From WB3LHU and KD8FLQ:
MEETING: Started @ 7:PM By President Jim Gillis @ Allegan County Tech School
Members- Visitors: 8 Members & 2 visitors
Program: TOM K8TD & SHEILA K8AT, from the Holland ARC brought an update with pictures and background on the presenters and projects from “Spark in the Park” held August 30th at Douglas Walker Park. Due to the high interest plans are already underway for a bigger version in 2015
THANKS TO TOM & SHEILA for a great update!!
SECRETARIES REPORT: Meeting notes from September, 9th, 2014 – Approved
TREASURERS Report: Treasures report not published in Official Minutes –Amounts however are kept with the original Secretarial Minutes.
“240” repeater –
(a) Needs new hard line (300 ft) + New antenna is being discussed with County Emergency Management
(b) Power supply failed recently – probably corroded connection but replaced by CEE comm.
(a) will be replaced with the New frequency of 442.350 with + offset & 94.8 PL
(b) Just waiting for a schedule opening with Cee Comm – Thanks Jeff !!
“140” Repeater: needs programming
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: November 22nd-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 October 18th, 2014 @ 9AM- @ the EOC
Allegan County SAR -Meeting Thursday night October 23 @7Pm Program and location to be announced. – Further information on the repeater from RON KD8CHT
Club Web Site: is still up and running – For access go to alleganarc@Yahoogroups.com – Pictures are welcomed – Please contact KD8QNX
Christmas Party: Set for December 13th, 2014 at Bunker hill in Door – Arrive a bout 1:30 for Refreshments and order off the menu about 2PM – Get your reservations to Jim AC8AG so that we can give the restaurant an accurate count
TRUNK Sales May 2014: WB3LHU will contact the Masonic Lodge for a 5/3 or 5/4 date – this will allow the club to publish leaflets for passing out to area Ham Fests!
Nomination of Officers: Held last night – Nomination slate is as follows:
President; Jim Gillis AC8AG -accepted – running unopposed
Vice President: Dennis Burd – WB3LHU – accepted – running unopposed
Secretary: Linda Burd KD8FLQ accepted – running unopposed
Treasurer: Nancy Motter: KB8PFT – accepted – running unopposed
Club Trustee 3yr term
Ron Buzzel: AC8RB – accepted
Mike Long : N3YPA – Accepted
SKY WARN: Set for December 6th – KD8QNX is heading up and will put out an email to surrounding Emergency managers to start scheduling operator times –
Ham In a Day : Stay tuned – the club is getting ready to schedule another one day event
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 .
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.
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!!
Any ideas -!! The club is interested in Your thoughts and suggestions
Future Fund raiser thoughtsLkept in the minutes so they wont be lost
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
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
OTHER THOUGHTS or Interests ?? Let Jim, AC8AG or Dennis, WB3LHU know
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 presentation
Meeting closed @ 9:18 P M Respectfully submitted Linda S. Burd – KD8FLQ – Club Secretary