UCARC Meeting Minutes

2018 October Meeting Minutes

Motion to accept minutes Dennis motioned, Armond 2nd

Treasurers report -

$60 check for shipping and bird watt meter

$100 for Tom paid
Portapot paid

Inventory of equipment made

Stem School – wait for date

Repeater status – Soil sample was taken for tower Paul, Arnal, and Joe working on coordination for repeaters

ARES – SET coming up in October Black Swan, Clifford is working on activities for the SET to go along with the Black Swan Event.

OSPOTA

182 contacts
4800 points ,almost doubled points from last year

JOTA – Camp Lazarus in Delaware Operating on Saturday

ARES Connect – can be used to coordinate events for non ares members as well as ARES activites and members.

Presidential Alert from cell phones tomorrow at 2:18pm
Diagrams for station 720 tower – dual band antenna needed for new location, either use current dual band antenna or buy a new one for around $200

APRS Demo – Dec or January from Scott, N8JYF

Nov 6th, next meeting at station 720 – old or new,

Shurle asked about dues – and getting help with not being able to get into the repeater.

Meeting ended after Ken's presentation at 8:47pm.

2018-09 Meeting Minutes

September 4, 2018 UCARC meeting

Started at 7pm

Armond, KC8DAG motioned, Trevor, W8TKC 2nd approve meeting minutes

Treasurers report 12 month period

$2667cash
no liability
$7,324
$2651 expenses
$4623 Net

Number of Members approx 30 + or -10

Chris Dillon talked to the club about Stem Day – In November with Story of Autism at STEM school weekend 4 to 6 hours, 4 or 5 stations 50 minutes per station, the club would have one station Thestoryofautism.org ages 5 to 15, 2 groups, a younger age group and older age group.

Repeater Status -
amateur repeater – 2 meter
EMA repeater in next years budget
both sets of duplexers will go to 159.300
small set is around $1200
big set is worth around 1500 – 2000

Tom Eckleberry
Paul, N8IG motioned to pay Tom $100 Armond,KC8DAG 2nd none opposed for his time he put in to the cans and repeater previously

ARES Set coming up in October Blackswan 18, ARES Connect

Bird Watt Meter received Calibrated 4 slugs and modifications has been made. Discussion about marking the case with the Club Information on it.

OSPTA – Saturday at Alum Creek State Park Cheshire Boat ramp 8am to 6pm
Breakfast – 8am Cracker Barrel

Findley Hamfest Sunday the 9th

Next meeting October 2nd

JOTA October 20th at Camp Lazarus

Ohio QSO Party results
93 contacts
56 multiplier

Meeting Presentation started at 7:33pm

Meeting ended at 8:30pm

2018-08 meeting

UCARC Meeting Minutes August 2018

 

Dennis motions to approve meeting minutes 2nd by KC8DAG Armand

 

Treasurers report

Ron Motions to approve John 2nd None opposed

 

Field Day Report

Ron,

4,150 points this year, 4152 points last year

805 contacts made

Message to the arrl section manager

12 messages handled by Tony KC8PZ – 100 pts

GOTA – 160 Bonus Points

Brianna Kruse – 12 yrs made 12 contacts

Grant – made 24 contacts

Terry – made 24

Armond – 20

Frank 24

Bill Cash – 2

13 total GOTA operators 8 youth made at least 1 contact

42 people visited field day site

10 of 42 visitors weren't licensed

 

Ron, NX8Y received the Stallwart of the Club Award for Field Day Planning

 

Micheal KE8KDF Joined us at the meeting. Recieved his tech license last month

 

Trunkfest Report -

Need to have more money for change
We had around 40 vendors

75 – 80 tickets sold

 

Executive Committee put for a vote for a $100 donation to the Church for letting us use their parking lot.

John LVZ motions, Dennis 2nd, None opposed

 

Ken received Stallwart of the Club Award for Ham Radio Tailgate and Trunk fest

 

Ed gave report about Steam Threshers

 

Repeater Status – Status Tower is about 2 months out, EMA purchasing 2 repeaters, 1 for the 145.35 and one for the EMA highband radios. New antennas except for the triband beam currently at County Services Building.

Would like the club to take existing hardline out of the county services building.

 

PortaPotty – haven't received the bill for Field Day.

 

Ed gave the ARES Report -

 

Covered Bridge day – no interest

 

Ohio QSO Party – August 25th

Paul will make sure 720 is open

 

Dennis – OSPOTA Sept 8th

Alum Creek – location to be determined. Nvis configuration

 

Sept Activity suggestions –

N8JYF – APRS presentation ?

DMR presenation – including DMR programing

Show and tell -

Mesh networking

 

More NCS stations needed for Net Control

Measured 10 seconds of no transmit

 

Breakfast this month at Frich's

 

Tuesday Sept 4th next meeting

 

Findlay Hamfest Sept 9th

Case for Bird Watt meter

N8GU QRZ page for info about his light house activation

 

General Class – Dennis announced

 

Adjourned 8:27

 

June 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting started at 7pm

Paul motions Joe get a case from harbor freight for the bird watt meter Trevor 2nd

Paul withdraws motion

Bird Watt meter spend $500 on calibration of watt meter and slugs

$100 for mod

$185 for slugs
$40 for case
Total $325
Shipping costs $50 ish

 

Clifford motions spend up to $400 on everything John 2nd none opposed

 

ARES Report – Clifford and Ed completed the AuxComm course the week of Hamvention. Central Ohio Challenge Bike ride coming up July 7th from Dublin to Bellefontaine and back for the longest 100 mile loop.

 

Repeater update : tower approval waiting .. ordered EMAhighband repeater and 35 highband repeater

Ordered antennas. Moving beam to new location

 

Dennis has a few matching hats to go along with the shirts

 

Trunkfest :

Weather looks good

7am meet at church

Trevor motioned to raffle a zumspot Ron Rice 2nd none opposed

 

Field Day

6pm Friday to setup antennas

1800

2CW

1 SSB

1 GOTA

1 free VHF station

Needed items

150' coax

 

July Breakfast 14th

 

Parks on the air

Covered bridges on the air

JOTA

coming up

 

Meeting adjourned at 9pm

May 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes Frank motioned Trevor 2nd

Treasurers report $1609 cash in bank
6 or 7 people dropped from roster

Repeater Move – no new news

76 repeater receive site Chris KC8FRJ inquired about it

ARES – Bike Ride coming up July 7th

Shirts – Arnal motions to vote for shirt color from top 3, Red, Maroon, and Green

Maroon won the vote

30 – 35 per shirt

Union County
ARC in the logo

Name and call sign

 

Frank motioned to buy extra shirts for new members– Trevor 2nd

Frank withdraws motion after discussion

 

Field Day Setup Friday night

Last year 925 contacts – CW 600 and phone combined 309 (60 GOTA)

33 total people involved, 21 licensed, 6 adults unlicensed 6 youth

email union county hams about field day, get e-mail from QRZ

Beam from W1GKB used for field day

17610 Waldo Rd

NIVIS Day inspired discussion – Get different people to operate – make goal for making contacts get a prize
get to gether to operate

Quarter Master – Ron, KE8RGP
taskforce – Ron, Ken W8KWH and John KA8LVZ who else to price items

Paul motions to approve quarter master job description and dennis 2nd none opposed

Items to sell to be offered to club members first

Tailgate -

admission - $5 kids free donation
price on stuff to sell
discussion ensued
8 to 2pm open at 9am
7am setup
hamfest signs
PA/BullHorn

Adjourned at 9:

April 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened by Arnal at 7pm

 

Introductions – we had 2 new hams from the class attend

new to Marysville from Dublin- Dean WA8OMQ Saw the website ARRL member

 

Meeting Minutes – as posted on the website Paul, Motion to accept minutes – Ron 2nd none opposed

 

Treasurers report – Cash in bank – $1494 -
38 paid - 40 members plus non-paid

Ed motion to accept treasures report Paul 2nd none opposed

 

License class – 15 people tested, 2 didn't pass, 1 upgrade

 

Stallwart award – Ed Liddle for the tech class

New Business -

2 meter grid square activity this weekend

NVIS Day – Saturday April 28th 10am – 4pm Still at Maple Street – Start on sorting W1GKB donation

Soldering kit?

May- May 1st meeting -Hamvention Prepare for Trunkfest

June – Trunkfest 9th and Field Day 23rd and 24th

 

 

Paul motions that we have a raffle Ken 2nd none opposed

Trunkfest – Ken and Frank to run including raffle at EMA Station 720 at new location

UHF repeaters to sell, cans, W1GKB equipment

Food – need food truck/vendor

 

June 23-24 Field Day – Ron Friday night antenna 17610 Waldo Rd Field Day

Need to check to see if EMA Bus can be there

 

July – no meeting ?

 

Shirts – Poll on website

 

Move to new 720 -
2 meter repeater and DMR repeater move to 720
Moving HF beam – all other antennas will be new

Emergency Communications Asset for County
Telephone poles to move to new location
New VHF repeater – using exhisting now ..

 

Hamfest April 14th at Cayaghoga falls – Akron

 

Treasury – clubs that have bookoo bucks – do some work to raise money Do we want to donate time to do work to raise money for the club.

 

Clifford motions to adjourn, Paul 2nds

March 6 2018 Meeting Minutes

March 6th 2018 Meeting Minutes

Approval of minutes none opposed

Treasurers report – cash $1494

$360 collected in dues
Ed Motion to approve John 2nd none opposed

Ares – GOBA June going through Union County in June
Monday Night ARES training at 7:15pm at Station 720
Practice Traffic net – 2 meter practice net.
Central Ohio Challenge MS Bike Ride in July

Tech Class update: 20 – 25 people per tech class, 11 is North Lewisburg Scout Troop

Joe motions for offering 1 year club membership to new hams that take the class to help with mentoring.
Clifford moves to offer associate membership until January Paul 2nds
none opposed

Repeater update – new tower at new 720 quoting new antennas
Guy wires work on old tower neighborhood of $160 If Brad doesn't pay, Paul would like to have club pay for it.

Shirts – polo shirts need to settle on color, embroider club logo with first name and call sign, $35-40 per shirt, Dennis, W8ILD getting embroider machine to do up shirts He can also do hats too Color for Shirts – Ed to do survey on website along with choosing own color

Rick, KK4MLY joined us for the meeting, everyone introduced themselves.

Announcements – Breakfast 8:30am at Frich's
John, N8PVC presentation Central Ohio Severe Weather Network

Meeting adjourned after presentation.

February Meeting Minutes

February 2018  Meeting Minutes

 

December meeting minutes approved none opposed

 

Treasurer Reported 1300 in the bank, 3300 in assets including cash

 

Bird Watt Meter - get it sent out to modify and calibrate it

 

Trunkfest update- $30 per trunk to hold it at the Union County Fairgrounds, Possibly have it at the New Station 720 location, $10 per table

 

ARES - Started Monday Night training night at Station 720.

 

Repeater - 4 Miles difference from where it is now. We need to submit paper work to get it recoordinated. Paul didn’t for see any issues. The new location is 75ft higher in elevation.

 

EMA is moving station 720 to a new location on Northwest Parkway. It will be a month before county takes possession of the building. We have around 4 weeks to come up with a plan to move the repeaters and for the radio room setup.

 

Free Club Membership - Survey the class - find out what they are going to do with the hobby and if they plan to become club members. Clifford will write up a survey.

 

Field Day, Same place, Same time as last year.
Ohio State Parks on the Air - planning on participating
NVIS Day - Planning on participating

Tower move - Cables, remove cables and salvage them or sell them from county services building

 

Radio Tour - tour different radio roms to get an idea how we want to set up the one at the new station 720 location.

 

Arnal motion to adjourn

All in favor, none opposed.

Dec 5 2017 Meeting Minutes

Joe, K8JWL Called the meeting to order

Treasures report - $900 in the bank
$3,400 income
$1,200-$1,300 expenses
$2,000 equipment costs

$228 was spent on Slugs for the Bird Watt Meter
Paul, N8IG motioned to allocated $100 to upgrade the Bird Watt Meter , John, KA8LVZ 2nd, none opposed.

Paul discussed the Tower at Station 720 and the costs to get the antennas moved up higher on the tower would be 1,000 plus cost of hardline. Rob, KD8GPG suggested not to pursue this project at Station 720 and to instead plan for moving the repeater from Station 720 to a higher profile location like the water tower at 38 and 736. Rob is going to check on the availability of the water tower for a repeater location.

New Business:
Paul Motioned the Annual Dinner to be at the Asian Cafe Buffet, John, KA8LVZ 2nd, none opposed.
January Dinner will be at the Asian Cafe Buffet Sunday January 7th or 14th at 6:30pm. Frank is going to make the reservation.   

A discussion about the donated W1GKB club equipment ensued. The general consensus was to keep the HF equipment and other equipment and to form a committee to inventory the equipment. Discussion about a policy on loaning the equipment ensued. Ron Payne is going to headup creating an equipment loan policy. Frank nominated Ron for quartermaster function. There were no other nominations. Ron agreed to start the quartermaster function to the best of his ability with help from the inventory committee

Tech License Class - the club decided to offer a technician license class on Wed evenings from 7pm to 9pm for 6 weeks starting in Feb7th. Gary, KE8O is going to talk with the VE's from Delara and they will put on a testing session after the class.  The class will be held at the Union County Services Building, 940 London Ave in Marysville. 

Officer Nominations: Joe, K8JWL asked the club to stay on as president for another year unless someone else wanted the position. There weren't any new officer nominations.
Ron Payne motioned to keep Joe as club president for another year. Gregg 2nd none opposed 

Joe asked the current club officers if they would like to serve another year with him. They agreed.
Gregg Motioned to accept Joe's slate of officers, none opposed. The Vice president will remain Arnal, N9ACC, Treasurer will remain Frank KD8UFE,  Secretary will remain Ed KE8ANU, and the executive officer Paul, N8IG.  

January the meeting will be the Club Dinner
February, maybe do a amateur radio movie night for the meeting, show amateur radio videos from Youtube that are of interest. 

Gregg motions to adjourn the meeting, Ron seconds.

 

October Meeting Minutes

Sumary of what was discussed at the meeting.

$75 to $100 per slugs for Bird Watt Meter, hold off on upgrading watt meter, Ken to purchase

 

Stalwart club award – setting up/coordinating OPSOTA

Antenna update at station 720 – Tall tower is good, esitmate to move antennas to top tall tower will be sent to Brad.  Club may want to fill in what EMA can’t cover – may need around $1,000 in cabling. Need to figure out what type of cable is needed. etc.

 

OSPOTA – went well, 18 members showed up, 13 YR/old upgraded to General, made his first contact with his general ticket. The club earned 2863 points, We contacted 33 out of 51 parks in Ohio. Propane generator- barely used any propane and was quieter.

 

Pancake Breakfast – target for November

 

Sept 2017 Minutes

UCARC Sept 5th 2017
Minutes – Paul motioned as posted, Dennis 2nd none opposed

 

Treasurers report 1125.51 in the account

DMR repeater paid

Ohio Parks on the Air – Permit obtained – Parks on the air phone – 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10
Mobile ops low power more than on person
Mosiers – Ham, turkey, buns, water Bring your own chair event. Big Red 1500 ram cargo van.

10am – 6pm Alum Creek State Park
74 state parks – 51 state parks on the air
W8UCO call sign W8UCO ALU
Dennis will be there early, Ron will help setup early.
 

Stem School update – Eric has been out of area for work.. yet to be determined

Test equipment/slugs for Bird – buy from online
Ken to look into Bird Watt meter slugs and calibration/conversion from radio dan website
 

Logo- table shirts for another meeting. Have by next trunkfest, use logo from the website.

 

ARES – SET Oct 7-8

 

Tech class – Coordinate with Delara/madison county club for testing.
 

Thursday Night Nets – new net control operators – Lance, KD8TED volunteers

Topic list for ideas
Form on website for net reports -
 

Meeting Ideas:
Project for meeting

 

DX engineering presentation – topics
Traffic handling -
Videos – hamnation videos
Genral operating – HF operating etiquette
OA station by Dayton
Contesting
CW, Digital, etc
CW intro class - ?

Pancake Breakfast – October

October Pizza – party and movie -
November – traffic handling Matt Curtain ?
CW Intro
DX-WAS
Ham Radio Deluxe
LOTW – Setup Club call sign with LOTW can this be done? Scott Yonally ? Ron Rice
John motions for name and call sign to be added to the website
Frank 2nd, Paul 3rd
Ohio parks on the air
Breakfast cracker barrel 8-8:30am
October 3rd – pizza
Nov – nominations for club officers - '

October discussions for voting

8:43 meeting ended

June 2017 Meeting Minutes

Started 7:06pm

 

Congratulations to Denny, KE8HDE New ham since Saturday

 

Paul motioned
Gregg 2nd accept minutes none apposed

 

Treasurers report – 1,077 balance
$40 NVIS expense
$60 dues in
 

Special event – call sign and date July 15-16, W8M

 

Banner cost around $89 delivered at 720 Look into getting second banner

 

Repeater – Limping along, issues with controller for 2 months- no audio, no tones. Power cycle controller to fix it. Still trying to get it settled down. Possible loose connection on tower. Will need a tower climber or FD to take us up with ladder truck. Turn the rotar and SWR goes down until wind blows

ARES meetings, 3rd monday of the month at 7pm at Station 720
Ironman event in Delaware on July 30th

New Business

 

Traffic net- announce at beginning or end .. rework the preamble

 

DMR repeater on loan -
Sell tickets at trunkfest

Ken motion drawing at trunkfest up to 300 tickets

Frank amend to have raffle on field day – sell more tickets

Paul second on modification

Drawing on field day - 1 – frank

Everyone else opposed

 

Drawing at 1pm on trunkfest June 10th 300 tickets or less

Paul second – none opposed

 

To use up to $800 club funds to purchase repeater for repeater in conjunction with raffle tickets- Arnal first, John 2nd none opposed

 

Website being moved to a new hosting provider

 

Wed pickup radio gear- larry polling barber to sell at trunkfest

 

Stalwart of the Club award – First award goes to Paul, N8IG for keeping the repeater on the air and his dedication to keep amateur radio alive in Union County since the disbandment of the former Union County Amateur Radio Club.

 

Calendar – Ham and Egg – 6am Frich's Trunkfest weekend -

No July meeting -

Paul Motion Ken 2nd July meeting 2nd Saturday July 8th at Frich's Breakfast none opposed

 

Special Event station for Marvin

 

Field Day – Scavenger hunt under age 12 range – education table – kit first 2 prizes
Freebie VOM's 3 clock kits -

Field Day Net – Thursday net after-net

 

Location:

17610 Waldo Rd

Marysville, OH 43040

 

Friday Night setup 5 or 6pm

Sat breakfast at Frich's
Starts at 2pm – 24hrs stops 2pm Sunday

3A – 2 cw, one ssb

GOTA – limited to 500 points N8IG call sign – person making contacts have to log it on paper.

Bring your own chair

Extension cords

Coax

Food – 30 people -

Message handling – send message to section manager handle one message

satellite ?

 

50/50 raffle – at meetings etc.. tabled till next meeting.

 

May Meeting Minutes

Union County Amateur Radio Club meeting minutes
May 2, 1017

Meeting Minutes – motion to approve by Paul, 2md by Ron

Treasurers report – Frank gave the treasurer's report

Old Business:
NVIS day – band conditions were bad and we made a digital contact and not phone contacts. Everyone had fun making the antenna and participating.

Trunkfest – Ken obtained door prizes from DX engineering, ARRL, and also has 1,000 door prize tickets to use.

Field Day- discussion of 2F or not ensued.

Special Event station for Marvin will be July 15-16. Paul got a special event call sign W8M

Repeater discussion – There was an incident of a hot mic. After making some phone calls and sending some e-mails out about it, we were unable to find out who had the hot mike. This issue was brought up to make everyone aware of it and to make sure everyone is aware of it and to try to not have a repeat of the same issue as a learning experience.

New Business:

Reimurse Ed $40 for the clock soldering kits, Arnal motioned, Paul 2nd. None opposed

Discussion of purchasing additional soldering kits that could be put together by youth that attend field day. How many, and how much to spend was discussed, $150 was talked about and the topic was tabled for the June Meeting.

Breakfast reminder for May 13th was made

Reminder about the June 6th meeting for Field Day and Trunkfest was made.

Gregg KE8BBS and Clifford, KE8WNO has become a new club members.

Scott, N8SY and Arlin, KD8EVR gave a great presentation about DMR, how it works, and how its being used by amateur radio. Arlin mentioned he could put in a Demo DMR repeater at Station 720 to try out.

 

April Meeting Minutes

March 4th meeting minutes

Paul motioned to accept the February meeting minutes. John 2nd, none opposed

Treasurers report:
1345 in bank

$150 in assets – repeater
Sold some equipment on e-bay for $100

Stem School update, Eric wasn't present to give an update.

Weather spotting training reminder for Wed April 12th

Trunkfest – Ken has vendor confirmed from Bowling Green

Field Day – June 24-25
Location may be on Waldo Rd
Setup Friday night, need 6 meter station, and possibly a GOTA station

Marvin Special Event station July 15 to 16 Need to come up with a QSL card or certificate to send out. A motion was made, Paul 2nd none opposed

Steam Threshers special event station – Will wasn't present. May conflict with Marvin's special event station.

Club Call Banner – discussed ideas for a banner. Paul wrote down a couple of suggestions, the one on Clyde's banner and
Amateur Radio Communications Local, National, World Wide 
Everyone seemed to like the one on Clyde's banner

Insurance – Paul motioned for the club to purchase liability insurance for $200 Ron 2nd none opposed

Repeater – Ken gave everyone an update on the repeater. Its using the original amp that was repaired to drive an auxiliary amp. The amp from the spare repeater quit working. Ken is looking at that. Tom has the amp that was running at ½ power and is going to try to repair it along with the original duplexers.

The repeater is now operating at full power using receiving only from the receive site at the water tower.

Ed Liddle is the new ARES EC for Union County. Joe suggested to allocate some time at each meeting for ARES related updates and information as a permanent agenda item. Discussion ensued, everyone thought that would be a good idea and also to make the August meeting topic about ARES .

Everyone was reminded about the monthly breakfast at Frich's on Saturday and the Weather spotting training April 12th

The next meeting will be a presentation about DMR by the Ohio section manager and Arlin from the Mount Vernon Club.

We currently have 35 members on the roster.

Frank brought up the club obtaining equipment for club members to use and suggested purchasing some equipment. John suggested asking members to donate equipment they don't have a use for any longer. Discussion ensued. It was mentioned to get a bird watt meter modified and to get some additional slugs for it for HF, VHF, and UHF. John KA8LVZ motioned to use $250 to be used for Ken to purchase bird watt meter slugs at upcoming hamfests. Frank 2nd, none opposed

The meeting ended with discussion and planing for NVIS day.

Bryan contacted the journal tribune and is waiting for a response.

There are plans try out multiple antennas and possibly setup multiple stations. The starting time for NVIS day is at 8am at station 720.

March 7 2017 Meeting Minutes

Paul motioned to approve the minutes for the Feb meeting. Ron 2nd none opposed

Treasurer report- $1372.40 in the account. $983 was the previous balance.
$150 spent on repeater
$133 for parts

UCARC Logo – approved from website

Eric AC8WT – talked with stem school about book donation. He wasn't there. More info at the next meeting.

NVIS Day planning at the April meeting at station 720.
The grill at station 720 can be used. Hours will be from 8am to 5pm
Brian still needs volunteers to help out.
Volunteers for food
Someone to take pictures
Contact the Marysville Tribune for publicity
Bring antennas to try out

Trunkfest

Ken created a Sign-up sheet, 2 shifts, 8-11 and 11 – 2
Vendor setup at 8am
Try to get some vendors

 

Field Day

Ron, NX8Y is coordinating

 

Special event station – Paul
Event station for Marvin, certificate or QSL card

Steam Threshers special event station – Will to coordinate, get more info at next meeting

Banner – 12x10 $99 bucks 18guage vinyl on line
make it easy for non-hams /public to tell what it is
Paul

Insurance – Ed to look into

Repeater -

Ken ordered parts, 2 sets of transistors and 20ohm transistors

Amp getting repaired

Getting spare repeater for parts

Replacing coax with hard line

 

Everyone talked about how make it efficient to buy items when needed. Frank pointed out the executive committee has authority to do that per bylaws. Amount raised for repeater was more than what was needed to cover the cost of the repeater.

After a discussion of what is on the calendar and field day being at the end of June, Arnal motioned that we not have a meeting in July. John 2nd 1- Frank opposed

Discussion about having a raffle at meetings and events, raffle items or have a 50/50 raffle at each event.

Reminder about weather spotting class April 12th

2017 February Meeting Miniutes

Treasures Report 983 in the bank plus what came in tonight

UCARC Logo Need update – use logo on website
QSL Card with logo discussed

Discuss book donation to local Library’s - Talked a little more. Gathered ideas
stem school, talk to school about school radio club, setup a day to talk to the students. Eric, AC8WT will talk to the stem school about it.
What about other schools in union county, Fairbanks HS, NorthUnion, Dublin Jerome HS? Donate books and DVDs to public libraries, talk to libraries about it first.

QRZ page setup needs pictures, hamqth page setup

New Business

Next month’s (March 7) presentation – Mesh Networking by W8ERD – thank you Ed for setting up.

NVIS Day which is Saturday April 22 – Need someone to coordinate- Brian, KD8ZWI volunteered to coordinate NVIS day. NVIS day is important to EMA and ODEN, NVIS QSL Cards needed NVIS day, new band to try for NVIS 60 meters band

April’s meeting at station 720 to plan for NVIS day

Weather spotter Training – April 12th 6:30pm to 8:30pm Union County Services Building 940 London Ave

Field Day. – Need someone to coordinate last full weekend 24th and 25th Ron Rice may coordinate needs to talk with family

Trunk-fest / Hamfest – Just Ideas at this point. Ken W8KWH has volunteered to head this up. If this can be done this year? When? Where? If not let’s plan for next year. Find a date. No decisions tonight just throw ideas around to discuss.
June, 2nd or 3rd week , Free tailgate fest -

Special Event Station Paul – Special Event Station for EMA/Club Marvin Gilbert maybe with trunkest

Steam threashers special event station Craig w8chr delaware club – steam threashers special event station union county sponsored event with Madison County ARC and 13-16th Will to head it up,

Mailings to let other area hams know about our cub, mailing labels etc..
Event table – pay for space, market club, promote amateure radio -

banner with our club call sign - Paul mentioned about getting a banner with our club call sign

universal radio UHF radio Beofeng UHF B888 Arnal- mentioned universal UHF radio Beofeng UHF B888S – union county code plug for them

Donation – TRC last week donated to EMA Hardline , 2 lengths, 2 DB loss – UHF rack mount mastr II repeater system

Adjourning business meeting 8:08pm

2016 December Meeting Minutes

UCARC Meeting Minutes December 6th 2016

 

Meeting called to order at 7:20pm

 

Nov meetings minutes approved
Motioned by Paul, 2nd by

 

Treasures Report

$703.78 in the bank

No ebay sales, Donated Radios given to Arnal to checkout, Frank didn't think they were worth trying to sell on ebay.
Possible fund-raiser – selling equipment on ebay. Frank is going to come up with a reasonable suggested donation to the club selling non-club donated equipment on ebay

 

 

UCARC Logo

Same status as last month

 

QRZ page

Good Work Ron!

Ed to check out Hamqth.com & qthcq.com and see about updating those pages with same information as QRZ.

 

Last meetings Echolink presentation by Ken W8KWH

Thank you Ken for the outstanding job!!

& ED KE8ANU for posting the video.

 

January 7th yearly dinner

After much discussion, we decided to have the dinner at the asian buffet at 5:30pm.

 

New Business

 

Brian, KD8ZWI is going to present about information system security.

 

Discussed book donation to local Library’s. Discussion ensued. We decided we need to do some more research on this, try to find a school radio club to talk to about it, maybe talk to the logan county club about it, and tabled it to discuss at a different meeting.

 

Frank motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:19pm Brian 2nd, passed with None opposed.

November 2016 Meeting Minutes

Union County Amateur Radio Club 11/01/2016 meeting minutes

 

Paul Motioned to approve minutes from the October Meeting
Frank 2nd
Passed, no opposed

Treasurers Report
$703.78 in the account
Membership list – 28 members

Old Business
Jota – Ron, NX8Y, Chris, W8RNO , and Ed, KE8ANU setup 2 HF stations and a 2 meter station at Camp Otter Run for the Darby District Fall Camporee, the same weekend as JOTA. Ron set up some CW keys and showed a video the recreated the Titiantic Morse code transmissions. There were about 100 scouts and several adult leaders that were at the Camporee. A good number of scouts and some adult leaders talked to other stations on the HF and 2 meter stations.

Logo – Rob sent a couple logos to Paul. Paul is to send them to Ed to put on the website.

 

New business -

Setup QRZ page for W8UCO – Ron NX8Y said he would do that.

Dec Meeting at Station 720, show your GO Boxes/show and tell type meeting

January Meeting - TBD
Der Dutchman - ?
Little Tonys – seats 40 people in their back room, pricing could be from catering menu.

Lucaseys ?

Repeater is staying in its current location. It will be put on casters and moved in the corner of the room. Tower is staying at county services building. May eventually add another tower at Station 720 and use 40 meter beam from ECC on it. HF and 2 meter radios moved to Station 720. Amplifier is working good.

Business meeting finished at 7:23pm
Nov 12th next Breakfast

Ken, W8KWH 's Echolink Presentation ended at 8:23pm

October 2016 Meeting Minutes

UCARC Meeting Minutes Oct 4, 2016

 

7:04pm Meeting brought to order

 

Minutes approved for Sept Paul motioned, Ken seconded

 

Treasurers Report 644.94 in checking account

 

Club money was used to buy donuts for SET, Collection was taken up that more than covered the cost of the donuts. Consensus was to keep collection money for food at club events and try to break even so club money can be used for bigger expenses when needed.

 

SET
Paul went to the ARES Conference
Checked into 75 meter net and monitored 146.97 repeater

Future have a radio to monitor Voice on 75 meters while operating in digital modes

EMA – sign-in and sign-out sheet at any activity Important to show activity for amateur radio

Next year plan a scenario possibly a hazmat incident, maybe work from emergency power too?
Also need to work on getting familiar with passing traffic, messages and forms, etc.

 

Club Logo – One on website looks ok, maybe reference Columbus on lower right of Union County to show where Union County is in relation to Columbus. Rob's daughter may be able to come up with a logo

 

e-mail list serve setup at freelists.org for ucarc. Ed will send out information to everyone about it so they can sign up for it. Archives it creates are publicly available.

 

Jota was talked about. Ed, Ron Rice, and Bernie are planning to be at Otter Run during the fall camporee. Talked about activities

 

Presentation Ideas :
Echo Link – Ken

Traffic Handling – maybe Brian?

Digital Communications

JT65 – digital modes

skype

remote station operation

SDR radios

Show and Tell

Portable operation

Water Tower installation

Dec meeting at station 720 show and tell meeting

Gobox activity

 

Jan 7th yearly dinner

Lucaseys – Frank going to check out

Bennys – Frank going to check out

DerDutchman – Frank going to check out

Asian Buffet – Ed going to check out

Little Tonys – Ed going to check out

July meeting falls on 4th .. move the meeting a week, move it to sat, not have a meeting?
Ohio QSO Party

NVIS Day – April?

Field Day – June

OH state parks on the air Sept?

 

New Business

Club Participation – encourage more club participation at events

AM broadcast station getting FM translator for Marysville

Breakfast Saturday

 

Repeater Move – County needs the EC room the repeater is in for additional office space

Brad moving to Vets Auditorium building

Possible locations for repeater: Multimedia room adds 150' plus of additional cabling

Storage room – not climate controlled

Keep it in same room

move to station 720

Transmitter on a different water tower

Move HF gear to station 720

 

Meeting adjourned motion by John, 2nd by Doc, carried at 8:35

 

 

September 2016 meeting minutes

UCARC Meeting Minutes 9/6/16

Meeting brought to order by Joe at 7:12pm
Approval of 8/2 minutes – Paul Motioned, John 2 nd , passed
Marvin Gilbert, EMA Operations Officer passed away, Pray for family.
Treasurer's report
Income – 648.44
Expenses - $43.21
Total 605.23 in paypal and bank account
Frank setup an ebay and paypal account for the club UCARCOH – ebay account
Fund Raiser idea, If anyone wanted the club to list and sell items on e-bay, 25%
commission or $10 minimum after fees would be donated to the club. No charge if item
doesn't sell. The club can sell donated items on e-bay.
Arnal is going to help identify box of radios donated to the club
Membership Roster passed around, Discussion about how to handle club membership
information, whether or not to list it on the website. Ken motioned to table the
discussion until next meeting, Gail 2 nd Passed none opposed
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Logging Software N3FJP purchased by Paul for the club, Ed motioned to reimburse Paul
back for software $49.95, Eric 2 nd the motion. Passed none opposed
Ohio QSO Party – 15 people at station 720 from noon to midnight throughout the day.
109 contacts made.
Eric suggested about having an online signup list for events. Discussion ensued. Google
Docs and signup genius mentioned
October SET (Simulated Emergency Test)
ARRL affiliation paperwork- Ed went over forms filled out and obtained needed
information on forms form club.
Ohio QSO Party Report
QSL Card received from Ohio QSO party – Ed to make a QSL card with the club call sign
to send out.
Paul Motioned to approve the ARRL affiliation paperwork Gayle Seconded the motion.Passed none opposed
Vanity Call sign – Paul to apply to vanity call sign – Discussion ensued
Order for preferred call signs W8UCO, KD8UC, AD8UC
Paul Motioned, Eric 2 nd passed, 1 opposed
UCARC logo – next meeting after new call sign deadline
Eric E Motioned, Eric H 2 nd passed
Event Planning
SET Oct 1 st Particpate at Station 720
Jota – Oct 15 th – Discussion ensued – Discuss more at next meeting
Planning tabled until next meeting -
Special Event Station - ARRL Calendar – etc.
Findley HamFest on Sunday
Breakfest next weekend
W4XDCC Pigeon Forge 23 rd and 24 th Eric E might be going. Anyone want to go with him?
Eric H Donated a HT, beofeng, and mag mount antenna to the club for use by club
members, particularly new hams that don't have a radio yet.
Paul talked about Ed's trip to NY and communicating on 40 meters and using
text/phone/email to coordinate frequencies. He also talked about echo link and getting
it setup and using it to coordinate with Ed in NY. Discussion about Echolink/IRLP.
Frank brought up simplex net and discussion ensued
Eric E motioned to adjourn meeting Gayle 2 nd motion passed with none opposed at
8:51pm

August 2016 Meeting Minutes

Union County Amateur Radio Club August 2, 2016 meeting minutes

Meeting called to order at 7:07pm
Minutes approved for July meeting
Treasure's Report
Frank went over a purposed budget and discussion ensued about dues.
• John motioned to charge a full years due for 1⁄2 year and to pay dues by January for the full year.
It Passed at 7:45pm
• Will motioned the first club meeting of the year are when yearly dues are due and can be paid
by the 2 nd club meeting and still be in good standing. John KA8LVZ seconded the motion
It passed at 7:48pm
Discussion about membership levels ensued, members that are members of more than one club-
associate membership dues being less

Gail motioned to make regular membership dues $30, John KA8LVZ seconded the motion. It
passed
Discussion of family membership ensued.
• Eric motioned that a family membership dues cost $5 and are limited to family members living
at the same address. If family members have a valid license they also have voting rights Paul
seconded the motion. It passed
• Paul motioned that an associate member cost to be $15 – does not include voting rights. The
motion was amended for the cost to be $10 It passed
• Frank motioned that a student membership cost $10, John seconded the motion, it passes
Membership applications are to be approved at the next meeting
If anyone wants to mail their membership dues to the treasurer, Frank's address if 10343 Ketch Rd,
Plain City, OH 43064
Paul was asked to be the club call sign trustee and accepted the position of club sign trustee.
New Business:
Forming an activities committee were discussed, Wil mentioned that the Madison County Club's vice
president is also the activities chair person. The Following activities were discussed,
1. Hamfest/Trunkfest in April?
2. Parks on the air
3. Ohio QSO party
4. Field Day End of June
5. NVIS
6. Annual Meeting (end of January)
7. Winter Field Day

Frank motioned that the club take part in the Ohio QSO party the 4 th Saturday of August
from 12pm to midnight. Paul seconded the motion, it passed.Meeting Activities like speakers, demonstrations, etc were mentioned.
Ed asked if anyone would be interested in participating in JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) and John, Eric,
and Gail said they would be interested.
The quest for a logo continues, some logos were submitted and Ed will post them on the website.
Meeting adjourned

July 2016 Meeting Minutes

Union County Amateur Radio Club Minutes July 14, 2016

 

19:10 hours Meeting opened by Jerry Hill, 18 present

Floor opened for nomination for President, 1- Jerry Hill, 2 Joe Liszeski, 3 Arnal Cook, 4 Ed Liddle

 

-Moved for each Candidate to talk about what they can do. Candidates spoke for around 2 minutes

 

-Voting 18 votes at 19:30hrs 10 for Joe, 5 for Arnal, 2 for Ed, 1 for Jerry

Elected President Joe Liszeski asked Paul Fowler for Executive Officer, Arnal Cook for Vice President, Frank Reed for Treasurer, and Ed Liddle for Secretary. The people agreed to the positions and the 18 members approved them.

 

-President Joe proposed to decide an alternate meeting night so meetings won't conflict with the regular Thursday night net. After discussion Tuesday and Thursday were voted on, Tuesday got 13 votes, Thursday got 1 vote. The first Tuesday or Third Tuesday of the month were the better meeting nights. First Tuesday received 9 votes, the third Tuesday received 1 vote.

The next meeting will be on August 2nd .

 

-Dues were brought up for discussion by Frank.

Price out our requirements for costs and wants. Repeater Maintenance, upkeep, upgrade, website were discussed. The consensus was the EMA would most likely be able to maintain the repeater at its current level and the club may want to budget or set aside funds for repairs and likely upgrades to the current repeater. The website was also brought up along with a different domain name. Jerry purchased a union county amateur radio club specific domain name, Ed is currently providing web-hosting. Those costs will be figured into the required costs. Jerry registered the trade name Union County Amateur Radio Club with the state of Ohio for a filing fee of $39

 

Dues and Initiation fees and/or capital contributions were discussed. Initiation fees/capital contributions fees may be a way to generate some revenue for the club starting out and could be adjusted once the club has established enough revenue to pay for operating expenses and funds that may be needed for equipment costs and repair, etc. This is to be discussed at a future meeting after operating costs are established.

 

-Net Control, Paul passed out a net control list that covers backup net control operators as well as primary net control operators on a rotating basis. If changes to the list are needed, please let Paul know if you want to be added to it or taken off it.

 

-Club call signs were discussed. The club needs a volunteer to research how to get a vanity club call sign. John, KA8LVZ will be asked if he wants to volunteer to find that information out. Some vanity club call signs that were mentioned are N8UCC, AD8UC, and W8UCO

 

-Frank brought up the need for a club logo. If anyone wants to design a club logo we could have a contest and the winner would get a warm fuzzy feeling that they came up with the logo when they see it in use.

 

-Motion to adjourn at 20:35 hrs, Seconded