From KD8FLQ and WB3LHU:
MEETING: Started @ 6:30 PM By President Jim Gillis @ Allegan County Tech School
Members- Visitors: 11 Members & SEVERAL VISITORS including John Keith Sr,& Jay Hoppe WB8SQJ & Robert Holton KC8USP Welcome
PROGRAM: Thanks to W6RP for setting up tonight’s presentation on the Balloon Launch – Unfortunately our Visitors did Not sign the visitor log so MIKE – Would You Thank them again personally on behalf of the club!
SECRETARIES REPORT: Meeting notes from March 10th , 2015 – Approved by voice vote!
TREASURERS Report: Treasures report not published in Official Minutes –Amounts however are kept with the original Secretarial Minutes No report
PLEASE NOTE THE UPCOMING PROGRAMS/MEETINGS AT ACATEC :
May 13th : Building tape measure antennas
Future summer meeting – program by KB8ZM
May 2nd: Trunk Sale :
Start time for set up @ 6AM Salem Township Hall –
WB3LHU Program Chairman AC8AG will
Volunteers already on the sheet – W6RP, W8TEZ, KD8VQH,WB3LHU & AC8AG
WB3LHU to bring coffee urn, Coffee and filters, POP Corn & Bags, Caution Tape
??KB8PFJ & WD8MBT will You bring Donuts and POP??
FLY IN: June 20th @ Allegan Airport – 7:30 Am thru about 1PM – Races Trailer is going to be there – So we will “couple up with their activities
Field Day June 27th 2015 – Program Chairman – WB3LHU – Site decision needed
We can go back to Otsego’s North side Park -perhaps the top of Bitter Sweet Ski Area – or Buysterveld Park in Wayland
ACTION: AC8AG & WB3LHU to review Bittersweet “accommodations” – Decision needed by Next Meeting
ACTION AC8AG to ask Salem Township about use of Salem Township Building for Field Day as a option.
CLUB PICNIC; TO be held with field day as in the past – Club needs to decide what food and supplies will be provided/brought in future meetings.
ALLEGAN COUNTY FAIR : Program Chairman Jason KD8QNX September 11,12,13th 2015
CHRISTMAS PARTY: Scheduled for 12-12-15 – @ Bunker Hill
CLUB RECOGNITION CEREMONY: Recognizing members for their year long commitment to the club – (to be held with the dinner at Bunker Hill
SPARK IN THE PARK: To be held in Wyoming ( Corner of Burglinggame and Gezon @ the home school) Chair person Jason KD8QNX
OTHER ITEMS OR ACTIVITIES: Lets us know what programs/activities you would like to see in the year ahead .
Repeater: Please report any 147:240 problems to AC8AG – Possible Power supply problems again ALSO: WD8MBT -440 Repeater Paper work appears to be out of Date still Just a FYI
10 Meter Net: Jack (W8PPM) invites all to the Club Net held every Wednesday evening – 8PM local – Freq: 28380 MHZ (alternate 28.390 or 28.370 MHZ if busy) Topic’s of interest welcome
VE Testing: May 23rd, 2015 -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 ARPSC: Meeting April, 18th, 2015 @ 9AM- @ the EOC (122nd Ave – Dumont lake complex) We will be participating in the MI QSO party – Bring a snack or food to share .
Allegan County SAR -Meeting Thursday night April 23rd @7Pm – Location to be announced
Club Web Site: is still up and running – For access go to alleganarc@Yahoogroups.com – Pictures are welcomed – Please contact KD8QNX
Conversation started with ACATEC on erecting Ham Station and in particular Antennas – Currently on Hold until they determine which direction they will be building their new addition, but we have asked for a range of opportunities starting with a tower and HF Beam down to a little as a vertical on the roof – while the building design is being finalized their Facility Manager is exploring needs with the airport and other schools with Ham Stations.- AC8Ag is following up with Him.
Dues can be paid to Nancy (KB8PFJ) at any time – Thanks for Your dues John KE5ETX (WB3LHU is holding unbtil Nancy returns from her strawberry gorging trip!!
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.
Thanks to AC8RB for working with the club on his QST renewal
Any ideas -!! The club is interested in Your thoughts and suggestions
Looking Forward : Suggestions from group on future demonstrations or club activities:
Digital, Morse code classes, fox hunt, tape measure antenna, “on call” ELMER, Emergency communication & message handling, possible General Class
QSL Cards – Program by AC8AG to show us how Bureaus work and how to take advantage of this service
AA8L: Satellite Comm antennas – update
Bringing Eagle Island on the air for IOTA
Soldering projects: KD8LZT has contact with the person who gave a great soldering presentation
Meeting closed @ 8:20 P M Thanks to all who attended
Respectfully submitted Linda S. Burd – KD8FLQ – Club Secretary