Author Archives: AKØA

Dealing with Static Electricity by NJ8M

During the recent DCARC March 2021 meeting, club member Morgan (NJ8M) gave an informative presentation on dealing with static electricity and lightning. The slides are available here on our website along with the following recording of the full presentation as originally given to the Society of Midwestern Contesters.

DCARC March Meeting

The next general meeting will be held on March 9, 2021, and will be conducted remotely via Zoom. Additional information and instructions to join the meeting will be posted to the club’s mailing list prior to that date. The Zoom sessions generally open for informal discussion beginning at 6:30 pm, with a presentation at 7:00 pm, followed by the business meeting.

If you haven’t already done so, please remember to mail your annual (2021) club dues to the club’s post office box.

December Club Meeting: 2020 Constitution and Bylaws Changes, 2021 Officer Nominations

As discussed during the DCARC November general meeting (held Nov. 12), three items are being modified in the club’s constitution and bylaws:

  1. The position of “Backup Treasurer” is being removed. The Club President and Vice President shall instead be named on all club bank accounts, in addition to the Treasurer, to ensure access to club funds.
  2. The responsibilities of the Vice President and Activities Manager are being separated to allow appointment of another club member to coordinate club activities, when available.
  3. The position description for the Emergency Coordinator has been refined.

A final vote on these proposed changes will be made during the December General Meeting.

The slate of nominations for 2021 officers will also be voted upon during the December general meeting. Additional nominations will be accepted until then. Club officers include: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Managers are not elected, but are club members who volunteer to provide a job necessary for the continued business of the club.

The next club meeting will be held on December 9, 2020, beginning at 7:00 PM, remotely via Zoom. Additional information about participating in the meeting will be posted in the club’s official mailing list:  http://w0uk.groups.io

Please feel free to contact any of the club officers directly should you have any questions regarding these changes.

KØU in the Kansas QSO Party

Kansas QSO Party Logo

The Douglas County ARC’s 2020 activation of KØU during the Kansas QSO Party (Aug. 29 and 30) was a huge success!

Thanks to the following operators:

Jefferson County (JEF) Operators at KAØRVL’s QTH:
AKØA – Ken (CW)
KAØRVL – Kevin and WØOOA – Bret (Phone)
KSØEGL – Kevin (Digital/FT8)

Douglas County (DOU) distributed club (at home) stations:
ACØKN – Jim (Phone)
N6UOP – John (Phone)

CW Contacts: 788 JEF
Phone Contacts: 429 JEF + 33 DOU
Digital/FT8 Contacts: 220 JEF and DOU

Total: 1470 contacts