March 3, 2017

The March 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, 25301

Social Time: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Program: Due to technical difficulties the program was moved to after the Membership meeting:
                     Presenter: Mark Kozar, KM8G.   Program – Open Discussion and Q Signals

MEMBERSHIP Meeting: The membership meeting was called to order at approximatelyl 6:35 PM by President, Joe Richards, WV8WVU, followed

by the Pledge of Allegiance, and introduction of those in attendance.

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

   ** ARES® Monthly Meeting – Third Thursday, each month at the 911 Center all welcome - 6:00 PM

   ** WVSARC – ARRL WV State Convention, 2017 Planning meeting, Charleston Hamfest, March 25, 2917, Charleston Civic Center.
   ** 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

   ** WVAR - First Monday each month at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital, 6:00 PM – Skywarn Classes this month.

   

Minutes: Ann, KA8ZGY, distributed the minutes of the February 3rd, 2017 KARC Membership meeting. It was moved by Terry, WV8V, seconded by Fred Vickers, WV8FV, and approved to accept minutes as presented.

 

Treasurers/Finance Committee Report: Alan, KB8VDA – absent, no report.

BUSINESS SESSION:

Repeater Committee Report: Bill, K8BS – no report,

Charleston Hamfest Committee Report: Jim, N8TMW, reported the Hamfest will be in the South Hall of the Charleston Civic Center for March 25, 2017. He also noted the need for VOLUNTEERS for Ticket Sales, Load In (Friday-3:00 PM and Saturday-6:00 AM), and for details contact Jim.

KARC Communications Trailer: Joe, WV8WVU, reports the trailer was broken into with all contents removed/set outside; however, nothing appears to have been stolen. The trailer has a flat tire. Joe will contact KCEAA management for possibly of moving trailer to this site.


KARC Communication (FUTURE) Trailer -TABLED: No further action at this time.

Field Day Site Committee:Joe asked for volunteer – Mark reports he will not be available, and Jason will not be available. Mark indicates he will supply all lists/reports to assist with event, but the biggest concern will be operators.   Joe indicates that he will be the FD Chair, and called for a CW Operator coordinator with Dave Ellis, WA8WV responding; called for Phone Operator Coordinator – no response. More information to come.

WV ARMY National Guard: Joe andRob, W8XRW, report the January event was a good, which included a visit to each Kanawha Armory, while initiating/passing of traffic.   Antenna repair issue is still pending.

ARES® Exercises: Rob, W8XRW, reports the February event was successful with simplex and other net practices in the Kanawha State Forest.

Rob reports the March event tomorrow, Feb. 4th, 9:00 AM to 12 Noon at the 911 Center will be a FL DIgi Workshop – bring your equipment for programming/etc. and then take home and be on the air at 1:00 PM for contacts.

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

If interested in becoming a Counselor, contact Terry.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Radio Shack Store: Russ, KE8DMB, reports a “NEW” Radio Shack Store has opened in the Kanawha City Mall

Charleston Weather Bureau: Terry reports the group is moving the radio room, and the microphone is missing for the FM radio. Jim Mangus, WB8YST, is attempting to build on when find number of pins for plugs, and he will also check the antenna. The group is requesting a Liaison to come out monthly. More information at following meetings.

There being no other business it was moved by the meeting be adjourned.   (Attendance 23)
VE EXAMs ………

NEXT MEETING:::: April 7th, 2017 --- KCEAA, Charleston, WV
Ann Rinehart,KA8ZGY,   KARC Secretary

KARC March 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 KARC 2014/2015   submitted for storage - KA8ZGY
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 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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