GBARC Meeting Minutes June 2019

Meeting Date: 
June 3, 2019
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 May 6, 2019 meeting,   Recommended for Approval by Chuck-wd9bb seconded by Kevin-kc9pzi approved as read.

Treasurer Report:

Greg-K9GJN gave the treasure report.     We paid our State fees and our ARRL insurance.  Motion to approve Treasurers report by Chuck-wd9bb and seconded by Lyndon-wa9jld 

Old Business:   

     Brett-k9by passed around the Pie-Ride signup sheet, the club participates would receive food, T-shirt, and a real pie (cherry, blueberry, apple) Try to be at the Footville park by 7:30AM.    Brett-k9by recommended we try to have Hams who are not driving their own vehicle, ride with Pie-ride driver and bring your HT.    Operating frequencies will be 145.45 as primary and 146.715 C4FM secondary.   One hundred kilometer ride starts at 6AM, 50k & 20k start at 8AM Brett-k9by: will try to set up APRS to provide locations.    Brett-k9by reminded the drivers to bring a cooler for water, they should have water available.   They will provide flags for each vehicle.   All the information will be on their web page (   We had a discussion on the planned bike routes.      Brett-k9by is planning on setting up APRS at the Footville Park rest stop.    Brett-k9by we are invited to the planning meeting at the Rotary club meeting Thursday 6/13 6:30AM.      Brett-k9by suggested to Jared having bike carriers available on the routes.       Brett-k9by suggested having Chuck-wd9bb be stationed at Lyons Park with HT.    Bring your APRS capable radios if you have them.     Brett-k9by if anyone would like to do a trial APRS test let me know.    Brett-k9by had a discussion on setting up and programing your radio for APRS (wide: 1-1, Baud: 1200, Smart beaconing: on, Input your call sign, GPS modem: on, APRS: on, ambiguity: off, elevation: off, speed: off, setup B vfo: 144.39, A vfo: repeater (145.45?).       Everyone meet at Footville park rest area at 7:30am.

       Brett-k9by: Club logo is ready for review.     We had a discussion on anymore changes to the logo (color, shape) and everyone agreed to pursue this later.     The Club is still looking for a new (short) club call sign,  contact the board if you find one.

  New Business

Brett-k9by Field day June 22-23 (Friday 6/21 5pm to setup antennas), planning on setting up the same antennas used from last year and we are building an antenna for making a Satellite contact.     Brett-k9by will be setting a Kenwood ts-2000 for 6M phone, ft8 and satellite.    Greg-k9gjn will bring Yaesu ft-991A for ft8, Kevin-kc9pzi Yaesu Ft991 SSB, Dan-k9ibm ic7600 cw.      We had a lengthy discussion on the grounding, setting up tower or towers and stations setup.    Will need four 6’ tables (Greg-k9gjn & Brett-k9by), Carl-w9bj and Dan-k9ibm will take care of food needs (bring your own refreshments).     Carl-w9bj will take care of an education presentation each day.    Dan-k9ibm will take care of the media needs and bulletin.    Brett-k9by we need an elected official invited, check to see if Troy can stop by.    Greg-k9gjn will be the safety co-coordinator.   Brett-k9by lets start about 10am Saturday morning.   

    Announcements:   None


Motion to adjourn: Lyndon-wa9jld and seconded by Dan-k9ibm.




 Next Meeting will be  July 1, 2019!  

Secretary: Dean-K9FLO


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