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December Minutes 2019

December 5, 2019

 

Present:

Bruce Walker KE7SJZ President

Norm Reger KD7TQM Vice President

Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer

Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary

Gary Gramer KI7QVZ

Rich Michau W7AMT

Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS

Renee Reger KF7DER

Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH

Jim Drummond WA7MKN

Harley Leach KI7XF

 

Stan Horst KA6ZFL

David Hohmann AG7DF

Jim Halfpenny K9YNP

Curtis DeVault  W0GIS

Todd Gahagan WA7U

Leon Helms N6VS

Glenn Bradbury AG7MH

Lawrence Dynueson

Kyle Molcolm

Erica Brackett

Hudson Bassett

 

 

 

Call to Order: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ called the meeting to order @7:00 PM.

Minutes: Approved. All minutes can be found on Gallatin Ham Webpage: gallatinhamradio.com

Treasurer’s Report: Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer; starting balance of $1,482.10, income of $75, no expenses, ending balance $1,482.10

Ham test: Next Session is December 7th. May possibly be a test session later in December as well

ERA: Harley Leach KI7XF; electing new officers in January 2020

SAR: Curtis DeVault W0GIS; 4 calls outs. A few calls due to spot beacons being accidently activated

88 Net: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS; three to four check-ins. It is going

Foxhunt: Harley Leach KI7XF; haven’t had any, may try a hunt in the snow

HF: nothing reported

DMR: Rich Michau W7AMT; made a few contacts worldwide, one from Germany.

  • Montana APRS Net/Montana Talk Group; is held Saturday at 7. There is usually fifteen to twenty check-ins from all over MT there has even been a few form other states. 3130

APRS: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS; Mandeville has a new antenna, new ups and new switch. Highflats has been rewired. An IGate might be installed at Horse Butte

NYAR/Gardiner repeater: David Hohmann AG7DF; the dipole was lost (quit working) and has been replaced with a new trim antenna. All is up and running

Old Business:

  • Cycle Greater Yellowstone: Jim Halfpenny K9YNP-asking for help for next year’s ride. CGY will take place sometime in August. CGY will be starting in Butte (2020) the schedule is out on the webpage. The ride will take six to eight (longer than usual) days to complete. You can volunteer for as many or as few days as you’d like
  • Holiday Dinner: Don Wilson KC7EWZ is checking into Farmhouse Café

 New Business:

Elections

  • Bruce Walker KE7SJZ has resigned for President. Norm Reger KD7TQM has resigned from Vice President. These spots were not filled at Decembers Meeting. The vice president position may be eliminated and the president position may be filled monthly by members of the GHRC

~If you would like to hold on of these positions please contact Falicia Anderson KF7TAH @ kf7tah@yahoo.com

  • Treasurer and secretary office holders will stay the same. However if you are interested in one of these positions please don’t hesitate, talk to Falicia KF7TAH

President:

Vice President:

Treasurer: Eric Anderson AC7V

Secretary: Falicia Anderson KF7TAH

 

Announcements/Reminders:

  • Thank you to all office holders new and old! Your volunteer efforts are much appreciated, not only in the GHRC but ERA, MRLA, SAR, Ham test Examiners and more. Thank you to all the “behind the scenes” volunteers. Those volunteers include all who keep our repeaters maintained and working properly. Thank you to all who keep the SAR building clean and stocked and in working order. We have many volunteers that go unnoticed. Thank you to everyone for the gift of time and or financial support! We appreciate everything you do!
  • Next Ham Meeting is January 3rd 2020
  • Patrick asks that if you/we use the meeting room to please put away and clean up after. Thank you
  • Curtis DeVault W0GIS will be updating the computer in the ham room to windows 10
  • Paul Stiles KF7SOJ, Section Manager asks that all Hams check out the ARRL Facebook page for Montana and add your comments or any info you may have on other clubs in the area.

 GHRC 2020 EVENTS Schedule

  • Winter Field Day:
  • Field Day:
  • Bridger Ridge Run:
  • Cycle Greater Yellowstone: Jim Halfpenny K9YNP; August
  • Belgrade Fall Fest:

Presentation: Bozeman High School NASA Hunch Team; Glenn Bradbury AG7MH, Lawrence Dynueson, Kyle Molcolm, Erica Brackett, Hudson Bassett. Great presentation guys! Good Luck

Presentation Schedule:

January:

February:

~ If you’d like to do a presentation please talk to Norm Reger KD7TQM or bring it up at the next meeting

 

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:40 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

December 2018 Minutes

Present:
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

Announcements/Reminders:
• 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
April:

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:

December 2017 Meeting minutes

December 2017 Minutes

Present:
Bruce Walker KE7SJZ President
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Don Godward N7FLT
Jerry McDonald W7FVB
Wayd Walker WA7YD
Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
Rich Michau W7AMT
Harley Leach KI7XF
Norm Reager KD7TQM
Renee Reger KF7DER
Ray Harbeck KG7RAU
Anne Harbeck KG7RAS
Cody Harbeck KG7TQL
Tori Harbeck
Jim Halfpenny K9YNP
Pat Sands AE7NZ
David Hohmann AG7DF
Jim Hall AA8Y
Cassy Hickman KI7CHT
Robin Hickman KG7RAV
Don Wilson KC7EWZ
Bob Leo W7LR
Leon Helms N6VS
Larry Hayden KF7L
Todd Freitag KC2UTT
Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
Todd Gahagen WA7U
Jerry Gregoire KD7WLX
Frank Momot KC9SDV
Ladean McKittrick KN0WAY
David Schwehr KG7CCY
Shaelynn Schwehr
Cyrus Smith NU7Q

Call to Order: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ called the meeting to order @7:00 PM. Followed by introductions
Minutes: Accepted with no changes
Treasurer’s report: Beginning Balance of $1,416.45; collected $65 in dues. Ending balance of $1,481.45
Ham test: Next test Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th. Check in is at 9am and no later than 10am
ERA: Nothing to report
SAR: Don Godward N7FLT: “Apparently the new fad is to go hunting and leave partners behind.” There was also one heart attack victim at 16 mile
88 Net: Wayd Walker WA7YD-people are checking in
Foxhunt: Harley Leach KI7XF-Maybe next year!
HF: 10 meter contest this weekend
MSU Ham; nothing reported
Club-
Class-

Old Business:
• Gardiner/Livingston/Paradise Valley repeater: Working on getting permission and info on what it will take to get it going
• Website Updates: Silent Key page was cleaned up and a page has been added so that info can be added by viewers. A “story Page” has been added as well. David Hohmann AG7DF
is still working on the website. Thank you David
• Winter Field Day- Wayd Walker WA7YD: January 27th and 28th. Operating times are from 12pm -12pm at the Headwaters State Park in three Forks at the campground. It is $18 per night to camp. There will be an open radio station. Set up will be Friday night. Remember to bring some chili!
• Election of club officers: It was unanimously voted on keeping club officers the same as 2017

New Business:
• 2018 Dues are coming up in January (information on the bottom of the page)
• It was decided with popular vote that the GHRC members list will be posted on the website. No personal info will be available just names and call signs. The list will be periodically updated.

Announcements/Reminders:
• The club roster is being sent out to the yahoo group. All changes have been made. Changes may still be made if needed by contacting Falicia Anderson KF7TAH at kf7tah@yahoo.com
• Christmas Dinner-Saturday, January 13th, 6pm. at Fudruckers. Please come and have some fun! Just a gentle reminder, it is a pay your own dinner.

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:20 PM

Presentation: Thank you to Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS and Pat Sands AE7NZ for a great presentation on DMR (Digital Mobile Radio)

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
Christmas Dinner-Saturday, January 13th, 6pm. at Fudruckers. Please come and have some fun! Just a gentle reminder, it is a pay your own dinner.