[W8LKY] March club minutes

March 14 2018 AARC Meeting

KE8FSZ Clifford Burse
KD8BBK Tony Schillig
KE8HCY Ron Rittenhouse
KD8MQ John Myers
KE8EQI Charlie Theiss
WA8WHP Frank Sanor
Miriam Sanor
K7CE Carl Mani
N8IGZ Peter Lucke
KC8ZEH Tomas St. George
KE8CKL Mike Urban
KD8JRK Tom Steele
KD8YFV Dwight Turner
K2ASA Paul Richardson
WD8AYC Rick Graber
K8DXR Howard Miller
KD8WVE Loren Kleinhans
K8TWA Ted Armstrong
KE8IYN David Kleinhans
N8WD Bryan Webler
Fran Lones
Heath Urban
KD8RFZ Mary Maendel

7:30 Meeting Begins with prayer and pledge
Minutes approved as accepted
Birthdays announced
10 meters cw net, 2 or 3 check ins
10 meter side band several folks have running it for John while he was busy, had good response Tomas 2 meter net gave reports of average of 13 per meeting
Homeland security net did really well, 8 last month. Last night we had 6 with a relay.

We had 2 from the last class get their license, with more study one of the boys will re-test

Treasurer’s report Club insurance due equipment at $129.00 Liability insurance due at $205 p.o. box fee is due at $82 movement made to pay bills KE8CKL 2nded by K8DXR Account balance is $xxxx.xx

Committee report with repeater Club equipment is fixed
Call sign approval for release to individuals running a special event station from home for Carnation days has been submitted, more information is coming up.
Paul plans to activate Camp Rodman for boy scouts for July 27 thru Aug 12.
Most likely the 11th with W8LKY call sign for event

Field day: Where do we want to have it? We have 3 locations: New Baltimore, The Camp in Sebring, or Marlington school Possible to use Camp Rodman. Majority would like to have it at Marlington. We will have an on site meeting in April
Field day is on the 4th full weekend in June, we will have more for the next meeting

Repeater report: The 2 meter repeater needs to be replaced We can get one of the original dr1 repeater for 400.00, Yaesu is taking them in as exchanges for the dr2’s and reselling dr1’s reconditioned It is a basic machine, with no voice i.d., cw i.d. without duplexers. John would get duplexers from Sherry and tune them and hook them up and run at John’s location for temporary site. We need to get it set up and get familiar with it before searching for permanent home. We could look for repeater cabinet at the Dayton hamfest. Carl K7CE may have one to donate for free. John’s work may have traffic cabinets available for auction as well.
We have the repeater antenna that needs to go up on John’s tower.
Yaesu’s requirements are: *agree not to resell hardware for 1 year, *place repeater on the air in the area listed on your application for a period of at least 1 year *Must be operated in automatic mode select (ams) mode or digital mode. Motion made to allocate funds to buy 700.00 (extra monies to pay for incidentals needed) to purchase repeater by KD8JRK and seconded by K8YFV – motion passed John will work on paperwork to get it asap Long term vision is to see this repeater as a back up. There were more discussions on repeaters about what this unit can and cannot do

Sept 15 field trip to dx engineering at 9 am, John needs a head count and will have sign up sheet in August, K3LR station is on the itinerary as well and is awesome and worth seeing

Report on the 501 c3 status: We asked for 550.00 for applications for the fees for the 501c3 . but we had new info for filing cheaper, now it’s 425.00 invested all in, KD8JRK moves that we allocated $425 fee to finalize the 501c3, 2nded KE8FSZ and motion carried.

By law updates N8IGZ Peter , tweeked the wording on the by laws, took away the amendments and incorporated into the new by laws, and added a 10th article that incorporated the repeater committee, changed repair fund to 100.00 instead of 99.99 other than that nothing has changed, article 5 had 4 parts, then dues then 5th part after and he put them back together. So now by laws look neater It was suggested to move our address and zip on the front page as well as the back page We can post by laws on the web site or email everyone so we can all read before we vote on it.

Alliance militia has not responded to our attempts to contact them

We are still trying to get a hold of them Relay for life: It is not happening in Alliance, but in Union Town or Jackson Twp, we probably will not participate but rather to make a donation to them. KC8ZEH moves to donate 75. 00 to relay for life, seconded by KD8JRK, motion carried

April 7th at 8:30 breakfast April 11th next meeting at hospital Tonight is home brew night. WA8WHP moved to adjourn then seconded by KD8FSZ, meeting adjourned at 8:42 John KD8MQ brought a mobile mount made out of aluminum, attaches to bumper Dwight KD8YFV brought a home made watt meter for low wattage qrp will register milli watts and nano watts, also made a attinuator Ted K8TWA brought a “GO” box contains radios, battery, power inverter, and other misc. took 6 years to build it KC8ZEH Tomas brought a keyboard and a device to read and send code.and a plastic 3d printer key made in memory of KD8OMO KD8JRK Tom remade his g5rv antenna with pictures on his facebook page. He has been enjoying getting on the air Rick WD8AYC made a qrp transmitter, tuna tin 2 puts out ¼ watt, with 2 transmitters WA8WHP Frank made a signal generator, with a frequency counter, tube based for now. Will convert to solid state when tubes go. KD8BBK Tony brought an antenna side arm supports made with pvc pipe to hold ladder line, it has helped support the ladder line and keeps it from breaking. He also brought an antenna that is for camping, end fed, antenna with 300 ohm ladder line, 33’3” red part connects to the ladder line 14’3” and has a shield coax to be the counter poise can tune really well for 40 meters and 80 meters, 100 watts, Ted K8TWA was voted winner and won a gift certificate Sent from Mail for Windows 10

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