January 2021 (unofficial) Meeting Minutes

January 2021 (unofficial) Minutes
January 7, 2020

Norm Reger KD7TQM President
Ronnie Woods AI7DK Vice President
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Rich Michau W7AMT
Treavor Lanes KG7KCV
Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
Todd Gahagan WA7U
Harley Leach KI7XF
Matt Cloninger KJ7CTH
Skeet Archer W7LFX
Larry Hayden KF7L
Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
Alex Europa K9ALE
Walt Weaver KB0VHB

Due to the Corona Virus and “Shelter in Place” order the January 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. Neil then turned over control to Norm Reger KD7TQM (our new president) There were 15 check-ins
Minutes: Minutes were not read. Minutes can be found on Gallatin Ham Webpage: gallatinhamradio.com. Minutes have not been official. If you have any corrections to the minutes you can email Falicia Anderson KF7TAH at kf7tah@yahoo.com
Treasurer’s Report: Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer- Income of $80 in dues, No Expenses, Ending balance of $1,644.00
No pay pal set up…mail is the best; GHRC/Eric Anderson  PO Box 4381, Bozeman, MT, 59772
Ham test: Nothing reported
SAR: Skeet Archer W7LFX-Big Sky has been active. Other than that nothing major
ERA: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS-88 Repeater; trying to get test equipment up to site. The ski patrol is willing to help transport equipment. ERA dues are due. An email will be sent out with the treasurers report. We are working on a grant from Oracle, they may match any contributions 1 for 1. So please hold off on sending contributions until more is known. Thanks
Harley Leach KI7XF- Not sure what is wrong with the 88 repeater
88 Net: Rich Michau W7AMT-Been busy, good attendance in the last 3 to 4 weeks
Foxhunt: Harley Leach KI7XF-No plans for another hunt yet
HF: Norm Reger KD7TQM- ft8 been good on the 20 meters
DMR: Todd Gahagan WA7U-There has been talk about a plan for hotspots.
Rich Michau W7AMT-Worldwide has been extremely busy
APRS: Treavor Lanes KG7KCV-Repeter at Bridger Ridge seems to have gone deaf
NYAR/Gardiner repeater: Nothing reported
MRLA: Nothing reported


Old Business:
• Thank you to all the officers who served in 2020. Thank you to Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS for being President, Eric Anderson Ac7V Treasurer and Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
~Welcome to Norm Reger KD7TQM our 2021 President and to Ronnie Woods AI7DK our new 2021 Vice President. Thank you Eric Anderson AC7V for your continued dedication to the treasurer’s position. If there is any one who’d like to fill the secretary position please let an officer know. Thank you

New Business:
• Club Dues; GHRC and ERA: please remember to donate to the MRLA
• FCC: $35 renewal fee to come later in the year- Todd Gahagan WA7U
• Secretary: GHRC is looking for a new secretary
• Skeet Archer W7LFX-There are volunteers to get equipment to the 88
• MRLA donations would be greatly appreciated



Presentations: No presentation
~no presentations at this time

GHRC 2021 Events Schedule
• Bridger Ridge Run-July (more info to come) Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
• Field Day-
• Winter Field Day-(end of January 2022)

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:34 P.M.

Next Meeting: February 7th, 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: 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 or mail to; GHRC, PO Box 4381, Bozeman, MT, 59772. There is no PayPal account

– 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 ( We are working on a grant from Oracle, they may match any contributions 1 for 1. So please hold off on sending contributions until more is known. Thanks)

-MRLA Dues; Donation based: suggested annual due of $50. Paid to Harley Leach KI7XF or sent to Montana Repeater Link Association, c/o Harley Leach, 4620 Conestoga Circlle
Bozeman, MT 59715

2021 GHRC Officers:
President: Norm Reger KD7TQM
Vice President: Ronnie Woods AI7DK 
Treasurer: Eric Anderson AC7V
Secretary: Available (Falicia Anderson KF7TAH)