GBARC Meeting Minutes December 2019

Meeting Date: 
December 2, 2019
Meeting Location: 
Main Fire Station, 1111 Church St., Beloit, WI.

Date: December 2, 2019

Present: 15

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 November 4, 2019 meeting,   Recommended for Approval by Greg-k9jgn seconded by Bob-w9emz approved as read.

Treasurer Report:

Greg-K9GJN gave the treasures report.    Greg-k9gjn updated everyone on the outlays of monies and our miscellaneous bills.    Motion to approve the Treasurers report by Chuck-wd9bb and seconded by Lyndon-wa9jld.

Old Business:      Bob-w9emz had contact with our new member Dick Burtis, he informed him of the licensing locations and times.    Dick said he was planning on testing sometime in January.     Greg-k9gjn and the members had a DXing experience’s discussion.    Chuck-wd9bb has not heard from Justin Davis about making a presentation at his son’s (Isak) local Janesville school.

New Business

Greg-k9gjn reminded everyone Santa is on the on 3916 from 18:30 to 20:30 (M-F).    Brett-k9by presented ARRL Field Day results: overall score was 5106, 3A National #44, 3A Wisconsin #1, overall Wisconsin #5, for total contacts 1916, and discussions followed.     Had a review on possible improvements and or changes for next year’s Field Day event: a table for sign in sheet, W1AW bulletin copy, add 160m?, separate the 6m area from the satellite location, notifications to the media (newspaper, professional media), politician and Field Day setup guide.     Discussed which antennas overall performed well and easy to setup, the OCF dipoles were the favorite, also discussions antenna options, dual mode operation on same band (HF duplexer).    Brett-k9by Winter Field will be January 25-26, 2020 from 1pm to 1pm at Chuck’s-wd9bb place.     Carl-w9bj informed us that a Ham Satellite is currently the oldest operation Satellite.    Lyndon-wa9jld showed us surplus fish tape used for pulling underground cables, maybe a good option for antenna work.



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


Brett-k9by had a video presentation from Bell Labs (1959) on Wave behavior.  (Great Video!)

Next Meeting will be January 6, 2020! 

Secretary: Dean-K9FLO

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