GBARC Meeting Minutes August 2017

Meeting Date: 
August 7, 2017
Meeting Location: 
Main Fire Station, 1111 Church St., Beloit, WI.

Present: 13

Brett-K9BY – President       Lyndon-WA9JLD – Vice President       Dean-K9FLO – Secretary

Greg-K9GJN – Treasure    Chuck-WD9BB – Director

Introductions of all members and the welcome of newly licensed:

Secretary Report:   Dean-K9FLO reviewed the minutes from the July 10, 2017 meeting, and the membership approved as read.

Treasurer Report:   Greg-K9GJN gave the treasurers report for July and our State organization fee had been paid. The membership approved.

Old Business:   Dean-K9FLO presented a club equipment inventory and sign-out form. There was discussion on using the forms

New Business:   Brett-K9BY recommended Greg-K9GJN acquires a Club debit card from our Banker for online purchases. The membership unanimously approved obtaining a Bank Debit Card. Brett-K9BY discussed what to do for the Fire Department appreciation. It was decided to do basket for each shift. We had a discussion on having a Club picnic, decided it was too late to find and schedule a location. Dean-K9FLO suggested we have a Christmas party for this year, membership agreed and the Board will check into date and location.    Brett-K9BY talked about what the ARRL would like to do on Eclipse day (digital: transmit, receive, static and records).   Chuck-WD9BB brought up we should make Paul Monroe-W9MEH an honorary member of the Club.   A Motion by Lyndon-WA9JLD, seconded by Carl-W9BJ, the membership unanimously approved.

Announcements:   Al Homan-KC9QQO is moving to California in about 6 weeks.   He will be selling his equipment. It was recommended to have

him list it on the Club web site.

Program:  Chuck-WD9BB did a show and tell of his JYE Tech FG085 Function Generator kit he assembled. Chuck showed his HV rectifier and filter boards that he designed, etched and populated. Great job Chuck!

Dean-K9FLO showed a problem he had with high SWR to his antenna as a result of water capillary effect into the center conductor of the 9913F7 coax. The water was detected by the copper center being black and placing a vacuum pump on the down end removing a teaspoon of water. This being replaced with RG-8U and using 3M 2155 tape.

Next Meeting Will Be September 11th!

Recording Secretary: Dean-K9FLO