Central Idaho Amateur
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CIARC Meeting Minutes - September 2015
Meeting Minutes - September 2015
Attendance

Attending Members
AD7IW, Bailey, Tim KG7GKM, Good, Julie KE7HKY, Mayfield, Janet KE7FST, Sorensen, David
W7CBS, Beckham, Bill KB7BVS, Good, Philip W7LCC, McQuade, David KG7SBW, Stewart, Dennis
KG7OGQ, Beckham, Christian KG7UAB, Hamilton, Brian W7CIA, Montagne, Ray SSTEWART, Stewart, Sue
KC7JHX, Bracht, David KG7GKN, Huston, Mike KB7BVR, Peterson, Kermit N7IBC, Stokes, Larry
KG7GKL, Crogh, Anna KG7GKO, Kallies, Dan KG7MGZ, Platt, Richard W7ELE, Wagner, Richard
W7HXU, Crogh, Lenard KG7GKP, Kerby, Jeff K6JMQ, Quinzio, John W6HTW, Welch, Hank
KG7MFC, Didisse, Karin KE7TQV, Lakomski, Peter KF7JPJ, Renn, Bob KJ6NIM, Welch, Judy
KC7JLU, Forker, Brad KG7GKQ, Mangum, Larry KG7UAD, Roff, Jeffrey  
KC7SRF, Forrey, Steve K7HCS, Mayfield, Bill N7HQT, Shinn, Jeff  

Attending Guests
Call Sign First Last
KG6JJM June McCollough
KF6HBU Roger McCollough

Agenda Items
  1. BUSINESS MEETING

    1. Welcome Guests & Visitors [Richard Wagner - W7ELE]

    2. Membership Report. [Bob Renn - KF7JPJ]

      Please welcome new member Jeffrey Roff [KG7UAD]


      Associate 0
      Family 12
      Individual 20
      Life 2
      Total 34

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


      Balance $1572.91
      Outstanding Debits $0.00
      Outstanding Deposits $0.00

      As previously approved by the membership (see July 2015 meeting minutes), an order was placed for a Telewave ANT150D3 2-bay folded dipole with a cost of $593.59. Delivery of the Telewave ANT150D3 has occurred (see repeater report).

    4. Amateur Radio License Study & Test Session [Ray Montagne - W7CIA]

      The Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club will host an amateur radio license study and test session on October 3rd at the Valley County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), located at 108 W. Spring Street in Cascade. Persons interested in obtaining their amateur radio license, or upgrading their amateur radio license, should register by clicking here.

      A .pdf flyer for the class and test session is available by clicking here.

      There are currently 19 persons registered for this class and test session.

      Volunteer Examiner applications have been submitted for several amateur radio operators, and these operators are requested to notify Ray Montagne [W7CIA] of the volunteer examiner number upon receipt.


      VOLUNTEER EXAMINERS
      VOLUNTEER EXAMINER VOLUNTEER TYPE STATUS
      Ray Montagne [W7CIA] CONTACT VE WILL ATTEND
      Richard Wagner [W7ELE] VE WILL ATTEND
      John Quinzio [K6JMQ] VE WILL ATTEND
      Dan Kallies [KG7GKO] VE WILL ATTEND
      David McQuade [W7LCC] VE WILL ATTEND
      Larry Stokes [N7IBC] VE WILL NOT ATTEND
      Tim Bailey [AD7IW] VE NO RESPONSE RECEIVED
      Lenard Crough [W7HXU] VE NO RESPONSE RECEIVED
      Bob Renn [KF7JPJ] VE CANDIDATE AWAITING CREDENTIALS
      Dave Bracht [KC7JHX] VE CANDIDATE AWAITING CREDENTIALS
      Hank Welch [W6HTW] VE CANDIDATE AWAITING CREDENTIALS
      Bill Beckham [W7CBS] VE CANDIDATE AWAITING CREDENTIALS

      AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE STUDY & TEST SCHEDULE
      TIME EVENT
      7:15 AM Volunteer Examiner Preparation & Setup
      8:00 AM REGISTRATION
      8:30 AM INTRODUCTION & INSTRUCTIONS
      9:00 AM STUDY SESSION #1
      9:45 AM BREAK
      10:00 AM STUDY SESSION #2
      10:45 AM BREAK
      11:00 AM STUDY SESSION #3
      11:45 AM BREAK
      1:00 PM STUDY SESSION #4
      1:45 PM BREAK
      2:00 PM STUDY SESSION #5
      2:45 PM BREAK
      3:00 PM STUDY SESSION #6
      3:45 PM BREAK
      4:00 PM TEST SESSION

    5. IMTUF-100 [Ray Montagne - W7CIA]

      The IMTUF-100 foot race will be held on Saturday, September 19th through Sunday, September 20th. Communications are being managed, with the use of the Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club repeater network by Valley Wide REACT.


      CIARC members should log-in to their account and then visit this page to view contact information to volunteer with the Valley Wide REACT communications manager for the IMTUF-100 race event.


      As always, members of the Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club are welcome and encouraged to participate as communications volunteers.


      CIARC members should grant priority access to the repeater to IMTUF-100 NET operations on Saturday, September 19th through close of the race on Sunday, September 20th (early afternoon).


    6. Balun Class Report [John Quinzio - K6JMQ]

      Six CIARC members attended John's BALUN class on August 16th:

      • Larry Stokes [N7IBC]
      • David Sorensen [KE7FST]
      • Brian Hamilton [KG7UAB]
      • Jeffery Roff [KG7UAD]
      • Hank Welch [W6HTW]
      • Ray Montagne [W7CIA]


      This class was unanimously well received with all the attendees expressing that they had a lot of fun pariticpating.

      The presentation materials from this class are available on the web-site by selecting the Projects menu item under the Resources menu, or by clicking here.

    7. Highway Cleanup [Richard Wagner - W7ELE]

      The tentative date for the next highway cleanup has been set for Saturday, October 17th. If you are interested, or would like to propose another date, please contact Richard Wagner [W7ELE].


      CIARC members should log-in to their account and then visit this page to view contact information to volunteer for the Highway Cleanup event.


    8. St. Lukes Hospital - Antenna & MOU [Richard Wagner - W7ELE]

      Richard Wagner [W7ELE] is continuing to work with Jim Wilcox of St. Lukes to complete the Memorandum Of Understanding and to schedule the antenna installation with St. Luke's McCall. Stay tuned for further updates.

    9. Club BBQ [Bill Beckham - W7CBS]

      Bill has proposed that we meet for a potluck and/or BBQ. The discussion consensus is to push this into next year. Also suggested was to align this event with the Valley County Search And Rescue calendar and to include VCSAR. The earliest suggested date is for February 2016. Please contact Bill Beckham (W7CBS) to provide your input on dates, venues, themes, etc.


      CIARC members should log-in to their account and then visit this page to view contact information for the pot-luck / BBQ event.


    10. Gravel Grinder Bicycle Race - Saturday, September 12

      Larry Mangum [KG7GKQ] indicated that the Valley County Search And Rescue public service event to man aid stations for the Gravel Grinder Bicycle Race has been presented with an urgent need for volunteers to man at least one, if not two aid stations. This need was brought about by the impact of current fire fighting efforts and the unavailability of USFS personnel, who had previously volunteered to staff these aid stations.

      Larry indicated that aid stations receive payment, which might go into the club coffers. It should be noted that compensation for aid station work falls outside of amateur radio regulations, but compensation for amateur radio operations is strictly forbidden by amateur radio regulations:


      CFR Title 47, Part 97.3(a)(4) Definitions

      Amateur service. A radiocommunication service for the purpose of self-training, intercommunication and technical investigations carried out by amateurs, that is, duly authorized persons interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest.

      CFR Title 47, Part 97.113(a)(34) Prohibited Transmissions

      Communications in which the station licensee or control operator has a pecuniary interest, including communications on behalf of an employer, with the following exceptions:

      (i) A station licensee or control station operator may participate on behalf of an employer in an emergency preparedness or disaster readiness test or drill, limited to the duration and scope of such test or drill, and operational testing immediately prior to such test or drill. Tests or drills that are not government-sponsored are limited to a total time of one hour per week; except that no more than twice in any calendar year, they may be conducted for a period not to exceed 72 hours.

      (ii) An amateur operator may notify other amateur operators of the availability for sale or trade of apparatus normally used in an amateur station, provided that such activity is not conducted on a regular basis.

      (iii) A control operator may accept compensation as an incident of a teaching position during periods of time when an amateur station is used by that teacher as a part of classroom instruction at an educational institution.

      (iv) The control operator of a club station may accept compensation for the periods of time when the station is transmitting telegraphy practice or information bulletins, provided that the station transmits such telegraphy practice and bulletins for at least 40 hours per week; schedules operations on at least six amateur service MF and HF bands using reasonable measures to maximize coverage; where the schedule of normal operating times and frequencies is published at least 30 days in advance of the actual transmissions; and where the control operator does not accept any direct or indirect compensation for any other service as a control operator.


      Richard Wagner and Ray Montagne expressed an interest in volunteering. Ray Montagne needs to compare schedules early next week before committing.

      Interested members are asked to contact Larry Scarborough of Valley County Search And Rescue to volunteer.


      CIARC members should log-in to their account and then visit this page to view contact information for Gravel Grinder event.