Minutes for September 6, 2012 GHRC Meeting
Vivian Linden K7CUB Ray Babcock AD7RB
Todd Gahagan WA7U Dave Ford KC7CAP
Larry Springer K6PJ Eric Anderson KF7OLR
Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Don Godward N7FLT
Norm Reger KF7TQM Rich Michau KF7LVE
Dale Heidner N7NAV Irma Heidner XYL
Robert Waldeisen KE7SJZ Jack Myers N7ODN
Don Wilson KC7EWZ Jim Hall AA8Y
Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH Wayd Walker KF7LVF
Allan Schrum AI4RO Jerry Gregoire KD7WLX
Karen Schunke KF7QJJ
After roll call, KD7WLX introduced Jennifer Drinkwalter for a presentation about Cycle Greater Yellowstone. It is a bike ride in August of 2013. They would like ham radio coverage on the course.
A discussion would follow the meeting.
KD7WLX asked for a review of the minutes of the June meeting. K7CUB summarized the minutes, WA7U moved to approve the June minutes, it was seconded by KC7CAP and the motion passed.
Gallatin Ham Radio Club
Prepared by KF7OLR
Balance July 1, 2012 2,297.24
Deposit: Ham fest +220.00
Ham fest: Donation of +19.00
Sales from Jerry’s table +24.00
Check total +75.00
Grand Prize -375.00
Ticket basket -44.00
Deposit: Dues +30.00
Total Income +250.00
Caliber Enterprises (website) -109.00
Little Stinkers (Field day) -170.00
Picnic Reservation -75.00
Picnic Food -134.00
Total Expenses -487.00
Balance August 31, 2012 2,059.24
K6PJ announced the classes he would hold at MSU. If interested, contact K6PJ.
N7ODN won the grand prize at the ham fest!
There is an open house at the new West Yellowstone SAR building September 26.
AD7RB reported that 3 people passed the tech test at the hamfest.
The classes taught by K6PJ have licensed 35 people.
They would like to start the student station at MSU again. It would be student led.
K7CUB reported that attendance on the net has been slim this summer. There is a need for another ham to be net control once a month.
During the fires SAR HAMS have been listening to traffic and passing traffic when needed.
There were a couple of searches one with a broken leg.
There was also a lost alzheimer’s person. There will be a workshop October 6 & 7 to learn about characteristics of alzheimer’s patients.
There was a fox hunt at the hamfest.
KD7TQM reported that “We had one!”
N7ODN reported on the book sales. Some transactions are still being completed. The net profit currently is $66.23
School Club will start in October
Parts WA7U reported that he has coax, power pole connector and other parts. He is also missing a coil of coax. If someone borrowed it, perhaps they could return it.
ERA No report. Bridger and High Flat have noise issues with commercial installations
KC7EWZ and KI7XF have made preparations to move the147. 72 repeater to the SAR building in West. They have also made trips to the 146.82 repeater.
Events KC7EWZ reported on the events that were done this summer.
Blazing Saddles, Iron Man, Exterra, Bangtail 38, Ridge Run
A check for $250 was received from the Ridge Run.
Tour de Cure will be coming up on September 15. Let Jerry know if you can help.
The Belgrade Fall Festival will take place on September 29. Let KD7TQM know if you can help.
The Club picnic was in August. All had a good time. 10 days advance notice is needed for the permit.
Elmers list-Jerry passed around a paper for folks to sign up to help.
KF7OLR reported that W7LR is in the new QST
KI7OJ is home and continues to improve
N7FLT noted some cables are needed for the ham room. KC7EWZ moved to purchase the cables. KF7LVE seconded the motion. The motion passed.
KD7TQM reported that the packet station is installed at Bridger. Thanks to KL7JGS for doing the installation. It is open for all to use. 145.010 BZN is the frequency.
There was a discussion about helping the Greater Yellowstone Cycle event August 18,19,20, 2013.
There was a discussion about helping organizations that profit from the events. KD7WLX suggested that guidelines would be needed. K6PJ asked if coms could be done another way. As long as serving for public safety is the goal, it should be done.
KC7EWZ moved that we do 3 days of the cycling event in 2013. KF7LVE seconded the motion. It passed.
K6PJ talked about the students at MSU have that station going again. It would be run by the students.
Jerry asked people to pay dues if they have not been paid.
KF7LVE moved the meeting be adjourned. It was seconded by N7FLT. The motion passed.