GBARC Meeting Minutes August 2018

Meeting Date: 
August 6, 2018
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 – Officer

An introduction of everyone present was done.    

Secretary Report:

Dean-K9FLO reviewed the minutes from the July 7th meeting,   Recommended for Approval by Carl-W9BJ seconded by Chuck-WD9BB and the membership approved as read.

Treasurer Report:

Greg-K9GJN gave the current treasurer’s report.    Motion to approve Treasurer Report by Lyndon-WA9JLD and seconded by Chuck-WD9BB.       

Old Business:     

Brett-K9BY is looking for ideas on doing special events, locations and Chuck-WD9BB suggested we make a Club Banner for our events.    The antenna removal request was made by a local and had to be refused because it is located on a roof peek.    Dean-K9FLO gave an overview of the 503C tax process and showed everyone the documents.

New Business

 Brad’s-K9BWW tower was taken down and is now stored at Chuck’s-WD9BB home.    Andy has a 70’ tower for us to take down at Shaw Road & East Street Rockford.     We received a letter from a person that has a table top radio for sale (AM, SW radio) from MI.    It was brought up we should have some type of introduction to Ham Radio handout for interested people.   Brett-K9BY, we should consider doing amateur radio presentations at local schools or organizations.    Greg-K9GJN we are in the process of applying for a club station call thru W5YI services and we should consider what call sign for the club.      Brett gave some suggestion / ideas on improving the PIE ride event.    Brett-K9BY suggested we try to have all the participants be APRS enabled and a monitor system location or have non-hams have an HT monitors.   Everyone agreed to check-into it for next year.    Next month Brett-K9BY will give a presentation on internet and computer security.

Motion to adjourned: Lyndon-WA9JLD, seconded Brett-K9BY.



Lyndon-WA9JLD gave a presentation on the spectrum analyzer and a demonstration on how to use.    Great presentation, thanks Lyndon.

 Next Meeting will be  September 3, 2018!

Secretary: Dean-K9FLO

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