GBARC Meeting Minutes November 2019

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


Present: 16

Brett K9BY – President

Lyndon WA9JLD – Vice President

Dean K9FLO – Secretary

Greg K9GJN – Treasure

Chuck WD9BB – Officer

An introduction of everyone present was done and our two guests again were Justin Davis and his son Isak,

Secretary Report:

Dean-K9FLO reviewed the minutes from the October 7, 2019 meeting,   Recommended for Approval by Chuck-wd9bb seconded by Kevin-kc9pzi approved as read.

Treasurer Report:

Greg-K9GJN gave the treasure report.    Greg-k9gjn had a discussion about having raffles, 50/50 drawings and auctions.    Greg updated everyone on the outlays of monies for insurance and our miscellaneous bills.     Brett-k9by reminded everyone to keep their ARRL membership current which will maintain our club ARRL affiliation status.     Motion to approve the Treasurers report by Kevin-kc9pzi and seconded by Lyndon-wa9jld.

Old Business:      Brett-k9by we are still looking for a new club call sign.     Brett talked about the FCC proposal to return to assigning home area call signs.     Brett-k9by reviewed our first Fox Hunt experience for 2019 involving Chuck-wd9bb / Conrad-w9dl, Dave-ak9f and the finder Kevin-kc9zpi.     Brett-k9by, on our Club logo we will adding the founding year of 1965, and will be check into making a Club patchs and or a badges.   Dean-k9flo presented the documentation ARRL sent him for handing out at school presentations, scouts, and visitors at our public events (field day).     Chuck-wd9bb with the help of Justin Davis will make a presentation to do at his son’s (Isak) local Janesville school.

New Business

Winter Field Day will be January 25-26, 2020 from 1pm to 1pm at Chuck’s-wd9bb place.     Brett-k9by recommends we present Xmas gift baskets to each shift (3) and a gift basket to the Fire dept. local union for allowing us to use their internet facilities.     Members approved.



Motion to adjourn: Lyndon-wa9jld, seconded by: kevin-kc9pzi.


Impedance matching article will be next month.

Next Meeting will be December 2, 2019! 

Secretary: Dean-K9FLO

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