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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

April 2019 Meeting Minutes

April 2019 Minutes

Present:
Bruce Walker KE7SJZ President
Norm Reger KD7TQM Vice President
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Harley Leach KI7XF
Don Godward N7FLT
Gary Gramer KI7QVZ
T Rozenbroek KB2BCG
Bruce Robertson KJ7EX
David Hohmann AG7OF
Renee Reger KF7DER
Leon Helms N6VS
Jim Hall AA8Y
Ralph Bergantine KV7PFH
Mark Kramer KG7EUO
Jim Drummond WA7MKN
Matt Cloninger KJ7CTH
Larry Hayden KF7L

Call to Order: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ called the meeting to order @7:00 PM. Followed by introductions.
Minutes: Accepted
Treasurer’s Report: Beginning balance; $1,590.00 Income from dues; $40.00 Expenses; $0.00; Ending Balance; $1,630. There has been a donation of $500 in the remembrance of Jack Meyers. This will be added to the next report
Ham test: Nine people took the test last session. The new digital formatting worked out really well. It made grading the tests real simple
ERA:
-Bridger Building: The estimate on the cost of the building was $35,000 too low. Bridger Bowl paid the difference. They will be paid back by with an interest free loan over a five year period. The rent for the building has doubled for everyone using the building including the hams. It will now be $125 per month for 88 months. The ERA is trying to come up with ways to afford these cost. –Donations can be made to the Eagle Head Repeater Association via pay pal. A donation of $500 was made to the ham club in remembrance of Jack Meyers N7ODN. It was voted and approved to give that money to the ERA.
SAR: Two events; One event was up Olson Creek and the other event was in Storm Castle. Both were snowmobile related
88 Net: There were ten hams that checked in last Thursday
Foxhunt: Harley Leach KI7XF- Hunts will start soon now that the snow is going away
HF: Don Godward N7FLT-It really stinks
DMR: Nothing reported
APRS: Nothing reported
Gardiner repeater/NYARC (North Yellowstone Armature Radio Club): David Hohmann AG7OF-There is fourteen to fifteen members now

Old Business:
Website Updates: David Hohmann AG7DF- Winter Field Day pictures are now up
• Tour DE Cure:
• GHRC Christmas Dinner: No new info.
• Summer Field Day:

New Business: No new business

Announcements/Reminders:
• Presentations- GHRC is in need of 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
• Remember dues! GHRC and ERA

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:40 P.M.

Presentation: Jim Drummond WA7MKN shared Field Day pictures from 1969. They will be added to the web site. Jim also shared an article from 1970 about Field Day. A list of members from 1969 and 1970 was passed around and some old ham radio books to share. Thanks for sharing Jim!

~ If you’d like to do a presentation please talk to Norm Reger KD7TQM or bring it up at the next meeting
May: Don Wilson KC7EWZ-Coax and rope coiling
 Ron Glass/WN7Y- CGY-19
June: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS-

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
• Field Day: June 22-23
• Bridger Ridge Run: August 10th
• Belgrade Fall Fest: September 21st

April 2018 Meeting Minutes

April 2018 Minutes

Present:
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;
Club:
Class:

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

Announcements/Reminders:
• 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

Presentation:

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