Minutes – Meeting January 5. 2016

The WRARC met at the red cross building in Danville. There were 16 people attending our 1st meeting of the 2016 year. Those attending were: KM4FRM, K4FT, KK4JW, K4OH, KT4HR, KM4PDI, KK4IYY, KM4OLL, K4UKB, KA4SWT, WD4LEW, AG4MW, KF4FMQ and KG4UQL along with Bernie Hunstad and George Coomer.

The meeting was called to order at 7:40pm by president John Montgomery. John requested that the December dinner/meeting minutes be read by the secretary Chris Galbreath.

Chris read the minutes from the December meeting. John asked for a motion to approve the minutes as read. Marshall McElfresh made the motion and John Lewis 2nd the motion.

John asked for a treasury report. Ken Douglas gave the treasurer’s report. John asked if there was a motion to accept the report. Marshall made the motion to approve the report. John Lewis 2nd.

OLD Business

John said we needed to have a vote on the raising of the club dues. The current rate is $15 a year, and the proposed rate is $20 for a single membership. Additional family members and students will stay the same at $10 per person. The vote is needed to adjust and change the By-laws.

All members present approved the change in dues. ( For those that don’t know the dues are used for repeater up keep, insurance and other fees the club has to pay ). For Those That Have Not Paid their dues it is that time of year to do so. If you can not attend meetings contact

me and i’ll give you a mailing address to send to.

New Business

John Lewis mentioned that he has had trouble with noise on the repeater. No one else present has heard anything and it might be a weather related issue.

John Wulf, the clubs activity director said he has gotten a list of events for the year. Some of the events we might want to do from Marshall’s in the clubs trailer to figure out how we might want to lay it out in the future. This will have to be coordinated with Marshall and of course be weather permitting. There will be up-dates sent out to keep all parties informed that are interested. A few of these events are listed below. Feb. 6th Minnesota QSO Party- starts at noon, March 12th Wisconsin QP contest- starts at noon.

Marshall asked if we had secured a place for field day for this year. John said the site we had last year was good and asked Chris to check on this so we might get it reserved.

David Spanyer was in attendance with some of Bob Sowders ( one of our past members that passed away ) collection. These things were donated to the club by Bob’s wife to go to hams that might need them. There will be more as time goes by when the family goes through

the rest of his estate.

John Wulf said that we have a Ham Radio Test session coming up on Jan 23rd at the red cross building.

John Wulf made the motion to close the meeting. Zenah Teater 2nd and the meeting closed at 8:40pm. After the meeting closed many stayed to talk with the visitors that came.

The next meeting date will be FEB 2nd. Mark your calendar and visit our web site.

www.wrarc.com

Submitted by Secretary Chris / KG4UQL

Minutes – Meeting December 1. 2015

The Wilderness Road ARC met at 6PM at the Kentucky Depot Restaurant in Stanford for our annual Christmas Dinner. Twelve members and two guests attended. Present were KM4FRM, WD4LEW, KU4KD, KB4UPW, KE4INO, WQ4Z, KA4SWT, KK4IYY, K4UKB, K4FT, W9WA with wife Cathy, K4OH with son Robert.

NEW BUISNESS

Final Election Results

Elected to the board of directors:

George WQ4Z

Doug KA4SWT

Joel KU4KD

Bill W9WA

Elected Officers of the club:

President – John K4OH

Vice President – Marshall K4UKB

Secretary – Chris KG4UQL

Treasurer – Ken KM4FRM

Activities Director – John K4FT

Dues

Marshall K4UKB made a motion that the dues be raised to $20 per year and Family/Student dues will be $10 per year. The 12 members present unanimously agreed and all those who paid their dues at the meeting paid the new dues rate. There will be a vote at the January meeting and if passed the by-laws will be updated to reflect the new dues structure.

Field Day Results

WRARC finished first in KY out of the four stations that operated in the 2A class.

We finished eighth in the Division out of 24 stations and 87 of 384 stations in the nation. Well done!

KY QSO Party

WRARC operated from the club station for the KY QSO Party. We had 111 QSO’s and 44 Multipliers for a score of 8,800 points.

November Sweepstakes SSB contest

K4OH and K4FT operated from K4FT’s QTH using the club’s call. We had 150 contacts in all 83 ARRL sections for a “Clean Sweep”.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

REMINDERS:

Next Meeting

6 PM Tuesday, January 5th – Danville Red Cross

VE testing

10AM Saturday January 23 – Danville Red Cross

2 Meter Net

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

Web Site

http://www.wrarc.com

Respectfully submitted by John K4FT – WRARC Secretary

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Minutes – Meeting November 3. 2015

The Wilderness Road ARC met at the Red Cross building in Danville with 13 members and guests attending. Present were KM4FRM, W9WA, KU4KD, KB4UPW, KG4UQL, AG4MW, WD4LEW, KM4OLL, KK4IYY, K4UKB, K4OH, K4FT & KK4KTY. The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President John Montgomery K4OH. The minutes from October were read by K4FT. K4UKB made a motion to accept the minutes KG4UQL 2nd the motion. The motion was approved by the members. KK4IYY gave the treasurer’s report. W9WA made the motion to accept the treasurer’s report and KU4KD 2nd the motion. Members approved the motion.

OLD BUISNESS

Repeater Site

Chris KG4UQL and Marshall K4UKB went to the repeater site and installed a new power cable. The Repeater is now running on 12 VDC.

Trailer

Chris KG4UQL, Doug KA4SWT and Marshall K4UKB presented a list of equipment needed for the trailer. Chris is working with a volunteer to acquire a grant for the cost of the equipment. Thank you all for your continued effort!

Bob Sowders Estate

Chris KG4UQL and David AG4MW have been in contact with Tillie Sowders to see how we could help with her request. David brought in several books which were donated to the club. An extra class manual, 1991 Handbook, Practical Antenna Handbook, 16th and 20th Editions of the Antenna Book were among the donation.

David will stay in contact with Tillie and keep us up to date.

NEW BUISNESS

Elections

Elected to the board of directors:

Marshall K4UKB

Chris KG4UQL

Joel KU4KD

Bill W9WA.

Elected Officers of the club:

President – John K4OH

Vice President – open

Secretary – open (K4OH)

Treasurer – Ken KM4FRM

Activities Director – open

Donation

Ray Whitehouse KI4BM donated $100 (minus Dues) Thanks Ray!!

KYQP

WRARC will operate in the Kentucky QSO Party on Saturday November 14th from 10am – 10pm at the club station. Please read the rules at http://www.wkdxa.com/

This will be a low-key operating event tailored toward the new Ham who would like to learn more about contesting. PLEASE come and participate, It will be FUN!

Christmas Dinner

The next club meeting will be a Christmas Dinner. John K4OH will check the availability of the Kentucky Depot in Stanford. Look for a separate announcement soon.

KU4KD made a motion to close the meeting, K4UKB 2nd and the WRARC meeting closed at 8:27 pm.

REMINDERS:

Next Meeting

6 PM Tuesday, December 1st – Christmas Dinner, location to be confirmed.

VE testing

10AM Saturday January 23 at the former Danville Red Cross

2 Meter Net

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

Web Site

http://www.wrarc.com

Respectfully submitted by John K4FT – WRARC Secretary