The WRARC held it’s regular meeting at the American Legion Building in Danville. Those in attendance were:KG4UQL, KA4SWT, KG4VCR, K4FT, WD4LEW, KF4FMQ, KM4FRM, N4JLT, KM4PDI, KM4QOY, WQ4Z, KE4INO and visitors KD0HWY and W8MW.
The meeting was called to order by vice president Mike May at 7:33pm.
Mike asked Chris to read the minutes from the September meeting. Chris read the minutes for September
with no discussion Ken Whitehouse made the motion to accept the minutes.John Lewis 2nd and the members present approved.
Mike asked Ken for a treasury report. John Lewis 2nd and to members approved.
Ken added that the club was doing good with 85% of dues paid
We had 2 guest that introduced themselves. They were Daniel Lubinski KD0HWY and Mike Wingfield W8MW.
— OLD BUSINESS ––
With discussion about this it was decided to let Sharon and George continue with the trustee as long as they can do it.
Ken Whitehouse said that they had 4 people show up. The Red Rooster is now just called Rooster with the
same staff. The next coffee is November 17th at 9:00am. Location is next to Danville post office.
Mike asked what about the qst’s. Ken said Toni said not in a hurry if we are taking which will give us time to
build a shelf.
Mike said he hoped everyone had a chance to think about a preparedness plan for there family.
John Lewis siad he has heard some crashing or static on the repeater from time to time. Mike said all
members need to monitor to see if they here anything.
John Wulf said that the club has another test session on the 28th which is Saturday at the MethodistChurch next to the hospital in Danville starting at 10:00am.
John added that there are two new bands for ham radio. To use them you have to apply to the power commission to get approval.
BEFORE MEETING MEAL:
The next before meeting meal will be held at Mallard’s at 6:00pm out by Bob Allen’s car lot on the bypass.
John Wulf said that the Ky QSO Party is November 11th from 10am to 10pm and will be doing this at the club station. Not sure if we will do the full 12hrs but will have to see how it goes.
Chris told members that there were member list on the tables and to please check to make sure your information is correct so he can complete. When done he will make copies so all members have contact info if they need to contact others.
Ken said the Legion is having a Thanksgiving dinner on November 18th at 5pm. You need to bring a side dish. Ken said that this is a really good dinner.
LEGION D-STAR NET:
George Coomer said the national legion d-star net is the first Monday of the month at 9:00pm. The net control of the net has some health issues that being said the club has been task to take over as net control of this national net. This will be done from the club room with who ever would like to come out. This is also the first time it has been done from a American Legion Post, so this is a big honor.
Ken said he would be doing the weekly net this week since Bill can not. The net is on 145.310mhz and a tone of 100.0. Sharon asked Chris since Bill can’t do could he send out a reminder Chris said he would.
Since our meeting in December is after Christmas was not sure how many members would be able to attend with some leaving to be with family or other plans. Sharon made the motion to make our Christmas the Legion Thanksgiving time. George Coomer 2nd and all members approved. So mark your calendar for November 18th 5:00pm at the Legion building.
John Wulf brought in a article from arrl on a interoperability training exercise set for November 4th-6th. John said Chris might know more about this. Chris said that info keeps changing for the MARS side and not sure if the amateur has changed any. During the exercise a designated DOD headquarters entity will request county by county status report from the 3,143 US counties. This will be primarily on the 60 meter interoperability channels as well as others. A informational broadcast on Sunday the 6th on 13483.5 khz from 1600 to 1615 UTC. Hams should monitor for more info about the exercise and how they can participate in this exercise. Also on Saturday 0300 to 0315 UTC channel 1 (5330.5 khz)
Ken made the motion to close the business meeting. John Lewis 2nd and the businees meeting closed.
Mike gave a brief presentation on a subject he brought up at a earlier meeting. This was a dipole for your ht to improve your signal. He had made one for his as close to the story he had read. He explained what he had done and some variations of a different way to also do this.
The meeting closed at 8:46 pm.