February 3, 2017

The February 3rd, 2017 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 – 6:30 PM

Program: The HF Propagation and Sunspot Cycle program was presented by Mark K0zar, KM8G. He discussed causes of propagation and cycles.

MEMBERSHIP Meeting: The membership meeting was called to order at approximatelyl 7:00 PM by Vice President, Fred Vickers, WV8FV, 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

   ** WVSARC – ARRL WV State Convention, 2017 Planning meeting, Charleston Hamfest, March 25, 2917, Charleston Civic Center.
   **Charleston Hamfest planning meeting March February 22, 2017, Stoney’s, Shoney’s 5:00 PM
   ** Cram Course Technician, March 11th, 2017 7:30 AM, testing all classes 11:30 PM. location KCEAA
   **Cram Course Technician scheduled for April 15, 2017, Richwood, WV – more information to come

   

Minutes: Ann, KA8ZGY, distributed the minutes of the January 6th, 2017 Installation of Officers Dinner/Membership meeting which were accepted as presented.

Treasurers/Finance Committee Report: Alan, KB8VDA, presented the treasurers report for January as $7,338.31. It was moved by Rick, WV8RC, seconded by Mark, KM8G and approved the treasurers report be accepted as presented.  .      

 

BUSINESS SESSION:

Repeater Committee Report: Bill, K8BS – no report,

 

Charleston Hamfest Committee Report: Randy, N8XEA, reported the Hamfest will be in the South Hall of the Charleston Civic Center for March 25, 2017. He also noted the award for Kanawha Valley Amateur of the Year has beam discontinued due to lack of nominees. He ask that you clean out your ham shack closets and bring the extra to the Hamfest sell, contact Rick, WV8RC for a table(s). The Antique Radio Museum of Huntington will be partnering with the Charleston hamfest and will have antique radios on display and also for sale.

 

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

Field Day Site Committee:At the January 2017 meeting this was moved to the KARC BOD for action.

 

WV ARMY National Guard: Jim, WV8JS and Rob, W8XRW, reports the next activity is set for some time in January, which will include each Kanawha Armory, and initiating/passing of traffic.   Antenna repair issue is still pending.

 

ARES® Exercised: Rob, W8XRW, reports the exercise with the four (4) local National Guard was a success with good range for Simples and net practice. The exercise tomorrow is at Kanawha State Forest using cross band repeated set-up. Meet 12 noon in the Parking Area with start at 1:00 PM using the 14.688 and 147.180 (PL 91.5). Those interested should attend.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Girl/Boy Scout Counselors: Terry, WV8V reports that he and Joe, WV8WVU have completed information to be Counselors for the Merit Badges.

If interested in becoming a Counselor, contact Terry.

 

INTRODUCTION: Introduction of those present.

 

There being no other business it was moved by Terry, WV8V, seconded by Mark, KM8G the meeting be adjourned.   (Attendance 21)


VE EXAMs ………


NEXT MEETING:::: March 3rd, 2016 2017, KC8AA, KCEAA, Charleston, WV
Ann Rinehart,KA8ZGY,   KARC Secretary

KARC Feb. 3, 2017

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INFORMATION:

  • Email      Addresses: 2017

President – Joe Richards, WV8WVU – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Vice Pres. - Fred Vickers, WV8FV – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

Treasurer – Alan Borstein, KB8VDA – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Public Information Officer (PIO) – Paul Ostand, W8SBH – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

ARES®/RACES NET MANAGER – Jason Means, W8KTM This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

 

2017   COMMITTEE LIST

STANDING COMMITTEES

Committee Chair Appointed Committee Report Date(s)
Electro-Magnetic   Interference Bill Hunter, K8BS 01/06/17  
Awards Clay Gallagher, N8LW 01/06/17  
Nominating Fred Vickers, WV8FV 01/06/17  
Finance Alan Borstein, KB8VDA 01/06/17  
Field Day Jason Means, W8KTM ;
  Mark Kozar, KM8G
01/06/17  
Technical John Jones, WB8CQV 01/06/17  
Property

Terry Sanner, WV8V

Joe Richardson, WV8WVU

01/06/17  
Education Dave Ellis, WA8WV;   Bill Holmes, KB8PFC; Randy Merriken, AB8EZ 01/06/17  

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 Appointed Committee Report   Date(s)
Historian Bill Hunter, K8BS 01/06/17  
Membership Fred Vickers, WV8FV 01/06/17  
Promotions/NETS Jim Damron, N8TMW 01/06/17  
Publicity (PIO) Paul Ostand, W8SBH 01/06/17  
ARES®/KARES Jason Means, W8KTM 01/06/17  
Repeater John Jones,   WB8CQV; Bill Hunter, K8BS; Jimmie   Mangus, WB8YST 01/06/17  
         




 
 

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

Hamfest Flyer