Meeting Minutes for June 14, 2016

ALLEGAN COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB MEETING MINUTES

June 14, 2016

Program:  Started at 7:01PM local time. Jason (KD8QNX) spoke about digital fast scan television.  The presentation was well received. Jason put together an excellent demonstration with an actual ATV station and answered numerous questions.  Thanks Jason!

MEETING:  Started at 7:39PM local time, 0039 UTC

SECRETARY’S Report:   Minutes from previous meeting were carried.

TREASURER’S Report:  Treasurer’s report given for repeater fund and bank funds. Report was carried

ACTIVITIES: Let us know what programs/activities you would like to see in the year ahead . Please let Mike Long (W6RP),  our Program Coordinator,  know about your thoughts.

July Program: TBD

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

10 Meter Net:  Jack (W8PPM) invites all   to the Club Net held every Wednesday evening – 8PM local – Freq: 28.380 MHZ (alternate 28.390 or 28.370 MHZ if busy)   Topics of interest welcomed!

“Young Person” Net has started  – Hosted by KE5ETX for all hams with children interested in becoming Hams or are already Hams –Next Youth Net scheduled on July 5th  at  7PM on the 147.240 repeater  – Contact John (KE5ETX) for details and to suggest topics or offer help! Have a young child in your life?  This is a great way to get them interested in the hobby!

VE Testing:  July 23, 2016 – 9AM  @ the Allegan Hospital Cafeteria. Price is $15  + two forms of identification or a copy of your current license  – Contact AA8L for next test session information

Allegan County SAR:  Previous meeting taught compass navigation. No meeting this month due to 5k/10k run

Allegan County ARPSC: No meeting this month. Helping SAR and Field Day

Club web Site: http://ac8rc.org
Club email list: To join the club mailing list, go to alleganarc@yahoogroups.com
Now on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/ac8rc

Upcoming Events

Fly-in at Allegan City Airport, June 18, 2016. – Randy reported the Fly-in this year is cancelled

Field Day and club picnic, June 25-26, 2016 located at Salem Township hall this year.

NEW BUSINESS:

Suggestion made to reconsider holding meetings on Saturdays again during Winter months. Tabled while members come up with meeting spot suggestions.

OLD BUSINESS:

Possible fox hunt during Field Day – Wes will be coordinator with a microfox and regular fox

Club meetings in July and August will be held at the Allegan City Airport in Main Building

Club will attempt to run only generator power at Field Day this year.

Club Insurance – (WB3LHU) – Discussion tabled.

Canopy – Jason (KD8QNX) – No report

Dues can be paid  to Nancy  (KB8PFJ) at any time

ARRL Club Membership:Reminder – If you are about to renew or Join the ARRL  our club has a chance to earn some extra money due to our ARRL affiliation. By  submitting your  membership moneys thru the club  – We can keep either $2(renew) or $15 (New or not a member for 2 years)  – Bring Your renewals and Check made out to the Allegan County Amateur Radio Club to the next  meeting.  WB3LHU has the forms if anyone is interested.

Club Activities/Presentations/Opportunities:

Any ideas -!! The club is interested in Your thoughts and suggestions  

AA8L: Satellite Comm antennas – update
Bringing Eagle Island on the air for IOTA
Drones
3D folded loop antennas
Digital modes (i.e. PSK31, JT65, RTTY, etc)

Spark in the Park, August 20, 3-8PM. Setup begins at 1PM at the Homeschool Building, 5625 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509

Meeting closed at 8:39PM local time, 0139UTC. Thanks to all who attended
Respectfully submitted – Mike Long, W6RP  – Club Secretary

Allegan County ARC Meeting, July 12

The next Allegan County Amateur Radio Club’s meeting is July 12, starting at 7:00PM (0000UTC) located at the Allegan City Airport, just across the street from Allegan County Technical and Education Center (ACATEC), at 740 Grand St., Allegan, MI, 49010.
July Program – Review of Field Day 2016.

Allegan County ARC Meeting, June 14

The next Allegan County Amateur Radio Club’s meeting is June 14, starting at 7:00PM (0000UTC) located at the Allegan County Technical and Education Center (ACATEC), 2891 116th Street (M-222) across from the Allegan County Airport.
June – Jason (KD8QNX) will speak about digital fast scan television
Upcoming Presentations
None scheduled after June at this time.
If anyone would like to present on a topic or has a topic suggestion, please email Mike, W6RP
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