May, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Alliance Amateur Radio Club

May 8, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Reminder
The yearly membership renewals were due by March 31. You need to pay your dues for this fiscal year to continue to be a current member in good standing. $15 Sustaining, $10 Full, $5 Associate, $1 Family. You can download the form from the club website (w8lky.org) and mail it to the club P.O. Box listed at the top of the form, or you can attend the next meeting and fill out the form there, and pay your money. The club secretary will have forms for you to use.

Meeting called to order by: President Ron Rittenhouse (KE8HCY)

Devotion led by: Frank Sanor (WA8WHP)

Pledge of Allegiance led by: Benjamin Davis (KD8KMQ)

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President’s Notes for June 2019

June 2019 promises to be a busy month for AARC.

June 1st starting at8:30AM, will be our monthly breakfast gathering at Poncho’s on West State Street in Alliance and we hope you come and enjoy good food and fellowship.

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[w8lky] Club Two Meter Repeater Project

Hi everyone,
As promised the other night, here is a page with donation information concerning the clubs Two Meter Repeater Project.
The project is fully funded from the club treasury, but should you desire to donate, just follow the link below.
We already have a $50 donation towards the project.
http://w8lky.org/?page_id=3313

[w8lky] President’s Notes

Good afternoon Everyone: We just want to thank the Two Meter Repeater Committee for moving the Two Meter Repeater to our new location and installing a temporary tower and antenna. I know the Two Meter Repeater committee still has a lot of work to do to complete the installation of the antenna at the 250' level on the tower. It is important that all members make an effort to attend the May 8Th meeting of AARC to pass the funding for the final push to complete the project. We had a few check in's from different Ham's this past Thursday night 04/25/2019 and that should become the pattern in the future. We also added the picture of the tower (at our new location of the Two Meter Repeater) to the end of of the club's power point presentation. Remember May's monthly breakfast  will be on May 4th at Poncho's at 8:30AM, The regular monthly meeting will be held on May 8th at 7:30PM in the conference room rear the cafe's cafeteria at AultmanAlliance Community Hospital. The pre- meeting dinner will be at Franks Restaurant starting at 5"30PM!! Let's get on the Air!!!!!!!
73's
Ron Rittenhouse, KE8HCY

[w8lky] Two Meter Repeater Update

Hi everyone,
Over the weekend, we completed Phase one of the move to the new Two Meter Repeater site. Due to the cost involved, this MUST be done in phases.
We have the following to thank for their hard work yesterday:
Ben, KD8KMQ, Tony, KD8BBK, Carl, K7CE, Bob, WB8OVQ.
Pictures have been posted to the club Facebook page.

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More Information on Ham Radio In Alliance

The following was received from Ken, W8EK in response to our monthly minutes:

I would just like to add to the comments from Doug Wehner, who I 
remember as K8DEP.

I also was first licensed in 1962, but a bit later than Doug and the 
others he mentions.  I became WN8ETX in July 1962, which was soon 
changed to WA8ETX.
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Saturday’s Repeater Work.

 As much as I appreciate everybody wanting to help and be out there at the site on Saturday,  we’re purposely keeping the attendance low.
Please,  Only the people who are actively involved in the installation should be there. Those who are involved in the installation already know who they are.
We have a couple of problems  that keep us from inviting a large group. The major one is lack of parking for multiple cars.
Thanks for your understanding, and keep listening on Saturday morning as we bring the repeater back online.

April Meeting Minutes

Alliance Amateur Radio Club

April 10, 2019 Meeting Minutes

 
Reminders
1) The yearly membership renewals were due by March 31. You need to pay your dues for this fiscal year to continue to be a current member in good standing. $15 Sustaining, $10 Full, $5 Associate, $1 Family. You can download the form from the club website (w8lky.org) and mail it in to the club P.O. Box listed at the top of the form, or you can attend the next meeting and fill out the form there, and pay your money. The club secretary will have renewal forms for your use.

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2 meter repeater will be down on Saturday

Hi everyone,
the club 2 m (5.37) repeater will be off the air from around 7 AM until noon or so on this coming Saturday.
 We are moving the repeater out to the new site, and hooking it up with a temporary antenna.
 This should definitely give an improvement over the current location.
John, Kd8mq
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New Repeater Site

A small group met out at the new 2 Meter repeater site this afternoon meet with the owner and get access to the site.

The site sports a 300’tower, and is climate controlled. 
The preliminary plans are to get onto the tower at the 250’ level, which should give excellent coverage for the entire area. This puts us at just shy of the 1500’ ASL mark.

The goal is to be up and operational on the new tower by Field Day.

The tower is a couple miles west of Alliance, on State St.