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
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
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.
Suggestion made to reconsider holding meetings on Saturdays again during Winter months. Tabled while members come up with meeting spot suggestions.
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.
Any ideas -!! The club is interested in Your thoughts and suggestions
AA8L: Satellite Comm antennas – update
Bringing Eagle Island on the air for IOTA
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