ďAmateur Radio Community ServiceĒ
P O Box 75
Paintsville, KY. 41240
Minutes for Meeting
August 1, 2019 Thursday
There were no tests given at this meeting.
Meeting was called to order at 7:00 by Frank Wells
There were 14 attendees at this meeting.
Minutes for the July† meeting were read by Ron Grossl.
A motion was made and passed to accept the minutes.
Treasurerís report was read by Austin Denyer in which he† reported our current funds.† This was down from the previous meeting due to food for Field Day remimbursements and the purchase of Hamfest prizes. He also reported that we are still holding at 29 paid members.
Motion was made and passed to accept the treasurerís report.
A Motion was made and passed to allow for an $350 for hamfest prizes.
We then had everyone introduce themselves so that new attendees could get aquainted.
A discussion of our hamfest followed. It was decided that the hamfest would open for those wishing to set up tables at 6:30 am.† We also got confirmation that the Youth Group from First Methodist Church would be doing our concessions again this year. Austin Denyer is to print a supply of our new trifold to give out at the hamfest.
A motion was made and passed to have one more Ham of the Quarter in 2019 and then do it yearly starting in 2020.
TJ Hoover was elected as the new Ham of the Quarter.
Frank Wells announced that the KY Mountain Amateur Radio Club from Hazard would be operating vhf/uhf from top of Pine Mountain on Saturday, August 3, at 5:00 pm.† They have invited any other clubs to operate from mountaintop locations at the same time.† Several of our members plan to setup near Stonecrest Golf Course in the parking lot of the walking trail.
It was also announced that Huntington and Lexington hamfests would take place on August 10th. And that the weekend of September 14th and 15th would offer the Richmond Hamfest, the Morehead Space Center Tour for Amateur Radio Operators, and the ARRL vhf contest. It was decided that our club would operate the contest on Sunday, September 15th.† Details and location to be announced when finalized.
An email will be sent out to ascertain the number of people wishing to go to the Morehead Tour, as Frank needs to let Morehead know how many to expect.
A final announcement was made about Airport Days at the Big Sandy Regional Airport on August 17th.† We are trying to see if we can setup a couple of stations at the event to promote Amateur Radio.† We will send out an email letting everyone know if and when this will happen.
A presentation was then given on the frequenies and modes available to hams of different classes. Ken Robinson gave out a nice handout that contained a frequency allocation chart and the suggested band plan for each amateur band.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:12.
Ron Grossl† (Secretary)††† N4RLG