ALLEGAN COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB MEETING AGENDA
October 11, 2016
Program: Dennis, WB3LHU, gave an excellent presentation on his DSTAR go box. A well done design using found items around the household to create the case such as an old sewing machine case!
MEETING: Started at 7:00PM local time
SECRETARY’S Report: Report was accepted and motion carried
TREASURER’S Report: Report was accepted and motion carried
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.
November: Wes, KD8VQH, will give a demonstration of his Instructograph. The Instructograph is a morse code trainer which uses perforated paper reels.
Repeater: 147.240 is still waiting on Scott. Nothing new with the 440. No news on re-coordinating the 147.140 repeater.
Christmas Party: Dennis will check with the Family Restaurant in downtown Allegan
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 11/1 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
Allegan County SAR: Next meeting on 10/27 at 7PM. Location TBD
Allegan County ARPSC: Next meeting 11/19 at 9AM. Located at the EOC
Kalamazoo Swap – Jim will get a table,
Officer and Trustee Nominations
President – AC8AG
Vice President – W8RMN
Treasurer – KB8PFJ
Secretary – W6RP
Trustee, 3yr – WB3LHU
Voting to occur during the next meeting, 11/8.
Mike, W6RP, will take over web domain ownership from Pete. Pete and Mike will coordinate.
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 8th of October, possibly using Michigan room at hospital
Next Fox Hunt tabled to determine next date
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 8:39PM local time
Respectfully submitted – Mike Long, W6RP – Club Secretary