May 2020 meeting Minutes

May 7, 2020

Vice President
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Bruce Walker KE7SJZ
Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
Norm Reager KD7TQM
Rich Michau W7AMT
Wayd Walker WA7YD
Skeet Archer W7LFX
Gary Gramer KI7QVZ
Pat Sands AE7NZ

Due to the Corona Virus and “Shelter in Place” order the April GHRC meeting was held by a directed net on the 88. Skeet Archer W7LFX directed the meeting.

Call to Order: Skeet Archer W7LFX called the meeting to order @7:00 P.M. on the 88 frequency. There were 10 check-ins
Minutes: Minutes can be found on Gallatin Ham Webpage: If you have any corrections to the May minutes you can email Falicia Anderson KF7TAH at
Treasurer’s Report: Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer; starting balance of $1,783.90, income of $20.00 in dues, expenses of $168.00 for P.O. Box, ending balance of $1,635.90
Ham test: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ: possible online testing, waiting to see how that all pans out
ERA: Officers; Harley Leach KI7XF President, Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS Treasurer-nothing reported
88 Net: Wayd Walker WA7YD-There are operators for every week. Skeet Archer W7LFX mentioned getting some of the younger HAMS to operate the net
Foxhunt: Skeet Archer W7LFX-A hunt was held last Saturday with three foxes. There may possible be another hunt this Saturday
HF: Nothing reported
DMR: Has been active
APRS: Nothing reported
NYAR/Gardiner repeater: Nothing reported

Old Business:
• Summer BBQ:

New Business:
• July and August Meetings: A request was made to continue the on air meetings throughout the normally non active meeting months of July and August. This will be discussed and voted on via web
• Club Logo: Rich Michau W7AMT developed a logo a while ago. Skeet Archer W7LFX has been playing around with the idea as well
• Ridge Run: The Ridge Run has not been canceled as of yet. The run may however start earlier in the morning than in the past. If canceled the run will not be rescheduled. Ross Pass still needs a HAM
• Field Day: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ-Field day has not been canceled as of yet. It may be done by home radios or mobile. Bruce will be camping in Radersburg at the Crow Creek Campground if you’d like to join him for field Day. The campground is BLM, first come first serve basis. There is no charge for camping

• The June meeting will be held on air again. 88 Repeater
• Facebook: Gallatin Ham Radio Club-the Facebook page is being updated more frequently now. There will now be invites to events, etc. Please feel free to add HAM related posts and events

Presentations: No presentation
~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
• September:
• October:

GHRC 2020 Events Schedule
• Field Day: June 27th & 28th; still looking for a place.
 Possible cancellation, Nothing definitive at this point
 Radersburg, Crow Creek Campground
• Summer BBQ: July 9th, Neil Ramhorst KL7JG; Place:
• Payton Memorial/Blazing Saddles: July 11th
• Cycle Greater Yellowstone: August 9th-14th; Jim Halfpenny K9YNP;
• Bridger Ridge Run: August 15th *not canceled as of yet
• Belgrade Fall Fest:

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:25 P.M.

Next Meeting: June 4th PLEASE READ!
• Due to the Corona Virus and “Shelter in Place Order” we will be having the June GHRC meeting by RADIO again. We will keep you posted

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

W7ED Club Information:
Gallatin Ham Radio Club address: GHRC, PO Box 4381, Bozeman, MT, 59772
W7ED Website:
Facebook: Montana Ham Radio
Email group (yahoo group)/Reflector:

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