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The Athens County, Ohio
Amateur Radio Association

Ohio State Parks on the Air, Saturday, September 6, 2014 – ACARA activated Strouds Run as W8UKE, Forked Run as WB8CEE and Jackson Lake and Lake Alma as N8SUZ. Photos courtesy of Eric Mcfadden, WD8RIF, Chuck Bennett, WB8CEE and Andy Young, KD8WVXGo to the Pictures link to view pictures from Field Day 2014 and the Iron Furnace Trail Run 

Run for the Blue Blazes 5K Fun Run/Walk held in Nelsonville September 13, 2014 to benefit the Buckeye Trail Association. Photos courtesy of Eric McFadden, WD8RIF, Robert Peoples, N8UVM and Jeff Slattery, N8SUZ.
ACARA VE Session conducted 10/20/2014. Seven candidates started out, all testing element 2 for the Technician license. All seven passed. Two went on to pass element 3 for General. Great session! May try again next fall. Photos courtesy Eric McFadden, WD8RIF and Andy Young, KD8WVX.

Serving Southeast Ohio Communities

Next regular meeting:  Tuesday, November 18, 7:30 PM
Rag Chew/Social Hour, 7:00 PM
Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio, 100 South May Avenue, Athens, OH

Run Like Hell 5K Run to Support Cystic Fibrosis, Sunday October 26, Starts at 4:15 PM from Tail-Great Park on Shafer Street
Contact N8SUZ to sign up.
Bobcat Trail Marathon at Burr Oak Lake State Park, Sunday, November 2, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Contact N8SUZ to sign up.

Charlie Tholin, KD8NLH, SK

Once again there is sad news to pass along.  Former member Charlie Tholin, KD8NLH, passed away July 3rd at his residence.  He was 65.  Charlie was an ACARA member from 2010-2013 following his completing the club’s licensing classes and successfully passing the Technician test March 2010.

He was a cheerful and friendly member who enjoyed talking to members and learning more about the hobby.  Sadly his illness prevented him from becoming more involved in the last few years.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 13th at 3 PM at the White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Coolville.

You can sign the online guestbook at www.whiteschwarzelfh.com
Bob Mayer, KD8DKN, SK
It is with sadness that we report the passing of Bob Mayer, KD8DKN. He was 70 and a former member of our club. He and his late father, Jim, W5XF, participated in our club activities and he especially enjoyed solving the world’s problems at the Saturday morning brunches. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ruth, who on several occasions hosted our Saturday morning get-togethers.
Friends may call Saturday from 5-8 pm at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, 46 Fayette St., Nelsonville. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Sunday, June 1, at the Carbon Hill Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Hawk St., Carbon Hill.
The family suggests memorial contributions to be made to the Athens Dog Shelter: Auditor of Athens County, P.O. Box 765, Athens, OH 45701
Please sign his online guestbook at www.cardaras.com

Congratulations to Greg Weinfurtner, NS80 for winning First Place, Single Operator, High Power Mixed Mode in the 2012 ARRL 10 Meter Contest with a score of 61,770 points. Find a copy of the certificate he just received and showed to the club at the February meeting here.