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1/17/22 The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 11 members in attendance, introductions were made and the pledge of allegiance was given by all.

Silent Key: none mentioned

Members in Distress: KD8KBU: sinus issues; KA8KDS, continues to struggle including falls; KG8FM: not feeling well; NC8NC: anticipating surgery

Corrections to Minutes from Previous Meeting: none

KB8ELG read wonderful letter from Tom W8II which included donation to Club of $150.  

Treasurer's Report: none

Bills to Present: none

Secretary Communications: no discussion

VE/Education Committee: no discussion

Repeater Committee: An annual PM is being planned on primary site, including: checking heat, check for water damage, etc. We’ll notify view email of the planned date as the weekend gets closer. Discussion ensured about plans for other repeater; will continue to discuss. 

Emergency Services: not discussed

Field Day Committee: hands on demonstrations of how to build antennas? 

Hamfest Committee: The Winter Hamfest was a success. The Club yielded $765 after expenses. KB8ELG is discussing long term contract with City of Archbold for Ruihley Park Pavilion. Will continue to discuss. Ideas for improvements for Hamfest: Radio to Santa? Delay of start time with consideration to safety (dark, potential inclement weather, etc). More food trucks? Commute attendees via golf cart from parking lot to front door? Hamfest signage? Preparedness display?  

The Summer Hamfest has been registered with the ARRL for June of 2022.

2022 Christmas Party: 2021 Christmas Part at Delta 109 too tight? 2022: Buffet vs sit-down meal? Coordinate with restaurant with reduced planned menu? Barn Restaurant/Das Essenhaus/Sullivans? Will continue to discuss.

Officer Elections: President: KB8ELG, verified by KE8VTJ and KE8ITJ. Vice President: KD8ZKE, verified by WB8ZOI and KE8QFJ. Treasurer: W8TUX, verified by KE8QFJ and KE8ITJ. Recording Secretary: KE8OKA, verified by KE8ITJ and KB8REG. KB8ZKE will co-learn/oversee finances/books. Farmers and Merchants Bank acct: only elected trustees/members will be signers. 

Old Business:

  • Club shirts: were passed out to members who ordered
  • The future of pneumatic mast trailer is an intent to sell it to an individual or club.  We have a few leads but are still looking for a buyer. 
  • Regarding integration of DMR into any K8BXQ repeater system, no new developments to report at this time.

New Business:

  • Should FCARC meetings be broadcasted on Zoom? DMR?
  • Growth of FCARC: 50% have been members >5 years and <5 years. People interested because of Preparedness? Reach out to Four County/Northwest State/Scouting to spark more interest? KE8ITJ church in Wauseon will be having Amateur Radio Technician classes on Saturdays. All are welcome.  

Hamfests:

  • January 23 Hazel Park, Royal Oak, MI
  • March 13, Elyria, OH
  • March 20, TMRA

Club Nets:

  • Weeknights at 10:30pm Bud's Midnight Madness Net -- 147.195+
  • Wed at 8pm FCARC ES Net -- 147.195+
  • Thu at 8pm 6M Net -- 1st Wed 50.400 AM, 3rd Wed 50.125 USB, all others 52.525 FM Simplex
  • Sun at 8pm on 2nd and 4th Sunday is the Preparedness Net – 147.195+
  • Sun at 8pm on 1st and 3rd Sunday is the DMR Net on Brandmeister 3171544 (K8BXQ)

Latest Club Information:

VE Testing: The club gives testing at 9 am the last Saturday of each month at the Masonic Lodge (Fulton No. 248) in Delta, contact John Myers (KD8ZKE) if interested, you can find his email address 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 February 21, 2022 at Fulton County Administration Building in the Conference Room on the second floor. 

A motion to adjourn was made by WB8ZOI and seconded by KE8ITJ, all were in favor.  KB8ELG closed the meeting at 8:44pm

June 2020 Minutes

Stated Club Meeting June 15, 2020

Members Present: kb8elg, kd8kbu, w8tux, kg8fm, kd8itj, kb8dil, kd8zkw, kd8wsl, ke8bhw, wd8krs, wb8zoi, kd8zke, kd8pud, nc4ohh, kc8iof, ke8ong

The meeting was called to order at 7:22 pm by KB8ELG, who welcomed everyone to the return of our in-person meetings. Committee reports follow

Members in Distress: no report

Treasures Report: KB8ELH was unable to attend this evening but provided a summary account report read by KB8ELG, not corrections or discussion was requested.

Repeater Committee: AC has been turned on at the main repeater shed, the exterior improvements made last year are holding well and the building is dry inside.

Summer Hamfest: KB8ELG gave a summary of the Hamfest financial report which follows.

Income: 753

  • Ticket Sales: 490

  • 50/50: 140

  • Donations: 100

  • Food: 23

Expenses: 202.45

  • ppe: 107

  • door prizes: 95.45

Net Gain: 550.55

A motion to accept the report was made by W8TUX and seconded by KE8BHW, all were in favor.

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May 2020 Meeting Minutes

May 18, 2020
Club Meeting On the Air (147.195) roll: kb8elg, kd8zke, kb8elh, kd8kbu, w8tux, kg8fm, kd8jbs, wd8krs, nc4oh, kb8gom, kd8itj, wb8zoi, kd8pud, kc8pcu, ke8bhw, kb8cby, kb8vtn, wd8pic, kd8wsl, kd5guu, w8tzo
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 21 members and guests in attendance on the 147.195 repeater.
 
Members in Distress: nothing to report.
 
Treasurers Report: no report given on air.
 
Hamfest Committee: The next FCARC sponsored Hamfest will be the summer trunk swap on June 6, 2020, followed by the Winter Hamfest on December 5, 2020.
 
Repeater Committee: We need to schedule a HVAC check in April.
 
Old Business:
Additional repeater shed maintenance needs to be performed after spring rain has subsided.
 
New Business:

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April 2020 Minutes

April 20, 2020

Club Meeting On the Air (147.195) roll: kb8elg, kd8kbu, kb8elh, kg4nxm, w8tux, kd8qhd, wb8zoi, k8cby, ke8itj, nc4oh, ke8bhw, kd8pud, kd8zke, kd8zkw, w8bkb, kb8vtn

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 16 members and guests in attendance on the 147.195 repeater.

Members in Distress: nothing to report.

Treasurers Report: no report given on air.

Hamfest Committee: The next FCARC sponsored Hamfest will be the summer trunk swap on June 6, 2020, followed by the Winter Hamfest on December 5, 2020.

Repeater Committee: We need to schedule a HVAC check in April.

Old Business:

Additional repeater shed maintenance needs to be performed after spring rain has subsided.

New Business:

There was brief discussion that depending on opening phases for the state of Ohio due to the current pandemic, the summer Swap for June may need to be rescheduled or cancelled outright.  We’ll keep the club members and guests informed.

Good of Amateur Radio:

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March 2020 Minutes

March 16, 2020

Club Meeting On the Air (147.195) roll: kb8elg, kd8zke, kb8kbu, kd8wsl, wb8zoi, nc4oh, kc8tcq, w8tux, ke8bhw, kc8pcu, kd8qhd (mobile), n8oxq, kb8gom, ke8cva, kd5guu, we8ter

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 16 members and guests in attendance on the 147.195 repeater.

Members in Distress: Keith Hosman (KC8TCQ) reported a silent key, Lowell Pfau (W8FGN) passed away, while not a club member, he resided just south of Fulton County in New Bavaria/Henry County.

Treasurers Report: no report

Bills to Present: nothing to present

Hamfest Committee: The next FCARC sponsored Hamfest will be the summer trunk swap on June 6, 2020, followed by the Winter Hamfest on December 5, 2020.

Repeater Committee: We need to schedule a HVAC check at the end of March.

Old Business:

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January 2020 Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 15 members and guests in attendance, the pledge of allegiance was given by all.

Members in Distress: nothing to report

Treasurers Report: The report was given and a motion was made by KD8WSL and seconded by KD8BHW. All present were in favor.

Bills to Present: Two bills were presented.  The first by KD8KBU for $25 for reimbursement for renewing the Clubs non-profit status with the state of Ohio.  A motion was made to reimburse KD8KBU by KC8UQU and seconded by KC8PCU, all were in favor. A second bill was presented for reimbursement of office supply expenses to KB8ELG.  A motion to reimburse him was made by WB8ZOI and seconded by KD8WSL, all were in favor.

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October 2019 Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:33pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 13 members in attendance, the pledge of allegiance was given by all.
 
Members in Distress:

  • Bev Walworth (KC8UJC) has spent the past couple of weeks at St Lukes but is set to be transferred back to Fulton County.

  • Andy Odum's (KC8RU) sister passed away on 10/21.

  • Allen Nash (KC8UQU) goes in for scheduled surgery next Monday for hip replacement.

  • John Meyer (KD8ZKE) goes in for scheduled surgery on November 11 for an upgrade pacemaker.

 
The Treasurers report was given and was approved as read.
 
Hamfest Committee:

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September 2019 Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:45pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 16 members in attendance, the pledge of allegiance was given by all.

Members in Distress:

Bev Walworth (KC8UJC) continues to make health improvements. George (N8EUY) has a problem with his laptop and is looking for some assistance at the woodlot where they are staying.

The Treasurers report was given a motion was made to accept it by Dave Claar (W8TUX) and seconded by Bob Rosebrock (WB8ZOI), all were in favor.

Hamfest Committee:

The Winter Hamfest is December 7th, 2019.  The location will be the Village of Delta Memorial Hall, the same location as last year. The event has been filed with the ARRL and preparations are under way.  Larry Fountain (KD8PUD) is once again allowing us use of his 8 foot folding tables to get as much sales space as we can.  The club will be reaching out to K8LI to get tickets printed.  The website is already updated for the times and location of the Hamfest.

The summer Hamfest is set for June 6, 2020.  The location will be at the Roth Family Woodlot again.

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August 2019 Minutes

The meeting was called to order by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) at 7:30pm with 16 members in attendance, the pledge was given by all.  

Members in Distress:

Bev Walworth (KC8UJC) continues to recover from several health issues, please keep both George (N8EUY) and Bev in your thoughts. We did have Allen Nash (KC8UQU) in our company this evening who continues to improve from his hip surgery.

The treasures report was given and a motion to accept was made by Bill Lampe (KD8WSL) and seconded by Ed Roth (WD8KRS).

There was one bill to present for the flowers for Jim Roth's funeral.  On a side note, Ed Roth thanks the club for the attention and condolences.   

A motion to pay the bill was made by KD8PUD and seconded by W8TUX.

Repeater Committee:

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July 2019 Minutes

Hi folks,

As promised, here are the club meeting notes for July 15, 2019.

The meeting was called to order by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) at 7:30pm with 12 members and 1 guest in attendance, the pledge was given by all.  

Members in Distress:

Since their return, Bev Walworth (KC8UJC) has been struggling with some health issues.  While she is recovering, please keep both George (N8EUY) and Bev in your thoughts.

The treasures report was given and a motion to accept was made by Bill Lampe (KD8WSL) and seconded by Ed Roth (WD8KRS).

Repeater Committee:

We still have structural repairs to make to the primary building before the end of the year.  We will wait until autumn at this point to get past the heat of summer.  Plans are to replace the trim boards and apply a fresh coat of paint.  Bryan (KB8ELG) will make a wellness check on the building to see how the new air conditioning system is working.

Field Day Committee:

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June 2019 Minutes

Hi folks,

The meeting notes from last months meeting slipped through the cracks for me, I am getting those out now.  Thanks to KB8ELH for taking this notes while I was out of town.  July's meeting notes will follow shortly:

The June meeting of the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club was called to order at 7:35PM by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) at the Delta Church of Christ in Delta, with 11 members and 3 guests present.  The pledge was recited by all.

It was reported that Allen Nash (KC8UQU) is doing well after a hip replacement, and Jim McBride (K8JPD) is doing well after his second knee replacement. It is also reported that Bob Switzer (WA8BHP) became a silent key. 

The finance report was read.  Bob Rosebrock (WB8ZOI) made a motion to accept it, which was seconded by Dave Claar (W8TUX), all approved.

Bills were presented for Field Day and Hamfest expenses.  Cass Telles (KD8MNG) made a motion to pay the bills which was seconded by Dave Claar (W8TUX).

The hamfest saw a revenue of $430, and favorable reports were received from vendors and attendees.

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