Meeting Minutes – September 2017

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.  

Hospital Report

Bill KD8VP is recovering from a double knee replacement. We wish him our best during his recovery.

EC Report

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.

Repeater Report  

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

Respectfully submitted,

Lee  N8LJ

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

LCARA Elects Slate of Officers for 2016-2017

pinAt the September 14, 2016 meeting, members of the Lapeer County Amateur Radio Association elected a new slate of officers for the 2016-2017 year.

As previously communicated, Gordon Miller, KD8TXW stepped down as President, largely due to personal commitments.  Gordon served as the Association President for the 2015-2016 year, and introduced a variety of presenters and format changes to the meetings.  Gordon’s quiet leadership will be missed.

The elected slate of officers is as follows, and takes effect on October 1, 2016, running through September 30, 2017.

President: Gerret Peters, KD8YUK

Vice President: Kevin Boxey, KB8TAR

Treasurer: William (Bill) Miller, KD8VP

Secretary: Lee Dziekan, N8LJ

Repeater Trustee: Mike Zedan, KN8Z

Waveguide Editor: OPEN POSITION*

*  As a condition of accepting the nomination to President, Gerret Peters, KD8YUK, is resigning as Waveguide Editor.  The Waveguide Editor is in a unique and advantaged position within the Association, having an opportunity to share and shape public opinion of the club.  Interested members should contact Gerret directly at (

New Website Launches

Hello, and welcome to the newly-updated W8LAP website.  The web team is in the process of making a few new connections and soldering up a few loose ones, so excuse the clutter on the bench as we get the site ready for the big show.