GBARC Meeting Minutes October 2019

Meeting Date: 
October 7, 2019
Meeting Location: 
Main Fire Station, 1111 Church St., Beloit, WI.

Greater Beloit Amateur Radio Club

Main Fire Station, 1111 Church St. Beloit, WI

Date: October 7, 2019

Present: 18

Brett K9BY – President

Lyndon WA9JLD – Vice President

Dean K9FLO – Secretary

Greg K9GJN – Treasure

Chuck WD9BB – Officer

An introduction of everyone present was done.    We had three guest: Justin Davis and his son Isak, and Ted Gisske-k9imm (guest speaker).

Secretary Report:

Dean-K9FLO reviewed the minutes from the September 9, 2019 meeting,   Recommended for Approval by Chuck-wd9bb seconded by Dan-k9ibm approved as read.

Treasurer Report:

Greg-K9GJN gave the treasure report.     Motion to approve Treasurers report by Chuck-wd9bb and seconded by Lyndon-wa9jld.

Old Business:      Brett-k9by we are still looking for a new club call sign.     Dave-ak9f gave a report on the results of the Scout Jamboree  GBARC Ham station presentation.    Dave-ak9f and Chuck-wd9bb provided live station demonstrations, hands on operations for all the interested Scouts and there were many interested Scouts.     Dave-aa9f talked about the number of contacts, conditions and antenna.    Chuck-wd9bb suggested we obtain Ham Radio hand-outs or packets to have available for our visitors at the events we are involved in.     Brett-k9by will check into the options we have and Dean-k9flo will check with ARRL.   Brett-k9by we are planning a Fox-hunt this Saturday after Breakfast at Denny’s, plan on about 9:30am.     Dean gave an overview of the HRO Super-fest which he attended Friday (very good).   

New Business





Motion to adjourn: Carl-w9bj and seconded by: Chuck-wd9bb.


Ted-k9imm gave a presentation on the state of digital and FT8 communications.

Next Meeting will be November 4, 2019! 

Secretary: Dean-K9FLO

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