MEETING: Started @ 8:10 PM By President Jim Gillis @ Allegan County Tech School
Program: making antennas preceded meeting from 7PM thru 8PM – THANKS to AC8AG
Members- Visitors: 15 Members Paid Memberships included AA8L, WB8SQJ & KD8VQH, & KC8USP (Dave Hoppe KB8KZM paid after Nancy left-WB3LHU has the dues)
SECRETARIES REPORT: Meeting notes from April14th , 2015 – Approved by voice vote!
TREASURERS Report: Treasures report not published in Official Minutes –Amounts however are kept with the original Secretarial Minutes
PLEASE NOTE THE UPCOMING PROGRAMS/MEETINGS AT ACATEC :
June 9th: Starts at 6Pm – Storm observation & reporting by KD8HEM
Future summer meeting – program by KB8ZM
FLY IN: June 20th @ Allegan Airport – 7:30 Am thru about 1PM – ACARC + Races who will be bringing the Trailer is going to be there
Field Day June 27th 2015 – Program Chairman – WB3LHU –
After exploration of Bittersweet and weighing all criteria club decided to go back to Otsego’s North side Park – WB3LHU will contact Otsego City Commission about securing site for Field Day
ACTION AC8AG to secure Salem Township grounds and use of Salem Township Building for Field Day.
CLUB PICNIC; TO be held with field day as in the past – Club needs to decide what food and supplies will be provided/brought in future meetings.
ALLEGAN COUNTY FAIR : Program Chairman Jason KD8QNX September 11,12,13th 2015
CHRISTMAS PARTY: Scheduled for 12-12-15 – @ Bunker Hill
CLUB RECOGNITION CEREMONY: Recognizing members for their year long commitment to the club – (to be held with the dinner at Bunker Hill)
SPARK IN THE PARK: To be held in Wyoming ( Corner of Burglinggame and Gezon @ the home school) Chair person Jason KD8QNX
OTHER ITEMS OR ACTIVITIES: Lets us know what programs/activities you would like to see in the year ahead .
Repeater: Please report any 147:240 problems to AC8AG – Hard line and new transmit/Receive antenna budgeted by Allegan County EM Management ALSO: WD8MBT -440 Repeater registration Paper work appears to be out of Date still Just a FYI
10 Meter Net: Jack (W8PPM) invites all to the Club Net held every Wednesday evening – 8PM local – Freq: 28380 MHZ (alternate 28.390 or 28.370 MHZ if busy) Topic’s of interest welcome
VE Testing: May 23rd, 2015 -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 ARPSC: Meeting May, 16th, 2015 @ 9AM- @ the EOC (122nd Ave – Dumont lake complex) HazMat training
Allegan County SAR -Meeting Wednesday night May 13rd @7Pm – Location 125th & 43rd streets – Rope assist rescue-standing and with stretcher
Club Web Site: is still up and running – For access go to alleganarc@Yahoogroups.com – Pictures are welcomed – Please contact KD8QNX
Still awaiting new addition plans at ACATEC so that ACARC can finalize erecting Ham Station and Antennas – Currently on Hold until directions on new addition are decided , ACARC have asked for a range of antenna options starting with a tower and HF Beam down to a little as a vertical on the roof – Their Facility Manager is exploring needs with the local airport and other schools with Ham Stations.- AC8AG is following.
TRUNK SALE: It was felt that while the event on May 2nd went well , better advertising (signs) about food and event donation amount was paramount. Also added
Was to change date to April 30th with inside table options @$5.00, and inside admittance at $5.00. Outside trunk sales would be free,
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.
Thanks to AC8RB for working with the club on his QST renewal
Any ideas -!! The club is interested in Your thoughts and suggestions
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
QSL Cards – Program by AC8AG to show us how Bureaus work and how to take advantage of this service
AA8L: Satellite Comm antennas – update
Bringing Eagle Island on the air for IOTA
Meeting closed @ 9:10 P M Thanks to all who attended
Respectfully submitted Linda S. Burd – KD8FLQ – Club Secretary