Senior Night Football Game Friday Night 10/28


Good day Lady and Gentlemen, Thanks to all of you who worked the game this past Friday. This Friday evening is Miamisburg High School  last regular season game the visiting team is Northmont. This will be a well-attended event it is Senior Night and this game will play a big role in determining playoff berths. Please let me know as early as possible if you will be able to attend and how long you can stay. Schedule is the same as before start time ~ 4:30 to 5 and stay till game ends and parking lots are near empty.

Jack Melke



Now is YOUR time to be a MARA board member.
Send me your name it will be put it on the slate.
Just advise which office you would like to be considered.
President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary
The only stipulation as I recall is that you have be a member of MARA. 
Please send your responses to Carl WD8NHK
All nominees will be stated at the November MARA association meeting and in December the actual election occurs.  Openings are NOT gender specific.

This years Christmas

have stepped up and requested names of children.  Please contact me via email to let me know.  I have 4 kids who are expecting clothing and toys for Christmas from Santa.  Let’s not let them down!
Hello to all MARA Members:
Once again the MARA Christmas Party, which will be our 11 th one, will take place Saturday, December 3 rd but our location will change.   This year we are going Mexican, that’s right Mexican!   I have reserved tables for the El Rancho Grande in West Carrollton 2008 S. Alex Rd for 6:00 PM.   I hope many of you will be able to join us.
We had such a success with last year’s adopt a family for Christmas Project that I have (along with our club President, Dale) decided to do the same this year.   Therefore, I have a family with 4 children (10 yr girl, 9yr girl, 7yr old boy and a 1 yr old girl) and I have received their list already.   Each child has a Christmas list with mainly clothing items and has requested two toy gifts.   (You can always purchase additional items if you so desire.)
The names and ages along with their gift request will be given out once you notify me of your intent to participate.   I have once again taken on the responsibility for the club; in that each of the four children will receive what they have requested.
Once you have purchased a gift, I ask that you wrap and tag the gift with Name of the child and let me know what item you purchased.   You will then bring your gift(s) to the Christmas Party December 3 rd or preferably you will be able to drop your gift off to me or bring to the November club meeting.  
Once presents are received, Sam and I will deliver them personally to the family in the following week or so.    Also, this year I have requested that we give non-perishable food items (which some club members have already responded by bringing them to the October club meeting) and can be turned in at our November club meeting.
I know that our MARA members will once again step up and make sure that our Christmas Family Project is a success.  
Please R.S.V.P. to me by November 14 th with regards to attending the El Rancho Grande evening.
               RSVP via email or 937-866-3905
Also please make sure to have your gifts to me by November 30 th .
Thank you,
Gail – KD8CXB
If you should have any questions please contact me.  

147.195 repeater is up! Please use it!

The 195 repeater is up and running, a nice “BIG” thank you to Jay N8IPO and Jack KM8N for getting it done.

We checked the out put and it seem to be putting out between  120 to 130 watts and reflected power was about 1.2 percent, The old set up was doing about 80 watts. Jay was able to hit the repeater from his QTH in Waynesville with his HT with very little noise. The spectrum analyzer showed no spurs out above or below our assigned frequency. To complete the install totally two ninety degree connectors and a could speed nuts for the 8/32 cabinet screws will put the finishing touches on the repeater.

We will try and have Bill do the Monday night net on the 195. This will give us some data on coverage area. We did get some ducting which maybe from Indiana or northern Ohio. So if you have time to monitor please give a report on the Monday night net.

By the way the 330 repeater seemed a bit scratch this morning has anyone else noticed it?


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