CRES Club Meeting

October 16, 2014

ARRL Division Director Will Be Guest Speaker at October Meeting

The next club meeting of the CRES ARC will take place on Thursday, October 16, at 6 pm at the New Albany Public Library. The Program Committee is pleased to announce that the program will feature special guest speaker Dale Williams WA8EFK, the ARRL Director for the Great Lakes Division, which includes Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky. Dale lives in Dundee, Michigan, just north of Toledo, and he has been our Vice Director for several years before recently becoming Director. Come and hear what he has to say about the ARRL, its position on various topics, and Dale's thoughts and comments about ham radio in the Second Century. There will be ample time for questions, so this would be a good opportunity to ask about subjects you'd like to discuss.

Mark your calendar now!

Division Director, Dale Williams, WA8EFK

Division Director, Dale Williams, WA8EFK

CRES Radio Club

The CRES radio club was established in 1962 and serves the central Ohio area. Its goals include stimulating interest in amateur radio, the exchange of technical information, emergency readiness, and social activities for the membership and their families.

The Name CRES
The Western Electric facility at 6200 East Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio, also had a branch of Bell Laboratories co-located within the same facility. An umbrella organization within Western Electric provided guidance and funding to various employee clubs for both Western Electric and Bell Laboratories employees. The emphasis for these employee clubs was on Civic, Recreational, Educational and Social activities. Thus the various employee clubs under this umbrella guidance were known as the CRES Amateur Radio Club, the CRES Cycling Club, etc. With the demise of funding support of that organization, the CRES Amateur Radio Club eventually became a public club that was open to everyone. It retained the same club name: The CRES Amateur Radio Club, but we redefined CRES to be "Columbus Radio Enthusiasts Society."

Original QSL card

QSL card from around 1970

Weekly Net
The club sponsors an informal 2 meter NET every Sunday evening at 9 PM on its repeater (146.67/131.8) and via Echolink at W8ZPF-L (Node 782142). The NET is open to everyone - you do not need to be a member to join in. Visitors are always welcome and encouraged to participate.