September 2018 Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:30PM by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 11 members in attendance.

Silent Key/Members in Distress: No Report

Treasurers Report: No Report

Minutes from the previous meeting were electronically distributed last month with no corrections.

Repeater Report:

* The Fusion repeater is still in QRP mode.  We plan to perform maintenance to the system once we have a new set of duplexors and can bring the power level up.

* We are still planning a maintenance day for the primary site, probably sometime mid-September or after, to perform exterior maintenance, including repair to the wood trim and paint.  Look for details after the OSPOTA event.

* The main site experienced an issue with the Air Conditioning system, which was fixed by KB8ELG, who was able to fix it. He noted that the fan bearings sounded worn and the unit may need to be replaced, possibly with an all-in-one heating/cooling system.  Dave Claar made a motion to purchase a combo unit if under $750, which was seconded by Bill Lampe. All voted in favor.  Bryan Patterson will research the best available unit for the size of the structure.

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August 2018 Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:30PM by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 14 members and guests in attendance.

Silent Key/Members in Distress: No Report

The Finance Report was read with a motion to approve by Jason Clingaman (KC8PCU) seconded by Bill Lampe (KD8WSL).  All present approved.

Minutes from the previous meeting were electronically distributed last month with no corrections.

Repeater Report:

* The backup repeater is now operational and ready for use.  KD8KBU stopped out to the backup site on Sunday, August 19, and was able to reset the power to the backup system and the Yaesu 440 Fusion.

* The Fusion repeater is still in QRP mode.  We plan to perform maintenance to the system once we have a new set of duplexers and can bring the power level up.

* We are still planning a maintenance day for the primary site, probably sometime mid-September or after, to perform exterior maintenance, including repair to the wood trim and paint.  Look for details after the OSPOTA event.

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July 2018 Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:30PM by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 17 members and guests in attendance.

Silent Key/Members in Distress: KD8QHD has been under the weather since July 4th, but is said to be recovering.

The Finance Report was read with a motion to approve by Bill Lampe (KD8WSL) seconded by Dave Claar (W8TUX).  All present approved.

Minutes from the previous meeting were electronically distributed last month with no corrections.

Correspondence: 

* Rebecca Goble, Director of Fulton County EMA, sent us an introductory letter.  KB8ELG will reach out to her to setup a meeting with the club emergency services committee. 

* Terry Habegger sent a request that we reach out to HCNO regarding deploying amateur radio equipment to FCHC.  KB8ELG will contact them to see what steps we need to complete as a club.

* DX Engineering is holding two mini-seminars on August 11 on Digital/SDR technologies, and NVIS antenna systems. See their website for details 

Bills to Present:

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June 2018 Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:30PM by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 10 members in attendance.

Silent Key/Members in Distress: none

Finance Report:

The treasurer's report was read with a motion to approve by Jim McBride (K8JPD) seconded by Cass Telles (KD8MNG).  All present approved.

Minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved.

Hamfest Report:

The Hamfest was an overall success, although attendance was down from last year. KB8ELG gave a financial breakdown of costs and income.

Repeater Report:

The main repeater site environmental controls were switched to summer mode.  The backup site is offline and has been for some time.  We plan to work on Sunday, July 1 around 2pm to get those systems back online.

Upcoming Events:

- June 30 is the Swanton Fireworks.  We plan to meet at 7pm near the football stadium.  Please bring an HT, safety vest, and flashlight if you have one.  Bug repellent would not be a bad idea either.  Plan on using 146.460 simplex.

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April 2018 Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:30PM by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 14 members in attendance.

Silent Key: none

Member in Distress: It was reported that KC8UJC continues to make a strong recovery.  They expect to be back in the Northwest Ohio area this summer.

The Finance Report was read and a motion to approve was made by K8JPD  and seconded by KC8PCU.  All present approved.

Bills to present:

o  $90 for the P.O. Box for the annual fee.  Motion by KC8PCU, second by KE8BHW.  All present approved.

o  $40.30 2 year Domain Name renewal.  Motion by KD8WSL, second by W8TUX.  All present approved.

o  $200 Liability Insurance.  Motion by KC8PCU, second by WB8ZOI.  All present approved.

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March 2018 Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:39PM by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 11 members in attendance.

Silent Key: WA8OOM Ken Biddle / Feb 16, 2018

The Finance Report was read and a motion to approve was made by KC8PCU and seconded by KD8WSL.  All present approved.

Future Meeting Location Options:

Due to a remodel at the Wauseon Courthouse, our meeting location will need to change for 2018. Some options include:

  • Wauseon Masonic Lodge
  • Police Auxilary Room
  • Multi-Purpose Room at the Wauseon Library
  • Hospital Meeting Room 

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