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.
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.
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