January 2024 Minutes


January 10, 2024


The meeting was called to order by Larry Cicchinelli K3PTO, President, at 7 pm.

Introductions: There were 11 membersand 1 guest present.

New Members:There was none.

Minutes:A motion to approve the minutes of the December 13, 2023 meeting as received was made by Steve Frakes KØSFand seconded by Dean Stoner KB1FUA.  Motion passed.

Standing Committee Reports

REPEATER:Larry Cicchinelli K3PTOreported that the repeater seems to be working fine but cuts people off some times.

TESTING LIAISON:Steve Bouck KDØSBreported that there will be one persontesting for an upgrade to license tonight.

WEB PAGE:Jack McGuire WJØTM reported that the webpage is still running and he will be working on changes.  He reported that he has been doing the webpage for seven years if anyone else would like to take it over.

POTA:Steve Eden KØSRE reported that the next activation will be Friday the 19th through the 21stin January.

Emergency Net:  Dean Stoner KD1FUAreported that there was one check in onWednesday, January 10, 202.

10 Meter Net: There were 24check ins on 28.410 at 9 pm on Tuesdays in December 2023(Larry Cicchinelli K3PTO).

2 METER NET:   There were 43 check ins on 146.73 at 9 am on Saturdays in December(Dean Stoner KD1FUA).

January Net Control:  Larry Cicchinelli K3PTO

February Net Control:  Steve Frakes KØSF

March Net Control:  Dale Bland KEØYFL

OLD BUSINESS:The DMR Repeater update was discussed.  Larry Cicchinelli K3PTO reported that the owner of the KCVO tower has been contacted but as of today no response has been received.

Larry Cicchinelli K3PTO led the discussion of term limits for the Club Officers being changed to two years instead of the current one-year term.  Procedures to up date the By-Laws was discussed.  Larry would like to have a committee to review the By-Laws and have changes prepared for the September meeting.  This will be brought up at the next meeting.

Larry Cicchinelli K3PTO led the discussion about Field Day preparations.  Ron Campbell AEØJA will be in charge of Field Day.  Email or talk to him if you have any ideas or questions.  Larry asked members to think about Field Day, such as where and if we will be participating.  Locations were discussed such as Conservation Office, Camdenton City Park, Ha Ha Tonka, PB #2 and Osage City Park.  The age of the Clubs radio equipment, keeping them, selling them, etc. was discussed.  The disposition of Club equipment, etc. will be discussed and voted upon at the March meeting.  Larry will contact Buford Casebolt KFØEAO about picking up the Club’s equipment at Climax Springs School.

NEW BUSINESS:  There was none.

Sickness and Injuries:  Fred Groce KØFG is home and doing well but tires easily.

Ham Equipment for sale or swap:  There was none.


The possibility of Fox Hunting here at the lake was discussed.

Larry Cicchinelli K3PTO discussed the Technical Session that had been held and that they were fairly well attended.  Larry asked if the members are interested in continuing to have them and what topics are members interested in.  Please email him with ideas.

A motion to adjourn was made by Jack McGuire WJØTM and seconded by Steve Frakes KØSF.  Motion passed and meeting adjourned at 7:57 pm.

Respectively submitted,
Dale Bland, KEØYFL
Pro-tem Secretary/Treasurer for Fred Groce