February 2021 Meeting Minutes (Unofficial)

February 4, 2021

Norm Reger KD7TQM President
Ronnie Woods AI7DK Vice President
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Rich Michau W7AMT
Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
Todd Gahagan WA7U
Walt Weaver KB0VHB
Wayd Walker WA7YD
Gary Gramer KI7QVZ
Jeff Riedel KJ7IXV
Bruce Walker KJ7SJZ

Due to the Corona Virus, the February GHRC meeting was held by a directed net on the 88. GHRC President Norm Reger KD7TQM directed the meeting. Meetings will be held on the 88 until further notice. Minutes will be taken but will not be official

Call to Order: Norm Reger KD7TQM called the meeting to order @7:00 P.M. on the 88 frequency. There were 13 check-ins
Minutes: Minutes were not read. Minutes can be found on Gallatin Ham Webpage: gallatinhamradio.com. Minutes are not official. If you have any corrections to the minutes you can email Falicia Anderson KF7TAH at kf7tah@yahoo.com or bring the changes to attention on the net
Treasurer’s Report: Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer- Income of $60.00 in dues, Expense of $323.30 for liability insurance; Ending balance of $1,380.80
No pay pal set up…mail is the best; GHRC, PO Box 4381, Bozeman, MT, 59772
Ham test: Nothing reported
SAR: Nothing reported
ERA: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS-holding pattern. ERA dues are due. We are working on a grant from Oracle, they may match any contributions 1 for 1.  please hold off on sending contributions until more is known. Allan Schrum AI4RO is currently working this. Thanks
88 Repeater-Harley Leach KI7XF along with others are going to hike up and do maintenance
MRLA dues/donations would be greatly appreciated as well as ERA and GHRC dues
88 Net: Wayd Walker WA7YD-88 net is going well, plenty of control operators. We will need another operator for each month with a 5th Tuesday
Foxhunt: Nothing reported
HF: Norm Reger KD7TQM made quite a few contacts on the FT8
DMR: Todd Gahagan WA7U-There has been a lot of new people. There are 5 DMR repeaters currently. West Yellowstone is ready to go. Skeet Archer W7LFX has his tuned up. Systems working really well
APRS: Nothing Reported
MRLA: Dues/donations would be greatly appreciated

Old Business: No old business

New Business:
• Club dues due for 2021; GHRC, ERA and MRLA
o ERA: 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
• Secretary and Treasurer: GHRC is looking for a new secretary and treasurer
• Discussion on holding the GHRC meeting via net-We will continue to meet on the 88 at 7pm on the first Thursday of the month for the next month or so
• Ronnie Woods AI7DK Vice President is getting together a small group to plan new programs and ideas for 2021.

Announcements/Reminders/Comments: No Announcements/Reminders/Comments

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-Location is being discussed
• Winter Field Day-(end of January 2022)

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:30 P.M.

Next Meeting: March 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: 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, mail is best; GHRC, PO Box 4381, Bozeman, MT, 59772
– ERA Dues; Suggested annual $30, can be paid online with PayPal or sent to the Eaglehead Repeater Association, POB 4381, Bozeman, MT 59772-438
-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: Available (Eric Anderson AC7V)
Secretary: Available (Falicia Anderson KF7TAH)