February 2023 Minutes


February 8, 2023

The meeting was called to order by Larry Cicchinelli K3PTO, President, at 7:00 pm.

Introductions: There were 15 members present.

New Members:  There were none.

Minutes:  A motion to accept the minutes of the January 11, 2023 meeting as received was made by Steve Frakes KAØSF and seconded by Buford Casebolt KFØEAO.  Motion passed.

Standing Committee Reports:


Fred Groce KØFG reported that the 2-meter repeater is still working fine.  It is the main repeater and he does have the power supply from Jack McGuire WJØTM.  Scott Poest KB8KGU reported that the 440 repeater is working fine.


Steve Bouck KDØSB reported that there are 2 or 4 people who want to test next month.  There is information on testing sites on ARRL and our website to contact him if they are interested in testing.  One week notice for testing is required.  The Lake Area Storm Spotters found Steve’s information on the website.


Jack McGuire WJØTM reported that the webpage is up to date.


Fred Groce KØFG reported that Steve Eden KØSRE had not been out within the last two weeks. 

Emergency Net:

There were 3 check ins on 146.730 at 10 am and 3 check ins on 146.955 at 10:10 am on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 (Ernie Venus WØLTC).

10 Meter Net:

There were 31 check ins on 28.410 at 9 pm on Tuesdays in January 2023(Larry Cicchinelli K3PTO).


There were 43 check ins on 146.73 at 9 am on Saturdays in January (Dale Bland KEØYFL)

February Net Control:  Jack McGuire WJØTM
March Net Control:  Steve Frakes KAØSF
April Net Control:  Need a volunteer
May Net Control:  Need a volunteer
June Net Control:  Need a volunteer


Larry Cicchinelli K3PTO asked who was interested in participating in Field Day this year.  There were at least six members interested.  There will be an email blast to members to find out who is interested in participating on June 24 and 25.  Ron Campbell AEØJA will be coordinating. At least two more volunteers to organize are needed as well as at least eight volunteers to help.  An operating schedule is needed, as well at antennas and food.  Spouses are invited.  A shelter is needed and options were discussed.  If you have any suggestions, please email Ron Campbell.  A site to hold Field Day was discussed, such as the Conservation Department and the Camdenton City Park.  Advertising was discussed, such as KRMS, Lake TV, LO Profile, social media, etc.  Terri Myers has volunteered to help with advertising.  VeeJay Groce has addresses for advertising events.


The PO Box 1443, Linn Creek, for $146 for one year is due by February 28 and will be paid.

Vacating the Club House by February 20 was discussed.  The building will be leased to a Real Estate Company.  Jack McGuire WJØTM has all of the radio equipment in his car.  The chairs will be donated to the Sunrise Beach Little Theater.    The desk was given to Jack, WJ0TM.  The two tables will be placed in storage at Dale Bland’s KEØYFL .  Gary Sundstrom KE5JTL is checking with the library to see if the antennae and coax can be kept on the tower for a bit after the 20th since it is a bad time of year to climb a tower.  The 440 radio belongs to Scott Poest KB8KGU.  It will be shut down tonight and Scott will take it with him.  Using the Mid-County Fire Protection District towers for our DMR antennae was discussed.  Using the tower at the 5-65 station was discussed for the DMR antennae.  Since the repeater belongs to Scott Poest, he said that it was okay with him if the repeater is moved and he will coordinate with the Repeater Council to register it.

The March 8 meeting will be held at the Mid-County Station #1.

Sickness and Injuries:

There was none.

Ham Equipment for sale or swap:

Buford Casebolt KFØEAO has an ICOM SM30 Desk Mic for sale.
Fred Groce KØFG has a few things left from Ray Myers.


Fred Groce KØFG reported that it is QSO Party season.

Meeting adjourned at 7:47 pm.

Respectively submitted,
Dale Bland, KEØYFL