Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club (WRARC)
Monthly Meeting Minutes for 28 MARCH 2023 – FINAL RECORD COPY
Hybrid meeting via Dennis’ Zoom account. (Thanks Dennis!)

Meeting called to order by President Mike May (KF4FMQ) at 1930 hours EDT.

Attendees: 14 attending members of 36 total:
Andy Rose (KI6SEP), Bill Waldschmidt (W9WA), Chris Galbreath (KG4UQL), Chris McCollough
(KI4WKM), Dennis Weiskircher (K3KZU), Doug Collins (KA4SWT), Gene Klaus (KO4IVI), Harold
Miller (AF6MB), Jamie Wright (KO4IVO), Ken Douglas (KY4KD), Mike May (KF4FMQ), Peter Rock
(KJ4ND), Ray Whitehouse (KY4RW), Rick Flynn (KO4UHE).
Previous monthly meeting was 28 FEB 2023. Motion to accept Minutes of meetings as published (via
email) by Dennis (K3KZU), 2nd by Chris (KG4UQL). Passed by acclimation.

Treasurer’s Report:
$ Starting balance.
$ Ending balance.
Future expenses expected in June: $100 ARRL Equipment Insurance & $15 KY Secretary of State
Annual Report filing

Past Activities Report:
o Previous Weekly WRARC OTA club net was conducted each Wednesday evening at
2000L on the club’s 2m Repeater.
o Previous WRARC hybrid monthly club meeting was on Tuesday, 28 FEB 2023 (4th
Tuesday of month).
o Previous AMLEG Post 46 D-STAR NET (1st Monday of month) was conducted on 6 MAR 2023.
o Previous WRARC hybrid Coffee Social was on Friday, 6 MAR 2023 (1st Friday of month).
o Previous Club Activity was two state QSO parties, OK & Idaho on 11 MAR 2023.

Old Business:
o Skywarn Classes. Ray, KY4RW, has found a link for registration in the Weather Service’s
Skywarn classes. For those who are interested here is the address. If you haven’t taken
this class, it’s a good one to take. If you have already been to one, it’s good to do again.
o Mike (KF4FMQ) will not be here for the June WRARC meeting so someone else will have
to preside.
o WRARC has volunteered to give up AMLEG hall when needed for rentals.

New Business:
o New ARRL Club Development Program. This program consists of a series of free
webinars aimed at covering the various roles that exist in clubs. Subject-matter experts
from across the country are volunteering their experience to help provide training. In
today’s ever-changing environment, just having someone review what each role entails
can be a big help. The first online seminar will take place on Thursday, March 30, at 7
PM Eastern time. All webinars will be recorded and made available in the ARRL Learning
Center. The first online seminar will concentrate on the role of Club Secretary. Future
seminars will look at the roles of Treasurers, Newsletter Editors, Public Information
Officers, Webmasters, and others.
o ARRL Field Day. Discussed locations for possible club Field Day site. 1. AMLEG Hall, 2.
AMLEG Pavilion, 3. Donnelly Employee Park, 4. Constitution Square. Discussion tabled
until April club meeting.

Future Activities:
o Next weekly WRARC OTA club net is each Wednesday evening at 2000L on the club’s 2m
Repeater: 145.310 MHz with -600 kHz offset and Split PL Code 100 Hz (i.e. 100 Hz on
both Tx CTCSS & Rx CTCSS).
o Next WRARC Coffee Social is on Friday, 7 APR 2023 (1st Friday of month) at 0900L via
o Next AMLEG Post 46 D-STAR NET (1st Monday of month) is on 3 APR 2023 on REF56C via
our local D-STAR repeater KM4OON, +5 MHz offset, 444.2375 MHz & no PL tones.
o Next monthly general meeting of The American Legion Post 46 will be at 1900L hours on
Tuesday, 4 APR 2023.
o Next Club Activity is three state QSO parties, NE, MI, & ND, on 15 Apr at 1800Z (1300L to
1700L). Operations will be from the club site and also on ZOOM.
o Next WRARC hybrid monthly club meeting is on Tuesday, 25 APR 2023 (4th Tuesday of
month) at 1930L at The American Legion Post 46 and via ZOOM.
o Next VEC Testing: Saturday, 22 APR 2023 starting at 1000L at The American Legion Post
46 building, 45 Spears Lane, Danville, KY. See http://www.wrarc.com/ve-testing/ for
details. Pre-registration is requested but not required.
Adjournment. Motion to Adjourn by Peter (KJ4ND), 2nd by Harold (AF6MB); Passed by acclimation.
Adjourned at 2000 hours EDT.

Minutes respectfully submitted,
Mike May (KF4FMQ)

After-meeting Presentation:
An After Meeting video presentation on the operation of the ICOM 7300 will be given by Mike
(KF4FMQ): ICOM IC7300 A to Z – Part 7, YouTube video by Ham Radio A2Z (WA2IVD).