MHARC Minutes – September 4, 2014

Meeting Minutes
September 4, 2014

Attendees: John, WL7M; Max, WA7B; Van, KL7AN; Ed, VE6NH/; Huck, KL3IN; Tom, KL3TC; Ed, KL7UW, Jim, KL3XW; Skip, KL7NN; Ron, W8PVZ.

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

B. Approval of Minutes
The minutes of the meeting held on August 8, 2014 were presented. Max, WA7B, moved the minutes be accepted, seconded by Van, KL7AN. Motion passed.

C. Treasurer’s Report

D. Old Business:
Huck, KL3IN, obtained a list of available KL7xx call signs. John, WL7M, will send it out to the members via the mailing list and solicit opinions. The discussion will continue at the October meeting. We are looking for a call sign that will work well for both CW and SSB.

John, WL7M, briefed everyone on the Alaska Section Emergency Test (SET) scheduled for October 11. More details will be available at the October meeting. The hope is to test the new Pactor modem, providing it arrives in time for the SET.

The EOC dipole now covers both 80 and 40 meters, thanks to some new traps made by Larry, KL7FG.

Huck, KL7IN, report the borough helped install a new Arrow Antennas J-Pole at the EOC. This should greatly improve our local 2-meter coverage over the temporary antenna we were using previously.

Discussed the Hamfest. John agreed to contact the Homer club about the possibility of hosting the 2015 “Kenai Peninsula Hamfest.” Ed, KL7UW, said our hamfest normally requires four months lead time for planning, etc.

E. New Business
Huck, KL3IN, gave a presentation on the ham radio portion of the draft evaluation for the 2014 Alaska Shield exercise. Once the final version is available it will be available for people to read. Comments about MHARC’s participation were largely positive.

F. Announcements:

G. Adjournment:
No further business was brought forward and the meeting was adjourned.

H. Program:

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