KB8ELG announced that effective next week the 6 meter Net is moving from Wednesday nights at 9pm to Saturday nights at 9pm.  The monthly schedule for modes (AM/FM/SSB) still holds true. The next 6 meter net will be May 1 on 50.400 AM at 9pm.

Club Meeting On the Air (147.195) roll: kb8elg (p), kd8kbu (s), kb8elh (t), kg8fm, ka8kds, kd4ujy, wb8zoi, ke8qjv, kd8pud, nc8nc, ke8qks, ke8itj, ke8qfj, kb8gom, w8tux, ke8reg, kd8jbs, ke8oka, k8eju
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 19 members and guests in attendance on the 147.195+ k8bxq repeater.
 
Treasurers Report: no report over the air
Bills to Present: nothing to present
 
Hamfest Committee: The next FCARC sponsored Hamfest will be the summer trunk swap on June 5, 2021, followed by the Winter Hamfest on December 4, 2021. Both events have been registered with the ARRL.
 
Old Business:
  • KE8ITJ reported that the radio club now has a seat on the County EMA LEPC committee. He will be acting as liaison for the club to the county.  The next meeting will be May 20 which he will be attending. 
Emergency Services:
  • Emergency Services Deployment was conducted on April 14. A noted weak area in the northwest corner of Fulton County was noted.  We had participants from three different counties. K8LI: 7, Simplex: 12, HT’s: 9
Correspondence/Comments:
  • KB8ELG noted that all items at K8JPD’s auction were sold and he thanked everyone who attended.
  • KD4UJY is new to the area and is interested in becoming a member of the club.
  • KD8PUD is back from Florida and was glad to see a few people at the JPD auction on Saturday.

I just found out about Gary passing away last November.  Gary Lee Wodtke, 74, of Swanton, OH passed away November 1, 2020.  Arrangements are entrusted with Habegger Funeral Services.  Habegger Funeral Services is honored to serve the Wodtke family.  We encourage you to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.habeggerfuneralservices.com

Siefker Auction Company will be holding an Auction for the radio equipment and other items of Jim McBride (K8JPD) on Saturday, April 17 at 10:00am.  The location is 801 Greenview Ave, Delta, OH 43515.  A PDF of the items is included here.

Fulton County Amateur Radio Club Emergency Services Deployment Exercise
April 14, 2021

On April 14, 2021 at 8:00 P.M. the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club and the Emergency Services Net will be conducting a deployment exercise, in which we will attempt to cover the entire county. We are asking all hams to assist in this event if possible.

The purpose of this net is to test our repeaters, along with our individual equipment to make sure we are ready for an emergency, along with making sure we can cover the entire county. We will be doing this with not only mobile radios in our vehicles but will be working with HT’s as well. There will also be some exercises conducted on Simplex to simulate the repeaters being down.

Here is an outline of how this will work:

March Meeting Notes

Club Meeting On the Air (147.195) roll: kb8elg (p), kb8elh (t), kd8kbu (s), w8tux (es), kd8zke (vp), kg8fm, kd8qhd, kd8wsl, kb8gom, ka8kds, wb8zoi, ke8itj, ke8qfj, ke8qjv, ke8eju, ke8ong, nc8nc, ke8reg
The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 18 members and guests in attendance on the 147.195+ k8bxq repeater.
 
Silent Key Report:
 
Members in Distress: nothing to report
 
Treasurers Report: no report over the air
 
Bills to Present: nothing to present
 
VE Testing: KD8ZKE reported three interested in testing for March 27.
 
Hamfest Committee: The next FCARC sponsored Hamfest will be the summer trunk swap on June 5, 2021, followed by the Winter Hamfest on December 4, 2021. Both events have been registered with the ARRL.
 
Old Business:
  • KD8ZKE is now officially the VE lead for the Fulton County VE Team.
  • No further requests for assistance from the County EMA at this time for their Covid clinics, but we will be at the ready should our help be requested.
  • KE8ITJ completed paper work with the County EMA regarding the LEPC committee. The only items remaining are to sign the papers in person which will be sent to Columbus for final approval.
Emergency Services:
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