June Meeting Notes

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm with 22 Club members in attendance.  Minutes and Treasurer reports were read and accepted. Committee reports follow:

Membership:  We have 53 Paid and Lifetime Members, thanks for your continued support.

Education:  No Report

Hamfest: The summer Hamfest was held earlier this month with very good reports on vendor and attendee satisfaction.  After expenses the club cleared about $250 in profit from the event.  KB8ELG also reports that the contracts are signed for the Winter fest, and we are making changes with the venue to make more breakfast foods available earlier in the day.

Repeater: The duplexers have been serviced by K8LI and we have received many reports on improved clarity and coverage.  The PA deck still needs to be integrated, which will happen sometime after Field Day.  The Fusion repeater is currently online in UHF mode and we are investigating the possibility of a real controller to add many of the convenience features we have on the primary and secondary VHF systems.

EC: K8JPD and KB8ELG reported that the Wednesday night Emergency Services nets have been going very well, and the goal of training new net controllers has yielded at least six members capable of running that net.  They also report that we will have much tighter integration with the National Weather Service out of Northern Indiana and would be considered primary contacts for the county.

Field Day: Most of the Field Day talking points where rehashing the emails from the past couple of weeks.  Plan on setting up Antennas on Friday evening (you can certainly start sooner), be sure to consider a charitable donation to the Roth family if you plan on bringing in a camper, and be considerate of antenna setup, keeping dipole/wires to the perimeter of the woodlot.  Last, dinner will begin at 5:00pm, bring your favorite side dish to share.  KB8ELG will be bringing a ham to server, I will be bringing a half-sheet cake for the event.

Hamfests:

07/16/2016 Shelby Township, MI
07/17/2016 Van Wert, OH
08/13/2016 Angola, IN

Next Meeting:  The next regular club meeting will be 7:30pm on July 18, 2016 at the County Administration Building (same as the Drivers License Bureau), 152 S. Fulton St, Wauseon.

Club Nets:

Weeknights at 10:30pm Bud's Midnight Madness Net -- 147.195+
Wed at 8pm EC Practice Net & Club Two Meter Net -- 147.195+
Wed at 9pm 6M Net -- 50.400 AM on the first Wednesday of the month
Wed at 9pm 6M Net -- 52.525 FM Simplex

That's good for now...

Craig Szczublewski - KD8KBU