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.

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.

Good of Amateur Radio:

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 

Good of Amateur Radio:

February 2018 Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:35PM by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 9 members in attendance.

The Finance Report and Minutes from the January meeting were read and approved.

Upcoming Events:

TMRA Hamfest is March 18.  Although the club will be provided a table, the hamfest committee is only allowing it to display club related information and events, meaning no sales.  Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) will have tables in case anyone wants to bring things to sell.

The "breakfast club" is taking an unofficial club outing to the Dayton Air Force Museum on 2/25.  We currently plan on having breakfast at the Delta 109 at 7am before heading out.  It's a solid 2.5 hour drive, so we might not get back until 8pm.  I don't know how many are going or who is driving, but we may have a small caravan of vehicles.

Hamfest Committee:

The Summer hamfest is registered for at the ARRL site.  The club page also has the latest information:  http://k8bxq.org/hamfest

Good of Amateur Radio:

KB8ELG urged all members to have S.A.M.E. weather radios with the risk of inclement weather especially with odd warming trends like we have this week.

Silent Key: Harold Walworth N8HGW

Harold N8HGW passed away Wednesday, November 22 2017 where he was living in Bangor Michigan. He got his ham license in 1999. He was also the organizer of a car club in Bangor for many years. He liked motorcycles in his younger years and also liked fishing and boating on Lake Michigan. He was in the US Army. Harold had a heart transplant on 9-11-01.  He was doing fine until his kidneys quit in 2016 but he was making it work. His wife Trena was by his side for anything he needed. He is survived by a brother George Walworth. He had one daughter Karen and her husband Rick and two grandsons, who also live near them. A service will not be held until August of 2018 due to him being a heart transplant patient.

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Silent Key: Doyle Bernath W8TGC

Doyle E. Bernath, age 93 of Wauseon, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Fulton Manor Nursing Home.   Doyle worked for Phillips 66 as a maintenance supervisor for many years and then was self-employed until his retirement.  He is also a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during World War II.

Doyle was born in Hillsdale County, Michigan on October 15, 1924 to the late Andrew E. and the late Bessie I. (Grup) Bernath.  On June 27, 1948, he married Catherine S. Stutesman, and she survives.    He was a member of the Wauseon Masonic Lodge, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Amateur Radio Club.  Doyle also enjoyed golfing and fishing on Lake Erie. 

Besides his wife, Catherine, he is survived by many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Twila Stutz.

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