MHARC Minutes – May 2, 2013

Moose Horn Amateur Radio Club
Meeting Minutes
May 2, 2013

Opening:
The monthly meeting of the Moose Horn Amateur Radio Club was called to order at 1920 on May 2, 2013 by President John Pfeifer, WL7M, at the EOC in Soldotna.

Attendees:
John, WL7M; Bill, KL7RHJ;  Robert, KL2RU;  Vic, KL7VIC;  Skip, KL7NN; Huck, KL3IN;  Ed, KL7EBE;  Chuck, NL7PW; Tim, KL3CV, Ed, VE6NH/,  Tom Clyde and Ted Johnson.

A.        Approval of Agenda
The agenda was presented for informational purposes.

B.         Approval of Minutes
The minutes of the meeting held on April 4, 2013 were read.  Vic, KL7VIC moved that the minutes be accepted, seconded by Huck, KL3IN, motion passed.

C.      Treasurer’s Report

D.     Old Business:
IRLP – No update, as Robert, AL2B, is still looking for another location to place it. Bill, KL7RHJ will follow up.

President John, WL7M, has attempted to update the Club website, but the server is down. He’s had conversation with the individual who is hosting the site, and it seems to be at a lower priority, so it may be some days yet before it is back on line. John presented information on another system that he is familiar with and is a lot easier to use. It seems to be more dependable, and he suggested the Club might want to move to this system. The cost would be around $2.00 a month. After discussion, Huck, KL3IN, moved that John research this further with our current host, and if he can’t provide this alternate service, we move to the site presented by John. This was seconded by Vic, KL7VIC. John will follow up and give a report at the June meeting.

Field Day: June 22/23, 2013.Vic and Bill tried a mobile rig in the area of the Wal-Mart store in Kenai and did not find any significant interference. This will be followed up with a better antenna and one of them will discuss getting permission with the Manager of Wal-Mart for permission to set up for field day if the Club elects to host the event at that location this year.

Hamfest: This event is scheduled for July 13, 1000 to 1600. It will be held at the EOC building. Advertising is in the May edition of the Anchorage Radio Club newsletter. A budget for door prizes and raffle items was requested for $500. Vic, KL7VIC, so moved, seconded by Ed, VE6NH/, motion passed. Suggested raffle items were a 2M base/mobile, 2M HH and an antenna. Bill, KL7RHJ, will procure these items.

·         Highway clean-up scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2013

·         Need ideas for programs

E.     New Business:
Huck, KL3IN, said the KPB has around 50 or so 12 volt marine batteries that are surplus and are available to Club members. Huck will get more information and will let interested members know more about them.

Summer picnic was set for July 20 at Vic’s place. More on this later.

F.    Announcements:
Max, WA7B, is in the hospital recovering from knee surgery
Robert, AL2B, is putting his home on the market and hopes to move to Idaho where he will be nearer family.

A successful testing session was held prior to the meeting with the following results:
Tim Smith, KL3CV, passed the Extra Class test
Tom Clyde passed the Technician an General tests
Ted Johnson passed the Technician test
Janice Carlton passed the Technician test
Chris Coombes passed the Technician test

G.    Adjournment:
No further business was brought forward and Skip, KL7NN moved to adjourn at 2035, seconded by ED, VE6NH/, motion passed.

H.    Program:
None.

I.     Agenda for Next Meeting:
Continue discussion of Field Day, Ham Fest, Website, IRLP,  Batteries

Minutes submitted by:         Bill Nelson – Secretary/Treasurer

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