Minutes – Meeting September 6. 2016

The WRARC held it’s regular monthly meeting at the red cross building in Danville. Those present
were: KG4UQL, K4UKB, KA4SWT, KE4SHC, KG4PIF, KE4FQL, WQ4Z, KE4INO, KM4FRM,
KM4PDI, K4FT, K4OH, KK4JW and W9WA. New comers that just moved to Danville KI6SER and
KI6SEP.

The meeting was called to order at 8:05pm by President John Montgomery. John asked Chris to
read the minutes from the Aug meeting. The minutes were read. Bill made the motion to accept
the minutes as read. Sharon 2nd the motion. The motion was approved by the members.

John asked Ken to give a treasury report. Ken reported that there was $666.92 in the account
before he deposited $500.00 from a partial payment from the sale of the Step-IR antenna. This
was partial due to the fact we did not know if the antenna worked as it should. The buyer reported
that it needed some parts so this is deducted from the balance. Should have $200.00 more coming
in but just got the call. The deposit now brings the balance to $1166.92. Bill made the motion to
approve the treasury report as presented. Marshall 2nd the motion. Members approved the report.

— OLD Business —
— Field Day —
No Discussion
— Repeater —
Marshall said it was ok. There was a little noise the other day that broke the squelch but was short lived.
— Tower and Antenna —
John Wulf said the antenna had been sold and gave the points of the sale as which was presented in the treasury report. The tower is still at his house and is still listed on QTH swap. He has had a few calls so we will see how it goes.
— Field Day Pics —
Marshall and Sharon both said that it has been done.
You can find them here – http://www.wrarc.com/wrarc-photos/field-day-2016-photos/
— Dayton Move —
John said it has been on the internet regular so no need to go into this topic.
— Baluns —
John said he is still playing around with these and that their are two types of baluns.
He went into details of the two and how the types of materials used in construction affected the preformance. More to come as trial and error will come up with a super unit.

— New Business —
— Member SK —
John said that we had lost a member on Aug 9th. Ed Durham KT4HR
— Multi County Exercise —
Sharon had an news story from the paper about a multi county exercise that was held in Lincoln county that included Boyle county. Sharon said we have to get the county to want us to help out in these events. Tereasa said Ed was working on this before he passed away since it was going to be held in Lincoln County.
— QSO Party —
John said the qso party held in the club station had 6 members show up and made a few qso’s but talked more than operated. They used Ed’s call to remember him.
— Grant —
Chris reported that the club did not get the grant. He read the letter from the grant board. This mentioned that there was a number of people that put in for this and just did not have the money to fund our project.
— Before Meeting Meal —
The next meeting will be held on 4 Oct 2016. Those that want to meet and eat before the meeting can be at the Guadalajara’s on Perryville Road by Bob Allens used car lot. Meet there at 6pm for the meal this will give time to eat and get to the meeting. All are welcome.

John Wulf made the motion to close the meeting. All members approved. The meeting closed at 8:50pm

Follow the club and news on our web site: www.wrarc.com

Submitted to the club by:
Chris / KG4UQL
wrarc secretary

Minutes – Meeting August 2. 2016

The WRARC held it’s monthly meeting at the Red Cross building in Danville.

The meeting was called to order at 7:29pm by president John Montgomery. Those attending were: KG4UQL, KE4SHC, WQ4Z, KE4INO, KM4FRM, KU4KD, KM4TPW, KM4OLL, K4OH, KB4UPW, W9WA, K4FT, K4UKB, KA4SWT, KJ4ND and visitor Roger Cartsa.

John asked Chris to read the minutes from the July meeting. Chris read the minutes from July that Sharon prepared since he has been gone. Marshall made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Joel 2nd the motion. All members approved.

John asked Ken for a treasury report. Ken gave the treasury report. John Wulf made the motion to accept the report. Bill Waldschmidt 2nd the motion. All members approved.

— OLD BUSINESS —

Field Day: no discussion

Repeater Chunking: no discussion. Marshall said he had heard some noise around noon today but not major.

Tower and Antenna:

Sharon said it’s time to do something about this issue so Marshall can get to using his trailer again. John Wulf said it can come to his house to be stored. Marshall said what time tomorrow (Wednesday) do you want to do it. John said 10am would be good so some members were going over to help as this tower is heavy.

Field Day Pics:

John asked if Sharon had sent Marshall pics so they could be put on web site. Sharon was not sure but thought so. Marshall said he had gotten pics from Bill and Sharon he thought and are up on web page.

Test Session:

John Wulf reported that 5 people came to the test session and all passed. 3 tech and 2 general. The next test session will be OCT 22 here at the Red Cross Building. John also said the next event is the North American QSO Party will be Aug 20th at the clubs radio station starting at 2pm.

— NEW BUSINESS —

Marshall said that if members did not know the Dayton Hamvention will be held at a different location in 2017. Xenia OH fair grounds and expo center. Marshall said he had gotten an email from a gentleman in Lexington to add the KY net to our links page on the web site. He has done this.

Bill said he was going to put the tower and antenna on Swap QTH but wanted to make sure it is still ok. John said yes go ahead and list it. Bill said do the contacts listed on the email giving the details on the equipment need to be changed since it is being moved. Chris said to put John Wulf as contact since it will be at his location.

David AG4MW brought in some more items from Bob Sowders estate so if any members would like to have.

John said he has been playing around with Baluns and has made two different kinds. Testing these and will be giving updates how they work.

John Wulf made the motion to close the meeting. Joel 2nd and the meeting closed at 8:04pm

The next meeting of the WRARC will be September 6th 2016

The before meal will be at Cheddar’s next to Wal Mart. Starting around 6pm

Don’t forget Aug 20th QSO party 2pm at club station.

Submitted to the members of the WRARC

by Chris / KG4UQL secretary

Minutes – Meeting July 5. 2016

The regular meeting of the Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club was held at the American Red Cross building in Danville on July 5, 2016. The meeting was called to order by the club president, John Montgomery, K4OH at 7:30 pm. Amateur Radio operators present at the meeting included: George Griebe, WQ4Z, Sharon Griebe, KE4INO, Marshall McElfresh K4UKB, Mike May KF4FMQ, Doug Collins KA4SWT, John Montgomery K4OH, Ken Douglas KM4FRM, Marty Montgomery KE4SHC, Peter Rock KJ4ND, Bill Waldschmidt W9WA, John Wulf, K4FT, Justin Perkins, KI4SXS, Don Stivers KM4OLL, Juerg Weidmann KK4JW,and Merl Montgomery KG4PIF.

Sharon, KE4INO read the minutes from the June 2016 meeting. Bill W9WA made a motion to accept the minutes and Marshall K4UKB seconded the motion. Ken Douglas KM4FRM gave the treasury report. A check was written to George Coomer KM4QOY for $50.00 to help cover Field Day Dinner expenses. Check has not been cashed as of club meeting so balance remains the same. Sharon KE4INO made a motion to completely pay back George Coomer, KM4QOY, for the dinner expenses. Bill Waldschmidt seconded the motion. The motion was voted on and passed to pay George Coomer KM4QOY the total bill.

Old Business

Field Day was discussed and it was decided that it was a total success. There was plenty of good food and plenty of radios. The computers John K4OH brought all worked great. The generator put out plenty of power and not much noise. The back up generator was not needed.They used the new N1MN plus version for logging and everyone was happy with it. It was decided to use this all the time in contests so everyone could learn and be familiar with the program. John Montgomery, K4OH, gave a short speech on how he had hooked all the computers up with the internet from his home for Field Day. He used four routers and they had 2.4 gig wifi with a steady signal.

New Business

It was discussed about the repeater chunking. No definite answers were given.

Marshall K4UKB said it is time that we must do something with the antenna on his trailer. Mike May will go look at it and see if he can get it in his barn. Juerg KK4JW was interested in the antenna if the price was quite a bit lower.

New meeting places were discussed. No definite plans were made. There is a possibility that the radio station could be set up in the trailer.

Sharon, KE4INO, will send Field Day pictures to Marshall.

The next VE session is July 23, 2016. They will have the new extra class exams.

August 20, 2016 is the North American QSO party at 2:00PM at the clubroom.

Marshall made a motion to close the meeting and Bill Waldschmidt seconded the motion and the meeting closed at 9:00PM.

Sharon Griebe KE4INO

Acting Secretary for Chris Galbreath