September 2013 Minutes


Allan Schrum AI4RO President

Jerry Gregoire KD7WLX Vice President

Eric Anderson KF7OLR Treasurer

Falicia Anderson KF7TAH Secretary

Ted Hundtoft KA7QCY

Wayd Walker KF7LVF

Rich Michau W7AMT

Don Godward N7FLT

Larry A. Springer K6PJ

Bruce Walker KE7SJZ

Don Regli KI7OJ

Ray Babcock AD7RB

Cyrus Smith NU7Q

Harley Leach KI7XF

Todd Gahagan WA7U

Bob Lea W7LR

Billy Joe Arthur

Ralph Bergantine KC7PHF

Jack Meyers N7ODN

Fred Cady KE7X

Kathi Gregoire N7UNI

Jim Shelden K7ORA

Pat Sands AE7NZ


Allan Schrum AI4RO called the meeting to order @ 7:05 PM. Followed by introductions


Old Business:

Minutes approved with minor corrections; ~Reminder: The 88 Net is held every Tuesday night at 8pm on 146.88 –offset 100mghrtz hertz tone

~ Todd Gahagan WA7U approved minutes, seconded by Rich Michau W7AMT

Treasurer's report: Eric Anderson KF7OLR Treasurer, Ending balance $1,469.61

VE Testing: couple sessions coming up, testing schedule is up on the web

ERA: Deposited $500 from the Ridge Run, paid Harley Leach KI7XF for hardware. Working on sight permit for Eagle Head. Chairman is now Dave Ford

SAR: Pretty quiet summer, There has been a few; South Cottonwood, Practice Rock and Ross Pass

School Club: Will resume sometime in October

88 Net:

Foxhunt: maybe this fall

HF: slowly improving

Club Picnic: Thank you Don Wilson KC7EWZ! Picnic went well, around 35 people attended

Field Day: 800+ stations worked. Thanks to everyone for setup and to Dale Heidner W7NAV for use of his property

Greater Yellowstone Cycle: Thanks to Jerry Gregoire KD7WLX and to all who prepared and participated. Overall it went very well

Thank you to Rick KD7KB for use of the repeater

Thanks to Don Wilson KC7EWZ, Don Godward N7FLT and Harley Leach KI7XF for the Comm. Manual (for all the work to get that manual)

All positions were filled

First half of week went well, 2nd half had trouble with fire lookout

Great experience for our club for multiple day event

700 riders, ride will get bigger each year

Next year the ride is around the Tetons

Happy with communications

Radios in sags worked well

Would like to set up some radios for ham use in different situations

Pictures are on their website


·         August 18, 19, 20, 2013 Cycle Greater Yellowstone, Jerry Gregoire KD7WLX- Awesome!

·         September 14, 2013 Tour DeCure, Jerry Gregoire KD7WLX- yet to happen

·         September 14, 2013 Belgrade Fall Fest, Norm Reger KD7TQM- yet to happen


New Business:




Meeting adjourned at 8:15 PM by Allan Schrum AI4RO

~ Don Godward N7FLT motioned, Rich Michau W7AMT seconded


Respectfully submitted,

Falicia Anderson KF7TAH