Meeting Minutes for January 12, 2013

ALLEGAN COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

MEETING MINUTES

JANUARY 12 th, 2013

MEETING: Brought to order @ 9 :AM By President Jim Gillis

Member/visitors: 10 Members

SECRETARIES REPORT: Meeting notes from November 2012 accepted by voice vote

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Trustee Report:
440 Repeater Coordination: State Coordinator has recommended 442.350 which we will proceed with but not buy new crystals until approved – Then decide if we want to switch.
ACTION:WD8MBT will be filing the end of Year IRS 990e non- profit forms shortly

Club Radio Station: Next open Mike night is Tuesday January 29st @ 7PM – Roof leak over the Club is still being monitored with Station reassembly still “ to be scheduled “

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

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 January 26th @ 9AM

Allegan County ARPSC: Meeting January 19th, 2012 @ 9am @ the EOC

Allegan County SAR still needs Hams for their communications and more activity from members- Contact Ron KD8CHT – Meetings held every other Thursday @ 7PM –

Club Web Site: is up and running – For access go to alleganarc@Yahoogroups.com – Pictures are welcomed – Please contact KD8QNX

Snow shoveling: Please sign up for Your week of snow removal @ the Red Cross Lawn – See Steve WD8MBT

OLD BUSINESS:

440 Repeater Frequency still is 444.925, with PL of 94.- But as noted above frequency may be adjusted in the future, Tweaking of the cans and swr will occur after the final design.
Trunk Sales project; WB3LHU ,W8TEZ, AC8AG & KD8DLP signed on for the committee. Club discussion settled on May 4th tentatively set for the Masonic Lodge in Allegan (permission okayed of course)
ACTION: Jeff W8JAS will explore the cost and availability of Salem Township hall if the Masonic lodge falls thru .
ACTION: KD8DLP is invited to the first committee meeting to discuss details and help with flyer printing on 11/17/13 @ 9Am at the Allegan McDonalds – We will need all hands to help with many jobs
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Technician Classes: The club will gear up for a possible Technician Class BUT need Volunteers to teach
or help – If You can help with teaching or other duties please see AC8AG for additional information

Spaghetti Dinner Suggestion : by N8UYB – The club has the use of the Masonic Lodge & Kitchen but we need to “tag it on” to another event in the Allegan Area to insure success
Action: All Club members please keep your eyes out for possible events we could take advantage of :

Volunteer Recognition Dinner: Saturday Feb 2nd @ 6PM – Allegan Masonic Lodge – Please rsvp Scott Corbin and also your recommendation(s) for Volunteer nominations

Sky Warn Training: Hold April 13th @ 10Am at Luella Collins Community Center @ 419 126th street in Shelbyville

Club Activities/presentations/Opportunities:

Any ideas -!! The club is interested in Your thoughts and suggestions
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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

TO DO:
CLUB DUES: FOR 2013 need to be paid to Nancy (KB8PFJ) at any time – $20/annual $10 for Seniors over 60

Meeting closed @ 10:10 A M Respectfully submitted Linda S. Burd – KD8FLQ – Club Secretary

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