Gallatin Ham Radio Club
Meeting Minutes for September 2, 2010
Due to a late helicopter several members, including our President were late or unable to attend. They were working at the Bridger Repeater site. Vice President Allan Schrum, AI4RO stepped in for Todd Gahagan, WA7U. Kathi Gregoire, N7UNI stepped in and took minutes in place of our regular secretary, Don Wilson, KC7EWZ
Present at the meeting and signing the role sheet:
Allan Schrum, AI4RO
Ray S. Babcock, AD5RB
Vivian Linden, K7CUB
Kathi Gregoire, N7UNI
Jerry Gregoire, KD7WLX
Dale Heidner, W7NAV
Kay Newman, N7ZHN
Norm Reger, KD7TQM
Bob Bare, KF7BBL
Bruce Walker, KE7SJZ
Don Godward, N7FLT
Don Ward, AC7VY
VP Allan Schrum, AI4RO called the meeting to order at 7pm
Introductions with one highlight from the summer were shared by each person.
Old Business: no old business
Treasurer's report: $2,580.12
AI4RO requested ideas for programs.
School club: in process of moving an antenna. Earned 1st place in school club round-up!
Will be starting up again first part of October.
VE: testing this Saturday, so far 3 have signed up to take tests. Location is conference
room in Search and Rescue building (same room GHRC has monthly meetings)
Foxhunt: this Saturday 10am - 1pm
Repeaters: repairs have been done to .88 and the .82 - .88 link. New generator installed
Belgrade : September 25th. Contact Norm, KD7TQM for more info.
: Jerry, KD7WLX has a good number of volunteers and willing to take more.
Contact Jerry for more info. Tour de Cure is a fundraiser for the American
Diabetes Association held near Three Forks September 11. Will be
using the .38 in local mode and .88 repeaters.
Ridge Run: Kay Newman, N7ZHN said this was the most "uneventful" Ridge Run.
There were 42 no shows and 307 started the race.
Lewis and Clark Marathon: went well
Search and Rescue: pretty quiet summer.
New Business: club events are paid for from the club account. For example, the summer picnic
facility rental and burgers and dogs, condiments.
It was noted that not many GHRC members travel to other Ham events in the state.
Meeting adjourned at 7:45pm and was followed by the program, "Antenna Modeling: Basic Theory and Practical Software" by Allan Schrum, AI4RO