Minutes – Meeting April 25. 2017

The WRARC held it’s first meeting at the American Legion on the 25th of April. Those present were: KG4UQL, WD4LEW, KA4SWT, KF4FMQ, K4FT, KM4PDI, KE4FQL, KB4UPW, KM4QOY, WQ4Z, KE4INO, KM4TPW, KM4OLL, KM4FRM, KK4IYY, W9WA, N4JLT, KJ4ND, and new tech Thomas Demond (no call yet).

The meeting was called to order at 7:36pm by vice present Mike May. Mike asked Chris for him to read the minutes from the last meeting. Chris said he had printed them out but got distracted and forgot to bring. John Wulf had them on his phone. Mike read the minutes since Chris could not read the small screen. Mike made the motion to accept the minutes. John Lewis 2nd and was accepted by the members.

Mike asked Ken for a treasury report.
Ken Whitehouse made the motion to accept the report. Bill 2nd and the members accepted the report.

— OLD Business —

— Tower holes —

The question on the tower going up was mentioned. Doug said that when time permits we will start. Job and weather will dictate and have to be taken into account. The holes as you can see have been dug and need some clean up before pouring. Hope to get that done in in the next few days weather permitting.

— VE Testing —

John Wulf said that 3 people came out to the session. Those that came 2 passed and 1 failed. A new ham that took and passed has joined the club is present here tonight that is Thomas Demond. Thomas was welcomed by members.

— NEW Business —

— Inc & Corp —

Sharon said she had filled the 990n and the corporation papers.

— Ham Stick Dipole —

Mike asked Ken said it’s a simple portable antenna. He used an old patio umbrella pole witch slides apart so you can transport in car. It is made up of two hamsticks and a bracket that is made for this. Two 40 meter sticks which can be turned with a rotor but did not set up on the one outside. He used this for awhile at his house and made several contacts. Ken also mentioned he finally gotten his DXCC  which takes making contact with 100 countries. They also have to report this on there end for it to count.

— Field Day —

Field Day WILL BE held at the Legion location this year. John Wulf we had to figure out what class we wanted to to this year. Our next meeting this needs to be planned out as with all other details. ALL MEMBERS need to attend the next meeting if possible to get the numbers on those coming to operate and what food stuff we want to do.

— Equipment —

Tereasa Durham said she still has some of Ed’s equipment. His hf rig and some ht’s some work and some are for parts. You can contact her to get more info. Text, leave message or call her at (859) 339-5862.

The before meal was never brought up so there might be info coming later.
The Next Meeting Date will be 23 MAY 2017 at the American Legion Building 45 spears Lane Danville starting at 7:30pm.

Submitted to the members of the WRARC

by Chris Galbreath KG4UQL

WRARC Secretary

Minutes – Meeting April 4. 2017

WRARC Members:
The WRARC held it’s regular monthly meeting at the Methodist Church in Danville. Those present were: KG4UQL, KE4SHC, KM4PDI, KB4UPW, KM4FRM, KK4JW, KI4BM, KM4QOY, KJ4ND, KI6SEP, KI6SER, W9WA, KE4INO, WQ4Z, KA4SWT, K4FT, N4JLT, K4OH and Chris’s grandkids Hayleigh and Kosey.
John Montgomery called the meeting to order at 7:40pm.

John asked Chris to read the minutes from the last meeting. Chris read the minutes. Bill made the motion to accept the minutes as read. Juerg 2nd the motion. All members approved.

John asked Ken for a treasury report. Ken reported that the balance. Ken also added that some donations were given to the club. The Commander of the Post gave a hf rig in the name of his uncle. Ray gave some nice flat panel monitors along with a Compaq computer that has Win 10 on it. There was several members that came and worked on the room and said they should be thanked for there labor, time and donating some supplies. John Wulf made a motion to accept the treasury report. Juerg 2nd. All members approved.

— OLD Bussiness —
Dues will be collected in December as always so we can get them in the Legion on a timely
manner.
—CAP—
Chris said he had talked to Ron and the number right now looks like 17 but they have some things come up so it could be fall before there ready to start. Chris said to also got to talk to
Gordon on maybe a discount on books. Gordon asked that he sign up as an instructor and
that should get him discounts and some free materials.
—KY QSO —
Plaque is up in radio room.

— Meeting Change —
With some added info and talking we are going to KEEP it on TUES night. The CHANGE
will be that it will be held on the 4TH TUES instead of the 1st tues. So that means that we
meet again APRIL 25th and will be at the Legion Post. So mark your calendars to the
change.

— NEW BUSINESS —
Field Day
It was decided to hold field day at the Legion Post. Ken said he had talked to Dan and he said it would be good to get the relationship going at the post.
New Equipment
Sharon said that she needs the info on the new stuff to get it on the insurance. Ken said he would take care of that.
Test Session
John Wulf mentioned that the next testing will be on April 22nd at the Methodist Church.
The coffee meeting is this week Friday 7th April at AJ’S which is the old Red Rooster just past constitution square and before the post office in downtown Danville.
The before meeting meal will be at Guadalajra on Perryville road by Bob Allen’s Motor Mall.
This starts at 6pm and REMEMBER IT IS APRIL 25TH which is still in this month.
Submitted to the WRARC by
Chris / KG4UQL
WRARC Secretary

American Legion Post 46 embraces Danville’s Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club

American Legion Post 46 embraces Danville’s Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club (WRARC)

AMERICAN LEGION

News release

WRARC commenced operation in December of 1960 in service to Boyle County area Amateur Radio communities.  

From left, WRARC secretary Chris Galbreath (KG4UQL), WRARC president, John Montgonery (K4OH), Post 46 Commander Tony Cromwell and Post Adjutant Robert Williams signed the Memorandum of Agreement on March 22.

The recent sale of Danville’s Red Cross property left the WRARC homeless.

Strong American Legion policy, identical Amateur Radio missions, and natural disaster communications enabled this distinguished radio club to vote to operate as a Post approved activity. As such, WRARC enjoys their own club room, Post resources to train and test new members, conduct meetings, develop their Emergency Communications van and mission, and operate their radio and antenna equipment. As members of the post legion, their families are eligible to enjoy all the post activities with their new found friends.

A number of WRARC members are card carrying Emergency Ops Center members from other states and some have completed the FEMA courses. Evolvement of these skills will enable the application of proven Amateur Radio assets to local natural disasters — a comfort for our Boyle County and Danville residents. Post 46 is the first American Legion post in Kentucky with an Amateur Radio Club. There are currently about 16 clubs in the United States.

The Ladies Auxiliary will be providing a welcome aboard reception for the WRARC members and their families.