Recent Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Meeting May 7, 2019

Meeting commenced at 6:35pm.
Those present: Ron Stanker (KI7BJO), Tom Schnatterbeck (N7NS), John Lundberg (KG7KZK), Wally Wolfe (KF7EB),, Marge Carter (WA1VLF), Chris Smith (NX0E), Steve Schilling (K7VU), Steve Butler (KG7NXM), Nancy Stanker (KI7DTH), Brian Myers (N7BCM), Vicki Myers (KI7MUL), Morgan Myers (KI7SRG), Casey Myers (KI7WDK), Sawyer Myers, Bob Pierson (KE8EWM), Gene Hale (No callsign yet) and Gary Morton (AA5XS).
TREASURER’S REPORT: Club currently has funds.


SWAP Fest 2019: Approx attendees 70. VE session yielded 2 new hams (Technicians). Sky warn had about 20 attendees Food brought in some revenue. After expenses, cleared $143.00. Need to emphasized this is a “social event” not a club fundraiser. About 10 members came to the night before the swap fest to prep.


Emergency Awareness: Will be held at the VA on June 4, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm.
Field Day: Voted to keep Field Day at the mountain site. More discussion at the June social meeting.
Chris would like to invite the Big Horn Basin and Buffalo Clubs to our Field Day.
ARES Connect: Ron is tracking participation. The link is If you have any questions contact Ron and he will walk you through the procedure.
Repeater: Dave suggested buying a 2 bay antenna for more gain. Cost possibly $450. Dave and Steve S. looking into it further.
Emergency Management: Members are encouraged to consider enrolling in Sheridan County Amateur Radio Emergency Services for potential call out during a local emergency. Workers Comp may be available for those enrolled. Bruce gathering more information. Note: Name and social security information will be needed once established.
Tech Talk Topic: Steve S. discussed Digital Node. Discussed types of radios, proper use and application of digital radio and use of repeater. He also offered to donate and install UHF repeater which would allow for separate digital radio use.
EVENTS: Club is invited to the Big Horn Basin ARC picnic on June 15th in Winchester, WY
MS Bike ride is August 10 and 11. Yellowstone Bike ride, August 10-16. Meals will be provided and shuttles.
Next meeting will be held at Perkins.
Tom S. motioned that the meeting being adjourned. Steve B.seconded.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:20 PM.
Respectively Submitted,

Marge (WA1VLF), Secretary