2001 Club Officers


AA8Y Jim Hall


Vice President

KK7VC Doug Peterson



KD7FVR Ron Schimpf



KI7XF Harley Leach




The October Meeting will be held at the Sacajawea Middle October 4th.

The meeting starts at 7 PM.


Presidents Column

Jim Hall, AA8Y



October is here and the hamfest in a few short days. It looks like Don KC7EWZ and his staff have gotten things together and we will have another great hamfest this year. It will be held at Sacajawea Middle School again this year.



This summer so far, club members have called out twice to help man the EOC for evacuations or to help out in some other way. Thanks to all who helped.



The VE sessions put on by Jack N7ODN are doing a great job of getting new people licensed as hams and there seems to always be new one come and take the exams which makes us all feel good. Jack does all the work and a the rest of us show up a and help out on the day of the exams. More classes are planned for later in the winter by Jack. Thanks Jack


Meeting Minutes

Gallatin Ham Radio Club

Minutes of September 6, 2001 Meeting submitted by KD7FVR, Ron

The September meeting was held at Tele-Tech. President Jim AA8Y called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM. 22 members were in attendance.

Minutes of the June 2001 meeting were approved as read.


Harley KI7XF reported that the club balance is approximately $492.00. Treasurer’s report was accepted by unanimous vote.

Jim AA8Y announced that the Belgrade Fall Fest on Sept. 15 needs about six volunteers to help line up the parade from 8 to 10 AM



Don KC7EWZ reported that the SAR building process is in turmoil. He thinks it will work out. Don said that he received "tons and tons of kudos" for the ham help on the fires.

Jack N7ODN announced the VE session this Saturday, September 8, at Cobleigh Hall. There will be a Technician Class session prior to the December 8 exam. The classes will be Nov 26, 28, 30, and December 3. Tentatively there will be a General Class in advance of the March 2001 VE session.

Todd WA7U, announced that the club has restocked on parts. The 146.88 repeater doesn’t have autopatch currently. Ric KB7KB said that the MARLA system is all up and working, including the new Great Falls link.

Don KC7EWZ asked for volunteers to man communications at the water stops for the Lewis & Clark Marathon Sunday September 30.

Ham Fest: Don KC7EWZ is heading up the ham fest. He will soon have the flier prepared for printing and for posting on the GHRC web site. Vivian K7CUB is acting as intermediary with Sacajawea Middle School. Doug KK7VC is handling arrangements for the tables. Don N7FLT will man the GHRC consignment table. Ron KD7FVR is making arrangements for the seminar speakers. Presentations will be by Bob Leo W7LR, Bill Erhardt K7MT, Andy Olson N7ZC, and Harley Leach KI7FX. Jack N7ODN is handling arrangements for the VE Session at 2 PM. Steve AB7MV is handling prizes and the raffle.



Fred KE7X was very pleased with the way the communications worked out for the Big Sky Engine Academy. He would like to implement similar protocol for future incidents and EOC communications.



Vivian K7CUB has taken care of the necessary paperwork for the club to continue meeting at the Sacajawea Middle School. She said we are welcome there. Vivian will find out which door can be left open for us.

Todd WA7U said that the restaurant manager at the Holiday Inn has requested that the club have its Christmas Dinner/Party there this year. Todd will contact Bob Leo regarding arrangements for the party.


The business meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM


After the business meeting, Doug KK7VC presented an informative and interesting program about homemade antennas & HF mobiling antennas.



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

George Hunyadi KD7MFG

Steven Jepsen KD7MFH

Charles Kankelborg 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

Charles Kankelborg KD7MFI

Pat Sands N7SVI

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

October 13th

December 8th

Note:The next examination session will be held in conjunction with the Hamfest on October 13th at 2 pm. Exams may be taken without purchasing a hamfest ticket


Happenings Page

October 2001









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6 Ham & Eggs @ 4 – Corners



9 146.88 Net at 8pm




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20 Ham & Eggs @ 4– Corners



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bulletOct 2nd – 146.88 Net at 8 pm
bulletOct 4th – Club Meeting at Sacajawea Middle School
bulletOct 6th – Ham And Eggs at 4 Corners
bulletOct 9th – 146.88 Net at 8 pm
bulletOct 13th – Hamfest, 10 am at Sacajawea Middle School
bulletOct 16th – 146.88 Net at 8 pm
bulletOct 20th – Ham and Eggs at 4 Corners
bulletOct 23rd – 146.88 Net at 8 pm
bulletOct 27th – Ham and Eggs at 4 Corners
bulletOct 30th – 146.88 Net at 8 pm

If you have any events you would like to see posted here, please email or mail them to the Editor for inclusion in the November newsletter. Deadline: 27th.


The TARA PSK31 Rumble (The Fall Classic). Oct 6th

See Oct QST, page 103 for details


FISTS CW Fall Sprint. 1700Z until 2100Z Oct 13th

See Oct QST, page 103 for details


CQ WW DX Contest, phone. 0000Z Oct 27th to 2400Z Oct 28th

See Oct QST page 113 for details


Ten-Ten International Net Fall CW QSO Party, From 0000Z Oct 27th to 2400Z Oct 28th

See Oct QST, page 113 for details



GHRC Hamfest October 13th

9 am setup and 10 am doors open to the general public



Gallatin Ham Radio Club

P.O. Box 4381

Bozeman, MT 59772

Email: w7ed@arrl.net

Web Site://http://ghrc.bizland.com/

Dues: GHRC dues are $20/person, $25/family, $10/student

EagleHead: $30/year