Recent Meeting Minutes

CLOUD PEAK RADIO & ELECTRONICS GROUP

Minutes of Meeting January 2, 2018

Meeting commenced at 6:32pm.

Those present: Chris Smith (NX0E), Susan Smith (KA7NNX), Michael Murray (KG5GZT), Anderson Murray (KI7SRI), Gary Morton (AA5XJ), Tom Schnatterbeck (WY1TMS), Steve Magnuson (KG7FEO), John Waterhouse (N4HAT), Bruce McCartney (KI7OYE), Ron Stanker (KI7BJO), Steve Butler (KG7NXM), John Lundberg (KG7KZK), Jim Marchese (KI7MES) and Marge Carter (WA1VLF) via telephone.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Repeater Fund $xxx. Club Fund $xxx

OLD BUSINESS:

Club Repeater: Repeater up higher and working, still some areas not reaching. Next project is to put the enclosure in place. Agreed on Wednesday, January 3rd, a few members would help Dave with the enclosure.

Happenings of 2017: Ron brought up all the accomplishments of the Club in 2017:
Day in the Park in May, Rocky Mountain District Region meeting in Cody, Memorial Day.
Field Day in June, VE Exams: April, September and December. (Several upgraded or got their initial licenses, including 2 students…Morgan Myers and Anderson Murray) MS Bike Ride, July. Club Christmas Party. Thanks to Ron and Nancy for hosting.

Elections: Nominations in November were: President: Ron Stanker, Vice-President: Tom Schnatterbeck, Secretary: Marge Carter, Treasurer: John Lundberg. Official voting was held and 2018 Officers were voted in by acclamation.

ARES/RACES Net: Wednesdays at 6:30 on the 147.255 repeater. Time working well for everyone. Ron presenting a lot of items for discussion.
NEW BUSINESS:

Most memorable contact, equipment or Ham experience this year for each member present. Anderson, our newest young Ham, made his first contact!

Swap Fest: Gary and Dave in charge and possibly to hold Swap Fest April 7. It will also to include the weather spotter class.

Field Day: June 25 & 26, 2018 to be held at the same place on the mountain. Proposed to have a DX class a few weeks ahead to prepare those unfamiliar with making DX contacts. Chris proposed a 6 hour CW ONLY for contacts for those willing to commit.

ARES Update: Bruce Edward wasn’t at the meeting as he had a Sheridan County Fire Board meeting. Club still needs to know requirements: coordination with the County, workers comp, etc. Dave suggested the possibility of different frequencies and other groups joining. There is the need for interagency communications and how the Club can be of service and assist in communication and locations in a fire situation.

Grid Chase: Tom brought up an activity the Club might be interested in participating in. Can use any mode of communication. Each mode will have its own grid, a mapping concept for people and locations. This is a year long project and each Monday you restart the grids. Thought it would be interesting for younger groups. Can get more information at http://www.arrl.org/international-grid-chase-2018 and on our Facebook page and Club website.

DUES: John, Treasurer, brought up that anyone that pays their membership dues in the latter part of the year, the dues will transfer to the next year. Dues should go from January to January. Dues is $20 for individuals and $30 for a family.

50/50 Raffle:

1st…..Steve B. (50%) of the pot
2nd….Tom (30%)
3rd…..John Waterhouse (20%)
4th…..Michael (Raspberry Pi Computer)

Tech Night: Steve and Chris will discuss a tech night at the February social meeting.

Meeting Adjourned 7:35pm

Respectively Submitted,

Marge (WA1VLF), Secretary