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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

March 2019 meeting minutes

March 2019 Minutes
March 7th

Present:
Bruce Walker KE7SJZ President
Norm Reger KD7TQM Vice President
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Harley Leach KI7XF
Don Godward N7FLT
Jerry Gregoire N7JGG
Gary Gramer KI7QVC


*Quorum not met
*sign in sheet has been misplaced. If you were at last month’s meeting and your name is not above please tell Falicia, Thanks

Call to Order: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ called the meeting to order @7:00 PM. Followed by introductions.
Minutes: Quorum not met
Treasurer’s report: Beginning balance; $1,465.00 Income from dues; $125.00 Expenses; $0.00 Ending Balance; $1,590.00
Ham test: Saturday, March 9th. There’s a new electronic format for testing. Please bring your tablet
ERA: Harley Leach KI7XF –Bridger Ridge User Group is having a meeting this Monday about their financial situation
-Bridger Building:
SAR: Don Godward N7FLT-A lot of snowmobile related rescues in West Yellowstone, one snowmobile related rescue in Olson Creek. A a stuck vehicle up 16 Mile
88 Net: Nothing reported
Foxhunt: Harley Leach KI7XF-The fox is hibernating
HF: Propagation has been marginal. Getting somewhat into Europe
DMR: Nothing reported
APRS: Nothing reported
 Gardiner repeater-


Old Business:
• Website Updates: David Hohmann AG7DF- Over 600 pictures grouped into galleries. The galleries have funky names so if you’d like to rename or identify them that can be done by contacting David @ ag7df@aarl.net
• Tour DE Cure: Jerry Gregoire N7JGG-Waiting on information. TDC will be a lot smaller this year. They are having trouble getting volunteers to coordinate
• MRLA is working except for Pompeys Pillar. The inner mount inner tie to Las Vegas Net will ask specifically for MT check-ins. Remember to hold the button for a few seconds before speaking. There are a lot of links to connect
• North Yellowstone Armature Radio Club-

New Business:
• GHRC Christmas Dinner; No new info.


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
• Summer Field Day: Skeet Archer W7LFX is working on a spot
• Remember dues! GHRC and ERA

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:27 P.M.

Presentation: Thanks to Harley Leach KI7XF for a great slide show on repeater locations and maintanance
~ If you’d like to do a presentation please talk to Norm Reger KD7TQM or bring it up at the next meeting
March: Harley Leach KI7XF-MRLA
April: Harley Leach KI7XF-Repetor work & how
May: Don Wilson KC7EWZ-Coax and rope coiling
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:

March 2018 Meeting Minutes

March 2018 Minutes

Present:
Bruce Walker KE7SJZ President
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Don Godward N7FLT
Wayd Walker WA7YD
Rich Michau W7AMT
Ray Harbeck KG7RAU
Anne Harbeck KG7RAS
Larry Springer K6PJ
Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
Curtis DeVault KB7GIS
Harley Leach KI7XF
Cody Harbeck KG7TQL
Tori Harbeck
Jim Hall AA8Y
Todd Gahagen WA7U
Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
Jeff Wood KI7CHV
Richard Johnson N7MTQ
David Hink K7DLH
David Hohmann AG7DF
Todd Freitag KC2UTT
Jerry Gregoire KD7WLX

Call to Order: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ called the meeting to order @7:00 PM. Followed by introductions
Minutes: Accepted with minor changes
Treasurer’s report: Beginning Balance of $1,951.45; collected $20 in dues and paid out $320 for insurance. Ending balance of $1,651.45
Ham test: Harley Leach KI7XF- Saturday, March 3rd. About 20 test takers are expected
ERA: Needs Money!
-Bridger Building; the lease was delivered to the county; so the legals can be approved. The building is expected to be done by August
-A lot of repeater work has been done
-Hytera USA check in is at 8:30pm
SAR: Don Godward N7FLT: One head injury and one call for a missing man in Big Sky. Curtis DeVault KB7GIS helped out with mapping on a Flathead search
88 Net: Wayd Walker WA7YD- Record check-ins, 16 last week with Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
-There are controllers for each week now
Foxhunt:
HF:
MSU Ham;
Club:
Class: Larry Springer K6PJ-Two sessions were run with a rough count of 12 to 15 takers

Old Business:
• Gardiner/Livingston/Paradise Valley repeater:
• Website Updates: David Hohmann AG7DF-continuous updates are being made to pages; meeting, contact, silent key, field day, Elmer and podcast pages. A DMR page will be added with the help of Todd Gahagen WA7U and Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
• HOA Bill: Still in progress
• 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 is petitioning the FCC for technicians to gain access to limited HF frequencies

Announcements/Reminders:
• Glacier Waterton Ham Fest-July 19-22, 2018
• Saturday; State Sponsor Emergency Response from 9-noon, 3.910k, 88 analog, DMR

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:40 PM

Presentation: Harley Leach KI7XF- Bomb Threat at the Sacajawea Middle School “show and tell”

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
• Bridger Ridge Run-August
o Control- Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
o Start-Bruce Walker KE7SJZ
o Baldy-Eric Anderson AC7V
o Bridger- Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS (still need 2 more volunteers here)
o Ross- Jerry Gregoire KD7WLX
o Finish-Falicia Anderson KF7TAH
• Belgrade Fall Fest-September