Meeting Place, Day and Time

East entrance
Alliant Energy
220 East Third St.
Washington IA
Alternate Location:
Washington Library
115 W Washington St.
Washington IA

Third Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM
preceded by an informal dinner meeting at the Frontier Family Restaurant

Meeting Minutes Archive

AUGUST 15, 2013

Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Mark ABØDX

Members in attendance: KDØNJO, NØCHN, KEØMO, NNØO, KBØGVI, K6DV, KBØSJN, NØWDB, WØOTM, KCØWGF, ABØDX, KCØYHU and ADØCI.

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's Report was presented and approved.

Old Business

'89 GMC Truck got sold to one of our members.

Flying Pigs Duathlon Run, Bike, Run went really well; the weather was great, no injuries, and no flats.
Thanks to all that helped and assisted!

Scout Weekend (JOTA) - Jeff Kent talked on Scout Weekend Oct. 18th -20th at Sugar Bottoms and what will taking place on that weekend of Oct. 18th -20th.
We are to bring things that pertain to Ham Radio. The Washington Club is going to commit to go help the kids learn about Ham Radio.

Iowa QSO Party is also athat weekend.

New Business

Christmas Party - Mark is Bryn Mar Steak House east of Ainsworth Ia.
Everybody else is to think of other places to go by next meeting.

Southeast Iowa Hamfest - Help is needed during Ham Fest in October 5th – 6th, for setting up tables and the hot dog & Brats feast on Sat. Oct. 5th at West Liberty Ia.

Ham Super Fest - in Peoria IL. Sept. 21st. Anyone want to carpool?
Let Mark know that you want to go.

No further business, meeting adjourned.

JULY 18, 2013

Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Mark ABØDX

Members in attendance: KBØSJN, NNØO, KDØRUU, NØWDB, KEØMO, ABØDX, KDØNJO, NØCHN, KDØBSL, KCØYHU.

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's Report was presented and approved.

Old Business

UHF Repeater - 440 Mark will try to get at it this week July 22nd -28th time permitting!

Field Day

TS 2000 - in need of repairs. Mark ran the plan to do so by the members for approval.
Motion to accept the plan was approved.

Results of field Day of June 22- 23 (Sat-Sun): We got all but 10 states which included Canada's Provinces . All had a great time, plus a good learning experience.
We taught others that didn’t understand anything about Ham Radio but left the area with more knowledge of Ham Radio.

Power Supply - Think on what to do about a power supply that went bad. We want to have suggestions on this at the next Meeting in August.

Thank-you notes - sent to the Washington Journal and to the sponsors that help us during Field Day.


VE exams - at the Library in Washington, From now on, Walk ins allowed (Sat. 10;00A.M. Reg. testing begins at 10;30 A. M. July 20th)

New Business

Flying Pigs Duathlon starts in Washington Sat., August 3rd, at 7:00A.M. meet at Body Works. Need All That Can Help!

JEFF KENT- SCOUT weekend Oct.18th -20th at Sugar Bottom. A 1989 Truck (Chevy) maybe to sell to use for donations to help with the expenses coming up, put on hold.

No further business, meeting adjourned.

June 20, 2013

Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Mark ABØDX

Members in attendance: KBØSJN, NNØO, KEØMO, NØCHN, K6DV, KDØNJO, KDØNEZ, KCØYHU, ABØDX, and visitor Clark Yoder KDØSXG. Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's Report was presented.
Motion to reimburse Kevin made and approved.
Treasurer's Report was approved.

Old Business

Trailers - Kevin is finished with upgrades on the smaller trailer, both are being painted to be more weather wise. Crank up wrenches on the trailers for safety.

Repeater - the 443 repeater was drifting a little, so Mark took it to Jerry who changed the Crystal in it. Now it is working A OK.

Ridiculous Day was a success and the weather cooperated.

New Business

Field Day - Friday June 21 thru Sunday June 23 (It will be our 11th year For our club).
Set up: Thurs. (late evening) can be used due to a rule change
Fri. will be our set up time late afternoon? Getting shelters set up, towers that are on Trailers. Mark said he will bring 2-3 tents to be used for eating, relaxing, coolers for Food & Drinks. Everyone should bring chairs, snack foods, bug repellent, hand sanitizer or wipes, sun screen.
Donations are coming from Walmart and Hy-vee.
There will be a hands on class of operation of trailers, anchors on trailers, and jacks for stability.
Will be needing box and other fans to circulate the air in the Tents.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:55 P.M.

May 16, 2013

Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Mark ABØDX

Members in attendance: KBØSJN, KEØMO, KCØWGF, NØCHN, KDØNJO, NØWDB, KCØYHU, ABØDX, and Jim Witllington.

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's Report was presented and approved.

Old Business

Trailers - up date, starting from the smaller to the larger trailer, ground anchors, bars, 2 - 20ft length ( out riggers) are the updates with Kevin.
A Cooler was donated to the Club to be put on a trailer.

443 Repeater - tone changed to 146.2 HZ

VE Testing - one person tried but \wasn’t successful.

New Business

VE Testing - next session will be July 20th, 2013.

Upcoming Events

  • Ridiculous Day in Washington June 1st, 2013
  • Field day June 21, 22, 23 Friday-Sunday.
    We will have 2-4 Radios: HF & VHF Stations, Gota station
    New Software is needed to be put in your computers due changes in Canada’s PROVINCE Call Signs!
  • Ham Fest will be Oct.6th at West LIBERTY, Ia.
Fox hunt was brought up, we all are to think on this subject to have a fun Day.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 9:17 P.M.

April 18, 2013

Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Mark ABØDX

Members and 3 guests in attendance: KBØSJN, KDØRRU, KDØNJO, NØCHN, WAØNJO, KDØIF, K6DV, NNØO, NØWDB, KCØYHU, ABØDX, and Noelle Lukins.

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's Report was presented and approved.

Old Business

The antenna analyzer had to have the N-connector changed on it, after checking the equipment. The center-pin connection had broken, which they will do in time.

Demon Dash for Cash was a great success and a big THANKS to all that helped from the event organizing committee. Mark said THANKS to all of us in helping also! Trailers - Kevin contacted his boss for a donation of material for our trailers to create a balance and anchor system for stability. Craig sent a thank you note letter in appreciation for the donation in that we can serve the community better. Thank you Thomas Scott!

Winter Field Day Scores were done by SPAR. Craig showed on the screen of contacts, multipliers, and check list. We came in 8th place overall in the contest. Good work everyone! Great Success! Thanks to Craig for putting this together.

New Business

Repeaters - we have ordered the Heliax plus (2) N-connectors for our next project on the tower, the 440 repeater. 4-6 people will be needed for this project. Crows nest is 57 ft. up
2 Meter repeater is currently down, Mark will look at it tomorrow as time allows.

nearby Hamfest - DMRAA, Des Moines, IA, 4-20-2013.

Field Day - June 22-23. We will do the Wal-Mart location again this year.

VE Testing - May 11th, at the Washington Library. Arrive around 9:30 AM, registration starting at 10:00 AM, testing at 10:30 AM.

No further business, business meeting adjourned at 8:37P.M.

Program - started @ 8:42 PM. Film was shown (1955-1957) Hams Wide World. They helped in disasters with the Red Cross, Arm Forces, Civil Defense, etc. When they first started they had to make their own replacements for parts to fix what was broken. When the film was done, everyone enjoyed it. Ended 9:19 PM.

March 21, 2013

Meeting called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Mark ABØDX

Members in attendance: NØWDB, KBØSJN, NNØO, ABØDX, NØCHN, KDØRUU, WBØGAG, KDØNJØ, KCØYHU, ADØCI

January minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's Report was presented and approved.

Old Business

SPAR report on the Seventh annual Winter Field Day, Jan. 2013, explained by Craig.

Weather Spotters SKY WARN meetings were on the Web Site with dates, time and places where they will be held.

New Business

Demon Dash for Cash run will be Saturday April 6th, 2013, at the JR High / High School.
Will need to be there at 8:00 A.M. to get your assigned to the stations for Traffic control and help Washington PD at intersections.

Club Activities Lap Top - Earl found a 3-4 yr old one for $150.00.
A motion to buy the lap top unanimously approved.

No further business, business meeting adjourned at 8:33P.M.

A Program was presented by Craig at 8:38 P.M.

Febuary, 2013

Meeting canceled due to weather.

January 17, 2013

Members in attendance: KBØSJN, NØCHN, KDØNJO, NØWDB, ABØDX, ADØCI, NNØO, KCØYHU, Becky Bulger

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's Report was presented, a motion to reimburse Mark for the verticals was approved and then the Treasurer's Report was approved.

Old Business

Dues for 2013 - now due. New list of club members to be prepared and handed out at the next meeting.

Winter Field Day - Jan. 26, Sat. 11:00 A.M. to Sun. Jan 27, 11:00 A.M. Setup Sat., 8:00 A.M.
3 verticals (running)
Bring COAX, tie downs, generators, connectors, power supplies, brackets plus clamps, computers, etc.
Bring food, electric grill, snack food, hot food.

New Business

Trailers - Kevin gave an update on these.

Jane - has a new address and needs help to move. No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:15 P.M.

January 17, 2013, annual general meeting

Members in attendance: KBØSJN, NØCHN, KDØNJO, NØWDB, ABØDX, ADØCI, NNØO, KCØYHU, Becky Bulger

Previous annual general meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's Report: Estimated budget for 2013 was presented, followed by a review of 2012.
Treasurer's Report was approved.

Unfinished Business

None.

New Business

2013 budget outlook projected by Craig. Motion to accept the projection approved.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 10:35 P.M.

August 16, 2012

Members in attendance: KBØSJN, KDØNJO, K6DV, KEØMO, NØCHN, KCØWGF, KCØYHU, KBØPDI, KDØCA, NØWDB.
Visitor: Scott Netolicky.

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
A bill for the "Thank You" ad in the Journal for the merchants who supported Field Day presented.
Treasurer's Report was presented and approved.

Old Business

Flying Pigs Duathlon - A success! Everyone enjoyed the event, with good security and traffic control at all intersections.

New Business

D.R.A.C.Hamfest - The Davenport Radio Amateur Club's 41St Annual Hamfest/Computer Show, Sunday November 4th, 2Ø12, at the Clarion Hotel.

Southeast Iowa Hamfest - West Liberty, September 6 &7, 2012, at the fairgrounds.
Saturday:

  • Setup, noon to 5:00 P.M.
  • Come and Get It Meal, 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
Sunday:
  • Gates open at 6:00 A.M.
  • Official opening, including vendor hall, 7:00 A.M.
SPAR Winter Field Day - Saturday and Sunday, January 27 & 28.
Saturday:
  • Setup, 8:00 A.M.
  • Operation starts at 11:00 A.M.
Sunday:
  • Operation ends at 11:00 A.M.
Motion to hold SPAR Winter Field Day operation at Marr Park presented and passed.

Christmas Party - Suggested: Sunday, daytime, at the Riverside Casino breakfast brunch.
This will be a combined 10 year WAARC anniversary and a Christmas party for club members and their spouses (or family member or guest).

No further business, meeting adjourned.

July 19, 2012

Members in attendance: KBØSJN, NØCHN, NØLOH, KCØYHU, KCØWGF, KDØNJO, NØWDB, KBØPDI, ABØDX.
Visitor: Scott Netolicky.

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's Report was presented and approved.

Old Business

VE test - July 14. 6 People tested. Results: 3 new Technician, 1 upgrade to Amateur Extra.
Next scheduled test, Sept. 8.

Field Day - Pictures of Field Day plus a lot of visual and shut downs due to thunder storms.

New Business

Flying Pigs Duathlon - August 4, 2012 - A Run and Bike Ride, then a Run on the East side of the Square in front of the excersize place.

& CVARC SummerFest - Cedar Rapids Hamfest, Aug 4, 2012 at the Teamsters Union Hall.

Southeast Iowa Hamfest - West Liberty, September 7, 2012, at the fairgrounds.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 9:45 P.M.

February 16, 2012

Members in attendance: KBØSJN, NØXSY, KCØWGF, KØBKL, KDØNJO, NØCHN, WØOTM, ABØDX, KCØYHU, KDØBSL, NØWDB Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's Report was presented and approved.

Old Business

SPAR Winter Field Day - Our club got a QSL card from W1RWA, William Arcand, Dracut, MA.
The contact: Operator: KCØYHU, Craig Rose, mode: PSK31 (digital contact), call: WØARC.

President ABØDX showed pictures that were taken during the Winter Field Day operation. Thanks Mark! Nice pictures, everyone enjoyed them.
Submitted score sheets were handed out showing our results in the event.
Mark thanks everyone who brought food and participated in the SPAR Winter Field DaySPAR Winter Field Day -

New Business

New Rules for 5 MHz - new 60 Meter band rules take effect March 5, 2012.

VE Test - reminder, testing is March 10th.

Grants - gathered suggestions on where to look for grants, such as Community Chest and riverboat casino. Focus on ones that can be put to use to help the community.
(Sugestions always welcome!)

Mahaska Hams Swap Meet - March 17 at Oskaloosa, Ia.

Flying Pigs Duathlon - April 21, 2012.

No further business, meeting adjourned.

January 19, 2012

Members in attendance: KBØSJN, WBØGAG, KCØWGF, KDØNJO, KØBKL, KDØCA, NØCHN, NØWDB, KCØYHU, KØDAS, ABØDX

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's Report was presented and approved.

Welcome JERRY BARTACHEK, KDØCA, back to the club.

Old Business

VE Test - Two people - 1 passed Tech, 1 passed Extra.

New Business

Proposed 2012 Budget - presented by KCØYHU.
He pointed out the insurance increase on our equipment.

SPAR Winter Field Day - 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 28, through 11:00 A.M., Sunday, January 29, 2012, at Marr Park. It will be in a shelter house with wood heater for all to stay warm. We eill have radios, computers and other equipment to total 3 stations.
Set up time 8:00A.M. - 10:00A.M., as conditions allow. All help is needed.
We will log all contacts made. Expect 24 hour notice of cancellation or changes due to bad weather.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:03 P.M.

Program

Rod Blocksome, KØDAS, Robins, IA - ARRL Midwest Division Vice Director did a presentation about ARRL with a slide show and had some ARRL materials that were handed out.

December 29, 2011

Members in attendance: KBØSJN, NØWDB, KDØNEZ, WBØGAG, KCØWWV, KDØNJO, KØBKL, KDØBSL, NØCHN, WØOTM, K6DV, ABØDX, KCØYHU, and KCØWGF

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's Report was presented and approved.

Old Business

SPAR Winter Field Day - to be started at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 28, 2012, and ends at 11:00 A.M., Sunday, January 29, 2012. Set up at 8:00A.M. Sat. sharp. all help is needed Marr Park.

New Business

Discuss Yaesu breaking away from Motorola - Yaesu's Amateur Radio Division broke away from Motorola. Changes name to Yaesu Musen. This ends four years under the Motorola umbrella.

Voting Results for club offices for 2012
President ABØDX Mark Lukins
  Vice President KCØWGF Bill Long  
Secretary KBØSJN Etta Boese
Treasurer KCØYHU Craig Rose

Program

Presentqtion - the Titanic's communications

No further business, regular meeting adjourned.

Year End Meeting

Called to order at 8:45 P.M.

Final Financial Report for 2011 - KCØYHU presented the final numbers for 2011. Report approved.

Projected Budget for 2012 - KCØYHU presented the 2012 budget. Budget approved.

No further business, regular meeting adjourned.

November 17, 2011

Members in attendance: KBØSJN, NØWDB, KDØBSL, KØBKL, KDØNJO, WØOTM, K6DV, ABØDX, KCØYHU, NØCHN

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's Report was presented and approved.

Old Business

VE Test - was Saturday, November 12, 2011. 4 people took the test, all four passed!

2 Meter Repeater - Heliax cable to be replaced on tower. Fund raising ideas discussed.

New Business

SPAR Winter Field Day - January 28 & 29, 2012

Nominees for club offices for 2012
President ABØDX Mark Lukins
KCØYHU Craig Rose
  Vice President WØOTM Marshall Dias  
KCØWGF Bill Long  
KDØJHW Bill Thomas  
Secretary KBØSJN Etta Boese
KØBKL John Anderson
Treasurer KCØYHU Craig Rose
ABØDX Mark Lukins

No further business, meeting adjourned at 9:00 P.M.

September 15, 2011

Members in attendance: NØCHN, K6DV, KBØSJN, NØWDB, KCØWGF, WØOTM, KCØYHU, KØIVY, ABØDX, KDØNJO, KØBKL

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's Report was presented and approved.

Old Business

VE Test - was Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. 4 people took the test.

Gene Powers Work Day - Sept 24, 2011, at Pleasant Plain, IA, at 9:00 A.M..

New Business

Hamfest Schedule - Oct. 1 afternoon: setup for Sunday, Oct. 2.
NEED HELP FOR SAT. & SUN.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:00 P.M.

July 21, 2011

Members in attendance: KBØSJN, WBØGAG, KØBKL, NØWDB, NØCHN, KDØNJO, KCØYHU, KCØWGF, ABØDX

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved as corrected.
Treasurer's Report was presented and approved.

Club Business

Flying Pigs Duathlon - run & bicycle-run-walk-run need help Sat. August 6th at 7:00 A.M. The event starts at 8:00 A.M.

Summerfest - August 5-7 2011 at Teamsters Hall 5000 J St S.W. Cedar Rapids, IA. SWAP meet is from 7.00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Sunday August 7, 2011.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 9:00 P.M.

June 16, 2011

Members in attendance: KBØSJN, NØCHN, KL6DV, KDØNJO, KØBKL, KCØWGF, NØWDB, KCØWWV, KCØYHU, ABØDX, cindy Long.

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved as corrected.
Treasurer's Report was presented and approved.

Old Business

VE Test - July 9th at the Library in Washington, IA, from 10:00 to 12:00.

Flying Pigs Duathlon - run & bicycle-run-walk-run need help Sat. August 6th at 7:00 A.M. The event starts at 8:00 A.M.

WAARC Picnic at Lake Darling - pictures were shown by Craig and Mark.

New Business

Field Day - Food for Field Day discussed and arranged.
Need help to set up towers and take down when it is over on Sunday.
Had a solar panel set up to power a 12 volt rig.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:30 P.M.

MaY 19, 2011

Members in attendance: KBØSJN, NØCHN, KDØNJO, NØWDB, WBØGAG, KDØBSL, KCØYHU, W9QQ, KDØKJC, KDØKJB, KEØMO, KCØWWV, ABØDX

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's Report was presented and approved.

New Business

Field Day - Field Day will be at Marr Park, June 25 and 26, with setup June 24. Verticals and dipoles to be used, so there will be no guy wires and cables to trip over.
We will have an inside shelter house, phone, electricity and water.
Field Day shirts will be polo shirts this year. Contact ABØDX if you want one.

Club Picnic - June 11 at Lake Darling, starting at 10:00 A.M.
Pot luck meal at noon. WØOTM will provide the meat.
Bring a covered dish, table service and drink.
After the meal, sertup radios and have fun!

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:30 P.M.

April 21, 2011

Members in attendance: KBØNJP, WBØGAG, KCØWWV, W9QQ, KØBKL, KDØNJO, NØCHN, KCØYHU, WØOTM, KCØWGF, ABØDX, KBØSJN, NØWDB, KDØBSL

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's Report was presented and approved.

Old Business

Hamfest - changes for upcoming hamfests:
  • 2011 - No Ham bucks.
  • 2012 - increases in prices for gate, tables, and tailgating.
  • Add more vendors, demos, balloon launches, contests and other fun activities and presentation.
  • Seek out seminar presenters on ham radio and electronics.
VE Testing - May 14 at Alliant Energy building.
Sometime in June in Iowa City, and June 11 in Muscatine.

Des Moines Hamfest - Craig Rose spoke about this weekend's hamfest in Des Moines. There is no tailgating. Admission is $6.00.

AES Superfest - ABØDX showed pictures of the hamfest in Milwaukee, WI, and the club members that attended it.

iHAB - Iowa High Altitude Balloon project - April 30, Green Castle Club at Marion School.
There will be a VHF repeater and 20 meter beacon.

New Business

Field Day - Field Day Shirts for 2011 are available.

May Meeting - learning the TS 2000 radios in preparation for Field Day and beyond.

June Meeting - learning the Field Day logging program.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:35 P.M. Have a Great time and a Safe one for MOTHER'S DAY!

March 17, 2011

Members in attendance: KBØSJN Etta Boese, NØWDB Eugene Boese, KDØJHW Bill Thomas, KDØNJO Jane Crawford, NØCHN Earl McClure, K6DV Gene Powers, WØOTM Marshall Dias, ABØDX Mark Lukins, W9QQ Dave Plyman, KDØKJB Matt Plyman, KDØKJC Ryan Plyman, KDØNJP Robin Priestly, KØBKL John Anderson, KCØYHU Craig Rose.

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's Report was presented and approved.

Old Business

Pizza Ranch - Mark spoke about how we were turned down for fund raiser.

New Business

West Liberty Hamfest - Hamfest committee meeting will be April 16, 2011 in Washington.

Field Day - Discussed the cost and considered moving to a different location.
One club member donated the money to pay for the cost of the Field Day location.
Field Day will be at Marr Park.

Weather Spotter Class - April 5 at the Washington Library at 6:30 P.M.

Demon Dash - April 9 at the Washington Jr. High at 8:15 A.M.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 9:00 P.M.

Happy Easter

February 17, 2011

Members in attendance: KBØSJN Etta Boese, NØCHN Earl McClure, K6DV Gene Powers, KCØWGF Bill Long, KDØNJO Jane Crawford, K3JNZ Bill Hartley, KØBKL John Anderson, ABØDX Mark Lukins, KCØYHU Craig Rose, KDØJHW Bill Thomas, NØWDB Eugene Boese.

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's Report was presented and approved.

Old Business

Pizza Ranch - on hold until they let us know.

New Business

Web Site - Bruce was asked to do Web Free and his have his dues free also, the arrangement was a success.

Ham Fests
The Mahaska County swap meet at Oskaloosa, Iowa this Saturday starting at 8:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. or later. Located at the American Legion Hall at 302 High ave. East, Oskaloosa, Iowa. Talk in is145.90 146.2PL.

Seventeenth Annual Superfest April 1st & April 2nd. April 1 ( 2:00P.M. to 6:00 P.M.) April 2, (8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.) Location: is In the Warehouse of AES Milwaukee 5710 W Good Hope RD Milwaukee, WI 53223. Free Admission, and many things going on.

The DMRAA Ham Fest at the Iowa State Fair grounds in Des Moines, Iowa. 04-23-2011.

License Exams - next session is March 12.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 9:520 P.M.

January 20, 2011

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's Report was presented and approved.

Old Business

License Exams - next session is March 12.

Constitution & By Laws - corrections & changes read by Craig. Approved as read.

New Business

New License - congrats to Jane in getting her Tech. License!

Hamfest - Pictures on upload on Ham Fest & Field Day, were shown of the years 2009 & 2010 events.

Winter Field Day - last weekend of the month. Camper is available, also opened for suggestions.
Setup is to be already to go. This runs From Noon Saturday thru Noon Sunday.
Marshall, Bill & Mark are to get scheduling times and interests of people.

Two bills - Newspaper thank you to Riverside Casino, flowers for John Anderson. Approved to be paid.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 9:25 P.M.

October 21, 2010

Members in attendance: NØWDB Eugene Boese, K3JNZ Bill Hartley, Jane Crawford, KCØWGF Bill Long, KØBKL John Anderson, KDØJHW Bill Thomas, NØCHN Earl McClure, WØOTM Marshall Dias, K6DV Gene Powers, KBØSJN Etta Boese, KCØYHU Craig Rose, ABØDX Mark Lukins.

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.

Old Business

Flying Pigs Duathlon, September 25, 2010, was a success. A big thank you was given to all that helped.
West Liberty Hamfest, October 3, 2010, was a good event for the Seminars given by ARRL and ARES plus Skywarn by Donna Dubberke, National Weather Service.
The hamfest was enjoyed by all who helped. A thank you to the vendors and Muscatine Ham club.
Christmas Party - Robert's Buffet at Riverside Casino. Date will be December 14th or 21st, depending upon the weather. It is set for 6:30PM.

New Business

440 repeater

Everyone have a safe and fun Thanksgiving!

No further business, meeting adjourned at 9:00 P.M.

September 16, 2010

Members in attendance: NØXJY Brandon Witthoft, KDØKJB Matt Plyman, KDØKJC Ryan Plyman, W9QQ Dave Plyman, KDØJHW Bill Thomas, KØBKL John Anderson, Jane Crawford, K6DV Gene Powers, WØOTM Marshall Dias, KBØSJN Etta Boese, KCØYHU Craig Rose, Barb Rose, WBØGAG Bruce Dagel, KAØTLW Larry Crill, KDØJZB Jim LeDuc, NØWDB Eugene Boese, ABØDX Mark Lukins.

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's report read and approved.

Old Business

Preview of Hamfest and VE testing at West Liberty on October 3, 2010. Set up is October 2nd, and we need help.
Seminars by ARRL and ARES plus Skywarn by Donna Dubberke, National Weather Service.

New Business

Flying Pigs Duathlon bike and run event will be Saturday. September 25. We are invited to help with communications.
The check for the equipment has arrived.
VE testing will be on Saturday, November 13, 10:30 AM, at Alliant Energy in Washington.
The club picnic will be October 9 and the Christmas party needs planned.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 9:00 P.M.

August 19, 2010

Members in attendance: KDØKJB Matt Plyman, KDØKJC Ryan Plyman, W9QQ Dave Plyman, KØBKL John Anderson, Jane Crawford, K3JNZ Bill Hartley, K6DV Gene Powers, ABØDX Mark Lukins, KCØYHU Craig Rose, WBØGAG Bruce Dagel, NØXJY Brandon Witthoft, KCØWGF Bill Long, NØWDB Eugene Boese, KBØSJN Etta Boese.

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Treasurer's report read and approved.

Old Business

No matching fund yet.
Limited edition 2010 Field Day hats are here.
VE Test Session of Saturday, September 11 was a success.
Everyone was invited out to Bill Hartley's QTH for the September ARRL VHF QSO Party, beginning at 1:00 P. M.

New Business

Flying Pigs Duathlon bike and run event will be Saturday. September 25. We are invited to help with communications.
The club picnic and the Christmas party are coming up. Have thoughts ready to discuss next meeting.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 9:00 P.M.

July 15, 2010

Members in attendance: KBØSJN Etta Boese, K3JNZ Bill Hartley, KDØTLW Larry Grill, KCØWGF Bill Long, W9QQ Dave Plyman, KØBKL John Anderson, Jane Crawford, K6DV Gene Powers, KCØYHU Craig Rose, ABØDX Mark Lukins, KCØWWV Jerry Schroder, WBØGAG Bruce Dagel, NØWDB Eugene Boese, NØXJY Brandon Witthoft.

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.
Bills for food and gas for Field Day were givin to NØXJY and were approved to be paid.

Old Business

No matching fund yet.
Limited edition 2010 Field Day hats are here.
ABØDX explained our Field Day score.
Pictures from Field Day were shown.

New Business

VE Test Session Exams for all classes will be given September 11, 2010, between at 10:00 A.M. and noon.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 9:00 P.M..

June 17, 2010

Members in attendance: KBØSJN, KCØWWV, WBØGAG, KCØWGF, KEØMO, KØBKL, NØCHN, K6DV, KCØJHW, NØXJY, NØWDB, KCØYHU, ABØDX.
Guest: Jane Crawford

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved as read.
Treasurer's report approved as read.

Old Business

Matching funds from EMC (we haven't heard from them on the corrections to the original contract) have not been received.

New Business

40 meter antenna add on is in production, to be canceled, and one is to be purchased from a private individual for $165.00, shipped, to arrive before Field Day!

Field Day hats have been ordered by Earl. Cost $10.00 each.

No further business, meeting adjourned.

May 20, 2010

Members in attendance: K3JNZ, KØBKL, WBØGAG, KCØWWV, K6DV, KCØYHU, KBØSJN, NØWDB, NØCHN, KEØMO, KCØJHW, ABØDX, KCØWGF, KDØLAV, and NØSFH.
Guest: Jane Crawford

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved.

Old Business

Update on the trailers, 1st is almost done, 2nd is yet to be fixed up for Field Day.

Field Day is out at the fair grounds.

Setup for Field Day is June 26

Earl moved that the members help with the food. Tom seconded and the motion passed.

Dayton Hamfest
Some of the members of the club went out to Dayton, OH. All had a grand time with lots to look at and buy.

No further business, meeting adjourned.

April 15, 2010

Members in attendance: NØXJY, NØCHN, KØBKL, WBØGAG, K6DV, KCØYHU, KCØWGF, KDØKJB, W9QQ, ABØDX, K3JNZ, KEØMO, KBØSJN.
Guest: Barb Rose

Previous meeting minutes were presented and approved as corrected.
Treasurer's report approved as read.

Old Business

Washington Demon Dash for Cash, starts at 8:00 AM, Saturday, April 17, 2010.

New Business

A trailer has been donated to the Club for a tower. Gene Powers donated a second trailer.
Craig moved that we allow $100.00 to get second trailer up to par, motion passed.

Last weekend in May for training for Field Day setup and tear down with safety.

Bylaws and constitution committee, Craig, Earl, Bill H., Mark

Field Day appointments:

  • Bill Hartley for Safety Chairman
  • Craig for Log Person

Next month's program is on Field Day logging on laptops.

No further business, meeting adjourned.

March 18, 2010

Members in attendance: KCØYHU, K3JNZ, K6DV, ABØDX, KBØJHW, NØXJY , WØOTM, W9QQ, KØBKL, KCØWGF, WAØRJU, KDØKJC, KDØKJB, WBØGAG,NØCHN, KBØSJN, NØWDB.
Guest: Mitch

Previous meeting minutes were presented, corrected and approved.
Treasurer's report approved as read.

Old Business

New Equpment presented is covered by insurance..

New Business

Upcoming events
  • Mahaska Hams Swapmeet
  • Washington Demon Dash for Cash: date for Run/Walk is April 17, 2010.
  • Solon Beef Days needs help during the parade at intersections.
  • Amish Bike Ride (AHCAST) - will talk about this later.
  • Field Day - We will practice safety in putting up and taking down the antennas before Fiels Day weekend.
No further business, meeting adjourned.

February 18, 2010

Members in attendance: NØXJY, NØWDB, KBØSJN, K3JNZ, W9QQ, Matt and Brian (both took and passed the Tech. test), ABØDX, K6DV, KCØYHU, KCØJHW, NØCHN.

Previous meeting minutes approved as read.
Treasurer's report approved as read.

Old Business

Repeater update: working on it.

Additional funding for communications equipment.

New Business

Upcoming events
  • Mahaska Hams Swapmeet, March 20, 2010, at the American Legion Hall.
  • Weather Spotters' training, March 17, 2010 at Riverside Fire Hall, 6:30 PM.
  • Weather Spotters' training, April 7, 2010 at Wayland Fire Station, 6:30 PM.
  • Solon Beef Days (July?).
  • Amish Bike Ride (AHCAST).
  • 5K run, April 17, 2010, in Washington.
  • Field Day: last weekend of June.
Earl and Craig moved that the fairgrounds be used for Field Day. Motion carried.

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.

January 18, 2010

Members in attendance: NØXJY, NØWDB, KBØSJN, ABØDX, W9QQ, Matt, Brian, K3JNZ, KCØYHU, NØCHN.
Guests: WØNDB, NØSKF, WØOTM, NØXOA.

Previous meeting minutes approved as read.
Treasurer's report approved as read.

Old Business

Insurance was put on hold for now.

Emergency Management for January 28.

New Business

Hamfest 2010: the Boy Scouts wil take care of the wiener roast for the evening meal at West Liberty..

No further business, meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM.

Mark demonstrated what to do and what not to do on the radios.

December 17, 2009

Attendance: NØWDB, KBØSJN, NØCHN, K3JNZ, KCØWGF, KCØOFQ, ABØDX, New member KA9AKC

Old Business

Minutes & Treasurers Report read and approved.

Casino Grant equipment purchases reviewed. Club has received two HF antennas already.

New Business

Discussion of the ARLB037 bill.

2010 Officer Elections
ABØDX     president
NØCHN vice president
Etta Boese secretary
NØXJY treasurer

Yearly financial meeting was opened and held.

Treasurers report was discussed.

Financial meeting was adjourned.

Tower discussion was held by NØCHN.

Meeting adjourned 8:38 PM

November 19, 2009

Attendance: WAØRJU, NØCHN, ABØDX, KØBKL, KCØYHU, K3JNZ, Barb Rose, NØXJY, KA9AKC

Old Business

Minutes & Treasurers Report read and approved.

Nominations for 2010 officers were made as follows:
Treasurer:   Brandon W.
Secretary:   Etta B. (Not presently a member. Would need to agree to become a member to hold an office)
V. President:   Earl M.
President:   Mark L.

October 15, 2009

Members in attendance: WAØRJU, KBØSJN, NØWDB, ABØDX, K3JNZ, NØCHN, KCØOFQ, NØXJY, and John Kauble.

Previous meeting minutes and treasures report were presented and approved.

New Business

John Kauble brought an antenna down for our viewing to replace current repeater antenna. After short discussion, motion made to purchase antenna for $300. Motion carried.

Repeater PL tone will be 146.2

Hamfest reviewed as a success.

The fall riverboat grant application was turned in.

Christmas party will be on November 20th, 2009

November meeting will be nominations for officers.

Program by KC0OFQ followed the meeting.

June 18, 2009

Business meeting called to order by ABØDX

11 members present were KCØWGF, ABØDX, NØCHN, NØWDB, WBØGAG, KØBKL, KBØSJN, ABØYR, KØBGL, KCØOFQ, & NØXJY

Old Business

Minutes & Treasurers Report read and approved.

Riverboat Grant has been declined

KCØWGF talked about Wal-Mart grant he applied for

Kids day has been passed on

June VHF contest was good at K3JNZ’s station

New Business

Field Day

centralized, networked logging
digital, VHF/UHF, 2 HF, and 1 CW station
$10 for logging software  (motion to purchase by WB0GAG & K0BKL)
discussed equipment to take out
discussed food options

Meeting adjourned.

March 19, 2009

Business meeting started at 7:09 PM called to order by ABØDX

11 members present were KCØWGF, ABØDX, NØCHN, WAØRJU, WBØGAG, KØBKL, KBØSJN, NØWDB, NØXJY, KCØOFQ, K3JNZ

Old Business

Weather Spotter info handed out. Weather spotting was discussed.

Discussed how vague the new wireless law is. The bill has died for the year.

April 18 is amateur radio awareness day. Opportunity for a special event station discussed. Enough interest is generated to do something that day.

Dues need to be paid if you haven't already.

Work started on the Riverboat Foundation Grant.

Osky Hamfest Flier handed out.

Minutes & Treasurers Report presented to members.
Minutes: KCØOFQ, & NØWDB moved and seconded, motion approved.
Treasures Report: WBØGAG, & KBØSJN moved and seconded, motion approved.

New Business-

Technician classes at school were discussed. Fliers will be distributed to students. If enough interest, will then take steps to make a class schedule.

On 40 meters from 7100-7200 will be off limits to broadcast stations.

Location of Field Day discussed. The fairgrounds seemed to be the favorite spot. Will try to get that again. Mark will pursue that location.

Field trip to KCRG TV & WMT radio in Cedar Rapids. Friday March 27 was first choice. Wednesday March 25 was second choice.

Hamfest 2009 fliers were passed out. Take note of the full color tickets & flyers

Meeting adjourned at 8:11 PM, moved by Earl NØCHN and second by Etta KBØSJN

February 19, 2009

Business meeting started at 7:01 PM called to order by ABØDX

Members present were WBØGAG, Etta KBØSJN, Gene NØWDB, John KØBKL, Brandon NØXJY, and Earl NØCHN

Minutes, Treasurers Report, and Current Member Roster presented to members.
Minutes approved by Earl NØCHN and Gene NØWDB
Treasurers Report approved by John KØBKL, seconded by Gene NØWDB

Old Business

Storm Spotting at Brighton Fire Dept on February 26, 2009. 6 PM to 9 PM

VE session went well. Two of three persons upgraded license classes.
Books available to study.

Mark is researching antennas for repeater. Item is still tabled.

New Business-

Amateur Radio Awareness Day, April 18, 2009. K3JNZ, ABØDX, and NØCHN are brainstorming ideas of a demo at the school. Possibly have a class and a VE session.

Starting work on Riverboat Grant for 2009

Oskaloosa Swapmeet on March 21, 2009

Hamfest tickets and flyers have been ordered. 25th Hamfest.

Mark, Vance, and Craig Rose are off to NGØPs QTH to help with station setup on Saturday.

Meeting adjourned at 8:12 PM, moved by Earl NØCHN and second by Etta KBØSJN

January 15, 2009

Meeting began with a program by CVARC members on APRS.
Program began at 7:00 PM and concluded at 8:55 pm.

Business meeting started at 9:03 pm called to order by ABØDX.
Members present were Mark, Earl, Gene, Brandon.

No Minutes from Previous Meeting.
Treasurer Report Unavailable.

Old Business

Repeater Antenna discussion.
John Kauble has a fiberglass antenna available for <$600 installed.
Item tabled.

New SWR meter arrived for permanent install at repeater site $73.76

Check with Andy about reimbursement to Earl

VE test on Sat, Jan 31 at 2:00pm
VEs need to be here at 1:30pm

Kit building for February program, get your kit or something you want to build

February 9 is next meeting for Muscatine club.
Mark would like Earl and Brandon to go with over to figure out hamfest issues.

New Business-

Check on unpaid dues and if members are interested in staying members.
Keep membership list current.

NGØP & KCØYHU are newest paid members.
NGØP needs some help getting a station together. Looking for donations of some sort.

Website is constantly updated. Check it out.

Try 88* on the echolink, it gives weekly updated worldwide amateur news.

Muscatine has new echolink node. KCØWWV

World Radio has been sold to CQ. Subscriptions to world radio will be turned into CQ.
World radio will be an all digital publication.

Meeting adjourned at 9:45

First by Earl, second by Gene.