Minutes of January 26, 2021 Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club
Meeting via Dennis’ Zoom account. (Again, thanks Dennis!)
Meeting called to order by President Mike May at 1934.
Attendees: 1 guest, 13 members;
 Guest: Tom Allen (KO4LLX)
 Members: Dennis Weiskircher (K3KZU), Ken Douglass (KY4KD), Peter Rock (KJ4ND), John Wulf
(K4FT), Mike May (KF4FMQ), Doug Collins (KA4SWT), Chris Galbreath (KG4UQL), Gene Klaus
(KO4IVI), Andy Rose (KI6SEP), William Waldschmidt (W9WA), David Jewett (KN4ZOA), Ron
Malinoski (WX4GPS), Harold Miller (AF6MB – late arrival)

Previous meeting was December 22, 2020.
Motion to accept Minutes of that meeting as published (via
email) by Bill, 2nd by Dennis, passed by acclimation.

Treasurer’s Report.
Note: numbers were not discussed during meeting due to security concerns and were provided
separately after the meeting)
 Starting balance.
 -$24.98 Annual fee for website
 -$10.00 Kentucky Secretary of State to change name of incorporation
 -$10.00 Change address of incorporation person
 Ending/current balance.

Activities Report:
 Completed:
o Coffee Zoom session January 1, 2021.
o January 4, 2021 TALARC D-STAR Net: There were 44 total check-ins including Net Control from 13 states and 1 Canadian Provence. (See appendix for details.)
o Individuals participated in NAQSO Party while connected socially using Zoom on Saturday, January 16
o VE Testing session occurred on January 23.

 Upcoming:
o Next TALARC D-STAR: Monday, February 1. Remember you can check in via EchoLink from your computer or smartphone to either node KY4RW-L or use EchoLink’s search mode on “Danville”.
o Monthly coffee via Zoom: Friday, February 5, 9 A.M.
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o Will do Zoom for either or both the NCJ NAQP RTTY Party and/or South Carolina QSO Party on Saturday, February 27.
o Ongoing participation in the TALARC HF net at 1930 on Wednesdays just before our 2000 Net. Averaging around 7 participants from our Club.

Old Business:
 Dues:
 Only one person has not responded to emails.
 Work underway transferring responsibilities to other members from George Griebe who has been doing this for years. Ken is spearing-heading the effort (other than the Repeater Trustee – see below), mainly researching as to what all and how.
o License has been transferred to Chris Galbreath (KG4UQL).
o SERA membership and such being worked on. (SERA: Southeastern Repeater Association)
o Website domain name changed successfully.
o Secretary of State paperwork changed.
o Insurance paperwork changed.
o IRS still in process – cannot get confusion resolved on how to update name and address.
Keep getting “access denied” and the 3 people at IRS contacted have not been able to resolve. Work continues by Ken.
 Looking for people to make presentations at future meetings: please contact Mike if you would like to present or have suggestions of topics.

New Business
 John Montgomery, Club president some years ago, passed away January 14. Funeral arrangements unknown.
 Discussion to purchasing inexpensive tablets for VE testing. Harold is best person to explain technical requirement for tablet but he was unable to attend tonight.
o There has been discussion in the VE team meetings regarding the advantages of making the purchases.
o May be able to put Linux on some computers donated by Bill. Harold looking into this. Limitation may be laptops are not touchscreen and a signature is required.

 Next Monthly meeting: Tuesday February 23, 2021 at 1930.
Adjournment Motion to Adjourn by Dennis, 2nd by Pete; Passed by acclimation. Adjourned at 2015.

Program: informal discussion regarding Logger32 software on computer having issues communicating with Icom 7300 related to comm port.