October 6, 2017

The October 6th, 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: Digital Communications (Modes/Equipment/Set-Up/Use) – Mark Kozar Presenting with support George Heron, N2APB PowerPoint.

MEMBERSHIP Meeting: The membership meeting was called to order at approximately 6:45 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 – Second Monday each month at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital, 6:00 PM

   ** ARRL WV State Convention Planning meeting, October 14th, 2017, Parkersburg Hamfest, Mineral wells, WV.

   ** ARES® Net - scheduled every Wednesday at 7:30 PM.
   ** November 4th, 2017 Technician Cram Course at the Ripley Fire Station – contact Terry, WV8V

Minutes: Ann, KA8ZGY, distributed for review the minutes of the September 8th, 2017 KARC Membership. It was moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes, and it was moved by Terry, WV8V, seconded by Fred, WV8FV, to approve and accept the membership minutes as presented.

Treasurers/Finance Committee Report: Alan, KB8VDA – Presented October 6th, 2017 Checking account balance of $6,919.13. It was moved byy Rick, WV8RC, seconded by Fred, WV8FV, to accept the financial report as presented, motion carried.

BUSINESS SESSION:

KARC Communications Trailer: Terry, WV8V, reports the trailer was repaired - donation of jack, purchase of tire and rim at Walmart.
Reports of the prospective company with trailers is awaiting buyout and no further action at this time. Joe, WV8WVU, reports he has possibly two (2) sponsors for the trailer. Looking at 21 foot trailer with side and rear entry – no further action at this time.

FD Generator: Joe, WV8WVU, will send “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: Russ, KE8DMB, is interested in using this event as a training exercise – contact Russ if interested.

JOTA October 20-21st, 2017: Terry, WV8V reports plans are to have overnight camping at T-Rock for scouts to work on merit badge, make voice contacts using K8BS as call, plan to pick-up trailer Friday eve, set-up antennas , work with scouts, teardown Sunday, (Dave/Joe/Fred) support.

Field Day (FD): Joe, WV8WVU reported concern of need for a new FD location as Site 73 will be taken by the airport runway extension.

 

Field Day Equipment: Terry, WV8V shared to need to purchase a Digital radio. Discussion occurred with motion by Terry, WV8V, seconded by Mark, KM8G and approved to obtain three (3) bids for a digital radio with a limit of $1,800,00 expenditure.

There being no other business it was moved by the meeting be adjourned.                           (Attendance 18)  

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


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

 

 

INFORMATION:
 

KARC Website:     www.w8gk.org     Webmaster: Greg Rinehart, N8XAQ - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

KARC Facebook – facebook.com   contact Russ Dean, KE8DMB This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

 

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 Mark Kozar, KM8G 01/06/17  
Technical John Jones, WB8CQV 01/06/17  
Property

Terry Sanner, WV8V

Joe Richards, 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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