The WRARC held it’s monthly meeting at the Red Cross building in Danville. Those in
attendance were: KG4UQL, KE4INO, WQ4Z, K4UKB, KB4UPW, K4OH, KJ4ND, KM4FRM,
The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by club president John Montgomery. John asked for the minutes from the Sept meeting. Chris read the minutes from that meeting. Marshall made the motion to accept the minutes as read. John Lewis 2nd the motion. The motion was accepted by the members.
John asked for a treasury report. Ken reported that he did get the balance of the antenna sale. This was $200.00 and has brought the club balance to $1366.92. Bill made the motion to accept the report. John Lewis 2nd the motion. The members accepted the report.
Repeater: Marshall said all sounds good.
Baluns: John said he has a few made and is testing them to see how well they preform and will keep the members up dated.
QSO Party: Sharon got a plaque in the mail and John showed it to the members. It was for the Minnesota QSO party which was
for 1st place.
GRANT: Marshall said that we were not the only ones that did not receive grant money. The soups on us which is a multi church program did not get any funds. This program feeds around 300 people.
Bike Trek: Marshall reported he did the bike trek. Members that did this event in the past never got any notice of the event.
Marshall said it was just a one day event this year and all went well but had not reports if there were any problems.
UHF Repeater: Marshall asked Sharon to remove the UHF repeater form the insurance policy. Sharon said she will look into this and was not sure if it can be removed now or have to wait till renewal time. ( For those wondering about the UHF repeater this is owned by Marshall but has used the club call sign so we had another repeater. Reason for removal is that he is moving to another state and it’s  going with him).
Club Social: Bennie said that since he is not a member not sure if the club wants to do but so clubs have weekly get togethers. Is there a way that this club could start something like this. The club members talked about this and decided to meet the 14th Oct at 9am at the McDonald’s on Perryville road. This is for coffee or breakfast to socialize more.
RTTY Contest: Ken reported that he and John Wulf did a 48hr rtty contest which was a little demanding but with some of the results
coming in they did very well and could be place high on the list.
Receive Antenna: John said he just purchased a kit for this and has some soldering to do to finish. The information says it has a 12db gain on 160, 11 on 80 and 10 on40. Hope to have it done in time for the 160 contest.
The before meeting meal will be at Fazolis restaurant in Danville on Hustonville Road. Meet at 6pm to eat which is enough time before
the meeting start of 7:30pm at the Red Cross building.
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Marshall made the motion to close the meeting. John Lewis 2nd the motion and the meeting closed at 8:05pm
A reminder that we have a DEC meeting meal instead of a regular meeting. Start thinking of where you want to have this so it can be
talked about at the Nov meeting. It will be here faster than you think and we will have to check to make sure there will be room at
the location that is decided upon.
Submitted to the members of the WRARC
by Chris / KG4UQL
WRARC Secretary