February 2020 Meeting Minutes

February 2020 Minutes
February 6, 2020

Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS President
Vice President
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Gary Gramer KI7QVZ
Jim Drummond WA7MKN
Curtis DeVault W0GIS
Todd Gahagan WA7U
Trevor Lanes KG7KCV
Troy Lanes KF7HG
Jim Sheldon W7CLS
George Siverts AG7YP
Jerry Gregoire N7JGG
Scott Bechtle KJ7DCC
Thomas Rozenbroek KB2BCG
Larry Hayden KF7L

Call to Order: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS called the meeting to order @7:00 PM.
Minutes: No Minutes for January were recorded. Minutes can be found on Gallatin Ham Webpage: gallatinhamradio.com
Treasurer’s Report: Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer; starting balance of $1,557.10, income of $200 in dues, no expenses, ending balance $1,757.10
Ham test: Nothing reported
ERA: Officers; Harley Leach KI7XF President, Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS Treasurer
~At the next meeting there will be a more formal explanation of what ERA is and does. ERA will be going over financials on the projector. Please donate, anything helps. It was suggested that “smile” be set up through Amazon.It was suggested that “smile” be set up through Amazon. Smile donates a small portion of the money made from your purchases to nonprofits. This is something the user must set up as well as the nonprofit
SAR: Curtis DeVault W0GIS; been quiet. A $36,000 donation to SAR will be used for new radios in the SAR office
88 Net: Treavor Lanes KG7KCV; still doing it. Three to Six check-ins per week
Foxhunt: Todd Gahagan WA7U; There might have been a hunt last Saturday
HF: Has been bad
DMR: Todd Gahagan WA7U; Local DMR repeaters are all on air except for High Flats. There has been lots of activity in Helena. It’s bringing the whole state together
APRS: Nothing reported
NYAR/Gardiner repeater: Nothing reported

Old Business:
• Holiday Dinner: Don Wilson KC7EWZ is checking into Farmhouse Café. Could do it at Famous Dave or the sub at MSU

New Business:
• Summer BBQ: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS would like to bring back the summer BBQ. Possibly on a Friday evening at the Bozeman Ponds in August. Possible other venues are River Rock or at the Rotary Park across from MAPS Brewery
• Getting More/New people involved: Suggestions; Go to more local events like the Christmas Stroll, Sweet Pea or Digger Days. Set up a table to display what GHRC is about. Could also have a fire at that event if the weather is cold or pass out candy


 Februarys Presentation: Thank you to Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS for a great show and tell from the Quartz Fest
 Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS: possible presentations; grounding and bounding, mesh, Baker to Vegas Run and Practical Connectors.
 If you’d like to do a presentation please talk to Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS or bring it up at the next meeting. Anything would be fun! Dutch Oven cooking has even been brought up as a possible fun presentation….any takers???
• April:
• May:
• June:

GHRC 2020 Events Schedule
• Winter Field Day:
• Field Day: June 27th & 28th; Gallatin Gateway (Bruce’s old place) It was suggested to hold FD in a more obvious area for new recruits. Like at the fair grounds
• Payton Memorial: July 11th
• Bridger Ridge Run: on schedule
• Cycle Greater Yellowstone: Jim Halfpenny K9YNP; August
• Belgrade Fall Fest:

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:51 P.M.
Next Meeting: March 5th

Minutes respectfully submitted by Falicia Anderson KF7TAH
• All minutes can be found on W7ED Website: gallatinhamradio.com

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
-MRLA Dues; Donation based: suggested annual due of $50. Paid to Harley Leach KI7XF

2020 GHRC Officers:
President: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
Vice President: Available
Treasurer: Eric Anderson AC7V
Secretary: Falicia Anderson KF7TAH