December 2018 Minutes

Bruce Walker KE7SJZ President
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Don Godward N7FLT
Harley Leach KI7XF
Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
Gary Gramer KI7QVC
Norm Reger KD7TQM
Renee Reger KF7DER
David Hohmann AG7DF
Jerry Gregoire N7JGG
Skeet Archer W7LFX
Ray Harbeck KG7RAU
Anne Harbeck KG7RAS
Michael Andersen N7DAY
Matt Cloninger
Don Wilson KC7EWZ
Rich Michau W7AMT
Jon Benson N7JLD

Call to Order: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ called the meeting to order @7:00 PM. Followed by introductions.
Minutes: Accepted
Treasurer’s report: Beginning balance; $1,379.83 Income from dues; $20 Ending Balance; $1,399.83
Ham test: Harley Leach KI7XF-Day after tomorrow. 25 participants predicted
ERA: Ray Harbeck KG7RAU-Please consider donating. Funds are very low
-Bridger Building
SAR: Don Godward N7FLT-SAR had been very quiet
88 Net: Skeet Archer W7LFX- There has been about 7-8 check-ins per week
Foxhunt: Harley Leach KI7XF-Nothing due to failing radios
HF: Don Godward N7FLT- 10 Meter this weekend
DMR: Skeet Archer W7LFX-A lot of local activity and a lot of out of state hams monitoring
APRS: Skeet Archer W7LFX-up and running great

Old Business:
• North Yellowstone Amateur Radio Club: David Hohmann AG7DF- First meeting is next week. We will be electing officers, etc.
• 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; Suggestions on where to go
 Senior Center/potluck/catered. Harley Leach KI7XF will check on it
• Ham Fest 2019; there may not be a ham fest next year. There has been no profit gain. For the past few years we have been joining with The Church of Latter Day Saints and the preparedness expo but they may not be continuing with this event next year
 Are there any other Ham clubs interested in combining?

• 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
• SAR Board parent organization; Curtis DeVault W0GIS will be taking over Don Wilson KC7EWZ position as the SAR representative

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:28 P.M.

Presentation: Harley Leach KI7XF on the MRLA. Thank you!
Next month: Jerry Gregoire N7JGG-Hawaii ham room and telescope slide show
February: Harley Leach KI7XF-MRLA in depth
March: 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:
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 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: