MHARC Minutes – Mar. 7, 2013

Moose Horn Amateur Radio Club
Meeting Minutes
March 7, 2013

Opening:
The monthly meeting of the Moose Horn Amateur Radio Club was called to order at 1900 on March 7, 2013 by President John Pfeifer, WL7M, at the EOC in Soldotna.

Attendees:
John, WL7M; Max, WA7B; Bill, KL7RHJ; Ed, VE6NH/; Van, KL7AN; Tim, KL3CV, Robert, KL2RU; Vic, KL7VIC; Skip, KL7NN; Huck, KL3IN; Ed, KL7UW; Ed, KL7EBE; and guest Tom Clyde.

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

B. Approval of Minutes
There was no meeting in February due to the weather. The minutes of the meeting held on January 3, 2013 were read. Huck, KL3IN, moved the minutes be accepted, seconded by Van, KL7AN, motion passed.

C. Treasurer’s Report

D. Old Business:
No update on the local IRLP situation. It is thought that Robert, AL2B is looking for a new site, or he may move it back to the home of Don Merry, KL2AO.

The potential State QSO Party has not materialized as yet, and attendees felt that if it does, we could participate individually if we so chose.

Vic, KL7VIC, said that the replacement set of fenders for the tower trailer have arrived and he has applied undercoating and a finish coat to them. He asked if someone had a cutting torch as he needed some cutting performed on the mounts on the replacement axles. KL3CV, said he had a cutting outfit and he could help Vic with this.

President John said he hopes to work on the Club website this coming weekend in hopes of updating it.

E. New Business:
Several club members attended a meeting at the EOC concerning an emergency planning session and participation in the Arctic Shield exercise slated for March of 2014. Participants at this time are the OEM and Kenai Peninsula Borough. Huck, KL3IN, gave a power point presentation outlining some dates, likely participants and a few objectives. Attendees felt this would be a good opportunity for the amateur radio community to offer their services and capabilities to the OEM. This will be followed up by the Club. Part of this discussion also included that it would be timely to check out and visit the amateur stations set up at the various Peninsula hospitals.

Ed, KL7UW, offered to chair a potential a Club sponsored Ham Fest in July. Dates suggested were July 13th or 20th. These dates will be checked for conflicts with other community events. Bill, KL7RHJ, was asked to again
assist in procuring door prize items. After discussion, Huck, KL3IN, moved to authorize the event, seconded by Van, KL7AN, motion passed.
Bill, KL7RHJ, said there are several individuals interested in ham classes or testing. Max, WA7,B suggested a testing session for the first part of May. Bill will find a location and contact interested individuals.

F. Announcements:
None

G. Adjournment:
No further business was brought forward and Ed, VE6NH/, moved to adjourn at 2025, seconded by Van, KL7AN, motion passed.

H. Program:
Due to the lengthy business discussion, Ed, VE6NH/, showed only a portion of the antenna video. This will continue at the next meeting.

I. Agenda for Next Meeting:
Further discussion of the Ham Fest

Discuss participation in upcoming events such as Soldotna Safety Days, Highway Cleanup, Field Day, etc.

Testing Session

Invite Scott Walden or Dan Nelson as a guest speaker at a future meeting to give us more information on Arctic Shield 2014.

Minutes submitted by: Bill Nelson – Secretary/Treasurer

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