Hello everyone, here are some notes from the Monday night Club meeting:

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm with 19 members and guests. Minutes from the previous meeting and the treasurer's report were read and accepted.

Members in Distress: Bob (WB8ZOI) continues to recover after surgery in September, we hope to hear him back on the air soon.  Trenton (KD8WVO) has been dealing with some medical issues as well, and we wish him a speedy recovery.  On a positive note, we were glad to have Reggie (KG4NXM) in our company for the meeting as he continues to recover from his accident.

Committee reports follow...

Education: The VE Team held a testing session on September 27, issuing two new Technicians and one upgrade to General.  No calls have been made to reserve the October test session yet.

Repeater Committee: Maintenance was performed on October 11 by KB8MDF and KD8KBU, some of the items worked on include;

- Adjusting the duplexer pass and notch on receive, and the pass on transmit. Better isolation through a dummy load, but that did change when placed back on the antenna.

- Changed the cables to the repeater and separated the DC wire from the controller cable bundle to isolate some controller noise away from the repeater.

- Separated the repeater DC power and attached to the Astron power supply for more noise isolation.

It's been rainy the past few days, thanks to Ed Roth (WD8KRS) for a nice photo of a break in the weather!

The next club meeting will be held on October 20th at the County Administration Building (same as the Drivers License Bureau), 152 S. Fulton St, Wauseon at 7:30pm.
Upcoming Hamfests:
10/19/2014 Kalamazoo, MI
11/15/2014 Ft Wayne, IN (Saturday and Sunday)
12/06/2014 FCARC Winter Hamfest, Delta OH!!!
Further details can be found at the ARRL Website:http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/search
Club Nets:
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
VE Testing:
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.
Saturday morning breakfast at the Delta 109 at 9:00 AM, in downtown Delta, OH.

It's that time of year again!  The Fulton County Health Department has requested our assistance for this years Lockport 5k/10k Run & Walk at Goll Woods.

When: Saturday, October 4th, 2014, 9:15am
Where: Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, OH

Lockport Mennonite Church is located at the corner of Williams Co Rd 21/N and Co Rd I-25.

We need to meet at the church by 8:30am for assignments and setting up the base station.  The course is run on county roads through Goll Woods.  Things usually wrap up by 11:00am, sometimes sooner.  We have safety vests we'll bring along. If you bring an HT, make sure you charge up the night before otherwise you should be able to operate from your vehicles.  We plan to operate on 146.460 FM simplex.  If you need a HT, let me or KB8ELG know, although we usually bring spares.

That's the info I have for now.  If anyone else has anything to add, please send to fcarc@mailman.qth.net.  

Please reply back to me if you can assist!


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