Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club (WRARC)
Monthly Meeting Minutes for 25 JULY 2023 – FINAL RECORD COPY
Hybrid meeting via Dennis’ Zoom account. (Thanks Dennis!)
Meeting called to order by President Mike May (KF4FMQ) at 0730 hours EDT.
Attendees: 12 attending members of 37 total: (A quorum was present.)
Bill Waldschmidt (W9WA), Chris Galbreath (KG4UQL), Chris McCollough (KI4WKM), Dennis
Weiskircher (K3KZU), Doug Collins (KA4SWT), Gene Klaus (KO4IVI), Glenn Ferrell (KD4AXN), Ken
Douglas (KY4KD), Mike May (KF4FMQ), Peter Rock (KJ4ND), Rick Flynn (KO4UHE), Tony
Previous monthly meeting was 27 JUN 2023. Motion to accept Minutes of meetings as published (via
email) by Peter (KJ4ND), 2nd by Dennis (K3KZU). Passed by acclimation.
$ Starting balance
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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, 27 MAY 2023 (4th
Tuesday of month).
o Previous AMLEG Post 46 D-STAR NET (1st Monday of month) was conducted on 3 JUL
o Previous monthly general meeting of The American Legion Post 46 was 1900L hours on
Tuesday, 4 JUL 2023 was canceled.
o Previous WRARC hybrid Coffee Social was on Friday, 7 JUL 2023 (1st Friday of month).
o Previous Club Activity was North American QSO Party – RTTY on 15 JUL 2023.
o Previous VEC Testing was: Saturday, 22 JUL 2023 starting at 1000L at The American
Legion Post 46 building, 45 Spears Lane, Danville, KY. Three people total were tested.
Two for Technician & one for General and all passed. The two technicians then tested
for General and both passed.
o A big thanks to Peter (KJ4ND) for coordinating all the annual Field Day activities.
o Members are encouraged to participate in the 13 American Colonies contest which will
occur 1 – 7 JULY 2023.
o Per Tony, need a list of soft drinks to keep available at radio shack in Post 46.
o Per Tony, there is a free meal at Post 46 every Thursday @ 1600 hours.
o Per Tony, this Saturday there will be fireworks & a band at Post 46. $15 per couple.
o There were three visitors at the meeting at Post 46 during the previous meeting.
o WRARC Club Dues. Annual club dues for 2024 are now being accepted.
Full Legion members are $30 and can be paid online with a credit card at
www.legion.org and click on “Renew”.
Sons of the American Legion are $20 and can be paid by check.
Legion Associate members are $30 and can be paid by check.
All checks should be made out to “The American Legion Post 46” and mailed to
Ken Douglass, 108 Chandler Drive, Danville, KY 40422.
o As of today, 10 of 37 current members have already paid their dues for 2024.
o Reminder for the upcoming AMLEG Post 46 and Chamber of Commerce social on 21 SEP
o Had a visitor at the AMLEG Post 46 club meeting session, Bill McAdams (KD9JNF), who is
pending club membership.
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 monthly general meeting of The American Legion Post 46 will be at 1900L hours on
Tuesday, 1 AUG 2023.
o Next WRARC Coffee Social is on Friday, 4 AUG 2023 (1st Friday of month) at 0900L via
o Next AMLEG Post 46 D-STAR NET (1st Monday of month) is on 7 AUG 2023 on REF56C via
our local D-STAR repeater KM4OON, +5 MHz offset, 444.2375 MHz & no PL tones.
o Next Club Activity is the North American QSO Party – SSB on 19 AUG 2023 at 1800Z
(1400L). Operations will be from our AMLEG Post 46 club radio room and also on ZOOM.
o Next WRARC hybrid monthly club meeting is on Tuesday, 22 AUG 2023 (4th Tuesday of
month) at 1930L at The American Legion Post 46 and via ZOOM.
o Next VEC Testing: Saturday, 28 OCT 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 Chris (KG4UQL), 2nd by Bill (W9WA); Passed by acclimation.
Adjourned at 2000 hours EDT.
Minutes respectfully submitted,
Mike May (KG4FMQ)
An After Meeting video presentation was conducted on the operation of the ICOM 7300: ICOM IC7300
A to Z – Part 11, YouTube video by Ham Radio A2Z (WA2IVD).