Lapeer County Amateur Radio Association
Meeting Minutes- September 12, 2017
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm by our President Gerret KD8YUK. There were 11 members and guests in attendance.
Congratulations and welcome to Doug KE8HSF for obtaining his technician license and good luck for his upcoming general examination.
No additional nominations were received for the Association’s leadership positions. By unanimous acclamation of the membership present, the following were re-elected.
- President- Gerret KD8YUK
- Vice President- Kevin KB8TAR
- Treasurer- Bill KD8VP*
- Secretary- Lee N8LJ
*This will be Bill’s last year as treasurer. It’s time for someone to step up and prepare to take over this position. The position is not hard and doesn’t require much time. Remember no Treasurer, no association.
Bill KD8VP is recovering from a double knee replacement. We wish him our best during his recovery.
FLdigi training will be held September 13th and 20th at 7:00pm. The frequency will be 145.010 Mhz. September 30th will be a state wide SET exercise.
Mike KN8Z submitted our repeater information to the MIARC database. The committee to study an upgrade to digital technology had no report.
The official meeting ended at 7:44pm followed by “Ask Elmer” discussions
Ask Elmer discussions
FT-8 digital modes, Recommendations for mobile FM transceivers, Mesh system interfaces, Ask Elmer session ended at 8:45pm
Note: Due to some technical difficulties, the October Waveguide is delayed. To support the October club meeting, the minutes are being published here separately. The Waveguide will be out later this month. -Gerret, KD8YUK
The (award winning!) Waveguide is available here – and learn more about that ‘award-winning’ bit: 2017-09 Sep Waveguide
- Officer Reports
- General Announcements
- Officer Elections
- Ask Elmer / Social Gathering
The August club meeting/Picnic will be at Cramton Park at 6:30pm on August 8th. See the Waveguide for details.
The August Waveguide is available here: http://w8lap.com/newsite/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2017-08-Aug-Waveguide.pdf
The June club meeting is June 13, 7:30pm at the Lapeer County Emergency Operations / Dispatch Center.
June is Field Day, and we will be doing a working meeting to plan Field Day’s activities. All are welcome and invited to come and be part of the club’s ‘vacation style’ operating for Field Day. See the Waveguide for more information about Field Day.
Download the June 2017 Waveguide: 2017-06JuneWaveguide
The May Meeting is on Tuesday, May 9th, 7:30 pm at the Lapeer County Dispatch/EOC.
The evening’s presentation will be a photo tour of the State Emergency Operations Center from the trip made by members of the ARES team in January. (It’s a marvel of engineering, with special consideration for Amateur Radio – don’t miss it!)
Also available is the May Waveguide, downloadable here, including photographs from the recent Simulated Emergency Test (SET) held in Lapeer County.
The April 2017 Waveguide is available below!
Also, the April club meeting is April 11, 7:30pm at the Lapeer County EOC. We’ll be watching an encore presentation of an excellent overview of the various digital ham technologies in the market today, including Fusion, DSTAR, and DMR.
Our thanks to the Toledo Mobile Radio Association (http://www.tmrahamradio.org/) and especially to presenter Zack Burns who graciously allow us to present his presentation. As a side note, they put on a great hamfest!
The next club meeting is on Tuesday, January 10th at the Lapeer EOC, and we want to see your new gadgets! Bring your latest acquisition (or if it’s too big, bring a picture!), and share the new year cheer with your fellow hams.
We’ll also be hosting Ask Elmer, so bring those ham radio questions, too.
Looking forward to seeing you all there,