May 5, 2017

The May 5th, 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

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

   ** WVAR - First Monday each month at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital, 6:00 PM

   ** WV Capitol EOC – communications was received from the ARRL Section Manager WV that the WV EOC housed at the WV Capitol will be
         moved to the Nation Guard Facility, Coonskin Park March 1st, 2017.

   ** Ripley, WV Hamfest – May 7th, 2017 - check the www.arrl.org hamfest site for details

 

Minutes: Ann, KA8ZGY, distributed the minutes of the April 7th, 2017 KARC Membership meeting. It was moved by Alan, KB8VDA, seconded by Dave, W8IW, and approved to accept minutes as presented.

 

Treasurers/Finance Committee Report: Alan, KB8VDA – reported treasury balance same as last month as Alan was unable to obtain bank statement due to loss of PO Box Key.   Equipment Insurance statement paid in the amount of $160.00.

BUSINESS SESSION:

Repeater Committee Report: Bill, K8BS – no report,

Charleston Hamfest Committee Report: Rick, WV8RC, reports scheduled at the Charleston Civic Center for March 24, 2018.

KARC Communications Trailer: Terry, WV8V, reports the trailer will need to have a tire/rim repaired before it can move, and Joe will follow-up with the KCEAA regarding parking the trailer onsite.  Dave, W8IW and Terry, WV8V will coordinate repairs.

KARC Communication (FUTURE) Trailer -TABLED: Edsil, KA8ISQ, reports his research for new trailer would be a cost of about $3.600.00 for a 6 1/2"’ X 16’ X 7’ with dual axils. No further action at this time. Joe reports he is working on Business Plans for solicitation of Business Contributions.

Field Day Site Committee:Mark, KM8G, indicates he will supply all lists/reports to assist with event, but the biggest concern will be operators. The Field Day will be at Coonskin Park, Site 73.

ARES® Exercises: Aaron, W3STJ, reports a field exercise on Digital Communications will be held May 6th..

There being no other business it was moved by the meeting be adjourned.   (Attendance 16)

PROGRAM:: Mark Kozar, KM8G presenting   “FIELD DAY VIDEO OF PAST EVENTS” and Field Day Preparation as follows:::

  • ARRL Field Day Rules available on ARRL site
  • Expect to be 3A
  • Operators will be needed for CW/Phone round the clock.
  • Announcements will need to be submitted to medias
  • GOTA Station – will probably not have – little interest
  • Need Elected Agency Person to attend
  • Need Youth Participation
  • Need Safety Officer
  • Need two (2) trucks
  • More information at the Coonskin Park, June meeting
  • Mark circulated a list to sign for items to bring to FD and also sign up as an operator.

VE EXAMs ……… Terry, WV8V and Dave, W8IW, Coordinators.


NEXT MEETING:::: June 2nd, 2017 ---Coonskin Park, Site 73, 6:00 PM


Ann Rinehart,KA8ZGY,   KARC Secretary

 

KARC May 5th, 2017

Meeting Minutes

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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 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