December 2020 (unoffical) meeting Minutes

December 2020 (unofficial) Minutes
December 3, 2020

Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS President
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Rich Michau W7AMT
Treavor Lanes KG7KCV
Bruce Walker KE7SJZ
Wayd Walker WA7YD
Norm Reger KD7TQM
Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
James Drummond WA7MKN
Harley Leach KI7XF
Ronnie Woods AI7DK

Matt Cloninger KJ7CTH

*I apologize if I did not catch everyone’s name and or call sign correctly. Please let me know if I did not or your not on the list and you joined in for the meeting. Thanks

Due to the Corona Virus and “Shelter in Place” order the December GHRC meeting was held by a directed net on the 88. Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS directed the meeting. Meetings will still be held on the 88 but no official notes will be taken.

Call to Order: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS called the meeting to order @7:00 P.M. on the 88 frequency. There were 16 check-ins
Minutes: Minutes were not read. Minutes can be found on Gallatin Ham Webpage: Minutes have not been official. If you have any corrections to the minutes you can email Falicia Anderson KF7TAH at
Treasurer’s Report: Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer- Ending balance of $1,564.90 no activity. No pay pal set up…mail is the best, see info at bottom of minutes
Ham test: nothing reported
SAR: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS: 5 calls in Nov; 2 canceled quickly, there was a training with CAP a few weeks ago
ERA: Officers; Harley Leach KI7XF President-Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS Treasurer
The repeaters in West Yellow, Big Sky, Bridger Ridge and the 747.7 are working well. MRLA link to the south has a linking problem. Quinn Repeater on Bozeman Pass; changing out part and adding to the machine in Gardenier. The repeater north of Belgrade, 44.65, is working fine.
Finacial Report; we’ve received 2 grants that were applied for; $2000 from (?) Site cut $200.00 (to Eaglehead)
88 Net: Wayd Walker WA7YD-getting a fair amount of check ins last week, a lot of new check-ins. Need a net control operator for the 5th (to fill in ) and 4th week in each month…contact Wayd @ 406-539-7721or website for more info
Foxhunt: Harley Leach KI7XF-Had a hunt 2 weeks ago, good turnout, 3 fox holes within walking distance. No plans for another hunt yet
HF: Norm Reger KD7TQM- ft8 been good, lower band has been really good. Worked Russia and Spain and a few others
DMR: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS everything is up and running as normal. Rich Michau W7AMT-DMR has been pretty active including contacts in Russia
APRS: Treavor Lanes KG7KCV-Repeter at Bridger Ridge seems to have gone deaf
NYAR/Gardiner repeater: Nothing reported
MRLA: Nothing reported


Old Business:
• No old business

New Business:
• Elections:
President: Norm Reger KD7TQM
Vice President: Ronny Woods AI7DK
Treasurer: Eric Anderson AC7V
Secretary: Open
• Club dues due next month for GHRC and ERA

• ERL Report: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS-proposing a $50 fee for getting/renewing licenses
• Discussion on whisper mode and having trouble with the circuit breaker

Presentations: No presentation
~no presentations at this time

GHRC 2020 Events Schedule
~soon to be updated for 2021

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:49 P.M.

Next Meeting: January 4th, 2021 PLEASE READ!
• Due to the Corona Virus we will be having the June GHRC meeting by RADIO on the 88

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

2021 GHRC Officers:
President: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
Vice President: Ronnie Woods AI7DK
Treasurer: Eric Anderson AC7V
Secretary: Available