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GBARC Meeting Minutes August 2019

Meeting Date: 
August 5, 2019
Meeting Location: 
Main Fire Station, 1111 Church St., Beloit, WI.

Present: 17

Brett K9BY – President

Lyndon WA9JLD – Vice President

Dean K9FLO – Secretary

Greg K9GJN – Treasure

Chuck WD9BB – Officer

An introduction of everyone present was done.    Visitor: Dick Burks

Secretary Report:

Dean-k9flo reviewed the minutes from the July 1, 2019 meeting,   Recommended for Approval by Chuck-wd9bb seconded by Lyndon-wa9jld approved as read.

Treasurer Report:

Greg-K9GJN gave the treasure report.     Motion to approve Treasurers report by Chuck-wd9bb and seconded by Carl-w9bj.

Old Business:        

Field Day Review:       Brett-k9by: had revisions for the Field day results: 1328 contacts, 5106 points, our third best results for the club and first in the State of WI!    Revised States needed to be removed do to logging conflicts, dups: Hi, Virgin Is was removed.       Brett-k9by discussed some further refinements (logging, software) we can do for next year’s event.     Brett-k9by gave a Field Day, Pie-ride and Ham Radio overview to our visitor.

New Business

Chuck-wd9bb reminded everyone Breakfast Saturday and he needs tower help after Breakfast.      Brett-k9by informed everyone of an up-coming ARRL event the 2nd Saturday of September for the historical Harvey House Restaurants (more info at ARRL site).    Belvedere (CFMC) ham-fest is Sept 29th, we had an overview of the up-coming ham-fest.




Motion to adjourn: Greg-k9gjn  and seconded by: Lyndon-wa9jld.


      Brett-k9by gave a presentation on how to practically measure your deviation on FM (instead of buying an expensive FM analyzer, service monitor).     Brett-k9by found a You-Tube video on what is needed and setting a USB SDR receiver to check FM deviation thru using the appropriate software.    Brett-k9by will forward the slides and links for the RTL-SDR presentation.

      Dean-k9flo gave presentation on the new LED indicator lamps available for replacement of incandescent indicators and for use in older electronic equipment.

 Next Meeting will be  September 9, 2019!  

Secretary: Dean-K9FLO

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