Minutes – Meeting July 25. 2017

The WRARC held its monthly meeting at the American Legion Building in Danville. Those
present were : KG4UQL, KA4SWT, KF4FMQ, KM4PDI, N4JLT, K4FT, WD4LEW, KE4SHC,
KG4PIF, KM4QOY, KM4FRM, KB4UPW, W9LRR and KJ4ND.

The meeting was called to order at 7:38pm by Vice Present Mike May.
Mike asked for the minutes to be read. Chris read the minutes from the June meeting that
Sharon took in his time away. John Wulf made the motion to accept the reading of the minutes. John Lewis 2nd and the members approved.

Mike asked for a treasury report Mike made the motion to accept the report. John Lewis 2nd the motion. All members approved.

OLD BUSINESS
— Antenna —
Mike asked Doug if he had heard anything back on the antenna on the short tower. Doug
said that he has not after sending emails so will have to study problem more for a fix.

— Cables —
Mike said that him and others came out and ran the cables to the tower and radio room.
Thought there was a problem while Doug was running a fish tape thru the conduit. Seem
to be a blockage at the bend in the concrete which we hoped was not a break or leak in of
concrete. Andy went home to get a shop vac and he had a bore scope at his house that
he went to get. While gone Andy worked a smaller vac hose in with the fish tape and it went
thru. When he got back he used the scope to see what was going on. Nothing was spotted
so it might have be the lip of the joint. Whatever was going on the cables got pulled and are
now ran and hooked up. Mike said the ends need to be put on and Doug said that he had
come back the next day and put them on so the station in operational.

— ve test session —
John Wulf reported that three people came and all three passed and got what they tested
for. There was 1 tech, 1 general and 1 extra. Chris said that Bernie was there and passed
his general.

— new business —
Mike mentioned that the net on Wen night had a good turn out. If you can try to check in to
the nets 8:00pm om Wen.

— eclipse —
Thomas asked if the club or member was going to do anything for the up coming eclipse.
He said we was going to western Ky with some custom drones to do some testing and play
with. He would only have his ht but would like to do some other test while down there. No
one thought they would be going so Chris said he would contact some of the hams down
in the location he would be located to see if any want to help in his operation.

— legion meeting —
Ken Whitehouse said the the next Legion meeting was going to be next tues ( aug 1st )
and all club members were welcome to attend. It starts at 7:00pm.

— BSA —
George Coomer said the national jamboree was still going on and he had tried to make
contact but just could not hear them but did hear other stations talking to them. They are
on 20 and 40 meter bands during day and was not sure about night time. The call that is
being used is K2BSA.

— old member —
Mike mentioned that he had seen one of our old members that has moved back to the area
and is living in Casey Co. His name is Ron Goodpaster and his call is AG4TY he is the Casey ares ec.

— Meeting Meal —
Ken said that the club still has meat left over from field day and would be grilling for the next
meeting. It is just hamburgers and hot dogs not a big full blown meal. We do need the stuff to go with it like ketchup, mustard, onions, tomatoes or what ever you like to go on these
things. If some one would like to bring chips what will do. If someone feels like we need more and are willing to bring other things please do. Members need to let Chris know to keep a list on what is coming.

— club event —
John Wulf said that since the station is up that on Aug 26th at noon is a contest and the club station will be involved. So all are welcome to come out and make a few contacts and visit.

— coffee club —
Ken said the next coffee get together will be Aug 11th at 9:00am at AJ’S in Danville.
The Sept coffee will be Sept 15th

— ht antenna —
Mike said he had read some stories about doing a kind of dipole configiration attaching a
19″ peice of stranded wire to the body of the ht. Mike went into some of the stories and thought it was interesting and he might do some testing. Told members to google if they are
interested in learning more.

— repeater —
Mike said he had heard some noise on the repeater and wondered if anyone else had heard
anything. No other members had heard anything. He was just wondering in wimax signal
might be coming back.

Ken Whitehouse made the motion to close the meeting. John Lewis 2nd and the meeting closed at 8:30pm.

summited to WRARC by
Chris / KG4UQL
wrarc secretary