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2021 January 5 Meeting minutes

Dean motions to accept minutes

George 2nds

none opposed


treasurers report -

rotor – not serviceable – discussion about replacing with one from Norms and replace rotor cable and sell the yaesu rotor

Get refurbished rotor from Norms or a new one hygain ham4

Dean Motions for not more than 800 for rotor plus $100 rotor cable costs

Winter Field Day

George Motion to adjourn the meeting, Armond 2nd


2020 Feb Meeting Minutes

Treasurers report


Dues 60-65% in

Cash Balance 2867 end of Dec

3131 now

900-1,000 a year in dues typically

Arnal Motions to reimburse Rob for connetcters $300 something
Motion tabled since Rob didn’t want to be reimbursted


Old Business

Wrap up for Winter field day

Ed gave a summary about it

2nd Saturday Breakfast coming up

March 14th brunch at 12:30pm at Frich’s


Antennas jpole
Frank will see about getting tax exempt number



March 3rd UCARC meeting

Skywarn training Union County March 11th


Bicentennial Parade


NVIS Day – Coordinator - Cat KD8RPD and John


Telephone Poles – EMA talked to URE to get 4 poles put in.


Madison county test session May 7th


new business

Trunkfest June 13th 4th annual trunkfest Open at 9am 7am setup Club members 6am


Field Day June 27th-28th
Ranked 30th for the 3A class
Top 4% in the US

4th in 3A in OH
Greatlakes region 5th

Most people in attendence

45 total visitors

6 youth


EMA highband repeater Tait 9100


Ron motions adjourn Joe 2nd


2019 December Meeting Minutes

Antenna Cable Connector discussion for new tower.

Activities for participation

Winter Field Day – Jan 25-26th – Grant

Dec 9th for two weeks, ham radio study at stem school for highschool



Treasurers report – Income – $3966.00
$2,500 Cash
Dues - $30 per year


Dualband Antenna Project


January Dinner

Jan 7th or 14th open at asian cafe

Saturday 11th if its available or Sunday 6pm


Breakfast Frichs 1st Saturday

Arnal ran unopposed for club president


KE8NIY George newly licensed

Old Business -

Winter Field Day

Ham 2 weeks


Armond Motions to adjourn, Grant, JOU 2nd

2019 August Meeting Minutes

August UCARC Meeting Minutes

Meeting started at 1906


Treasurers report – 3848 cash end of July
2000 equipment
Income 2500 this year
Income last year 2800 in august

Expenses increased around $600 for equipment


Antennas and cable for Belfontaine link were purchased by the club


Hamfest update

Attendance was down
Income was OK since we charged for spaces
Why was attendance down? Weather – wet spring led to too much yard work to get caught up on
Attendance has been down for a lot of the hamfests.


DX Engineering hamfest coming up on Saturday


Findlay hamfest in Sept


Steam Threshers special event station 140 contacts made


Field Day
3rd year
1st more than 40 people 45 people attended
16 non hams 6 people 18 or younger
made over 1,000 QSO’s for the first time
Article on front page of Journal Tribune
1st sattellite contact

GOTA and 1302 QSO

1081 CW
GOTA 10 ops on GOTA station
Score total 4766 contacts plus 1070 = 6236 points

4 fan dipoles plus beam


Cubscout day camp at past time park Groups of 10-12 scouts at a time
Frank and Bob


Tower update – tower is up

Spool of hard line to pickup in Columbus
Conectors are in antennas are in
standoffs need to be ordered

New Business - Ohio QSO party August 24th same day as ohio court house on the air day
Meet at new 720 to

Motion to purchase 1000’ antenna rope at DX engineering for no more than 250
Joe motions, Armond 2nds


none opposed


Sept 7th OSOTA Same location Alum Creek State Park




Possible Topic – Astronomy


Breakfast postponed a week to august 17th

ARES Connect any interest in the club to use it ?


Amplifier update ? None


Armond motions to adjourn, Joe 2nd

June 2019 Meeting Minutes

UCARC meeting

LUNCH IN THE PARK – about 10-15 kids


Treasurers report 3794 cash on hand


Steam Threshers – July


Belfontaine Remote receiver – Install new antennas and cabling

around $700 decided by the executive committee


Antenna – loop antenna at station 720 along with the tower


Trunkfest report – by Ken

brief history of the trunkfest.

$5 seller space and $5 admission -
6am arrival for setup -

Will need afternoon help for cleanup around 2pm
Will have a free table


Field Day report – by Ron

Brief History of Field Day -

Waldo Rd -

GOTA station

Have fun, enjoy great food

have fun

Work all states

make a Satellite contact

Gold to make 1,000 contacts

2pm Saturday – 2pm Sunday
Setup Friday start around noon

17610 Waldo Rd

Need Porta John for Field Day -

Armond motion, Dennis 2nd to adjourn

May 2019 Meeting Minute


- Introductions.

  • Including Stan N8BHL, ARES Coordinator and Hurricane Net Control.


- Repeater Update

  • Loop antenna / pole mounting update/ #4 of poles?
  • Tower update


- NVIS Day review – John K8LVZ


- Bellefontaine Link gear needs to be looked over/protected/detected what and where

Bellefontaine club will be cleaning up some of the antenna mess on the radar tower @ High Point on May 25th. Not aware that we had equipment there so we need to coordinate with them ASAP, Club President Gary N8GJK phone # is 937-441-2648

- Need our own Work Crew to be there to protect our gear/find our antenna!


- ARES Update – Ed KE8ANU


- Want to provide books for KE8LVF & Classroom. Handbook, Operating Guide, Antenna Book.


UCARC Breakfast this Saturday, 0830. hrs at Frisch’s Big Boy

  • Frisch’s Big Boy located at 15700 Delaware Ave Marysville, OH 43040
  • Call ahead on the 350 Repeater so we know what size table to get/hold


Might ask who all is going to the Xenia Hamfest. May 17th – 19th

  • Mention frequencies we use when at events like that.  145.350 simplex, 127 Hz
  • Even so, this does not prevent RF Overload from blocking signals on frequency/ on tone
  • UHF: 443.45MHz with a PL Tone of 136.5 Hz with a +5 MHz in analog mode


Sale of non-working Collins and Drake gear – Paul N8IG


Project day to build the Fox Hunting Tape Measure Beam Antenna


Final details for the Trunk Fest – June 8th

  • Need volunteers morning AND afternoon
  • Pack your trunk!


Final details for field day.  – June 22/23

  • Ron Rice NX8Y @ Rice Farms


Next Meeting June 4th, just ahead of the Trunkfest/Field Day for last second items.


No July 2nd Meeting


Program: Stan Broadway on ARES


April 2019 Meeting Minutes

04/02/2019 Meeting Minutes

Motion to Approve March Meeting Minutes by Paul 2nd by Rick approved none opposed

Treasures report - 726 quartly income - primarily dues plus money for pizza. net cash $32054.00

Resolution to change the signature cards for the club for the club president. Motioned by Frank 2nd Jeff, all in favor none opposed.

Introductions - made

ARES Report

NVIS Day - K8LVZ's house, Breakfast first at Friches Put some antennas together

May activity - Fox hunt

Lunch in the park - partners park activities

Field Day at Ron's son's place - June 22nd 23rd

Trunkfest 2nd Saturday in June, 3rd year New Horizons Baptist Church - everything is good except the food truck. We are expecing a good turnout. $5 table charge, Food truck will be there at 6am

Hamvention - May 18th

Meeting Adjourn Jeff - Paul 2nd

March Meeting Minutes

Union County Amateur Radio Club March 5, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Repeater update – Arlin having trouble interfacing the old controller and voter with the new repeater.
The plan is to get the controller and voter working with the new repeater, then moving it to the new
location on NW parkway after the tower is put up.

New tower – probably won't be until June
Radio room coming together good at EMA station 720
2 HF stations with amp, 2 UHF/VHF and EMA highband. Ed has been working on getting the
computers imaged

NVIS April 27 th Decide at the next meeting on the location

Motion to decide about direction finding – as a club project, Rick motioned, Bryan 2 nd
Committee – John LVZ, Rick, Ed, Dennis
none opposed

Station 720 – where to put poles
Dean, Paul, Jeff, Arnal, Ron to look into antenna options for poles

Trunkfest June 8 th 9am to 2pm, setup starts at early as 6am. Sellers setup at 8am
$5 a spot for space $5 admission

Motion by Dennis for 2 nd club banner $100 limit, 2 nd by John, LVZ
none opposed

Library Lunch Program
Paul Paul, Ron, Dennis, Dean may be abe. to help

Treasurers report around 3,000 cash

John motion to adjourn,
Ron 2 nd , none opposed

2019 Feb Meeting Minutes

UCARC Feb 5 2019 Meeting
Minutes Paul motions to approve, Clifford 2 nd

Treasurers report – Cash balance little over $3000ARRL Dues can be paid through the club, club gets $2 for referrals, $15 for new referrals

Ron Payne resigned as Quartermaster Joe nominated Stallwart award for putting it together
Joe talked about equipment donation by SK John, W1GKB.
Dean volunteered to be quarter master

Winter Field Day
participated Saturday at 2pm had 8 people show up, 2 ohio national guard people showed up, one was
a former member. Tim major in national guard, looking for HF experience for field day

Joe presented with Stallwart of the club award for Feb

New business
Repeater update – removed controller and voter from current repeater and use with the new repeater
Ed talked with Arlin about programming it. Arlin is going to program it with the controller and voter .
After its configured, it will be setup at the current location to test out.
No Announcements and courtesy tones on repeater

Everything that was on the equipment order was at station 720

Coordination for the repeater move is in progress, no word on tower, most likely in June

New Business
Park lunch mentioned, Partners Park summer lunch program from June 3 rd to August 9 th . We could
setup a table with actvities for the kids to do and get kids interested in the hobby. Time commitment
would be 2 hours a day, one day a week for 10 weeks.

Trunkfest same place as last time pending contacting the church
Paul suggested we get another club banner.
Clifford suggested better sign-age for trunkfest

Field Day Location change possible.. John, LVZ offered his place
22, 23 of June, consensus was to keep it at the current location on Waldo Rd.
We may invite the Ohio National Guard to join us for Field Day.

Digital presentation
John motions to adjourn, Paul 2 nd

December 2018 Minutes

December 4th 2018 UCARC Meeting Minutes

Motion to accept minutes Armond 1st, trevor 2nd none opposed

Treasure's report – collecting dues for next year

total liabilities 0 and equities 4663

Trevor 1st Dennis 2nd

100 due to EMA association for GOBA repeater use that the club has.

Quarter master report – NA

Repeater update -
Discussion on new repeater equipment

Ed to email Arlin his thoughts on the matter.

ARES Simplex Net

OSPOTA - Placed 3rd

Holiday Dinner follow up with Frank to see if Sunday the 13th is a go.

Dennis Nominated Arnal for President. Clifford 2nd all in favor none opposed.

No other nominees.
Arnal N9ACC - Club President
Dennis W8ILD - Vice President
Ed KE8ANU - Secretary
Frank KD8UFE - Treasurer
Joe K8JWL – Executive officer

John Motions to approve officers, Ron NX8Y 2nd

Field Day placed 75th out of 300

Breakfast Saturday

Next Meeting Feb 5th

Armond motion to adjourn the meeting, Ron 2nd


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