1/15/24: The meeting was called to order at the Wauseon Administration Building Firemen's Training Room, 230 Clinton Street, Wauseon, OH 43567 at 7:30 pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG). 21 members were in attendance, introductions were made and the Pledge of Allegiance was given by all. Gratitude expressed to Jan Tropf for the use of this facility.

Silent Key: none

Members in Distress: none


Corrections to Minutes from Previous Meeting: none


Treasurer's Report: reported by KC8ELG as W8TUX not in attendance. Reimbursing KB8QJF $79 for FCARC QSL cards.


2024 Elections for Officers commenced. Ballots were managed and tallied by KC8PCU and KE8BHW. Results are as follows:

President - Bryan Patterson

Vice President - Cody Gingery

Financial Recorder - Mark Raine

Recording Secretary - Gretchen Arno


Letter from Thomas Nickle W8AI read


Solar Eclipse will occur 4/8/24. Large amounts of people are anticipated to be migrating to Fulton County to observe the eclipse. Schools will be closed. Fulton County/ State EMA are requesting one amateur radio operator be in attendance at each Fulton County police station. Each operator is requested to have a 2m radio; one operator is requested to have a HF radio to communicate traffic to Columbus via ARRL Traffic forms. Mock exercise is suggested. Will continue to discuss.


ARRL Winter Field Day 1/27-28/2024. KC8ELG would like to activate at the Delta Reservoir.


The Fulton County EMA is requesting a list of all amateurs with 4x4 vehicles who would be available and willing to make runs for the County during any snow emergencies.
If you can help, please download and fill in the 2024_EMA_FultonCo_Help_In_Snow_Emergency_Contact_Info.pdf form and email it to Bryan Patterson KB8ELG kb8elg@hotmail.com


AA8YY is coordinating AR Newsline to air on K8BXQ repeater on Wednesdays and Sundays 7:00-7:30PM. More details to come.


KB8ELG is exploring various means of bringing wireless internet to the primary repeater shed.


VE update: Saturday December 30, 2023, three people tested. KD8TGB and KE8YWN attained Amateur Extra Class. Nathan Ross attained General Class and new callsign KE8ZVN. One person is scheduled to test January 27, 2024

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 Wauseon Administration Building Firemen's Training Room, 230 Clinton Street, 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 2/19/24 7:30PM at the Wauseon Administration Building Firemen's Training Room, 230 Clinton Street, Wauseon, OH 43567.

A motion to adjourn was made by KE8QJV and seconded by WB8ZOI all were in favor.  KB8ELG closed the meeting at 8:29pm


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