April Meeting Notes

April 20, 2020

Club Meeting On the Air (147.195) roll: kb8elg, kd8kbu, kb8elh, kg4nxm, w8tux, kd8qhd, wb8zoi, k8cby, ke8itj, nc4oh, ke8bhw, kd8pud, kd8zke, kd8zkw, w8bkb, kb8vtn

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 16 members and guests in attendance on the 147.195 repeater.

Members in Distress: nothing to report.

Treasurers Report: no report given on air.

Hamfest Committee: The next FCARC sponsored Hamfest will be the summer trunk swap on June 6, 2020, followed by the Winter Hamfest on December 5, 2020.

Repeater Committee: We need to schedule a HVAC check in April.

Old Business:

Additional repeater shed maintenance needs to be performed after spring rain has subsided.

New Business:

There was brief discussion that depending on opening phases for the state of Ohio due to the current pandemic, the summer Swap for June may need to be rescheduled or cancelled outright.  We’ll keep the club members and guests informed.

Good of Amateur Radio:

Bryan (KB8ELG) encouraged all of us to take advantage of this time to get on the air.  He noted many band openings on VHF to listen for.

KB8ELG reminded everyone of our Saturday morning Coffee on the Air on 147.195+ at 9:00am in lieu of our breakfast meeting.

Correspondence/Comments:

W8TUX suggested a club cookout once we are clear of the social distancing requirements.

WB8ZOI was able to get a new ground rod installed today.

KD8KBU reminded everyone to check online for radio contests at https://www.contestcalendar.com/weeklycont.php

As we all remember, Allen Nash passed away in mid February.  His relatives have asked us to post up his radio gear for sale. There is also some bundles of cables and an antenna we are working to get more information on.  Interested parties should reach out to Allen's siste, Teresa Williams. Here is a list of equipment:

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, the April 25, 2020 Testing session is cancelled.

Pending Approval From the Governor of Ohio Regarding Retrictions on Gatherings, Testing May Resume on May 2, 2020

 

March Meeting Notes

March 16, 2020
 
Club Meeting On the Air (147.195) roll: kb8elg, kd8zke, kb8kbu, kd8wsl, wb8zoi, nc4oh, kc8tcq, w8tux, ke8bhw, kc8pcu, kd8qhd (mobile), n8oxq, kb8gom, ke8cva, kd5guu, we8ter
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 16 members and guests in attendance on the 147.195 repeater.
 
Members in Distress: Keith Hosman (KC8TCQ) reported a silent key, Lowell Pfau (W8FGN) passed away, while not a club member, he resided just south of Fulton County in New Bavaria/Henry County.
 
Treasurers Report: no report
 
Bills to Present: nothing to present
 
Hamfest Committee: The next FCARC sponsored Hamfest will be the summer trunk swap on June 6, 2020, followed by the Winter Hamfest on December 5, 2020.
 

The Hamvention Executive Committee has been monitoring the COVID19 pandemic. We have worked very closely with our local and state health Departments.

It is with a very heavy heart the Hamvention Executive Committee has decided to cancel Hamvention for this year.

This decision is extremely difficult for us but with around two months until the Great Gathering we felt this action necessary.

More specific details regarding the closure will soon be posted. (SEE DARA WEB PAGES)

Thank you for your understanding in this time of International Crisis.

Jack Gerbs

General Chairman HV2020

Regarding the stated club meeting tomorrow, we are changing the format to be a Net on the K8BXQ repeater (147.195). With concerns of large gatherings and meetings, the EMA has asked us to consider changing our format. We will NOT be meeting at the admin building this month, but will follow a Net format with check-ins. The time will be the same, 7:30pm. Please plan on attending as we put our hobby to use in a forum it was intended for!

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