Central Idaho Amateur
Radio Club
CIARC Meeting Minutes - April 2012
Meeting Minutes - April 2012

Attending Members:

Callsign Name
W7LCC David McQuade
KB7BVR Kermit Peterson
KF7JPJ Bob Renn
N7IBC Larry Stokes
KE7EFF Jim Tracy
KE7KQE Martin Tushkowski
W7CIA Ray Montagne
KB7BVS Philip Good
W7HXU Leonard Crogh


Callsign Name
KC5HOM Mark Yelderman

Agenda Items
  1. Membership Report.
    • No new members
    • Number of members in good standing remains at 13
  2. Treasurer's Report.
    • Bob Renn (KF7JPJ) reports the club balance remains at $1377.58.
  3. Rotating Net Control.
    • Ray Montagne (W7CIA) has volunteered to perform net control operator duties for the 2nd and 4th weeks of May 2012 (i.e. May 10th & 24th).
    • Larry Stokes has volunteered to perform net control operator duties for the 3rd week of May 2012 (i.e. May 18th).
    • Note that no net control volunteer was located for the 4th week of May (i.e. May 31st).
  4. Repeater Report.
    • 2-meter repeater status
      • Ray Montagne (W7CIA) brought pictures and block diagrams to show the current state of the repeater rebuild. Status included:
        • All VHF equipment, sans isolator, has been installed and wired.
        • The controller is now being interfaced to the VHF equipment.
        • Conversion and installation of the 33cm equipment is pending completion of the VHF portion of the repeater.
        • A document that describes why the rebuild is so extensive and the planned implementation has been posted at What is being done, why and how.
        • As previously directed by the club, an 80 watt KLM VHF amplifier was acquired from Bill Leoppard (K1BMW). The cost was $100. Reimbursement to Bill was approved by vote and a check was cut by Bob Renn (KF7JPJ). Ray Montagne to deliver payment.
    • The quest for a 2-meter isolator or circulator is on-going.
  5. McCall Trail Running Classic (July 14, 2012)
    • Planning:
      • RF Coverage Survey to be carried out once the snow melts enough to gain access.
      • The following Amateur Radio operators have volunteered to staff this event:
        • Martin Tushkowski (KE7KQE)
        • Bob Renn (KF7JPJ)
        • Philip Good (KB7BVS)
        • Larry Stokes (N7IBC)
        • Kermit Peterson (KB7BVS)
        • Ray Montagne (W7CIA)
      • Indemnification & Liability Discussion
      • Martin will request the following from Jeremy Humphrey:
        • Named Trails
        • Waypoint names (including Latitude & Longitude)
        • Scanned map images
        • Details on release of liability and how CIARC is covered
        This information is needed because neither the U.S. Forest Service maps or the USGS 1:25000 Topographical Maps provide trail information or all U.S. Forest Service road names.
  6. IMTUF 100 (October 6-7, 2012)
    • It does not appear that we have sufficient man power to staff for this event.