April 2019 Minutes

April 10, 2019

Notice: To all of you who have paid their 2019 dues, THANK YOU. Anyone who has not paid their 2018 dues by the May meeting will be dropped from the blast email list. 

The meeting was called to order by Larry Cicchinelli (K3PTO) at 7:00 p.m.  Introductions followed: There were 15 members present and no visitors. 

The March2019 minutes had been sent out via email and were approved.  The financial report was also presented at the meeting.

Standing committee reports:

  • REPEATER:Gary Welsh is getting the group together to go through the equipment
  • EMRGENCY NET: There were eight (8)check-ins on the .995 repeater; several of our club members were in the group.

Mark your calendars for the emergency drill at 10:00 a.m. and club meeting on May 8, 2018.  Remember, we will be using the LOARC repeater 146.730 followed by the 146.955 repeater which needs a code.

 TRAILER COMMITTEE: Fred Groce (K0FG) said

  • TESTING LIAISON: There was no one there to test.
  • WEB PAGE:Jack McGuire (KDØQEB) said everything is status quo.
  • WRECKING CREW: Glenn said he might need some help putting up some wire for a look antenna but isn’t ready yet.

                                  January Net Control: Glenn Commons – K0KER

                                  February Net Control: Jack McGuire –  KD0QEB

                                  March Net Control: Gary Sundstrom – KE5JTL

                                  April Net Control: Frank Miller – KS2Z

                                  May Net Control: Fred Groce – K0FG

                                  June Net Control: Larry Cicchinelli – K3PTO

                                  July Net Control:  Tom Smith – WA0OFO

                                  August Net Control:  Ron Swinney – AB0P

                                  September Net Control:  Ray Tucker – N0ZYX

                                  October Net Control: Gary Sundstrom – KE5JTL

                                  November Net Control: Glenn Commons – K0KER

                                  December Net Control:  Frank Miller – KS2Z

  • 10 METER NET:Larry Cicchinelli ran the net and had eight (4) check-ins.
  • ECHOLINK: There was a comment that Echolink was not working, and Fred said it seems to reset itself, possibly a Microsoft update problem.: 

Field Day:Larry (K3PTO again asked that people send him an email, rather than just telling him, that they will be at Field Day and when if possible so he can schedule people.

Licensing Class: Robert (KE0TTL) said that he had talked to the peop0le who run the Camdenton School system’s adult education classes.  They said we could use their facilities and would advertise our class in their fall Upcoming Classes publication if we would get the information to them no later than late May. The publication goes out in late August and the classes are held in September.  Glenn agreed to get the advertising used by the Bend, OR ARC for our plagiarism.

We don’t need instructors but rather just people to help organize the class and be there to help people as they study the provided materials.  When asked who would be willing to devote a Saturday for this event, there were six people who raised their hands.  It was also pointed out that once people pass their Tech exam, we will need to have “Elmers”, people willing to make themselves available to help newly licensed people and several people said they would help.

Eatin’ Meetin’ Changes:  It was decided to leave the Eatin’ Meetin’s as they are on Fridays at 11:30, however, there was interest in adding a Saturday luncheon for those who work and can’t make the Friday luncheon.  Larry has asked that t hose who would come to a Saturday luncheon contact him by email.  [email protected]

 Bylaw Changes: The Bylaws were presented with a somewhat better definition of “quorum” and were passed by a majority of those voting.  They will be published soon.

  • Sickness and Injuries: Nothing to report.
  • Ham Equipment for sale or swap:Check the website: loarc.com

Our procedure for allowing anyone to list equipment is in place.  Please download the equipment for sale submission form, fill it out and email it back to Jack McGuire per instructions on the website.

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:50 p.m.

Respectively submitted,
Glenn Commons (KØKER)