Recent Meeting Minutes


  Minutes of Meeting March 6, 2019

Meeting commenced at 6:30pm.

Those present:  Ron Stanker (KI7BJO), Tom Schnatterbeck (N7NS), John Lundberg (KG7KZK), Wally Wolfe (KF7EB),, Marge Carter (WA1VLF-via phone), Chris Smith (NX0E), Susan Smith (KA7NNX), Jim Marchese (KI7MES), Steve Schilling (K7VU), Steve Butler (KG7NXM), Nancy Stanker (KI7DTH) and Gary Morton (AA5XS). Guests:  Don Barrett

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

Club Repeater: Steve Schilling and Ron installed the Six Duplexer set and it is working well so far. Thank You Steve!   When weather gets better Ron wants to tweak it a bit more to get more wattage out and maybe get a digi up there.Ron also did a trial run of the route for the MS Bike ride and the repeater. Successful test.  Radio check was S-9.
SWAP Fest 2019: Swap fest is being advertised thru the Skywarn website, the Club’s website, FaceBook, Cowboy Net, ARRL, WySwapfest net and QST Magazine.  Some Vendors may be bringing RVs and Campers, Chris will check with Community Center to see if they will allow them to set up in the parking lot.  Night before the swap fest will be prep time. ARRL has provided Gift Certificates for prizes at the swap fest. Some radios as well as components will also be used as prizes.
Dues: Dues are still being accepted for 2019.  $20 for individuals and $30 for families. Checks can be written to John Lundberg and mailed or dropped off to him at 933 Werco Avenue.
Day in the Park: Winter Field Day was successful, check the club’s website for pictures..

Tech Nights: Still looking for projects. Any ideas contact Tom.
Emergency Training: Ron and Bruce Edwards will be taking part in in Emergency Management Training to be held Friday March 22nd at the County Commissioner’s Office.
Field Day: The Club has qualified for a Special Call Sign for Field Day in June. New Callsign is W7W. Call sign has a limited time frame, so may not be able to use it during WYO Rodeo.
ARES Connect:
Ron gave a talk on how to sign up with ARES Connect. The link is   If you have any questions contact Ron and he will walk you through the procedure.  You are not obligated to be part of ARES, but this program tracks events and if you participate in such events, you receive points. Sounds very interesting.

I motioned that the meeting being adjourned. Motion was seconded.
Meeting Adjourned at 7:36 PM.

Respectively Submitted,
Marge (WA1VLF), Secretary