Minutes – Meeting September 6. 2016

The WRARC held it’s regular monthly meeting at the red cross building in Danville. Those present
KM4PDI, K4FT, K4OH, KK4JW and W9WA. New comers that just moved to Danville KI6SER and

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

Greater Louisville Hamfest 2016 – Bigger and Better

Mark your calendar for the Greater Louisville Hamfest coming up September 10. 2016

Greater Louisville Hamfest-2016 is packed with forums as we have the ARRL Kentucky State Convention. Three large rooms will be used for forums – the Adam Shepherd Room (48×20) and the John McDowell Ballroom (49×56) downstairs and the Henry Crist Room (46×38) upstairs. There’s plenty of seating for everyone! An elevator is available for upstairs access. This is our largest, most ambitious hamfest since 2004 – when we were first at PSCC! This is our 13th year at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre – A beautiful facility and a great staff!
Greater Louisville Hamfest-2016 is the largest Amateur Radio event of the year in Kentuckiana.

Hamfest Directions & Area Map

Talk-In: 146.700 MHz (PL Tone: 79.7 Hz) and 443.700 MHz (No PL Tone)

Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
395 Paroquet Springs Drive
Shepherdsville, KY 40165-6007

Paroquet Springs Conference Centre is just off I-65.

Going I-65 South: Take Exit 117 at Shepherdsville and turn right. Immediately get into the left lane. Turn left at the light. PSCC is on the left behind Sleep Inn & Suites.

Going I-65 North: Take Exit 117 toward Shepherdsville. Turn left and stay in the left lane. Turn left at the second stop light (at McDonald’s). PSCC is on the left behind Sleep Inn & Suites.


See more details and information here http://louisvillehamfest.com

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.


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.


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