2017 minutes

Minutes, 6 June 2017. as recorded by Bill KE5OEX

June 6th, 2017

-Bill KE5OEX
-John KQ5CBG
-David KE5HQM
-Richard KG5RPL
-Mike KF5RKS
-Robert KG5PLN
-Jeri WB6RAP
-Kevin N0IRW
-Martin WB5AGZ
-Nelson WB5ONA
-Ron AC5JQ
-Jim W5JCS
-Keith NQ4W formerly KG5SON


-Dues and Elections-(all in attendance paid $10.00 dues)
John KG5CBG elected Secretary/Treasurer
Nelson WB5ONA elected President

-The next scheduled meeting will be canceled due to the date falling on July 4th

-Salvation Army- The club needs to remove the Tower and Antennas whenever possible- Nelson WB5ONA and Jeri WB6RAP
will inquire about getting a bucket truck

-The Club will not participate in field day this year. It was recommended and encouraged by Kevin N0IRW to attend a field day event by local clubs in Oklahoma City and Tulsa area. The ARRL Website has a Field Day locator for those interested. We are considering doing a winter field which occurs January 27th and 28th,2017 and SET (Simulated Emergency Test-Date To Be Determined). We should consider a special event, maybe Oklahoma QSO.

-Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) Toma Mallet(spelling) from the Cimarron Council BSA stop by to talk about the upcoming event and to ask for our participation. The venues being considered are The Will Rogers Boy Scout Campsite in Cleveland. OK and a Boy Scout Club house in Stillwater. OK. He would like to include Girl Scouts and has asked the Girl Scout Counsel to join in. The Consensus was to participate as a club and use The Will Rogers Campsite as our venue. More to follow.

Minutes, 2 May 2017. as recorded by Bill KE5OEX

May 2nd,2017

Martin WB5AGZ
Kevin N0IRW
Nelson WB5ONA
Chris KE0MX
Sylvia KG5PJG
Keith KG5SON
Robert KG5PLN
Reagan Thomas

-Sylvia was voted in as the Webmaster-Suggestions to include an outreach for people to test,Contact form,Repeater Etiquette, A page for links such as ARRL,QRZ,W5YI,Propagation report etc

-June Meeting the club will hold elections, club dues

-Field Day June 24th and 25th

-Perry Club net on Tuesday 8:00pm KL7MA 442.925Mhz 141.3 pl (I found this on the repeater director)

-Club Liability due and paid

-The club may want to consider what will happen if and when Dan Schroeder K5FVL is unable to maintain the repeater equipment

-Non Profit Status- Having non profit status will be difficult and expensive to peruse and may not be cost effective-Table discussion

-Ships on the Air-June 3rd and 4th


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