March 2018 Meeting Minutes

March 2018 Minutes

Bruce Walker KE7SJZ President
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Don Godward N7FLT
Wayd Walker WA7YD
Rich Michau W7AMT
Ray Harbeck KG7RAU
Anne Harbeck KG7RAS
Larry Springer K6PJ
Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
Curtis DeVault KB7GIS
Harley Leach KI7XF
Cody Harbeck KG7TQL
Tori Harbeck
Jim Hall AA8Y
Todd Gahagen WA7U
Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
Jeff Wood KI7CHV
Richard Johnson N7MTQ
David Hink K7DLH
David Hohmann AG7DF
Todd Freitag KC2UTT
Jerry Gregoire KD7WLX

Call to Order: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ called the meeting to order @7:00 PM. Followed by introductions
Minutes: Accepted with minor changes
Treasurer’s report: Beginning Balance of $1,951.45; collected $20 in dues and paid out $320 for insurance. Ending balance of $1,651.45
Ham test: Harley Leach KI7XF- Saturday, March 3rd. About 20 test takers are expected
ERA: Needs Money!
-Bridger Building; the lease was delivered to the county; so the legals can be approved. The building is expected to be done by August
-A lot of repeater work has been done
-Hytera USA check in is at 8:30pm
SAR: Don Godward N7FLT: One head injury and one call for a missing man in Big Sky. Curtis DeVault KB7GIS helped out with mapping on a Flathead search
88 Net: Wayd Walker WA7YD- Record check-ins, 16 last week with Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
-There are controllers for each week now
MSU Ham;
Class: Larry Springer K6PJ-Two sessions were run with a rough count of 12 to 15 takers

Old Business:
• Gardiner/Livingston/Paradise Valley repeater:
• Website Updates: David Hohmann AG7DF-continuous updates are being made to pages; meeting, contact, silent key, field day, Elmer and podcast pages. A DMR page will be added with the help of Todd Gahagen WA7U and Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
• HOA Bill: Still in progress
• 2018 Dues are due (information on the bottom of the page)
o MRLA dues are needed to keep it up and running

New Business:
• ARRL is petitioning the FCC for technicians to gain access to limited HF frequencies

• Glacier Waterton Ham Fest-July 19-22, 2018
• Saturday; State Sponsor Emergency Response from 9-noon, 3.910k, 88 analog, DMR

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:40 PM

Presentation: Harley Leach KI7XF- Bomb Threat at the Sacajawea Middle School “show and tell”

Minutes respectfully submitted by Falicia Anderson KF7TAH

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 or given to Ray Harbeck
KG7RAU ERA President
-MRLA Dues; can be paid to Harley Leach KI7XF

GHRC 2018 EVENTS Schedule
• Bridger Ridge Run-August
o Control- Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
o Start-Bruce Walker KE7SJZ
o Baldy-Eric Anderson AC7V
o Bridger- Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS (still need 2 more volunteers here)
o Ross- Jerry Gregoire KD7WLX
o Finish-Falicia Anderson KF7TAH
• Belgrade Fall Fest-September