10/16/23: The meeting was called to order at Fulton County Museum and Welcome Center, 8848 State Hwy 108, Wauseon, OH 43567 at 7:30 pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG). 23 members were in attendance, introductions were made and the Pledge of Allegiance was given by all.

Silent Key: none

Members in Distress: Kathy Roth-- health issues

Corrections to Minutes from Previous Meeting: none


Treasurer's Report: presented.

  • Bills/Income presented. FCARC equipment sold-- $400 income. Motion to approve KE8YDW/KE8QJV.

  • Proposed K8BXQ Event signs created by Spray Signs. $16 each including shipping. Agree to purchase 10 signs for $160. Motion to approve: KE8BHW/N5XDM.


Plaque for FCARC Silent Keys? 


Repeater Maintenance: reschedule to 11/11/23 1:00 PM.


KB8ELG double check back up repeater, was told everything was unplugged in shed. County Road M and 16, get a hold of the persons. Make sure back up will work in case K8BXQ repeater goes down.


POTA activation monthly using FCARC call sign 10/21/23 9:00 to 12:00 PM at Harrison Lake State Park. Memorial for Silent Keys. Looking for names and call signs. Deadline Wednesday 10/18/23.

Fox Hunt: KC8HDG will be the next Fox, planned Sunday 10/22/23 at 2:00PM. Begin 147.195, then 146.46.

N5XDW generously gifted the club with radio equipment. Agreed this will be used for Member Raffle at Winter Hamfest.


Trustee Repeater License. Currently in WD8KRS name. Proposed changing bylaws to ensure Trustee Repeater License be in Club President's name. KB8ELG pursuing.

FCARC QRZ: email attached to the account belongs to a Silent Key. Working to try to update with our ARRL liason.

2024: 70th birthday of FCARC. Electronic Certificate?


VE update: two new upgrades to General: KD8TGB and KE8YWM

Simplex Net-- 1st Sunday of every month. Successful nets.


Tomorrow night 10/17/23 Skywarn Class Angola IN. Live or virtual


November 11, 2023 Veterans Day. Memorial for veterans. Looking for names and call signs, needed by Monday prior to that weekend.


    Winter Hamfest: Sunday December 3, 2023. Ruiley Park in Archbold. Arrive time/set-up: 0730. Doors open at 0900. Munchbox food truck


    2023 FCARC Christmas Party: Blue Ribbon Diner in Wauseon. Saturday 12/16/23 6:00 PM.

    Tri-County Hamfest (Defiance/Williams County/Fulton County) in 2024? Location? Will continue to discuss.

    Club Nets:

    • Sunday at 8:00pm on the 1st Sunday is the Simplex Net-- 146.46

    • 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 DMR Net on Brandmeister 3171544 (K8BXQ).

    • 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 10:00 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 11/20/23 7:30PM at Fulton County Museum and Welcome Center. 8848 State Hwy 108, Wauseon, OH 43567

    A motion to adjourn was made by KC8HDG and seconded by KE8YDW all were in favor.  KB8ELG closed the meeting at 8:17pm


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