Meeting Minutes for May 12, 2015

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

PROGRAM:

PLEASE NOTE THE UPCOMING PROGRAMS/MEETINGS AT ACATEC :

June 9th: Starts at 6Pm – Storm observation & reporting by KD8HEM

Future summer meeting – program by KB8ZM

Other activities

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

NEXT YEAR:

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 .

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

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antenna budgeted by Allegan County EM Management ALSO: WD8MBT -440 Repeater registration Paper work appears to be out of Date still Just a FYI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

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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

NEW BUSINESS:

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,

OLD Business:

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

Club Activities/presentations/Opportunities:

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

Meeting Minutes for April 14, 2015

From KD8FLQ and WB3LHU:

MEETING: Started @ 6:30 PM By President Jim Gillis @ Allegan County Tech School

Members- Visitors: 11 Members & SEVERAL VISITORS including John Keith Sr,& Jay Hoppe WB8SQJ & Robert Holton KC8USP Welcome

PROGRAM: Thanks to W6RP for setting up tonight’s presentation on the Balloon Launch – Unfortunately our Visitors did Not sign the visitor log so MIKE – Would You Thank them again personally on behalf of the club!

SECRETARIES REPORT: Meeting notes from March 10th , 2015 – Approved by voice vote!

TREASURERS Report: Treasures report not published in Official Minutes –Amounts however are kept with the original Secretarial Minutes No report

PROGRAM:

PLEASE NOTE THE UPCOMING PROGRAMS/MEETINGS AT ACATEC :

May 13th : Building tape measure antennas

Future summer meeting – program by KB8ZM

Other activities

May 2nd: Trunk Sale :

Start time for set up @ 6AM Salem Township Hall –

WB3LHU Program Chairman AC8AG will

Volunteers already on the sheet – W6RP, W8TEZ, KD8VQH,WB3LHU & AC8AG

WB3LHU to bring coffee urn, Coffee and filters, POP Corn & Bags, Caution Tape

??KB8PFJ & WD8MBT will You bring Donuts and POP??

FLY IN: June 20th @ Allegan Airport – 7:30 Am thru about 1PM – Races Trailer is going to be there – So we will “couple up with their activities

Field Day June 27th 2015 – Program Chairman – WB3LHU – Site decision needed

We can go back to Otsego’s North side Park -perhaps the top of Bitter Sweet Ski Area – or Buysterveld Park in Wayland

ACTION: AC8AG & WB3LHU to review Bittersweet “accommodations” – Decision needed by Next Meeting

ACTION AC8AG to ask Salem Township about use of Salem Township Building for Field Day as a option.

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 .

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Repeater: Please report any 147:240 problems to AC8AG – Possible Power supply problems again ALSO: WD8MBT -440 Repeater Paper work appears to be out of Date still Just a FYI

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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 April, 18th, 2015 @ 9AM- @ the EOC (122nd Ave – Dumont lake complex) We will be participating in the MI QSO party – Bring a snack or food to share .

Allegan County SAR -Meeting Thursday night April 23rd @7Pm – Location to be announced

Club Web Site: is still up and running – For access go to alleganarc@Yahoogroups.com – Pictures are welcomed – Please contact KD8QNX

NEW BUSINESS:

Conversation started with ACATEC on erecting Ham Station and in particular Antennas – Currently on Hold until they determine which direction they will be building their new addition, but we have asked for a range of opportunities starting with a tower and HF Beam down to a little as a vertical on the roof – while the building design is being finalized their Facility Manager is exploring needs with the airport and other schools with Ham Stations.- AC8Ag is following up with Him.

OLD Business:

Dues can be paid to Nancy (KB8PFJ) at any time – Thanks for Your dues John KE5ETX (WB3LHU is holding unbtil Nancy returns from her strawberry gorging trip!!

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

Club Activities/presentations/Opportunities:

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

Soldering projects: KD8LZT has contact with the person who gave a great soldering presentation

Meeting closed @ 8:20 P M Thanks to all who attended

Respectfully submitted Linda S. Burd – KD8FLQ – Club Secretary

Meeting Minutes for March 10, 2015

From WB3LHU and KD8FLQ:

MEETING: Started @ 7:00 PM By President Jim Gillis @ Allegan County Tech School

Members- Visitors: 9 Members & 1 VISITOR Randy MacNeil KC8LPP & WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBER – John Keith KE9ETX

PROGRAM: Thanks to AC8AG for his presentation on his Go Kit

SECRETARIES REPORT: Meeting notes from February 13th , 2015 – Approved with the proviso that the May meeting will be on May 12th – Not the 13th

TREASURERS Report: Treasures report not published in Official Minutes –Amounts however are kept with the original Secretarial Minutes No report

PROGRAM:

PLEASE NOTE THE UPCOMING PROGRAMS/MEETINGS AT ACATEC :

April 14th: Talk by group who recently launched a high Altitude balloon with Amateur radio telemetry and Camera on board Presentation starts at 6:30 PM – At ACATEC (Allegan County Area Technical Center – 2891- 116th ave (also M222) east of Allegan near the airport .

May 13th : Building tape measure antennas

Future summer meeting – program by KB8ZM

Other activities

May 2nd: Trunk Sale : Vote to accept offer to use Salem Township Hall – WB3LHU Program Chairman AC8AG will email them to solidify the event

Field Day June 27th 2015 – Program Chairman – WB3LHU – Site decision needed

We can go back to Otsego’s North side Park -perhaps the top of Bitter Sweet Ski Area – or Buysterveld Park in Wayland

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 .

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Trustee Report: Non Profit Tax forms have been entered with the IRS no later than 2/1/15(WD8MBT)

Repeater: Please report any 147:240 problems to AC8AG – Possible Power supply problems again

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: March 28th, 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

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Allegan County ARPSC: Meeting March, 21st, 2015 @ 9AM- @ the EOC (122nd Ave – Dumont lake complex) Breakfast B4??? join the group at the Village Inn in Allegan at about 8:45 AM

Allegan County SAR -Meeting Thursday night March 11th @7Pm – Allegan General Hospital – CPR Training

Club Web Site: is still up and running – For access go to alleganarc@Yahoogroups.com – Pictures are welcomed – Please contact KD8QNX

NEW BUSINESS:

Conversation started with ACATEC on erecting Ham Station and in particular Antennas – Currently on Hold until they determine which direction they will be building their new addition, but we have asked for a range of opportunities starting with a tower and HF Beam down to a little as a vertical on the roof – while the building design is being finalized their Facility Manager is exploring needs with the airport and other schools with Ham Stations.- AC8Ag is following up with Him.

Ham In a Day : Stay tuned – the club is getting ready to schedule another one day event – Need number of interested parties and possible dates:

Holland Club : Will be running VE testing on the “other” months that ACARC does not- So effectively we will have a full years coverage for Allegan County – Holland is also planning more Ham in a day classes .

SKYWARN March 14th: Luella Collins Community Center @ 10 am – 419- 126th street Shelbyville

Let Emergency Management know (269-673-0571) if you plan to attend

OLD Business:

Dues can be paid to Nancy (KB8PFJ) at any time – Thanks for Your dues John KE5ETX (WB3LHU is holding unbtil Nancy returns from her strawberry gorging trip!!

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

Club Activities/presentations/Opportunities:

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

Soldering projects: KD8LZT has contact with the person who gave a great soldering presentation

Meeting closed @ 8:25 P M Thanks to all who attended

Respectfully submitted Linda S. Burd – KD8FLQ – Club Secretary

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