3/20/23: New meeting place: Fulton County Museum and Welcome Center. 8848 State Hwy 108, Wauseon, OH 43567. The meeting was called to order at 7:27 pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG), 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: none

Treasurer's Report: unable to present at this time. Bank acct verified by W8TUX and KB8ELG during meeting. Membership dues presented during the meeting will be deposited.

Bills to Present: none

FCARC radio equipment:

  • FCARC has obsolete radio equipment--KB8ELG unable to bring today and plans to bring to next meeting.

  • Plans to purchase a new HF field rig FCARC and new radio for Fulton County EMA office. Members in attendance at today's meeting had to option to vote for each.

      • Fulton County EMA Office options: ICOM 7300 or Yaesu 991A

      • FCARC Field Rig options: ICOM 718, ICOM 7300, Kenwood TS 500 or Yaesu DX10.

      • Fulton County EMA Office: ICOM 7300 received 7 votes thus the winner; Yaesu 991A received 6 votes.

      • FCARC Field Rig: Yaesu DX10 received 8 votes thus the winner; ICOM 718=1 vote, ICOM 7300=5 votes, Kenwood TS 500=3 votes.

  • Equipment donation not been received from Delta yet.


Repeater Maintenance: Duplexers getting older-- replace? KB8ELG is acquiring quotes. Waycom?/Bridgecom?. Bridgecom 250w 4 cavity 90dB isolation: ~$1870. 6 cavity: ~$1700. Repeater: 200w. Current amp: 350. Key up: ~70 amp. N5XDM interested in being part of K8BXQ Repeater maintenance.

VE/Education Committee: Fulton County Museum Welcome Center new site for monthly VE testing.

Simplex Emergency Test: 3/25/23 1:00PM. Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Contact KE8ITJ if interested in helping.

Power supply class: Saturday March 25, 1030 AM. Fulton County Museum and Welcome Center. 8848 State Hwy 108, Wauseon, OH 43567 Presented by KB8ELG.

Emergency communication if Repeater should become inactive. Discussion stemming from Emergency Services Net: should we list FCARC's designated simplex frequency 146.46 in net scripts? Discussion ensued and decided to create a new Simplex Net on the Fifth Sunday at 8:00 PM when there are five Sundays in a month. KB8ELG has offered to be Net Control. Will update the message on the Repeater.

Summer Hamfest: June 3, 2023 at the Woodlot in Tedrow.


Summer Field Day: 4th Saturday in June at the Woodlot.

  • Planning 10-12 stations, very strategic considering all avenues to achieve points. E-certificate awards? Able to camp, pull in campers the night before.

2023 Christmas Party: FCARC 2023 Christmas Party will be held at the Blue Ribbon Diner in Wauseon.

Club Nets:

  • Sunday at 8:00pm on the 1st Sunday is the FCARC DMR Net on Brandmeister 3171544 (K8BXQ)

  • Sunday at 8:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Sunday is the Preparedness Net – 147.195+

  • Sunday at 8:00pm on the 3rd Sunday is the Emergency Services Net—147.195+

  • Sunday at 8:00pm on the 5th Sunday is the Simplex Net-- 146.46

  • 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:

VE Testing: The club gives testing at 9:00 am the last Saturday of each month at the Fulton County Museum and Welcome Center. 8848 State Hwy 108, Wauseon, OH 43567. Contact Sandra Schwind KE8UTX if interested. Her email address can be found 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 4/17/23 7:30PM at Fulton County Museum and Welcome Center. 8848 State Hwy 108, Wauseon, OH 43567

A motion to adjourn was made by KG8FM and seconded by KE8QJV all were in favor.  KB8ELG closed the meeting at 8:34pm


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