May 24, 2016

Grande Ronde Radio Association: Minutes of 5/24/2016

Meeting called to order by Ted at 19:16 PST.

Michael Read the minutes from last Meeting, Minutes approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Current Balance is $2426.20

20 Paid Members and families

Old Business:

  • 7qp
    • 3 club members participated
    • Talked about experiences with contests.
  • Field days
    • Ted would like to see 3 or 4 stations, working in pairs
      • One person operating and one entering call signs
      • Mike to be network guy
      • Talked about logging software
      • June 28th meeting is after field day
  • Ted to build an end fed with a friend, and possibly bring to field day.
  • Gus to go to the city counsel to for club to use the facility
    • Should know by the june/july sometime
  • Charlene’s [KC7RQF] memorial celebration at Emigrant Springs state park june 11th

New Business

  • VHF Contests
    • June 11th through 13th
  • Seapack
    • Giant flea market
    • The seminars are good per Larry and Ted
    • Quite a bit of “computer junk”, but vendors still have Radios
  • Club radio and club tuner, is in the possession of Ted.
  • Ted has the club canopies and the sandwich sign, Joel has banner
  • Barbara Hicks’ [KB7DRI] Memorial service is at the Presbyterian church on 18th of June at 2pm, bash at Graham Hicks’ home after ward, no dark colors, bright colors only
  • Don, has been having problems with his vhf radio
  • Talked about different towers and coax.

Joel had show and tell for a center support for a sloper antenna. Joel also made a stand for handheld radios. He uses a J-pole for this radio with some adaptor connections and uses an external speaker/mic for this radio. Works pretty good with all of the repeaters in the valley

Gus surprised us with a visit!

Watch your email for field day alerts, and info for upcomming events!

meeting Adjourned at 20:22 PST

Attendees: 12

W7GFA Gary Anger

KD7JG Joel Hinshaw

W4PJS Graham Hicks

KD7CEM Don Magee

KE7LXY Brent Linville

W7IXZ Larry Wilson

KG7UAV Mike Abernathy

KF7STP Mike Orcutt

N7NSL Ted Ivester

W7IYA Nancy Wilson

Wife#1 Sharron Linville

Fire Chief Gus Bryant