Club Meeting Minutes February 20, 2017

Silent Key Report: Dale Little (N8MI)

Finance Report read with motion to approve by Jim McBride (K8JPD) seconded by Ben Murray (KD8JBS).

Minutes from previous meeting were read with several corrections:

  • Festival of Lights is actually excluded from 2017 events
  • There is an additional net on the 3rd Wed, 9pm USB on 50.125
  • Motion to adjourn was made by KC8UQU and seconded by WB8ZOI

Upcoming Events:

  • Storm Spotter 6pm March 16, contact Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) at if you are not comfortable with online registration.  The event is 6pm - 9pm Administration Building, Wauseon, online registration a must!
  • Regarding upcoming meetings, future meetings will be in the conference room on the 2nd floor of the admin building, not the council chambers.  Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG), Jason Clingaman (KC8PCU), and John Meyers (KD8ZKE) are official club contacts to gain access on those meeting nights.
  • Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) mentioned possible participation in Winter Field Day 2018 (End of January)
  • Jason Clinagman (KC8PCU) September 9 is an event over at Homecoming Park sponsored by the UAW (IAC) for veterans.  The club was asked if we might be intereted in helping.

Old Business:

  • Charitable fund raising project, Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) is still looking for ideas where the club can participate

New Business:

  • Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) made a suggestions to reach out to Daves Running shop to see if communication support would be needed for their 10Mile/5K run on Sunday, January 21, 2018 in Delta.  A motion by Allen Nash (KC8UQU), seconded by Ben Murray (KD8JBS) was made to reach out and offer our services.
  • Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) called for donations to be made to 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's Toledo Region on 10/14/2017


  • Thank You card from the family of Dale Little

Good of Amateur Radio

  • Ben Murray (KD8JPD) announced he will be teaming up with eSight to work for them and promote their vision product
  • Grant Nicolls (KC2RCU) gave a good progress report he has been cancer free
  • Jim McBride (K8JPD) offered up his past two years of QST magazines for free to anyone in the club
  • The Yaesu FT-991 has a recall notice, if you have one you should contact Yaesu
  • Martin Wheeler (N3VGX) has put up a new Fusion Repeater out of Swanton OH, which is DMR only at 442.3625


03/05/2017 Elyria, OH (NOARS)
03/18/2017 Kalamazoo, MI
03/19/2017 Toledo, OH (TMRA)

Next Meeting: The next regular club meeting will be 7:30pm on March 20, 2017 at the County Administration Building (same as the Drivers License Bureau), 152 S. Fulton St, Wauseon.

Motion to adjourn made by Bill Lampe (KD8WSL) and seconded by Ben Murray (KD8JBS)

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+ (EC/Club Net alternate every other week)
Wed at 9pm 6M Net -- 50.400 AM on the first Wednesday of the month
Wed at 9pm 6M Net -- 52.525 FM Simplex
Wed at 9pm 6M Net -- 50.125 USB on the third Wednesday of the month