From KD8FLQ and WB3LHU:
MEETING: Brought to order @ 9:00 :AM By President Jim Gillis
Member/visitors: 8 Members
SECRETARIES REPORT: Meeting notes from February 9th, 2013 accepted by voice vote
TREASURERS Report: No Report
440 Repeater – There have been some indications that Ottawa County may have several 440 repeaters (Unused)available in the near future. The message basically said don’t make any changes until this opportunity is further clarified.
(From the last meeting) In the mean time the old GE Master 2 owned by the club (by Club vote) will be sold and use the proceeds for a more versitle 440 (coordinatable) repeater (or accessory equipment)
ACTION:All members please continue to inform the club of available 440 repeaters for sale and AC8Ag will also ask N8FYZ For input on alternative thoughts or equipment availability
10 Meter Net: Please check in with Jack (W8PPM) Wednesday evenings @ 8PM local – Freq: 28.380 MHZ (alternate 28.390 or 28.370 MHZ if busy) Topic’s of interest are always welcome
Club Radio Station: Next open Mike night is Tuesday March 26th @ 7PM – Roof leak over the Club is still being monitored with Station reassembly still “ to be scheduled “ AC8AG will contact KD8LZT and or KD8MNY for unused wall mountable & lockable cabinets.
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
Next testing scheduled on March 23rd @ 9AM
Allegan County ARPSC: Meeting March 4th, 2012 @ 9am @ the Alternate EOC- (Plainwell Puublic Safety Building – Breakfast served @ 8:30 (RSVP to AC8SF )
Allegan County SAR still needs Hams for their communications and more activity from members- Contact Ron KD8CHT – Meetings held every other Thursday 3/14 @ 7PM – Next meeting @ 7Pm at the Allegan American Red Cross.
Club Web Site: is up and running – For access go to alleganarc@Yahoogroups.com – Pictures are welcomed – Please contact KD8QNX
Snow shoveling: Please sign up for Your week of snow removal @ the Red Cross – See Steve WD8MBT Or Dennis WB3LHU – The last week of March is still open !!
Trunk Sales project; Preparation for our May 4th trunk sales event is moving ahead @ the Masonic Lodge in Allegan – Club agrees that we will provide Coffee and donuts, Pop & Water Discussion
Trunk Sales – Continued
continues about PopCorn sales .
Action: WB3LHU will contact Mike Guttery KD8RQJ about having him run the coffee, donuts & possibly the popcorn if that is allowed by their food license
Additionally we have permission to use the downstairs if necessary (due to inclement weather) for the entire selling group. AC8AG has started the flyers to be put out at the Marshall Ham fest –
ACTION: W8TEZ, AC8AG & WB3LHU TO MEET & IRON OUT FINAL DETAILS March 19th @ McDonalds Allegan @ 9am
ACTION: All members need to sign up for local repeater announcements to “drum up” attendance . AT the April meeting we will discuss who will announce what on which repeater & get member sign up for Trunk Sales duties, refine needs &etc
ACTION: WB3LHU & AC8AG to meet @ The Masonic Lodge May 3rd about 6Pm to steak out parking and traffic control areas Additionally AC8AG to Meet with KD8RQJ & WB3LHU to put out the Marquis sign to announce the Truck sale .
Future Fund raiser thoughts:
Spaghetti Dinner Suggestion : by N8UYB – The club has the use of the Masonic Lodge & Kitchen but we need to “tag it on” to another event in the Allegan Area to insure success
Action: All Club members please keep your eyes out for possible events we could take advantage of :
Field Day Prep: June 22nd with set up the night before – Question does the club want to return to North Side Park in Otsego?? Or possibly move to BYSTERVELD park in DORR??
AGREED: The club will again furnish hamburgers, hotdogs, brats rolls condiments Water and Ice – The rest of us will bring a dish to pass.
Sky Warn Training: Hold April 13th @ 10Am at Luella Collins Community Center @ 419 126th street in Shelbyville RSVP Scott Corbin email@example.com
Tower Available: See W8JAS for specifics but what we think it is approximately 65’ Probably a Rohn, free standing and free to anyone who will take it down Located in GRR area
CPR Class offered @ Allegan Hospital @ 6pm 4/25 – sign up with Brandon Weber or Ron Miller – $12 for the instruction book will be required
ARRL Club Membership: 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 – New or renewals- We can keep either $3(renew) or $15 (New or not a member for 2 years) We have 3 m3mbers ready to do this at the April meeting – Bring Your renewals and Check made out to the Allegan Counbty Amateur Radio Club to the 4/9/13 meeting
NEXT MEETING: Due to the change over to EDT we will switch to Tuesday Night meetings again at the Allegan County Red Cross @ 7PM – Next Meeting April 9th 7PM – In addition to our continued discussion about the trunk sales N3YPA will show us about his UV-%RA Handheld
Any ideas -!! The club is interested in Your thoughts and suggestions
Possible future program ideas
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 will contact the person who gave a great soldering project at the Kalamazoo meeting recently and try to schedule them for the new year
CLUB DUES: FOR 2013 need to be paid to Nancy (KB8PFJ) at any time – $20/annual $10 for Seniors over 60
Meeting closed @ 10:30 A M Respectfully submitted Linda S. Burd – KD8FLQ – Club Secretary