October 2018 Meeting Minutes

October 2018 Minutes

Bruce Walker KE7SJZ President
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Bruce Walker KE7SJZ President
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Don Godward N7FLT
Harley Leach KI7XF
David Gianforte AE7JY
Larry Hayden KF7L
Curtis DeVault W0GIS
Leon Helms N6VS
Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
Mark Kramer
Wayd Walker WA7YD
Glenn Bradbury AG7MH
Gary Fisher N7EOL
Pat Sands AE7NZ
Jeremy Gingerich KE0ADQ
Jeff Wood K??HCV
Gary Gramer KI7QVC
John Benson N7JLD
Norm Reger KD7TQM
Renee Reger KF7DER
Kay Newman N7ZHN
Todd Gahagan WA7U
Mike Frantum KJ6DNH
David Hohmann AG7DF
Kathi Gregoire N7UNI
Jerry Gregoire N7JGG

Call to Order: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ called the meeting to order @7:00 PM. Followed by introductions.
Minutes: Accepted
Treasurer’s report: Beginning balance; $859.73. There was income from dues of $40. $39.90 was paid out for our web name. Ending Balance; $859.83
Ham test: Went good. There was a special test secession held before the meeting for Megan, she passed
ERA: Nothing reported
-Bridger Building
SAR: SAR had been very quiet and then events went crazy. One person was pulled out of the Gallatin. There was one heart attack victim, a dementia patient and one missing person in Tom Minor Basin
88 Net: Wayd Walker WA7YD- 88 repeater is down but going good
Foxhunt: Harley Leach KI7XF-Saturday
HF: Don Godward N7FLT- “stunk” Don Godward N7FLT placed first in the NW Division
DMR: Norm Reger KD7TQM -Big Sky’s up and running as well as Red Mountain. There are plans for the West Yellowstone repeater as well
APRS: The Mandeville, Lone Mountain and Red Mountain repeaters are sending packets

Old Business:
• North Yellowstone Amateur Radio Club: David Hohmann AG7DF- 146.98 -100hertz
Club is a nonprofit. There are 10 members. The repeater reaches really far, all the way to the end of the Lamar Valley
• Website Updates: David Hohmann AG7DF-the web site is now https making it more secure and links now. Backups have been made, forms updated and a buy/sell/swap page has been added that will be linked directly to the reflector
• Ham Fest/Prepper Fest- Went fine. There was a small turnout and a small profit from donated equipment
• Bridger Ridge Run: Kay Newman N7ZHN-Thank you to everyone who helped out. Everyone went above and beyond, you are much appreciated. BRR donated money to the GHRC in the amount of $500 and to the Eagle Head Repeater Association in the amount of $500
• Fall Fest: Norm Reger KD7TQM- Turned out good. The Police Department really appreciates the help. Thanks Everyone, do it again next year
• Winter Field Day: Wayd Walker WA7YD-Location is at the Headwaters State Park Campground. There will be wall tents and the club trailer. BYO-Chili to add to the chili pot on Saturday night

New Business:
• Boy Scouts Camporee: Went good. The Enigma presentation was a big hit, thanks Harley Leach KI7XF. Thanks to Wayd Walker WA7YD and Curtis DeVault W0GIS for the basic radio knowledge presentation and thanks to Ray Harbeck KG7RAU for the Morse Code presentation

• Elections of officers will be in December. If you would like to be an officer talk to Bruce Walker KE7SJZ the GHRC President or any other officer
• Dues will be coming up in January 2019. There is more information at the bottom of the minutes

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:31 P.M.

Next month:

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 2019 EVENTS Schedule
• Winter Field Day: Wayd Walker WA7YD-January 26-27
@Headwaters State park Campground
• Field Day: June 22-23
• Bridger Ridge Run:
• Belgrade Fall Fest:
• Ham Fest: