April 2013 Minutes
Jerry Gregoire KD7WLX Vice President
Eric Anderson KF7OLR Treasurer
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Don Wilson KC7EWZ
Harley Leach KI7XF
Bruce Walker KE7SJZ
Jim Hall AA8Y
Don Godward N7FLT
Dave Ford KE7CAP
Rich Michau W7AMT
Wayd Walker KF7LVF
David Schwehr KG7CCY
Kathi Gregoire N7UNI
Pat Sands AE7NZ
David Schattilly AD7BK
Jack Myers N7ODN
Ted Hundtoft KA7QCY
Ralf Bergantine KC7PFH
Jerry Gregoire KD7WLX called the meeting to order @ 7:03 PM. Followed by introductions.
Minutes approved with minor adjustments. 404 contacts were made at the school club roundup not 104.
~Don Wilson KC7EWZ approved, seconded by Rich Michau W7AMT
Treasurer's report: Presented by KF7OLR
Collected $95.00 Ending Balance of $2,742.72
~Discussed yearly expenses
~Reminder: Dues are due for 2013; $20 for Individual, $25 for family.
VE Testing: Held on Saturday March 9. There were 4 participants; 2 new technicians, 1 extra upgrade, 1 general upgrade
~Possible tests before scheduled test (Held on the Saturday following the first Thursday every 3 months)
~ Jack Myers N7ODN is downsizing and will have several radios by the end of the month email Jack @ email@example.com if interested.
~Reflector explanation was given for the new hams present.
ERA: Kathy Gregoire N7UNI, ERA representative, gave an update after the meeting.
SAR: Event; 21 yr. old male was hurt on Blackmore, Summit Air was called.
~Heli use and short haul use was discussed
School Club: Kids soldered LED kits, there were 3 stations.
~Thanks to Wayd Walker KF7LVF for helping!
88 Net: There were no check in’s this week.
~The 88 Net is held every Tuesday night at 8pm on 146.88 –offset 100mghrtz tone. Anyone is welcomed!
Foxhunt: There will be one on Sat., weather permitting, will post on reflector. Frequency; 144.03
HF: Spotty, stinks in general
Roster: Current roster was gone over, thanks Don Wilson KC7EWZ! The 2013 roster will be available at the May meeting.
Greater Yellowstone Cycle No new news.
Field Day: June 22-23, 2013
~Discussion was held on where to have field day, Dale Heidner W7NAV will be gone but we can still use his land. Bruce Walker KE7SJZ offered his land as well. Tower trailer is at Dales. Dales land was approved, Don Godward N7FLT motioned and Harley Leach KI7XF seconded the motion.
~Field Day overview
~Details about this year’s field day will be at the next meeting
Public Service Event, Bozeman Triathlon changed date to June 23rd 2013. Discussion was held whether or not to participate in this event because it falls on field day. Rich Michau W7AMT motioned to Not Do, Don Godward N7FLT seconded motion.
Donation discussion to whom to donate to was held. Rich motioned to give $250 to each of the MARLA and the ERA. Dave Ford KE7CAP seconded the motion.
GHRC EVENTS Schedule
· Can anyone offer to bring snacks for next month? They can be bought; they don't have to be homemade snacks.
Adjourned at 8:05 PM by Jerry Gregoire KD7WLX
Thanks to Kathi Gregoire N7UNI for the ERA update.
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH