[W8LKY] May’s Minutes

AARC May 9th 2018
WB8OVQ Bob Warner KD8MQ John Meyer KD8KMQ Ben Davis AC8JR Andy Magda KD8RN Jerry Wheeler KE8EQI Charlie Theiss Mark Lee, Ohio Military Reserve KD8YFV Dwight Turner NX8G Rex Simmons N8WD Bryan Webler N8IGZ Peter Lucke WD8AYC Rick Graber Fran Lones KE8HCY Ron Rittenhouse WA8WHP Frank Sanor Miriam Sanor KD8BBK Tony SchilligA DE8IYN David Klemhans KD8JLP David Moreno Heath Urban K2ASA Paul Richardson KD8RFZ Mary Maendel
Meeting started at 7:30p.m. Minutes were accepted as posted Treasures report : liability insurance paid up, fees taken care for attorney xxxx.xx in account Chairman reports: Repeater committee, last week Sheri handed over the old repeaters and duplexes, they will be swapping our duplexors into our system. The repeater will be off the air, we are going up to DX Engineering to buy supplies needed to hook everything up. Then we will begin looking for housing for whole system. Since the repeater is analogue/digital, there is a pause so you need to pause when you press to talk, there is a 2 or 3 second delay CW report, normal 3 check ins. 40 meter, nothing new 10 meter side band, doing well. Eric has tweeked the echo link and it is set for a certain time accounting for time out. Not much to report Home Land Security, had 7 check ins Old business: Still working on 501c3, we have things to sign tonight. Then we turn it over to state. Then wait for them to respond By Laws: Most recent by laws were posted, we can vote on the changes. Motion made to accept the changes in the by laws KD8MQ moved , KD8YFV 2nded , motion passed Field Day information: 4th full weekend in June (23rd and 24th). Plotted out layout for stations at the sight. Logistics are looking smoother for this year’s event. The biggest desire from KD8MQ is to allocate duties for the bonus point options so he doesn’t have to do them all. Still need a volunteer for a GOTA (get on the air) coach at that station to answer questions and help them along. As for food at the event: The Ohio Reserve is offering to cook the foods while Heath is offering to purchase the chicken with club funds. He has a good contact. This is for dinner. Lunch is going to be pizza and subway or some such. Dinner is at 6 p.m. We also ask members to bring a covered dish for sides and desserts. We are going to go with the leg quarters, 2-40lbs boxes. We can also get pizzas from Pizza Oven with a discount via Heath. Will finalize details next month’s meeting which is the club summer picnic at Silver Park. We delivered gift certificates to Sheri as a thank you for housing the repeater all these years. Last month we talked about a ways and means committee, Ron KE8HCY is looking into finer details, we could sell pizza certificates or have our own ham fest next year. Possibly a tail gate fest. Lots of ideas are floating around. Andy AC8JR and Tony KD8BBK are being asked to join Ron to form the committee and come back with suggestions. New Business: Donations from N8AUH, Dave Kersten who is getting out of radio. John has a list, nothing is tested yet. Some of the stuff will be going to Butler for their fest. A list of equipment was passed around. N8ATC is doing an airport drill next Tuesday to man the hospital here in Alliance from 4p.m. to 8 p.m. they need to give information sooner than later to arrange badges and such. Just 1 operator is needed. Frank, WA8WHP has volunteered. Next month, June 2 is breakfast, June 13th is group picnic at the Log Cabin in Silver Park instead of formal meeting from 5-10, set up and tear down within the 5 hour window. Meats will be provided, please bring sides and desserts. Motion made to adjourn by WA8WHP and AC8JR seconded, meeting adjourned at 8:25p.m. Mark Lee from Ohio Military Reserve is presenting what his group does and how we can join forces to work together.
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