MHARC Minutes – Dec. 6, 2012

Moose Horn Amateur Radio Club
Meeting Minutes
December 6, 2012

Opening:
The regular monthly meeting of the Moose Horn Amateur Radio Club was called to order at 1900 on December 6, 2012 by President Max Carpenter, WA7B, at the EOC in Soldotna.

Attendees:
Max, WA7B; Bill, KL7RHJ; Ed, VE6NH/; Huck, KL3IN; Tim, KL3CV, John, WL7M and Robert, AL2B.

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

B. Approval of Minutes
The minutes of the meeting held on November 8, 2012 were read. Huck, KL3IN, moved the minutes be accepted as corrected, seconded by Ed. VE6NH/, motion passed.

C. Treasurer’s Report

D. Old Business:
Future ham classes or testing was discussed. Robert, AL2B, and Bill, KL7RHJ, both stated they have had inquiries from interested individuals about both. Pres. Max suggested that interested parties be advised to go online where they can accomplish the learning stage, and when they feel competent, we can provide testing if we can get at least three people wishing to test.

The local IRLP situation was again discussed. Robert, AL2B, stated a new reflector is in the works for Alaska and may be available in the next month or so. Huck, KL3IN, moved to table the issue on how to resolve the local IRLP problem until the expected return of Don Merry in early 2013. This was seconded by Bill, KL7RHJ, motion passed.

John, WL7M, has finalized correction of his “advertising” bulletin relating to amateur radio and will now see about costs of publishing.

E. New Business:
Holiday Dinner will be discussed at the January meeting.

Dues for 2013 were discussed and it was moved by ED, VE6NH/ and seconded by Huck, KL3IN and passed to be set as follows:
Individual – $12 per year or pro-rated monthly
Family – $20 per year or pro-rated monthly
Youth to age 18, free
Newly licensed hams are granted a free membership to the MHARC for the first year
as a licensed ham.
Elections were held for officers for 2013, resulting in the following:
President, John Pfeifer, WL7M
Vice-President, Max Carpenter, WA7B
Secretary-Treasurer, Bill Nelson, KL7RHJ

Discussion ensued on how to get more attendance and participation at the club meetings. Members were urged to step forward and offer ideas on programs for the future. It is believed that there is a lot of talent in the membership that could be shared in future meetings.

F. Announcements:
None

G. Adjournment:
No further business was brought forward and Huck, KL3IN, moved to adjourn at 2030, seconded by Ed, VE6NH/, motion passed.

H. Program:
None

I. Agenda for Next Meeting:
Plan Christmas Potluck
John, WL7M, will do a presentation on VLF and will bring a couple VLF receivers and demonstrate this mode.

Minutes submitted by: Bill Nelson – Secretary/Treasurer

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