Meeting Minutes

Minutes, 5 April 2017, as recorded by Bill KE5OEX

Meeting Minutes April 4, 2017

Kevin N0IRW
Keith KG5SON
Mike K5RKS
Nelson WB5ONA
Martin WB5AGZ
Robert KG5PLN

-The Tech Class was a success. Four out of the six students passed the Tech exam. Here are the four that passed and their call signs.

Keith Williams KG5SON
David Mizelle KG5SOO
Phillip Seeberger KG5SOP
Tristen Minney KG5SOQ

Congratulations and welcome to the world of Amateur Radio

-The Club welcomes Keith KG5SON to the meeting

-We will not be participating in the annual Payne Co Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Fair, due to the conceding Green Country Hamfest. Michael Zanfardino-Event Coordinator understood and hopes we can participate next year

-Green Country Hamfest will be April 7th and 8th. Kevin N0IRW informs they will have a Youth Booth there to promote amateur radio for young people. There will be activities such as a Scavenger Hunt and prizes.

-The club was happy to have Jim W5JCS attend the meeting. He thanked everyone for their well wishes after his recent heart attack and said he is grateful to be part of the “Fraternity of Amateur Radio”

-Hamcom June 9th and 10th Irving Convention Center in Dallas TX
-Ham Holiday July 21st & 22nd OKC

-Mike WD0CTA Generous offer to allow the club to use a building on his property as a Ham Shack. We should organize a time to get to his place in Ingalls for clean up and restoration and preparation for setting up the shack

-Tractor Show May 5th, 6th and 7th. Please consider volunteering to work gates on the 6th and 7th.

-ARRL Field Day June 24th and 25th.

-We had one person,Tom Peters, now KG5SSA, take the Tech, General and Extra exams. He passed the Tech and General levels. Congrats


Minutes, 7 March 2017    as recorded by Bill KE5OEX

Meeting Minutes March 7,2017

Martin WB5AGZ
Nelson WB5ONA
Kevin N0IRW
Sylvia KG5PJG
Garrett Negen Visiting

-Salvation Army Tower removal-Mike KF5RKS is contacting a friend to see about a cherry picker

– JOTA- Bill KE5OEX is corresponding with Troop 828 to coordinate participation with Jamboree On The Air

-Good NET and repeater practices- Martin WB5AGZ reminding everyone to allow a delay for the squelch tail to drop out and allow someone to check in to the Net before your turn to Transmit

-ARRL Testing even months-Kevin N0IRW requests that we hold ARRL testing on even numbered club meetings and retain W5YI testing for odd numbered months. Motion to adopt and carried unanimously.

-ARRL & Spam-FYI there have been some complaints about spam coming through the ARRL website

-Sad News-Sam W5CU from Edmond had his house destroyed. Please keep him in your thoughts and offer condolences if you happen to see or hear him on the radio

-WebMaster-Sylvia KG5PJG is now the WebMaster for the club. Congratulations Sylvia!

-Technicians Class to be held March 25th and 26th at the Lee Glass Co- Six students to attend four of which are Boy Scouts.

-Tractor Show May 5th, 6th and 7th. Mike WD0CTA is asking the club for volunteers to help with the gates on the 5th & 6th. Those who are there before 7:30am will be fed an awesome country breakfast and lunch will also be provided. Please keep in mind that we will receive a $500 donation for our efforts

-Sylvia announced the up coming YLRL YL/OM Contest this weekend

-Considering placing a GPS tracker on the trailer-tabled

-Considering changing the Net time-tabled

Motion to close meeting-motion carried

7 March 2017 minutes END