November 04, 2016

The November 4th, 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, 25301Social Time: 6:00 PM.

The KARC meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM by President Jim Stephenson, WV8JS, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Program: Jim, WV8JS - Family Preparedness presentation which shared many aspects for preparing the self and family for Disaster Planning
and Disaster Supply Kit. The information gave a listing of supplies to gather and have ready and recommendation to share with family in form
of drill. Also, need to remember to prepare for pets.

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

   ** Tech Cram Course scheduled for October 1st, 2016 had nine (9) attendees with seven (7) receiving Technician designation.

   ** WVSARC – ARRL WV State Convention, 2017 Planning meeting, Wood Co. Hamfest, October 8th with four (4) present. Next meeting will
         be at the Charleston Hamfest which is tentatively scheduled at the Charleston Civic Center, March 25, 2017.

   

Minutes: Ann, KA8ZGY, distributed the minutes of the October 7th, 2016 KARC Membership meeting which were accepted as presented.

 

Treasurers/Finance Committee Report: Ann, KA8ZGY, presented the treasurers report for October 31, 2016 with deposits of $355.00 to Trailer fund and $20.00 membership fee (dues). Checking account balance is $7,377.27 which includes Trailer Fund of $2460.00. It was moved by Terry, WV8V, seconded by Fred, WV8V and approved the treasurers report be accepted as presented.       Current membership is 65.      

BUSINESS SESSION:

 

Field Day Site Committee:Jason, W8KTM, absent – no report. Tabled until December meeting.

 

Repeater Committee Report: Bill, K8BS – continues to be operation with no issues at this time.

Charleston Hamfest Committee Report: Ann, KA8ZGY, reports the tentative selection of the Charleston Civic Center for March 25, 2016 has been selected, however, final confirmation is needed. More information at the December meeting.

 

KARC COMMUNICATION TRAILER: TABLED Edsil, KA8ISQ, not present, no report related to search for second trailer.

WV ARMY National Guard: Jim, WV8JS and Rob, W8XRW, reports the National Guard ComEx event related to the Jamboree on October 28
had some glitches which related to equipment failure. This event is a backup support if an emergency occurs

 

ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) Rob, W8XRW, reports activity set for tomorrow, November 5th, starting at 1:00 pm with Simplex net on W8GK; followed by HR net, etc. Contact Rob or Jason, W8KTM for further information. Next ARES meeting November 17th, 2016.


Digital Communications: Jim, WV8JS, commented the equipment manufacturer’s equipment does not talk to each other…….…an issue..

2017 Election of Officers: Jim, WV8JS, reminded those present the Election of Officers will be at the next meeting, and anyone interested in holding an office to contact Mark, KM8G, Vice President, Nominating Committee Chair. Mark will need at least two other members for his committee.   Please step up an VOLUNTEER.

There being no other business it was approved the membership meeting be moved the meeting be adjourned.               (Attendance 14)

VE EXAMsfour (4) participants    
                                                                                   

NEXT MEETING:::: December 2nd , 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.

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2016   COMMITTEE LIST

STANDING COMMITTEES

Committee Chair Accepted Committee Report Date(s)
Electro-Magnetic Interference Bill Hunter, K8BS 01/09/2016  
Awards Clay Gallagher, N8LW 01/09/2016  
Nominating Mark Kozar. KM8G 01/09/2016  
Finance Ann Rinehart, KA8ZGY 01/09/2016 10/07/16
Field Day Jason Means, W8KTM (Mark Kozar, KM8G) 04/01/2016 10/07/16
Technical John Jones, WB8CQV    
Property

Terry Sanner, WV8V

Joe Richardson, WV8WVU

05/06/2016 10/07/16
Education Jim Stephenson, WV8JS 01/09/2016 08/12/16

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 Committee Report   Date(s)
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, Nov 3, 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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  • Weekly KARC net -
  • Sundays at 8:30pm on 145.350 PL 91.5
  • Weekly ARES net -
  • Sundays at 8:00pm on 145.350 PL 91.5

 

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 34th Annual Charleston Area Hamfest

Mar 24, 2018

Charleston Civic Center

200 Civic Center Drive

Charleston, WV 25301

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