April 2019 Meeting Minutes

April 2019 Minutes  Present: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ President Norm Reger KD7TQM Vice President Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer Harley Leach KI7XF Don Godward N7FLT Gary Gramer KI7QVZ T Rozenbroek KB2BCG Bruce Robertson KJ7EX David Hohmann AG7OF Renee Reger KF7DER Leon Helms N6VS Jim Hall AA8Y Ralph Bergantine KV7PFH Mark Kramer KG7EUO Jim Drummond WA7MKN Matt Cloninger KJ7CTH Larry Hayden KF7L Call to Order: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ called the meeting to order @7:00 PM. Followed by introductions. Minutes: Accepted Treasurer’s Report: Beginning balance; $1,590.00 Income from dues; $40.00 Expenses; $0.00; Ending Balance; $1,630. There has been a donation of $500 in the remembrance of Jack Meyers. This will be added to the next report Ham test: Nine people took the test last session. The new digital formatting worked out really well. It made grading the tests real simple ERA: -Bridger Building: The estimate on the cost of the building was $35,000 too low. Bridger Bowl paid the difference. They will be paid back by with an interest free loan over a five year period. The rent for the building has doubled for everyone using the building including the hams. It will now be $125 per month for 88 months. The ERA is trying to come up with ways to afford these cost. Donations can be made to the Eagle Head Repeater Association via pay pal. A donation of $500 was made to the ham club in remembrance of Jack Meyers N7ODN. It was voted and approved to give that money to the ERA. SAR: Two events; One event was up Olson Creek and the other event was in Storm Castle. Both were snowmobile related 88 Net: There were ten hams that checked in last Thursday Foxhunt: Harley Leach KI7XF- Hunts will start soon now that the snow is going away HF: Don Godward N7FLT-It really stinks DMR: Nothing reported APRS: Nothing reported Gardiner repeater/NYARC (North Yellowstone Armature Radio Club): David Hohmann AG7OF-There is fourteen to fifteen members now Old Business: • Website Updates: David Hohmann AG7DF- Winter Field Day pictures are now up • Tour DE Cure: • GHRC Christmas Dinner: No new info. • Summer Field Day: New Business: No new business Announcements/Reminders: • Presentations- GHRC is in need of people to volunteer for presentations! Please consider doing something! It doesn’t have to be big; a slide show, a ham related interest, a demonstration, etc. Please contact Norm Reger KD7TQM or any officer if interested • Remember dues! GHRC and ERA Meeting Adjourned @ 7:40 P.M. Presentation: Jim Drummond WA7MKN shared Field Day pictures from 1969. They will be added to the web site. Jim also shared an article from 1970 about Field Day. A list of members from 1969 and 1970 was passed around and some old ham radio books to share. Thanks for sharing Jim! ~ If you’d like to do a presentation please talk to Norm Reger KD7TQM or bring it up at the next meeting May: Don Wilson KC7EWZ-Coax and rope coiling  Ron Glass/WN7Y- CGY-19 June: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS- Minutes respectfully submitted by Falicia Anderson KF7TAH W7ED Club Information: Gallatin Ham Radio Club address: GHRC, PO Box 4381, Bozeman, MT, 59772 W7ED Website: gallatinhamradio.com Facebook: Montana Ham Radio Email group (yahoo group)/Reflector: w7ed@yahoo.com Yearly Due Information: -GHRC Dues; $10 for student, $20 for single member, $25 for family. Please give check or cash to Eric Anderson AC7V GHRC Treasurer, there is no PayPal account at this time – ERA Dues; Suggested annual $30, can be paid online with PayPal or given to Ray Harbeck KG7RAU ERA President -MRLA Dues; can be paid to Harley Leach KI7XF GHRC 2019 EVENTS Schedule • Field Day: June 22-23 • Bridger Ridge Run: August 10th • Belgrade Fall Fest: September 21st