From WB3LHU and KD8FLQ:
ALLEGAN COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
June 10, 2014
MEETING: Started @ 7:PM By President Jim Gillis @ Allegan Library
Members- Visitors: 6 Members two visitors
SECRETARIES REPORT: Meeting notes from May 13th, 2014 – Not approved -but agreed probably OK(:>)
TREASURERS Report: No report
Trustee Report: No report
10 Meter Net: Please check in with Jack (W8PPM) Wednesday evenings @ 8PM local – Freq: 28380 MHZ (alternate 28.390 or 28.370 MHZ if busy) Topic’s of interest
Club Radio Station: All Members are asked to keep a look out for a new location and let AC8AG or WB3LHU know –
W8JAS feels we have an opportunity at the Salem Township Building and is exploring with Jim Pitch
WB3LHU has offered an alternative to the Masonic Lodge to split the snow and Lawn duties.WB3LHU emailed Scott with no report thus far. Limited use of the Plainwell Public Safety Building If all else fails.
WB3LHU: Confirm with Potawatomi Casino has indicated some interest in Having us locate there.
KD8CHT: Ron has Confirmed that the board of Directors of Center Shot will entertain a discussion with the club on locating our activities there!
KD8DLP: Would You follow up on the Sycamore School lead?
WB3LHU: Checked with Principle Blankenship @ Allegan Vo Tech Center as possible educational/emergency location – We have a face to face on 6/17
N3YPA : (last meeting)Mike indicated that the Silo and Grill House may Have a spot
Other Thoughts ??? PLEASE all members keep an eye out for possible locations
VE Testing: Held @ the Allegan Hospital Cafeteria. Price is $15 + two forms of identification including a copy of Your current license (if You have one) – Contact AA8L for next test session information
Allegan County ARPSC: Meeting June 19, 2014 @ 7PM- @ the EOC
Allegan County SAR will meet on in Plainwell and help with the 6/12, 5 & 10 K race – All participants nring Your HTs and emergency vests and meet at the Hardings on M89 at about 6:15 for assignments
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
Allegan Fair Continued: Group agreed that W8L was the best Special event call sign
Field Day: June 28th at North Side Park – Otsego – Start thinking about what Band You want to operate on and what equipment to Bring – WB3LHU volunteering for “utility duties. “OK” from Otsego City received
Field Day Continued: Club Has authorized KB8PFJ & WD8MBT to purchase Brats, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and all the fixings for the Club part of the meals – Please contact AC8AG for numbers discussion – Everyone else bring a dish to pass! WB3LHU will secure the park at 7AM and start the coffee!
SPARK IN THE PARK : The Holland club is looking for area clubs to participate in a ham demonstration next moth – as a way to promote Ham Radio to the general public. The cost is $80 for each club to rent the park – ACARC would provide one aspect of Ham Radio it appears – Members need to consider the situation and vote on participation. It was decided to post pone discussion until the Field Day!
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.
NEXT formal Meeting: will be Tuesday Evening 7PM August 12th @ the Allegan Public Library= Stay tuned to the Sunday evening net for any changes
Any ideas -!! The club is interested in Your thoughts and suggestions
Future Fund raiser thoughts:
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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