Gallatin Ham Radio Club
P.O. Box 4381
Bozeman, MT 59772
Dues: GHRC dues are $20/person, $25/family, $10/student
2001 Club Officers
AA8Y Jim Hall
KK7VC Doug Peterson
KD7FVR Ron Schimpf
KI7XF Harley Leach
The February Meeting will be held at the Sacajawea Middle School.
The meeting starts at 7 PM.
Don Wilson KC7EWZ will give a presentation on GPS and land navigation: an introduction to UTM grid coordinates. Bring your GPS and questions you have about how to use them a group discussion will be part of the presentation.
Jim Hall, AA8Y
The January business meeting was short so we could have a business
meeting by the Eagle-head Repeater Association. The presentation was given by
Don KI7OJ and the treasurers report by Bob W7LR.
The excellent presentation by Harley KI7XF on his and Karla’s trip to China to attend the ARDF World Championships was very inter-esting. This month’s by Don KC7EWZ sounds like a good topic particularly for all of us involved in search and rescue and just plain getting out and not getting lost.
We still need people to take net control for the Tuesday Evening net on 88.
Meeting MinutesMinutes of January 4, 2001 Meeting – submitted by KD7FVR, Ron Schimpf
The January meeting was held at Sacajawea Middle School. President Jim AA8Y called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. 21 members were in attendance.
Minutes of the December 2000 meeting were approved as printed in the newsletter.
Harley KI7XF reported that the club went in the hole by $10.43 on the Christmas Party. The Valley View added 15% gratuity to the check even though a number of members left their tip on the table. Insurance of $215.00 is coming up due soon. The club balance is $1390.00. Treasurer’s report was accepted by unanimous vote.
Jack N7ODN handed out fliers announcing the Technician Class that will be held in February prior to the March VE session. He asked for suggestions to publicize the class.
Don KI7OJ was re-elected as the GHRC representative for the Eaglehead Repeater Association.
The business meeting was kept to a minimum to allow time for the program and Eaglehead Repeater Meeting. The business meeting adjourned at 7:20 PM.
Harley KI7FX presented a fascinating narrative of his trip to the ARDF (Amateur Radio Direction Finding) World Championship in Nanjing China. He discussed the 2m and 80m events with maps and visual aids. Harley also passed around his photo albums of the contests and his subsequent tour of China.
Eaglehead Repeater Association.
Don KI7OJ, GHRC’s representative to the ERA chaired this meeting.
Accomplishments for 2000 included:
Purchased Big Sky Lumber Solar Panels, Batteries and Building at the .82 site
Movedout Big Sky Lumber’s repeater and returned it to them
Replaced hard line, ran PVC conduit, and repaired grounding at the .88 Site
Goals for 2001 include:
Complete Linking of .88 and .82 sites (we have some of the equipment – need more)
Install 2 new solar panels at .82 – They have been purchased
Repairs to the club trailer
Bob W7LR reported that the ERA has Savings of $988.00 and $904.00 in Checking. ($405.00 is designated for the EOC – without EOC we have about $1400.00)
Income for 2000 included member donations, $500.00 from GHRC, $100.00 donation from the Wind Drinkers, and a $275.00 insurance claim for damaged solar panels.
Expenses included the building and rights to the building at the .82 site ($800.00), parts, check printing, use of Bridger site, and solar panels. (2 of the 4 solar panels purchased from Big Sky Lumber were bad.)
The longest term member of the ERA board is Tom WW7O. Mal N7GS was elected as his replacement.
Upgrade Honor Roll
This column honors all who receive or upgrade their license through the GHRC in 2000.
Congratulations to all who upgraded!
Vikki Bohlman KD7HGY
Scott Graber KD7HGZ
Andy Macrae KD7HXA
Shelley Peterson KD7HXB
Melody Schimpf KD7HXC
Ross Snider KD7IEV
Tanner Currie KD7KKM
J. L. Stuker KD7KRY
Charles Sucharda KD7KRZ
Steven Shaw KD7LIC
Andrew Jesaitis KD7EMO
Wendy Reeser KD7DYW
James Sweaney KD7DYU
Ron Schimpf KD7FVR
Darrell Berreth KC7NHF
Don Wilson KC7EWZ
Pat Sands N7SVI
Don Bissell K7DRB
Kurt Borge KC7PFG
Gordon Lister KD7HHA
William Loman N7PWC
Kent Rudolph N7WHL
Glen Gallier KD7AEP
Glen Bradbury KD7AZT
Robert Williams N7ODM
Walt Baxter WB7USV
Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
Ric Helvey KB7KB
John Nash K7YXU
Doug Peterson KK7VC
Don Regli KI7OJ
Larry Cronenwett KA7WXN
Dale Heidner W7NAV
Theodore Hundtoft KA7QCY
Willard Cox N7FMT
Greg Estep KC7SK
Jim Fuller N7VMR
Jerome McDonald W7FVB
Albert Zoller W6OTE
Darrell Berreth KC7NHF
Harley Leach KI7XF
Theodore Hudtoft KA7QCY
Michael McFeters KE7VQ
Carl Bartman KD7AZX
Mabel Berreth KC7RCU
Greg Estep KC7SK
VE Test Sessions
Test sessions are held at 9 am in room 632 at
Cobleigh Hall on the MSU Campus the first Saturday AFTER the first Thursday during the following months: December, March, June, September. This schedule may be revised. Make sure to check your newsletter each month for any changes to the VE Testing Schedule.
For more info: Contact Jack, N7ODN
PLEASE HELP OUT
Feb 6 (open)
Feb 13 (open)
Feb 20 (open)
Feb 27 (open
Mar 13 (open)
Mar 20 (open)
Mar 27 (open)
If you’ve not signed up as a net control operator yet, please do so! As members of the GHRC, each of us should take a half an hour each month to run the net. This is a very small sacrifice of time which greatly enhances the quality of our net and club.
If you’ve never run the net before, contact KC7EWZ, Don for info on running the net. It’s really easy! Running the net is a great experience which will help prepare you for participating in emergency communications.
The net is every Tuesday evening at 8:00 PM on 146.88.
TECHNICIAN CLASS COURSE
The Gallatin Ham Radio Club will be sponsoring a short course for preparation to take the Technician Class exam during the March 3, 2001 VE Exam session. The course will be held on four evenings, February 19, 21, 23, and 26 at MSU’s Cobleigh Hall room 632. Each session will be dominantly video tapes and discussion. There will be a $30.00 fee required to take the course. The fee covers the book being used to accompany the course, the exam fee ($10.00 mandated beginning January 1, 2001), and a minor amount to cover the cost of copies to be handed out in the class. Spread the word and have any interested parties contact Jack Myers, N7ODN at 587-3511 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Advanced registration will be required by February 5, 2001 for attendance in order to allow time for the books to be ordered and arrive by the first meeting.
NORTHERN ROCKIES WEAK
TUESDAY EVENING AT 8:30PM ON 144.200 USB.
FORMAT IS CASUAL ROUND TABLE.
NET CONTROL IS BOB N7CZ AND JIM N7YO IN GREAT FALLS.
Eggs @ 4-Corners
Schedule of Events
|Feb. 1st – Club Meeting 7PM at Sacajawea Middle School|
|Feb. 3rd – Ham and eggs at 4-corners café 7:30AM.|
|Feb. 6th – 146.88 net at 8pm|
|Feb. 10th – Ham and eggs at 4-corners café 7:30 am|
|Feb 13th – 146.88 net at 8PM.|
|Feb. 17th – Ham and eggs at 4-corners café 7:30 am|
|Feb. 20th – 146.88 net at 8pm|
|Feb. 24rd – Ham and eggs at 4-corners café 7:30 am|
|Feb. 27th – 146.88 net at 8pm|
|Mar. 1st – Club meeting 7pm at Sacajawea Middle School|
If you have any events you would like to see posted here, please email or mail them to the Editor for inclusion in the March newsletter. Deadline: 27th.
Hamfests & National Amateur Radio Events
North American Sprint
Phone 0000-0400Z Feb 4th (local time Feb 3rd)
CW is 0000-0400Z Feb 11th (local time Feb 10th)
See Feb QST page 111 for details
Ten Ten International Net Winter Phone QSO Party
From 0000Z Feb 3 until 2400Z Feb 4
See Feb QST, page 111 for details
ARRL International DX Contest CW
See Dec 2000 QST , page 110 for details