The WRARC held it’s monthly meeting at the Red Cross building in Danville.
The meeting was called to order at 7:29pm by president John Montgomery. Those attending were: KG4UQL, KE4SHC, WQ4Z, KE4INO, KM4FRM, KU4KD, KM4TPW, KM4OLL, K4OH, KB4UPW, W9WA, K4FT, K4UKB, KA4SWT, KJ4ND and visitor Roger Cartsa.
John asked Chris to read the minutes from the July meeting. Chris read the minutes from July that Sharon prepared since he has been gone. Marshall made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Joel 2nd the motion. All members approved.
John asked Ken for a treasury report. Ken gave the treasury report. John Wulf made the motion to accept the report. Bill Waldschmidt 2nd the motion. All members approved.
— OLD BUSINESS —
Field Day: no discussion
Repeater Chunking: no discussion. Marshall said he had heard some noise around noon today but not major.
Tower and Antenna:
Sharon said it’s time to do something about this issue so Marshall can get to using his trailer again. John Wulf said it can come to his house to be stored. Marshall said what time tomorrow (Wednesday) do you want to do it. John said 10am would be good so some members were going over to help as this tower is heavy.
Field Day Pics:
John asked if Sharon had sent Marshall pics so they could be put on web site. Sharon was not sure but thought so. Marshall said he had gotten pics from Bill and Sharon he thought and are up on web page.
John Wulf reported that 5 people came to the test session and all passed. 3 tech and 2 general. The next test session will be OCT 22 here at the Red Cross Building. John also said the next event is the North American QSO Party will be Aug 20th at the clubs radio station starting at 2pm.
— NEW BUSINESS —
Marshall said that if members did not know the Dayton Hamvention will be held at a different location in 2017. Xenia OH fair grounds and expo center. Marshall said he had gotten an email from a gentleman in Lexington to add the KY net to our links page on the web site. He has done this.
Bill said he was going to put the tower and antenna on Swap QTH but wanted to make sure it is still ok. John said yes go ahead and list it. Bill said do the contacts listed on the email giving the details on the equipment need to be changed since it is being moved. Chris said to put John Wulf as contact since it will be at his location.
David AG4MW brought in some more items from Bob Sowders estate so if any members would like to have.
John said he has been playing around with Baluns and has made two different kinds. Testing these and will be giving updates how they work.
John Wulf made the motion to close the meeting. Joel 2nd and the meeting closed at 8:04pm
The next meeting of the WRARC will be September 6th 2016
The before meal will be at Cheddar’s next to Wal Mart. Starting around 6pm
Don’t forget Aug 20th QSO party 2pm at club station.
Submitted to the members of the WRARC
by Chris / KG4UQL secretary