Meeting Minutes - March 2016
|AD7IW, Bailey, Tim||KC7JLU, Forker, Brad||KG7YUV, Lappin, Jeff||KF7JPJ, Renn, Bob|
|W7CBS, Beckham, Bill||KC7SRF, Forrey, Steve||KG7GKQ, Mangum, Larry||NG7O, Roberts, Darin|
|KG7OGQ, Beckham, Christian||W7BWG, Gestrin, Brian||K7HCS, Mayfield, Bill||KG7UAD, Roff, Jeffrey|
|KC7JHX, Bracht, David||KG7GKM, Good, Julie||KE7HKY, Mayfield, Janet||N7HQT, Shinn, Jeff|
|KG7WVX, Copperi, Brett||KB7BVS, Good, Philip||W7LCC, McQuade, David||KE7FST, Sorensen, David|
|KG7GKL, Crogh, Anna||N7BMH, Hamilton, Brian||W7CIA, Montagne, Ray||N7IBC, Stokes, Larry|
|W7HXU, Crogh, Lenard||KG7GKN, Huston, Mike||KB7BVR, Peterson, Kermit||W7ELE, Wagner, Richard|
|KG7MFC, Didisse, Karin||KG7GKO, Kallies, Dan||KG7MGZ, Platt, Richard||W6HTW, Welch, Hank|
|KG7WVY, Donley, Chuck||KG7GKP, Kerby, Jeff||KG7WWG, Putman, David||KJ6NIM, Welch, Judy|
|K7KLE, Eimers, Kirk||KE7TQV, Lakomski, Peter||K6JMQ, Quinzio, John|
Welcome [Richard Wagner - W7ELE]
Membership Report. [Bob Renn - KF7JPJ]
CIARC Members that have not forwarded their dues for the 2016 calendar year will automatically be removed from the roster at midnight on March 31st. Dues can be forwarded to the Treasurer, Bob Renn, by mailing a check to:
C/O BOB RENN
PO BOX 543
DONNELLY, ID 83615-0543
New member applicants, who have registered on the CIARC web-site, will not appear in the CIARC roster, and will not be granted member log-in access privileges to the CIARC web-site, until their dues payment has been received and recorded by the Treasurer.
|Family||5 Families, 10 Individuals|
Treasurer's Report. [Bob Renn - KF7JPJ]
|Outstanding Deposits||$30.00 (2X Dues)|
|W5YI-VEC Testing Reimbursement Fund||$211.12|
The February 20th Technician class license study session and W5YI-VE test session saw gross proceeds of $930. Of this, $434 was generated from testing fees of $14 per person, and $496 was generated from study session fees of $16 per person. Of the $434 generated from testing fees, one-half of the amount (i.e. $217, or $7 per person) is forwarded to the parent Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (W5YI-VEC), as required by FCC and VEC rules, and the remaining half ($217) is used to reimburse VE team costs (and cannot be used for any other purpose, according to FCC and VEC rules). The VE team was reimbursed $115.88 for costs associated with testing, leaving $101.12 to be deposited into the VE test reimbursement fund. Of the $496 collected from study session fees, the VE team was reimbursed $178.36 for costs associated with the study session, resulting in generating $317.64 for the general fund. A detailed accounting was provided by the VE Team, to the Treasurer and the Board of Directors shortly after completion of the February 20th study/test session.
McCall Trail Running Classic [Ray Montagne - W7CIA]
The date for this year's McCall Trail Running Classic has been posted to the McCall Trail Running Classic Blog. This year's event will be held on Saturday, July 16th. Please mark your calendars. We would like to have approximately 10 volunteers to assist with this event. We typically staff a total of five locations (i.e. start/finish and four aid stations). Some locations are busier than others, and require multiple staff to support timely communications regarding race participant status. Each location will require a radio operator but supporting staff need not have an amateur radio license.
A sign-up sheet will be available at the April CIARC meeting to solicit volunteers to support this public service communications event.
W5YI-VE Testing [Ray Montagne - W7CIA]
On February 20, four CIARC VEs traveled to Horseshoe Bend to support the KA7ERV Repeater Group (Boise County) in conducting a technician class study session, followed by a W5YI-VEC test session. This session saw 31 registrants, with 27 registrants passing the exam (an 87% passing rate). This session had three times as many registrants than our previous average attendance.
CIARC wishes to congratulate the following new Technician class licensees:
Thank you to the following VE TEAM members for their support in making this session happen:
Remaining study and test sessions for the 2016 calendar year are shown below.
|REMAINING 2016 AMATEUR RADIO STUDY & EXAM SESSIONS|
|7||Saturday, 2 April||McCall||Technician Class Exam ONLY|
|8||Saturday, 6 August||Cascade|
|9||Saturday, 5 Nov||McCall|
Individuals interested in attending a study / test session must pre-register by visiting the registration page by clicking here.
Highway Cleanup Schedule [Richard Wagner - W7ELE]
The next Highway Cleanup event will occur on May 21st.
A sign-up sheet will be available at the April CIARC meeting to solicit volunteers to support the Highway Cleanup.
Valley County Search And Rescue [Larry Mangum - KG7GKQ]
If Larry is not available, known schedule information will be presented by a CIARC member.
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.
Valley County ARES [Larry Stokes - N7IBC]
Amateur Radio operators can join Idaho ARES by visiting the registation form found on the Idaho ARES web-site by clicking here. Registration in Idaho ARES is FREE.
ARES related publications are available:
|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)|
Idaho Amateur Radio Convention
The Idaho State Amateur Radio Convention will be held on April 22 through 24th. See the Idaho State Convention web-site for more information.
Bob Renn (KF7JPJ) has volunteered to take surplus CIARC inventory to the convention to sell at the swap-meet (thank you Bob!). Bob would like any CIARC members that have excess equipment, parts, etc., to consider making a donation of stuff to CIARC so that Bob can try to generate funds to support CIARC communications infrastructure and activities.
Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club members should log-in to their account and then visit this page to view contact information for Bob Renn (KF7JPJ) . If you are not a CIARC member, please use the contact form to make an inquiry by clicking here.
CIARC NET [Floor Item: Richard Wagner - W7ELE]
Richard Wagner (W7ELE) extends his apologies to the club, and to Brett Capperi (KG7WVX) for not coordinating with the NET control station for the March NET. Look for Richard to provide NET control services in April.
VALLEY COUNTY FAILED COMMS [Floor Item: Dave Sorensen - KE7FST]
Dave Sorensen (KE7FST) brought up that during December's power outage, it became clear that we need to have a Lost Communications procedure, to be used in the event that repeaters in our network become unavailable. Larry Stokes (N7IBC) and Ray Montagne (W7CIA) will work to get a Valley County ARES page posted on the CIARC web-site.
In the event of lost communications, the following frequencies are advisable: