From WB3LHU and KD8FLQ:
MEETING: Started @ 7:PM By President Jim Gillis @ Allegan Library
Members- Visitors: 8 Members & 4 visitors Welcome To K8AT, Sheila, K8TB TOM, John Keith KE5ETX, and future “8” Charlie!!
SECRETARIES REPORT: Meeting notes from July 10th, 2014 – Approved
TREASURERS Report: Treasures report recorded in Official Minutes –but not published
Looking Forward : Suggestions from group on future demonstrations or club activities:
Digital, Morse code classes, fox hunt, tape measure antenna, “on call” ELMER, Emergency communication & message handling, possible General Class class
OTHER THOUGHTS or Interests ?? Let Jim, AC8AG or Dennis, WB3LHU know
Trustee Report: Old GE Master 2 repeater sold by CEE Comm to another group for “parts”
440 Repeater will be replaced New frequency will be 442.350 with + offset & 94.8 PL
10 Meter Net: Jack (W8PPM) runs the Club Net every Wednesday evening @ 8PM local – Freq: 28380 MHZ (alternate 28.390 or 28.370 MHZ if busy) Topic’s of interest welcomed
NEW Club Radio Station: Allegan VO Tech was approached this past July and now have a place to meet every Tuesday night at 7 PM without grass cutting or Snow removal duties! The next Club meeting will be on September 9th . Your officers will be in contact with the Maintenance Manager about adding antennas but we will have a mobile & lockable equipment cabinet for the station components . TBD will be the extent of adding antennas and whether they can be permanent structures or not!
VE Testing: September 27th @ 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 ARPSC: Meeting August 16th, 2014 @ 9AM- @ the EOC
Allegan County SAR -Meeting tonight @7Pm @ Silver Creek Park – Further information on the repeater from RON KD8CHT
Club Web Site: is still up and running – For access go to alleganarc@Yahoogroups.com – Pictures are welcomed – Please contact KD8QNX
Allegan County Fair: Headed up By KD8QNX – Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Allegan Library
Jason reports that the ARRL has approved the special event call of W8L,and that he should have all the fair tickets for participants shortly – WD8MBT & KB8PFJ have signed up for one evening thru Jim AC8AG!
SPARK IN THE PARK : Sheila & Tom Bosscher (K8AT & K8TB) from the Holland club reported on the status of the event which will be held on 8/30/14 starting at 5Pm thru 9PM @ the Douglas Walker Park 1195 84th street , Byron Center MI – NO ADMISSIOIN but the many new and current Amateur Radio modes will be highlighted – Come out and Support our Hobby!! ACARC voted to contribute $80 toward funding the event
Ham Radio Balloon Launch: Be aware that either on the 19th or 20th of August there will be a 10mw RTTY transmitter launched from Mendon High School @ about 8Am depending on weather conditions! Further information can be found at markofquality.wordpress.com/category/science Expected receive frequency will be at 434.6509 and they are asking for receiving reports from Hams .
Dues can be paid to Nancy (KB8PFJ) at any time – Of the 34 active members we have paid dues for 16 thus far – KD8CHT &W8JAS are the latest to pay their dues
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.
QSL CARDS – (last Years) Special event station at Allegan Fair : The W8F QSL cards have been delivered and need to be filled out and sent out!!
Any ideas -!! The club is interested in Your thoughts and suggestions
Future Fund raiser thoughtsLkept in the minutes so they wont be lost
Spaghetti Dinner Suggestion : by N8UYB – The club has been offered the use of the Masonic Lodge & Kitchen but we need to “tag it on” to another event in the Allegan Area to insure success
QSL Cards – Program by AC8AG to show us how Bureaus work and how to take advantage of this service
N8UYB- Program on Screen readers that blind hams use
AA8L: Satellite Comm antennas – update
Bringing Eagle Island on the air for IOTA
Soldering projects: KD8LZT has contact with the person who gave a great soldering project at the Kalamazoo meeting recently and try to schedule them for the new year
Meeting closed @ 8:18 P M Respectfully submitted Linda S. Burd – KD8FLQ – Club Secretary
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