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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

November 2019 Minutes

November 4, 2019

 Present:

Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer

Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary

Gary Gramer KI7QVZ

Matt Cloninger KJ7CTH

Jim Hall AA8Y

Larry Hayden KF7L

Aaron Thies KI7SZY

Scott Bechtle KJ7DLC

 

Stan Horst KA6ZFL

Mark Kramer KJ7EUO

Cyrus Smith NU7Q

Harley Leach KI7XF

Larry Springer K6PJ

David Hohmann AG7DF

Jim Halfpenny K9YNP

 

 

Call to Order: Jim Hall AA8Y called the meeting to order @7:00 PM.

Minutes:

Treasurer’s Report: Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer; Starting Balance of $1,482.10, income of $250 from Ridge Run, -$250 donated to ERA ending balance $1,482.10

Ham test: One test session was held, all passed. Next one is in December

ERA: Harley Leach KI7XF; Got news, got use permit for Buckridge repeater site. There is no charge for HAM or SAR use

            -ERA; Regained tax exemption

SAR: Scott Bechtle KJ7DLC; Not a lot of activity. Curtiss is looking into changing bylaws.

88 Net: Gary Gramer KI7QVZ reported twelve check-ins last week

Foxhunt: Harley will get started again

HF:

DMR:

APRS:

NYAR/Gardiner repeater:

Old Business:

  • REMEMBER: Elections in December; President needed. Secretary and Treasurer are up for grabs too!
  • Cycle Greater Yellowstone: Jim Halfpenny K9YNP-asking for help for next year’s ride. CGY will take place sometime in August.

 New Business:

  • Holiday Dinner: Don Wilson KC7EWZ is checking into Farmhouse Café

 Announcements/Reminders:

  • Next Ham Meeting is December 5th   

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:16 P.M.

Presentations: Harley Leach KI7XF- Repeater sites and how they work. Thank you Harley!

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

GHRC 2020 EVENTS Schedule

  • No upcoming events

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 

KG7RAU ERA President

-MRLA Dues; can be paid to Harley Leach KI7XF

October 2019 Meeting Minutes

October 2019 Minutes
October 3, 2019

Bruce Walker KE7SJZ President
Gary Gramer KI7QVZ
T Rozenbroek KB2BCG
Renee Reger KF7DER
Jerry Gregoire N7JGG
Matt Cloninger KJ7CTH
Leon Helms N6VS
Laurel Pruess KI7ZVG
Paul Stiles KF7SOJ
Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
Ralph Bergantine
Scott Bechtle KJ7DLC
Stan Horst KA6ZFL
Chad Oster KJ7HFX
Mark Kramer KJ7EUO
Cyrus Smith NU7Q
Aiden Moon


Call to Order: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ President, called the meeting to order @7:00 PM. Followed by introductions.
Minutes:
Treasurer’s Report:
Ham test:
ERA: ERA is looking to fill their secretary position for 2020
-Highflats is on battery backup
-Mandiville: Saturday rebuilding UPS for Mandiville. Mandiville is on battery backup. Pat Sands AE7NZ donated an antenna
-Bridger Repeater Site: 911 have gotten there stuff done, 88 is running good per Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
-MRLA is looking for donations. It is working good
SAR: No activity
88 Net:
Foxhunt:
HF:
DMR: will mesh with own settings
APRS:
Gardiner repeater/NYARC:


Old Business:
• Website Updates: Emails on website could not be found. Training classes for licenses(how to contact if they still have them)
• Belgrade Fall Fest: Norm Reger KD7TQM-September 21st Went well
• Blazing Saddles: restarting

New Business:
• Field Day: Bruce’s old house
• Winter Field Day:
• Elections in December

Announcements/Reminders:
• Paul Stiles KF7SOJ, New Section Manager: ours is not listed on the AARL
o Montana Section Manager contact info: Paul Stiles Kf7SOJ, 5427 Deadwood Drive Billings, Montana 59105. phone: 406-671-7092 email: kf7soj@arrl.net
• Holiday Dinner: Don Wilson KC7EWZ-Farmhouse Café possibly
• John Kludt K4SQC is a ham from Big Sky, he would like to do an ARISS contact with the Ophie School in Big Sky
• Next Ham Meeting is November 5th

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:44 P.M.

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

GHRC 2019 EVENTS Schedule
• No upcoming events

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

September 2019 Meeting Minutes

September 5, 2019

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
Scott Bechtle KJ7DLC
Renee Reger KF7DER
Jim Hall AA8Y
Larry Hayden KF7L
Brad Heins
Rich Michau W7AMT
Chris Russell K8FLA
Ken Makos KK6GHA
Don Wilson KC7EWZ
Fischer Lord KM4VED

Call to Order: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ called the meeting to order @7:00 PM. Followed by introductions.
Minutes:
Treasurer’s Report: Eric Anderson AC7V-Beginning balance; $1,636.00 Income from dues of $40.00, $150.00 donation in remembrance of Fred Cady, Expenses; $50.00 for W7ED trailer, $150.00 for (Little Stinkers)Porta Potty, $80.00 Field Day Food, $24.00 Web Fee, $39.90 Web Name; Ending Balance; $1,482.10
Ham test: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ –Saturday, there are 7 takers scheduled
ERA: Harley Leach KI7XF-The ERA is now a tax exempt association. Rent for the repeater site is $1,500. There is currently $1,200 in the ERA account. Kay Newman presented the GHRC with a check for $250 from the Wind Drinkers Association for communications help during the Ridge Run. It was voted and agreed upon to give the $250 to the ERA. Discussions on Fundraiser ideas took place it was decided upon that the ERA board is responsible for planning the fundraisers
SAR: Don Wilson KC7EWZ-One Granite Peak Recue, three mutual aids, and one search for a missing Alzheimer patient
88 Net: Every Tuesday at 8pm on the 88 Repeater
Foxhunt: Harley Leach KI7XF-Had one ending at Murdocks hamburger feed
HF: Don Godward N7FLT-havent been on much. There has been good information on the hurricane
DMR: Rich Michau W7AMT- Busy, new contacts. South Africa being the best contact, other contacts include Europe and Australia
APRS: Norm Reger KD7TQM-APRS is working
Gardiner repeater/NYARC (North Yellowstone Armature Radio Club): Harley Leach KI7XF-Linking Bozeman Pass to other locations is working well.
• MRLA (Montana Radio Link Association)-Budget Finances are down in the dumps. Please consider donating


Old Business:
• Website Updates: Nothing reported
• Summer Field Day: June 22-24th. Field Day was fun, dry and there was one flat tire.
 A discussion for a different venue for the summer 2020 Field Day was held and it was agreed upon to have Field Day in Gateway at Bruce Walker KE7SJZ friend’s campground. Camping per night is $15 for nonelectrical site and $25 for electrical. Bathrooms are provided so no porta potty is needed. There are some trees. Bruce will reserve for 2020.
• Ridge Run: Thanks to all the volunteers! David Summerfield sent a nice appreciation letter to the club. Kay Newman N7ZHN presented the GHRC with a check for $250 from the Wind Drinkers Association for communications help during the Ridge Run.
• Belgrade Fall Fest: Norm Reger KD7TQM-September 21st Still need volunteers, meet at the soccer fields about 7:30 am parade starts at 10am
• Cycle Greater Yellowstone: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ-The race was six days long. It was really cool. Looking for volunteers for next year. It will be held in the Butte/Dillon area. Call Ron Glass WN7Y @ 406-690-9441 to volunteer.
• Blazing Saddles would like help on September 14. Contact Don Godward N7FLT

New Business:

Announcements/Reminders:
• Silent Key; Fred Cady KE7X; Memorial Service will be held at the Lindley Center, 1102 East Kurtis, this Sunday, September 8th. There will be beer and brats. Looking for help to serve beer and brats
• Holiday Dinner: Don Wilson KC7EWZ-Farmhouse Café offers a buffet style, one choice of entrée for a dinner party. The whole restaurant is closed to the public at night. Beer and wine can be brought in and consumed but no hard liquor. Don will check into the farmhouse café more
• Next Ham Meeting is September 3rd

Meeting Adjourned @ 8:00 P.M.

Presentations:
• September: No Presentation
• October: Harley Leach KI7XF-Seminar on Repeaters
~ If you’d like to do a presentation please talk to Norm Reger KD7TQM or bring it up at the next meeting

GHRC 2019 EVENTS Schedule
• No upcoming events

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

June 2019 Meeting Minutes

June 2019 Minutes

Present:
No list of attendees
Call to Order: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ called the meeting to order @7:00 PM. Followed by introductions.
Minutes: Accepted
Treasurer’s Report: Beginning balance; $1,596.00 Income from dues of $40.00, Expenses; $0.00; Ending Balance; $1,636.00
Ham test: Day after tomorrow; 10 takers
ERA: Please consider donating
SAR: Don Godward N7FLT-One lost in the river
88 Net: Going strong, 13 check-ins
Foxhunt: Harley Leach KI7XF-There was one 2 weeks ago
HF: Don Godward N7FLT-Good; Mid 70’s solar flux for 2 days
DMR: Rich Michau W7AMT-Very Busy. Neil and Treavor are working on the Bridger repeater so the internet is down
APRS: Nothing Reported
Gardiner repeater/NYARC (North Yellowstone Armature Radio Club): Nothing reported

Old Business:
• Website Updates: Nothing reported
• Summer Field Day: June 22-24th. Field Day will be held at the Parker Homestead by Lewis and Clark Caverns. Directions are on the website. BBQs needed, please bring your own provisions and a dish to pass for dinner. Little Stinkers Porta Potty services were approved at a cost of $150.00 to be paid by the club
• Ridge Run: August 10th, Rob Maher NR7B. Skeet Archer will work Ross
• Belgrade Fall Fest: Norm Reger KD7TQM-September 21st
• Cycle Greater Yellowstone: August 10-16th Ron Glass WN7Y, 406-690-9441. Location is around Dillon. Call Ron to volunteer
• No Ham meetings in July and August. We will meet again in September

New Business:
• Blazing Saddles/Payton Memorial-There has been a request to do Blazing Saddles again, possibly a new route. If so this would happen in September. Help may be needed


Announcements/Reminders:
• The Boy Scout exercise went really well. There were about 20 boys
• Next Ham Meeting is September 5th
• Silent Key; Fred Cady KE7X; Memorial Service will be held at the Lindley Center. There will be beer and brats. That’s the way Fred would have wanted it. Fred you will be missed!
• Bob Leo W7LR: Bob is healthy but gets lonely, please visit if you can

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:48 P.M.

Presentation: No Presentation

~ If you’d like to do a presentation please talk to Norm Reger KD7TQM or bring it up at the next meeting
• September: Wayd Walker WA7YD; Show and Tell, Mesh Network

GHRC 2019 EVENTS Schedule
• No upcoming events

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

May 2019 Meeting Minutes

May 2019 Minutes

Present:
No list of attendees

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; $1,630.00 Income of $620 memory of Jack Meyers, Expenses; $500.00 to the ERA, $154.00 for the PO Box; Ending Balance; $1,596.00.
Ham test: Nothing reported
ERA: Please consider donating
SAR: Teens; four 19yros at the Garnet Station wanted to be taken down. Suicide search continues for a missing person whose car was located 10 days prior
88 Net: Nothing reported
Foxhunt: Nothing reported
HF: Don Godward N7FLT-Still bad, New England QSO this weekend, 7QSO party
DMR: Nothing reported
APRS: Nothing reported
Gardiner repeater/NYARC (North Yellowstone Armature Radio Club): Nothing reported

Old Business:
• Website Updates: Nothing reported
• Tour DE Cure: Canceled
• Summer Field Day: Planning in progress

New Business: No new business

Announcements/Reminders: Nothing reported

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:22 P.M. ~not official

Presentation: Don Wilson KC7EWZ-Coax and rope coiling. Thank you Don!

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

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:

February 2019 meeting Minutes

February 2019 Minutes

Present:
Bruce Walker KE7SJZ President
Norm Reger KD7TQM Vice President
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Don Godward N7FLT
Harley Leach KI7XF
Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
Gary Gramer KI7QVC
Renee Reger KF7DER
Matt Cloninger KJ7CTH
Don Wilson KC7EWZ
Jim Hall AA8Y
Jerry Gregoire N7JGG
David Hohmann AG7DF
Pryce Paulson KI7VHX
Mark Kramer
Curtis DeVault W0GIS

Call to Order: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ called the meeting to order @7:00 PM. Followed by introductions.
Minutes: Accepted
Treasurer’s report: Beginning balance; $1,440.00 Income from dues; $345.00 Expenses; -$320 Ending Balance; $1,465.00
Ham test: Harley Leach KI7XF- New online testing. A dry run was performed at the last test. It went great. Go to hamstudy.org to sign up for session. The next test in March will be done this way.
ERA: Harley Leach KI7XF -There has been an influx of dues. Enough to pay rent. A discussion was held about the possibility of combining insurance with the Ham Club insurance
-Bridger Building
SAR: Don Godward N7FLT-It’s been busy. One stuck Subaru up 16 mile and a father/son rescue in the Spanish Peaks. Both father and son were found asleep and suffered serious frostbite
88 Net: Matt Cloninger KJ7CTH – 5 check-ins last week
Foxhunt: Harley Leach KI7XF-There was a foxhunt at winter field day; three foxes, three hunters and one son
HF: Don Godward N7FLT- 20 Meters worked well on field day, doubled the contacts from last year, 466
DMR: Nothing reported
APRS: same
 Gardiner repeater- Gardiner Net is on Thursdays @ 7:30

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
• Winter Field Day: Wayd Walker WA7YD hosted. If you have pictures please give/send those to David Hohmann AG7DF @ ag7df@aarl.net. Field Day went good. Ray provided food. Thanks Everyone

New Business:
• GHRC Christmas Dinner; No new info. Planning on later in March
• North Yellowstone Armature Radio Club-may connect online; aprs and dmr. There are currently 14 members

Announcements/Reminders:
• Repeater Map-Harley Leach KI7XF –There is now website with a map you can scan over that shows you all the repeaters and repeater info in that area. It will be linked on the GHRC website.
• Tour DE Cure in Missoula may need some volunteers this summer. Bruce Walker KE7SJZ and Jerry Gregoire N7JGG will be passing info back and forth
• Presentations- We are in 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
• Summer Field Day: Skeet Archer W7LFX is working on a spot
• Remember dues! GHRC and ERA

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:40 P.M.

Presentation: Thanks to Jerry Gregoire N7JGG for a great presentation on the Hawaii ham room and telescope slide show from their trip
~ 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:
• Belgrade Fall Fest:

January 2019 Meeting Minutes

January 2019 Minutes

Present:
Bruce Walker KE7SJZ President
Norm Reger KD7TQM Vice President
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary
Eric Anderson AC7V Treasurer
Don Godward N7FLT
Harley Leach KI7XF
Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
Gary Gramer KI7QVC
Renee Reger KF7DER
Skeet Archer W7LFX
Matt Cloninger KJ7CTH
Don Wilson KC7EWZ
Rich Michau W7AMT
Todd Gahagen WA7U
Jim Hall AA8Y
Wayd Walker WA7YD
Glenn Bradbury AG7MH
Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS
Stan Horst KA6ZFL

Call to Order: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ called the meeting to order @7:00 PM. Followed by introductions.
Minutes: Accepted
Treasurer’s report: Beginning balance; $$1,399.83 Income from dues; $40.17 Ending Balance; $1,440.00
Ham test: Harley Leach KI7XF-26 participants
ERA: Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS-
-Please consider donating. ERA is in a word of hurt. The ERA is asking for $100 donations or whatever you can afford to give. All the repeater work and maintenance has been done by a few Hams that contribute out of their own pockets and with equipment they have purchased and donated or previously owned. The ERA is a nonprofit, but the nonprofit has been canceled by the government. Back taxes of three years need to be paid. An attorney will need to be hired to get it back to a nonprofit and new bylaws established. Two years of back rent for the repeater site also needs to be paid. If you’d like to make a donation there is a PayPal on the ERA website and Facebook or you can give cash or check to Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS, Harley Leach KI7XF or Bruce Walker KE7SJZ. The ERA is asking everyone for donations especially those who use the repeater, in state or not, member or not.
-Bridger Building
SAR: Don Godward N7FLT-slow
88 Net: Bruce Walker KE7SJZ – 5 check-ins last week
Foxhunt: Harley Leach KI7XF-Nothing
HF: Don Godward N7FLT- nothing
DMR: Going good. There are more and more hot spots available. More people are using it and its bringing Hams in other states closer to one another
APRS: Wayd Walker WA7YD-nothing new, everything’s working
 Gardiner repeater- hot spot by Costco. The plan is to hook it to the MRLA

Old Business:
• 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; The plan is Montana Ale Works on a Saturday night towards the end of February. There is a room in the back that can be reserved. Neil Ramhorst KL7JGS is working on the details and will be announced at Februarys meeting
• 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
• Summer Field Day: Skeet Archer W7LFX is working on a spot

Meeting Adjourned @ 7:52 P.M.

Presentation: (order may be wrong!)
February: Harley Leach KI7XF-MRLA in depth
March: Jerry Gregoire N7JGG-Hawaii ham room and telescope slide show
April: Harley Leach KI7XF-Repetor work & how
May:

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: