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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

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