1/16/23: The meeting was called to order at 7:32 pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 20 members in attendance, introductions were made and the pledge of allegiance was given by all.

Silent Key: none

Members in Distress: none

Corrections to Minutes from Previous Meeting: we did not have a meeting in December. We gathered at the Christmas party in lieu of a meeting.

Treasurer's Report: presented by W8TUX. Approved

Bills to Present: $59.45 to KE8OKA for club greeting cards/envelopes/stamps. $65 to KB8QJF for club QSL cards. Motion: KC8PCU/KE8QJU

Hamfest Committee: FCARC Winter Hamfest was a success with respectable profits. Plan to raffle a radio again for 2023.

FCARC radio equipment: Fayette School Board donated a significant amount of equipment; Delta may also be donating equipment. FCARC has obsolete radio equipment which may be liquidated this Spring. Plans to purchase a new nice HF rig for the club. VHF radio is at FCHC EOC. Install one at the Fulton County EMA office? Identical radios in each place? KG8FM/KE8ITJ/KB8ELG plan to attend Fulton County EMA meeting and present suggestion.

Repeater Maintenance: tower site bracket? Try to do during regular maintenance. Duplexers getting older-- replace? Shed: install metal siding this Spring? KE8QJV offered to donate siding. The Repeater amplifier has been repaired by Henry Radio Inc and has been installed by KB8ELG.

VE/Education Committee: John Myers KD8ZKE work schedule has changed making him unavailable for VE testing. KE8UTX has offered to become Lead Volunteer Examiner

Power supply class: Will be presented by KB8ELG. Date TBD. Please purchase this: https://a.co/d/e6M6qnv , bring analog/digital meter, soldering equipment if you have it.

Fox Hunt: Saturday 2/18/23. 2m, 146.46 frequency. Plan on smaller area, working in groups to foster triangulation.

Fox Hunt Class: Saturday March 4, 2023. More details TBD

3/25/23, tentatively at 1:00 PM: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Wauseon is planning a simulated emergency and practice relaying messages via simplex. They are looking for volunteers at mobile repeater points. If interested in assisting, please contact KE8ITJ Kim Allen at 419-466-4862.

11/2023: Simulated train derailment in Fulton/Lucas County. Invite TMRA to one of our meetings? invite Fulton County EMA director?

Field Day: Summer Field Day is six meetings away. KE8QJV has offered to be Field Day Coordinator.

Summer Hamfest: will continue to discuss

2023 Christmas Party: Good feedback regarding Blue Ribbon Diner in Wauseon. Great food/venue/atmosphere/service. More personal.

Annual Elections: KC8PCU and KB8QJF suggest that officers remain as current:

President: Bryan Patterson KB8ELG

Treasurer: David Claar W8TUX

Secretary: Gretchen Arno KE8OKA

VP: John Myers KD8ZKE is not in attendance per work commitments. KE8ITJ is nominated, but not interested. KC8HDG/KE8UTX nominate KE8QJV for Vice President. KE8QJV is interested if John Myers KD8ZKE is not. Election for VP will transpire at next meeting.

Membership: Per by-laws, if a member can draw social security and is in good standing with the club, the member can become a lifetime member. It is also encouraged for club members to be a members of the ARRL.

Letters read from KB8WDX and W8AI.

A motion to adjourn was made by KC8HDG and seconded by KG8FM all were in favor.  KB8ELG closed the meeting at 8:44pm

Club Nets:

  • Every Sunday at 7:30 PM: Ohio Digital Net TG 302050

  • Sunday at 8:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Sunday is the Preparedness Net – 147.195+

    Sunday at 8:00pm on the 1st Sunday is the DMR Net on Brandmeister 3171544 (K8BXQ)

  • Sunday at 8:00pm on the 3rd Sunday is the Emergency Services Net—147.195+

  • Monday at 8:30pm: Ohio DMR Net on Brandmeister TG 3139

  • Weeknights at 10:30pm Bud's Midnight Madness Net -- 147.195+

  • Wednesday at 8:00pm Wednesday Night Net

  • Thursday at 8pm 6M Net -- 1st Thursday 50.400 AM, 3rd Thursday 50.125 USB, all others 52.525 FM Simplex

Latest Club Information:

VE Testing: The club gives testing at 9:00 am the last Saturday of each month at the Fulton County Administration Building. Contact Sandra Schwind KE8UTX at dee7d@yahoo.com if interested.

Saturday morning breakfast at the Delta 109 at 9:00 AM, in downtown Delta, OH.

The next regular club meeting will be 2/20/23 7:30 PM at Fulton County Administration Building in the Conference Room on the second floor. 




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