April 2018 Meeting Minutes

April 2018 Minutes

Bruce Walker KE7SJZ President
Ray Harbeck KG7RAU Vice President
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Cody Harbeck KG7TQL
Don Godward N7FLT
Wayd Walker WA7YD
Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
Curtis DeVault KB7GIS
Harley Leach KI7XF
Walt Weaver KB0VHB
Jerry McDonald W7FVB
Debbie Daniels KI7UYJ
Pat Sands AE7NZ
Jim Hall AA8Y
Todd Gahagen WA7U
David Hohmann AG7DF
Jerry Gregoire KD7WLX
Fred Cady KE7X
Dale Bartholomew W3MN
Glenn Bradbury AG7MH
Gary Gramer KI7QVZ
Jim Danielson KI7UYI
Larry Hayden KF7L
James Burk KG7OMB

Call to Order: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ called the meeting to order @6:58 PM. Followed by introductions
Minutes: Accepted
Treasurer’s report: Beginning Balance of $1,651.45; collected $155 in dues; Ending balance of $1,806.45
Ham test: Harley Leach KI7XF- Went good, everyone passed
ERA: Bridger Building; there has been a few bumps but it’s going good. The new building must be done by August 1st
SAR: Don Godward N7FLT: Searches have been mostly “leaving the last guy behind”, stuck atvs and a missing child found in the kitchen cabinet. Other than it’s been mostly quiet
88 Net: Wayd Walker WA7YD- Same, its moving along
Foxhunt: Harley Leach KI7XF-Would like to have some as soon as the snow melts
HF: Don Godward N7FLT- “Stunk”
MSU Ham;

Old Business:
• Gardiner/Livingston/Paradise Valley repeater: It’s a go! All that needs to be done is the lease put together and signed
• Website Updates: David Hohmann AG7DF-The web site had a bad bug, everything is good now. Continuing with updates and changes. Looking into getting a Facebook account for GHRC. If there is anyone interested in being administrator or an editor please let David know.
• HOA Bill:
• 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-Technicians may have more access to HF frequencies
History of Ham license-still to be passed-Great YouTube video on the subject
• Flex Radio- Bruce Walker KE7SJZ, the lady never responded
• Field Day-Dale Heidner W7NAV will host but is asking GHRC to prepare everything for the event. This includes mowing, tent set up, etc.
• Ham Fest- Ray Harbeck KG7RAU; September 15, 2018. We will be hooking up with the Church of Latter Day Saints

• Cobi Leo, XYL to Bob Leo W7LR, recently passed away. We offer our Condolences to Bob
• April 21-Glacier Swap
• Fred Cady KE7X
o Ham Radio Pod Cast about Elecraft Radios
o Fred needs help with putting a book together about being a successful ham operator
• 7QP-7th area QSO Party; May 5th
• Bruce Walker KE7SJZ President and Ray Harbeck KG7RAU Vice President will both be absent from the meeting in May. We will need someone to lead the meeting

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:43 PM


Minutes respectfully submitted by Falicia Anderson KF7TAH

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
– 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
• Field Day-June
• Bridger Ridge Run-August 11
o Control- Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
o Start-Bruce Walker KE7SJZ
o Baldy-Eric Anderson AC7V
o Bridger- Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS (Curtis? Todd?)
o Ross- Jerry Gregoire KD7WLX
o Finish-Falicia Anderson KF7TAH
• Belgrade Fall Fest- September ;Norm Reger KD7TQM
• Ham Fest-September 15; Ray Harbeck KG7RAU