Meeting Minutes – April 2018

Meeting Minutes – April 10th, 2018

Call to order:

12 in attendance.  KC9MCC Alvin Bontreger, KC9JKV Dustin Westaby, KD9GBJ Scott Onson, KEITHA Keith Amdahl, KD9HAE Joe Feyen, K9OT Paul Dewiite, KB9LIE Peg Haese, K9OTY Denny Schaal, N9ZLK John McFadden, K9DLI Dick Jones, KC9BGA Hap Daus, KC9YEL Dave Weber

Old Business:

–          Reading and approval of previous meeting minutes

–          Treasurers report: $2167.26 + dues to deposit – bills to pay

–          Alliant Grant was marked as paid, but has not showed up yet.  We are on track to run out of money with our current plans for the year at the Badger Camp repeater.

–          We want to write a grant proposal to the Platteville Community Fund.

New Business:

–          Installed the new repeater at the hospital.  Small hiccup on the internet, we need a port forwarded to our Wire-X’s static ip address.  IT is aware of our issues. Hap will make some phone calls.

–          Badger Camp doesn’t have the money to put up a tower they have and has requested our assistance.  Our club would love to help them fundraise for the purpose of erecting their tower.  Badger Camp has welcomed our club to install one of our repeaters on their tower once installed.  The location of the Badger Camp site is ideal for the area, highest elevation around.  Current project estimate is above $6,000.

o   Action: Confirm price to install

o   Action: Write grants and collect donations

–          Discussion on bumping up the power on the Beetown repeater’s transmitter from 20W to 50.  Originally, we set it lower to prevent it from burning out.

–          Field Day will be setup like last year.  Setup in the parking lot of the engineering building of UW-P.

–          Hap offered a wooden sign holder mounted on a 2×2 post that we can tack a poster to use for field day weekend.

o   Action: Dustin will contact Hap for the post dimensions, then order a poster to fit the frame to promote field day.

Adjournment at 7:54pm

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Greetings Everyone!

All amateurs and those interested in amateur radio are welcome at club meetings and events.

The Hidden Valleys Amateur Radio Club is a small friendly club located in the hills and valleys of Southwestern Wisconsin. Our members participate in Field Day, Wisconsin QSO parties, local community service activities, and also offer ham licensing classes. Many of us are trained storm spotters, some have CPR, and a few have multiple Red Cross certifications.

Our club meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM in the lower level of the Southwest Health Center in Platteville Wisconsin. We have a weekly Sunday night net meeting at 7:30 PM on the N0WLU repeater on 146.895Mhz 114.8 pl. All check-ins are welcome.

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