January 18, 2021

Club Meeting On the Air (147.195) roll: kb8elg (p), kd8zke (vp), kb8elh (t), kd8kbu (s), kg8fm, kg4nxm, ke8itj, kc8hdg, wb8zoi, kb8gom, ke8ong, ke8qfj, kd8qhd, ke8bhw, kd8wsl, kd8jbs, kd8pud, w8tux, ka8kds, kd8eju

The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 20 members and guests in attendance on the 147.195+ k8bxq repeater.

Members in Distress: KA8KDS has to undergo a procedure to fix a pacemaker tomorrow and wanted to let the club members know.

Treasurers Report: no report over the air

Bills to Present: nothing to present

Hamfest Committee: The next FCARC sponsored Hamfest will be the summer trunk swap on June 5, 2021, followed by the Winter Hamfest on December 4, 2021. Both events have been registered with the ARRL. 

Old Business: 

  • The club participated in a county EMA COVID-19 testing event by helping with traffic direction and parking.  The EMA thanked us for spending a chilly Saturday morning and afternoon and commented how smooth the ingress and egress traffic flowed for the event.

New Business: 

  • On the 21st , 22nd , and 23rd of January, the County EMA is requesting traffic direction again at the County Fairgrounds for a by-appointment vaccination clinic. This is going to be difficult due to it being in the middle of the week and such short notice, but any help would be appreciated.  Time requested are from 10am to 3pm all three days. Contact KB8ELG for details.


  • KD8ZKE: commented on participation with the county covid testing at the fairgrounds last weekend.

Upcoming Hamfests:

  • 6/5/2021: FCARC in Tedrow, OH
  • 7/10/2021: Auburn, IN
  • 7/18/2021: Van Wert

Club Nets:

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

Wed at 8pm FCARC ES Net -- 147.195+

Wed at 9pm 6M Net -- 1st Wed 50.400 AM, 3rd Wed 50.125 USB, all others 52.525 FM Simplex

Latest Club Information:

On the web: http://www.k8bxq.org/

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fulton-County-Amateur-Radio-Club-2069395960639…

E-Mail list: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/fcarc

VE Testing: The club gives testing at 9am the last Saturday of each month at the Fulton 248 Masonic Lodge in Delta, OH...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.The next regular club meeting will be Monday, February 15, 2021 at 7:30pm with location to be determined based on COVID conditions in Ohio.

The Net was closed at 8:30pm.

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