GBARC Meeting Minutes May 2022

Meeting Date: 
May 2, 2022
Meeting Location: 
Main Fire Station, 1111 Church St., Beloit, WI.

Virtual Presence: 8

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 April 4,2022 video meeting.      Recommended for Approval by Chuck-wd9bb and seconded by Lyndon-wa9jld.

Treasurer Report:

Greg-K9GJN presented the Treasurers report.     Our club account has a good balance.     Dean-k9flo paid our 2022-2023 ARRL Club Insurance.     Greg paid State of Wi Incorporation fee of $25.    Motion to approve the paying of the incorporation feet by Chuck-wd9bb and seconded by Dean-k9flo.      Motion to approve the Treasurers report by Kurt-ke9n and Lyndon-wa9jld.

Old Business: 

Brett-k9by the final result for Winter Field Day event was 4836 and we were 34th for indoor stations, and Lyndon-wa9jld and Brett-k9by got the dipole out of Chucks-wd9bb tree.      Brett-k9by contacted Buckmaster for the correct dipole measurements and will remeasure the dipoles for any stretching.      Brett-k9by will be picking up the power supple Kurt-ke9n donated to the club from Dean’s-k9flo QTH.       Brett-k9by met with the Janesville rotary about the upcoming June 18 (7am-12pm) ride event.      They were interested in obtaining their Ham licenses but decided they did not have enough time.      Brett-k9by suggested obtaining GMRS licenses, they could use Janesville GMRS repeater, or they could barrow so me CB radios for everyone.     GMRS license fees are now $35.    We had a general discussion about GMRS radios and repeaters.      It was generally felt that the Rotary Pie ride group did not have enough interest to pursue Ham licensing or the GMRS radios.     A discussion followed and we decided after we have contact with the Rotary we will likely keep it the same as last year.

New Business:

Field Day June 25-26, Greg-k9gjn will do digital station, Chuck help with prep work,  Greg food (Chile, BarB Q, chips) Greg bring grill.      Gen-set needs for fuel and cost of ?   Brett-k9by doing changes to the dipoles supporting system, fiberglass poles are on back-order.    Need for ssb station.     Check with Bob-w9ewz for CW station and Jim-kd9gdy as second operator.   Greg check on tents and Brett for tarps, tables Greg-k9gjn has two six foot tables.      Discussed different ways of setting up the site: poles, tables, antennas, and towers.     Greg-k9gjn maybe add a second SSB station.       Brett-k9by informed us the FCC is charging $35 fee for your license new, renewal or vanity call.      Breakfast May 14.    

Meeting adjourned at 8:04pm

Motion to adjourn by Lyndon-wa9jld seconded by Chuck-wd9bb

Program:  none

Next Meeting will be June 6, 2022. 

Secretary: Dean-K9FLO


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