Hello everyone, here are notes from the Monday night Club meeting:

The meeting was called to order at 7:35pm with 22 members in attendance. The Finance Report was read and accepted.

Bills Presented: K8LI presented two bills from the memorial committee totaling $154, both were accepted and paid.

Membership: The club currently has 55 members

Committee reports follow:

Education: KC8UOM reports there is one individual scheduled for testing on 10/31. It is an Extra class upgrade, so walk-ins will be welcome.

Hamfest: With Ft. Wayne around the corner, and Madison Heights this coming weekend, KB8ELG encouraged all club members to print the PDF flier for the winter hamfest and distribute them. The Hamfest flier can be found at:

http://k8bxq.org/hamfest

Repeater Committee: The repeater committee has several tasks on hand:

1. repair the cooling fan in the backup repeater
2. procure and install a PA deck for the primary repeater
3. program the new Yaesu Fusion for UHF operation and deploy to the backup site

We enabled CTCSS on the main repeater as of October 1, which does not appear to have caused any major disruption. Thanks to everyone for the patience with this transition, it will certainly cut down on wear and tear on the main repeater, as well as a future PA deck.

It's that time of year again! The Fulton County Health Department has requested our assistance for this years Lockport 5k/10k Run & Walk at Goll Woods.

When: Saturday, October 10, 2015, 8:30am, race at 9:15am
Where: Lockport Mennonite Church, 9269 Co Rd 21N, Stryker, OH 43557

Lockport Mennonite Church is located at the corner of Williams Co Rd 21/N and Co Rd I-25.

We need to meet at the church by 8:30am for assignments and setting up the base station. The course is run on county roads through Goll Woods. Things usually wrap up by 11:00am, sometimes sooner. We have safety vests we'll bring along. If you bring an HT, make sure you charge up the night before otherwise you should be able to operate from your vehicles with mobile radios. We plan to operate on 146.460 FM simplex. If you need a HT, we usually bring spares.

That's the info I have for now. Direct questions to me by replying to this message.

Please reply back to me if you can assist!

73!

Event: Ohio State Parks on the Air & FCARC end of summer Cookout!
Date/Time: September 12th, 2015 12:00pm to 8:00pm, cookout at 2:00pm
Location: Marzolf Shelter House, Harrison Lake State Park
Contact: Craig - KD8KBU (kd8kbu@arrl.net)

We are combining two events into one again this year!  The Ohio State Parks on the Air contest is September 12th from 12:00pm to 8:00pm with a goal of working as many state parks in Ohio as possible on HF. Contest rules can be found at the OSPOTA website: http://www.ospota.org/ospota/

We will be running under the club call-sign K8BXQ.  We have all the rigs and antennas accounted for, but if you are interested in operating, we will happily let you park at one of the rigs and call CQ.

The cookout we had last year was a fun time, so we are replaying the schedule again, and all club members and their families are welcome to come out.  We are planning on grilling up cheeseburgers and hotdogs, and will provide some side salads and chips as well.  We also have a lot of pop left over from the Hamfest, so no need to bring beverages.  If you are planning on coming out, please RSVP!

Harrison Lake/Marzolf Shelter: https://goo.gl/maps/5ert4 

August Meeting Notes

Hello everyone, here are notes from the Monday night Club meeting:

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm with 22 members in attendance. The Finance Report was read and accepted.

Bills Presented: KB8ELG presented an expected invoice of $213.90 for replacement tires and rims for the pneumatic mast trailer.  We expected this maintenance to be occurring, and the club members voted to approve the expense.

Membership: The club currently has 55 members

Committee reports follow:

Education: There is still plans to hold a Tech Class this Autumn, but a firm date has not been set..

Hamfest:  With a couple of large Hamfests coming, KB8ELG encouraged all club members to print the PDF flier for the winter hamfest and distribute them at Findlay and Ft. Wayne.  The Hamfest flier can be found at:

http://k8bxq.org/hamfest

Repeater Committee: The club is still planning on deploying the Yaesu DR-1X as a 440 machine, borrowing the frequency pair from KB8GOM.  The plan is to put the repeater on air at the backup site before winter.

After much debate, the club voted on enabling CTCSS on the 147.195+ repeater with a tone of 103.5.  KB8ELG suggested a target date of October 1st to turn on tone.  All amateurs are advised to enable tone for this repeater ahead of that time so they are not left out when this feature is enabled.

July Meeting Notes

Hello everyone, here are notes from the Monday night Club meeting:
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm with 14 members in attendance. The Finance Report was read and accepted.
 
Membership: The club currently has 54 members
 
Committee reports follow:
 
Education: The re is renewed interest from several people on taking a tech class.  KE8RU has indicated a Autumn session would be possible but no date has been set at this time.
 
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