May 15 Meeting Notes

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 13 in attendance.
 
The Finance Report was read with motion to approve by Ed Roth (WD8KRS) seconded by Bill Lampe (KD8WSL).
Minutes from previous meeting were distributed in advance vie email with no corrections.
The Membership report stands at 48 total paid and lifetime members.
 
Bill to Present: Bills were presented from Lindsay Infante for flowers for James Beck's funeral service, and club liability insurance.  Motion to pay was made by Ed Roth (WD8KRS) seconded by Bill Lampe (KD8WSL).
 
Silent Key:
 
James Beck (KC8DPM) passed away earlier in the month, flowers were sent and several club members paid a visit.
 
Upcoming Events:
 
June 3 is the FCARC Summer Hamfest.  We will meet on June 2 at the Roth Family Woodlot in Tedrow at 7:00pm to discuss hamfest proceedings and assignments.  Food and Beverage plans were finalized, offering water, soda, coffee, and donuts.  Door prizes will be purchased by Craig Szczublewski (KD8KBU) for a maximum of $125, an increase from last month, which was motioned by Dave Claar (W8TUX) and seconded by Allen Nash (KC8UQU).  Ticket sales will be handled by Dave Claar (W8TUX) and Craig Szczublewski (KD8KBU), the club table managed by Ed Roth (WD8KRS), food and beverage sales by Angela Infante (KB2AVN), and vendor PR by John Meyers (KD8ZKE).
 
June 24 and 25 is the ARRL Field Day.  We have an initial list of operators: Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG), Craig Szczublewski (KD8KBU), Dave Claar (W8TUX), Cass Telles (KD8MNG), and Bill Lampe (KD8WSL).  As a reminder to club members, unless a control point operator other than yourself is declared and present, you are limited to running in your license class, even though we operate as K8BXQ for our exchange.  We will have our usual potluck dinner on Saturday evening at 6pm, all club members and family are encouraged to attend.  Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) will be bring a main entree of ham.
 
Good of Amateur Radio:
 
Amateur Radio items from the estate of Ralph Smith (W8HG) are up for sale as a single lot purchase.  Dave Mohler, from Tower Maintenance in Delta, is handling the sales of this equipment.  Please contact Bryan Patterson (kb8elg@hotmail.com) for Dave's contact info if you are interested.
 
Hamfests:
05/19/2017 Dayton Hamvention (Xenia, OH)
06/03/2017 FCARC! Tedrow, OH
06/04/2017 Chelsea, MI
06/18/2017 Monroe, MI
07/16/2017 Van Wert, OH
 
Next Meeting: The next regular club meeting will be 7:30pm on June 19, 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 Allen Nash (KC8UQU)
 
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