GBARC Meeting Minutes May 2021

Meeting Date: 
May 3, 2021
Meeting Location: 
Main Fire Station, 1111 Church St., Beloit, WI.


Virtual Club Metting

Virtual Presence: 14

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 April 5, 2021 meeting on the web.          Recommended for Approval by Greg-k9gjn and seconded by Lyndon-wa9jld.

Treasurer Report:

Greg-K9GJN presented the Treasurers report: The Club annual Wisconsin Incorporation fee ($20) was paid.     A motion to pay State incorporation fee: approved.       A motion to approve the treasurers report was made by Lyndon-wa9jld and seconded by Chuck-wd9bb.

Old Business:        

Brett-k9by club call sign, no progress, keep pursuing.       Brett-k9by discussed the renewal of club insurance:    Brett-k9by: we discussed what we needed for Field Day: tents rope, station placing.    Greg-k9gjn contact the FD Chief at Janesville FD for go head of the use of the training grounds.     The Chief was ok with the use of the grounds if we go by the current Covid-19 precautions.       Brett-k9by since the FD has given us an ok for use of the grounds it looks like field day is a go.    Now we need to decide if we should renew our $200 club ARRL insurance which covers our club activities.      Dean-k9flo made a motion we approve the renewal of our club insurance, Kurt-ke9n seconded, all present approved and the motion passed: insurance to be paid.         

 Brett-k9by:  I have not heard from Jerod about this year’s Pie-ride.   It is being held on June 19 starting at 6am, we should start planning for this.   They will be having the Century run first which starts 6am and the balance of the runs will start at 8am.   Greg-k9gjn suggested we start our participation at 8am which is when most of the races start), also make sure we have vehicle flags/signage and volunteer T-shirts.      Brett-k9by volunteers please provide me with shirt sizes (Brett will send out an e-mail request).       Brett-k9by APRS – not a must have this year (tabled).      Brett-k9by we had our first Ham breakfast in over a year, 12 participants, great to be back.      Foxhunt will be delayed for later this year.     Brett-k9by discussed on having a swap-fest, mini-Hamfest (make money for the club) or picnic get-together.     Dean-k9flo will check on our insurance coverage for these types of activities.    Carl-w9bj Jefferson Hamfest will be August 7th, Oak Creek ARC Hamfest?      **CFMC: Belvedere (News flash!) Hamfest will be held September 26,2021! (thanks, Kurt, for the update).     

Field Day: we will need the number of participants on site.     You will also be able to operate from home as a club participate.       Kurt-ke9n inquired if he could have his RV site providing another station?      Brett-k9by provided info, visuals on the site location for Kurt.      It seemed there would not issues for parking and operating.      Brett-k9by how many participates: hands 12-15.    We need to contact Bob-w9ewz & Dan-k9ibm about being our CW operators. Normally have four station captains: Kurt-ke9n, Greg-k9gjn, Dean-k9flo, CW?.      Brett-k9by discussed the antennas setup, location and towers.       We will do setup Friday night after 5pm two dipoles, vertical, Hex beam, 6m beam: maybe.      Kurt-ke9n RV is totally self-contained so we can maintain three continuous stations.      Tentative station capt.: Greg-k9gjn: ft991, Dean-k9flo: ft991, Brett-k9by: 7300, Greg-k9gjn two PS.     Brett-k9by will check with Kevin-kc9pzi if he is participating and Bob-w9ewz and Dan-k9ibm for CW.    Covid precautions: temperature, Clorox wipes hand sanitizers.

New Business:

The FCC changed the RF exposure rules for Amateur radio to match commercial standards.     You can no longer submit a licensee with your SS number, you must use your FRN number.

Due to the audio quality these minutes are not guaranteed to be accurate, just close!

Meeting adjourned at 9:00pm

Motion to adjourn by Lyndon-wa9jld seconded by Greg-k9gjn

Program:  None

Next Meeting will be June 7, 2021. 

Secretary: Dean-K9FLO

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