March 2022 Minutes

March 9, 2022

The meeting was called to order by Gary Sundstrom KE5JTL, President, at 7:00 pm.

Introductions: There were 15 members and 4 guests present for the meeting.

New Members: There was none.

Minutes: The minutes of the February 9, 2022 meeting were approved as received.

Standing Committee Reports

Fred Groce KØFG reported that the 2 meter repeater is working and that the DMR repeater is working also and was discussed.

Gary Sundstrom KE5JTL reported that there will be testing tonight.

Jack McGuire WJØTM reported that he has been busy with personal issues lately but the webpage is up and running and will be updated soon.

Ernie Venus WØLTC reported that there were two check ins on 146.73 at 10 am and six check ins on 146.955 at 10:10 am on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

10 Meter Net:
There were 15 check ins on 28.410 at 9 pm on Tuesdays in February 2022 and 3 check-ins so far this month. (Larry Ciccinelli K3PTO). There was a discussion about changing the frequency used for this net due to band bleed over.

2 METER NET: There were 39 check ins on 146.73 at 9 am on Saturdays in February (Jack McGuire WJØTM).

March Net Control: Gary Sundstrom KE5JTL (9 so far this month)
April Net Control: Dale Bland KFØYFL
May Net Control: Larry Ciccinelli K3PTO
June Net Control: Need volunteer
July Net Control: Need volunteer


Disposing of the generator and antennae poles was discussed. Jack McGuire WJØTM in interesting in purchasing. They are hardly ever used except for field days. Members have generators that could be donated for use on field days and Jack will allow us to use for field day. A new generator would be around $425 and Jack bought one just like this generator for $275 in 2005. Our generator is at least 10 years old. The poles are going for $20 on surplus. A motion to accept Jack McGuire’s offer of $175 for the generator and $5 per pole was made by Dale Bland KFØYFL and seconded by Larry Ciccinelli K3PTO. Motion passed.

Fred Groce said that there are two 450 Kenwood radio that were also in the trailer. These could be sold as well since they are not being used. They are here at the building. Two telescoping poles have been brought to the building since the club is getting rid of the trailer. Fred Groce will research values of remaining items and report to the members. Discussion on disposing of the existing radio stuff will be tabled for now.


Options for the upcoming Field Day on June 24 to 26 were discussed. Members want to participate in Field Day and options of where to have it were discussed. It could be held at the club house with tents which might have potential issues or be done in the building with auxiliary power outside in the parking lot. Terri Myers house in Climax Springs has land. There is a travel trailer there which has electricity but public viewing of operation might be a problem. The Missouri Department of Conservation area could be used again if our own equipment, tents, etc. were brought in and public facilities are available. The Camdenton City Park was also mentioned. Gary Sundstrom asked for a volunteer to be in charge of Field Day. This issue was tabled until our next meeting.

Gary Sundstrom reported that he would be doing the 2 meter net on Saturday here at the building and would be here around 8 or 8:30 am.

Fred Groce reported that he would come to the building to operate an HF station and to let Gary Sundstrom know if you were interested.

Larry Ciccinelli reported that he could use the building for the Tuesday night 10 meter net if anyone was interested.

Jack McGuire WJØTM reported that the preamble for the 2 meter net is on the webpage.

Ernie Venis reported that Sam Henley, Camden County Emergency Management Director, is interested in primarily ARES members to participate in an upcoming weather spotter class at the EMA.

Sickness and Injuries:

Jack McGuire WJØTM reported that his wife Judy was supposed to be having stints but ended up having open heart surgery instead.

Dale Bland has been released from his reverse shoulder surgery. Steve Bouck was transported by ambulance and spent some time at the hospital.

Ham Equipment for sale or swap:

Fred Groce said that he has an amplifier, power supply and auto tuner available for a package price.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:46 pm.

Respectively submitted,
Cheryl Bland, KDØEYQ