From KD8FLQ and WB3LHU:
August 13, 2013
MEETING: Started @ 7:00 M By President Jim Gillis
Member/visitors: 10 Members – Dan Damick joined the club this evening – Welcome Dan
SECRETARIES REPORT: Meeting notes from July approved
The new Cat 1000 Repeater controller will be paid for by Nancy and it will then be legally ours – It is now at CCom for programming. . We will install it on the 147:240 repeater when schedules allow- Thanks to N8FYZ for securing this $650 priced controller at Dayton for $250 – One heck of a bargain- AND we appreciate the time and trouble Jeff has gone to help the club in this and other communication needs !!!
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
Club Radio Station/Red Cross Building: The Red Cross building is still up for sale We will need to find a new location to re-establish our Station. If the “eviction” comes sooner we can store club equipment with W8TEZ or KD8QNX in their garages. In the meantime we can meet at Allegan Hospital’s Schuyler room.
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 September 28th @ 9AM
Allegan County ARPSC: Meeting August 15th, 2013 @ 7PM @ the Dumont EOC-
Allegan County SAR will meet on Thursday, August 22nd At 7Pm – Location to be announced
Club Web Site: is up and running – For access go to alleganarc@Yahoogroups.com – Pictures are welcomed – Please contact KD8QNX
Lawn Mowing : Please sign up for Your week @ the Red Cross – See Steve WD8MBT Or Dennis WB3LHU – The last week of August and the rest of the summer is wide open !!
Allegan County Fair : September 6th, 7th, & 8th for our participation – See Jason KD8QNX for operating slots and timing to set up
KD8DKS: Will be visiting with us in September – Make sure you make it to the September 10th @ the Red Cross Building (we expect!!)
Dues can be paid to Nancy Motter (KB8PFJ) at any time –
ARRL Club Membership: 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 – New or renewals- We can keep either $3(renew) or $15 (New or not a member for 2 years) We have 3 m3mbers ready to do this at the April meeting – Bring Your renewals and Check made out to the Allegan Counbty Amateur Radio Club to the next meeting
Future Fund raiser thoughts:
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
Action: All Club members please keep your eyes out for possible events we could take “Couple with” !
Fifth District Hospital digital project: In order to improve communications between Area Hospitals in the 9 counties of SW Michigan, money has been granted for setting up 4 digital (D-Star) repeaters. Plans are still evolving per Carl KB8FQJ
Any ideas -!! The club is interested in Your thoughts and suggestions
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
Meeting closed @ 7:50 P M Respectfully submitted Linda S. Burd – KD8FLQ – Club Secretary
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