August 05, 2016

The August 5th, 2016 membership meeting of the Kanawha Amateur Radio Club, Inc., (KARC) was held at the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority (KCEAA), 601 Brooks St., Charleston, WV, 25301.

Social Time: 6:00 PM. The evening business session opened with a Prayer.

PROGRAM: US Geological Survey (Stream Gaging & WV Gage Networks) – Mark Kozar, KM8G reported there are 156 stream gauges in WV; there are two (2) types of gauges; the gauges are checked every two (2) months; data is sent to web every 15 minutes from the gauges. The recent flood affected 44 counties with serious conditions in 12 counties. It was noted that none of the EOC’s/ARES® groups were activated.

The KARC meeting was called to order at 7:15 PM by President Jim Stephenson, WV8JS, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

ANNOUNCEMENTS & COMMENTS:

   ** NET CONTROLS – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: ARES®/Races Sunday – contact Jason Means, W8KTM – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
   ** NET CONTROLS – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for KARC NETS – contact Jim Damron, N8TMW - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   ** Tri-State ARA Hamfest, August 13, 8:30Am-1:30PM, New Baptist Church, 610 28th Street & 5th Ave., Huntington, WV

   ** WVSARC – ARRL WV State Convention, August 20, 2016, all day – Jacksons Mill, Weston, WV I-79, Exit 99

  

MINUTES: Ann, KA8ZGY, presented minutes of the July 9th, 2016 KARC Membership meeting which were accepted as presented.

      

TREASURER REPORT: Ann, KA8ZGY, presented the treasurers report for July 2016 with FD expenditures for FD expenses, P.O. Box renewal; with checking $6,905.85. It was moved, seconded, and approve the treasurers report be accepted as presented.                         Finance Committee Report: Current membership is 60 plus 3 tonight = 63.       50/50 drawing = $10.00 partial donation.

KARC COMMUNICATION TRAILER: TABLED at May meeting –Jim, WV8JS, reports Edsil, KA8ISQ, is continuing to search for possible good used 20 foot trailer.    KARC ACCEPTING DONATIONS for purchase of trailer. The trailer is currently parked at Coonskin Park, Maintenance Center.

KARC STANDING AND AD HOC COMMITTEES: Jim, WV8JS, indicated these committees need to submit an MINUTES/ACTIVITY REPORT to the Secretary as noted by the KARC Bylaws.

Property Committee Report: It was reported there had been donation of equipment of tower, rotor, amplified, etc. which is older equipment.   It was noted that this equipment would need to be checked for reliability/usefulness This equipment is 30+ years of age: Cushcraft beam; Rotator/control original box; vertical multiband antenna; Japan 2000 UL amplifier. Discussion with plan to Auction this equipment at the September meeting and notification will be sent to the membership list prior to the meeting.

FIELD DAY (FD) : Mark, KM8G, reports contact approximately 6,500 for 2016. Discussion of finding a new more public exposure location for 2017. Jim, WV8JS, appointed Jason, W8KTM, as Chair of FD Location Committee – Jason to select his committee members. – No report.

WV ARMY National Guard: Jim, WV8JS, reports no further action with the WV Army National Guard - to meet this month.

It was reported the KARES and Putnam ARES® groups would man the station for the WV Army National Guard.

MEETING DATE CHANGE: Due to the Sept. Labor Day weekend the KARC meeting is moved to Sept. 9th, 2016

 

There being no other business it was approved the meeting be adjourned.                   (Attendance 22)                                                                                                            

NEXT MEETING:::: Due to HOLIDAY WEEKEND MOVED TO – September 9th, 2016 - 6:00 PM   KCEAA  


Ann Rinehart, KA8ZGY,   KARC Secretary

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INFORMATION:

  • KARC Website:    
  • Email Addresses:

President - Jim, WV8JS - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Vice Pres. -   Mark, KM8G -   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Secretary/Treasurer - Ann, KA8ZGY - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Public Information Officer (PIO) – Paul – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                KARC NET MANAGER – Jim, N8TMW This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ARES®/RACES NET MANAGER - Jim, WV8JS - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

KARC Webmaster: Greg Rinehart, N8XAQ, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

KANAWHA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

BYLAWS

ARTICLEIX

STANDING COMMITTEES:

A.KARCshallhavethefollowingstandingcommittees:   (See listings below)

B. ThePresidentmaycreateandestablishadhoccommitteesfromtimetotimeasnecessary. (See listings below)

C.Allstandingcommitteesandadhoccommitteesshallkeepwrittenminutesoftheirmeetings andshallfilethesamewiththeKARCSecretary. Allcommitteesshallconsistofatleastthree (3)membersunlessspecifiedotherwise. Acommitteemayhavemembers otherthanFull Members, butonlyFullMembersshallbeentitledtovoteonanymatter. Aquorumfor Committeemeetingsshallbetheattendanceofatleasttwo(2)committee members. Amember shallserveonnomorethantwo(2)committees.

2016   COMMITTEE LIST

STANDING COMMITTEES

Committee Chair Accepted (Date)
Electro-Magnetic   Interference Bill Hunter, K8BS 01/09/2016
Awards Clay Gallagher, N8LW  
Nominating Mark Kozar. KM8G 01/09/2016
Finance Ann Rinehart, KA8ZGY 01/09/2016
Field Day Jason Means, W8KTM 04/01/2016
Technical John Jones, WB8CQV  
Property Terry Sanner, WV8V     and   Joe Richardson, WV8WVU 05/06/2016
Education Jim Stephenson, WV8JS 01/09/2016

Bylaw Committees:   - at least three (3) members

         - Quorum for committee meeting two (2) members

         - must keep written minutes each meeting and copy filed with KARC Secretary

                         ****** A KARC club member may only serve on two (2) committees ******

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AD HOC COMMITTEES

Ad Hoc Committees Chairperson Accepted (Date)
Historian Bill Hunter, K8BS  
Membership Mark Kozar, KM8G 01/09/2016
Promotions/NETS Jim Damron, N8TMW  
Publicity (PIO) Paul Ostand, W8SBH 01/09/2016
ARES®/KARES Jim Stephenson, WV8JS 01/09/2016
Repeater John Jones,   WB8CQV; Bill Hunter, K8BS  

(April 1, 2016 KARC Meeting – current committees – WV8JS)

 
 

Announcements

Next KARC Meeting!

Friday, Sept 1, 2017

 
 
KCEAA
601 Brooks Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Time: 6:00 PM Social Time
6:30 PM Program
7:00  PM Meeting
T/F – VE Exams
 
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