MEETING: Started @ 7:PM By President Jim Gillis @ Allegan County Tech School
Members- Visitors: 9 Members & 1 visitors (welcome Bob KC8USP)
Program: Election Of Officers:
Election results: Jim Gillis AC8AG President
Dennis Burd WB3LHU Vice President
Nancy Motter KB8PFJ Secretary
Linda Burd KD8FLQ Secretary
Ron Buzzell AC8RCTrustee 3 yr term
SECRETARIES REPORT: Meeting notes from October, 14th, 2014 – Approved
TREASURERS Report: Treasures report not published in Official Minutes –Amounts however are kept with the original Secretarial Minutes.
“240” repeater –
(a) Hoping to get new hard line (300 ft) ,New antenna and controller from County Emergency Management
(a) Up and running- New frequency of 442.350 with + offset & 94.8 PL
(b) 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 November 15th, 2014 @ 9AM- @ the EOC – Breakfast if you want to join the group at the Villiage Inn in Allegan at about 8:45 AM
Allegan County SAR -Meeting Thursday night November 20th @7Pm Program – Nomination of officers for 2015
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 about 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 attempted contact with 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! – No feed back as of yet
TRUNK SALES alternatives thoughts:
WB3LHU will contact Plainwell about use of Community Center
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W8JAS: Would You look at the possibility of using Salem Fire Hall?
AC8AG: will talk with Deans Ice Cream in Allegan & Mahan Park downtown
?????? Review with Otsego the possibility of using Otsego Memorial Park
KB8PFJ/WD8MBT – Possibility of Saint Margaret’s School?
??OTHER THOUGHTS?? Need to settle this before Mid March when Ham fests start up in our area
WB3LHU: to start conversations with ACATEC Building Mgr about installation of Tower and antennas
SKY WARN: Set for December 6th – KD8QNX is heading up and has put out an email to surrounding Emergency managers to start scheduling operator times – You can go to the official web site and sign up on their Link http://grrskywarn.eventbrite.com
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 – We will have Maembership cards ready at the Christmas Party
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 @ 7:50 P M Respectfully submitted Linda S. Burd – KD8FLQ – Club Secretary