The WRARC held it’s regular meeting at the Red Cross building in Danville. Those present
This will be along list of minutes so all need to read as it has lots of news and dates.
The meeting was called to order at 7:32pm by president John Montgomery. The minutes from the Oct meeting were asked to be read. Chris read the minutes from the Oct meeting.
Marshall made the motion to accept the minutes as read. Bill 2nd the motion and the motion was accepted by the members present.
John asked for a treasury report. Ken reported that there was no change from last month. The balance was the same $1366.92 and from now on those paying in cash will get a receipt for there records that they paid. The Christmas dinner is when we collect dues for next year so plan on attending the dinner and paying you club dues.
REPEATER: Marshall reported that he and Chris had went to the repeater site and charged the battery. Connected to repeater so if the power goes out we have battery power and the repeater will trickel charge the battery. Chris also said that it looked like someone finally came up and checked on the generator according to the maintenance sheet which has been sometime last done. So we will have power from that if power goes out.
SOCIAL: The club has started a coffee get together on Friday mornings at 9am at the McDonalds on Perryville road in the shopping center with Big Lots. This right now is every other week. The next one will be held NOVEMBER 11th. Marshall said quite a few showed up for these socials.
UHF REPEATER: Sharon said that she had gotten the repeater off the insurance policy after contacting Marshall to get the serial number. The club will get a refund but not sure when or what form it will be in.
SERA DUES: Sharon also reported that SERA dues needed to be paid. John said that it needed to be paid and to pay like normal.
VP: Marshall said he needed to resign from the vice president post. This will be his last meeting as his move to TX is coming soon.
KY QSO PARTY: John Wulf said the Ky QSO Party is the 12th NOV starting at 9am not sure of end time. The numbers that participate is low so he said it might be more fun if members would do from home. This could be a little in club compation for bragging rights.
Those that can operate HF but do not have a radio might be able to operate the club station. Rules and info are on line just google ky qso party.
CLUB TOWER: Marshall asked if there had been any interest in the tower. John Wulf said he had a guy in TN but he backed out as he went a different way. John said we need to just do a blind bid with a starting bid of $300.00 since we got a good price on the antenna. If Chris did not mind those interested could send there bids to him by email Chris said that would be fine and thsi should be a two week bidding. He will send out an email to advise all members so that the members that are not at the meeting would have the info to be fair.
The bidding will END NOV 11th at MIDNIGHT so send your emails to him.
TEST SESSION: John said that the test session held on Oct 22nd yielded 2 techs,3 gen and 1 extra which passed all three test to get the high ticket.
ED DURHAM ESTATE: Tereasa Durham said that she has some of Ed’s equipment for sale. She will not take low ball offers. If you want to buy be fair and reasonable the  equipment has been taken care of and most have boxes and manuals. Below is a list of what is available NOW. She has more but has not gone thru it so don’t asked except for what is listed for now. She will let the Secretary know when more it ready to list. She can be contacted at 859.339.5862 and since she works different hours leave a message or text her and she will get back to you as soon as she can.
Yaesu ft2000, Icom dstar id880h, new signal link(for digital operations), Kenwood tm733 dual band, mfj versa tuner 962d, ameritron 811h(she thinks it’s a h), yaesu ft767, yaesu ft60, icom icr75 receiver, mini tuner, 2 dstar ht’s 1 uhf and 1 dual band, rasberry pi(ed was going to use with dstar), gap titian hf vertical antenna(you will have to take down off of deck) and a dipole wire antenna. For those car people she has his Mustang GT with less than 40,000 miles. New tires and battery last year. Manual trans. Folks i have ridden in this and it is a runner.
CHRISTMAS DINNER: There were two options Depot and Mallard’s. John has called and it looks like MALLARD’S is the location on DEC 6th at 6pm. John had to pay a deposit to hold room so all that let me know you were coming thank you. It looks like 23 people are going to attend. For those that did NOT respond no worries you can still come we just needed a base number to start. PLEASE come we have a good time getting to know one another. You are to pay your own bill as the club is NOT paying for your meal.
ELECTION: Well this is how the election went.
President – John Montgomery- K4OH
VP – Mike May – KF4FMQ
Treasure – Ken Douglass – KM4FRM
Secretary – Chris Galbreath – KG4UQL
Activity Dir – George Coomer – KM4QOY
Board of Directors:
Doug Collins – KA4SWT
Joel Haberman – KU4KD
George Griebe – WQ4Z
William (Bill) Waldschmidt – W9WA
I know this is long but we covered a lot. Please review the dates of events and times.
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Bill made the motion to close the meeting. Marshall 2nd and the meeting closed at 8:31pm.
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Submitted to members of the WRARC
by Secretary Chris / KG4UQL