January Meeting Notes

January 18, 2021
 
Club Meeting On the Air (147.195) roll: kb8elg (p), kd8zke (vp), kb8elh (t), kd8kbu (s), kg8fm, kg4nxm, ke8itj, kc8hdg, wb8zoi, kb8gom, ke8ong, ke8qfj, kd8qhd, ke8bhw, kd8wsl, kd8jbs, kd8pud, w8tux, ka8kds, kd8eju
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 20 members and guests in attendance on the 147.195+ k8bxq repeater.
 
Members in Distress: KA8KDS has to undergo a procedure to fix a pacemaker tomorrow and wanted to let the club members know.
 
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. 
 

A reminder that the January club meeting will be on the air (147.195+ PL 103.5) due to 10 person max in person meetings during the pandemic.  We hope to hear you tonight!

The county EMA has requested assistance from the FCARC members for a drive through COVID testing event being held this Saturday at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. We are asked to assist local officials with traffic to keep things moving as smoothly as possible. Remember to bring a charged spare HT and plan on dressing warm.  We need to meet at the fairgrounds by 9am, and we'll have the exact staging areas closer to Saturday. 
 
The event is expected to end at 3:00pm, so bring a snack.
 
Last, please RSVP as soon as possible to Bryan Patterson, kb8elg@hotmail.com / 419-250-6694, so the EMA knows how many volunteers to expect. 

This Sunday the 27th we will hold a DMR net at 7pm. The K8BXQ talkgroup number is 3171544. If you do not own a DMR radio, but have an android phone or tablet, you can download the DroidStar app and it will turn your device into a DMR radio.

November 11, 2020
 
Club Meeting On the Air (147.195) roll: kb8elg, kd8zke, kd8kbu, kb8elh, kg8fm, kc8pcu, ke8itj, kd8jbs, wb8zoi, nc8nc, kd8qhd, ke8owm, wd8pic
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 13 members and guests in attendance on the 147.195+ k8bxq repeater.
 
Members in Distress: KD8JBS reports that KC2RCU had surgery recently and is recovering nicely. 
 
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.
 
Repeater Committee: Building has had exterior maintenance performed, heat is on for winter.
 
Old Business: 
DMR integration is still moving forward on the 147.195 repeater, committee reports they are just waiting on credentials to attach to the campus Wifi.
 
New Business: 
Larry Kosch (K8EJU) has met the requirements for lifetime member status.
 
Correspondence/Comments: 
KE8ITJ was inquiring if a hardline connection for the network might be available at the main repeater site.
 
Upcoming Hamfests:
Due to the ever-increasing Covid-19 infections, and to keep in compliance with State ordered mandates on no more than 10 person gatherings of any kind, All in-person meetings of the Fulton County Amateur radio club are hereby suspended until further notice. This will include, but will not be limited to the holiday dinner as well.
 
Keep well, and stay alert to the ever-changing situation.
 
Regards, Bryan KB8ELG...
Fulton county Amateur radio club president.
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