July 2023 Minutes

July 12, 2023

The meeting was called to order by Ron Campbell AEØJA, Vice President, at 7:00 pm.
Introductions: There were 9 members present.

New Members: There was none.

Minutes: A motion to approve the minutes of the June 14, 2023 meeting was made by Bruce Bramon AEØIQ and seconded by Jack McGuire WJØTM. Motion passed.

Standing Committee Reports

REPEATER: Fred Groce KØFG reported that the 2-meter repeater is working fine. It is time to switch to the backup repeater again.

TESTING LIAISON: Fred Groce KØFG reported that no one is testing tonight.

WEB PAGE: Jack McGuire WJØTM reported that the web page is up to date. He said that he has posted Field Day photos to the club’s Facebook page. Both of Larry Cicchinelli K3PTO training classes are on the webpage. He is waiting on more details from Fred Groce KØFG before posting Field Day results to the webpage.

POTA: There was no report.

Emergency Net: There was no report given of check ins on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.

10 Meter Net: There were 23 check ins on 28.410 at 9 pm on Tuesdays in June 2023 (Larry Cicchinelli K3PTO).

2 METER NET: There were 40 check ins on 146.73 at 9 am on Saturdays in June

(Larry Cicchinelli K3PTO)
July Net Control: Fred Groce KØFG
August Net Control: Steve Bouck KDØSB


The DMR repeater was discussed. Fred Groce KØFG sent a message to Ralli Motar W9TPA to get with his friend Al. We would want to take the antennae, mount and possibly the coax from the clubhouse tower. We would also want it put up on the new tower. The coax would have to be kept somewhere and could possibly be sold. Other companies would might be able to do this were discussed. The Osage Beach Fire Department uses Command One. There is a Motorola Dealer in Sedalia that does work for Co Mo. In order to install the at Mid County Fire Department Station #2 they will require 24-hour notice. Possibly 80 feet of coax would be needed as well as a mount to fit the tower.

Ron Campbell AEØJA reported on Field Day. Field Day print media included the Vacation News Magazine and the Lake Sun where it was on the front page. Social media included the Camden County Emergency Management Facebook post. Ron said that everyone did an excellent job. The total number of points earned for the event was discussed.


Jack McGuire WJØTM requested to be reimbursed for gas for hauling the trailer and for the generator. A motion was made to reimburse him for this expense was made by Fred Groce KØFG and seconded by Bruce Bramon AEØIQ. Motion passed.

Fred Groce KØFG reported that Buford Casebolt and Terri Myers’s son, Gary, is not certified to climb tower’s but he did some work on Fred’s tower and did a good job. He could do some tower work for the Club.

Jack McGuire WJØTM reported that he had done an inventory of the trailer. Everything the club owns is in the trailer and he is the new owner of the trailer. There are three laptops that are all outdated. If someone wants the Windows 98 computer, let Jack know.

Sickness and Injuries:

Steve Bouck KDØSB wife is having eye surgery.

Ron Campbell AEØJA reported that he is doing better than he was at Field Day. He will be having a procedure on his lower back on the 19th.

Ham Equipment for sale or swap:

Fred Groce KØFG has a Pro 7 headset for sale for $150.


There will be a Ham Fest in Sedalia in September.

A motion to adjourn was made by Jack McGuire and seconded by Bruce Bramon. Motion passed.

Respectively submitted,
Dale Bland, KEØYFL