JCARC-MINUTES-CLUB MEET-SEPTEMBER 3, 2022
@ ST. CLEMENT HEALTH CARE CENTER, LIGOURI, MO
FROM SECRETARY NOTES, KD0VEB, BILL SUBMITTING
9:00 AM N0HKK-JOHN, Club President called meeting to order.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & ROUND TABLE INTRODUCTIONS
Attendance: 14 Members, 1 Family
TREASURY REPORT Read by KB0WWQ-LORI, Treasurer.
As of Aug 31, 2022 Checking:
SECRETARY REPORT Minutes for August 6, 2022 meeting
Read by KD0VEB-BILL, Secretary. ACCEPTED
REPEATER TRUSTEE NOHKK-JOHN Reported for Trustee, N0ZIB. Stated the 147.075 is functioning again, operational issues were due to solar flare activity. No word yet from Yaesu on the status of repairs to the 147.105 repeater.
Due to the untimely death of Club member KC9JLI-JOHN, the technical effort to configure the 17.105 repeater to allow simultaneous FM/DIGITAL operations has been put on hold until some electronic equipment has been retrieved from KC9JLI’s QTH.
BOTTLENECK BRIDGE KB0WWQ-LORI who serves as liaison between the Club and Trail Net as well as Net Control operator directing radio operators for this event reported this year’s communications went smoothly. There were few calls for rider assists and only minor glitches in getting supplies to rest stops. Total rider head count for the year 2022 bike ride was 385.
ARES REPORT KB0WWQ-LORI Assist ARES Coordinator reported no word yet from the Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management (EOC) concerning dates for holding a Fall CERTS (Community Emergency Response Team) training session.
TWIN CITY DAYS KE0YXX-RAY is out of town for today’s meeting. KBOWWQ-LORI read from Ray’s s notes covering highlights of the upcoming Saturday, Sept 10, 2022 Twin City Days Festival. JCARC will have a booth set up at the corner of Adam & Main Street in downtown Festus which, last year, got lots of attention and interest in the Club and Amateur Radio in general.
KE0TTE-CHRIS, will set up solar panels to show how amateur radio operators use solar power to operate remote radio stations. KB0WWQ-LORI and KD0VEB-BILL will monitor the 147.075 repeater to provide the public an opportunity to communicate “on-the-air” with amateur radio operators.
CLUB AUCTION KB0WWQ-LORI filled in for KE0YXX-RAY and covered details concerning the Club’s first Auction being held on Saturday, Sept 24, 2022 at the Windsor Intermediate Center Gym located at 6208 Hwy 61/67 in Imperial, MO. Doors will open at 9AM with a $3 admission and registration for sellers. Refreshments will be available and both LIVE and SILENT auctions will run from 10AM to 2PM.
KE0SBR-BILL will be serving as auctioneer. And, judging from the inventory of radio and testing equipment already inventoried (over 100 pieces…most coming from the estate of Silent Key KW0RL, Robert Laughlin) plus an unknown number of items being offered by walk-in sellers, this “first time” ALL CASH Auction should prove to be a very successful adventure for the Club.
LORI reminded members to look for a comprehensive write-up on the Club in the Jefferson County LEADER paper. (Ca, Sept 1, ’22)
NOHKK-JOHN: Reminded members that since the publishing of the LEADER article covering the JCARC Auction, several XYLs have asked if/how the Club might help them dispose of radio gear left behind by their Silent Keys. Point is, there is definitely interest in the value of having a JCARC Auction.
The Club needs more volunteer Net Control operators for its Monday night 2 Meter Practice Net. An easy-to-follow script and coaching is available and members should take advantage to do a “quick study” by sitting in on the 8PM Monday Night Practice Net (following Board Meetings held on the 2nd Calendar Monday at Mercy Jefferson Hospital).
2022 FOX HUNT? Nothing scheduled at this time.
CLUB OFFICERS Nominations for JCARC Officers & Board Members will take place at the next Club Meeting, 9AM, Saturday October 1, 2022. Also, it’s time to start thinking about nominations for the 2022 Ham of The Year Award.
50/50 DRAWING: $13.00 won by Brittany (family member)…returned to Club.
MON 8PM 2-METER N/C OPS FOR SEPT, 2022: 5TH KD0VEB-BILL, 12TH KB0WWQ-LORI (@ Mercy Jeff Hospital), 19th KE0SBR-BILL, 26TH KE0TTE-CHRIS
NEXT CLUB MEET: 9AM, SAT, October 1, 2022…
@ ST. CLEMENTS HEALTH CARE CENTER, LIGUORI
NEXT BOARD MEET: 6PM, MON SEPT 12, 2022 @ MERCY JEFF HOSPTL
10:19AM Meeting adjourned by NOHKK, John, Club President