2018-03-Meeting

Alan and Greg Open The Meeting

Bill K4QFE, presented a discussion on a home brew VHF/UHF antenna.
Bill KC4ZMZ, presented a discussion on working Satellites passing overhead and the software and antennas he uses to work the "Birds". 

Discussion during the meeting.

The Discussion Continues! 



March 9, 2018 Club Meeting:

Intros around the room.  22 present.
 
NAME, CALL
Robert, KF4TYF
Greg, WX8V
Dave, W4DFR
Bill, KC4ZMZ
Paul, N4XM
Bob, KC4HM
Jim, K4TXJ
Bill, K4QFE
Alan, KF4EFI
John, KB3QAT
Dylan, KJ4YXY
Michael, KM4BKR
Don, WS4E
James, KJ4YIG
Barney, K5BWJ
Ted, AI4LV
Dan, KF2HP
Doug, KR4XG
Allan, W4AIM
Linda, KM4IX
Roy, KD9IQO
Mike, AG4EP


REPEATER 50/50 RAFFLE

Conducted by Pres Alan. (paper tickets were drawn up). Won by Pres. Alan. $16 back to club.

Ill or SK operators reported

      None reported.

 

NET CONTROL signups:

 

 

147.18+ FM / PL 79.7

144.205 USB VERT

147.18+ FM / PL 79.7

DATE

Thursdays 8:30 PM

Thursdays 9:05 PM

Wednesdays 10AM

Mar 15

KM4IX

KM4IX

K4QFE

Mar 22

KC4ZMZ

KC4ZMZ

K4QFE

Mar 29

WX8V

KF4EFI

K4QFE

Apr 5

AI4LV

KF4TYF

K4QFE

Apr 12

W4DFR

KF4EFI

 

 

-          Club meeting Minutes from Feb. were read.

-          Treasurer synopsis was given.

o       Inflows………….…...$311.94

o       Outflows……………..$20.17

o       Closing balance……...$7532.95 and checking has $7,429.78

o       Paid member count….. 26 (2018), 42 (2017), 34 (2016)

 

-          Pres. Alan and others discussed / announced:

 

o           The Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) is in Oct. It is helpful for Scouts Radio Merit badge.

            3 contacts are needed.

o           DAYTON BUS:  5 signed. Need 40. Paypal link is being fixed.

o           Repeater tower upgrade quote is $4100. Club looking for alternate to this expense.

        For example, propose leave just the antenna if the tower must go.

        In the past, 2m was used for a critical care move.

        This was in paper. Greg should look in archives for any articles.

o           Repeater Wires –X proposal VOTE: 11 yay, 3 nay.

        Approved but on hold until repeater antenna and tower repair is resolved.

o           Derby Farmington breakfast parking duty is anticipated to be asked of the Club.

        Will notify at April meeting and nets if so.


Program:

 

Satellite Antennas explained and shown by Bill K4QFE and Bill KC4ZMZ.

 

Noteworthy

Useful App:   ProSat ($9.99)   (iPhone maybe Android)

 Sites: N2YO.COM

 Proposed: Have a build night for satellite antenna. Bring in table top drill press for PVC pipes  (and a broom).

 

 Respectfully submitted,

Greg Gawron, WX8V

Secretary, ARTS

 

 

 

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