January 2019 Meeting Minutes

January 2019 Minutes

Bruce Walker KE7SJZ President
Norm Reger KD7TQM Vice President
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Don Godward N7FLT
Harley Leach KI7XF
Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
Gary Gramer KI7QVC
Renee Reger KF7DER
Skeet Archer W7LFX
Matt Cloninger KJ7CTH
Don Wilson KC7EWZ
Rich Michau W7AMT
Todd Gahagen WA7U
Jim Hall AA8Y
Wayd Walker WA7YD
Glenn Bradbury AG7MH
Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
Stan Horst KA6ZFL

Call to Order: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ called the meeting to order @7:00 PM. Followed by introductions.
Minutes: Accepted
Treasurer’s report: Beginning balance; $$1,399.83 Income from dues; $40.17 Ending Balance; $1,440.00
Ham test: Harley Leach KI7XF-26 participants
ERA: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS-
-Please consider donating. ERA is in a word of hurt. The ERA is asking for $100 donations or whatever you can afford to give. All the repeater work and maintenance has been done by a few Hams that contribute out of their own pockets and with equipment they have purchased and donated or previously owned. The ERA is a nonprofit, but the nonprofit has been canceled by the government. Back taxes of three years need to be paid. An attorney will need to be hired to get it back to a nonprofit and new bylaws established. Two years of back rent for the repeater site also needs to be paid. If you’d like to make a donation there is a PayPal on the ERA website and Facebook or you can give cash or check to Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS, Harley Leach KI7XF or Bruce Walker KE7SJZ. The ERA is asking everyone for donations especially those who use the repeater, in state or not, member or not.
-Bridger Building
SAR: Don Godward N7FLT-slow
88 Net: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ – 5 check-ins last week
Foxhunt: Harley Leach KI7XF-Nothing
HF: Don Godward N7FLT- nothing
DMR: Going good. There are more and more hot spots available. More people are using it and its bringing Hams in other states closer to one another
APRS: Wayd Walker WA7YD-nothing new, everything’s working
 Gardiner repeater- hot spot by Costco. The plan is to hook it to the MRLA

Old Business:
• Website Updates: David Hohmann AG7DF- Web site pictures need some work. Is anyone willing to volunteer for this? If you could at least take a look at the pictures and tag them. If you have information on a picture like when, where, who and what, please pass the info along to David.
• Winter Field Day: Wayd Walker WA7YD-Location is at the Headwaters State Park Campground. January 26-27. There will be wall tents and the club trailer. BYO-Chili to add to the chili pot on Saturday night.
 Help is needed for set up on Friday night and tear down on Sunday

New Business:
• GHRC Christmas Dinner; The plan is Montana Ale Works on a Saturday night towards the end of February. There is a room in the back that can be reserved. Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS is working on the details and will be announced at Februarys meeting
• 2019 Officers:
Bruce Walker KE7SJZ President
Norm Reger KD7TQM Vice President
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
*Thank you to all the officers who served in 2018, Welcome to Norm Reger KD7TQM our 2019 Vice President

• Dues will be coming up in January 2019. There is more information at the bottom of the minutes
• Presentations; we need people to volunteer for presentations! Please consider doing something! It doesn’t have to be big; a slide show, a ham related interest, a demonstration, etc. Please contact Norm Reger KD7TQM or any officer if interested
• Summer Field Day: Skeet Archer W7LFX is working on a spot

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:52 P.M.

Presentation: (order may be wrong!)
February: Harley Leach KI7XF-MRLA in depth
March: Jerry Gregoire N7JGG-Hawaii ham room and telescope slide show
April: Harley Leach KI7XF-Repetor work & how

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: