Gallatin Ham Radio Club Meeting December 4, 2008

Meeting minutes submitted by Kathi Gregoire, n7uni in place of our regular secretary, ke7ewz who was unable to attend.


In Attendance:

Lee Evans  KE7HAN

Dave Ford  KE7CAP

Don Godward  N7FLT

David Golsner  W7CXC

Kathi Gregoire  N7UNI

Jim Hall  AA8Y

Harley Leach  KI7XF

Tom Lewis  AB5CK

Vivian Linden  K7CUB

Jack Myers  N7ODN

Scott Pickering  KE7SJU

Don Regli  KI7OJ

Les Scheidt  AC7RY

Bruce Walker  KE7SJZ


Order called 7:00


Last meeting minutes approved

Treasurer’s report: $2783.90 in GHRC account including $748.49 profit from hamfest

Insurance bill coming in January



Jack led us in remembering Silent Key Mal Goosey, N7GS

Memories of Mal were shared by those in attendance and 60 seconds of silence was observed in honor of Mal

Mal's services will be Dec. 13 at 11am at the United Methodist Church (Olive and Willson)

Thanks was extended to Jack for keeping club updated throughout Mal’s final weeks.

Jack will send card to Fran on behalf of GHRC


Jack distributed a book inventory – those that ordered books need to pay Jack and there are other books that may be purchased.


Tower at airport is up (Don Godward even saw it up) now for an antenna party


Discussion of Jan. Meeting date

Meeting moved to second Thursday (Jan. 8) because New Year’s Day is the first Thursday in January.



ERA - no report

Repeaters - all good

VE - test session this Sat. 9am (n7flt, ke7sjz, n7odn, ad7rb for VEs)

SAR - boy scout at Rockhaven rescued

HamFest - early planning good, date discussion move date earlier

Will post on reflector and follow discussion from there (Oct. 3 or Sept. 26) Lindell putting together calendar and needs date by Dec. 10th Tom will start poll on reflector (Sept. 27 is L&C Marathon)

School Club - thanks to those available on radio. Chief Joseph Middle School up and running 3:30 - 4:30 on Mondays

Have permission to put up antenna at CJ. Will be putting it up in the next few weeks.

School club round up in February. 2nd week in Feb. Need help from hams to help kids with roundup.

2nd place last year.

After 1st of Feb. Don will need help, Vivian begins new job then


Election committee report- have people and elections will happen at the end of this meeting



Christmas Party - January 17, Saturday at Oasis in Manhattan. 5:00 to 7:30pm Need to be out 7:30pm. Need firm number of attending in early January – let Jack know if you are coming and how many you will be bringing.


W7yb - MSU ham club, Jerry (kd7wlx) is investigating

Programs - ARES/RACES will be in January; Jerry is back up tonight but he is at different meeting

Saturday breakfast at JBs every Saturday -  first two weeks okay, no report last two Sats. because Dave was gone.




Election of 2009 officers

President - Bruce Walker,KE7SJZ

VP - Jerry Gregoire, KD7WLX

Treas. Harley Leach, KI7XF

Sec. Don Wilson, KC7EWZ

N7flt moved accept slate, ke7cap second

Ke7cap move to adjourn meeting, n7flt second

Meeting adjourned around 8:15