GHRC Meeting Minutes for May 3, 2012
Vivian Linden K7CUB Karen Schunke KF7QJJ
Allan Schrum AI4RO Eric Anderson KF7OLR
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Spencer Gilchrist Guest
Todd Gahagan WA7U Wayd Walker KF7LVF
David Ford KE7CAP Dave Furniss AE7KC
Rich Michau KF7LVE Don Wilson KC7EWZ
Jack Myers N7ODN Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH
Norm Reger KD7TQM Jim Hall AA8Y
Cyrus Smith NU7Q Harley Leach KI7XF
Bruce Walker KE7SJZ Jerry Gregoire KD7WLX
KD7WLX began the meeting with the roll call. Because of daylight concerns, CAP gave a presentation and tour of their converted mobile unit.
N7ODN has a radio donated to the club by Fran Goosey. There was a discussion about how it could be used. KF7LVE made a motion to keep it for use by new hams. It was seconded by WA7U. The motion passed. It will be designated inmemory of N7GS. It is a FT 90 R dual band radio.
KC7EWZ reported that the first public service event, MS Walk, will be May 12. He will contact the volunteers.
NU7Q reported that the largest full moon will be May 5. There will be an eclipse May 20. He will put information about Venus on June 5-6 on the reflector.
Secretary Report. Minutes from the last meeting were approved. Members are encouraged to read the minutes on the web site before meetings.
Treasurer report. KD7WLX read a letter of resignation from AC7RY.
KI7XF reported that VE sessions will be held in June and at Field Day.
No Budget Report provided.
88net. There is a different net control for each week of the month. There has been some noise on the repeater lately that has curtailed some check ins.
SAR There have been a few call outs. The SAR board is working on the yearly budget. The new facility in West Yellowstone should be ready in June.
Fox hunting KI7XF said fox hunts will continue as time permits. There will be one at Field Day.
Hamfest KI7XF reported that everything is proceeding. He asked if the club wanted a club table. KD7WLZ and Nu7Q will work together for a club table. KF7LVE asked about advertising. NU7Q will finish the flyer. Notifying the ARRL should be done promptly. The hamfest will be August 25.
HF KF7LVE is enjoying his new HF radio.
School Club K7CUB reported that the students finished the electronic kits and had a successful transmitter hunt. They have been a great group and really enjoyed the transmitter hunt. That was the final activity for the year. We are awaiting the results of the School Club Roundup.
ERA KI7XF said there was nothing to report.
Field Day will be June 23-24. Set up will be Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. The location is at
W7NAVís QTH. KD7TQM will get the out houses. AE7KC will check on cooking equipment from CAP. The Meat Shoppe has a BARBQ they rent out. New hams should be invited to Field Day. AD7RB has the list. KF7LVE made a motion to put information about Field Day in the paper. KE7SJZ seconded the motion. The motion passed. AI4RO suggested the Bozone. KD7WLX asked for a volunteer and NU7Q volunteered to put information about Field Day in the newspaper.
KD7TQM would like to have the packet station working. He has a club radio that he would like to use for that purpose. KC7EWZ moved to have the club supply the needed parts for putting the Motorolla radio in working order for packet. It was seconded by KF7LVE. The motion passed. KD7TQM will work with W7LR about receiving permission to put it at a location on Bridger PEAK.
AI4RO discussed the annual summer picnic and what needed to be done to reserve the location at the Bozeman Ponds. AA8Y and NU7Q volunteered to organize the picnic.
WA7U reported on the new constitution and by laws for the club. Other committee members were KF7QJJ, KC7EWZ and KF7LVE. WA7U explained them and there was some discussion about a few items. The point was made that if they are adopted, they could amend individual issues later. AA8Y moved to adopt the constitution and by laws. KC7CAP seconded the motion. The motion passed. There was much appreciation to the committee for all of their hard work.
A vote to approve KF7OLR to become the treasurer passed. KF7OLR has accepted the position.
AA8Y moved the meeting be adjourned. It was seconded by KF7LVE. The motion passed.