Notes – Meeting December 6. 2016 – Christmas Party

The WRARC held it’s Christmas meeting at Mallards in Danville. Those present included: Tereasa Durham KE4FQL,George Coomer KM4QOY, John Wulf K4FT and Debbie, Doug Collins KE4SWT, Joel Haberman KU4KD, Zenah Teater KK4IYY, Denise Kasell (Guest), Don Stivers KM4OL and Patty, John Lewis WD4LEW, Mike May KF4FMQ George Griebe WQ4Z, Sharon Griebe KE4INO, Ken Douglass KM4FRM and Sandi Douglass, David Pleasants KM4PDI,Bennie Kessler KB4UPW, Juerg Weidman KK4JW and Claudia, Bill Waldschmidt W9WA and Cathy, Bernie Hunstad KU4TPW and Susan, Peter Rock KJ4NR and Eve, John Montgomery K4OH .

Orders for dinner started about 6:25 PM. President John Montgomery asked Bill Waldschmidt to give a blessing.
Sharon Griebe passed the November minutes around for each to read on their own. There was no treasurer report; however several members paid their dues which would increase the total..
If you did not pay your 2017 WRARC memberships at this meeting, then please send your payment of $ 20 single or $ 30 for family membership to:
Ken Douglass KM4FRM
108 Chandler Drive
Danville, Kentucky 40422

No old business was discussed.

New Business:
Tereasa Durham brought several Field Day pictures from a Field Day at George Griebe’s home around 1995.

SOCIAL: The club’s coffee get together on Friday mornings at 9am at the McDonalds on Perryville road in the shopping center by Big Lots has been a success. The next scheduled get together will be December 16. at the same location at McDonalds.

TEST SESSION: John said that the next test session will be held on January 28 around 10 AM. This will be at the Red Cross Building AT 454 South Third Street in Danville. He said he has registered the following 2017 Test dates with the ARRL.

The 2017 Schedule will continue to be the 4th Saturday every quarter beginning January 28, 2015.
January 28, April 22, July 22, October 28
Same time: 10:00am
Same Place: Red Cross 454 S. 3rd St. Danville, KY 40422
Contact VEC John Wulf at k4ft@bellsouth.net

The WRARC 2017 Planned contests are as follows:
Saturday February 4 10-10 Int. Winter Contest SSB 12 PM
Saturday March 4 ARRL Int DX Contest SSB 12 PM
Saturday April 15 Holyland DX ES OPen and More 12 PM
Saturday May 6 ARI Int DX Contest 12 PM
Saturday and Sunday June 24-25 ARRL Field Day
Saturday August 26 YO DX HFContest 12 PM
Weekend of September 23 CQWW RTTY @ K4FT home
Saturday October 7 Oceania DX Contest SSB 3 PM
Saturday November 11 Kentucky QSO Party !!

ED DURHAM ESTATE: Tereasa Durham said that she has some of Ed’s equipment for sale. If you want to buy be fair and reasonable as the equipment has been taken care of and most have boxes and manuals. Below is a list of what is available NOW. She has more but has not gone thru it. . She can be contacted at 859.339.5862 and since she works different hours leave a message or text her and she will get back to you as soon as she can.

Yaesu ft2000, Icom Dstar id880h, new signal link(for digital operations), Kenwood tm733 dual band, mfj versa tuner 962d, ameritron 811h (she thinks it’s a h), yaesu ft767, yaesu ft60, icom icr75 receiver, mini tuner, 2 dstar ht’s 1 uhf and 1 dual band, rasberry pi (ed was going to use with dstar), gap titian hf vertical antenna (you will have to take down off of deck) and a dipole wire antenna. For those car people, she has his Mustang GT with less than 40,000 miles. New tires and battery last year. Manual trans. Folks i have ridden in this and it is a runner.

Again the new WRARC Club Officers will take office in January 2017
ELECTION:.
President – John Montgomery- K4OH
VP – Mike May – KF4FMQ
Treasure – Ken Douglass – KM4FRM
Secretary – Chris Galbreath – KG4UQL
Activity Dir – George Coomer – KM4QOY

Board of Directors:
Doug Collins – KA4SWT
Joel Haberman – KU4KD
George Griebe – WQ4Z
William (Bill) Waldschmidt – W9WA

The next dinner before the WRARC meeting will be at Cheddars in Danville at 6:00 PM.

Submitted to members of the WRARC
by Sharon Griebe KE4INO
Acting secretary for Secretary Chris / KG4UQL

2016 Field Day – 2016 KY QSO Party results

2016 ARRL Field Day results

W4CDA ran 3A in 2016 and out of 324 entrees in the nation for this class we finished 100.
In KY there were 31 total entrees in all classes and we finished 13th overall.
In KY 5 clubs ran 3A and we finished 3rd.

We had a final score of 3004 points with 588 contacts.
Well Done WRARC!

In 2015 we had 19 participants, in 2016 we had 30!
Can’t wait till next year!

2016 KY QSO Party

W4CDA ran from 9 Am – Noon at the club station. The final results are not yet out.
We had 69 Contacts in 24 states and 9 counties for a claimed score of 3,701
Participants were K4FT, K4OH, KM4QOY, KM4FRM, KE4SHC & KA4SWT

Christmas Dinner

The Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club Christmas Dinner will be held December 6, 2017 at Mallards in Danville, Kentucky by the cinemas at 6:00 PM.
This dinner is for all interested amateur radio operators and their families. Everyone will be responsible for their own dinner expenses.
Our treasurer will be taking money for dues at this meeting and the highest bidder on the tower will be adding to the club treasury at this meeting.

www.mallardsdanville.com
Mallard’s
1001 Ben Ali Dr. Suite 3
Danville, KY 40422