The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm with 22 members and guests in attendance. Minutes from the previous meeting and the treasurer's report were read and accepted.
Committee reports follow:
Education: KE8RU has opted to switch coursework material for the Technician Class from the ARRL Technician Study Guide to the Gordon West Technician Test Preparation guide. All people involved with the upcoming class felt it provides a better entry level experience, while focusing mainly on the test pool. The manuals actually come at a cost savings as well. Andy was reimbursed for 6 manuals which will be used for the April Technician Class. The W5YI group has also made available their PowerPoint presentation for the instructor, which accompanies the manual.
Repeater Committee: Plans are still rolling forward to take advantage of the Yaesu DR-1X club promotion. The club voted to advance $500 to KE8RU who will use his personal credit card to pay for the acquisition (that is the only method Yaesu is accepting for payment), and hopes to have the paper work turned in this week, ahead of the end of March deadline.
Memorial Committee: No Report.
Members in Distress: As we have been reporting, Alan Nash's (KC8UQU) mother is currently in hospice care following a stroke in February. Ben Murray also reported Don Law's (KD8SUF) mother passed away this month, Don frequently checks into the nets on the K8BXQ repeater.
03/14/2015 Kalamazoo Twp, MI (was Marshall/Crossroads)
03/15/2015 Toledo, OH
04/11/2015 Highland, MI (Milford)
Further details can be found at the ARRL Website:
Weeknights at 10:30pm Bud's Midnight Madness Net -- 147.195+
Wed at 8pm Informal Two Meter & ARES Net -- 147.195+
Wed at 9pm 6M Net -- 50.400 AM on the first Wednesday of the month
Wed at 9pm 6M Net -- 52.525 FM Simplex
Latest Club Information:
On the web: http://www.k8bxq.org/
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fulton-County-Amateur-Radio-Club/206939596...
E-Mail list: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/fcarc
The club gives Testing the last Saturday of each month contact Tom Servoss (KC8UOM) if interested, you can find his phone number on the www.k8bxq.org website under the VE Testing section.
We learned that overnight Allen Nash's (KC8UQU) mother suffered a stroke. We have no further information at this time, but please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
While most club members are aware of this, Eva Rosebrock, mother to Bob Rosebrock (WB8ZOI) passed away on January 18th. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 21st from 4 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, January 22nd at 11:00 am at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Metamora with Interment at Amboy Township Cemetery.