Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club (WRARC)
Monthly Meeting Minutes for 23 MAY 2023 – FINAL RECORD COPY
Hybrid meeting via Dennis’ Zoom account. (Thanks Dennis!)

Meeting called to order by President Mike May (KF4FMQ) at 1929 hours EDT.

Attendees: 15 attending members of 36 total: (A quorum was present.)
Andy Rose (KI6SEP), Bill Waldschmidt (W9WA), Chris Galbreath (KG4UQL), Chris McCollough
(KI4WKM), David Sexton (AE4YM), Dennis Weiskircher (K3KZU), Doug Collins (KA4SWT), Gene
Klaus (KO4IVI), Harold Miller (AF6MB), John Wulf (K4FT), Ken Douglas (KY4KD), Mike May
(KF4FMQ), Peter Rock (KJ4ND), Rick Flynn (KO4UHE), Tony Cromwell (KB4TC).
Previous monthly meeting was 25 APR 2023. Motion to accept Minutes of meetings as published (via
email) by Gene (KO4IVI), 2nd by Peter (KJ4ND). Passed by acclimation.

Treasurer’s Report:
$ Starting balance
$ Ending balance

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 Coffee Social was on Friday, 5 MAY 2023 (1st Friday of month).
o Previous AMLEG Post 46 D-STAR NET (1st Monday of month) was conducted on 1 MAY 2023.
o Previous monthly general meeting of The American Legion Post 46 was 1900L hours on
Tuesday, 2 MAY 2023.
o Previous Club Activity was 7th Area QSO Party on 6 MAY 2023.
o Previous WRARC hybrid monthly club meeting was on Tuesday, 28 MAR 2023 (4th
Tuesday of month).

Old Business
o KY QSO Party. 3 & 4 Jun 2023. 0900L-2100L Peter will be at the club. Got count of those
o ARRL Field Day. 24 & 25 Jun 2023. Peter got count of those interested.
o Weather Station. Ron Malinowski (WX4GPS) donated a weather station to the club.
o ARRL Amateur Radio testing held April 22, 5 test takers present, 3 new Tech licenses
issued and 2 successful upgrades to General Class. Congratulations!
o Tablet. Motion was made by Peter (KJ4ND) to purchase a new tablet, up to $200, for
Amateur Radio testing use. Motion 2nd by Harold. Passed by acclimation.

New Business
o KY QSO Party discussion. 0900-2100, 3 Jun 2023. Peter will be at club station.
o ARRL Field Day discussion. 24 & 25 Jun 2023. Peter will be setting up two portable
outdoor antennas at the AMLEG building. Starts at 1400. Peter will be doing CW.
o Tony (KB4TC) reports that the Post 46 website calendar has been updated thanks to
Harold (AF6MB).
o Tony (KB4TC) also reported that Post 46 will be hosting a Chamber of Commerce
meeting at the AMLEG building on 21 Sep 2023.
o Mike (KF4FMQ) will not be here for the next club meeting so Chris (KG4UQL) will
conduct the 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 AMLEG Post 46 D-STAR NET (1st Monday of month) is on 5 JUN 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, 6 JUN 2023.
o Next WRARC Coffee Social is on Friday, 2 JUN 2023 (1st Friday of month) at 0900L via
o Next Club Activity is KENTUCKY QSO Party on 3 JUN 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, 27 JUN 2023 (4th Tuesday of
month) at 1930L at The American Legion Post 46 and via ZOOM.
o Next VEC Testing: Saturday, 22 JUL 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 Bill (W9WA), 2nd by David (AE4YM); Passed by acclimation.
Adjourned at 1953 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 9, YouTube video by Ham Radio A2Z (WA2IVD).