Cleveland on Jan. 13 and is recuperating at home.

Dennis Moriarty K8AGB underwent surgery at Mercy Medical Center on November 9.  His recuperation is progressing well and he hopes to make the February Chapter 21 meeting.

Nelson Caley W8EAR underwent back surgery at Aultman Hospital on October 21.  Nelson has been able to make several Saturday morning breakfasts.

Al Alberts W8TTJ had his second successful cataract operation in January.  Al has also  joined the pacemaker group.  Al also had eye surgery Thursday June 17 at the Cleveland Clinic.  Al is back on the air and has been heard on 147.18 repeater and also on 145.49.

Keith Chambers  W8VAN   "In June 2003 on ...... now get this ......... on Friday, the 13th!  I had double by-pass surgery.  Now this is important .... I did not have a stroke or heart attack, the surgery was done to prevent such things from happening.  Then ....... a week later, I had a rare - very rare - reaction to the surgery.  Well, the reaction was what set me back and I was in and out of the hospital 4 times until the middle of August. I cannot make any promises when I can attend a meeting but I'm still looking forward to it! " (email from Keith to K8AGB) (Ed. note, Keith let's hear from you via e-mail.) 

Shirley Rex. K8MZT has moved to 226 Hawthorne St., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076  (NewJersey) to be with a granddaughter. E-mail  gram2225@aol.com

Mae Rouvola W8EKL is still recouperating from her shoulder replacement surgery. Having therapy 3 times a week at home.

NOTE:    Please let any Chapter Officers, Directors or Newsletter Editor know of any  serious illness of members

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                              FEBRUARY 2005

SILENT KEYS IN 2004.
  2004 was a bad year for QCWA Chapter 21. We lost lost six members to the SK fraternity in the Ether  Waves. Two, W8MND Lem and W8TPSRalph were Charter Members.
  The Chapter send condolences to Dorothy Gammeter, Bill  Schoener K8ZBY, Delores  Lemley, Eileen Polen, Daria Scovill and the daughters of Charley Scott.

SK  Edward Gammeter W8CSU
 Edward C. Gammeter, QCWA #13212, 80, Cadiz, OH died Jan. 7, 2004 at the Harrison County Home, Cadiz. First licensed in 1948 and joined QCWA in 1979. He was a past President of the Pittsburgh, PA  QCWA Chapter.  Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Bice Gammeter; two sons, Roger Gammeter and wife Karen of Cadiz, and Eric Gammeter and wife Barbara of New Market, Md.; three grandchildren, and a great-grandson,

SK  Myrhl Lemley W8MND
   Myrhl Lemley W8MND, QCWA #3305, passed away early Tuesday September 7th at Green Meadows Care Center in Louisville, OH.   "Lem" was a charter member of QCWA Chapter 21. He was first licensed in 1934 and joined QCWA in 1962. He was recently presented with the QCWA Service Award for 70 years of operation.
  Lem was in the Naval Communication Reserve before WW II and served in the Signal Corps of the US Army in the Southwest Pacific during  WW II.  He was retired from the Timken Co. as an mechanical engineer in the Railroad Division.  He was active on 80, 40, 10 and 2 meters until a month ago. Lem was one of the earliest members of the Canton Amateur Radio Club. He was 87.
  He is survived by his wife Delores in Lousiville.
Memorial contributions may be made in Myrhl's name to the charity of your choice.  
                      
   W8TPS SK  Ralph W. Schoener, Sr        Ralph Schoener  W8TPS, QCWA #3226 Life Member,  passed away in Coshocton, OH on Sunday October 10.  Ralph was 90 and the last surviving charter member of QCWA Chapter 21.  He was first licensed in 1929 and had calls W8BPM and W8BPZ prior to his present call. He became a member of QCWA in 1962. He recently was awarded the  QCWA Service Award for 75  years of  licensed radio operation. Ralph was a       retired assistant superintendent at the former Republic Steel Corp. having 37 years of service. He is survived by his son and daughter- -in-law, R.William K8ZBY and Sharon of Coshocton, OH
 SK  David Polen W8FRB
   David Polen, W8FRB, QCWA #8941 died in Aultman Hospital  on Monday, November 29.  He was first licensed in 1944 and joined QCWA in 1974.  Dave served Chapter 21 in many capacities.  He was Vice President in 1981, President in 1982 and served as a Director for eight years.  He received the QCWA Century Club Award in 1997, his 50 year Certificate  in 1997 and the QCWA Meritorious Award in 2004. Dave has been one of our most loyal Net Controler's.
  Born in Massillon, he had been a Canton resident most of is life. He was a 1936 graduate of McKinley High School and was a World War II Army Air Force Veteran. He retired in 1982 from Ohio China Wholesale where he was a part owner. David was an active member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church,.
  He volunteered for the Stark County Adult Literacy Program and had served as a Docent at the McKinley Museum. His hobbies included Ham Radio, oil painting, reading and gardening.
  Survived by his wife of 63 years, Eileen D. (James) Polen, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Steve Autry of Georgetown, TX, and Kyle and Kim Ferrall of Kingwood, TX; four grandchildren, Allison Autry, Jill Smith, and Courtney and Brandon Ferrell, and two great grandchildren, Garrett and Hailey Smith.

 SK Ray Scoville  K8DEN
   Ray Scoville, K8DEN, QCWA #26303 passed away at his home in Alliance, OH on Thursday November 11.  Ray was 60. He was first licensed in 1961 and joined QCWA in 1993. He retired from the US Postal Service after 35 years of service. In addition to QCWA Chapter 21, Ray belonged to the Alliance Radio Club.
  He is survived by his wife 36 years Daria and a brother Tom Scoville.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alliance Visiting Nurse Associates and Hospice

SK Charles Scott  K8BYC
   Charles Scott. K8BYC, QCWA #9393 died in the Windsor Medical Center in North Canton on Tuesday December 28, 2004. Charley was first licensed in 1933 and joined QCWA in 1974.  He was a past president of Chapter 21. He received the QCWA 65 year Certificate in 1998 and the QCWA Chapter 21 70 Year License Recognition Certificate in 1993.  He was also a Life Member of the Canton Amateur Radio Club.
He is survived by his three daughters and their families.

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER
         CANTON, OHIO                                                                              NOVEMBER  2004



PRESIDENT
 Perry Ballinger           W8AU
 330-832-8612      w8au@sssnet.com

 VICE PRESIDENT    
 Kay McCune                       W8LNK
 330-499-2520       kmccune@att.net

 SECRETARY-TREASURER
 Dave Glass                         W8UKQ
 330-823-4855     w8ukq@juno.com

DIRECTORS
 Mel Vye                             W8MV
 330-644-4407      mvye@uakron.edu                              
 Ed Clinger                        WA8DRT
 330-484-774    eclinger@neo.rr.com

EDITOR
   NEWSLETTER & WEB PAGE 
 Joe Vignos                            W1FEZ
 330-497-7742            jpvsr@cmh.net            
  
   MEMBERSHIP

37 Active Members
 + 2 on  Disabled List.
(Unable to participate)
 There are 9 members who have not     paid their dues. They will get special notices from the Dec_Treas.

Chapter 21 members belong to all three Stark County Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs.  This should be fertile hunting  grounds for new members.

Remember, anyone who was licensed in 1979 is now  elegible!


MEETING NOTICE

 DATE: November 20, 2004

PLACE: TOP OF THE VIADUCT RESTAURANT
607 LinclonWay W.  Massillon, OH   330-832-8292

TIME:  12  NOON

MENU: Buffet Style. Baked Chicken, Roast Beef, Red Skin Potatoes, Green Beans with Bacon, Rigatoni,Tossed Salad or Vegetable Tray, Rolls and Butter, Sherbet and Coffee.

COST:$13.00 per person, includes tax &gratuity

RESERVATIONS: Phone or e-mail Dave Glass, W8UKQ by November 15th.

DIRECTIONS: Lincoln Way is main east/west street in Massillon. Restaurant is on west side of TuscaravisRiver. Best approach from north and south is Rt 21.  Exit is called Lillian Gish Blvd. It  is just a few hundred yards long. Go west on Lincoln Way. 
    See map on page 4.

PROGRAM: Phil Gizzi W8IIV will tell us about the development of the Air Park at the entrance to the Akron-Canton airport. Phil  was involved on the planning and promotion of  the project. He will have drawings and a scale model of the Wright brothers' plane.
                             
ANNUAL MEETING

This meeting is our "Annual Meeting." and the main order of business will be the election of the Vice-President and one Director. VP Kay McCune will move up to the office of President and Ed Clinger will finish his 2 year term as Director.  Nominees for these two offices have yet to be found as we go to press. If  none are found, nominations from the floor will be the order of business.
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SK
Ray Scoville,  K8DEN

Ray Scoville, K8DEN, QCWA #26303 passed away at his home in Alliance, OH on
Thursday November 11.  Ray was 60. He was first licensed in 1961 and joined QCWA in 1993. He retired from the US Postal Service after 35 years of service.
In addition to QCWA Chapter 21, Ray belonged to the Alliance Radio Club.

He is survived by his wife 36 years Daria and a brother Tom Scoville.  QCWA Chapter 21 offers our condolences to them

Burial Service will be at 1:15 PM Monday, Nov. 15,at Highland Memorial Park Chapel in Beloit , with the Reverend Dave Hostetter officiating.  Friends may call prior to the service, from Noon to 1:00 PM at the Gednetz-Rusek Funeral home in Sebring, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alliance Visiting Nurse Associates and Hospice.



          QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER         NOVEMBER  2004
        
MINUTES:CHAPTER 21 MEETING
 August 21, 2004

The regular quarterly meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21, Canton, Ohio, was held on  August 21, 2004, following dinner at the Amish Door, Wilmot, Ohio.
 
President Perry Ballinger W8AU presided for a business meeting.  David Glass W8UKQ, secretary, kept the minutes.  There were 14 members and 13 guests present.

Secretary David Glass reported that the minutes were published in the newsletter and  the treasury balance.  Comments from members were noted.  The secretary reported that  three members are in the hospital.  He reported renewing his license online on the FCC web site.  The new license was received eight days later. 

President Ballinger presented the 55 years Anniversary Award for amateur operation to Nelson Caley W8EAR.

Editor Joseph Vignos, Sr. W1FEZ introduced his son, Joseph Vignos, Jr., who described his recent five years in Japan.  A world traveler, he first went to Japan in 1990.  He returned there in 1998 and lives in Shimonoseki where he teaches English.  He was married there in 2002.  He discussed  the economy, customs, and tourism. 

Awards were made.  The free dinner was won  by Kelly Heinbuch W8MO. Guests' prizes were won by Martha Vye, Helen Davis, Doris Clinger, and Polly Caley.

Respectfully submitted,
Dave Glass W8UKQ, Secretary


"From the Archives"
by Dave Glass W8UKQ


1964,  November 12:  Village Inn near Lake Myers, Canton.  The business meeting approved motions to hold meetings every three months and on Saturdays.

1974,  November 16:  Dutch Valley Restaurant.  "..followed by a short election of officers for 1975."

1984, November 18:  Skyland Pines.  Elections were held.

1994,  November 19:  Ricky Ly's.  42 attended.  In the business meeting approval was given to continue the practice of sending $25 for each Silent Key to the QCWA Scholarship Fund.  Mel Vye W8MV narrated an audio/visual scrapbook of his recent vacation in Southeast Asia.

SK
Ralph W. Schoener, Sr.  W8TPS

Ralph Schoener  W8TPS, QCWA #3226 Life Member,  passed away in Coshocton, OH on Sunday October 10.  Ralph was 90 and the last surviving charter member of QCWA Chapter 21.  He was first licensed in 1929 and had calls W8BPM and W8BPZ prior to his present call. He became a member of QCWA in 1962. He recently was awarded the  QCWA Service Award for 75  years of  licensed radio operation.

Ralph was a retired assistant superintendent at the former Republic Steel Corp. having 37 years of service. Our condolences to his son and daughter-in-law, R.William K8ZBY and Sharon of Coshocton, OH.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 11a.m.at the Atkinson-Feucht-Shaidnagle, 26 2nd St. N.E. in Massillon. Burial is in Sunset Hills Park, Massillon,OH.

SK
Myrhl Lemley W8MND

Myrhl Lemley W8MND, QCWA #3305, passed away early Tuesday September 7th at Green Meadows Care Center in Louisville, OH.   "Lem" was a charter member of QCWA Chapter 21. He was first licensed in 1934 and joined QCWA in 1962. He was recently presented with the QCWA Service Award for 70 years of operation.

Lem was in the Naval Communication Reserve before WW II and served in the Signal Corps of the US Army in the Southwest Pacific during WW II.  He was retired from the Timken Co. as an mechanical engineer in the Railroad Division.  He was active on 80, 40, 10 and 2 meters until a month ago. Lem was one of the earliest members of the Canton Amateur Radio Club. He was 87.

He is survived by his wife Delores in Lousiville. QCWA Chapter 21 offers our condolences to Delores.

Funeral Services were held on Friday at 12:00 Noon at the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home, 303 S. Chapel St., Louisville, OH. with Rev. Wendy Bausman of Christ Presbyterian Church of Canton officiating. Burial is in Union Cemetery in Louisvile, OH.
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Memorial contributions may be made in Myrhl's
name to the charity of your choice.                                           

Other QCWA Silent Keys:

Jim Walsh, W7LVN, QCWA General Manager from 1992 to 2003died on Sept. 4, 2004.
Gerry Wentz, KC4EHT, Editor of the QCWA Journal died on Sept. 8, 2004.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

OCTOBER
W8GAC    John Underwood     7th
K8ZMT     Shirley Rex              8th
K8BYC     Charley Scott          10th
K8NIB       Denny Frey            12th
KA8FTP    Ron Hendershot     29th
W8IIV       Phil Gizzi                30th

NOVEMBER
N8AIM      Judy McCune         8th
W8LNK     Kay McCune         16th
W8TTJ      Al Albert                17th
W1FEZ      Joe Vignos             18th
W8EAR     Nelson Caley         19th

DECEMBER
W8TPS     Ralph Schoener *   16th
          *SK Oct. 10, 2004                  

QCWA Chapter 21 at MARC Hamfest


WA8DRT Ed Clinger and W1FEZ Joe Vignos take their turn on the QCWA Table at the Massillon Amateur Radio Club Hamfest on Oct. 31, 2004.  Other members taking a turn were W8IIV Phil Gizzi, W8UKQ Dave Glass, and K8NIB Denny Frey.  Several prospective members were given applications and some mebers paid their dues! Radio,  test equip- ment and spare parts from W8MND estate were sold at a table and wereauctioned.

SUNSHINE REPORT

Dennis Moriarty K8AGB will undergo surgery Nov. 9th. Best wishes Dennis.

Nelson Caley W8EAR underwent back surgery at Aultman Hospital on October 21.  He is  recuperating at home.

Ray Scoville K8DEN  had surgery recently at Mercy Hospital, was home for several weeks and is now back  in Mercy Hospital.

Dave Polen W8FRB underwent  surgery August  9th at Aultman Hospital  and is recuperating at Manor Care in Belden Village.  Visitors allowed. Rm. 212.

Al Albert W8TTJ joined the pacemaker group. Al also had eye surgery Thursday June 17 at the Cleveland Clinic. Al is back on the air and has been heard on 147.18 repeater and 145.49.

Keith Chambers W8VAN   In June 2003 on ....... now get this ......... on Friday, the 13th!  I had double by-pass surgery.  Now this is important .... I did not have a stroke or heart attack, the surgery was done to prevent such things from happening because some blockage had already started to build up in my heart arteries.  I was home from the hospital in four days and going and coming very nicely.  Then ....... a week later, I had a rare - very rare - reaction to the surgery.  So rare, that my heart surgeon, cardiologist, etc had heard and read about such reactions, but I was the first screwball to experience one that they knew!  I'll do anything for attention!  Well, the reaction was what set me back and I was in and out of the hospital 4 times until the middle of August.  It left me fatigued and weak and I still am ...... although not as bad, to this day.  Now, that's what's happening happened. Please tell all my dear QCWA friends that I think of them often.  I cannot make any promises when I can attend a meeting but I'm still looking forward to it!  (email from Keith to K8AGB)

K8MZT Shirley Rex. Shirley has moved to 226 Hawthorne St., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076  (NewJersey) to be with a granddaughter. E-mail  gram2225@aol.com.  Best wishes Shirley from you friends at Chapter 21.

K8BYC  Charlie Scott has moved to the Windsor Medical Center on Easton St. in North Canton.

W8EKL Mae Rouvola is still recouperating from her shoulder replacement surgery. Having therapy. Progress painfully slow according to Mae.

(Please notify a club officer or newsletter editor of any
member who is ill or hospitalized.)
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       QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER             NOVEMBER  2004
 TOP OF THE VIADUCT RESTAURANT
607 Lincoln Way W. Massilon, OH
330-832-8292  



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QCWA  CHAPTER  21  NEWSLETTER   
        CANTON, OHIO                                                                                          AUGUST 2004



OFFICERS
PRESIDENT
Perry Ballinger        W8AU
        330-832-8612     w8au@sssnet.com                   
VICE PRESIDENT    
Kay McCune                   W8LNK
330-499-2520    kmccune@att.net

SECRETARY-TREASURER
Dave Glass                      W8UKQ
330-823-4855      w8ukq@juno.com

DIRECTORS
Mel Vye                          W8MV
         330-644-4407   mvye@uakron.edu                                  
 Ed Clinger                     WA8DRT
330-484-774 eclinger@neo.rr.com

EDITOR NEWSLETTER and
WEB PAGE 
Joe Vignos                       W1FEZ
        330-497-7742        jpvsr@cmh.net            
    
  MEMBERSHIP

41 Active Members
 + 2 on  Disabled List.
(Unable to participate)

That's a 10 % increase in membership this year.  Chapter 21 members belong to all the three Stark Countyl Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs.  This should be fertile hunting grounds for new members.

Remember, anyone who was licensed in 1979 is now  elegible!


MEETING NOTICE


   PLACE:      AMISH DOOR RESTAURANT,  WILMOT, OH

   TIME:       Arrive at 5:30 P.M..  Eat at 6:00 P.M.

   MENU:     The meal will be Family Style. The offerings
                     will be
Roast Turkey and  Swiss Steak  Included
                     are Mashed  Potatoes, Dressing(stuffing),
                     Gravy, Corn,
Tossed Salad, Dinner Rolls,
                     Beverage and Home
Made Pie.
                   
                
   COST:     $15.00 per person, which  includes tax & gratuity.

   RESERVATIONS: Phone or e-mail Dave Glass, W8UKQ
                                  by August 15, 2004.

   NOTE:  We MUST pay for all reservations we make!
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   DIRECTIONS: From  I-77. From North I-77 , US 62 south to       US30.  West on US 30/62 to US21/62. Follow US 62 south to    Wilmot.  From South I-77, Take exit 87, US 250 west to US62.    Follow US 62 south to Wilmot.

    Amish Door is on south side of US 62.
 
   PROGRAM:  Joe Vignos Jr. will describe living and working     
   in Japan the past five years.

DUES ARE DUE        

$$$$$ (STILL ONLY 5 DOLLARS.)$$$$$

Check you  Web Page Notice now

04 = Due NOW!
05 = OK for another year.
06 = OK for 2 more years.
L = OK forever.

Please check your QCWA National Dues..
We do not receive that information until December.
                       
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  QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                   AUGUST   2004 
    

MINUTES: CHAPTER 21 MEETING  MAY 8, 2004
The regular quarterly meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21, Canton, Ohio, was held on  May 8, 2004, following dinner at the Cottage at Das Dutch Kitchen,Dalton, Ohio.  President Perry Ballinger W8AU presided for the business meeting.  David Glass W8UKQ, secretary, kept the minutes.  There were 16 members and 14 guests present.

Secretary David Glass reported that the minutes were published in the Newsletter and reported the treasury balance. Comments from members were noted. The secretary distributed membership list to members.

Our senior charter member, Ralph Schoener W8TPS, received the QCWA 75 Years Service Award. A photo copy was displayed. He received the QCWA National Life Membership.


BPL, broadband over power lines, was discussed. An idea of the
interference can be found by logging onto a web site, then listening to the phone line noise. Dennis Moriarty K8AGB suggested writing to our
congressmen and asking them why is the FCC a cheerleader for BPL. Also, remind them that we are in the Amateur Radio Service.


Ed Clinger WA8DRT introduced the program. Welton Stine WA8JLM and his wife, Kathleen, from Sugar Creek, described their eleven trips to Australia with slides. Upon her graduation from college their daughter took a teaching job there. She now has a family. They have traveled much of the east coast of Australia.

Awards were made. The free dinner was won by Joe Vignos W1FEZ. Guests'
prizes were won by Martha Vye, Helen Trompower, Pat Vignos, and Bill
Prince's friend, Turj. The 50-50 drawing was won by Denny Frey K8NIB.


Respectfully submitted,
David Glass W8UKQ, Secretary
From the Archives"
by Dave Glass W8UKQ

1964, July 12, Sunday:   The seventh meeting was a picnic.  Due to the inclement weather the meeting was held in the Perrysville Fire Department
Building. Twenty present.

1964, September 10: The eighth meeting was held at Bonvechio's south of New Philadelphia. 26 present. Elections were held and all officers were
elected by acclamation. President, Henry McLaughlin W8OYV, V. P., Willard Beechy W8LVW, Secy.-Treas., Carmello Cicerello W8NAL, Directors, Rob Roy W8HR and Earl Reichman W8NBK. Lyle Gray W8EUK left the next day
for Central America. He was YN1BN and called home on 14,310 Kc.

1974, August 17: Buckeye Hotel in Uhrichville. 41 attended.

1984, August 18: Chalet in the Valley. 50 attended. A selection of live Swiss music was provided. Dave Rinehart and Joe Quinn presented a program about Messenger Pigeons. There was a thunderstorm as the meeting
ended.

1994, August 20: Atwood Lake Lodge. 57 attended. Mel Vye W8MV gave a
brief report on his trip to Southeast Asia.

 QCWA 2004
INTERNATIONALCONVENTION

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, National Capital Chapter 70 will host the QCWA 2004 Convention., October 15,16 & 17, 2004.  Hosted by National Capital Chapter 70.

The Convention will take place in the newly renovated Lord Elgin Hotel in downtown Ottawa.
A block of rooms have been reserved for QCWA guests. Just phone 613-235-3333 and make your reservation before Sept. 15. Our QCWA Convention rate is $98.94 in US funds.  You must mention QCWA Convention to ensure special rate. (Rate changes with currency flucuations.)  Taxes and parking are exrtra.

Advance Registration form and information are available on page 29 of the  Spring  or Summer 2004 QCWA Journal.

For further info... www.qcwa.org/2004convention.htm
    or phone  George Roach 613-234-0885.

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                    AUGUST   2004 
   


HAPPY BIRTHDAY

JULY
K8AGB    Dennis Moriarty      16th
W8ITD       Roger Scritchfield    27th
W8FRB     David Polen            28th

AUGUST
W8NNS     Harold Davis          2nd
WB8VUN     Dick Stell            7th
W8FNM     Myron Koyle          8th
W8MO     Kelly Heinbuch       19th
WA8DRT     Ed Clinger          28th


SEPTEMBER
WA8HH0     James France    14th
K8SWE      James Foltz        19th


  SUNSHINE REPORT

Myrhl Lemley W8MND
Lem has been discharged from Aultman Hospital where he underwent tests and is now at Green Meadows Nursing facility  on Rt. 62 Northeast of Louisville.(Just east of OH 44)

Dave Polen W8FRB
is  scheduled to undergo surgery August  9th at Aultman Hospital.
Al Alberts W8TTJ joined the pacemaker group this past week at Mercy Medical Center.  Al has returned home and is feeling fine. Al also had eye surgery Thursday June 17 at the Cleveland Clinic.  Recovery is progressing slowly. Second check-up due shortly.  Al is back on the air and has been heard on 146.79 repeater and 147.57 "Old Goats" at 8:00 P.M.
Keith Chambers W8VAN  was scheduled to have a pace maker installed on December 23, 2003.
Keith had double bypass surgery on June 12, 2003  was released from hospital in 5 days.
Shirley Rex K8MZT has moved to 226 Hawthorne St., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076  (NewJersey) to be with a granddaughter. E-mail  gram2225@aol.com.  Best wishes Shirley from you friends at Chapter 21.
Charlie Scott  K8BYC  has moved to the Windsor Medical Center on Easton St. in North Canton.

Continued in Next Column.




QCWA Chapter 21 President Perry Ballinger W8AU recently       visited Ralph Schoener W8TPS at his home in Coshocton to         present him with QCWA Awards for both 75 years operation and  a Special Service Award for his 75th Anniversary.                            Congratulations Ralph!

BETWEEN MEETINGS
All is not quiet between quarterly meetings! In addition to the Thursday night net, members and guests get together at Tim's Tavern on the first Wedensday of the month for lunch and every Saturday morning at 9 A.M. at Perkin's Restaurant on Everhard Rd for breakfast.

JULY LUNCH AT TIM'S TAVERN


13 lucky ones enjoyed lunch on July 7th. L to R: WA8DRT, K8HSQ,W8LNK,  KC80U, W8FRB, W8IIV, W8UKQ, K8DEN,  KC80N, W8EAR AND  K8LBZ.  Missing in photo W8AU and W1FEZ.  (Photo by W1FEZ) .A short board meeting was held following lunch to discuss QCWA Net and August meeting.

(Photo of Breakfast Group can be seen on page 4.)

(SUNSHINE REPORT continued)

W8EKL Mae Rouvola is still recouperating from her shoulder replacement surgery. Having therapy 3 times a week at home. She hopes to make the May meeting.

NOTE:    Please let any Chapter Officers, Directors or Newsletter Editor know of any serious illness of members.

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  QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                   AUGUST   2004 
    

2004 QCWA ELECTION RESULTS

2307 Ballots returned.

Constitutional Change was approved.
    YES    1925
     NO       291

NEW OFFICERS

President:        John B. Johnson W3BE
Vice President:    Bob Roske, N0UF
Secretary:        Alan J. Pickering, KJ9N
Treasurer:        Frank C. Harris, WA4PAM

Len Nathanson, W8RC is the only OH Director.
See Directors Elected in next column.

Saturday Breakfast at Perkins on Everhard Road.


Kicking off July 4th weekend. Recognize them? 
 L to R.
Pat, Kay, Polly, Helen, Mary, Denny, Rodger, Nelson and Phil. Empty chair Joe, who took picture.  Join us at 9 A.M. every Saturday.
QCWA  48TH  ANNUAL  QSO PARTY  September 18th at 1800 Hrs UTC.
Will run for 24 hours.  Both CW & Phone may be used.  See p12 QCWA Summer Edition for details and entry form.

QCWA CHAPTERS ON THE AIR

102 Nets. Some Chapters and QCWA National have 2 and 3 seperate nets each week. In addition  there are 6 regional and national nets. Cleveland Chapter 1 Net on 146.85 MHZ repeater on Wednesday  at 8PM comes in very well in Canton area.  Check in !


MAY 8TH MEETING AT DAS DUTCH KITCHEN



WA8JLM  Audience View Slide Presentation.
Front row, left to right.  W8UKQ  Dave Glass, W8IIV Phil Gizzi, N8AIM Judy McCune and WB8AJR Bill Prince.
2nd row at table, Sharon Glass, W8MV Mel Vye, Martha Vye, Pat Vignos and W1FEZ Joe Vignos. (Photo by Kay McCune  W8NLK)


Quite often ham radio takes second place to food.  You can see which has priority at this table.  John K8LBZ and Janet Edel wonder if the main platter will make it to their end of the table.Photo by W!FEZ.

2004 DIRECTOR ELECTION RESULTS.

                     Thomas J. Atkins, VE3CDM
                      Harold Chase, W1EES
                      Lew Gordon, K4VX
                     Jerrel Jones, W5TUU
                      Ray Minichiello, W1BC
                      Leonard B. Nathanson, W8RC
                      Blanche L. Randes, W4GXZ
                      Edward W. Yoder W3YMB
            
NEXT LOCAL HAMFEST

47th ANNUAL WARREN AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION HAMFEST. August 15, 2004.
Trumbull Campus Kent State University Work Force Building.  Rt. 45 (Mahoning Ave.) and Rts 5 & 82 By-Pass Warren, OH.  Outdoor Flea Market opens at 6AM, Indoor sale at 8AM, Tickets: $5.00

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER NEWSLETTER
      CANTON, OHIO                                                                                 MAY 2004




 OFFICERS
PRESIDENT
Perry Ballinger        W8AU
330-832-8612     w8au@sssnet.com

VICE PRESIDENT    
Kay McCune                   W8LNK
330-499-2520       kmccune@att.net

SECRETARY-TREASURER
Dave Glass                      W8UKQ
330-823-4855     w8ukq@juno.com

DIRECTORS
Mel Vye                          W8MV
330-644-4407     mvye@uakron.edu
                      
 Ed Clinger                     WA8DRT
330-484-774    eclinger@neo.rr.com

EDITOR
   NEWSLETTER & WEB PAGE 
Joe Vignos                         W1FEZ
330-497-7742         jpvsr@cmh.net 

      MEMBERSHIP

41 Active Members
+ 2 on  Disabled List.
 (Unable to participate.)

  ON THE INTERNET    
        
  QCWA CHAPTER 21 WEBPAGE  WITH TIMELY  UPDATES & NEWSLETTER .

http://www.cmh.net/qcwa


MEETING NOTICE

       DATE:  May 8, 2004.

       PLACE: The "Cottage" at Das Dutch Kitchen
       Route 30, Lincoln Way West, Dalton, OH

       TIME: 6:00 P.M. Dinner at 6 :30.

       MENU: Buffet Style:  Roast Beef,  Roast Turkey,                  Alaskan Pollak White Fish.
       Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Asssorted Pies
       & Beverage.
    
COST: $15 includes tax & gratuity.                            

        RESERVATIONS:  Phone or e-mail                      
        W8UKQ by May 3, 2004.                                       

       DIRECTIONS:  Go west on U.S. 30 from I-77.
       Das Dutch Kitchen on north side, just beyond Dalton.                 

     PROGRAM:  Welton Stine WA8JLM  of                              Sugarcreek, OH  will present a program on his  trips to Australia

                                                                                          
   WELCOME NEW MEMBERS TO CHAPTER 21
 
Most recent new members to QCWA Chapter 21 are:

Albert M. Albert  W8TTJ Canton, OH

Ronald Hendershot  KA8FTP  Canton, OH

Lee Covert  KA8FTM  Canton, OH

Rodger Trompower  KA8FTS Canton, OH


Welcome aboard !  That's a 10 % increase in membership this year.  Chapter 21 members belong to all the three Stark Countyl Amateur Radio Clubs as well as the TUSCO and Akron area clubs.  This should be fertile hunting grounds for new members.
Remember, anyone who was licensed in 1979 is now  elegible!



     QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                        MAY  2004                         
MINUTES: CHAPTER 21 MEETING
 FEBRUARY 21, 2004


The regular quarterly meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21, Canton, Ohio, was held on February 21, 2004, at Old Country Buffet, Canton, Ohio. Following the luncheon, vice president Kay McCune W8LNK presided for a business meeting.  David Glass W8UKQ, secretary, kept the minutes.  There were 18 members and 15 guests present.
Introductions were made including new members, Rodger Trompower KA8FTS, Lee Covert KA8FTM,   Jack Bennett W8WEN, Andy Hogue W8DIR, and a visitor, Wally Pealy K8WLP.
Secretary David Glass reported that the minutes were published in the newsletter and the treasury balance.  Comments from members were noted.
A thank you note was received from Dorothy Gammeter.  The new QCWA General Manager, Chuck Walbridge K1IGD, expects to be in operation by the end of March.

Our editor and web master, Joseph Vignos W1FEZ, was featured in an article in The Repository about amateur radio.  Our newsletter was on his desk, and our web site was up on his computer.  Other hams from the area who were in the article were Jason Stroll KC8LIN, Randy Phelps KD8JN, Dave Beltz WD8AYE, and Frank Dearman W8TUY.

QCWA gold certificates were awarded as follows:

Meritorious Award:  David W. Polen W8FRB
55 Years Anniversary:  Mae Rouvola W8EKL.  Her OM Ray received the award
because Mae was in the hospital.
50 Years Anniversary:  David Glass W8UKQ
50 Years Continuously Licensed:  David Glass W8UKQ
Century Club:  Philip A. Gizzi W8IIV
Century Club:  Andrew R. Hogue W8DIR

There are several other certificates to be delivered soon.  Awards were made.  The free dinner was won  by Judy McCune N8AIM.

Guests' prizes were won by Martha Vye, Helen Trompower, Eileen Polen, Helen Davis, and Dennis Morarity. The 50-50 drawing was won by Kay
McCune.

(CONTINUED IN NEXT  COLUMN)
From the Archives"
by Dave Glass W8UKQ


1964,  May 14:  McDonaldville Inn.  19 present.  There was considerable discussion of the next meeting date and time.  Finally, it was settled on July 12, 6 PM, in the Mansfield area.  Other chapters will be invited.

1974, May 11:  Der Dutchman in Walnut Creek, Ohio.  42 attended.  Gene Beckwith W8KXR had slides and a program about the rain forest in Brazil.

1984, May 26:  Plain and Fancy Restaurant, New Philadelphia, Ohio.  The next newsletter is not available for information.

1994, May 28:  Chalet in the Valley, Holmes County.  A speaker from Warner Cable was scheduled.  No minutes or information in the next newsletter.

  
QCWA 2004 NATIONAL CONVENTION

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, National Capital Chapter 70 will host the QCWA 2004 Convention., October 15,16 & 17.
Convention will take place in the Lord Elgin Hotel - a newly renovated hotel in downtown Ottawa.
A block of rooms have been reserved for QCWA guests. Just phone 613-235-3333 and make your reservation. Our QCWA Convention rate is $98.94 in US funds.  You must mention QCWA Convention to ensure special rate. (Rate changes with currency flucuations.)  Taxes and parking are exrtra.

Advance Registration form and information are available on page 29 of the  Spring 2004 QCWA Journal.
For further info... www.qcwa.org/2004convention.htm
    or phone  George Roach 613-234-0885.

     (2004 February 21 Minutes continued.)

President Perry Ballinger W8AU showed an interesting video/PowerPoint presentation about his volunteer service aboard the LST 325 last July. He was the radio officer during its river cruise from St. Louis, MO to Jeffersonville, IN.

Respectfully submitted,
David Glass W8UKQ, Secretary



      QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                             MAY   2004




  APRIL
W8AU        Perry Ballinger          5th
W8MV        Mel Vye                 10th


MAY
W8GSK       Dave Domer           2nd
W8DIR       Andrew Hogue         8th
K8DEN       Ray Scoville           13th

KA8FTM     Lee Covert            17th

W8EKL       Mae Rauvola          19th

JUNE

W8DKI         John Linton, Jr.    11th
 W8MND      Myrhl Lemley         16th
   KG8RN     Jerry Wheeler, Sr.    19th   W8AJR         William Prince     24th



 
           SUNSHINE REPORT   
 
    W8VAN Keith Chambers was scheduled to have a pace maker installed on December 23. Keith had double bypass surgery on June 12  was released from hospital in 5 days.  Keith has been home since July 21

    K8MZT Shirley Rex. Shirley has moved to 226 Hawthorne St., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(NewJersey) to be with a granddaughter. E-mail  gram2225@aol.com.  Best wishes Shirley from you friends at Chapter 21.

    K8BYC  Charlie Scott has moved to the Windsor Medical Center on Easton St. in North Canton.

   W8EKL Mae Rouvola is still recouperating from her shoulder replacement surgery. Having therapy 3 times a week at home. She hopes to make the May meeting.

    NOTE:    Please let any Chapter Officers, Directors or Newsletter Editor know of any  serious illness of members.

COOCOM. Still on inactive list.  Paul Poling reports Cleveland QCWA Chapter 1 may set up reorganiztional meeting shortly and would like our Chapter 21 input.

AWARDS PRESENTED AT FEBRUARY MEETING



Phil Gizzi W8IIV, Dave Glass W8UKQ and Dave Polen W8FRB show their awards presented by Perry Ballinger W8AU Chapter 21 President. See story below. (Photo by Ed Clinger WA8DRT)

CENTURY CLUB AWARD

Perry Ballinger W8AU and Dave Glass W8UKQ visited  W8DIR Andrew Hogue to present him with the QCWA Century Club Award,  (Photo by Ed Clinger WA8DRT.)  
QCWA CHAPTER 21 BREAKFAST AT PERKINS




Look at what you're missing.  16 members and XYL's
enjoyed a breakfast get together at Perkins Restaurant on Saturday morning at 9AM.  You too can be there next Saturday!  How many can you identify?
(photo by the FEZ)
.


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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                             MAY   2004
Net Control  for October, November 2004

October 21st
W1FEZ
Joe Vignos
6 ck-ins
October 28th
WA8DRT
Ed Clinger
7 ck-ins
Nov 4th
KA8FTS
Roger Trompower
5 ck-ins
Nov 11th
KA8FTS
Roger Trompower
6 ck-ins
Nov 18th
WA8DRT
Ed Clinger
5  ck-ins
Nov 25th
WA8DRT
Ed Clinger
5  ck-ins

QCWA CHAPTER 21, MEMBERSHIP LIST, JANUARY  2005
Call

K8AGB
K8LBZ
K8NIB
K8SWE
KA8FTM
KA8FTP
KA8FTS
KE8HA
KG8RN
N8AIM
W1FEZ
W8AU
W8DEA
W8DIR
W8DKI
W8EAR
W8EKL
W8FNM
W8GAC
W8GSK
W8IIV
W8LNK
W8MO
W8MV
W8NNS
W8TTJ
W8UKQ
W8VAN
W8WEN
WA8DRT
WA8HHO
WA8NZE
WA8PVS
WB8AJR
WB8VUN
WD8BGW
WD8ITD
K8MZT

1st Name

Dennis
John T.
Denny
James E.
Lee E.
Ronald D.
Rodger K.
David
Jerry P.
Judith
Joseph P.
Perry
Don
Andrew
John A.
Nelson M.
Mae
Myron R.
John S.
David J..
Philip A.
Kay
J. Kelly
Melvin C.
Harold
Albert M.
David L.
Keith
Jack
Edwin L.
James L.
Stanley L.
Walter
William
Richard
Joseph
Roger
Shirley

Last Name

Moriarty
Edel
Frey
Foltz
Covert
Hendershot
Trompower
Raines
Wheeler Sr.
McCune
Vignos
Ballinger
 Wade
Hogue
Linton Jr.
Caley
Rauvola
Koyle
Underwood
Domer
Gizzi
McCune
Heinbuch
Vye
Davis
Albert
Glass
Chambers
Bennett
Clinger
France
Smith
Strawman
Prince
Stellarini
Herrick
Scritchfield
Rex

Spouse

Judy
Janet
Mary
Rose
Janice

Helen
Alice
Peggy
Kay
Pat
Anne

Dorothy
Gerrie
Polly
Ray
Adelaine
Loueva
Virginia
Vivian
Judy
Ruth
Martha
Helen
Emily
Sharon
Mary Ruth
Martha
Doris

Doris
Gerry

Lena
Candy




City

Canton
Massillon
Canton
Canton
Canton
Canton
Canton
Akron
Beloit
No. Canton
No. Canton
Massillon
Massillon
Canton
Broaddus
Canton
Canton
Canton
Uhrichsville
Canton
No. Canton
No. Canton
Millersburg
Akron
Cuyahoga Falls
Canton
Alliance
Reynoldsburg
Alliance
Canton
Massillon
Canton
Kent
Akron
Canton
Massillon
Barberton
Scotch Plains

State

OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
TX
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
NJ

QCWA#
 
15164
18998
18036
19369
32367
32389
32357
31903
29661
32249
20534
13949
31735
13538
16193
12313
10032
20167
15215
14592
20897
17399
20814
17214
15627
 32391
17415
13405
32182
24621
27154
22933
24073
26008
30958
31185
31431
  16926


 Complete membership list  with address, phone numbers and e-mail address will be mailed  to none internet members , distributed at May 8th meeting to those present and mailed to those internet  members not at meeting.
QCWA CHAPTER 21, MEMBERSHIP LIST, APRIL 2004
Call

K8AGB
K8DEN
K8LBZ
K8NIB
K8SWE
KA8FTM
KA8FTP
KA8FTS
KE8HA
KG8RN
N8AIM
W1FEZ
W8AU
W8DEA
W8DIR
W8DKI
W8EAR
W8EKL
W8FNM
W8FRB
W8GAC
W8GSK
W8IIV
W8LNK
W8MND
W8MO
W8MV
W8NNS
W8TPS
W8TTJ
W8UKQ
W8VAN
W8WEN
WA8DRT
WA8HHO
WA8NZE
WA8PVS
WB8AJR
WB8VUN
WD8BGW
WD8ITD
K8BYC
K8MZT

1st Name

Dennis
Ray
John T.
Denny
James E.
Lee E.
Ronald D.
Rodger K.
David
Jerry P.
Judith
Joseph P.
Perry
Don
Andrew
John A.
Nelson M.
Mae
Myron R.
David W.
John S.
David J..
Philip A.
Kay
Myrhl
J. Kelly
Melvin C.
Harold
Ralph W.
Albert M.
David L.
Keith
Jack
Edwin L.
James L.
Stanley L.
Walter
William
Richard
Joseph
Roger
Charles  H.
Shirley

Last Name

Moriarty
Scoville
Edel
Frey
Foltz
Covert
Hendershot
Trompower
Raines
Wheeler Sr.
McCune
Vignos
Ballinger
 Wade
Hogue
Linton Jr.
Caley
Rauvola
Koyle
Polen
Underwood
Domer
Gizzi
McCune
Lemley
Heinbuch
Vye
Davis
Schoener
Albert
Glass
Chambers
Bennett
Clinger
France
Smith
Strawman
Prince
Stellarini
Herrick
Scritchfield
Scott
Rex

Spouse

Judy
Darla
Janet
Mary
Rose
Janice

Helen
Alice
Peggy
Kay
Pat
Anne

Dorothy
Gerrie
Polly
Ray
Adelaine
Eileen
Loueva
Virginia
Vivian
Judy
Delores
Ruth
Martha
Helen
Eileen
Emily
Sharon
Mary Ruth
Martha
Doris

Doris
Gerry

Lena
Candy




City

Canton
Alliance
Massillon
Canton
Canton
Canton
Canton
Canton
Akron
Beloit
No. Canton
No. Canton
Massillon
Massillon
Canton
Broaddus
Canton
Canton
Canton
Canton
Uhrichsville
Canton
No. Canton
No. Canton
Louisville
Millersburg
Akron
Cuyahoga Falls
Coshocton
Canton
Alliance
Reynoldsburg
Alliance
Canton
Massillon
Canton
Kent
Akron
Canton
Massillon
Barberton
No. Canton
Scotch Plains

State

OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
TX
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
NJ

QCWA#
 
15164
26303
18998
18036
19369
32367
32389
32357
31903
29661
32249
20534
13949
31735
13538
16193
12313
10032
20167
  8941
15215
14592
20897
17399
  3305
20814
17214
15627
  3226
32391
17415
13405
32182
24621
27154
22933
24073
26008
30958
31185
31431
  9393
16926


 Complete membership list  with address, phone numbers and e-mail address will be mailed  to none internet members , distributed at May 8th meeting to those present and mailed to those internet  members not at meeting.

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER 

       CANTON, OHIO                                                                            FEBRUARY  2004



 
 OFFICERS
PRESIDENT
Perry Ballinger        W8AU
330-832-8612   w8au@sssnet.com

VICE PRESIDENT    
Kay McCune                   W8LNK
330-499-2520    kmccune@att.net

SECRETARY-TREASURER
Dave Glass                      W8UKQ
330-823-4855  w8ukq@juno.com

DIRECTORS
Mel Vye                          W8MV
330-644-4407  mvye@uakron.edu
                      
 Ed Clinger                     WA8DRT
330-484-774 eclinger@neo.rr.com

EDITOR
   NEWSLETTER & WEB PAGE 
Joe Vignos                         W1FEZ
330-497-7742        jpvsr@cmh.net 
      DUES 'r due!
Members who have not paid 2004 dues have been placed on the inactive list.

  ON THE INTERNET             
QCWA CHAPTER 21 WEB PAGE WITH TIMELY UPDATES &NEWSLETTER .
http:www.cmh.net/qcwa


MEETING NOTICE

DATE: Saturday, February 21. 2004.

TIME: NOON.

PLACE: OLD COUNTRY BUFFET, 4385 Whipple Ave. N.W. 330-492-9484.

MENU: Your eyes are bigger than your stomach!

COST: Pay at desk. Cost is approximately $7.00.
 
RESERVATIONS: Phone or e-mail Dave Glass W8UKQ, by Tuesday Jan.17.

DIRECTIONS: From North. I-77  Exit Belden Village. Left on Everhard to first traffic light at Whipple. Right (south) on Whipple.  Shopping Plaza on right. Circuit City is in same Plaza. (Second traffic light south of Everhard.
From South  I-77  Belden Village Ave exit  Left at first light, Whipple Ave.  South one traffic light to Shopping Plaza on right. Circuit City in same Plaza.

PROGRAM: W8AU,  Perry Ballinger,  will relate his experience on the Mississippi river cruise as part of the crew of the restored LST 325. Perry spent several weeks restoring radio equipment from WW II used on the LST
and operating their amateur radio station.

                                                                                          

SK



W8CSU,Edward C. Gammeter, 80, Cadiz, died Jan. 7, 2004 at the Harrison County Home, Cadiz.


Ed  QCWA #13212 was first licensed in  1948  and joined QCWA  in 1979.


Our condolences to Dorothy and family.


See Obituary  on page 4.


QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                       FEBRUARY  2004

MINUTES: CHAPTER 21 MEETING
 NOVEMBER 15, 2003


  The regular quarterly meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21, Canton, Ohio, was held on November 15, 2003, at Skyland Pines Rustic Lodge, Canton, Ohio.
Following the luncheon, president Perry Ballinger W8AU presided for a business meeting.  David Glass W8UKQ, secretary, kept the minutes.  There were 13 members and 11 guests present.

  Introductions were made including new member, Judy McCune N8AIM. Other members who have joined Chapter 21 recently are:  Jack Bennett W8WEN, Andy Hogue W8DIR, Walter Strawman WA8PVS of Akron, and Roger ScritchfieldWD8ITD also of Akron.

 An election of one director for a term of two years was held.  The nominees were: Stanley Smith WA8NZE, incumbent; DennisMoriarty K8AGB, and Mel Vye W8MV.  Nominations were opened from the floor.  There were none.  The motion to close nominations was made, seconded, and approved. Upon vote by secret ballot Mel Vye W8MV was elected a director.

  Secretary David Glass W8UKQ reported that the minutes were published in the newsletter and reported the treasury balance.  Comments from members were noted.  Information and newsletters were sent to 12 prospects from the Massillon ARC Hamfest.  Information from the QCWA Reflector called attention to prospective member in Akron, and the notice that Jim Walsh W7LVN, General Manager of QCWA, is leaving his position December 31.

  David Glass also noted that he recently
worked K7UGA, the Barry Goldwater Memorial Station, special event.

  Vice president Kay McCune W8LNK introduced the program which was given by

  Carole and Al Messenger of Massillon.  They described their experiences hiking the Appalachian Trail over the period of nine years by traveling two to four weeks each year.  They displayed and demonstrated the equipment they used.  They related stories of adventures on the trail,people they met, and friends they made.
Awards were made.  The free dinner was won  by Ed Clinger WA8DRT.  Guests' prizes were won by Vivian Gizzi, Anne Ballinger, Sharon Glass, Helen Davis, Ginny Domer.

Respectfully submitted, David Glass W8UKQ, Secretary

"From the Archives"
     by Dave Glass W8UKQ


1964, January 9:  McDonaldville Inn.  21 present in spite of inclement weather.  Henry McLaughlin W8OYV was appointed "Club Historian."  The Chapter had 31 members.

1964, March 12:  McDonaldville Inn.  33 present.  This was the second OM/XYL dinner.  Earl Reichman W8NBK was congratulated for his high score in the QCWA contest.

1974,  February 16:  Buckeye Hotel in Uhrichsville. 
30 attended.  Gas shortage had some effect on attendance.  Lou Leonhart W8ERR showed a 35 to 40 year old film about Field Day.

1984,  February 18:  Ruslees Lounge and Restaurant.  48 attended.  The program was a slide presentation on Chinese Bronze and Jade Art by Dr. Wong.  Earl Reichman W8NBK took second place in the QCWA contest.

1994,  February 19:  Kurt's Inn.  No minutes.  Mel Vye W8MV arranged for Richman Haire WW3Z, from Akron University, to share photos and experiences from a trip to Thailand.


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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                       FEBRUARY  2004




   JANUARY

WA8NZE    Stan Smith              17th
KE8HA       David Raines          22nd

  FEBRUARY

WA8PVS    Walter Strawman    16th
  K8LBZ        John Edel               19th
 W8WEN     Jack Bennett           26th
WD8BGW   Joe Herick             28th

MARCH

 W8VAN        Keith Chambers   9th
WA8GXM(I)   Jim Farriss        15th
 W8DEA         Don Wade         19th
 K4FID (I)      Gordon Jones     22nd
 K8KIP (I       Bob Kiplinger     24th
 W8UKQ        Dave Glass         25th
       
 I = Inactive 

 
           SUNSHINE REPORT   
 
    W8VAN Keith Chambers was scheduled to have a pace maker installed on December 23. Keith had double bypass surgery on June 12  was released from hospital in 5 days.  Keith has been home since July 21

    K8MZT Shirley Rex. Shirley has moved to 226 Hawthorne St., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(NewJersey) to be with a granddaughter. E-mail  gram2225@aol.com.  Best wishes Shirley from you friends at Chapter 21.

    K8BYC  Charlie Scott has moved to the Windsor Medical Center on Easton St. in North Canton.

    NOTE:    Please let any Chapter Officers, Directors or Newsletter Editor know of any  serious illness of members.




K1IGD NEW
 QCWA GENERAL MANAGER


    Our Quarter Century Wireless Association Board of Directors has completed its selection process for a new General Manager. He is Charles Walbridge, K1IGD, of Framingham, MA, DBA NEMSO. President Croft Taylor, VE3CT, is finalizing the terms of a contract between our QCWA and NEMSO. Details of the arrangement will be announced shortly.
    First licensed in 1952, "Chuck" Walbridge joined QCWA in 1991 and became a Life member in 1998. He has served as our National Secretary since 1997. He served as treasurer and handled reservations for the 1995 QCWA Convention in Manchester, NH, and has been the Secretary/Treasurer of our QCWA Yankee Chapter #112 ever since. He is also the Vice-president of our QCWA Pioneer Chapter #183 and editor of its newsletter.
    Since 1994, our QCWA has had in effect a contract with its current GM, Mr. James Walsh, W7LVN, President of MEMSER. MEMSER has served our QCWA well under this arrangement from its office in Eugene, Oregon. By letter dated October 23, 2003, GM Walsh, for health reasons, gave notice of his intention to terminate our existing contract as of December 31, 2003. Please read his General Manager's Report in our Winter 2003 QCWA JOURNAL for further information.
    On November 1, 2003, proposals from interested members were solicited on this web page. Six excellent proposals were filed timely by December 1, 2003, each of which our BOD carefully considered before making its selection.
    The transition of our QCWA Headquarters operations from Oregon to the Boston Metropolitan area is expected to occur over the next few months. Until further notice, please continue to use the Oregon address for membership services.
     Our QCWA Director Alan Pickering, KJ9N, of Duette, FL, has agreed to serve as our new Secretary. BOD approval for this posting is. Alan will vacate his chairmanship of our Chapter Relations Committee and our QCWA Director Harold Chase, W1EES, who is currently a member of the same committee, will fill this post.

    Copied from QCWA web page. http://www.qcwa.org/
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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER           FEBRUARY 2004


W8MV Mel Vye  elected director
 at annual meeting.

2004 Officers & Directors shown left to right, Trustee W8MV Mel Vye; President W8AU Perry Balinger; Secretary-Treasurer W8UKQ David Glass; Vice-President W8LNK Kay McCune and Trustee WA8DRT Edward  Clinger.




 
  Carole and Al Messenger presented a very interesting program describing  their 9 year  journey on the Appalachian Trail. It was truly a "hike of  love"  Carole made the presentation and Ed assisted showing  many items (as they were described) that it was necessary for them to carry along  on their hike. Tent, sleeping bags, canteens, packaged foods, mini stove, etc. were
shown.
  Carole also told of the many interesting people an critters they met along the way.  Our 2 Dave's  W8UKQ and W8GSK had front row seats.


 CHAPTER 21 MEMBERSHIP

    Current paid up membership is now at 38. This is
 a net gain of 7 in the past year! There are still 4 Delinquent members (dues not paid) and 2 Unable to Participate
PLUS
Hams licensed anytime in 1979 are now elegible for membership.   
                                SK  W8CSU

   Edward C. Gammeter, 80, Cadiz, died Jan. 7, 2004 at the Harrison County Home, Cadiz.  He was born Sept. 13. 1923 in Cadiz, a son of the late J. Meade and Vera Cummings Gammeter.
   He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Cadiz. He served in the Army in WWII and was a retired Machinist for W.F. Gammeter Co. and R&F Coal Co. in Cadiz.
   He was a member of Harrison Lodge 219, F & AM, and was Deputy Grand Master of Masons in Ohio; he was a founder of the Harrison Amateur Radio Club; was Past President of Pittsburgh, Chapter 6 of the Quarter Century Wireless Association; a member of the Canton, Chapter 21 of the QCWA; and for many years was a member of the Harrison County Airport Authority.
    Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Bice Gammeter; two sons, Roger Gammeter and wife, Karen of Cadiz, and Eric Gammeter and wife Barbara of New Market, Md.; three grandchildren, Todd Gammeter and fiancé, Carrie Canfield of Uhrichsville, Collin Gammeter, of Bellaire and Lisa Giacco of Frederick, Md.; and a great-grandson, Andrew Giacco of Frederick, Md.
Funeral was held Saturday January 10th.   Memorial         Contributions may be made to the Cadiz Emergency Medical Services, P.O. Box 8, Cadiz, Ohio 43907. The Memorial Guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.

   Sympathy cards may be sent to:
Mrs. Edward C. Gammeter
15 East Market St.
Cadiz, OH 43907-1324
  
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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                        FEBRUARY 2004

2004  QCWA  NATIONAL CONVENTION
  Ottowa, Ontario, Canada,  National Capital Chapter 70 will host the QCWA 2004  Convention. October 15,16 & 17.             
For further information log on to
    < www.qcwa.org/2004convention.htm >

FIRST CALL DAYTON HAMFEST

    Dayton Hamvention is coming up the weekend of May 14 through May 16, 2004. If you are interested in attending this major Amateur Radio event and looking for transportation to and from, the Tusco bus trip may be for you. The Tusco Amateur Radio club will again be offering a charter bus service to the hamvention on Saturday, May 15. The main assembly point is located in Dover and will depart at 3AM on that date.

If interested in future details regarding this trip and a reservation form please contact


Dave Lomady (WD8CKK)
723 East Front Street
Dover, Oh 44622-1434
or you may download the details and reservation form at http://kc8lin.tripod.com/hamvention04.htm     

COOCOM
   Winter Prevails.  No new news according to K8CKG, Paul Poling, Secretary of  Cleveland  QCWA Chapter 1. 
(Ed Note: We should get a volunteer or appoint a member to be our Chapter 21 liaison and help get the group together this spring.) 

                                       
CHAPTER 21 WEB SITE INFO

Check in # 2800 occurred on January 14, 2004

Net Control TOP'S in 2003

K8LBZ, John Edel had 19 ck-ins, May 8th
WA8DRT, Ed Clinger had 19 ck-ins March 27
MORSE CODE EXPANDS! 

   Who sais CW is dead?  A new CW character for the @ symbol which is used in such things as e-mail addresses has been formally proposed.
    To keep up with the times, however, the IARU proposed adding a new character--the commercial "at" or @ symbol--to permit sending e-mail addresses in Morse code. The draft new recommendation proposes using the letters A and C run together (.--.-.) to represent the @ symbol. (That's "dit dah dah dit dah dit")
   While the draft new recommendation is still a working document, its expected to become a Recommendation within six months or so, pending approval by member-states.


W8BML
  Myron Kiefaber is looking for a good used Kenwood or ICOM HF transceiver. SWAN 350 went "south of the border!"  330-497-9641.

   FOR SALE OR SWAP   

While the Newsletter or Web Page have no formal ads, incident listing of equipment for sale or swap is encouraged. No clearance sales please.

  WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A
 QCWA DIRECTOR? 
As a paid up member of QCWA for at least two years, you are eligible to run for office by collecting supporting signatures from 25 other paid up members.  The term of office is from Sept. 1, 2004 to Sept. 1, 2006.  See details on page 40 of he QCWA Journal -  Winter 2003.

                      FLASHBACK

   Before you throw it out, the QCWA Journal Fall 2003, Chapter Reports was "captured" by Chapter 21.  Our Secretary-Treasurer W8UKQ Dave Glass managed to get five pictures from our 40th Anniversary Meeting in May published. They are on pages 20 &21. 

Great work Dave!

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IN THIS ISSUE

21 FEBRUARY, MEETING NOTICE

MINUTES OF NOVEMBER MEETING

"From the Archives"

FIRST QUARTER BIRTHDAYS AND SUNSHINE REPORT

 QCWA NEW GENERAL MANAGER APPOINTED

  CHAPTER 21 NEWS PLUS OTHER QCWA  NEWS

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2003

QCWA  CHAPTER  21  NEWSLETTER
  


        CANTON, OHIO                                                                          NOVEMBER 2003     





 OFFICERS
PRESIDENT
Perry Ballinger        W8AU
330-832-8612   w8au@sssnet.com

VICE PRESIDENT    
Kay McCune                   W8LNK
330-499-2520    kmccune@att.net

SECRETARY-TREASURER
Dave Glass                      W8UKQ
330-823-4855  w8ukq@juno.com

DIRECTORS
Stanley  Smith              WA8NZE
 330-832-7342  wa8nze@cmh.net 

Ed Clinger                     WA8DRT
330-484-774 eclinger@neo.rr.com

EDITOR
   NEWSLETTER & WEB PAGE 
Joe Vignos                         W1FEZ
330-497-7742         jpvsr@cmh.net 


      DUES 'r due                                     
If you haven't paid yours, this is the last notice and mailing.  



MEETING NOTICE

DATE: Saturday, November 15, 2003.

TIME: Dinner served at 1:00 P.M. (Doors open at 12:30).

PLACE: SKYLAND PINES RUSTIC LODGE
3550 Columbus Rd. N.E., Canton, OH 44705
330-454-1481.

MENU: Choice of Boston Prime Rib, Scrod or Lemon Chicken, with Duchess Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad, Desert and Beverage.

COST: $13.50, includes gratuity and tax.

RESERVATIONS: Phone or e-mail Dave Glass W8UKQ, by Monday  Nov. 10.  Be sure to include your meal choice. See address on pg 4 for land mail.

DIRECTIONS: From Rt. 43 (Market Ave. North in Canton.) Go east on Rt. 62 to Harmont Ave. traffic light.  Go left (north) to traffic light at Columbus Rd.  Turn right and proceed east.  Skyland Pines is on south side. You will see golf course and sign.  From the east: Rt 62 to traffic light at Harmont Ave. Turn right (north) and follow directions above.

PROGRAM: Business meeting and Election followed by a talk by Carole and Al Messenger describing the hiking the Appalachian Trail over a period of 9 years. 

                                                                                     
ELECTION NOTICE

Election of one Director will take place at the  Annual Meeting on November 15th.  The term of Director, Stanley Smith WA8NZE, expires at this meeting.
Nominating Committee: Dave Glass, W8UKQ
and Joe Vignos, W1FEZ. See page 3
Nominations from the floor wil be permitted at the annual meeting.

See pg 3 of Newsletter for list of Nominees.

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER         NOVEMBER 2003
MINUTES:CHAPTER 21 MEETING
 AUGUST 16, 2003


The regular quarterly meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21, Canton, Ohio, was held on August 16, 2003, at Anthe's Restaurant, Akron, Ohio.  There were 11 members and 8 guests present. A business meeting was not held.  Door prizes were not awarded.

Following the luncheon, the members and guests were invited to a relaxing afternoon at the lake front home of Mel (W8MV) and Martha Vye.  There Mel gave us a guided tour by house boat of the Portage Lakes reservoirs.  After the excursion, Martha treated us to  refreshments.  Mel, also, gave us a CW lesson with his portable transceiver and antenna.

Please give Mel and Martha a very big, big thank you for hosting the meeting by arranging for the restaurant, the boat ride, and the refreshments.

Following the meeting, the secretary sent a letter to the attendees giving the secretary's report and the treasury balance.  Also included were comments from members, new members, Silent Keys, and the offer of badge holders for the membership by Harold Davis W8NNS. 
It was noted that dues are due.

Respectfully submitted, David Glass W8UKQ, Secretary
_________________________                                    
COOCOM
From Paul Poling, Sec'y QCWA Chapter 1 in Cleveland.  "As for CooCom, I'd say it's sort of in limbo right now." Probably won't sked meeting until Spring.(Ed. note: Chapter 21 needs to appoint Rep to help get COOCOM active again.)
"From the Archives"
  by Dave Glass W8UKQ


1963,  October 10:  Third meeting of the Chapter at Bonvechio's, New Philadelphia. 28 were present.  First OM/XYL dinner.
1973,  November 10:  51 attended at Der Dutchman, Walnut Creek.  Editor Henry W8OYV said, "There's always something to be thankful for.  If you can't pay your bills, you can be thankful you are not one of your
creditors....."
1983, Newsletter missing.  However, from the next issue, the meeting was held at Skyland Pines Country Club.  48 attended.  Door prizes were donated by XYLs.  An outstanding program was presented by Ralph Brumbaugh of Carrollton titled "Some Birds and Their Calls," and "America, theBeautiful."
1993,  November 20:  Crossroads Restaurant.  41 attended.  Myron N8DHT reported about the COOCOM meeting.  John K8LBZ gave a report of the National Board of Directors meeting.
_____________________________                    NEW MEMBERS

Judy McCune W8AIM, North Canton, OH

Andrew Hogue W8DIR, Canton, OH

David K. Raines KE8HA, Akron, OH

Jack W. Bennett W8WEN, Alliance, OH

Walter Strawman WA8PVS,  Kent, OH

Joseph Herrick WD8BGW, Massillon,OH

Roger Scritchfield WD8ITD, Barberton, OH

    WELCOME TO ALL!

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   QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER    NOVEMBER 2003



OCTOBER
    K8MZT Shirley Rex            8th
    W8GAC  John Underwood  7th
    K8BYC  Charley Scott       10th
    K8NIB  Denny Frey           12th
    W8IIV  Phil Gizzi                30th

NOVEMBER
    N8AIM  Judy McCune       8th
    W8LNK Kay McCune       16th
    W1FEZ  Joe Vignos           18th
    W8EAR Nelson Caley        19th

DECEMBER

 W8TPS Ralph Schoener    16th 

                                                                                                SUNSHINE REPORT          
   
K8MZT Shirley Rex. Shirley has moved to
226 Hawthorne St., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(NewJersey) to be with a granddaughter.
 E-mail  gram2225@aol.com.
 Best wishes Shirley from you friends at Chapter 21.

K8BYC  Charlie Scott has moved to the
Windsor Medical Center on Easton St. in
North Canton.

W8CSU Ed Gammeter is in a  Care Facility in
 Cadiz, OH. Visitors are welcome, but  PLEASE
 phone Dorothy first.

NOTE:    Please let any Chapter Officers,
 Directors or Newsletter Editor know of any
 serious illness of members

ELECTION 2003
For position of Director.

NOMINEES:

K8AGB, Dennis Moriarty.  QCWA #15164.
First licensed 1956 and joined QCWA in 1989.
His XYL is Judy.

W8MV, Melvin  Vye.  QCWA#17214.  First licensed in 1958 and joined QCWA in 1983.
His XYL is Martha.

WA8NZE, Stanley Smith, QCWA#22933.  First licensed in1964 and joined QCWA in 1989.  His XYL is Doris.

Nominations will also be accepted from the floor.

                                                             
   Attention All Amateurs...
Manassas, Virginia, BPL Startup Sparks ARRL Response (Oct 23, 2003).

The ARRL this week put officials in Manassas, Virginia, on notice that the League will act on behalf of its members to ensure full compliance with FCC regulations when the city's Broadband over Power Line (BPL) system starts up in a few months.
The League was responding to media reports that Manassas--a Washington, DC, suburb--has approved plans for a citywide BPL rollout. Manassas City Council reportedly voted unanimously October 16 to grant a 10-year franchise to Prospect Street Broadband to expand a BPL field trial and offer high-speed Internet service to the entire community over municipal power lines.
 ARRL CEO David Sumner, K1ZZ, on October 22 faxed Manassas Mayor Marvin L. Gillum to point out BPL's dark side--the potential for RF interference from and to any BPL system.

Reprinted from ARRL Web Page.

(Ed Note) Looks like the battle has begun!

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   QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER           NOVEMBER  2003


QCWA CHAPTER 21 THURS
DAY NIGHT NET at 7:30 P.M.

IS NOW ON THE W8GSK REPEATER 145.11  (- offset)  

 IN THIS ISSUE

15 NOVEMBER, MEETING NOTICE

ELECTION NOTICE

MINUTES OF AUGUST MEETING

"From the Archives"

ARRL NEWS BULLETIN ON BPL BROADBAND OVER POWER LINE SYSTEM GOING INTO OPERATION IN MANASSAS, VA.

Mailing  Address for reservations:
 David Glass, W8UKQ,
217 W. Simpson St.
Alliance, OH 44601-3940

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QCWA CHAPTER21 NEWSLETTER
    CANTON, OHIO                                                                                            AUGUST, 2003

MEETING NOTICE

DATE:  SATURDAY , AUGUST 16, 2003

TIME: 12:30 P.M.

PLACE: Anthe's Restaurant, 4135 Manchester Road, (Rt. 93)

MENU: Select from lunch menu.

COST:  $8.95 to $13.95 plus tip.

PROGRAM: Adventures of  DXpeditions of Mel Vye, W8MV and LST 325 River Cruise of Perry Ballinger, W8AU.
After lunch meeting we will adjourn to Mel Vye's home for Pontoon Boat,  Jet Ski rides, sitting on patio, etc.

DIRECTIONS  to ANTHE'S:   Take I-77 north to OH Rt. 619 exit. At he end of the exit ramp turn right.  At 2nd stop light turn left onto OH Rt 619.  Follow 619 for about 3 miles past the Turkeyfoot Golf Course, to the stop-light at Manchester Rd. Turn right on Manchester Rd.  Anthe's is about ¼ mile on the right. Park in rear. (Massilon members, take Wales Rd to Rt 619, go left on 619. Follow above directions to Anthe's.)

DIRECTIONS from ANTHE'S to VYE'S QTH:  Turn left from restaurant onto Manchester Rd.  At first light turn left on OH Rt. 619.. Go past Turkeyfoot Lake Golf Course, and turn left (north) onto South Main St.  Go 0.8 miles and turn left onto Whitefriars. Address is 71 Whitefriars..

RESERVATIONS:  Phone or e-mail Dave Glass, W8UKQ by  Friday, August 8th.
          or Mail to: 217 W. Simpson St.
                                          Alliance, OH 44601-3940




SK

William G. "Bill" Hessler W8DXT , QCWA #12492 , longtime "engine" of QCWA Chapter 39 in Akron, OH died  July 24, 2003. Bill was 77 and was first licensed in 1946. 

Bill was a Veteran of the Korean War and has been buried in Arlington National Cemetery. 

He  was a graduate of Purdue University and obtained his MS from Northwestern University. He retired in 1987 after 26 years of service with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Corporation.

Our condolences to his family and to QCWA Akron Chapter 39.

DUES ARE DUE

Check you  newsletter address label now , or reread the e-mail notice.
03 = Due NOW!
04 = OK for another year.
05 = OK for 2 more years.
L = OK forever.

Please check your QCWA National Dues..
We do not receive that information until December.

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                    AUGUST 2003


MINUTES: CHAPTER 21 MEETING
MAY 24, 2003

   The Chapter celebrated its 40th anniversary at the regular quarterly meeting on May 24, 2003, at the Canton Woman's Club, Canton, Ohio. Following dinner, president Perry Ballinger W8AU presided for a business meeting.  David Glass W8UKQ, secretary, kept the minutes.  There were 16 members and 17 guests present.
  The dinner was opened with guests reciting The Pledge of Allegiance. Introductions of the guests included charter member Ralph Schoener W8TPS, XYL Eileen, son Bill K8ZBY, and XYL Sharon, from Coshocton.
   Vice president Kay McCune W8LNK reported for the secretary that the minutes were published in the newsletter and noted the treasury balance.  President Perry told of his memories of many of the charter members.  He also called attention to:
   Two Silent Keys since the last meeting:  Jim Norman W8RYW of West Lafayette, Ohio on March 18, and Lyle Gray W8EUK on March 21.  Lyle was a charter member of the chapter and its first president.  The chapter's 70 years certificate for 2002 had been sent to him.
    A group visited Charlie Scott K8BYC on March 5 at the Inn at Belden Village.  The chapter's 70 years certificate for 2003 was presented to him.
    Ed Clinger WA8DRT, Joe Vignos W1FEZ, and Dave Glass W8UKQ visited Ed Gammeter W8CSU and Dorothy on May 16 to give him the QCWA 55 years  certificate. He  is in the Harrison County Home.
   David Raines KE8HA of Akron is a new member.
   President Perry presented awards to Harold Davis W8NNS for anniversary, and being continuously licensed for 50 years, as well as the Century Club certificate. QCWA Meritorious Awards for 2002 and 2003 were presented, respectively, to Nelson Caley  W8EAR and Joseph Vignos W1FEZ for their service to the chapter.
   Vice president Kay McCune introduced David Glass W8UKQ, chapter historian and secretary, who described the history of the chapter with documents, pictures, and video clips. He used a time line to relate various events and to introduce members who also recalled events in the history.

  The Canton chapter was organized in 1963 by twenty area hams.  Only two charter members remain:  Ralph Schoener W8TPS of Coshocton and Myrhl Lemley W8MND of Louisville.  Schoener attended the dinner, and Lemley sent greetings to the group.  The first meeting of the chapter was June 14, 1963.  The earliest newsletter available now was published in May, 1973.
   The chapter hosted the 1991 national QCWA convention  in Canton, chaired by John Edel K8LBZ.  Edel was also a national director for nearly 10 years. 
  In 2000, Vignos, editor and past president, set up a web site for chapter information and newsletter distribution electronically. The meeting closed with the showing of two video clips of the 1988 25th anniversary program and the 1991 convention.
   Door prizes were won by Janet Edel, Polly Caley, and Sharon Glass.  The free dinner was won by Ed Clinger WA8DRT.  Bill Prince WB8AJR won the 50-50 drawing.  John Edel and Bill Schoener won marble paper weights left over from the 1991 convention.  Also, convention pins were given to the guests.

Respectfully submitted, 
David Glass W8UKQ, Secretary 

"From the Archives"
by Dave Glass W8UK

1963, August 8: Second meeting of Chapter 21 at the McDonaldsville Inn. 23 present.  Henry McLaughlin W8OYV brought a cake bearing the QCWA inscription.  Several pieces of antique radios were on display.

1973 , August 25 at Der Dutchman in Walnut Creek. 10th Anniv. of the Chapter.  46 attended.

1983, August 6 at 38th St, N.W. Picnic at Park Shelter.. Combined QCWA and Old Goats. Covered dish dinner.  August 20.  Pines Restaurant. No Report! next Newsletter is missing.

1993, August 21 at Mel Vye's QTH and Portage Princess Tour Boat.  Catered dinner aboard. Executive Committee set Chapter Life Membership at 15 times annual dues or $75.00 
 

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                    AUGUST 2003

40th ANNIVERSARY QCWA CHAPTER 21
CANTON, OHIO
MAY 15, 2003

Charter Member Ralph Schoener W8TPS and President Perry Ballinger W8AU renewed acquaintances at the Canton Women's Club, site of the Chapter 21 40th Anniversary dinner meeting.  The other still active charter member, Myrhl  Lemley W8MND, was unable to attend but sent a note of greetings to those present.

Meeting was held at the Canton's Womens Club with  33 members and guests in attendance.  SEE Minutes on  Page 2  for details.


CHAPTER 21 MEMBERS visited Restored LST 325 and Chapter  President, W8AU Perry Ballinger, who served as a Volunteer Radio Tech/Op on the ship's "2003 River Cruise" between St. Louis, MO and Jeffersonville, IN with a stop over in Evansville, IN.  Perry will report on his " fantasy trip" at the August Meeting.

NOTE: Left click on picture will take you  to LST Memorial Ship Page.

           Right click will allow you to View Image (enlarged).





JULY
AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
K8AGB    Dennis Moriarty         16th W8NNS    Harold Davis             2nd W8CSU    Ed Gammeter           13th
W8FRB   Dave Polen               28th W8FNM   Myron Koyle              8th WA8HHO  Jim France              14th

W8MO    Kelly Heinbuch          19th K8SWE    Jim Foltz                 29th


K8XAF    Richard Anderson       28th


WA8DRT   Ed Clinger               28th

SUNSHINE REPORT

K8MZT Shirley Rex was released October 24th, 2002 from Manor Care. Shirley has moved to 226 Hawthorne St., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076  to be with a granddaughter.
E-mail  gram2225@aol.com.   Best wishes Shirley from you friends at Chapter 21.

K8BYC  Charlie Scott has moved to the Windsor Medical Center on Easton St. in North
Canton.

W8CSU Ed Gammeter is now in a  Care Facility in Cadiz, OH. Visitors are welcome, but  PLEASE  phone Dorothy first.

NOTE:    Please let any Chapter Officers, Directors or Newsletter Editor know of any  serious illness of members.

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                    AUGUST 2003

QCWA CHAPTER 21 THURSDAY NIGHT NET at 7:30 P.M.
IS NOW ON THE W8GSK REPEATER 145.11 (- offset)

IN THIS ISSUE
16 AUGUST, MEETING NOTICE
40th  ANNIVERSARY  PHOTO
VISIT TO LST 325
MINUTES OF MAY MEETING
DUES REMINDER

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QCWA  CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER

            CANTON, OHIO                                                                                                             MAY 2003

MEETING NOTICE ON PAGE 4


HAPPY  40TH  ANNIVERSARY

The Chapter 21 Charter was granted on May 15, 1963
 The first meeting was held June 14, 1963.

                 ACTIVE CURRENT CHARTER MEMBERS
W8MND Myrhl Lemley and W8TPS Ralph Schoener.



FIRST Elected Officers
President: Lyle Gray W8EUK
Vice- President: Henry McLaughlin W8OYV
Secretary- Treasurer Camella  Cicerello W8NAL
Directors
Rob Roy W8HR
Earl Reichman W8NBK

2002-2003 BOARD
Left to Right: Stan Smith WA8NZE, Director; Dave Glass W8UKQ, Secretary-Treasurer;
Perry Ballinger W8AU, President; Kay McCune, W8LNK Vice President and Ed Clinger WA8DRT, Director.
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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                                    MAY, 2003
From the Archives” by Dave Glass W8UKQ

1963, May 15:  QCWA, Chapter 21, Canton, Ohio, charter granted.

1963, June 14:  First meeting of QCWA Chapter 21.  McDonaldsville Inn.
Elections:  President, Lyle Gray W8EUK;  Vice president. Henry McLaughlin W8OYV;
Secretary-Treasurer, Camella Cicerello W8NAL;  Directors, Rob Roy W8HR and Earl Reichman W8NBK.  Eleven members attended.  Collection for expenses $8.00.

1973,  May 26:  Downtowner Motor Inn.  Buffet at $4.72 including tax and gratuity.
78 attended.  "A Morse code Bikini:  two dots and a dash."

1983.  May 21:  Atwood Lake Lodge.  20th anniversary celebration.  68 attended.  There was a lot of reminiscing with highlights given by President Nelson Caley W8EAR. Welton Stein WA8JLM of Sugar Creek showed slides of his trip to Australia.

1993,  May 15:  Kurt's Inn, Massillon.  32 attended.  There was a motion to have the Board study the Life Membership and report at the next meeting.  John Edel K8LBZ reported on a  National Director's meeting.  The speaker was State Senator Scott Oelslager.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY !


APRIL
MAY
JUNE
W8AU   Perry Ballinger        5th
W8GSK   Dave Domer        2nd
W8DKI   John Linton, Jr.   11th
W8MV  Mel Vye                 10th
K8DEN    Ray Scoville        13th
W8MND  Merle Lemley      16th
W8BML Myron Kiefaber      16th
W8EKL    Mae Rauvola       19th
KG8RN   Jerry Wheeler      19th
K8XAF  Richard Anderson   28th

   WI3U      Henry Schultz     23rd

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QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                            MAY,  2003

MINUTES: CHAPTER 21 MEETING, FEBRUARY 16, 2003.

The regular quarterly meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21, Canton, Ohio, was held February 15, 2003, at the Old Country Buffet, Canton, Ohio.  Followingdinner, president  Perry Ballinger W8AU presided for a business meeting.

David Glass W8UKQ, secretary, kept the minutes.  There were 13 members and 15 guests.

The dinner was opened with guests reciting The Pledge of Allegiance. Introductions of the guests included Bill Prince WB8AJR from Akron and Skip Westrich WB8OWM from Canton.

Dave Glass W8UKQ reported that the minutes were published in the newsletter and gave the treasury balance.  Messages from members were read.

Ed Clinger WA8DRT said that the "First Wednesday Group" will be visiting Charlie Scott K8BYC on March 5 at The Inn on 38th Street.

President Perry Ballinger pointed out that the fortieth anniversary of Chapter 21 will be this spring. The charter was granted on May 15, 1963, and the first meeting was held June 14, 1963.  He asked for comments for a special observance.  He will look into having a dinner catered at the McKinley Museum.

The next meeting will be May 24th.

NCS operators are needed for the Thursday evening net.

A committee is needed to take the 55 years certificate to Ed Gammeter W8CSU.

Vice president Kay McCune W8LNK reported that we are invited by Mel Vye W8MV for a cruise on the Portage Lakes for the August meeting. Kay asked for suggestions for the dinner:  catered, pot luck, or a restaurant.

Mel Vye W8MV said he will be in Turks and Caicos VP5 March 19-27 and in the Channel Islands GU, GJ May 19-29.

Dennis Moriarty K8AGB will have a forum on interference on Sunday morning
at the Dayton Hamvention.

Door prizes were won by Vivian Gizzi, Eileen Polen, Mary Frey, Doris Clinger, and Darla Scoville.  The free dinner was won by Phil Gizzi W8IIV.  Dennis Moriarty K8AGB won the 50-50 drawing.  Skip Westrich brought some calendars featuring nostalgic pictures.

Respectfully submitted,  David Glass W8UKQ, Secretary

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MEETING NOTICE

DATE: SATURDAY,  MAY 24, 2003

PLACE: Canton Women's Club, 822 Market Ave N. 330-453-4802

TIME: 6:30 P.M. Doors will open at 5:30 for socializing.

MENU Choice of 3 entrees: Hawaiian Breast of Chicken in pineapple/orange sauce;
        White Fish Almondine; Roast Beef with sage dressing. All come with green
        beans with bacon/almonds, Baked Potato & Garden Green Salad, Beverage.
        Choice of deserts: Apple, Coconut or Lemon Meringue Pie.

COST: $17 per person including tax & tip.

RESERVATIONS: Reply by e-mail to Dave Glass W8UKQ@juno.com or phone by May  18th.

PROGRAM: Our Historian will present highlights from our Chapter 21's 40 years.

DIRECTIONS:

Market Avenue is the main North/South St. in Canton.  It can be reached from I-77 exit 106
(at 13th St.) by Mercy Hospital.  Go east (13th turns into 12th) to Market Avenue (1.4mile).
(BP Statio on N.E. corner).  Turn right and procede south for 0.3 mile.  Women's Club is on east side between Masonic Lodge and old McKinley High School.

Market Ave. used to be OH Rt 43 and still is north of 16th St.

There is considerable exit closures on I-&& in Canton, so it is recommended that people using it and not familiar with the atrea use the exit designated above.


MEMBERS OF AKRON QCWA CHAPTER 39, CLEVELAND CHAPTER 1 AND COOCOM
ARE VERY WELCOME TO ATTEND.

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SK
James Norman, W8RYW

Word has just been received that James Norman, W8RYW, 67 of West Lafayette, OH has become a Silent Key. Jim, QCWA #19671 was a Life Member of both QCWA and  Chapter 21.  He was first licensed in 1954 and became a QCWA member in 1986.

Jim died Tuesday, March 18 in West Lafayette.  He was employed for 31 years by th Ohio Bell Telephone Co. in Coshocton. In addition to many fraternal organizations he was a member of the Coconuts Ham Radio Club of Coshocton.

He is survived by his wife Loretta, whom he married on November 18, 1956; three daughters, four grandchildren and two brothers.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 21 in West Lafayette.Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

A donation to the QCWA Scholarship Fund will be sent. They will send an acknowledgement to Mrs. Norman (Loretta) at 21080 State Rt. 751,West lafayette, OH 43845-9609.




SK
   Lyle Grey W8EUK

FIRST PRESIDENT OF QCWA CHAPTER 21.

Lyle V. Gray, 92, of Dover, formerly of New Philadelphia, died Friday March 21, 2003]. He had been a long time resident of New Philadelphia.  Lyle was retired from the  former Shenango Co. at Dover, as Maintenance Superintendent.  Funeral services were held Monday at 1 PM in the First Moravian Church at Dover. 

Lyle would have been 93 on March 25th.  He was first licensed in 1932.  He joined QCWA in 1963 and was a charter and life member of Chapter 21. QCWA #3544.  Lyle helped provide communication with the Moravian Church missionaries in Central America for over 30 years.  He was also a 50 year member and founding president of the Tusco Amateur Radio Club.

He is survived by his wife Alice, whom he married 71 years ago in 1932, a daughter,two sons,11grandchildren, 
25 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and a sister.

By action of the Board of Directors, a 70 years chapter certificate was prepared.  It was mailed it to Mrs. Gray on March 12.  Being in a nursing  home, he had not paid his national dues for several years, so the national would not issue a certificate.  You may view a similar chapter certificate on our web site, www.cmh.net/qcwa , which was presented to Charlie Scott K8BYC recently.

A donation to the QCWA Scholarship Fund will be sent next week so that it will be in the next issue of the Journal.  They will send an acknowledgement to Mrs. Gray. (Alice) is at 1525 Crater (Park Village), Dover, OH 44622. 
 



 

QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER

 CANTON,  OHIO                                                            FEBRUARY   2003



MEETING NOTICE

DATE: SATURDAY,  FEBRUARY 15, 2003

  TIME: NOON.

 PLACE: OLD COUNTRY BUFFET
 4385 WHIPPLE AVE. N.W. CANTON, OH
 330-492-9484

 MENU"  LUNCHEON BUFFET
  (Your Selection)

COST:  Pay when you enter.  $8-$10

RESERVATIONS: Reply by e-mail to Dave GLASS W8UKQ@juno.com or phone by Feb. 13th.

DIRECTIONS: From the south on I-77  take the Everhard Rd. exit. At light turn left onto Whipple Ave. Continue south to Old Country Buffet, which will be on your right (west side) in the Shopping Plaza with Circuit City and Office Max.

Coming from the north on I-77, you can take the Belden Village exit and go left at light on Everhard to Whipple Ave. (first light). Turn right onto Whipple Ave. and go south to Old  Country  Buffet in the Shopping Plaza on right. See above.

PROGRAM: Informal business meeting to discuss upcoming events for 2003 including the 40th Anniversary of our QCWA Chapter. (See more on page 5).  NOTE: Snowbirds will receive their usual demerits. 


MEMBERSHIP REPORT

Current paid up membership is now at 37.
This is a net gain of 4 in the past year!  There are still 2 Delinquent members (dues for
2003 not paid) and   2 “Unable to Participate”.

Hams licensed anytime in 1978 are now elegible for membership.

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 QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                    FEBRUARY   2003
MINUTES: CHAPTER 21 MEETING,
NOVEMBER 16, 2002

The regular quarterly meeting of QCWA, Chapter 21, Canton, Ohio, was held November 16, 2002, at the Skyland Pines Rustic Lodge, Canton, Ohio.  Following dinner, president Nelson Caley W8EAR presided for a business meeting.  David Glass W8UKQ, secretary, kept the minutes.  There were 14 members and 14 guests present.

President Nelson Caley W8EAR introduced the guests from Chapter 39, Akron, Ohio, Harold Davis W8NNS and XYL Helen, and Bill Hessler W8DXT.  Chapter 39 has been invited to visit with us at the quarterly meetings in order to have a larger attendance for both chapters.  The Akron roster has been added to the Canton data base
for mailing notices.

Nelson Caley reported that we have three new members:  Richard Anderson K8XAF, Donald Wade W8DEA who joined at the Massillon Hamfest, and Harold Davis W8NNS.

Dave Glass W8UKQ reported that the minutes were published in the newsletter and gave the treasury balance.  Messages from members were read.  He reported that Ed Clinger WA8DRT, Hamfest Manager, arranged for a table at the Massillon Hamfest.  There was no charge for the table, and the Massillon Club has been sent a thank you.

Secretary David Glass displayed the Fall, 2002, issue of the Journal.  Out of approximately 40 certificates that were issued only the two presented by Chapter 21 and one by another chapter were presented in frames Thank you  Nelson Caley for proposing several years ago to provide frames for certificates.

Itwas reported that Shirley Rex K8MZT has moved to New Jersey for a period of recuperation.  Shirley, Charlie Scott K8BYC, and Ed Gammeter W8CSU should be remembered with cards from members.

In the business meeting the  nominating committeeof Joe Vignos W1FEZ and Denny Frey K8NIB presented their report.  At that very moment the Norfolk and Southern Special roared through the station!  The retiring president was thrown from the cab by the VP advancing to president.  An new VP was snagged from the mail bag yard arm.  The incumbent director and the secretary were held captive in the caboose for another term each. The senior director had a ticket to ride for another year. As the smoke and ashes cleared the mayhem became evident.  The motion to close nomination (W8FRB, W8FNM) was approved.  The motion to elect the nominees by acclamation (K8AGB, K8NIB) was approved.  Therefore, Perry Ballinger W8AU became president; Kay McCune W8LNK, vice president;  David Glass W8UKQ, secretary-treasurer; Ed Clinger WA8DRT, director, two years; and Stanley Smith WA8NZE, director for one more year.  Congratulation to each one!!

Birthdays for November were noted:  Kay McCune, Joe Vignos, Nelson Caley.

Nelson and Polly Caley presented a short and entertaining program about the many commonly unknown facts of the dollar bill, a survey of preferences of flavors of ice cream, and the many different uses of the word, “Up.”

Thank you to Joe Vignos for his upkeep of the web site for our chapter.

Door prizes were won by Doris Smith, Sharon Glass, and Mary Frey.  The free dinner was won by Mel Vye W8MV.

Respectfully submitted,  David Glass W8UKQ,  Secretary


QCWA CHAPTER 21
QCWA “CENTURY CLUB”  MEMBERS

  W8BML Myron Kiefaber      W8MND Myrhl Lemley         W8EAR Nelson Caley
W8TPS Ralph Schoener      W8EKL Mae Rauvola           K8MZT Shirley Rex
  W8FRB Dave Polen            W8NNS Harold Davis          K8BYC Charley Scott

           W8CSU Ed Gammeter         W8EUK Lyle Gray               K8NIB  Denny Frey
 
 

QCWA CHAPTER 21 CHARTER MEMBERS

W8EUK Lyle Grey,    W8MND Myrhl Lemley     W8TPS Ralph Schoener


 QCWA CHAPTER 21 NEWSLETTER                                   FEBRUARY   2003 
Twenty eight members and guests, evenly divided 14 &14, enjoyed a great lunch of Boston Prime Rib or Scrod at Skyland PinesRustic Lodge.

TABLE 1.  L to R from bottom left. XYL Pat Vignos (W1FEZ Joe taking pictures), K8NIB   Denny Frey and XYL Mary, XYL Vivian and W8IIV Phil Gizzi, W8FRB Dave Polen and XYL Eileen.


TABLE 2. L to R from left.  W8DXT Bill Hessler from Akron Chapter 39, XYL Doris and WA8DRT Ed Clinger,  W8NLK Kay McCune and  XYL  Judy N8AIM.
TABLE 3. L to R. from bottom. XYL Sharon Glass (W8UKQ Dave was doing secretary things), XYK Adelaine and  W8FNM Myron Koyle, K4FID Gordon Jones, W8MV Mel Vye and XYL Martha, K8AGB Dennis Moriarty and XYL Judy. 
TABLE 4. L to R from bottom left. W8EAR Nelson Caley, WA8NZE Stan Smith and XYL Doris WD8IKC, XYL Helen and W8NNS Harold Davis, and Nelson's XYL KA8OZM Polly.
Make sure to enjoy a good meal, and great comradery at the February 15th Noon Meeting at the Old Country Buffet.

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