Tag Archives: 2020

September 2020

September 3, 2020

Present:
Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS President
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Rich Michau W7AMT
Gary Gramer KI7QVZ
Walter Weaver KB0VHB
Treavor Lanes KG7KCV
Michael Farrow K7SFC
Jeffrey Riedel KJ7IXV
Zhaun Paddock AI7BM
Bruce Walker KE7SJZ
Rick Smith KC7AWZ
James Hall AA8Y
Wayd Walker WA7YD
Norm Reger KD7TQM
Don Wilson KV7EWZ

Due to the Corona Virus and “Shelter in Place” order the September GHRC meeting was held by a directed net on the 88. Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS directed the meeting. No official meeting in July and August. Meetings will still be held on the 88 but no official notes will be taken.

Call to Order: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS called the meeting to order @7:00 P.M. on the 88 frequency. There were 16 check-ins
Minutes: Minutes were read. Minutes can be found on Gallatin Ham Webpage: gallatinhamradio.com. If you have any corrections to the June minutes you can email Falicia Anderson KF7TAH at kf7tah@yahoo.com
Treasurer’s Report: Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer- starting balance of $1,587.90, $40 income; expenses of $63.90 for web site. Ending balance of $1,564.90
Ham test: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ- There is one scheduled for this weekend, September 5
SAR: Don Wilson KV7EWZ-multiple events per day, very busy with mutual aid and mountain rescue and searches. There is a big change in the mill levy. SAR shack will be cleaned this weekend/old equipment
ERA: Officers; Harley Leach KI7XF President-Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS Treasurer
Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS-There has been a couple generous donations. All bills were paid and thank yous were sent out. . A grant was applied for from the Crazy Mountain Ranch. Taxes will need to be done. Any takers on taxes? Harley Leach KI7XF donated a 4 MPR 2000 to the club
Treavor Lanes KG7KCV-working on APRS, it’s still kurchunking. It’s disabled right now. The new machine is more sensitive. Neil has a pass filter that can be used on the new repeater
88 Net: Wayd Walker WA7YD-Net has been quite busy, new call signs. Control operators are covered. The 88 is doing much better since the work. There has been check-ins from Helena, Butte and Big Timber
Foxhunt: Nothing Reported. Check emails/W7ED Reflector for more information
HF: Don Wilson KV7EWZ-Several groups at breakfast club said everything’s dried up, they are making contacts on FT8 and one guy contacted on whisper mode
Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS-The ARL report stated that they thought it was from sun spots and should pick up soon
DMR: Norm Reger KD7TQM-working fine
Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS-Madeville/50w, old ones been replaced. Old ones going to Horse Butte. It is being worked on right now and will be done with NPR
APRS: Nothing reported
NYAR/Gardiner repeater: Nothing reported
MRLA: Nothing reported

Old Business:
• Field Day- Bruce Walker KE7SJZ-There was about 10 attendees. The generator put out noise on the RF. Group had less than 12 contacts

New Business:
• Rich Michau W7AMT-No news on the Belgrade Fall Festival

  • Announcements/Reminders/Comments:
    • ERL Report: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS-proposing a $50 fee for getting/renewing licenses
    • Discussion on whisper mode and having trouble with the circuit breaker
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  • Next Meeting: October 1st PLEASE READ!

Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS; Previous to the pandemic I had planned in conjunction with PBS Engineer Cyrus Smith, NU7Q, to have a field trip up to the High Flats transmitter site at 4-corners. This is where all of the TV and radio stations had to move when Green Mountain was torn town this last summer. My thoughts were it would be interesting to see how signals were broadcast and the equipment that is used. In addition to equipment I was going to utilize this trip to discuss grounding techniques as they apply to HAM radio.

We will have the meeting as follows:

Meet at my shop at 45 Contractor Drive near 4 corners at 6:30. We can car pool, or individuals that would rather drive by themselves can take their own vehicles to the High Flats site. The tour will take about 1 1/2 hours. After the tour we will adjourn.

I’m planning on a tour next month (November) of the PBS TV studios on campus.

Presentations: No presentation
~If you’d like to do a presentation please talk to Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS or bring it up at the next meeting. Anything would be fun
• November:
• December:

GHRC 2020 Events Schedule
• Field Day: June 27th & 28th; Crow Creek Campground
• Summer BBQ:
• Payton Memorial/Blazing Saddles: July 11th canceled
• Cycle Greater Yellowstone: August 9th-14th; Jim Halfpenny K9YNP;
• Bridger Ridge Run: August 15th canceled
• Belgrade Fall Fest:

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:43 P.M.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Falicia Anderson KF7TAH
• All minutes can be found on W7ED Website: gallatinhamradio.com

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
-MRLA Dues; Donation based: suggested annual due of $50. Paid to Harley Leach KI7XF

2020 GHRC Officers:
President: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
Vice President: Available
Treasurer: Eric Anderson AC7V
Secretary: Falicia Anderson KF7TAH

 

June 2020 Meeting minutes

June 4, 2020

Present:
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Rich Michau W7AMT
Skeet Archer W7LFX
Gary Gramer KI7QVZ
Walter Weaver KB0VHB

Due to the Corona Virus and “Shelter in Place” order the April GHRC meeting was held by a directed net on the 88. Skeet Archer W7LFX directed the meeting. No official meeting in July and August. Meetings will still be held on the 88 but no official notes will be taken.

Call to Order: Skeet Archer W7LFX called the meeting to order @7:00 P.M. on the 88 frequency. There were 6 check-ins
Minutes: Minutes can be found on Gallatin Ham Webpage: gallatinhamradio.com. If you have any corrections to the May/June minutes you can email Falicia Anderson KF7TAH at kf7tah@yahoo.com
Treasurer’s Report: Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer; starting balance of $1,635.90, o income; expenses of $48.00 for trailer parking. Ending balance of $1,587.90
Ham test: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ: testing online
SAR: nothing reported
ERA: nothing reported
88 Net: Skeet Archer W7LFX, 10-15 check-ins, repeaters holding. There is a new repeater going up there
Foxhunt: Skeet Archer W7LFX-A hunt was held last Saturday. Harley updated with emails
HF: Nothing reported
DMR: Local groups use repeaters a lot
APRS: Nothing reported
NYAR/Gardiner repeater: Nothing reported
MRLA: Skeet Archer W7LFX, crew to Quinn Creek. Linking Gardiner

Old Business:
• Summer BBQ:
• Club Logo:

New Business:

Announcements/Reminders:
• The August meeting will be held on air again. 88 Repeater

Presentations: No presentation
~If you’d like to do a presentation please talk to Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS or bring it up at the next meeting. Anything would be fun
• September:
• October:

GHRC 2020 Events Schedule
• Field Day: June 27th & 28th; Crow Creek Campground
• Summer BBQ:
• Payton Memorial/Blazing Saddles: July 11th canceled
• Cycle Greater Yellowstone: August 9th-14th; Jim Halfpenny K9YNP;
• Bridger Ridge Run: August 15th canceled
• Belgrade Fall Fest:

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:20 P.M.

Next Meeting: September 3rd PLEASE READ!
• Due to the Corona Virus we will be having the June GHRC meeting by RADIO again. We will keep you posted

Minutes respectfully submitted by Falicia Anderson KF7TAH
• All minutes can be found on W7ED Website: gallatinhamradio.com

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

-MRLA Dues; Donation based: suggested annual due of $50. Paid to Harley Leach KI7XF

2020 GHRC Officers:
President: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
Vice President: Available
Treasurer: Eric Anderson AC7V
Secretary: Falicia Anderson KF7TAH

 

May 2020 meeting Minutes


May 7, 2020

Present:
President
Vice President
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Bruce Walker KE7SJZ
Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
Norm Reager KD7TQM
Rich Michau W7AMT
Wayd Walker WA7YD
Skeet Archer W7LFX
Gary Gramer KI7QVZ
Pat Sands AE7NZ

Due to the Corona Virus and “Shelter in Place” order the April GHRC meeting was held by a directed net on the 88. Skeet Archer W7LFX directed the meeting.

Call to Order: Skeet Archer W7LFX called the meeting to order @7:00 P.M. on the 88 frequency. There were 10 check-ins
Minutes: Minutes can be found on Gallatin Ham Webpage: gallatinhamradio.com. If you have any corrections to the May minutes you can email Falicia Anderson KF7TAH at kf7tah@yahoo.com
Treasurer’s Report: Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer; starting balance of $1,783.90, income of $20.00 in dues, expenses of $168.00 for P.O. Box, ending balance of $1,635.90
Ham test: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ: possible online testing, waiting to see how that all pans out
ERA: Officers; Harley Leach KI7XF President, Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS Treasurer-nothing reported
88 Net: Wayd Walker WA7YD-There are operators for every week. Skeet Archer W7LFX mentioned getting some of the younger HAMS to operate the net
Foxhunt: Skeet Archer W7LFX-A hunt was held last Saturday with three foxes. There may possible be another hunt this Saturday
HF: Nothing reported
DMR: Has been active
APRS: Nothing reported
NYAR/Gardiner repeater: Nothing reported

Old Business:
• Summer BBQ:

New Business:
• July and August Meetings: A request was made to continue the on air meetings throughout the normally non active meeting months of July and August. This will be discussed and voted on via web
• Club Logo: Rich Michau W7AMT developed a logo a while ago. Skeet Archer W7LFX has been playing around with the idea as well
• Ridge Run: The Ridge Run has not been canceled as of yet. The run may however start earlier in the morning than in the past. If canceled the run will not be rescheduled. Ross Pass still needs a HAM
• Field Day: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ-Field day has not been canceled as of yet. It may be done by home radios or mobile. Bruce will be camping in Radersburg at the Crow Creek Campground if you’d like to join him for field Day. The campground is BLM, first come first serve basis. There is no charge for camping


Announcements/Reminders:
• The June meeting will be held on air again. 88 Repeater
• Facebook: Gallatin Ham Radio Club-the Facebook page is being updated more frequently now. There will now be invites to events, etc. Please feel free to add HAM related posts and events

Presentations: No presentation
~If you’d like to do a presentation please talk to Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS or bring it up at the next meeting. Anything would be fun
• September:
• October:

GHRC 2020 Events Schedule
• Field Day: June 27th & 28th; still looking for a place.
 Possible cancellation, Nothing definitive at this point
 Radersburg, Crow Creek Campground
• Summer BBQ: July 9th, Neil Ramhorst KL7JG; Place:
• Payton Memorial/Blazing Saddles: July 11th
• Cycle Greater Yellowstone: August 9th-14th; Jim Halfpenny K9YNP;
• Bridger Ridge Run: August 15th *not canceled as of yet
• Belgrade Fall Fest:

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:25 P.M.

Next Meeting: June 4th PLEASE READ!
• Due to the Corona Virus and “Shelter in Place Order” we will be having the June GHRC meeting by RADIO again. We will keep you posted

Minutes respectfully submitted by Falicia Anderson KF7TAH
• All minutes can be found on W7ED Website: gallatinhamradio.com

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
-MRLA Dues; Donation based: suggested annual due of $50. Paid to Harley Leach KI7XF

2020 GHRC Officers:
President: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
Vice President: Available
Treasurer: Eric Anderson AC7V
Secretary: Falicia Anderson KF7TAH

April 2020 Meeting Minutes

April 2020 Minutes
April 2, 2020

Present:
Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS President
Vice President
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Todd Gahagan WA7U
Brandon Dietrich K7BXQ
James Sheehan KJ7LVT
Matt Cloninger KJ7CTH
Bruce Walker KE7SJZ
Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
Jim Hall AA8Y
Robert Kincaid K7RND
Harley Leach KI7XF
Norm Reager KD7TQM
Renee Reger KF7DER
Rich Michau W7AMT
Jim Hall AA8Y
Wayd Walker WA7YD
Leon Helms N6VS
Skeet Archer W7LFX
James Pendleton KG7NXO
Daryl Lamour KG7KCU
Robin Hickman KG7RAV
Robert Maher NR7B

 Due to the Corona Virus and “Shelter in Place” order the April GHRC meeting was held by a directed net on the 88. Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS lead the net/meeting.

Call to Order: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS called the meeting to order @7:00 PM. on the 88 frequency. There were 23 check-ins
Minutes: Minutes can be found on Gallatin Ham Webpage: gallatinhamradio.com. If you have any corrections to the March minutes you can email Falicia Anderson KF7TAH at kf7tah@yahoo.com
Treasurer’s Report: Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer; starting balance of $1,583.90, income of $200.00 in dues, 0 expenses, ending balance of $1783.90
Ham test: Harley Leach KI7X- There were 12 scheduled takers, 2 no shows. Everyone passed, 1 failed to upgrade. Licenses were not issued for 2 weeks after possibly due to virus. There has been a request for another test session but due to the virus this will be postponed for now
ERA: Officers; Harley Leach KI7XF President, Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS Treasurer
• Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS put in for a grant to help with insurance and rent on Bridger Ridge. The grant is through Crazy Mountain Ranch. They have 2 repeaters on Bridger Ridge also. The grant has been approved but the amount is not known at this time
• Dues for ERA are due. You can pay through pay pal or give Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS a call or an officer
SAR: Nothing reported
88 Net: Wayd Walker WA7YD-net has been going really well with quite a few check-ins and enough control operators
Foxhunt: Harley Leach KI7XF-There has been no foxhunts in a while. When the weather turns good an email will be sent out
HF: Todd Gahagan WA7U-20 meters, fta bands been good in northern Europe, Italy and Spain
Evening net don’t forget…Mt Net too
DMR: Norm Reager KD7TQM- going really well. Theres a few more stations on. Thank you Todd Gahagan WA7U for helping set up a DMR radio for a HAM in Helena. Please give DMR a shot it’s a lot of fun
APRS: Nothing reported
NYAR/Gardiner repeater: Nothing reported

Old Business:
• Summer BBQ: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS July 9th, Thursday. Still need a place
• New HAM Involvement; James Sheehan KJ7LVT as a new HAM please respond to a call thrown out, it’s discouraging when no one answers

New Business:

Announcements/Reminders:

Presentations: No presentation
~If you’d like to do a presentation please talk to Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS or bring it up at the next meeting. Anything would be fun
• May:
• June:

GHRC 2020 Events Schedule
• Field Day: June 27th & 28th; still looking for a place.
 Possible cancelation, Nothing definitive at this point
 possible place by Raiderberg
• Summer BBQ: July 9th, Neil Ramhorst KL7JG; Place:
• Payton Memorial/Blazing Saddles: July 11th
• Cycle Greater Yellowstone: August 9th-14th; Jim Halfpenny K9YNP;
• Bridger Ridge Run: August 15th *not canceled as of yet
• Belgrade Fall Fest:

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:45 P.M.

Next Meeting: May 7th PLEASE READ!
Due to the Corona Virus and “Shelter in Place Order” we may be having the May GHRC meeting by RADIO again. We will keep you posted

Minutes respectfully submitted by Falicia Anderson KF7TAH
• All minutes can be found on W7ED Website: gallatinhamradio.com

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
-MRLA Dues; Donation based: suggested annual due of $50. Paid to Harley Leach KI7XF

2020 GHRC Officers:
President: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
Vice President: Available
Treasurer: Eric Anderson AC7V
Secretary: Falicia Anderson KF7TAH

March Meeting minutes

March 2020 Minutes
March 5, 2020

Present:
Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS President
Vice President
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Gary Gramer KI7QVZ
Todd Gahagan WA7U
Thomas Rozenbroek KB2BCG
Brandon Dietrich K7BXQ
James Sheehan KJ7LVT
Matt Cloninger KJ7CTH
Bruce Walker KE7SJZ
Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
Chad Oster KJ7HFX

George Siverts AG7YP
Larry Hayden KF7L
Harley Leach KI7XF
Don Godward N7FLT
Norm Reager KD7TQM
Renee Reger KF7DER
Rich Michau W7AMT
Jim Hall AA8Y
Wayd Walker WA7YD
Stan Horst KA6ZFl
Don Wilson KC7EWZ
Leon Helms N6VS
Jerry Gregoire N7JJ

APRIL 2ND Meeting: PLEASE READ!
• Due to the Corona Virus and “Shelter in Place Order” we will be having the April GHRC meeting by RADIO. DO NOT COME TO THE EOC BUILDING!!! Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS will be leading the meeting. It will be held on the 88 repeater as a directed net at 7 P.M. Please check in at the beginning.

Call to Order: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS called the meeting to order @7:00 PM.
Minutes: Accepted. Minutes can be found on Gallatin Ham Webpage: gallatinhamradio.com
Treasurer’s Report: Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer; starting balance of $1,757.10, income of $150.00 in dues, expenses of-$323.20 for insurance, ending balance of $1,583.90
Ham test: Nothing reported
ERA: Officers; Harley Leach KI7XF President, Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS Treasurer
• Insurance has been paid. ERA is behind on rent ($1,800). $1,500 is needed to bring balance above $0
• 88 Repeater is somewhat deaf. The cause may be the preamplifier. If so it weighs about 40 lbs. and a new will either need to be flown or hiked up
• Buckridge Repeater has no fees because it is used by Search and Rescue
• Bridger Repeater is $31.00 per year
• Amazon Smile is being looked into by Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS for ERA. GHRC doesn’t qualify because we are not a tax exempt club
• If you’d like to make a donation to ERA, Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS can meet you at the “Fairgrounds” or you can visit the PayPal page
SAR: Don Wilson KC7EWZ; been quiet. There has been some snowmobile related events in Yellowstone and a dislocated shoulder event in Hyalite. The SAR office is being updated
• There is a new group called, “Friends of SAR”. The purpose of this group is more for education/presentations at schools
88 Net: Rich Michau W7AMT; The net has been busy, 11 check-ins last week
Foxhunt: Harley Leach KI7XF; No foxhunts. There was only 1 taker on Super Bowl weekend. Will have one soon
HF: Norm Reager KD7TQM; FTA -20 s have been good
DMR: Todd Gahagan WA7U; Nothing going on.
• High Flat has had equipment replaced and is working better now
• MT Talk Group has a net every Saturday at 7PM
• 3108 is going down by May 30th
APRS: Nothing reported
NYAR/Gardiner repeater: Nothing reported

Old Business:
• Holiday Dinner: postponed until next year in January on a Sunday

New Business:
• Summer BBQ: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS July 9th, Thursday. Still need a place
• Talk continued on getting more/new people involved:
 Ham Exams- Harley Leach KI7XF; All test takers get an informational brochure and one year free membership. Voted on and accepted

Announcements/Reminders:

Presentations: Thank you to Stan Horst KA6ZFl for a great presentation on the 2010 Communication Support slide show, “Baker To Vegas Challenge Cup Relay”.
~If you’d like to do a presentation please talk to Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS or bring it up at the next meeting. Anything would be fun
• May:
• June:

GHRC 2020 Events Schedule
• Field Day: June 27th & 28th; still looking for a place. Bruce’s old place is booked. If anyone has a place or suggestion we are open to them
• Summer BBQ: July 9th, Neil Ramhorst KL7JG; Place:
• Payton Memorial: July 11th
• Cycle Greater Yellowstone: August 9th-14th; Jim Halfpenny K9YNP;
• Bridger Ridge Run: August 15th
• Belgrade Fall Fest:

Meeting Adjourned @ 8:11 P.M.

Next Meeting: April 2nd PLEASE READ!
• Due to the Corona Virus and “Shelter in Place Order” we will be having the April GHRC meeting by RADIO. DO NOT COME TO THE EOC BUILDING!!! Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS will be leading the meeting. It will be held on the 88 repeater as a directed net at 7 P.M. Please check in at the beginning.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Falicia Anderson KF7TAH
• All minutes can be found on W7ED Website: gallatinhamradio.com

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
-MRLA Dues; Donation based: suggested annual due of $50. Paid to Harley Leach KI7XF

2020 GHRC Officers:
President: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
Vice President: Available
Treasurer: Eric Anderson AC7V
Secretary: Falicia Anderson KF7TAH

February 2020 Meeting Minutes

February 2020 Minutes
February 6, 2020

Present:
Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS President
Vice President
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Gary Gramer KI7QVZ
Jim Drummond WA7MKN
Curtis DeVault W0GIS
Todd Gahagan WA7U
Trevor Lanes KG7KCV
Troy Lanes KF7HG
Jim Sheldon W7CLS
George Siverts AG7YP
Jerry Gregoire N7JGG
Scott Bechtle KJ7DCC
Thomas Rozenbroek KB2BCG
Larry Hayden KF7L

Call to Order: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS called the meeting to order @7:00 PM.
Minutes: No Minutes for January were recorded. Minutes can be found on Gallatin Ham Webpage: gallatinhamradio.com
Treasurer’s Report: Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer; starting balance of $1,557.10, income of $200 in dues, no expenses, ending balance $1,757.10
Ham test: Nothing reported
ERA: Officers; Harley Leach KI7XF President, Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS Treasurer
~At the next meeting there will be a more formal explanation of what ERA is and does. ERA will be going over financials on the projector. Please donate, anything helps. It was suggested that “smile” be set up through Amazon.It was suggested that “smile” be set up through Amazon. Smile donates a small portion of the money made from your purchases to nonprofits. This is something the user must set up as well as the nonprofit
SAR: Curtis DeVault W0GIS; been quiet. A $36,000 donation to SAR will be used for new radios in the SAR office
88 Net: Treavor Lanes KG7KCV; still doing it. Three to Six check-ins per week
Foxhunt: Todd Gahagan WA7U; There might have been a hunt last Saturday
HF: Has been bad
DMR: Todd Gahagan WA7U; Local DMR repeaters are all on air except for High Flats. There has been lots of activity in Helena. It’s bringing the whole state together
APRS: Nothing reported
NYAR/Gardiner repeater: Nothing reported

Old Business:
• Holiday Dinner: Don Wilson KC7EWZ is checking into Farmhouse Café. Could do it at Famous Dave or the sub at MSU

New Business:
• Summer BBQ: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS would like to bring back the summer BBQ. Possibly on a Friday evening at the Bozeman Ponds in August. Possible other venues are River Rock or at the Rotary Park across from MAPS Brewery
• Getting More/New people involved: Suggestions; Go to more local events like the Christmas Stroll, Sweet Pea or Digger Days. Set up a table to display what GHRC is about. Could also have a fire at that event if the weather is cold or pass out candy

Announcements/Reminders:

Presentations:
 Februarys Presentation: Thank you to Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS for a great show and tell from the Quartz Fest
 Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS: possible presentations; grounding and bounding, mesh, Baker to Vegas Run and Practical Connectors.
 If you’d like to do a presentation please talk to Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS or bring it up at the next meeting. Anything would be fun! Dutch Oven cooking has even been brought up as a possible fun presentation….any takers???
• April:
• May:
• June:

GHRC 2020 Events Schedule
• Winter Field Day:
• Field Day: June 27th & 28th; Gallatin Gateway (Bruce’s old place) It was suggested to hold FD in a more obvious area for new recruits. Like at the fair grounds
• Payton Memorial: July 11th
• Bridger Ridge Run: on schedule
• Cycle Greater Yellowstone: Jim Halfpenny K9YNP; August
• Belgrade Fall Fest:

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:51 P.M.
Next Meeting: March 5th

Minutes respectfully submitted by Falicia Anderson KF7TAH
• All minutes can be found on W7ED Website: gallatinhamradio.com

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
-MRLA Dues; Donation based: suggested annual due of $50. Paid to Harley Leach KI7XF

2020 GHRC Officers:
President: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
Vice President: Available
Treasurer: Eric Anderson AC7V
Secretary: Falicia Anderson KF7TAH