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GBARC Meeting Minutes June 2020

Meeting Date: 
June 1, 2020
Meeting Location: 
Main Fire Station, 1111 Church St., Beloit, WI.

Video Conference Meeting!

Virtual Presence: 16

Brett K9BY – President

Lyndon WA9JLD – Vice President

Dean K9FLO – Secretary

Greg K9GJN – Treasure

Chuck WD9BB – Officer

Secretary Report:

Dean-K9FLO reviewed the minutes from the May 4, 2020 meeting on the web.       Recommended for Approval by Conrad-w9bj and seconded by Chuck-wd9bb.

Treasurer Report:

Greg-K9GJN presented the Treasurers report.     Greg-k9gjn recommend we pay the annual Wisconsin incorporation fee ($20), and annual ARRL insurance bill ($200).    A motion was made by Dean-k9flo to pay the bills and Chuck-wd9bb seconded the motion.    Greg-k9gjn will pay the bills.

Old Business:        

Brett-k9by no news on pursuing a new club call sign (keep pursuing), recommended keep it tabled.      Brett-k9by, Dean-k9flo can you get a copy of our new Logo from the printer?    Dean-k9flo I will contact the printer asap and forward a copy to you.    We will be assisting the Pie-Ride this October (keep that open).      Brett-k9by: Field Day this year ARRL has made rule changes because of Covig-19.    The temporary rule changes:  1. Will allow Class D stations (home station) to work all Field Stations including class D stations for points.      2.  Participants from any Class include your ARC name: "Greater Beloit ARC" with your submitted results following the Field Day event.      Participants can operate as class D (home commercial power), E H (home emergency power), and C (mobile).     Chuck-wd9bb how would we do individuals log?      Brett-k9by the n3fjp software has a updated field day program.      Carl-w9bj one of the issues could be duplications what can we do?     Brett-k9by they could be purged out (club end: adi files  ) at the end of the event.      Greg-k9gjn checked again with the Fire Dept. training center for Field Day and she said No-go to many sanitation issues to address.      Brett-k9by mention bring on line the Janesville EOC but they are under the same constrains as the Fire Dept. training center.     Brett-k9by we could set an A station but everyone concluded a single site location is not going to happen this year.     1. Brett-k9by we could set up at Kurt-ke9n QTH as a B station.    2. All operate as individual stations and submit results as a club.   3. Setup as a combination a base with remote.     A lengthy discussion followed.      It was concluded Kurt-ke9n and Brett-k9by will setup software at their homes for hosting, Bob-w9ewz will remote from Kurt-ke9n host station and handle CW calls.     Al-kc9qqo will remote from Brett-k9by host station.     It was recommended everybody with N3ftp software update to the Field Day software.       Should we leave the meet me bridge up?   Yes leave it up.       

New Business:

Brett-k9by received a call from a local Janesville Ham Dave ?? Ab9jqv was inquiring about membership and is looking for help to put up a 40’ Rohn 45 tower.        Greg-k9gjn inform us he had contact Tom K. at Sullivan weather site said they can’t do the net announcements because of restricted access to the building do to Covig-19.

Meeting adjourned at 8:09pm

Motion to adjourn: Dean-k9flo, seconded by: Carl-w9bj.

Program:  Bob-w9emz inform us they (Madison DX Club )will have Kurt Carlson at their next meeting (June 9, 6:30pm) and we are invited!     Contact Bob-w9ewz for more info.

Next Meeting will be July 6, 2020! 

Secretary: Dean-K9FLO

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