28 AUG 2018
The WRARC held it’s regular monthly meeting at the American Legion post 46 in Danville on
Spears Lane. Those in attendance were: KG4UQL, KD0HYA, KF4FMQ, KY4RW, WD4LEW,
KK4IYY, KB4UPW, N4JLT, KG4VCR, AC4NE, K4FT, W9WA, KM4QOY, KY4KD, WQ4Z, KE4INO, KA4SWT, KI6SER, KK4MJZ, KI6SEP, KM4OLL, KN4OHD, K3KZU and KM4TPW.
The meeting was called to order by President Mike May at 7:30pm.
Mike asked if everyone had gotten a copy of last months minutes. All said yes. Mike asked if
there was any changes or comments. Be none is there a motion to dispense with the reading of the minutes. John W made the motion with Janie 2nd. All members agreed.
Mike asked Ken for a treasury report. We have had some activity since then which was sending off the icom 718 for
repairs and have it sent back. This was $54.04 and $55.00 this included repairs and had
SERA dues at $35.00, The tech called to let him
know that nothing was wrong with the radio but was in our power cord. The issue was the
fuse holder has crimp on ends the can cause resistance in the power coming in. He has seen this many times and to fix just solder these ends. Ken said he tested this again to check out. Did not get full output so he soldered the ends and tested again and low and behold full output. Tech also said radio was in perfect shape. This is for sale to members first to help offset the purchase of Juerg’s HF radio. A new 718 runs for around $700.00 and
this radio is for sale at $400.00. Mike asked if there was a motion to accept. Roger made the
motion with John W 2nd and all members accepting.
Mike asked George for an activity report. George said we did the North American QSO
making 70 contacts. The Aug Legion D-Star net had 10 contacts from 6 states. The next
event is Sept 8th but could change so not to cause conflict with the Louisville Hamfest on
same day. He will send out info on this later. The next legion D-Star net is Sept 3rd Labor
Day on 56C. George asked Ken to explain an email he had gotten from a gentleman in
Alabama. Ken said that this person checks into the Ky Net and Legion Net and he wanted
to try to get the numbers up on the Legion Net. He will do $1.00 for every contact up to
25. Their is another gentleman that said he would do the same with this money going to
the Post 46. Ken proposed the club do the same if there was a motion to do this. George
said the post has done many things for us and he made the motion with Bill 2nd and all
members in agreement.
Ken had another Hat to give away donated by Ken W. The drawing took place with Don S
winning the Yaesu hat.
Mike asked John W how the last VE Test session went. John said 4 people attended with
2 getting Tech and 1 upgrading to General. The next session will be held Oct 27th.
Mike asked Chris about ARES. Chris said the ARRL is going to make it mandatory for all
ARES members to take the FEMA courses 100,200,700 and 800. Last month he asked
club members to think about if they wanted to be apart of ARES. He said for those that
wanted to sign up he had the paper work to fill out if going to be dedicated to take the courses he mentioned.
127 Yard Sale
Mike asked Andy if anyone took up his offer to setup in their yard. He said no but they
sold a few things and we on tour and got some things.
George introduced a guest Ruby that was working with the Bourbon Chase this year and
wanted the clubs help with doing some radio spotting of runners. This is to relay the runners
numbers as they pass to the relay point on main street. Members decided to do this event
and will have some training and planning at next months meeting and go out before hand
to check on a site to setup.
Chris said that since we voted to do this fund raiser he has the papers to give out so members can go out and get sponsors for this so after the meeting talk to him and pick up.
Chris said we are only going to do this Sept and Oct but next year he hopes a committee
can be form to start early since this is a learning thing this year.
Ken said Bill donated a laptop with Win10 on it and a donation towards the Radio we got
From Juerg’s estate.
Ken said the post commander had sent him an email about keeping the doors locked. When
we have an event members can knock on window to club can let them in. All others have to
go thru social club with a buzzer to get access. This is for safety of all people inside. It is
up to us but is a good safety issue.
Mike brought in a DIY for a power strip using power pole connectors. This was using a shallow electrical box and cover along with 12ga wire. Cheaper than a ready made power
Dennis bought in his Bitx and talked about the many mods he had done but the main one
was the touch screen he added. The firmware has to match and that was interesting to get
done. Mentioned the web site that has a bunch of DIY stuff it is wish.com.
Dan made motion to close Bill 2nd and meeting closed at 9:05pm
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Submitted to the members
Chris / KG4UQL