GBARC Meeting Minutes September 2022

Meeting Date: 
September 5, 2022
Meeting Location: 
Main Fire Station, 1111 Church St., Beloit, WI.

Virtual Presence: 12

Brett K9BY – President

Lyndon WA9JLD – Vice President

Dean K9FLO – Secretary

Greg K9GJN – Treasure

Chuck WD9BB – Officer

Secretary Report:

Dean-K9FLO read the minutes from our August 1 2022 video meeting.      Recommended for Approval by Greg-k9gjn and seconded by Chuck-wd9bb.          

Treasurer Report: Greg-K9GJN reviewed the status of our treasury’s monies /report.    Greg-k9gjn all our bills are paid.    Brett-k9by we did buy tires and fuel for the Genset which brought down our balance more than normal.    A motion to approve by Chuck-wd9bb seconed by Chris-n9oeg.

Old Business:     Brett-k9by thanked again Rusty- and Carl-w9bj for their great Field Day Night results, it made the night for us in points.     We acquired a Tower near Kenosha.    We (Brett-k9by & Lyndon-wa9jld) took a very challenging 30’ tower down and delivered to Lyndon-wa9jld’s QTH.      The sections were very difficult taking apart (aged).      Lyndon is in the process of painting the sections and will deliver it to Chuck’s QTH.     Brett-k9by And Dannel-n9sol submitted the final paper to the city of Beloit emergency plan on behalf of the Rock County Area RACES.     The City of Beloit emergency call out plan will be: 1. Danell, 2. Brett and we are looking for volunteers.    Contact Danell-n9sol or Brett-k9by to be on the volunteer list.     Dannel-n9sol needs to contact the City of Beloit on what is the ultimate backup communication plan since the cell phones will likely be out of service.     Brett-k9by informed us of a massive telecommunication (fiber-cut) outage near Mendota IL about 25 years ago.     Brett-k9by we need to locate the Vertical antenna at the Fire dept and Bret-k9by and a volunteer Chuck-wd9bb to a search at the FD.     Do a Saturday search for the cables and any amateur radio equipment at the FD and bring test equipment (swr mtr, tracer, VOM, radio).    Greg-k9gjn informed where he thought the equipment might be and the conduit status.    Brett-k9by the City of Beloit does have a Communications trailer, and maybe we could set a Amateur Radio link with the Communication trailer at one of the demonstration events.      Dean-k9flo brough up the question is the GBARC still be separate from the RACES.    Brett-k9by after the new Rock County Area RACES is all set-up, Dannel-n9sol will be in-charge of that group but the volunteers can be affiliated or unaffiliated with a club.     Chuck-wd9bb was telling us that when the club originally set-up the FD it was not part of RACES.     Brett-k9by the city needs publish their emergency communication plan which will now include the Rock County Area RACES team, Dannel-n9sol will be first contact, Brett will be second and third will be volunteers.      We need to document what Amateur Radio equipment, what capabilities are available and document the plan which will be at the FD.    We will provide the infrastructure and Danell-n9sol can do the RACES.     Jim-kd9gdy hopes when everything is up and going we will have meetings.  

New Business

Brett-k9by talked to the Manager of Denny’s about using the land for Field Day next year.    They will have the General manager contact Brett-k9by.       Kurt-ke9n talk about the new member applications and had forwarded a copy to Dean-k9flo.     Dean-k9flo has updated the application to show GBARC and mailing address.     Kurt-ke9n has reserved two tables for us inside the main building.     CFMC (Boone Co fair grounds) Hamfest in two weeks.     HRO Superfest 9/24-25/2022       Brett-k9by inquired about what months we should take off for the upcoming year.      Brett-k9by will continue to pursue an in-person meeting location.     Chuck-wd9bb when will Lyndon-wa9jld be bring the tower sections over?     Brett-k9by the tower is being painted.


Meeting adjourned at 8:21pm

Motion to adjourn by Greg-k9gjn seconded by Jim-kd9gdy

Program:  none

Next Meeting will be October 3, 2022. 

Secretary: Dean-K9FLO


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