September Meeting Minutes

September 2021 Minutes
September 2, 2021

Norm Reger KD7TQM President
Ronnie Woods AI7DK Vice President
Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS Treasurer
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Gary Gramer KI7QVZ
Larry Hayden KF7L
Rich Michau W7AMT
Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
Gene Shea KB7Q
Todd Gahagen WA7U
Jim Hall AA8Y
Matt Hopkins K3HOP
Bill Noble KJ7HPC
Don Wilson KC7EWZ
Harley Leach KI7XF
Curtis DeVault W0GIS
Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
George Siverts AG7YP
Jeremy Chvilicek KJ7TUJ
Leon Helms N6VS

The GHRC September meeting was held in person at the SAR building. GHRC President Norm Reger KD7TQM directed the meeting.

Call to Order: Norm Reger KD7TQM called the meeting to order @7:00 P.M.
Minutes: Minutes were not read. Minutes can be found on Gallatin Ham Webpage: If you have any corrections to the minutes please email Falicia Anderson KF7TAH at or bring the changes to attention at the next meeting. Due to the Corona Virus and holding meetings via net on the 88 there have been no official minutes since April.
~Thank you to Matt Hopkins K3HOP. Matt will be taking over the position of secretary in the next few months.
Treasurer’s Report Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS Treasurer- Starting balance of $1,616.80, Income in dues, No expenses; ending balance about $1,800.00
~A huge Thank You to Eric Anderson AC7V for holding the treasurer position since 2012. Your time and effort is much appreciated. Thank you to Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS for taking over that position
Ham test: Nothing reported
SAR: Curtis DeVault W0GIS-There has been an official division of the sheriff’s office. There is talk of a new building in Four Corners. The original SAR room will be kept.
• SAR HAMS have been renamed to SAR coms. The SAR coms still want to be affiliated with the GHRC
• SAR calls this year: 106, Average year: 98, mostly medical calls
ERA: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS- A lot of HAM equipment was donated and sold, about $2,000 worth. Thanks to W7FJB’s family (Call sign may not be correct)
• The ERA balance is now 2,223.48
• Insurance runs about $300-500 per year. Discussion was held whether to keep insured or to let it go
MRLA: Dues/donations would be greatly appreciated as well as ERA and GHRC dues
88 Net: Matt Hopkins K3HOP-Lots of new hams checking in. Most of which do not attend the GHRC. Net could possibly be revised to get more involved with the club
Foxhunt: Harley Leach KI7XF-There has been a few, good turnout. It has been fun. Will have them when we can
HF: Nothing Reported
DMR: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS- Wyoming programmed and ready to be put in. All others are working great
APRS: Nothing Reported
MRLA: Dues/donations would be greatly appreciated

Old Business: No old business

New Business:
• GHRC liability insurance: voted to keep
• Repeater Insurance: voted to drop
• W7ED Trailer: discussion on whether to keep or let go. Will be voted on at a later meeting
• Matt Hopkins K3HOP-volunteered to take over the secretary position. Thank you
• Bozeman Ice Climbing Event- Matt Hopkins K3HOP-Would like more comm help
• Livingston 146.91 100HZ-MRLA; new repeater from Quinn Peak to Myers Flat to Eagles Nest. Repeater at Grey Cliff is broken

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

Presentations: Thank you to Gene Shea KB7Q for a great presentation on moon bounce.
~ Octobers presentation will be on DMR given by Tom Gasta WR7AGT

GHRC 2021 Events Schedule
• Field Day; Raiders Burg-unofficial but had a good time
• Bridger Ridge Run; Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH-turned out good
• Blazing Saddles; Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH-successful, no causalities, possibly last year for it
• Winter Field Day-(end of January 2022)

Meeting Adjourned @ 8:00 P.M.

Next Meeting: October 7th, 2021 7p.m. in the SAR building

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, 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: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
Secretary: (Falicia Anderson KF7TAH) Matt Hopkins K3HOP