Minutes – Meeting February 3. 2015

The Wilderness Road ARC met at the Red Cross building in Danville with 10 members attending. Members present were K4UKB, WD4LEW, W9WA, KA4SWT, KM4FRM, KK4IYY, AG4AE, new member Bill Zaspel (no call yet), K4FT and K4OH. The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President John Montgomery K4OH. The minutes from January were read by K4FT. K4UKB made a motion to accept the minutes as read, WD4LEW 2nd the motion. The motion was approved by the members. KK4IYY gave the treasurer’s report. K4UKB made the motion to accept the treasurer’s report and W9WA 2nd the motion. Members approved the motion.

OLD Business

RED CROSS

John K4OH has corresponded with Boyle county Judge Executive Harold McKinney via email. John had several questions concerning the availability of our future use of the former Red Cross building answered. John read the email at today’s club meeting. While the answers to the questions were mostly favorable, we are still awaiting the results of the final discussions between Boyle county and the Red Cross.

Repeater

John K4OH brought in the application papers that needed to be filled out for purchase of the new repeater. We were able to get the application filled out with the help of the club members attending. Marshall K4UKB will submit the application and pay for the repeater. He will be reimbursed from the club treasury. Members have donated toward the repeater, if you would like to help with a donation please contact Treasurer Zenah KK4IYY.

Boy Scouts

Alan Goble KM4EGH is with Boy Scout troop 27 and wants the club to help with their Radio Merit Badge. John K4OH is awaiting more information from Alan to determine the best way this can be accomplished. Please support Alan and John as they work toward making this happen.

W1AW/P

W4CDA has talked to W1AW/P in each of the 50 states in SSB, CW & RTTY and will apply for a $60 plaque when they become available. After uploading the Field Day logs our point total is now 5,411 points. Because of overwhelming participation the awards have been delayed until March.

NEW BUISNESS

VE Testing

Three people braved the cold and snow on January 24th to become new hams. All three passed their Tech, one passed all 3 elements to become Extra. Congratulations to all the candidates and thank you to the VE’s who attended. Participating VE’s at this session were KR4BD, K4OH, AC4K, W9WA, WX4GPS & K4FT – also thanks to Doug KA4SWT who was a big help.

K4UKB made a motion to close the meeting, WD4LEW 2nd and the WRARC meeting closed at 8:07 pm.

REMINDERS:

Next Meeting

7:30 PM Tuesday, March 3rd at the Red Cross Building in Danville.

VE testing

10AM Saturday April 25 at the former Danville Red Cross

Dinner

To be determined… 6PM March 3rd

2 Meter Net

Don’t forget to check in every Wednesday at 8PM EST – 145.310 with a sub audible tone of 100Hz

Field Day

June 27 & 28 2015 – Mark your calendars

Respectfully submitted by John K4FT – WRARC Secretary

Minutes – Meeting January 6. 2015

The Wilderness Road ARC met at the Red Cross building in Danville with 10 members and 1 guest attending. Members present were K4UKB, WD4LEW, WQ4Z, KE4INO, W9WA, KA4SWT, KM4FRM, KK4IYY, K4FT and K4OH. Welcome to guest Alan Goble KM4EGH ! The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President John Montgomery K4OH. The minutes from December were read by K4FT. K4UKB made a motion to accept the minutes as read, W9WA 2nd the motion. The motion was approved by the members. KK4IYY gave the treasurers report, K4UKB made the motion to accept the treasurer’s report and WD4LEW 2nd the motion. Members approved the motion.

OLD BUISNESS

Election Results

John K4OH President, Joel KU4KD Vice President, Zenah KK4IYY Treasurer, John K4FT Secretary, Bill W9WA Activity Director.

Field Day

June 27 & 28 2015 – Mark your calendars

NEW BUISNESS

RED CROSS

In December there was an article in the paper indicating that the Red Cross was leaving Danville. Chris KG4UQL talked to the Boyle county Judge Executive and he assured Chris that we would be able to stay in the building. The Judge Executive was to attend our January meeting but did not. John K4OH will contact him about concerns the club has and report his findings at the February meeting.

Repeater

Marshall K4UKB brought in information about the Yaesu DR-1X/ DR1XE dual band digital repeater. The cost of the repeater will be $500 instead of the normal $1600 if purchased before March. Sharon KE4INO made a motion to purchase the repeater and K4UKB 2nd. The motion was approved unanimously. John K4OH to order as soon as possible. Donations were made to help with the cost. If you would like to donate toward the repeater contact Zenah KK4IYY.

Boy Scouts

Alan Goble KM4EGH is with Boy Scout troop 27 and wants the club to help with their Radio Merit Badge. He is working with John K4OH to determine the best way we can accomplish this. Please support Alan and John as they work toward making this happen.

Web Site

Marshall K4UKB has done an excellent job with the web site. He asks for club members to look it over and give him feedback to make sure it stays up to date. http://wrarc.com

W1AW/P

The year 2014 was the 100th anniversary of the ARRL and W1AW was activated in every state twice throughout the year. W4CDA has talked to W1AW/P in each of the 50 states in SSB, CW & RTTY and will apply for a $60 plaque when they become available. We also participated in the Centennial Point Challenge and so far have 2,442 points. Hopefully we will attain the 2nd level (3000 points) and then apply for a $16 Certificate when available. Thanks to all that helped!

K4UKB made a motion to close the meeting, KE4INO 2nd and the WRARC meeting closed at 8:18 pm.

REMINDERS:

Next Meeting

7:30 PM Tuesday, February 3rd at the Red Cross Building in Danville.

VE testing

10AM Saturday January 24 at Danville Red Cross

Dinner

Join us for dinner at Cheddars, 6pm Feb 3rd

2 Meter Net

Don’t forget to check in every Wednesday at 8PM EST – 145.310 with a sub audible tone of 100Hz

Respectfully submitted by John K4FT – WRARC Secretary

Minutes – Meeting June 2. 2015

The Wilderness Road ARC met at the Red Cross building in Danville with 11 members and 3 guests attending. Members present were John Montgomery K4OH, Ken Douglass KM4FRM, Bennie Kessler KB4UPW, Marshall McElfresh K4UKB, George Griebe WQ4Z, Zenah Teater KK4IYY,Chris Galbreath KG4UQL, John Lewis WD4LEW, Joel Haberman KU4KD, Ron Skelton W6WO guest, Roger Parsons KG4VC, Hugh Skelton guest, Jean Skelton XYL guest, Dan Lawson, KI4FTW.

The minutes from May were read by K4OH. K4UKB made a motion to accept the

minutes as read, WD4LEW 2nd the motion. The motion was approved by the members.

KK4IYY gave the treasure’s report. K4UKB made the motion to accept

the treasurer’s report and WD4LEW 2nd the motion. Members approved the motion.

KK4IYY stated that the bank was charging for paper statements and that electronic

statements were free. Members voted to accept the electronic statements.

OLD BUSSINESS

Repeater

Marshall K4UKB stated that several members have approached him about the voice

module installed in the repeater. The voice is distorted and CW would sound better.

Members voted to use CW for the repeater ID. Marshall K4UKB stated that he had

purchased a second Yaesu repeater for UHF operation.

W1AW/P and Centennial QSO Party Awards

John K4OH Stated that we have received the WAS certificate.

VE Testing

K4OH stated that the next VE testing will be July 25th.

Field Day

This is it field is only days away. Bill W9WA has donated 6 computers to the club for networking. Doug will bring the SSB station prepare the A3s tribander. John K4OH will bring the CW station, the GOTA station, R7 vertical, and the networked computers. John K4ft will bring the VHF station and generator. The club is buying dinner from KFC for 6pm Saturday night. Marshall K4ukb will bring it to the FD site. George WQ4Z will operate the GOTA station. Sharon KE4INO will bring pizza for lunch and the information boards. Chris KG4UQL will contact the judge executive, Dan KI4FTW stated that the RR Donnelly club house would be open by 8 AM. Please contact K4OH to see how you can be of help. Everyone is welcome to attend FD, Bring your family and friends June 27 & 28.

Marshall K4UKB Made a motion to close the meeting, WD4EW 2nd the motion and the WRARC meeting was closed.

REMINDERS:

Next Meeting

7:30 PM Tuesday, July 7th at the Red Cross building in Danville.

VE Testing

10 AM Saturday July 25th at the Red Cross building in Danville.

Dinner

Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant, 1715 Perryville Rd, Danville.

2 Meter Net

Every Wednesday night at 8 PM EST – 145.310 with a sub audible tone of 100Hz

Field Day

June 27 & 28 2015 – Mark your calendars.

Web Site:

http://www.wrarc.com

Respectfully submitted by John K4OH – WRARC President