Meeting Minutes, December 2021

Meeting started 18:33pm
Secretary: Meeting minutes posted, K0MGK to approve, AI0M seconded, passed.
Treasurer: Report Received:
Report 2021-Dec
Checking:
Opening Balance: $ 8,292.16
Credits
Dues: $ 90.00
PayPal Dues: $ 90.00
Raffle: $ 25.00
IBM: $ 500.00
United Way:
Amazon: $ 40.97
Donation:
Education:
ARRL:
Debits:
RPU: $ 50.92
Meeting Food
Paypal charges $ 3.27
Field Day:
Pic-nic
Equipment Zoom $ 115.02
Tower Lease
Insurance
Web Domain
Postage
Closing Balance: $ 8,868.92
Savings:
Opening Balance: $ 4,821.69
Credits
Interest: $ 0.03
Closing Balance: $ 4,821.72
Total: $ 13,690.64

Committees:
Tech Committee: No report.
ARES: W0STV: This saturday, ARES meeting 9AM in place of BuG Event. 2022 planning and re-registering members. Active teams of specialists, winlink, HF in field, EOC staff, etc.
MN ARES AB0BW: Reports going in, nothing else to report.
Contesting: Fred K4IU: 10M contest last weekend. January VHF contest is coming up. New Years’ day “Straight Key Night”. Jan 8th RTTY Roundup. Jan1 15 NAQSO Party CQ, Jan22 is NAQSO Sideband contest.
Education: Options for online courses and education resources. Workgroup ongoing with JM group.
Field Day: Looking for FD Leader by Feb/March.
Holiday Party in place of January Meeting, at Charlies eatery. Start 5:30, dinner 6:30. Bring show and tell items if you’d like. Private room.
Old Business: None
New Business: N0UM proposal, club subsidizes $5/ea for attendees of the 2022 January holiday party; second Dennis Noulty. No buffet.
Deliberation, rescinded.
Motion to indefinitely postpose holiday party due to COVID via KF0S, K0GMK seconded. Passed.

Nominating Committee:
Steve Weibke W0STV President
Bob Dubke K0SIR VP
Collin Howe AA0CN Secretary
George Hopkins N0UM Treasurer
Rich Seigall W0AMB Member-At-Large.
KF0S Tech Committee
Vote taken, slate of officers passed and accepted.
Thank you to outgoing officers!

Program: VHF Contest

Meeting Minutes, November 2021

Meeting started: 6:32pm
Treasurer’s report:

Checking:
Opening Balance: $ 8,634.28
Credits
Dues:
PayPal Dues:
Raffle:
IBM:
United Way:
Amazon:
Donation:
Education:
ARRL:
Debits:
RPU: $ 53.26
Meeting Food
Paypal charges
Field Day:
Pic-nic
Equipment
Tower Lease
Insurance $ 288.86
Web Domain
Postage
Closing Balance: $ 8,292.16

Savings:
Opening Balance: $ 4,821.65
Credits
Interest: $ 0.04
Closing Balance: $ 4,821.69

Total: $ 13,113.85

Minutes: K0RPD motion to accept K0AKM, passed.
Committee reports:
Tech Committee: KA0MYG
Meeting last week, guest from Winona club
Good description of their Watoka HF site
Their club has multiple antennas and autoswitch
Limited to club members only
RemoteHam with Icom7300
Recommended run with UPS, Camera pointed at radio and ATU (LDG AT-200)
Simpson site; No internet at Simpson site, back to other ideas for sites.
Possible multi-user site (one RX, others listen). Not full SDR (one RX freq). Gentleman’s agreement for scheduling/use.
John looking to transition the role to someone else.

W0STV Olmsted ARES:
BuG Group to be paused, ARES training monthly session. (No BuG Saturday)
ARES: Covid and Public Service meant less activity
9AM-11AM for Saturday After the club meeting, ARES Training sessions.
AB0BW: State ARES; DECs to get together ober ZOOM (November 20th). Expect January report from State ARES.

Contesting K4IU:
This weekend; Work All Europe RTTY Contest
End of Nov: CQWW
December: Sweepstakes phone, 160m contest, 10m contest

JM Highshool; Thursday Afternoon class. Kit building? Other potentials.
W0STV is looking for people to help out.

Field Day: Start thinking about it!

Holiday Party: KF0S, switching to vote in December and holiday party in January
Charlie’s Pub and Eatery, possibility. 5:30-6, start eating 6:30pm. Ideas?

Old Business: None
New Business: None

Nominating Committee:
Secretary, Treasurer, Member-At-Large covered.
VP and President, need people for these. k4iu@me.com, w0stv@yahoo.com, dcnaatz@gmail.com

VE Test session No 18th 6:30pm ARC, need FRN.

K0GMK: Short month for Hamster; be thinking about columns!
K0AKM W0STV passed motion to adjourn, 7:11pm

Meeting Minutes, October 2021

ARES
Olmsted OEC still has work to be done, digi needs to be redone, done by 1st of year
See Newsletter for more information

Treasurer’s report:

Checking:
Opening Balance: $ 8,765.40
Credits
Dues:
PayPal Dues: $ 70.00
Raffle:
IBM:
United Way:
Amazon:
Donation:
Refund
ARRL:
Debits:
RPU: $ 53.41
Meeting Food
Paypal charges $ 2.38
Field Day:
Pic-nic $ 145.33
Equipment
Tower Lease
Insurance
Web Domain
Postage
Closing Balance: $ 8,634.28

Savings:
Opening Balance: $ 4,821.62
Credits
Interest: $ 0.03
Closing Balance: $ 4,821.65

Total: $ 13,455.93


Rick Lyden has MN ARES Facebook page running, check it out.
Elmers Net is on Mondays, please attend!

District ARES: Zoom meeting quarterly meeting getting established..

Tech Committee:
Meeting with Winona club, coming up with list of items to address for remote base station!

Education: Classes cancelled at the moment

Old Business: None

New Business: Short-Term new hams workgroup. Looking to put together workgroup.
JMHS Thusrday 2:45-3:30, radio club @ JMHS. Seeing how they work, how they can be used.

Action: Get repeaters primary on the front page of website. Above the Weather in the right-hand pane?

Putting together nominating committee

BuG Group on Saturday; Digital Communications / Mesh Networking. RPI as web/tftp server? VOIP phones.
Motion to adjourn, seconded, 19:19pm.

Meeting Minutes, September 2021

Meeting called to order by K0VH

Treasurer’s report received:

Checking:
Opening Balance: $ 8,461.26
Credits
Dues:
PayPal Dues: $ 70.00
Raffle:
IBM:
United Way: $ 65.00
Amazon: $ 49.03
Donation: $ 250.00
Education:
ARRL:
Debits:
RPU: $ 52.51
Meeting Food
Paypal charges $ 2.38
Tower Climber
Field Day $ 75.00
Picnic
Table
Insurance
Web Domain
Postage
Closing Balance: $ 8,765.40

Savings:
Opening Balance: $ 4,821.59
Credits
Interest: $ 0.03
Closing Balance: $ 4,821.62

Total: $ 13,587.02

Former W0IBM amp discussed, tubes weak.
Tech committee, John Dalin KA0MYG: Meeting mid October to discuss remote HF Base station
Asking for comments/concerns.

Public Service KF0S: Bounce Day cancelled. Med City Marathon went well.

ARES: W0STV. EM50 equipment upgrade discussions ongoing. Laptop upgrades. Airport drill with microwave video this weekend.If interested, contact Steve W0STV. Nothing new at state level.

Contesting: Fred K4IU October number of QSO parties: CA, SD, etc.MN Wireless Association looking for a good turnout. CQ Worldwide phone contest at the end of the month.

Education: Sept 18th class cancelled

August Picnic/Meeting minutes on website.

Old Business: None

New Business: Officer’s meting – Zoom or Google? Passed.
WiresX Questions: Fusion account. DStar Repeater on old DSL line seems to have experienced an Internet failure. Pipe Echolink connection over microwave link? Options available.


If anyone has heard anything from JMHS, let W0STV know.

Business meeting closed.

Meeting Minutes, January 2021

Meeting Started 6:32PM
Minutes reviewed
Discussion of dues and membership. Remember to pay them! If you have problems, email George KD0YOZ
Motion Carried to accept minutes

Treasurer’s Report:
Checking:
Opening Balance: $ 7,278.56
Credits
Dues: $ 120.00
PayPal Dues: $ 310.00
Raffle:
IBM:
United Way: $ 75.00
Amazon:
Donation:
Education:
ARRL:
Debits:
RPU: $ 51.02
Meeting Food
Paypal charges $ 9.82
Field Day:
Pic-nic
Equipment
Tower Lease
Insurance $ 323.20
Web Domain
Postage $ 118.00
Closing Balance: $ 7,182.52

Savings:
Opening Balance: $ 4,821.31
Credits
Interest: $ 0.04
Closing Balance: $ 4,182.35

Total: $ 11,364.87
IBM Donation still under investigation by K0VH

Fred K4IU: Contest activities are all in newsletter
This weekend is VHF contest!
North American SSB contest coming up as well160M contest coming up

KA0MYG Tech Committee: Meeting tomorrow, discussing what to address in 2021
New Yaesu update to be considered for Fusion repeater.

W0STV: For ARES, Met with Olmsted County Emergency Operations Director
County station will be down until 1st of March for revamping.
3 computers, two for digital networking (HF and VHF). Might need some hands for setting everything up.

AB0BW State Level ARES: Dodge and Olmsted giving reports.
No longer sending reports to Joe, new person for reports to be sent to for all 11 counties.

Education: Bill offering help to anyone who wants it, online classes can be offered!
$35 fee not in place until July, and materials are changing.

Field Day: Looking for volunteers, will probably look similar to 2020’s field day
Dayton cancelled this year. Online hamvention will likely take place again

Officer’s meeting was held, minutes are available if anyone wants them contact AA0CN
Motion to accept KA0MYG as tech committee chairmanKF0S second, motion passed.

No further old/new business.

Impromptu shack Zoom tours.