ALLEGAN COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
April 8, 2014
MEETING: Started @ 7:PM By President Jim Gillis @ Allegan McDonalds
Members- Visitors: 11 Members One visitor
SECRETARIES REPORT: Meeting notes from March 8, 2014 – Not approved -very few got them!!
TREASURERS Report: None
The 440 Repeater continues to keep 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
Club Radio Station: All Members are asked to keep a look out for a new location and let AC8AG or WB3LHU know – Allegan Airport Building was asked about and turned down.
W8JAS feels we have an opportunity at the Salem Township Building and is exploring.
WB3LHU has offered an alternative to the Masonic Lodge to split the snow and Lawn duties.
Limited use of the Plainwell Public Safety Building If all else fails.
WB3LHU: We have also heard that the Potawatomi Casino has indicated some interest in Having us.
KD8CHT: ?? the Center Shot – Gun Range ???
KD8DLP: Would You follow up on the Sycamore School lead?
WB3LHU: To check with the Allegan Vo Tech Center
Other Thoughts ???
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
Allegan County ARPSC: Meeting April 20, 2014 @ 12 noon thru?? This is the Mi. QSO party and we will also work on cleaning up the EMCOM trailer.
Allegan County SAR will meet on April 10, 2014– @ Center Shot Gun Range @ 7PM
Club Web Site: is still up and running – For access go to alleganarc@Yahoogroups.com – Pictures are welcomed – Please contact KD8QNX
TRUNK SALES: 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 to volunteer Need at least 6 volunteers for parking , kitchen and “toll” taking –
Staff to arrive at 6-6:15 am to set up –
Allegan County Fair: Headed up By KD8QNX – Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Allegan Library
Field Day: June 28th at North Side Park – Otsego – Start thinking about where You want to operate and
what equipment to Bring – WB3LHU volunteering for “utility” duties
Dues can be paid to Nancy (KB8PFJ) at any time – Of the 34 active members we have paid dues for 12 thus far –
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.
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
Technician Classes: Completed on 4/9 with 6-7 new Techs – Congratulations to all the New Techs
NEXT formal Meeting: “we think” will be Tuesday Evening 7PM 13th @ the Allegan Public Library= Stay tuned to the Sunday evening net for any changes
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 @ 7:47 P M Respectfully submitted Linda S. Burd – KD8FLQ – Club Secretary
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