meeting minutes

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.

 

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