President’s report 5-19-19

Good evening to everyone on the net.

Friday was our club meeting and we had 17 people in attendance including; 3 guests or hams that haven’t been around for a while. Our guests were, Jacob who’s working on his license, Jim KB0EMJ and Ralph KE0VSW.

The meeting was jam packed with information. In addition to our regular committee reports, we had info on Black Canyon Ascent, Museum Ship Weekend, Tail Gate and summary overview of CCARC meeting.

I’d also like to thank Joel KE0RHY who provided some really yummy homemade brownies, lemon bars and donuts!

Our treasurer John KB0RUD reported the club has purchased the combo prize for the tailgate prize which will be Alinco dual-band DMR HT and a complete, ready to go DMR, DStar, Fusion, etc hotspot.

MARC tailgate party will be on June 1, 0800-1100, in Delta at the Lions Club Pavillion.  Admission and one ticket are free.  Tables are $5.  Break

For our program Royce AA0JD went over details for Field Day which will be June 22-23, since our next meeting will be the Friday before.

Steve KI0KY went over some changes to Net Control procedures that the club will be implementing, that include; 3 second pauses to allow for anyone with emergency traffic. Break/break to be instituted for emergency traffic that needs to be passed and for non-emergencies please wait until net control calls for any additional stations to call in.
I’d like to encourage anyone that is interested to try their hand at being net control. Please let Dick KD0ESZ know so he can include you on the list.

Also just a reminder Museum ship weekend goes from Friday May 31st 1800 until June 2nd 1800. Please come out and help man the radio or log in contacts. If you’d like to sign up for a specific time slot please contact Lew K0LMF.

Also as a reminder all of our upcoming events can be located under the calendar tab.

That’s all I have for now.  KK6RNV back to net.

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President’s report 5-12-19

Happy Mother’s day and good evening to everyone on the net.

Not much to report this week, I did hear back from the battery company so they will let us know when they are able to fill the back order.

Steve KI0KY has made arrangements for the tailgate prize which will be Alinco dual-band DMR HT and a complete, ready to go DMR, DStar, Fusion, etc hotspot.

Lew K0LMF and Chris WB0ITG will be reporting on the CCARC meeting at our club meeting.

The Board will have conference call tomorrow at 7pm.

This month’s meeting on May 17th, KE0RHY will be providing snack and the programs will be; Net Training and how to get free phone service for Hams.

Museum ship weekend is June 1 0000 UTC – June 3 2359 UTC.

FYI – All of our upcoming events can be located under the calendar tab.

That’s all I have for now.  KK6RNV back to net.

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President’s report 5-5-19

Happy Cinco de Mayo and good evening to everyone on the net.

Not much to report this week since I wasn’t able to go to the breakfast or the CCARC meeting. KD0QGK reported 8 for the breakfast and lots of lively conversation. Lew K0LMF reported they were able to do a video conference with CCARC. He and Chris can provide update at the  meeting.

I received a write up from Steve KI0KY about Flowing Park Aid Station for the reference book we are putting together. It provides some great information on working that position for the Grand Mesa race. Thank you Steve!

This month’s meeting on May 17th, KE0RHY will be providing some yummy sounding goodies for snack. The programs will be; Net Training and how to get free phone service for Hams.

That’s all I have for now.  KK6RNV back to net.

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President’s report 4-28-19

Good evening to everyone on the net.

Not much to report this week. I’d like to thank Lew K0LMF for providing the results of our 2019 Strategic Planning meeting, as well as the changes to the club calendar.

I also want to thank Dick KD0ESZ for sending over notes for the Hard Rock 100 Sweep comments. He had done the position for many years and provided great insight for Stan W0LQ that took over that position a few years ago.

I did hear back from the company regarding the batteries for the club computers. They acknowledged our order; however the last shipment they received was incorrect so they weren’t able to fill our order. When the next shipment is in they will contact us. So it’s good that we have plan B for this year’s Field Day.

Looking ahead our club breakfast will be May 4thin Olathe. As previously mentioned I will not be able to attend as I have another commitment. Steve KI0KY will provide the specifics for breakfast and next month’s meeting on May 17th.

That’s all I have for now.  KK6RNV back to net.

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President’s report 4-21-19

Good evening to everyone on the net.

Friday’s meeting had a pretty good turnout, with 19 in attendance. For my report, I asked the members that have participated at events to write up an information sheet for us to have as a reference guide. The insight you can offer from a participant prospective is invaluable, not only for general information, but for avoiding pitfalls as well. This will give people an idea of the commitment so they know if it’s something they can volunteer for. If you are interested in seeing the sample report I did let me know, I am happy to forward it to you.

For the program, Lew did “What events you want the club to participate in this year”. The club had done this exercise in 2009 and 2015, and based on the results have implemented things like HF net in addition to our regular Sunday evening net, as well as special meetings/events etc. I am not sure if Lew with have the results tallied yet. It was really hard choosing which 5 events you’d like to see the club implement.

Dave KE0OG gave away a Baofeng UV-5RX3 triband radio. Lew K0LMF was the big winner, who gave it to Joel KE0RHY to give to Eli N0ELI.

Looking ahead our club breakfast will be May 4thin Olathe. I will not be able to attend as I have a prior commitment. Steve KI0KY will provide the specifics.

That’s all I have for now.  KK6RNV back to net.

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2019 Strategic Planning

Here are the results of our 2019 Strategic Planning:
Strategic Planning
April 19, 2019

7 Antenna Range Day
7 Digital/PSK/RTTY/Packet/MT63

6 Build Antennas
6 Fox Hunting
6 Emergency Preparation
6 Find and Cure RF Interference

5 Elmers
5 Have Outside Speakers/Presentations
5 10 Meter Local Communications
5 Lightning Protection

4 DMR/Dstar/Hot Spots/System Fusion
4 Repeater Site Tours

3 CW Skills
3 Re-emphasis VHF Net as a Training Net
3 SDR
3 QRP

2 Show and Tell Kit Building
2 Home Brew Equipment

1 Interact With GJT and Cortez Clubs
1 Digital Net
1 Linking Repeaters
1 6 Meters

0 Montrose Mid-week Breakfast
0 Considerate Operating Procedures
0 FT8
0 Stealth Antennas
0 New Ham Orientation
0 Operating Skills/DXing/Awards
0 Special Meetings/Special Nights
0 Coax Connectors
0 Kit Building and Youth
0 Involve New Hams in Presentations
0 Test Gear and Its Use

73

Lew K0LMF

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Calendar Revision

Please make these revisions to your calendar:

CCARC meeting is May 4

Black Canyon Ascent is May 18

Colorado QSO Party is August 31-September 1 local dates

73
Lew, K0LMF

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March 2019 Minutes

Meeting Minutes  for Montrose Amateur Radio Club    March 15, 2019

 

Board Members Present;  Kathy Joslin, Pres.    Steve Schroeder, Vice Pres

John Renzelman, Treas.              Chris DePuy, Secretary

 

Kathy opened meeting at 7 p.m.  The club is wanting to share information on Sunday net and on club’s website.

VP Steve: The meeting snack list is being passed around, please sign.  We are wanting presentations starting in April.

Secretary Chris:  Last month minutes were shown, typo error mentioned.  Bill Bear moved to accept, Dick Schultz seconded, minutes approved.

Treasurer John:  Financial report shown, John explained line items.  Ken Herrick moved to accept, Don seconded, report approved.

Activites:  Lew not present, a 2019 activity schedule has been distributed to members.  Stan W0LQ has applied for Museum Ship Station call sign, we got it.

Delta Auxcomm:  Steve was out of town the weekend Paonia had water emergency, the Delta AuxComm members got the radio station set up and ready for service, thank you.  Future training will have Direction Finding.

VE Steve:  The next test date is May 11.

Ambassador Stan:  He sent 3 get well cards, 1 to Larry Braden, he is slowly getting stronger and doing well; 1 to Harvey Coonts family, Harvey former member had passed away; 1 to Bob Van Luchene who had donated some test equipment to club.  Stan called Loretta C to make more cards for us.

Scholarship Committee John:  The committee met recently, made a decision to give scholar funding to Paonia HS Science Olympiad $400, and $600 to Ridgway HS to select a lucky student for us.

Website  Dave C:  Kathy has been posting news postings for us to read.  If members subscribe on website they will get alerts on new postings.

2019 Budget John:  The proposed budget was shown, John reviewed line items.  After some adjustments, the 2019 budget was approved.

New Business – Activities:  Kathy mentioned the WWV 100 year anniversary, the Northern Colorado ARC is official club to organize special event station, website info.

Adjourn:  Dick moved to adjourn, Steve G seconded, meeting closed at 7:57 p.m.

 

Chris DePuy, Secretary

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Correction: Baofeng UV-5RX3 is FM only, not DMR

Sorry for the confusion.

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Giveaway of Baofeng UV-5RX3 Triband Radio Tonight at Club Meeting

Folks, I will be giving away a Baofeng UV-5RX3 triband radio this evening. The radio was sent to me for review and is a nice one, operating both FM and DMR on 2 meters, 1.25 meters (222 MHz, unusual!) and 70 cm. It comes with two antennas in the box, one dual band 2m/70cm, and another just for 1.25 meters, plus it comes with two (one short, one long) triband antennas.

It was sent to me for review. It’s a nice little radio but I have too many nice little radios, so this one goes to a lucky club member who is present at tonight’s club meeting in Olathe. We’ll give out tickets to those who want to participate in the drawing and the winner gets the ticket. The tickets will be drawn at the end of the presentation. You must be present to win.

It took two videos to review the radio. Here they are:


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