July 7, 2017

The July 7th, 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: FIELD DAY (FD) 2017 – Mark K0ozar, KM8G gave an overview of the process for scoring contact points during FD; designation of category; Generator power (emergency power) ; CW points, digital points; phone points; bonus points with total score of 6,992 or 7092 depending clarification of attendees….2016 points were 6,598,   Need to build operator base for nights in 2018.

MEMBERSHIP Meeting: The membership meeting was called to order at approximately 7:05 PM by President, Joe Richards, WV8WVU, followed

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

Announcements & Comments:

   ** SK Announcement – A Moment of Silence was held for Jim Steele, W8HPD, active in Homeland Security

   ** 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

   ** General Class Cram Course August 26th, at KCEAA

   ** Tri-County Hamfest – Huntington, August 12th.

   ** ARRL WV State Convention Jackson Mill, August 19th.

 

Minutes: Ann, KA8ZGY, distributed the minutes of the June 2nd, 2017 KARC Membership meeting. It was moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes and accept as presented.

 

Treasurers/Finance Committee Report: Alan, KB8VDA – May balance $7.646.17 with $160.00 for equipment = $7,486.73 balance.

BUSINESS SESSION:

KARC Communications Trailer: Terry, WV8V, reports the trailer was repaired and used at FD. Terry presented items for discussion of need for a spare tire, and hitch for trailer with approval to purchase.   Also, need fire extinguisher with approval to purchase.  

FD Generator:   The Metro 911 delivered a generator lighting system for use. It was recommended a “Thank You” letter be sent to Metro.

GRANTS: Joe, WV8WVU is working on grants for corporate sponsor for trailer – more information to come.

 

Putnam Co. Repeater 147.27: Dan, KC8ZXH, reports the repeater is back on the air with new antenna.

KARC Repeater 147.00: Discussion of need to know status and Dave, W8IW will contact Randy Damron, N8XEA for status.

KARC Repeater 145.35: Joe, WV8WVU, confirmed workgroup of Steve, Mark, Dave, Dave, Bill, Seth to work on repeater, controller/etc.

KARC Facebook: Russ, KE8DMB, reports the KARC Facebook is up and running,,,,waiting for you to check in.

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Auction 30 Foot Tower : Discussion of 30 foot tower for AUCTION at the August meeting.   An email will be sent with the information.

KARC Board of Directors Meeting: Needs to be scheduled/held this Third Quarter………….

KARC SEPTEMBER MEETING:   MOVED TO SEPTEMBER 8th, due to the Labor Day weekend.

There being no other business it was moved by the meeting be adjourned.                           (Attendance 17)

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


NEXT MEETING:::: August 4th, 2017, KCEAA, 601 Brooks Street, Charleston, WV -  6:00 PM

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, August 03, 2018

6:00 PM Social time

6:30 PM Meeting

LOCATION: 

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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