January 2020 Minutes


January 8, 2020

The meeting was called to order by Larry Cicchinelli (K3PTO) at 7:00 p.m.  Introductions followed: There were 9 members present and 2 visitors. 

The November, 2019 minutes had been sent out via email and were approved. 

Standing committee reports:

  • REPEATER: No Report
  • TRAILER COMMITTEE :Need to check the generator in April or May (before Field Day)
  • WRECKING CREW: No Report
  • EMERGENCY NET: No Report

Mark your calendars for the emergency drill at 10:00 a.m. and club meeting on February 12th, 2020.

  • WEBSITE: Jack has been out of town and will be doing updates this week. Robert will give him the updated the 2020 Members List.
  •  TESTING LIAISON: There were 2 there for testing.
  • 2 METER NET: Gary Sundstrom will be filling in for Fred in January
    • January Net Control: Fred Groce – K0FG/ Gary Sundstrom – KE5JTL
      February Net Control: Jack McGuire – KD0QEB
      March Net Control: Glenn Commons – K0KER
      April Net Control: Frank Miller – KS2Z
      May Net Control: Gary Sundstrom – KE5JTL
  • 10 METER NET: Larry ran the net last night and there were 5 check-ins. The net is run every Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m.
    • Eagle Days – 85 Check-ins. There was an issue with one of the antennas. We only had one radio in operation for most of the day.
    • Public Relations Representative – Gary (KE5JTL) is no longer serving in this capacity. We will take nominations for this position at next month’s meeting.
    • Field Day 2020: Field Day is June 27-28. Last year’s field day was good, but smaller than previous years. Weather may have been a factor. We will discuss this year’s event at a future meeting.
    • Voluntary Examiners: Steve is the new volunteer coordinator.
  •  Ham Equipment for sale or swap: There are a few items on the table that Fred has available. You can also check the website: loarc.com
  • Training Sessions: There was discussion on the training course that we offered in the fall. Glenn corresponded with a club from Bend, OR that has a high percentage of passing scores. We modeled our course after that one. We kept the printed booklets which can be used until 2022. Some attendees didn’t realize that it was a cram session using the questions and answers. We had six students and 5 passed. Discussed about having a day or two of teaching then a cram session. One idea was to have a classroom session and give out the ARRL Technician Manual. Then offer a cram session and testing two weeks later. We will discuss options at a later meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:25 p.m.

Respectively submitted,
Robert  Harmon  KEØTTL