1/16/23: The meeting was called to order at 7:32 pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 20 members in attendance, introductions were made and the pledge of allegiance was given by all.
Silent Key: none
Members in Distress: none
Corrections to Minutes from Previous Meeting: we did not have a meeting in December. We gathered at the Christmas party in lieu of a meeting.
Treasurer's Report: presented by W8TUX. Approved
Bills to Present: $59.45 to KE8OKA for club greeting cards/envelopes/stamps. $65 to KB8QJF for club QSL cards. Motion: KC8PCU/KE8QJU
Hamfest Committee: FCARC Winter Hamfest was a success with respectable profits. Plan to raffle a radio again for 2023.
FCARC radio equipment: Fayette School Board donated a significant amount of equipment; Delta may also be donating equipment. FCARC has obsolete radio equipment which may be liquidated this Spring. Plans to purchase a new nice HF rig for the club. VHF radio is at FCHC EOC. Install one at the Fulton County EMA office? Identical radios in each place? KG8FM/KE8ITJ/KB8ELG plan to attend Fulton County EMA meeting and present suggestion.
Repeater Maintenance: tower site bracket? Try to do during regular maintenance. Duplexers getting older-- replace? Shed: install metal siding this Spring? KE8QJV offered to donate siding. The Repeater amplifier has been repaired by Henry Radio Inc and has been installed by KB8ELG.
VE/Education Committee: John Myers KD8ZKE work schedule has changed making him unavailable for VE testing. KE8UTX has offered to become Lead Volunteer Examiner
Power supply class: Will be presented by KB8ELG. Date TBD. Please purchase this: https://a.co/d/e6M6qnv , bring analog/digital meter, soldering equipment if you have it.
Fox Hunt: Saturday 2/18/23. 2m, 146.46 frequency. Plan on smaller area, working in groups to foster triangulation.
Fox Hunt Class: Saturday March 4, 2023. More details TBD
3/25/23, tentatively at 1:00 PM: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Wauseon is planning a simulated emergency and practice relaying messages via simplex. They are looking for volunteers at mobile repeater points. If interested in assisting, please contact KE8ITJ Kim Allen at 419-466-4862.
11/2023: Simulated train derailment in Fulton/Lucas County. Invite TMRA to one of our meetings? invite Fulton County EMA director?
Field Day: Summer Field Day is six meetings away. KE8QJV has offered to be Field Day Coordinator.
Summer Hamfest: will continue to discuss
2023 Christmas Party: Good feedback regarding Blue Ribbon Diner in Wauseon. Great food/venue/atmosphere/service. More personal.
Annual Elections: KC8PCU and KB8QJF suggest that officers remain as current:
President: Bryan Patterson KB8ELG
Treasurer: David Claar W8TUX
Secretary: Gretchen Arno KE8OKA
VP: John Myers KD8ZKE is not in attendance per work commitments. KE8ITJ is nominated, but not interested. KC8HDG/KE8UTX nominate KE8QJV for Vice President. KE8QJV is interested if John Myers KD8ZKE is not. Election for VP will transpire at next meeting.
Membership: Per by-laws, if a member can draw social security and is in good standing with the club, the member can become a lifetime member. It is also encouraged for club members to be a members of the ARRL.
Letters read from KB8WDX and W8AI.
A motion to adjourn was made by KC8HDG and seconded by KG8FM all were in favor. KB8ELG closed the meeting at 8:44pm
Every Sunday at 7:30 PM: Ohio Digital Net TG 302050
Sunday at 8:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Sunday is the Preparedness Net – 147.195+
Sunday at 8:00pm on the 1st Sunday is the DMR Net on Brandmeister 3171544 (K8BXQ)
Sunday at 8:00pm on the 3rd Sunday is the Emergency Services Net—147.195+
Monday at 8:30pm: Ohio DMR Net on Brandmeister TG 3139
Weeknights at 10:30pm Bud's Midnight Madness Net -- 147.195+
Wednesday at 8:00pm Wednesday Night Net
Thursday at 8pm 6M Net -- 1st Thursday 50.400 AM, 3rd Thursday 50.125 USB, all others 52.525 FM Simplex
Latest Club Information:
On the web: https://k8bxq.org/
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fulton-County-Amateur-Radio-Club-2069395960639…
E-Mail list: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/fcarc
VE Testing: The club gives testing at 9:00 am the last Saturday of each month at the Fulton County Administration Building. Contact Sandra Schwind KE8UTX at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Saturday morning breakfast at the Delta 109 at 9:00 AM, in downtown Delta, OH.
The next regular club meeting will be 2/20/23 7:30 PM at Fulton County Administration Building in the Conference Room on the second floor.