April 2019 Meeting Minutes

April 2019 Minutes

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
-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

• 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