GBARC Meeting Minutes March 2019

Meeting Date: 
March 4, 2019
Meeting Location: 
Main Fire Station, 1111 Church St., Beloit, WI.

Present: 12

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 February 4, 2019 meeting,   Recommended for Approval by Carl-w9bj seconded by Lyndon-wa9jld and the membership approved as read.

Treasurer Report:

Greg-K9GJN is on vacation, there was no report.

Old Business:   

         Brett-k9by provided a status report on a vanity club call sign; we had another discussion on our options and decided to just pursue a better call sign (shorter) instead of using a temporary special event call sign.     The Wisconsin QSO party is this Sunday (March 10) starting at 1pm going to 8pm.   For the club to get credit please show on the Log Entry Form, the Club Affiliation line “Greater Beloit Amateur Radio Club”.      Brett-k9by: the upcoming pie ride event (June 15, starting 6AM), we would like to implement APRS along with the communications during the event.    We will have a participation sign-up sheet at the April meeting (Dean will create).   We had discussion on what is needed (radios, programing, Tiny Trackers, etc.), maybe a display screen at the Base location.      The Club will be providing tables at the upcoming Jefferson Hamfest (March 17th).    Bring your goodies!     Dean-k9flo gave us an update on acquiring a Club banner.    “Embroider This” store will make a 8’x1’ with eyelets and our own artwork for $5.50 per foot (about $42+tax), for a 8’x2’ ($92+tax), one week order time.    Ed-kb9nbp has offered to help in the art work (Dean-k9flo will contact Ed-kb9nbp)    Brett-k9by will check with ARRL see if we can display the ARRL logo on our banner.

   New Business

Nominations:  Brett-k9by we have to Board position open this year.   Brett-k9by asked for nominations, Chuck-wd9bb nominated Dean-k9flo and Greg-k9gjn.   Bret-k9by asked for any more nominations, none.   A motion to close nominations by Lyndon-wa9jld, and the membership approved.      Chuck-wd9bb talked about an event called Quarter Auction and was inquiring if anyone was familiar with it.

    Announcements:   None

Motion to adjourn: Lyndon-wa9jld and was seconded by Chuck-wd9bb.

Program

Brett-k9by did a great presentation on everything you need to know about APRS, including hardware, software and Web sites.      

Next Meeting will be  April 1 ,2019!

Secretary: Dean-K9FLO

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