Meeting Minutes for March 12, 2011

ALLEGAN COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
MEETING MINUTES

March 12, 2011

MEETING: Called to order by President Jim Gillis @ 9AM

Member/visitors: 7 Members & 3 guests
Welcome to: John KD8EHM, Dean N8VOS & Bill Jones
Presentation: Thanks to Bob Hardin KD8LZT for the excellent job on Ham Radio Deluxe

SECRETARIES REPORT: Accepted as read.

TREASURERS Report: No report

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Trustee report: – No report
Club Radio Station: Open Mike night is Tuesday March 29th @ 7PM – When Bob Gets done moving He will obtain an over the desk lockable file cabinet so that the club radios can remain operational but locked up when needed
10 Meter Net: Please check in with Jack ( W8PPM ) on Wednesday evenings @ 8PM local – Freq: 28380 MHZ (alternate 28.390 MHZ if busy) Topic’s of interest are always welcome
VE Testing: Held @ the Allegan Hospital Cafeteria. Price is $15 and You need two forms of identification including a copy of Your current license (if You have one) – Next session 3/26
Allegan County ARPSC: Next meeting is scheduled for March 17th @ 7pm @ the EOC
Allegan County SAR still needs Hams for their communications – Contact Ron KD8CHT
Allegan County CERT: There are Cert Games set for Lowell in May – Contact KD8LZT or N8WVI for details – Your entry fee, meals and room are paid by County Emergency Management
Constitution and By Laws discussion: Thanks again to Jeff (W8JAS) for updating our Constitution – The vote was held with 5-1 in favor
Field Day & Fly IN : June 25th – Contact co Chairs W8PPM & WB3LHU with any ideas
440 Repeater: Awaiting for improved weather for installation of antenna . New control board was purchased and installed .
Allegan County Fair-Radio demonstration: W8TEZ is Committee Chair for September 9, 10th & 11 operation: Entrance & Parking tickets for volunteers that take a 4 hr shift is again offered- Please contact Tom to sign up for Your slot .

OLD BUSINESS:
American Red Cross Upkeep still needed – Clean up is scheduled for April 26th which is also Open Mike Night – Bring Your shovels, rakes, and cleaning supplies – Starting at 6Pm – Pizza and cokes will be provided by the club

Club Activities & presentation Topics going forward :
Jim – AC8AG will present information on QSL cards in April
(The rest are reprinted presentations or suggested by members – OR To be scheduled as follows:)
Activate Eagle Island as a club event – For Islands on the Air (IOTA) (Need program coordinator)
KC8CQJ will be contacted (AC8AG ) to talk about DX expeditions in conjunction with activation of Eagle
Club to ask Joe from Holland Club to redo his demo on Packet
AA8L will also offer a updated Satellite communications talk @ a future meeting
General Class License & Ham in a day Classes

ARRL CLUB Affiliation All information has been submitted by WB3LHU as of 3.5.11

CLUB DUES: FOR 2011 Can be paid to Nancy at any time – $20/annual

Meeting closed by Voice Vote @ 11:45 AM Respectfully submitted Linda S. Burd – KD8FLQ

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