[W8LKY] Feb. minutes

Feb. 14th 2018 AARC meeting Mary Maendel KD8RFZ Thomas St. George KC8ZEH Tony Schillig KD8BBK John Myers KD8MQ Howard Miller K8DXR Kent Keller Blaise Lamielle KB8QBS Don Kemp NN8B Dwight Turner KD8YFV Bryan Webler N8WD Peter Lucke N8IGZ Ron Rittenhouse KE8HCY Miriam Sanor Frank Sanor WA8WHP Frank Tompkins W8EZT Tom Steele KD8JRK Chris McDaniels AC8VN Thomas, KC8ZEH stood in to run the meeting as Paul K2ASA was out due to knee surgeries Minutes approved as posted Birthdays read Report on emails, John KD8MQ says it’s now fixed and running well Repeater, we are still waiting on Eric, if we know of anyone selling a 2 meter repeater for a reasonable price, give John a call. Newsletter is back in publication, once a month, but not a top priority. Net reports: Cw net coming along, at 8:30, we will still keep the time as is 10 meter side band, signal strength is improving, check ins are strong, between 8 and 11 folks. 2 meter net had approx. 15 check ins with 3 echo links and mobile, been hanging between 10 and 15 at 9p.m. on the repeater, we are working on interference 12 folks on Homeland Security net twice a month, 7 p.m. 2nd and last Tuesday Training class reports, class is finished. 5 weeks was the class, Frank WA8WHP handed out plaques to all the men who helped with the classes in the Last 10 years Treasury report, balance is xxxx.xx we paid out $100.00 for field day Report accepted, moved by K8DXR and 2nded by KD8JRK New business: 501c3 Advantages are to allow people to donate and deduct Cost: 400.00 filing fee one time cost Recommended to close the club and restart due to former treasurer getting ill and records disappearing and having to open new account. We don’t have the old records. So they recommended to close. Price 50.00 to close club, 100.00 to re-open, 400 fee to apply so total cost would be 550.00 to get the 501c3 We may have to get new checks, new by-laws, or just renewed by-laws, it would be just a paperwork change We were in the process of making motion when NN8B, Don Kemp spoke up and informed us that his group found a smaller form that only costs 250.00 instead of 400. So Frank, WA8WHP moved to table discussion and any decisions until we research it further, 2nded by KD8JRK Winter field day report: Great day, good amount of contacts, good food, good participation. The chili winner was Thomas, and the dessert winner was his wife. We had 2 computers and 3 radios. We were short a computer, but next year we will have it handled. We didn’t have the network set up this year, next year we will have it covered. We had some issues with a noisy room that made it hard to hear for some operators, it is suggested to separate operators from socializers. Thomas read a letter from the State Defense Force, part of Ohio Military Reserve asking if we want to partner with them in training. It looks like it is legit, so we will contact them. Frank, WA8WHP will contact Lieutenant Mark Lee at 330-397-3282 or practical8724@ymail.com Reminder of upcoming events. Next month is home brew month so get your projects ready. Next meeting is March 14. The feature for tonight is magnetic loop antennas by Frank Thompkins. KD8JRK moved to adjourn meeting and KD8YFV 2nded at 8:14 Sent from Mail for Windows 10