GBARC Meeting Minutes December 2017

Meeting Date: 
December 4, 2017
Meeting Location: 
Main Fire Station, 1111 Church St., Beloit, WI.

Present: 11

Brett K9BY – President: absent

Lyndon WA9JLD – Vice President: Lyndon filled in

Dean K9FLO – Secretary

Greg K9GJN – Treasure

Chuck WD9BB – Officer

An introduction of all the present members was done.   

Secretary Report:

Dean-K9FLO reviewed the minutes from the November 6, 2017 meeting,   Recommended for Approval by Chuck-WD9BB seconded by Carl-W9BJ and the membership approved as read.

Treasurer Report:

Greg-K9GJN gave the treasurers report for November.    Motion to approve Treasurer Report by Chuck-WD9BB and seconded by Dan-K9IBM.      

Old Business:

Dean read a thank-you letter from Paul-W9MEH and a Thank-you card from Tom-N9TOM for the flowers.      Dan-K9IBM discussed the RFI presentation at the Madison Radio Club.     Dean-K9FLO added to the discussion the RFI issues he has had with the new LED light bulbs and wireless routers.

New Business

Winter Field Day event will be January 27 & 28 at Chuck’s QTH.   Carl recommended the Club by a Band Pass Filter for 6Meter for use at Field Day events.   A motion to have one purchased was made by Dan-K9IBM and seconded by Dean-K9FLO.      Greg-K9GJN, we have all the equipment needed for the Winter Field Day and suggested we finalize preparation on the up-coming weekly nets.      Lyndon-WA9JLD recommended we buy three fruit baskets (one for each shift) for the Beloit Fire Department in appreciation for the use of the facilities.      A motion by Dan-K9IBM to buy the baskets was made and seconded Carl-K9BJ.


There will be no January 2018 meeting (winter break)! 

Motion to adjourn by Greg-K9GJN, seconded by Lyndon-WA9JLD


Chuck-WD9BB did a presentation on a 6-40m dipole he is building available from Honolulu Amateur Radio Club for $56 or you can build it from the instruction information Chuck-WD9BB provided.    Chuck-WD9BB discussed putting an old DX-101 exciter on the air..     A general discussion by everyone on radio topics!

A motion to adjourn was made by Greg-K9GJN and seconded by Dan-K9IBM.

Next Meeting Will Be February 5, 2018! 

Secretary: Dean-K9FLO


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