Minutes for June 23, 2020 Meeting of Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club.

Meeting was virtual via Dennis’ Zoom account. Meeting called to order by President Mike May at 19:37.

Attendees: 0 guests, 7 members: Dennis Weiskircher (K3KZU), Ken Douglass (KY4KD), John Wulf (K4FT), Mike May (KF4FMQ), John Lewis (WD4LEW), Doug Collins (KA4SWT), Andy Rose (KI6SEP).

Bill Waldschmidt (W9WA) on his way to Atlanta and unable to attend.

Previous meeting was May 26, 2020. Motion by John Lewis to accept Minutes of that meeting as published, Dennis 2nd , passed by acclimation.

Treasurer’s Report. (Note: numbers were not discussed during meeting due to security concerns and were provided separately after the meeting). Incorporation (annual) 

Activities Report: none – George not in attendance
 June TALARC report delayed until July. Ken ran June net from his home due to COVID-19.
 Next TALARC: August 3, Monday.

Old Business: Kentucky QSO party was on Saturday, June 6. Club participation was successful as members ran from their home stations. o Dennis provided a Zoom meeting for all to participate and share comments in real time: added a lot of fun. Thanks Dennis! o John Wulf sent an email to Club members which is partially included here: “Participants for our work from home multi-op this year were AG4XU K4FT KA4SWT KJ4ND KN4OHD KY4KD W9WA K3KZU & KN4QAG. I am impressed with the massive improvement of our QSO total over last year. There truly is “no place like home” 🙂 Thank you all for submitting your ADIF files timely and accurately, it made it a breeze to compile and submit the log. All Qso’s have been uploaded to LoTW and I have already received a QSL request for Boyle county from LY5W in Lithuania! Well done Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club!!!

Field Day is coming up this weekend, 6/27 & 28.
 Operate as 1D (operate from home) or 1E is emergency power/backup
with Rules change as described in email from John Wulf, 1D is allowed to contacted anybody.
 Recommend everybody read the rules; Peter & John believe computer does not need to run off same supply as radio UNLESS it is part of the station such as N1MM.
 Submit your log to ARRL and include statement that you are a member of WRARC.
 If you want to use FT8 or FT4 you need to update WSJT-X to version 2.2.2
 Dennis is again going to host a Zoom meeting so we can chat together real time. Email with link to Zoom will be posted.

New Business:
VE Session July 25 cancelled.
Bourbon Chase 2020 cancelled: Ragnar, the event organizer, has cancelled all 2020 races including this one. (Cancellation found by Dennis). We were relieved to hear the decision as we were nervous given the COVID-19 risks. Ragnar posted the following:
“We’ve made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel ALL 2020 in-person Ragnar relays.” < https://ragnarrelay.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040441612-COVID-19-Coronavirus-Impact-Statement->.

Club/Post membership renewal: starts in July.
 Ken
 Change: pay all Dues by check, not by cash – nothing in person/minimal personal contact.
o Make checks out to “American Legion Post 46”.
o Associate member dues are $30.
o Legion Sons are $20.
o Annual dues cover July 2020 through June 2021.
 Mail checks to Ken: (mailing address also on QRZ) Kenneth A Douglass 108 Chandler Dr Danville, KY 40422.
 Motion to support Club members same manner as we did last year. Motion by John Lewis & 2nd by John Wulf.
 Please remember to send check to Ken!
Adjournment Adjourned at 2043 following Motion made by Dennis & seconded by John Lewis..