May 2022 Meeting Minutes

5/16/22: The meeting was called to order at 1930 pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 18 members in attendance, introductions were made and the pledge of allegiance was given by all.

Silent Key: KD8BIN. His XYL Doris Dvorak in need of help dismantling amateur radio equipment. Please contact KB8ELG if you would like to help.

Members in Distress: W8TUX injured knee

Members in need: assistance with soldering.

TMRA is sponsoring a bus trip to Dayton Hamvention 5/21/22 Leaving Toledo at 0530, Return to Toledo around 2100. Costs $40 This does not cover cost of Hamvention admission. Contact KB8WCB for more information busses12@accesstoledo.com. Bus holds 56 people with plenty of storage. No pay for parking. Can leave purchased items on the bus while shopping.

Findlay Military Show 5/19-22, 2022.

The Summer Hamfest: June 4 arrive at 0530 at Woodlot. Food truck. Door prizes: Faraday bag/DMR radio/Foldable solar panel? Give test book and test cost for door prize? DX Engineering usually donates something ~$100? 400w wind turbine on Amazon for ~$200? DMR handheld for Raffle? Jackery for raffle? Silent Auction by donated supplies very lucrative. Containers with tickets?

Field Day: Preliminary set up 6/24. June 25 and 26. Woodlot confirmed. Generator is functional? Drone mounted handheld repeater--HT in repeater mode. Demonstration on Field Day. Zoom? Webex? GoPro to wear. Live stream. Interview Club Members. Podcasts? Why did you get into amateur radio? Practical demonstrations for new Hams. Solder/build an antenna/build a j pole

Fox Hunt: 5/14/22. John KD8ZKE was the Fox. KB8ELG won and is the next fox

Next Fox Hunt: in lieu of another Fox Hunt, KB8ELG will be hosting a tutorial Saturday June 18 1200 at Delta Reservoir. County Road H/just west of County Road H2. Carry a map. Buy a wide receiver.

POTA: September 10. Harrison Lake Marzoff Shelter

Treasurer's Report: needing to update bank acct. Bill for $200 for Club Liability Insurance. Paid by ELG then will be reimbursed. KB8ZOI then KG8FM

KE8ITJ and KG8FM Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Wauseon will be having Amateur Radio Technician classes June 1 1900. First and Third Wednesdays of the month. Goal to test the end of July.

Reaching out: Cody K8CAG reached out to Four County/NWS Electronics Class. Not really involved in amateur radio.

Secretary Communications: Next FCARC meeting will trial being broadcasted on Zoom? KD8ZKE will a panoramic view camera. Link from webpage? Youtube channel?

VE/Education Committee: two possible General testing May 28, 2022

Emergency Services: ARES rep reached out to KE8ITJ. Intended to come to our meeting tonight but didn’t come. Keep with CERT topics.

Sharing when people pass amateur radio tests. Obtain consent. Share on FB

WMTR 96.1Archbold Radio Station livestream? Martin Taylor DJ is also HAM: contacted by KB8ELG

Winter Hamfest: Archbold Ruihley Park Pavillion. Paid in full

Old Business:

Growth of FCARC: 50% have been members >5 years and <5 years. People interested because of Preparedness? Reach out to Four County/Northwest State/Scouting to spark more interest?. More details to come. Reaching out: KBGELG—Four County Electronics Class. KE8ITJ: Boy Scouts. Northwest State:? Local TV station cover? Testing at Field Day. FCARC Swag Stickers?

Club Nets:

  • Weeknights at 10:30pm Bud's Midnight Madness Net -- 147.195+
  • Wed at 8pm FCARC ES Net -- 147.195+
  • Thu at 8pm 6M Net -- 1st Wed 50.400 AM, 3rd Wed 50.125 USB, all others 52.525 FM Simplex
  • Sun at 8pm on 2nd and 4th Sunday is the Preparedness Net – 147.195+
  • Sun at 8pm on 1st and 3rd Sunday is the DMR Net on Brandmeister 3171544 (K8BXQ)

Latest Club Information:

VE Testing: The club gives testing at 9 am the last Saturday of each month at the Masonic Lodge (Fulton No. 248) in Delta, contact John Myers (KD8ZKE) if interested, you can find his email address on the k8bxq.org website under the VE Testing section.

Saturday morning breakfast at the Delta 109 at 9:00 AM, in downtown Delta, OH.

The next regular club meeting will be June 20, 2022 at Fulton County Administration Building in the Conference Room on the second floor. 

A motion to adjourn was made by KC8HDG and seconded by K8CAG, all were in favor.  KB8ELG closed the meeting at 8:50pm

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WAUSEON WEATHER

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