ALERT: June 27. Meeting update

Our regular meeting this Tuesday at the American Legion will be at 6:30 pm instead of 7:30.

We will NOT be going to Guadalajara Mexican restaurant as originally planned.

We have hot dogs and hamburger meat left from field Day and will be having a cookout.

Please plan to attend the cookout and meeting to support our radio club.

Thank you. Sharon KE4INO

Minutes – Meeting May 23. 2017

The WRARC held it’s meeting ( which is NOW on the 4th Tuesday of the month) at the American Legion Building in Danville. Those present at
the meeting were: KG4UQL, KK4IYY, KE4SHC , KG4PIF, KF4FMQ, KM4PDI, KA4SWT, KM4FRM, W9WA, K4FT, K4OH, N4JLT, WD4LEW, KM4QOY, KI4BM, W9LRR.
The meeting was called to order by club president John Montgomery at 7:30pm
John ask for the minutes from the last meeting to be read. Chris read the minutes from the last meeting. John Wulf made the motion to accept the minutes as read. John Lewis 2nd the motion and the motion to accept the minutes as read was approved by the members.
John ask for a treasury report. ….. Bill made the motion to accept the report. John Lewis 2nd. The motion was accepted by the members.

OLD BUSINESS

— Tower Holes —-
Doug said that the one tower was poured. The anchor holes will be in the next few days as the weather permits.

NEW BUSINESS

—- VE TESTING —-
John Wulf said the the next test session will be on October 23 at the Methodist Church.
—- FIELD DAY —-
2A or 3A that is the question. Seems we will have the radios to do either one just need the operators to be there to operate them. The Ladies Aux
with the legion will not be able to do the meal this year so we are on our own. It was decided the club will pay for the meat (hamgurgers / hot dogs ) this year. Members will bring what they want as a pot luck to add to the meal.
—- COMEX 2017 —-
Chris mentioned that there will be a statewide communications exercise in June. He will need some help on the ham portion of this exercise. He said that he would need some members to go to a few places to check in from public agency sites. Ken and Ray Whitehouse said they would be able to assist.

—- WISH LIST —-

Ken said that there is a wish list. The list consist of things needed for the station that is being put together. The list is Coax, Ameritron RCS-4 ( remote antenna switch ), Rotar Cable 8 conductor, Signalink usb Digital Interface, Cat5 Data Cable, Romex 12-2 wire. This stuff might be in your garage or just laying around. If you don’t use or need these things or other things that we might use call Ken at 859-516-3354. He has had some of these things already donated and is keeping a list so contact him if you want to donate.
The meeting closed at 8:22pm
The before meeting will be at Quadalajara’s on Perryville road at 6pm.
Next meeting will be held on June 27th 2017 American Legion 45 Spears Lane.
Submitted to the WRARC by
Chris / KG4UQL
WRARC Secretary

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