September 8, 2017

The September 8th, 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: KARC Facebook overview: Russ Dean, KE8DMB - Postponed until September due to technical difficulties and auditorium not available.

MEMBERSHIP Meeting: The membership meeting was called to order at approximately 6:45 PM by Vice President, Fred Vickers. WV8FV, 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 – Second Monday each month at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital, 6:00 PM

   ** General Class Cram Course August 26th, at KCEAA with 10 participants and 6 passing.

   ** Tri-County Hamfest – Huntington, August 12th which had good attendance.

   ** ARRL WV State Convention Jackson Mill, August 19th attendance light but good programs and auction.

   ** ARES® Net - scheduled every Wednesday at 7:30 PM.

 

Minutes: Ann, KA8ZGY, distributed the minutes of the August 4th, 2017 KARC Membership, and August 10th, 2017 KARC BOD meeting minutes.
It was moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes, and it was moved by Dave, W8IW, seconded by Terry, WV8V to approve and accept the membership and BOD minutes as presented.

 

Treasurers/Finance Committee Report: Alan, KB8VDA – Absent – No treasury report.

BUSINESS SESSION:

KARC Communications Trailer: Terry, WV8V, reports the trailer was repaired - donation of jack, purchase of tire and rim at Walmart.
Gregg, KC8SVT, reports the prospective company with trailer is awaiting buyout and no further action at this time.

FD Generator: Need to confirm Joe, WV8WVU, sent “Thank You” letter to Metro for allowing to use at Field Day.

GRANTS: Joe, WV8WVU – absent – no update - is working on grants for corporate sponsor for trailer –had talked with a couple of banks to use logo on sides. more information to come.

KARC Repeater 147.00: No update - Discussion of need to know status and Dave, W8IW will contact Randy Damron, N8XEA for status.

KARC Repeater 145.35: Bill, K8BS, hopes to have work team in next couple of weeks for the site..

NEW BUSINESS:

WINTER FIELD DAY:   Society for Preservation of Amateur Radio Scheduled for Jan 26-27, 2018 - more information to come.

 

JOTA October 20-21st, 2017: Terry, WV8V reports plans are to have overnight camping at T-Rock for scouts to work on merit badge and make voice contacts. More information at the October meeting.

 

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

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


NEXT MEETING:::: November 3rd, 2017, KCEAA, 601 Brooks Street, Charleston, WV -  6:00 PM

 
 

INFORMATION:

  • KARC Facebook – facebook.com
  • 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

Program Manager – Mark Kozar, KM8G – 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, November 02, 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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 Charleston Area VE Group

October 27th 2018

General Class Cram Course

Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority

601 Brooks Street

Charleston, WV 25301

8:00 AM Sign In

VE Testing at 12 Noon – all Classes.