ALLEGAN COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB MEETING AGENDA
August 9, 2016
Program: Show n’ Tell – Show off your mobile installation
MEETING: Started at 7:00PM (0000 UTC)
SECRETARY’S Report: Minutes accepted with one correction and motion carried
TREASURER’S Report: Treasurer’s report accepted, motion carried
ACTIVITIES: Let us know what programs/activities you would like to see in the year ahead . Please let Mike Long (W6RP), our Program Coordinator, know about your thoughts.
September Program: Wireless antenna switch – Wes, KD8VQH
October Program: DSTAR Go Box – Dennis, WB3LHU
Christmas Party Coordinator: Dennis, WB3LHU. Thanks Dennis!
10 Meter Net: Jack (W8PPM) invites all to the Club Net held every Wednesday evening – 8PM local – Freq: 28.380 MHZ (alternate 28.390 or 28.370 MHZ if busy) Topics of interest welcomed!
“Young Person” Net has started – Hosted by KE5ETX for all hams with children interested in becoming Hams or are already Hams –Next Youth Net scheduled on September 6th at 7PM on the 147.240 repeater – Contact John (KE5ETX) for details and to suggest topics or offer help! Have a young child in your life? This is a great way to get them interested in the hobby!
VE Testing: September 24, 2016 – 9AM @ the Allegan Hospital Cafeteria. Price is $15 + two forms of identification or a copy of your current license – Contact AA8L for next test session information
Allegan County SAR: Meeting will be in Plainwell on 8/10 @ 7am at Cook Park
Allegan County ARPSC: Tri-Allegan event went well with good coverage. Not enough radios. Next meeting is at the EOC, 122nd Avenue on 8/20 @ 9am
Club web Site: http://ac8rc.org
Club email list: To join the club mailing list, go to firstname.lastname@example.org
Now on Facebook! – http://www.facebook.com/ac8rc
Perseids peak 8/11-8/13
Spark in the Park, August 20, 3-8PM. Setup begins at 1PM at the Homeschool Building, 5625 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
Winter Meetings – Suggestion made to reconsider holding meetings on Saturdays again during Winter months. Tabled while members come up with meeting spot suggestions
Club Insurance – (WB3LHU) – Tabled, still need to speak with ACATEC
Canopy – 12’ x 12’ purchased
Next Fox Hunt will be August 27, 10AM-12PM. Fox hunt will begin at the Allegan High School parking lot and will have a 5mi limit from start. Participants will meet for lunch afterwards, location TBD.
Allegan County Fair is fast approaching and club will be operating at the fairgrounds September 9-11. Club is looking for volunteers to help with setup, teardown and operations.
Dues can be paid to Nancy (KB8PFJ) at any time
ARRL Club Membership:Reminder – If you are about to renew or Join the ARRL our club has a chance to earn some extra money due to our ARRL affiliation. By submitting your membership moneys thru the club – We can keep either $2(renew) or $15 (New or not a member for 2 years) – Bring Your renewals and Check made out to the Allegan County Amateur Radio Club to the next meeting. WB3LHU has the forms if anyone is interested.
Any ideas -!! The club is interested in Your thoughts and suggestions
AA8L: Satellite Comm antennas – update
Bringing Eagle Island on the air for IOTA
3D folded loop antennas
Digital modes (i.e. PSK31, JT65, RTTY, etc)
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