October 05, 2018

The October 5th, 2018 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: Enjoyed by attendees.

Program – 6:30 PM: TOPIC - PSL CARDS - Presenter – Russ Dean, KE8DMB - Russ using a PowerPoint presentation, shared his collection of QSL cards and several selected examples from the Google Public Domain, along with how to address for mailing; signal information to be included; the ARRL QSL program and concerns related to copy rights.   He also shared that you could make your own card possibly related to you amateur radio experiences.

MEMBERSHIP Meeting – 7:00 PM: The membership meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by President, Terry Sanner, WV8V, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and introduction of those attending.

Announcements & Comments:

   ** NET CONTROLS –ARES®/RACES Sunday Net – on HOLD until ARRL Emergency Coordinator (EC) for Kanawha County is appointed.
   ** NET CONTROLS – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for KARC NETS – contact Jim Damron, N8TMW - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   ** Coal County Hamfest - September 22, 2018 at Madison, WV Civic Center: Terry reported small turn out but growing.

   ** Parkersburg Area HamfestOctober 13, 2018 at Wood County 4-H Fairgrounds, Butchers Bend Road, Mineral Wells.

   ** Kanawha ARES® - meetings the third (3rd) Thursday of the month at the 911 Center

MINUTES: Ann, KA8ZGY, distributed the minutes of September 7th, 2018 meeting, and the September 11th, 2018 BOD meeting minutes.

BOD & KARC Meeting Minutes: (Terry reviewed as follows):

  1. Repeater/Equipment: Terry reported the repairs to the repeater would be coordinated by Jim, WB8YST and the amplifier would be checked at the same time to confirm is it needed repairs.
  2. The Kenwood 590 has been check and is working, still need to check with issues with software or cabling.
  3. Dave, W8IW, will confirm if change in Field Day (FD) is needed.
  4. Recommendation the KARC Program presentations are held to 30 minutes unless need more time and, if so, the Club member notification would announce if the Program time would be earlier.
  5. AuxCom: Discussion to occur at the next ARES® meeting regarding the purchase of the BaoFeng Radios.
  6. Kanawha ARES® - no action will be taken to appoint a Kanawha Country EC until after the ARRL presents program changes.
  7. New Members: asks members to give suggestions on how to increase membership.
  8. Cram Course - General Class: scheduled for Saturday, October 27th, 2018, 8:00AM, KCEAA, and testing for all classes.
  9. Nominating Committee: Fred, WV8FV, will chair and present a Slate of Officers at the November KARC meeting. Election will be held at the December meeting and nominees from the floor will be accepted.
  10. Christmas Meeting – Induction of Officers will occur at the January meeting as in the past.

It was moved by, Dave, W8IW, seconded and approved to accept the BOD and KARC Minutes as presented and reviewed.

Treasurers/Finance Committee Report: Alan, KB8VDA, presented the October 5th, 2018 financial report with expenses of $50.79 as website fee, , and income of $245.00 equipment insurance reimbursement, with checking balance of $5,616.01 and $4,238.00 being the Trailer Fund. It was moved by Dave, W8IW, seconded by Dr. Artz, W8KRA, to accept treasurer’s report as presented, motion carried.
BOY Scouts (BSA): Terry, WV8V reported the BSA will be having a FUN Day at Coonskin Park on October 20th, and he and Fred, WV8FV, will have a equipment set-up as in JOTA for the scouts to make contacts and work to receive the Scout Patch. Also, the Boy/Girl Scouts will be offered FREE entry to the Charleston Hamfest if the come in Full Uniform and Cubs also are free because of less than 12 year of age. Parents will pay entry fee.

Terry also noted the proposed a 6-8 week Mores Code class for 5 words per minute (wpm) – more information to come.

Field Day (FD): Terry, WV8V, final information pending publication of November QST.

WVSARC Booklet/Booster Page: Alan, KB8VDA, to send reimbursement check to Ann, KA8ZGY for KARC ad in Convention Booklet ($20.00).

KARC Website: Ann, KA8ZGY, reports it is time to renew the Domain contract for website. Is the club looking for another site at lesser cost?

Ann indicates Greg, N8XAQ, shared he will not be available to develop a new site. Suggestion to look at the Gate.com domain – Terry will research.

There being no other business the meeting was adjourned.   (Attendance 20)
VE EXAMs Session:Two (2) candidates for exams this evening. NEXT MEETING:  November 2nd, 2018, KCEAA, 601 Brooks Street, Charleston, WV 25301
Ann Rinehart,KA8ZGY,   KARC Secretary

KARC October 5th, 2018

Meeting Minutes. etc.

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                                                                                                       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   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

WVSARC Website – WV State Amateur Radio Council   http://www.qsl.net/wvsarc/

KARC OFFICERS Email Addresses: 2018

President – Terry Sanner, WV8V   -   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Vice President - Mark Kozar, KM8G – 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 – Russ Dean, KE8DMB -   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 – pending

 

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.

 

2018   COMMITTEE LIST

STANDING COMMITTEES

Committee Chair Appointed Committee Report Date(s)
Electro-Magnetic   Interference (PENDING)   POSITIION OPEN –   Need Volunteer
Awards Clay Gallagher, N8LW 1/5/2018  
Nominating Fred Vickers, WV8FV 1/5/2018  
Finance Alan Borstein, KB8VDA 1/5/2018  
Field Day Jason Means, W8KTM ;
  Mark Kozar, KM8G
1/5/2018  
Technical John Jones, WB8CQV 1/5/2018  
Property

Terry Sanner, WV8V

Joe Richardson, WV8WVU

1/5/2018  
Education Dave Ellis, WA8WV;   Bill Holmes, KB8PFC; Randy Merriken, AB8EZ 1/5/2018  

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 (PENDING)   POSITION   OPEN – Need Volunteer
Membership Fred Vickers, WV8FV 1/5/2018  
Promotions/NETS Jim Damron, N8TMW 1/5/2018  
Publicity (PIO) Paul Ostand, W8SBH 1/5/2018  
ARES®/KARES Jason Means, W8KTM 1/5/2018  
Repeater John Jones, WB8CQV;
  Jimmie Mangus, WB8YST
1/5/2018  
 
 

Announcements

Next KARC Meeting!

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Pre Field Day
   Meeting
   LOCATION:

Coonskin Park
     Area 73

        NO        
"VE Testing"

At This Meeting

Weekly KARC net -
Sundays at 8:30pm
on 145.350 PL 91.5

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