ALLEGAN COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB MEETING AGENDA
November 8, 2016
Program: Wes presented on the instructograph. Excellent presentation, thanks Wes! Pictures and video may be seen on the club’s Facebook page.
MEETING: Started at 7pm
SECRETARY’S Report: motion and carried
TREASURER’S Report: n/a
ACTIVITIES: Let us know what programs/activities you would like to see in the year ahead . Please let Mike Long (W6RP), our Program Coordinator, know about your thoughts.
December: No presentation. The club will host its holiday party! Presentations will start up again in the new year.
Repeater: Just need climber license and insurance then Scott will schedule antenna work
10 Meter Net: Jack (W8PPM) invites all to the Club Net held every Wednesday evening – 8PM local – Freq: 28.380 MHZ (alternate 28.390 or 28.370 MHZ if busy) Topics of interest welcomed!
“Young Person” Net has started – Hosted by KE5ETX for all hams with children interested in becoming Hams or are already Hams –Next Youth Net scheduled on 12/6 at 7PM on the 147.240 repeater – Contact John (KE5ETX) for details and to suggest topics or offer help! Have a young child in your life? This is a great way to get them interested in the hobby!
VE Testing: November 26, 2016 – 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
January 28, 2017 is next VE testing
Allegan County SAR: 11/09, silver creek county park, 7pm. 38th/104th
Allegan County ARPSC: 11/19, third Saturday or Thursday at 9am at EOC, Dumont Lake, 122nd
Christmas Party: December 10, 2016 at Your Family Restuarant, 110 Hubbard St, Allegan, MI 49010, 12:30PM local time
Skywarn Recognition coming up on 12/2-12/3 at GR NWS office http://grrskywarn.eventbrite.com
Ugliest Sweater 5k in Allegan, MI is coming up. John Keith needs volunteers, 12/3 in Allegan
Officer and Trustee Voting, motion to skip voting and accept list as read. Seconded, carried
President – AC8AG,
Vice President – W8RMN,
Treasurer – KB8PFJ,
Secretary – W6RP,
Trustee, 3yr – WB3LHU,
Inventory – Dennis, Jim, Jason, and Randy are working on auditing the inventory
Ham In A Day class – get a book a week or two ahead to start studying. On day of, start at 8am, go through question pools reading question and giving answer. Once finished, then test. Propose a date, possibly using Michigan room at hospital or library. January or February has been suggested.
Next Fox Hunt – tabled, suggestion to have in Spring, 2017
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. WB3LHU has the forms if anyone is interested.
Any ideas -!! The club is interested in Your thoughts and suggestions
AA8L: Satellite Comm antennas – update
Bringing Eagle Island on the air for IOTA
3D folded loop antennas
Digital modes (i.e. PSK31, JT65, RTTY, etc)
Antenna making party
- ARRL Form
- ICS form
- Digital (PSK31?)
- Soldering electronics
- Soldering connectors
Meeting closed at 8:30PM. Thanks everyone for attending!
Respectfully submitted – Mike Long, W6RP – Club Secretary