Meeting Minutes – March 2018

Meeting Minutes

March 13, 2018

7 in attendance, call to order at 7:10pm

–          KC9MCC, K9ZMU, KD9HAE, KE1THA, KD9GBJ, K9OTY, KC9JKV

Treasurers’ Report: 2440.46

Old Business

–          Books have not been ordered yet.  We will distribute to members to give to their local libraries.

–          Have not heard anything new from the hospital. New repeater is ready now.  Try and schedule the install soon.  This will allow us to tie the repeater sites together. Platteville mobile users will be able to call into the Beetown repeater using the Platteville repeater, and vice versa.

New Business

–          Update membership list with paid members for this year, send emails out

o   In the future, we would like to give out a membership list of contact info to our members.

–          Picnic location, Kent K9ZMU will contact the museum to secure our date.

–          Need a sticker design to put in the library books, advertising our club.

–          Swapped stories about learning soldering. Zinc chloride flux is a bad choice for circuit boards and will short out everything.  Normal rosin core solder or no-clean flux is a better choice.

–          Field day is upcoming.  Discussion on location and having better signage.

–          Discussion on the possibility of taking our trailer to the Grant County Fair

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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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