Central Idaho Amateur
Radio Club
CIARC Meeting Minutes - November 2014
Meeting Minutes - November 2014

Attending Members
Call Sign First Last
AD7IW Tim Bailey
KG7GKK Bill Beckham
KG7OGQ Christian Beckham
W7HXU Lenard Crogh
KG7MFC Karin Didisse
KG7GKN Mike Huston
KG7GKO Dan Kallies
K7HCS Bill Mayfield
W7LCC David McQuade
W7CIA Ray Montagne
KF7JPJ Bob Renn
N7IBC Larry Stokes
KG7GKS Richard Wagner

Attending Guests
Call Sign First Last
N7YLN Tony Gipe
KE7KQE Martin Tushkowski

Agenda Items
  1. Membership Report. [Bob Renn - KF7JPJ]

    Family 10
    Individual 17
    Life 1
    Total 28

  2. Treasurer's Report. [Bob Renn - KF7JPJ]

    Balance 2006.42
    Outstanding Debits 0.00
    Outstanding Deposits 0.00

  3. Nominations for Election of 2015 CIARC Officers. [Lenard Crogh - W7HXU]

    In December of 2012, the CIARC constitution was amended to eliminate the office of the Vice President, and to allow for the Secretary-Treasurer to be split into two offices that consist of the Secretary and Treasurer.

    The following nominations were put forward for elections, which will be held at the December meeting.

    President Lenard Crogh - W7HXU
    Richard Wagner - KG7GKS
    Secretary Ray Montagne - W7CIA
    Treasurer Bob Renn - KF7JPJ

    There was floor discussion on whether to restore, through constitutional amendment, the office of the Vice President. Ray Montagne (W7CIA) to write proposal to constitution changes to re-establish the office of the Vice President, with similar language to the original constitution. Coincidental to the proposal to update the constitution, the by-laws should have an accompanying change to allow holding a special election in the event that a new office is established within the constitution. This will be presented to the membership for review / modification at the December meeting. The earliest vote on any amendment would be in January 2015.

  4. 70cm Repeater [Ray Montagne - W7CIA]

    It has been observed that the 70cm repeater is not functioning correctly. Both the receiver and transmitter performance are impacted. This would seem to imply that the antenna and feed-line are involved. Near term site access is not likely with snow present on Brundage Mt.

  5. St. Lukes Hospital [Richard Wagner - KG7GKS]

    Richard reports that he talked with Tim Wilcox. Tim delivered the MOU draft to Laura Crawford and the document is in here stack. The hospital is excited about this and they have picked a location for the antenna and feed-line. The draft MOU document has not been circulated further within the hospital management chain. Further progress has no scheduled completion date.

  6. Other Business [Lenard Crogh - W7HXU]

    • Larry Stokes proposes using the Valley County SO MOU as a template to create a proposed MOU between Brundage Ski Resort. Bill Beckham (KG7GKK) and Ray Montagne (W7CIA) will meet to generate the draft MOU for the Brundage Ski Resort.

    • Larry Stokes proposes an introduction to the Adams County SO.

    • Richard Wagner reports that the N7IBC repeater is down due to a power supply failure.

    • Larry Stokes (N7IBC) was at the Cold Springs Mt. communications site, and spoke with Ken Tuning (KT7KEN), on 2-meters, regarding the Cold Springs Mt. repeater site. Ken is going to look into whether site access is available. Larry was able to communicate with the 3RARC repeater in Kamiah with 3-watts.

    • Bill Beckham (KG7GKK) reports the 501(c)3 is expensive and takes about a year to complete. No information on a 501(c)4 is available at this time. There are organizations that have 501(c)3 status that allow membership and may be able to process fees. Larry Stokes (N7IBC) recommends that Bill Beckham (KG7GKK) contact other amateur radio clubs to see what they do in this area.