Recent Meeting Minutes


Minutes of Meeting May 5, 2020

Meeting commenced at 6 pm via Zoom

Those present:   Tom Schnatterbeck (N7NS), Jim Marchese (KI7MES), Justin Carlson (KD7QOO), Grace Carlson (KJ7IEF), Ryan Curry (WY7RDC), Chris Smith (NX0E), Susan Smith (KA7NNX), Ron Stanker (KI7BJO), Deborah Bouley, Gerry Borg (N7APW), Bruce Edwards (N7QIY), Dave Hamaker (N9NLP), John Lundberg (KG7KZK), Kem Price (KJ7KYM), Steve Schilling (K7VU), Wally Wolfe (KF7EB) and Marge Carter (WA1VLF).   Visitors Terry (W7QB) and Rick (N1TEK)

TREASURER’S REPORT:  John gave the treasurer’s report.

Steve S. mentioned that the Club Repeater and Jim Creek Repeater, when weather permits, needs antennas moved up.  Also a DMR repeater will be installed at Ron’s house.
All Tech Nights will be held via Zoom unless otherwise noted.
Ron still wants members to be on ARES Connect. Contact Ron for more info.
Dues are still being taken for 2020. $20 individual, $30 family.
May 30, 2020 ??: Red Cross exercise
Date in June TBD:  VE Exam (likely to be held at Field Day site, June 27)
June 26, 27 & 28, 2020:  Field Day at Burgess Overlook.
Summer, 2020:  TBD Fox Hunts
August 8,9,& 10:  MS Bike Ride  NOTE: Bruce is getting required permits from DOT and there will be a meeting in June in CO to confirm dates

Special Guest Speaker: Rick N1TEK the  ARRL Wyoming Section Manager, spoke about his background, his new post and how he is willing to offer assistance to clubs.
FOX HUNTS: Justin discussed Fox Hunts and showed the club how he made a Yagi antenna to be used to locate the “hidden” transmitter.  The transmitter emits a tone periodically. The Yagi will be pointed at the strongest signal and the “chase: ensues with “hunters” trying to be the first one to locate the “hidden” transmitter. He said it was a 3 step process.
1.    Build antenna
2.    Fox Hunting Discussion
3.    Find it
If a building can be obtained holding 10 or less people being 6 feet apart, will work on antenna building. If not, be done thru a Zoom Tech Night.
Meeting Adjourned at 7.05 pm
Respectively Submitted,
Marge (WA1VLF), Secretary