From KD8FLQ and WB3LHU:
February 8, 2014
MEETING: Started @ 9:00 :AM By President Jim Gillis
Members- Visitors: 9 Members
SECRETARIES REPORT: Meeting notes from January 11, 2014 approved
TREASURERS Report: Approved
The IRS form 990 (file update for IRS compliance) will be filed shortly By WD8MBT. Our 440 Repeater has decided to cut its power to minimum. The Club has indications that N8FYZ might be able to provide several discarded UHF units as a possible replacement .
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 are always welcome
Club Radio Station/Red Cross Building: NO Change Red Cross building still for sale as far as we know & The roof is still leaking over the operating position and the station is disassembled.
NEEDED at Next meeting Club members to check club inventory as to what we get rid of at Marshall Ham Fest and what we keep
Continued ACTION Needed: WB3LHU to contact ARC in Kalamazoo about the situation with Allegan ARC.
EVERYONE: All Members – We need to seriously start looking for a new permanent location – We need Ideas , possible contacts , thoughts – WB3LHU will be collecting and holding those ideas for exploration and future discussion
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 22, 2014 @ 9AM –
Allegan County ARPSC: Meeting February 20, 2014 @ 7PM @ the EOC-MI State Police will be making a presentation.
Allegan County SAR will meet on February 12, 2014– @ American red cross @ 7PM
Club Web Site: is up and running – For access go to alleganarc@Yahoogroups.com – Pictures are welcomed – Please contact KD8QNX
Snow Removal : Please sign up for Your week @ the Red Cross – See WB3LHU
March is wide open
TRUNK SALES: Now set for May 4th at the Masonic lodge – When we are closer to the date WE ALL need to get on local nets and re-advise to everyone the change of date (From May 3rd)
CONTACT: WB3LHU for details and volunteering – Need at least 6 volunteers
Dues can be paid to Nancy Motter (KB8PFJ) at any time – Of the 34 active members we have paid dues for 12 thus far –
QSL CARDS – Special event station at Allegan Fair : Final adjustments to W8F QSL discussed and finalized for W8JAS to get printed – Club will pay costs of printing and Mailing
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 $3(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
ARRL Club Affiliation: WB3LHU to reaffirm
Technician Classes: Set to start 2/19 (every Wednesday night ffrom 7PM thru 8Pm – AC8AG Needs volunteers to clarify certain segments Please contact AC8Ag to volunteer
NEXT formal Meeting: will be 9AM Saturday Morning March 8th @ the Allegan red Cross-Breakfast at Your family Restaurant @ 7:45 AM if You are interested
***KD8QNX will You provide a program about SDR (software defined Radio ) in March??
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
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
Meeting closed @ 9:35 A M Respectfully submitted Linda S. Burd – KD8FLQ – Club Secretary
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