2001 Club Officers


AA8Y Jim Hall

Vice President

KK7VC Doug Peterson


KD7FVR Ron Schimpf


KI7XF Harley Leach



The December Meeting will be held at the Sacajawea Middle School Dec. 6 th.

The meeting starts at 7 PM.

Presidents Column

Jim Hall, AA8Y

We will have annual election of officers at the December meeting.

The annual Christmas Party was held at valley View and even better than last year. The food was really good and the company was the best. I really enjoyed myself.

Thanks to Bob Leo W7LR for making all the arrangements this year and last.

Jack N7ODN is holding Technician level classes at MSU and has 8 students and it looks as if all are doing well. And will be ready for the exams Dec 8th.

Jack N7ODN has said that he will be holding a General Class training session in Feb.

Thanks Jack for all the hard work in putting on the classes and in heading up the examination sessions as well.

This will be my last month as president of GHRC and I wish to say that it has been a great experience and a lot of fun working with everyone. But I Feel that 2 years in a row is enough to be president. I just hope I haven't too bad for the club.

Thanks everyone of you for the help and support.

Jim AA8Y


Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Nov 1, 2001 Meetingsubmitted by KD7FVR, Ron

The October meeting was held at Sacajawea Middle School. President Jim AA8Y called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM. 19 members were in attendance.

Minutes of the October 2001 meeting were approved as printed in the newsletter.


Harley KI7XF reported that the club balance is approximately $1287.00. Treasurer’s report was accepted by unanimous vote.



Silent Key – Les Belyea, N7AIK, passed away in October. Les was an ARRL section manager for years.

Don KC7EWZ reported on the Ham Fest. We had a net profit. There are still ARRL books left to sell.

Don KI7OJ announced that there will be a full scale airport disaster drill sometime in 2002. We will be asked to man the Fed Ex Facility. The hospital will be involved.


Jack N7ODN announced that there are three interested in the Technician Class session prior to the December 8 exam. The classes will be Nov 26, 28, 30, and December 3. Registration will close on November 12. A General Class is planned in late February for the March 2002 VE session.


Bob W7LR took a vote for the menu at the Christmas dinner. Dinner is at the Valley View Supper Club, Saturday December 1. Social Hour begins at 6 PM. Dinner is at 7 PM.



Fred KE7X announced Incident Command Classes at the Belgrade Training Center: IC200 on December 8 and IC300 on January 19 &20. He handed out the IC100 Self Study course and applications for the other courses.

Vivian K7CUB said the Olympic Cross Country ski trials will be at Bohart Ranch on January 5, 7, 9, 10, and 13. She handed out a sign up sheet for volunteers to work the trials.

We received a bill of $8.50 for meeting at the Sacajawea Middle School in October. We will pay the bill "In House". Vivian suspects that the check will be torn up.

Jim AA8Y asked for a nominating committee for election of officers at next month’s meeting. Todd WA7U was volunteered in absentia.

The business meeting adjourned at 8:25 PM.

Don KC7EWZ presented an informative lesson on Triangulation, both with and without GPS.


Upgrade Honor Roll

This column honors all who receive or upgrade their license through the GHRC in 2001

Congratulations to all who upgraded


Technician Class

Ryon J. Belkohlavek

Angela M. Bergantine

Karen Cremer KD7MFC

Robert Grupe KD7MFD

John Hiscock KD7MFE

Dallas R. Hillman

William Hiscock KD7MFF

Shawn K Horne

George Hunyadi KD7MFG

Steven Jepsen KD7MFH

Charles Klankelborg KD7MFI

Sean R. Kern

David Klunpar KD7MFJ

Brian Larsen KD7MFK

James Lenard KD7MFL

William Michno KD7MFM

Brad Norman KC0KAO

Michael Obland KD7MFN

Karla A. Sartor

Gerald Schaefer KD7MFO

Avinash Shantaram KD7MFP


General Class

Robert Solomon K7HLN

John L. Stuker KD7KRY


Extra Class

James Godward AA6PO

Charles Kankelborg KD7MFI

Pat Sands N7SV


The next exam session is December 8th.

At the present Jack, N7ODN has a Technician class of 8 students in progress, with one more session scheduled for Monday , Dec 12th and they will taking the exams on Dec. 8th.

VE Test Sessions

Test sessions are held at 9 am in room 632 at

Cobleigh Hall on the MSU Campus the first Saturday AFTER the first Thursday during the following months: December, March, June, September. This schedule may be revised. Make sure to check your newsletter each month for any changes to the VE Testing Schedule.

For more info: Contact Jack, N7ODN

2001 Schedule

March 3rd

June 16th

September 8th

December 8th


Happenings Page

Schedule of Events


bulletDec 1st – Christmas Party at Valley View
bulletDec 4th – 146.88 net at 8pm
bulletDec 6th– Club meeting at Sacajawea Middle School
bulletDec 8th – Ham and Eggs at 4 corners café. Exam session at MSU
bulletDec 11th – 146.88 net at 8pm
bulletDec 15th – Ham and Eggs at 4 corners cafe
bulletDec 18th – 146.88 net at 8pm
bulletDec 22th – Ham and eggs at 4 corners cafe
bulletDec 29th – Ham and eggs at 4 corners

December 2001








1 Christmas Party





4 146.88

Net @ 8pm



6 Meeting



8 Exams

Ham and eggs @ 4 corners



11 146.88

Net @ 8pm





Ham & eggs @ 4 cornerss



18 146.88

Net @ 8pm





Ham & eggs @ 4 corners








Ham & eggs @ 4 corners




If you have any events you would like to see posted here, please email or mail them to the Editor for inclusion in the January newsletter. Deadline: 20th.


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