Meeting Minutes for February 10, 2015

From KD8FLQ and WB3LHU:

MEETING: Started @ 7:03 PM By President Jim Gillis @ Allegan County Tech School

Members- Visitors: 7 Members & 2 VISITORS DAVID (KB8KZM) AND SAM HOPPE – WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS

SECRETARIES REPORT: Meeting notes from January 13th, 2015 – Approved

TREASURERS Report: Treasures report not published in Official Minutes –Amounts however are kept with the original Secretarial Minutes No report

PROGRAM:

PLEASE NOTE THE UPCOMING PROGRAMS/MEETINGS AT ACATEC :

March 10th: next meeting at 7 PM

April 14th: Talk by group who recently launched a balloon with Amateur radio telemetry and Camera

May 13th : Building tape measure antennas

Future summer meeting – program by KB8zm

Other activities

May 2nd: Trunk Sale : Vote to accept offer to use Salem Township Hall – WB3LHU Program Chairman

Field Day June 27th 2015 – Program Chairman – WB3LHU – Site decision needed

We can go back to Otsego’s North side Park OR Perhaps at the top of Bitter Sweet Ski Area –

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 .

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Trustee Report: Non Profit Tax forms will be entered with the IRS no later than 2/1/15(WD8MBT)

Repeater: Please report any 147:240 problems to AC8AG – Possible Power supply problems again

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: March 28, 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 February, 21st, 2015 @ 9AM- @ the EOC – Breakfast B$??? join the group at the Villiage Inn in Allegan at about 8:45 AM

Allegan County SAR -Meeting Thursday night February 11th @7Pm – Centershot gun Range on 142nd st Door – KD8CHT

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Club Web Site: is still up and running – For access go to alleganarc@Yahoogroups.com – Pictures are welcomed – Please contact KD8QNX – Reports that the Propagation reports are not up todate

NEW BUSINESS:

Conversation started with ACATEC on erecting Ham Station and in particular Antennas – Currently on Hold until they determine whichg direction they will be building their new addition.

Ham In a Day : Stay tuned – the club is getting ready to schedule another one day event – Need number of interested parties and possible dates:

Holland Club : Will be running VE testing on the “other” months that ACARC does not- So effectively we will have a full years coverage for Allegan County – Holland is also planning more Ham in a day classes .

SKYWARN March 14th: Luella Collins Community Center @ 10 am – 419- 126th street Shelbyville

Let Emergency Management know (269-673-0571) if you plan to attend

NEED: Due to the conflict between Skywarn and Crossroads Ham Fest at Wings Stadium (same day and time) Need someone to drop off the ACARC Trunk Sales flyers – Please notify AC8AG if You are able to help

OLD Business:

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.

Club Activities/presentations/Opportunities:

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

Meeting Minutes for January 13, 2015

From KD8FLQ and WB3LHU:

MEETING: Started @ 7:PM By President Jim Gillis @ Allegan County Tech School

Members- Visitors: 8 Members

SECRETARIES REPORT: Meeting notes from November, 11th, 2014 – Approved

TREASURERS Report: Treasures report not published in Official Minutes –Amounts however are kept with the original Secretarial Minutes

PROGRAM: Club Activity & Committees for 2015

Field Day June 27th 2015 – Program Chairperson – WB3LHU – Site decision needed

We can go back to Otsego’s North side Park OR Perhaps at the top of Bitter Sweet Ski Area – Permission needed but a very large parking lot and the opportunity to work 24 straight hours?? Need discussion as 80 and 40 meters would be viable after our normal close down of years past.

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.

FOX HUNT Chairperson needed if we want to persue.

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

ALLEGAN COUNTY FAIR : Jason KD8QNX September 11,12,13th 2015

CLUB PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Mike K3YPA has signed on to head up obtaining presentations for our meetings – THANKS MIKE!!

CLUB STATION MANAGERS: WB3LHU & AC8AG HAVE SIGNED UP!

ACTION: WB3LHU TO contact ACATEC maintenance about what we can build for the station:

SPARK IN THE PARK: To be held in Wyoming ( Corner of Burglinggame and Gezon @ the home school) Chair person Jason KD8QNX

TRUNK SALE COORDINATOR: WB3LHU Held May 2nd 2015:

ACTION:WB3LHu to recheck with Masonic Lodge about that date as well as the city Of Plainwell for use of the Community Center Parking lot and bathrooms

ACTION: WES KD8VQH on use of the Allegan HS Parking lot and Bathrooms

ACTION: AC8AG Check with Deans on M89 – use of parking lot where visitors and members can buy food/drinks

ACTION: W8JAS Jeff? Chances of using Salem Township fire station parking lot with Bubnker hill as our food-coffee – bathroom backup

ALL MEMBERS: Please be ready to speak on these items at our Feb 10th meeting at ACATEC OR offer alternatives thoughts suggestions THANKS

OTHER ITEMS OR ACTIVITIES: Lets us know what programs/activities you would like to see in the year ahead .

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Trustee Report: Non Profit Tax forms will be entered with the IRS no later than 2/1/15(WD8MBT)

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: January 24, 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

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Allegan County ARPSC: Meeting January, 17th, 2014 @ 9AM- @ the EOC – Breakfast if you want to join the group at the Villiage Inn in Allegan at about 8:45 AM

Allegan County SAR -Meeting Thursday night January 22nd @7Pm Program and locations to be announced – KD8CHT

Club Web Site: is still up and running – For access go to alleganarc@Yahoogroups.com – Pictures are welcomed – Please contact KD8QNX – Reports that the Propagation reports are not up todate

NEW BUSINESS:

WB3LHU: to start conversations with ACATEC Building Mgr about installation of Tower and antennas

Ham In a Day : Stay tuned – the club is getting ready to schedule another one day event – Need number of interested parties and possible dates:

Holland Club : Will be running VE testing on the “other” months that ACARC does not- So effectively we will have a full years coverage for Allegan County – Holland is also planning more Ham in a day classes .

OLD Business:

Dues can be paid to Nancy (KB8PFJ) at any time – We will have Maembership cards ready at the Christmas Party

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.

Club Activities/presentations/Opportunities:

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

Future Fund raiser thoughtsLkept in the minutes so they wont be lost

Spaghetti Dinner Suggestion : by N8UYB – The club has been offered the use of the Masonic Lodge & Kitchen but we need to “tag it on” to another event in the Allegan Area to insure success

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

Antenna Building : Possible project to build Measuring tape antennas in order to hold a fox hunt in the future

Meeting closed @ 8:12 P M Thanks to all who attended

Respectfully submitted Linda S. Burd – KD8FLQ – Club Secretary

Meeting Minutes for November 11, 2014

From KD8FLQ:

MEETING: Started @ 7:PM By President Jim Gillis @ Allegan County Tech School

Members- Visitors: 9 Members & 1 visitors (welcome Bob KC8USP)

Program: Election Of Officers:

Election results: Jim Gillis AC8AG President

Dennis Burd WB3LHU Vice President

Nancy Motter KB8PFJ Secretary

Linda Burd KD8FLQ Secretary

Ron Buzzell AC8RCTrustee 3 yr term

SECRETARIES REPORT: Meeting notes from October, 14th, 2014 – Approved

TREASURERS Report: Treasures report not published in Official Minutes –Amounts however are kept with the original Secretarial Minutes.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Trustee Report:

“240” repeater –

(a) Hoping to get new hard line (300 ft) ,New antenna and controller from County Emergency Management

442: repeater

(a) Up and running- New frequency of 442.350 with + offset & 94.8 PL

(b) Cee Comm – Thanks Jeff !!

“140” Repeater: needs programming

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: November 22nd-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 November 15th, 2014 @ 9AM- @ the EOC – Breakfast if you want to join the group at the Villiage Inn in Allegan at about 8:45 AM

Allegan County SAR -Meeting Thursday night November 20th @7Pm Program – Nomination of officers for 2015

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

Christmas Party: Set for December 13th, 2014 at Bunker hill in Door – Arrive about 1:30 for Refreshments and order off the menu about 2PM – Get your reservations to Jim AC8AG so that we can give the restaurant an accurate count

TRUNK Sales May 2014: WB3LHU attempted contact with the Masonic Lodge for a 5/3 or 5/4 date – this will allow the club to publish leaflets for passing out to area Ham Fests! – No feed back as of yet

TRUNK SALES alternatives thoughts:

WB3LHU will contact Plainwell about use of Community Center

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W8JAS: Would You look at the possibility of using Salem Fire Hall?

AC8AG: will talk with Deans Ice Cream in Allegan & Mahan Park downtown

?????? Review with Otsego the possibility of using Otsego Memorial Park

KB8PFJ/WD8MBT – Possibility of Saint Margaret’s School?

??OTHER THOUGHTS?? Need to settle this before Mid March when Ham fests start up in our area

NEW BUSINESS:

WB3LHU: to start conversations with ACATEC Building Mgr about installation of Tower and antennas

SKY WARN: Set for December 6th – KD8QNX is heading up and has put out an email to surrounding Emergency managers to start scheduling operator times – You can go to the official web site and sign up on their Link http://grrskywarn.eventbrite.com

Ham In a Day : Stay tuned – the club is getting ready to schedule another one day event

Holland Club : Will be running VE testing on the “other” months that ACARC does not- So effectively we will have a full years coverage for Allegan County – Holland is also planning more Ham in a day classes .

OLD Business:

Dues can be paid to Nancy (KB8PFJ) at any time – We will have Maembership cards ready at the Christmas Party

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.

QSL CARDS – (last Years) Special event station at Allegan Fair : The W8F QSL cards have been delivered and need to be filled out and sent out!!

Club Activities/presentations/Opportunities:

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

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Future Fund raiser thoughtsLkept in the minutes so they wont be lost

Spaghetti Dinner Suggestion : by N8UYB – The club has been offered the use of the Masonic Lodge & Kitchen but we need to “tag it on” to another event in the Allegan Area to insure success

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

OTHER THOUGHTS or Interests ?? Let Jim, AC8AG or Dennis, WB3LHU know

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 has contact with the person who gave a great soldering presentation

Meeting closed @ 7:50 P M Respectfully submitted Linda S. Burd – KD8FLQ – Club Secretary

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