Meeting Minutes - February 4, 2016
|AD7IW, Bailey, Tim||KC7JLU, Forker, Brad||KG7YUV, Lappin, Jeff||KF7JPJ, Renn, Bob|
|W7CBS, Beckham, Bill||KC7SRF, Forrey, Steve||KG7GKQ, Mangum, Larry||KG7UAD, Roff, Jeffrey|
|KG7OGQ, Beckham, Christian||W7BWG, Gestrin, Brian||K7HCS, Mayfield, Bill||N7HQT, Shinn, Jeff|
|KC7JHX, Bracht, David||KG7GKM, Good, Julie||KE7HKY, Mayfield, Janet||KE7FST, Sorensen, David|
|KG7WVX, Copperi, Brett||KB7BVS, Good, Philip||W7LCC, McQuade, David||N7IBC, Stokes, Larry|
|KG7GKL, Crogh, Anna||N7BMH, Hamilton, Brian||W7CIA, Montagne, Ray||W7ELE, Wagner, Richard|
|W7HXU, Crogh, Lenard||KG7GKN, Huston, Mike||KB7BVR, Peterson, Kermit||W6HTW, Welch, Hank|
|KG7MFC, Didisse, Karin||KG7GKO, Kallies, Dan||KG7MGZ, Platt, Richard||KJ6NIM, Welch, Judy|
|KG7WVY, Donley, Chuck||KG7GKP, Kerby, Jeff||KG7WWG, Putman, David|
|K7KLE, Eimers, Kirk||KE7TQV, Lakomski, Peter||K6JMQ, Quinzio, John|
Welcome [Richard Wagner - W7ELE]
New Members: Brett Coperri (KG7WVX) joined the CIARC after the close of the meeting.
Guests: Brett Coperri (KG7WVX), Taylor Tuning (KG7WWL)
Membership Report. [Bob Renn - KF7JPJ]
Bob was unable to attend the meeting due to illness, and conveyed the following membership statistics by phone on the evening before the meeting.
Treasurer's Report. [Bob Renn - KF7JPJ]
Bob was unable to attend the meeting due to illness, and conveyed the following financial report by phone on the evening before the meeting.
|General Fund Balance||$2130.67|
|W5YI-VEC Fund Balance||$110.0|
Winter Carnival [Larry Mangum - KG7GKQ]
This year's event primarily served through Valley County Search And Rescue, with participation by CIARC members, many of which are also Valley County Search And Rescue members. The following individuals participated in the McCall Winter Carnival public service event:
Thanks to all who attended and supported this public service event.
SAR Calendar Updates [Larry Mangum - KG7GKQ]
Upcoming Valley County Search And Rescue (VCSAR) events include:
Volunteers with amateur radio licenses are always desired for VCSAR community service events. Please contact Larry Mangum (KG7GKQ) to volunteer.
Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club members should log-in to their account and then visit this page to view contact information for Larry Mangum (KG7GKQ) . If you are not a CIARC member, please use the contact form to make an inquiry by clicking here.
VE Testing [Ray Montagne - W7CIA]
The schedule for VE testing for 2016 has been set and is posted on the CIARC.org home-page as follows:
The Volunteer Examiner Team met on January 12th, 2016, at the home of Richard Wagner (W7ELE) to discuss procedures, the importance of Amateur Extra class VE examiner participation, the need to have General class Volunteer Examiners to upgrade to the Amateur Extra class license, and the 2016 testing schedule.
|2016 AMATEUR RADIO STUDY & EXAM SESSIONS|
|6||Saturday, 20 February||Horseshoe Bend||Technician Class Exam ONLY|
|7||Saturday, 2 April||McCall||Technician Class Exam ONLY|
|8||Saturday, 6 August||Cascade|
|9||Saturday, 5 Nov||McCall|
During 2015 conversations related to establishing linking capabilities between the CIARC repeater network and the KA7ERV repeater, located on Pilot Peak in Boise County, Rob Blout (KA7ERV) disclosed that they had a number of prospective HAMs that needed to attend a test session but that they had had difficulty in obtaining a VE Team authorization. A request to help the KA7ERV repeater group was disclosed to the CIARC at the past several meetings, and was a discussion point at the VE Team meeting. The VE Team has a sufficient number of examiners that have volunteered so that we can support VE Testing for the Technician class license exam in support of the KA7ERV repeater group.
Thanks to VE Team Members Dave McQuade (W7LCC), Bob Renn (KF7JPJ), Bill Beckham (W7CBS) and Richard Wagner (W7ELE) for offering their valuable time to support this effort!
Contact VE signatures were provided on W5YI-VEC Volunteer Examiner applications for Rob Blout (KA7ERV), Robert Glenn (N7BVX) and Roy Fields (W6XS), and these applications were forwarded to the W5YI-VEC on January 19th, along with an order for FCC 605 NVEC forms and CSCE. The FCC 605 NVEC and CSCE forms orders are to support the 2016 testing sessions. A fourth VE application for Ron Wilson (AD7DQ) was signed on January 28th. It is hoped that W5YI-VEC Volunteer Examiner VE numbers are issued to these KA7ERV Repeater Group members prior to the February 20th session in the hope that we can have them participate in the VE process. Getting their team member signatures to accompany our team member signatures on the W5YI-VEC Test Manifest will help the KA7ERV Repeater Group to obtain the experience required to establish their own testing team.
On January 28th, Ray Montagne (W7CIA) met with Rob Blout (KA7ERV), Robert Glenn (N7BVX), Roy Fields (W6XS) and Ron Wilson (AD7DQ) in Horseshoe Bend, the location for the February 20th session, to go over policies, procedures, and the BAEARS Study Method. As of January 31st, there are 15 registrants for this session.
There is a small possibility that a larger venue may be needed for the February 20th session. If a change of venue occurs, this will be locked down at least one week before the test date and notification will be made to all registrants, along with posting a notice at the originally scheduled venue.
Valley County ARES [Larry Stokes - N7IBC]
Larry Stokes (N7IBC) has been appointed the Valley County ARES Emergency Coordinator, with Tim Bailey (AD7IW) assuming the role of Valley County ARES Assistant Emergency Coordinator.
The January CIARC meeting minutes have been updated to include links to download the ARES Manual and the ARES Field Manual. The complete set of resources from the amended January meeting minutes is included below:
|Introduction to Emergency Communication Course|
|ARES Field Resources Manual|
|Amateur Radio Public Service Handbook|
|Storm Spotting and Amateur Radio|
|ARES Manual (pdf)|
|ARES Field Manual (pdf)|
Jeff Lappin [KG7YUV]
Jeff gave a short presentation to recruit amateur radio operators who may want to learn international morse code as to resources available. Jeff referenced the Straight Key Century Club web-site. Members interested in morse can contact Jeff for more information.
Karin Didisse [KG7MFC]
The Idaho State Amateur Radio Convention will be held on April 22 through 24th. See the Idaho State Convention web-site for more information.