COOKEN normally meets at 12:00 noon on the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Warner Student center on the campus of The Ohio State University and Central Ohio Technical College in Newark.  Double check the Calendar in case we have alternate plans.

The easiest way to the Warner Center is to come onto the campus via the Granville Street entrance. As you enter the campus, bear to the right and follow the road to the right. 

The Warner Center is the second building on your left. 

Please park in the white lined spaces in front of the building. (Usually there is plenty of parking directly in front of the building on Saturdays.)  

The meeting will be in the Sleight Community room, which is on the second floor.  When you enter the Warner Center if you turn to your left there are stairs and an elevator, which leads to the Community room. (If it is wet weather, please watch your step on the black tiles laid into the floor, as they are very slippery when wet.)

Visitors are always welcome. Always check the calendar to make sure there are not meeting time or date changes.

Scheduled  Programs this year

Month/Yr. Tentative Program Presenter  
Feb 10,2018 Antenna Show and Tell.  Members to bring actual or pictures of stealth and basic "get on the air antennas"for new hams with emphasis on home brew as opposed to store bought. Nothing is too simple or complex to share. Contact DZ ,the program chairman, with what you intend to share prior to the meeting. All.  
March 10,2018
We have probably all said something like this before we learned how to program our radios: 

“How does this Darn Mobile Radio work” 
“Now you know how to program the radio, here is how the repeater works”
Understanding the difference between the users radio setup and the repeater owners setup, it all makes since now

Kevin Page


June 9,2018

COOKEN A.R.C. (see W8TNX on is inviting you to a scheduled meeting using the Zoom conference/meeting software service.

Topic: Possibilities of mesh networking in Licking County, Ohio, USA, North America, and Worldwide
Time: Jun 9, 2018 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)/ 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Presentation:  Orv Beach W6BI will be describing how digital mesh networking has become one of the fastest growing modes in amateur radio. With the recent capability of moving wireless access points into the uncrowded adjacent ham radio bands, the ability to create a linked ham radio "Internet" has become feasible. The network is growing by leaps and bounds, and can provide services such as text messaging, web-cams, video chat, email, and VOIP (both dial-up via a PBX and with chat servers).

To "join" this presentation over Zoom, you will need to download the Zoom client from (your current operating system should be auto detected).  You do not need to have a Zoom account, you can just "join" when given the option.  Once you have your client downloaded, you can test out your connection and audio equipment at before the meeting.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Clicking the above link will start up Zoom automatically (and if you didn't download it beforehand, it will be downloaded and installed).  Click the "join" option, enter your name (that will be visible and used during the Q&A), you will be given the opportunity to test your audio again, and then connect to the meeting.  The meeting room will be "opened" by 12:15 to get signed in so everyone is ready for the program to begin shortly after 12:30.

Please note:  During the presentation, your mic will be muted to not interfere with the presentation.  After the completing of the presentation, your mic's will be turned on if you have a question (you'll have a button that you can click to "raise your hand" and then you'll be called on for your question/comment)
. There will also be a "chat box" that you can use to have your questions and comments recorded.

If you have any questions regarding the use of Zoom, please contact John Kennedy,  for assistance.  During the presentation, Michael Mickelson from the Newark club will be your host.


Mike, KD8DZ




If you would like to join COOKEN, please fill out and bring with you to the next meeting

a membership application.