Meeting Minutes - June 2015
|AD7IW: Bailey, Tim||K6JMQ: Quinzio, John||K7HCS: Mayfield, Bill||KB7BVR: Peterson, Kermit|
|KB7BVS: Good, Philip||KC7JHX: Bracht, David||KE7FST: Sorensen, David||KE7HKY: Mayfield, Janet|
|KE7TQV: Lakomski, Peter||KF7JPJ: Renn, Bob||KG70GQ: Beckham, Christian||KG7GKK: Beckham, Bill|
|KG7GKL: Crogh, Anna||KG7GKN: Huston, Mike||KG7GKO: Kallies, Dan||KG7GKP: Kerby, Jeff|
|KG7GKQ: Mangum, Larry||KG7GKS: Wagner, Richard||KG7MFC: Didisse, Karin||KG7MGZ: Platt, Richard|
|N7HQT: Shinn, Jeff||N7IBC: Stokes, Larry||W7CIA: Montagne, Ray||W7HXU: Crogh, Lenard|
|W7LCC: McQuade, David|
Guests & Visitors - Richard Wagner [KG7GKS]
Richard Wagner [KG7GKS] welcomed all guests. All attendees introduced themselves.
Membership Report. [Bob Renn - KF7JPJ]
Treasurer's Report. [Bob Renn - KF7JPJ]
Class & New Hams - Ray Montagne [W7CIA]
A license study session & W5YI-VEC license testing session was held at the McCall Legion Hall on May 16th. Congratulations to new licensees:
Congratulations to amateur radio licensees that upgraded to the General class license:
This was our first session without the assistance of the BAEARS organization. Thank you to the W5YI-VE Team Members and non-VE members who assisted in making this possible:
For new amateur radio licensees who would like to have us hold a free class to introduce you to how to operate your radio, protocols, language and other topics, please contact Ray Montagne [W7CIA] to indicate your desire for a class and your availability.
NET proceeds from the study session only results in a deposit of $56.14 into the CIARC general fund.
By FCC regulation, and W5YI-VEC rules, test fees are limited to $14, of which $7 is forwarded to the W5YI-VEC to cover their cost, and $7 is retained to cover our VE team costs. The additional $16 charge for the study portion of the combined test and study session is used to cover costs of materials related to only the study session, with the remainder being deposited in the CIARC general fund.
|TOTAL FEES COLLECTED FOR COMBINED SESSION||$210.00|
|PORTION OF FEES FOR TESTING SESSION||$98.00|
|PORTION OF TEST FEES FORWARDED TO W5YI-VEC TEAM TEST SESSION COST REIMBURSEMENT||-$49.00|
|PORTION OF TEST FEES RETAINED FOR VE TEAM TEST SESSION COST REIMBURSEMENT||-$49.00|
|PORTION OF FEES FOR STUDY SESSION||$112.00|
|ACTUAL COST OF STUDY SESSION||-$55.86|
|NET FUNDS DEPOSITED TO CIARC GENERAL FUND FROM STUDY SESSION||$56.14|
A detailed session accounting has been provided to the Board Of Directors. This document can be made available upon request to Ray Montagne [W7CIA], W5YI-VEC Contact Volunteer Examiner.
Anyone wishing to sign-up for the next license study session and test session can do so now by visiting the class registration page that is found under the About menu on the CIARC.org web-site. When filling out the registration form, select the option to be notified of the next session as the next session has not been scheduled. Having a roster of 10 or more registrants will trigger scheduling of a session.
Repeater Report - Ray Montagne [W7CIA]
No Business Mt
No Business Mt Kenwood TKR-750 Repeater Donation Thank You
Brundage Mt MOU - Bill Beckham [KG7GKO]
Bill reports that the MOU with Brundage Mt. has been signed by Brundage Mt representatives. Brundage Mt. asks that we abide by the Forest Service guidance with respect to access to the mountain. That guidance has not yet been provided but should not present a problem for us. Many thanks to Bill for driving this issue to a successful conclusion!
McCall Trail Running Classic - Ray Montagne [W7CIA]
The McCall Trail Running Classic, consisting of a 10-mile, 20-mile and 40-mile foot race through the back country east of McCall, will be held on July 18th. The Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club provides public service communications for this event, communicating runner progress, and and any other communications that are critical to supporting the race. Last year's event saw approximately 1,000 individual pieces of traffic passed over the CIARC repeater network during the race event.
The 2015 McCall Trail Running Classic Communications Plan has been completed and posted to the club web-site. The communications plan is available by selecting the MCTRC Comms Plan 2015 menu item, found under the Public Service menu.
Changes relative to 2014 include the removal of one aid station at the Lick Creek Trailhead, and adding two new aid stations, including one at Louie Lake and one at Kennally, and this has had an impact on aid station numbering at all aid stations except Jug Meadows Saddle. As such, some aid station operator assignments have changed relative to 2014: The 2015 aid station assignments are as follows:
|MCCALL TRAIL RUNNING CLASSIC - STATION DESIGNATORS|
44° 50' 12.4074"
|Car||PRIMARY||W7CIA||Ray Montagne||05:30 AM||Net
|Jug Mt. Ranch|
|SECONDARY||KF7JPJ||Bob Renn||07:00 AM|
44° 51' 1.764"
115° 59' 14.892"
|PRIMARY||KG7GKQ||Larry Mangum||06:15 AM||Aid 1||Jug Meadows Saddle|
44° 51' 16"
115° 57' 58"
|PRIMARY||KG7GKS||Richard Wagner||08:00 AM||Aid 2||Louie Lake|
44° 52' 9.1194"
115° 58' 26.688"
|Car||PRIMARY||KG7GKK||Bill Beckham||08:30 AM||Aid 3||Boulder Lake Trailhead|
44° 53' 47"
115° 58' 02"
|Car||PRIMARY||KG7GKO||Dan Kallies||09:00 AM||Aid 4||Shaw Twin|
44° 52' 05"
115° 55' 49"
|Hike||PRIMARY||KG7MFC||Karin Didisse||09:30 AM||Aid 5||Kennally Water Station|
This is a very fun public service event. This event is a very good introduction into handling message traffic, and applies many of the protocols used in supporting emergency and disaster communications, making this an excellent EMCOMM training event. More volunteers are needed. Please sign up if you can help with this event.
Jeremy and Brandi, the organizers of the McCall Trail Running Classic, will be present at the July CIARC meeting to answer any questions and address any concerns.
Field Day - Richard Wagner [KG7GKS]
The following operators and equipment have been volunteered to operate and/or provide equipment for use on Field Day:
|Field Day Volunteers|
|1||Ray Montagne||W7CIA||All-band HF radio, with all-mode VHF/UHF capabilities, balanced terminated folded dipole and mast, table, shelter.|
|4||Larry Stokes||N7IBC||(probable - schedule dependent)|
Balun Class - John Quinzio [K6JMQ]
John Quinzio [K7JMQ] has expressed a desire to hold a class on constructing BALUN devices. These are a common component of HF stations, and convert between an unbalanced coaxial feed-line and a balanced antenna (such as a dipole). A venue has not been determined, but this may be held at John's QTH in New Meadows. John will have components to build approximately 12 BALUNs.
The following individuals have signed up for this class. John Quinzio [K7JMQ] will be in touch with you to convey further information.
|Balun Class Sign-Up|
AMENDED 5 JUNE 2015: All twelve spots for this class have now been registered.
Highway Cleanup - Richard Wagner
The signs that attribute the Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club have been installed.
The next Highway Cleanup event will be held on June 13. Richard Wagner [KG7GKS] has still to confirm with the highway department. Cleanup occurs between mile markers 159 and 160. Volunteers meet at the highway maintenance station. Since there will not be another CIARC meeting before this event, Richard Wagner will contact volunteers to confirm the event and indicate time and place of meeting.
The following members have signed up to help with the Highway Cleanup event.
|Highway Cleanup Volunteers|
Business Card - Karin Didisse [KG7MFC]
Karin Didisse [KG7MFC] has generated some prototype club business cards. These can be left with people who were not aware that the Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club exists, or posted to bulletin boards, etc. Karin will research the cost of printing.
Peter Lakomski Thank You - Richard Wagner [KG7GKS]
Peter and his wife, Angelika, are selling their summer home in McCall. Peter has donated his dual-band VHF/UHF antenna, his multi-band Off Center Fed (OCF) HF antenna, and feed-line to the club. The Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club extends it's heartfelt thanks to Peter for his kind donation!
July CIARC NET Control Operator - Richard Wagner [KG7GKS]
Christian Beckham [KG7OGQ] has volunteered (or been volunteered) to act as the next NET Control Operator for the CIARC NET, which will occur on July 1st (one day before the July CIARC meeting on July 2).
New Members - Bob Renn [KF7JPJ]
After the meeting, Bob reported to the Secretary that the following individuals have joined the Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club at the conclusion of the June meeting. Welcome to:
Hank Welch [W6HTW]
Judy Welch [KJ6NIM]
Dennis Stewart [KG7SBW]
Brian Hamilton [KG7UAB]
This, and granting of a life membership to Brad Forker [KC7JLU], will bump the membership up to 32 members.
NEW MEMBERS: If not already completed, please visit the CIARC.org web-site and fill out the Membership Application that is found under the Member menu. Once completed, CIARC staff will update your member record to enable you to log-in and access the member area of the web-site.