minutes

A listing of stated meeting minutes for the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club

November 2021 Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 13 members in attendance, introductions were made and the pledge of allegiance was given by all.

Silent Key: It was reported that John Dvorack, KD8BIN, passed away on October 17th.

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October 2021 Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:35 pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 16 members in attendance, introductions were made and the pledge of allegiance was given by all.

Silent Key: Robert Cook (KX8Q) September 30, 2021

Members in Distress: KE8ITJ reported that KA8KDS continues to improve in health. 

Treasurers Report: No changes from last month

Bills to Present: Nothing to present.

Hamfest Committee: The December Hamfest is set for December 4th at Ruihley Park Pavilion in Archbold, OH. Table prices have been set at $15 and will include admission.

Repeater Committee: A maintenance day/health check still needs to be conducted at the backup repeater site to check the health of the 440 gear and the backup Kenwood 2m machine.

Old Business:

  • The club participated in the September 25 Masonic Lodges on the Air contest. The club worked 3 masonic lodges and 49 QSOs for a score of 147.

New Business:

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September 2021 Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:40pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 12 members in attendance, introductions were made and the pledge of allegiance was given by all.

Members in Distress: It was reported that KA8KDS has returned home where he continues to recuperate. 

Treasurers Report: No changes from last month

Bills to Present: KD8KBU presented two bills for OSPOTA related supplies and food, totaling $155.19.  A motion was made by KG8FM to pay the bills and seconded by KC8HDG, all were in favor.

Education/VE Committee: KD8ZKE indicated two new techs passed on the 9/19 special testing session.

Hamfest Committee: The December Hamfest is set for December 4th at Ruihley Park Pavilion in Archbold, OH. KE8ITJ will be working with the emergency prep group to see if they want to have any presentations at the event or set up a table with more information.

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July 2021 Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:40pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 15 members and guests in attendance, introductions were made and the pledge of allegiance was given by all.

Members in Distress: no report

Treasurers Report: KB8ELH gave the report (balances not published online). A motion was made by KG8FM to accept the report and seconded by W8TUX. All were in favor.

Bills to Present: Nothing to report

Education/VE Committee:

KD8ZKE indicated two candidates for testing have committed to July 31.  VEs are asked to be at the Fulton Masonic Lodge in Delta at the usual time.

Hamfest Committee:

The December Hamfest is set for December 4th at Ruihley Park Pavilion in Archbold, OH.

Repeater Committee:

The continued discussion was had on getting an internet connection at the main repeater shack for the purpose if IRLP and EchoLink, as well as DMR.

Old Business:

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June 2021 Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 16 members and guests in attendance, the pledge of allegiance was given by all.
 
Members in Distress: no report
 
Treasurers Report: KB8ELH gave the report (balances not published online). A motion was made by KG8FM to accept the report and seconded by KE8OKA. All were in favor.
 
Bills to Present: 

  • KD8KBU presented a bill for the door prizes for the Summer Hamfest of $153.31.  A motion was made by WB8ZOI to pay the billl, seconded by W8TUX.  All were in favor
  • WD8KRS presented the bill for the Port-a-john for $202.50 (2 months).  A motion made by KE8ITJ, and seconded by KE8KDS to pay the invoice.  All were in favor.
  • KB8ELG presented a bill for supplies for the Summer Hamfest for $91, along with a bill for the rental of the Ruihley Park Shelter for the Winter Hamfest for $200 ($50 deposit is reimbursable). A motion was made by WD8KRS and seconded by KG8FM to pay the bill.  All were in favor.

 
Education/VE Committee:

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April 2021 Minutes

Club Meeting On the Air (147.195) roll: kb8elg (p), kd8kbu (s), kb8elh (t), kg8fm, ka8kds, kd4ujy, wb8zoi, ke8qjv, kd8pud, nc8nc, ke8qks, ke8itj, ke8qfj, kb8gom, w8tux, ke8reg, kd8jbs, ke8oka, k8eju

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 19 members and guests in attendance on the 147.195+ k8bxq repeater.

Treasurers Report: no report over the air

Bills to Present: nothing to present

Hamfest Committee: The next FCARC sponsored Hamfest will be the summer trunk swap on June 5, 2021, followed by the Winter Hamfest on December 4, 2021. Both events have been registered with the ARRL.

Old Business:

  • KE8ITJ reported that the radio club now has a seat on the County EMA LEPC committee. He will be acting as a liaison for the club to the county.  The next meeting will be on May 20 which he will be attending. 

Emergency Services:

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March 2021 Minutes

Club Meeting On the Air (147.195) roll: kb8elg (p), kb8elh (t), kd8kbu (s), w8tux (es), kd8zke (vp), kg8fm, kd8qhd, kd8wsl, kb8gom, ka8kds, wb8zoi, ke8itj, ke8qfj, ke8qjv, ke8eju, ke8ong, nc8nc, ke8reg

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 18 members and guests in attendance on the 147.195+ k8bxq repeater.

Silent Key Report:

Members in Distress: nothing to report

Treasurers Report: no report over the air

Bills to Present: nothing to present

VE Testing: KD8ZKE reported three interested in testing for March 27.

Hamfest Committee: The next FCARC sponsored Hamfest will be the summer trunk swap on June 5, 2021, followed by the Winter Hamfest on December 4, 2021. Both events have been registered with the ARRL.

Old Business:

  • KD8ZKE is now officially the VE lead for the Fulton County VE Team.

  • No further requests for assistance from the County EMA at this time for their Covid clinics, but we will be at the ready should our help be requested.

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February 2021 Minutes

February 15, 2021

Club Meeting On the Air (147.195) roll: kb8elg (p), kd8zke (vp), kb8elh (t), kd8kbu (s), w8tux (es), kg8fm, kb8gom, kd8wsl, ke8qjv, ke8itj, wb8zoi, ka8kds, k8eju, ke8ase, ke8qfj, ke8qju, ke8bhw, ke8ong, kd8jbs, kg8q, kc8iof, kc8qfs, kc8pcu, ke8oka

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 24 members and guests in attendance on the 147.195+ k8bxq repeater.

Silent Key Report: Tom Servoss (KC8UOM) February 4, 2021

Members in Distress: KA8KDS reported that his pacemaker procedure went as expected and he is feeling well. It was also reported that Bev Walworth’s (KC8UJC) mother Shirley M. Brown passed away, please keep her and George (N8EUY) in your thoughts.

Treasurers Report: no report over the air

Bills to Present: nothing to present

Hamfest Committee: The next FCARC sponsored Hamfest will be the summer trunk swap on June 5, 2021, followed by the Winter Hamfest on December 4, 2021. Both events have been registered with the ARRL. 

Old Business: 

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January 2021 Minutes

January 18, 2021

Club Meeting On the Air (147.195) roll: kb8elg (p), kd8zke (vp), kb8elh (t), kd8kbu (s), kg8fm, kg4nxm, ke8itj, kc8hdg, wb8zoi, kb8gom, ke8ong, ke8qfj, kd8qhd, ke8bhw, kd8wsl, kd8jbs, kd8pud, w8tux, ka8kds, kd8eju

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 20 members and guests in attendance on the 147.195+ k8bxq repeater.

Members in Distress: KA8KDS has to undergo a procedure to fix a pacemaker tomorrow and wanted to let the club members know.

Treasurers Report: no report over the air

Bills to Present: nothing to present

Hamfest Committee: The next FCARC sponsored Hamfest will be the summer trunk swap on June 5, 2021, followed by the Winter Hamfest on December 4, 2021. Both events have been registered with the ARRL. 

Old Business: 

  • The club participated in a county EMA COVID-19 testing event by helping with traffic direction and parking.  The EMA thanked us for spending a chilly Saturday morning and afternoon and commented how smooth the ingress and egress traffic flowed for the event.

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November 2020 Minutes

November 11, 2020

Club Meeting On the Air (147.195) roll: kb8elg, kd8zke, kd8kbu, kb8elh, kg8fm, kc8pcu, ke8itj, kd8jbs, wb8zoi, nc8nc, kd8qhd, ke8owm, wd8pic

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 13 members and guests in attendance on the 147.195+ k8bxq repeater.

Members in Distress: KD8JBS reports that KC2RCU had surgery recently and is recovering nicely. 

Treasurers Report: no report over the air

Bills to Present: nothing to present

Hamfest Committee: The next FCARC sponsored Hamfest will be the summer trunk swap on June 5, 2021, followed by the Winter Hamfest on December 4, 2021.

Repeater Committee: Building has had exterior maintenance performed, heat is on for winter.

Old Business: 

• DMR integration is still moving forward on the 147.195 repeater, committee reports they are just waiting on credentials to attach to the campus Wifi.

New Business: 

• Larry Kosch (K8EJU) has met the requirements for lifetime member status.

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