GBARC Meeting Minutes April 2023

Meeting Date: 
April 3, 2023
Meeting Location: 
Beloit Public Library 605 Eclipse Blvd., Beloit, Wisconsin 53511

Virtual Presence: 5, In-person: 14

Brett K9BY – President

 Lyndon WA9JLD – Vice President

Dean K9FLO – Secretary

Greg K9GJN – Treasure

Chuck WD9BB – Officer

Secretary Report:

Dean-K9FLO read the minutes from our March 6, 2023, video meeting.      Recommended for Approval by Chuck-wd9bb and seconded by Greg-k9gjn.          

Treasurer Report:  Greg-k9gjn reviewed the status of the Club funds     We have 22 paid-up members.      We have club insurance due May 31,2023 and will follow up at the May meeting.    A motion to approve the treasures report by Chuck-wd9bb seconded by Brian-kd9qvb.     Greg-k9gjn Dick Hamlett wd9acy son reached out to me and has ham equipment to sell at the Hamfest April 15 at Stoughton and will receive a 30% commission for the sales to the club.     A motion to approve the treasurer report by Chuck-wd9bb and seconded Brian-wd9qvb.

Old Business:         

Brett-k9by, Chuck-wd9bb how did the antenna building project go for the upcoming Foxhunt (5/13)?     Chuck-wd9bb we had a very successful antenna building session for the May 13th Foxhunt.       All the antennas were tested successfully with low SWR.    Dennis’s son also had a good experience building his antenna.    Chuck-wd9bb discussed the foxhunt experiences and the fun of doing the Foxhunt.      Brett-k9by said the frequency will be announced at the start of the hunt.      Hunt usually lasts about 2-3 hours and will be on public property.      Wis QSO party everyone who participated was very pleased with their results: Chuck-wd9bb had 43 counties, Greg-k9gjn worked 300 contacts, Jim-kd9gdy worked about 300 contacts and Carl-k9bj had 500 points.     Jefferson Hamfest Chuck-wd9bb and Kurt-ke9n were pleased with their sale result.     We discussed the results and the buys.    It seemed the Hamfest was about done by 10:30.     Tom-n9tom inquired about our club Emblem which we created about three years ago and was initially designed by Ed-kb9nbp.

New Business  

Dayton Hamfest may 19-21 anybody going to Dayton this year?     Kevin-kc9pzi may go and everyone else talked about going (some dreaming).       Danell-n9sol SIMCOM May 3-5 will be UW Green-Bay if you want to participate in the emergency training event contact Danell-n9sol. Greg-k9gjn would like to have more regular volunteers for the weekly Wednesday night 147.12 repeater net.     We only have 2-3 volunteers a month, we need at least 2 more and Greg could set up a schedule to make it easier.       If you do not hear anyone starting up the Net, please jump in and take charge of starting the net.     Jenifer-kc9hcr is a blind Ham needs help replacing an antenna on her tower with a HF vertical.     Looking for help on setting up her antenna on the tower.    Greg-k9gjn would like to install comet 250 hf vertical and Tom-n9tom has about 70’ of 9913coax for her and install TV antenna.      Chuck-wd9bb informed us Conrad-w9dl has a brail control box she could have.      Greg-k9gjn figures it will take 2-4hrs to set up Jennifer’s antenna system.          Dennis if we could post an event calendar on our web site.   Brett-k9by is working on the calendar.  


  Meeting to adjourned at 7:55: pm.

Motion to adjourn by Chuck-wd9bb seconded by Greg-k9gjn.

Program:  none

Next Meeting will be May 1, 2022. 

Secretary: Dean-K9FLO


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