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NCARC September 6, 2018 Trustees Meeting:
Open: 6:32 P.M.

Present: KD8NGC-Mary, K8MLS-Mary Lou, KB8A-Dan, K8DMM-Tom,
WB8CYI-Paul, KD8JQ-Don, K8SCI-Rick, N8QXC-Joe and N8AHS-Fred.

   

Approval Of Minutes As Published: Motion: KD8NGC-Mary. Second:
                                                                                                                                                                               K8MLS-Mary Lou. Motion passed.

    
Treasurer's Report: NCARC Treasurer KB8A-Dan reported there is
                                          money in the Bank and the Bills are paid.
   

Field Day:  Please see the upcoming November 2018 edition of QST
                       for the publishing of the NCARC '18 Field Day results,
                       under our club call of N8NC (5A-Battery). Thanks again to
                       all who made the 2018 NCARC Field Day efforts a success.
 

Sunshine:  KD8NGC-Mary was able to attend the NCARC September
                       meeting.
  

Membership:  KE8CCE Scott Paris of Berea was voted in as a new
                              NCARC member.  Welcome to the club Scott!
                              K8MLS-Mary Lou reports that 8 current NCARC
                              members still need to pay their dues for 2018-'19.
  

Two Meter Net:  Still need new Net Control operators and a new
                                  person to alternate transmitting the Amateur Radio
                                  Newsline with KB8A-Dan.
  

Technical:  It was passed along to K8DMM-Tom that N8PZD-Clark is
                      willing to assist in the Programming and installation of
                      the Clubs new 443.150 Repeater.  A coordination effort
                      will be attempted to see if that can be done.

New Business:  1). Code practice on the 145.29 MHz repeater may
                                      be discussed at a NCARC Meeting soon.
                                2). Dan-KB8A indicated that the January and
                                      February 2019 NCARC meetings will be held on
                                      the first Thursday of each month.
  

Old Business:  Cleveland Hamfest Sunday September 23, '18 at the
                              Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea.
 

Motion To Adjourn:  KD8NGC-Mary. Second: K8SCI-Rick.
                                          Motion passed.
  

Close: 7:04 P.M.
    

    
    
NCARC September 6. 2018 Membership Meeting
 

Open:  7:06 P.M.
 

Present:  Same as those present at the Trustees Meeting above

All Other Topics Covered In The NCARC September '18 Trustees Meeting:
        The same with no changes noted by those present.

 

Motion to Adjourn: KD8NGC-Mary. Second: KB8A-Dan.
                                        Motion passed.

Close: 7:07 P.M.

 

     The minutes as listed above are respectfully submitted by N8AHS-Fred and I welcome any questions, comments and/or suggestions for improvement to the minutes as noted here.   

73,  Fred Heyse   n8ahs@arrl.net  
 440-532-9904 (cell)     440-234-0914 (home)
     

November '18 NCARC Trustee Meeting Minutes:

November 1, 2018 Open: 6:35 P.M. – Strongsville Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library

Present: Tom-K8DMM, Dan-KB8A, Rick-K8SCI, Paul-WB8CYI, Fred-WB8UDA, Bobbie-SWL,
                     Norb-N8KJT, Mary Lou-K8MLS, Joe-N8QXC and Fred-N8AHS. (10 total).

Treasurer's Report:  Dan reports that we have sufficient money in the bank and that the bills are paid.

Field Day:  Field Day 2019 will be Saturday June 22 and Sunday June 23, 2019.  Note: this is the fourth
                         and not the last weekend of June 2019.

Sunshine, Membership, Approval of Minutes, Education, Fundraising,Technical and Two Meter Net: 
                       Nothing new to report at this time.

New Business: 1) Nominations for 2019. 2) Room access: Dan reports that the meeting room should be
                                   open at 6:15 P.M. and that we have the room reserved from 6 to 8:30 P.M. currently
                                   each first Thursday of the month January through March 2019.

Old Business: Donut Duty: January '19 Tom K8DMM, February '19 Norb and Bobbie, March '19 Dan and
                               Mary Lou, April '19 Fred N8AHS, May '19 Mary KD8NGC and June '19 Dan and Mary Lou.

Motion To Adjourn: Rick K8SCI. Second: Mary Lou K8MLS.

Close:  6:58 P.M.

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NCARC November ’18 Membership Meeting:

November 1, 2018 Open: 7:08 P.M. – Strongsville Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library

Present: Same as in the Trustees Meeting.

Sunshine:   Mary KD8NGC in the Northwestern Care Facility would appreciate visitors.

Approval Of Minutes As Published: Motion: Rick. Second: Mary Lou. Motion passed.

Treasurer's Report, Field Day, Membership, 2 Meter Net, Education, and Fundraising: 
                             Unchanged from the November 2018 Trustees Meeting.

New Business: Nominations: Committee chaired by Rick K8SCI: Treasurer: Dan-accepted,
                                  President: Fred N8AHS-accepted, Vice President: Tom K8DMM-accepted.
                                  Secretary: skipped for now, Trustees: Fred WB8UDA by Paul WB8CYI-accepted and
                                  Joe N8QXC by Dan-accepted.
                                  Motion to accept all by acclamation: Rick. Second: Norb.
                                  Passed by voice vote of those present.
                                  Footnote: Heidi was contacted by phone and tentatively accepted Secretary for '19.

Motion To Adjourn: Joe N8QXC. Second: Rick K8SCI.

Close: 7:46 P.M.

The above minutes have been submitted by Fred N8AHS and I welcome all questions, comments and suggestions for changes and improvements.

Best 73s,

Fred Heyse

n8ahs@arrl.net

North Coast Amateur Radio Club
 
February 07, 2019 -Trustee Meeting
 
Meeting called to order at 18:48 by President Fred Heyse -  N8AHS
Roll Call , Dan KB8A, Joe N8QXC, Bill K8VMC, Mary KD8NGC, Mary Lou K8MLS,
Fred WB8UDA,  Norb N8KJT, BOBBIE (SWL), Rick K8SCI, Paul WB8CYI,
Fred N8AHS, (Tom WD8EFF and Heidi WD8EFK via SKYPE)
 
Minutes for Nov 2018 and Jan 2019 approved
 
No business from committees
 
No New Business
 
Old Business:  Norb N8KJT Motioned to accept WD8EFK Heidi as Secretary,
                             2nd by Rick K8SCI.  A vote was taken;  Motion carried.

Fred WB8UDA Motion to accept KD8NGC Mary, as a trustee until 2021,
2nd by Tom WD8EFF.  Vote taken, Motion carried.

Norb N8KJT Motioned to adjourn the February 2019 Trustee meeting, 2nd by Mary KD8NGC.
Vote taken and Motion was carried.  
 
Meeting adjourned at 19:20.

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North Coast Amateur Radio Club   
General Membership Meeting called to order at 19:20 by President Fred Heyse N8AHS
 
Rick K8SCI Motioned to adjourn the General membership meeting, 2nd by Mary KD8NGC.
Vote taken, Motion carried
  
Meeting adjourned at 19:21.

Minutes supplied by Heidi Thomas WD8EFK and was assisted by Fred N8AHS.
   
NCARC MARCH 2019 Minutes
   
March 7, 2019 NCARC Trustees Meeting:
    
Open: 6:34 P.M.
    
Present:  Dan-KB8A, Rick-K8SCI, Joe-N8QXC, Mary-KD8NGC, Fred-WB8UDA, Norb-N8KJT,
                   Bobbie-SWL, 
Mary Lou-K8MLS, Paul-WB8CYI, Tom-WD8EFF (via Skype), Heidi-WD8EFK
                   (via Skype) and Fred-N8AHS.  
                   Total Number present: 12 (10 at the Strongsville Library and 2 via Skype).
    
Presentation Report Read Aloud: Tom-K8DMM with assistance from Joe N8QXC gave an Amateur
Radio 
introductory presentation to one of the Strongsville Cub Scout packs at an elementary school in
Strongsville on January 17th 2019 which in turn was well received by the Scouts and their leader(s)
who were 
present there. Tom sent a report to Fred-N8AHS which in turn was read aloud by Fred to all
present at the 
March '19 NCARC Trustees Meeting.  Thank you Tom and Joe for your work!
   
Treasurer's Report: Dan-KB8A reports that there is sufficient money in the bank and that the bills are                                           paid.
   
Approval Of The February 2019 NCARC Minutes As Published: Motion to accept: Rick-K8SCI. Second: Mary-KD8NGC. Motion passed by voice vote of those present.
  
Awards, Field Day, Sunshine, Membership, Newsletter, Program & Education: 
     Nothing to report for March 2019.
   
Technical: Fred-N8AHS to contact Clark-N8PZD regarding the N8NC 443.15 MHz repeater.
  
Old Business: New Net Control operators and a new Amateur Radio Newsline volunteer need
                            to 
be recruited. Dan-KB8A, who currently transmits the Newsline, will be retiring at
                            the end of 2019 
and plans to travel and therefore often will not be available on
                            Sunday evenings.
  
New Business & Fundraising: Nothing to report for March 2019.
  
Motion To Adjourn: Motion: Mary-KD8NGC. Second: Rick-K8SCI. Motion passed.
  
Close: 6:49 P.M.
  
   


March 7, 2019 NCARC Membership Meeting:
   
Open: 7:01 P.M.
   
Present: Same as those present during the March 2019 NCARC Trustees Meeting.
   
Motion To Adjourn: Motion: Rick-K8SCI. Second: Mary-KD8NGC. Motion passed.
   
Close: 7:02 P.M.
    
     The above listed March 2019 NCARC meeting minutes are respectfully submitted by Fred-N8AHS and I welcome any questions, comments and/or suggestions for improvement to the information that I am listing in this format.  Thank you everyone, for your work for the club and for your work for those we serve through Amateur Radio.
     Best 73s,
     Fred N8AHS.
January '19 NCARC Trustees Meeting

January 3, 2019 - Open: 6:50 P.M.- Strongsville Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library

Present:  Mary KD8NGC, Mary Lou K8MLS, Fred WB8UDA, Paul WB8CYI, Rick K8SCI, Dan KB8A, Tom 
                   K8DMM, Norb N8KJT, Joe N8QXC and Fred N8AHS.  Total Number listed in attendance: 10

Treasurer's Report: Dan KB8A reports that there is money in the bank and that the bills are paid

Field Day: Winter Field Day will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019.  Rick brought the QST report for
                     the summary of Field Day 2018. Field Day 2019 will be Saturday June 22 and Sunday June
                     23, '19.  Please note that this is the fourth and not the last weekend of June 2019.

Sunshine, Awards, Membership, Newsletter, Approval of Minutes, 2 Meter Net, Program & Education:
                 Nothing new to report for the January NCARC Trustees Meeting.

Technical: Rick renewed all 3 NCARC repeaters with the Ohio Area Repeater Council.

New Business: Tom K8DMM to give an Amateur Radio demonstration to Cub Scout Pack 715 after
                             7 P.M. at their Meeting location in the gymnasium of Surrarrer Elementary, (Strongsville).
                             Tom will call for an on the air demonstration and Joe N8QXC will answer on the N8NC
                             145.29 MHz repeater. Possibly an HF demonstration as well.

Old Business:  Any Cub Scout can get a free one year membership in the NCARC after earning his FCC
                        Amateur Radio License.

Fundraising: Cuyahoga Falls Hamfest coming early in 2019, per information provided by Joe N8QXC.

Motion To Adjourn: Mary Lou K8MLS. Second: Joe N8QXC

Close: 7:20 P.M

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January '19 NCARC Membership Meeting

January 3, 2019 - Open: 7:22 P.M – Strongsville Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library

Present: Same as those present at the January '19 NCARC Trustees Meeting.

Treasurer's Report, Awards, Field Day, Membership, Newsletter, Approval of Minutes, 2 Meter Net,
Program, Education, Technical, Old Business and Fundraising: 
                 Unchanged from the January '19 NCARC Trustees Meeting

Sunshine: During the Membership Meeting Mary Lou K8MLS volunteered to take over the Sunshine Chair
                    role since Mary KD8NGC feels that she is out of touch.

New Business: Dan reports that the NCARC meetings will be held on the first Thursday of each month at
                             the Strongsville Library through June 2019.

Motion To Adjourn: Paul WB8CYI. Second: Mary KD8NGC

Close: 7:30 P.M.

The NCARC Minutes for January 2019 are respectfully submitted by Fred N8AHS and I welcome
any comments, questions and suggestions for changes or improvement.

Best 73s,

Fred N8AHS

n8ahs@arrl.net

440-234-0914 (home)
440-532-9904 (cell)

April 4, '19 NCARC Trustees Meeting:

Open: 6:39 P.M.

Present: N8QXC-Joe, KD8NGC-Mary, N8KJT-Norb, SWL-Bobbie, K8MLS-Mary Lou, WB8UDA-Fred, K8SCI-Rick, KB8A-Dan, K8DMM-Tom, WB8CYI-Paul, WD8EFF-Tom (via Skype), WD8EFK-Heidi (also via Skype) and N8AHS-Fred.

Total No. In Attendance: 13 (11 in person and 2 via Skype).

Treasurer's Report: KB8A-Dan reported bills are paid and there is money in the Bank.

Field Day: Per K8DMM-Tom: Small amplifier boards are available for a cost of $3 to $6. These are to have box wiring,  N8QXC-Joe and WB8UDA-Fred are willing to help with the assembly at Tom's residence in Hinckley.  Motion made by K8DMM-Tom (I think) for up to $100 to be taken from the NCARC treasury for this project.  Motion seconded by K8SCI-Rick and discussion followed.  Motion passed by voice vote of the NCARC trustees present. Thanks to Tom and all others for their work.

Approval Of March 2019 NCARC Minutes: Motion made by KD8NGC-Mary. Second: N8QXC-Joe.  Motion passed by voice vote of the NCARC trustees present.

Two Meter Net: Still at 8 P.M. Sunday evenings on the N8NC 145.29 MHz repeater.  Still need at least two more Net Control operators and at least one more ham to transmit the Amateur Radio Newsline. Program: Per K8DMM-Tom: The Parma Radio Club will have a public demonstration of Amateur Radio at the Stearns Homestead on Ridge Road in Parma on Saturday 4/13/19 from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. More information can be found at www.ParmaRadioClub.com and Tom also reports that the Scouts are booked through May '19 and asks if other time slots might be available for them. Finally, Tom plans to give a spectrum analyzer presentation at either the 5/2 or the 6/6 NCARC Meeting.

Technical: The N8NC callsign still needs to be programmed into the 224.76 MHz repeater.  The 443.15 repeater's callsign has been reprogrammed but the repeater itself is badly in need of repair.  K8DMM-Tom is to contact N8PZD-Clark.  N8KJT-Norb will help with the equipment retrieval.

Sunshine, Membership, Newsletter, Awards, Education, Old Business, New Business & Fundraising: Nothing to report for the April 2019 NCARC Trustees Meeting.

Motion To Adjourn: Made by K8SCI-Rick. Second: N8KJT-Norb.  Motion passed by voice vote of all NCARC members present.

Close: 7:19 P.M.

 

April 4, 2019 NCARC Membership Meeting

Open: 7:19 P.M.

(All categories remained the same since the start of the April 2019 NCARC Trustees Meeting.)

Motion To Adjourn: Made by WB8UDA-Fred. Second: K8SCI-Rick.  Motion passed by voice vote of all NCARC members present.

Close: 7:20 P.M.

 

 

May 2, 2019 NCARC Membership Meeting

Open: 7:05 P.M.

Present: N8QXC-Joe, KD8NGC-Mary, K8MLS-Mary Lou, WB8CYI-Paul, WB8UDA-Fred, K8SCI-Rick, KB8A-Dan, K8DMM-Tom, N8PZD-Clark, N8XOR-Jim, WD8EFF-Tom (via Skype) and WD8EFK-Heidi (via Skype) and N8AHS-Fred.

Total No. In Attendance: 13 (11 members and 2 guests; if I am tabulating correctly-Fred)

Treasurer's Report: KB8A-Dan reported that the bills are paid and there is money in the Bank.

Field Day: It was decided to hold the planning for the NCARC 2019 Field Day at the June 2019 NCARC Trustees Meeting rather than hold a separate Field Day planning meeting at the Strongsville Library.

Sunshine: N8KJT-Norb is hospitalized with a heart condition. We all wish him the best recovery possible.

Membership: Nothing to report for the May 2019 NCARC meeting(s).

Education: N8AUC-Eric is holding General License Class upgrade classes for interested unlicensed people and current Novice and Technician Class licensees Monday evenings at the American Red Cross at 2929 West River Road in Elyria from 7 to 9 P.M. until the end of June '19.

Technical: K8DMM-Tom has the 220 MHz, the 440 MHz and the System Fusion repeaters in his possession.  

Old Business: Earth Day '19 follow-up: K8DMM-Tom reports finding Scouts interested in learning more about Amateur Radio. Tom has also built a Code Practice Station and he also remains willing to talk with youth organizations about Amateur Radio.

Awards, Newsletter, Approval Of Minutes, 2 Meter Net, Program, New Business and Fundraising: Nothing to report for the May 2019 NCARC Meeting.

Motion To Adjourn: KD8NGC-Mary. Second: K8SCI-Rick. Motion passed by voice vote of the NCARC Members present.

Close: 7:24 P.M.

 

June 6, 2019 NCARC Trustees Meeting

Open: 6:37 P.M.

Present: KC8CB-Jim, K8MLS-Mary Lou, K8DMM-Tom, KB8A-Dan, K8SCI-Rick, WB8UDA-Fred, WB8CYI-Paul, N8KJT-Norb, N8QXC-Joe and N8AHS-Fred.

Total No. In Attendance: 10

Treasurer's Report: Dan KB8A reports that the bills are paid and there is money in the Bank.

Field Day:  Food is to be purchased and brought by N8KJT-Norb. Motion to have the club allocate $300 for food was made by N8QXC-Joe and seconded by K8SCI-Rick.  Motion passed by voice vote of the NCARC members present. N8QXC-Joe has three batteries. KB8A-Dan suggested Costco for the replacement of two batteries owned by WB8RNI-Hank(SK). Motion for $250 for two new batteries was made by N8QXC-Joe and seconded by WB8UDA-Fred. Motion passed by voice vote of the NCARC members present.

Sunshine: KD8NGC-Mary sends her greetings per N8AHS-Fred.  SWL-Bobbie sends her greetings per N8KJT-Norb. 
Membership: KN4AW-Frank (Advanced Class) has applied for NCARC membership and has been accepted by voice vote of the NCARC members presented.  Also, renewal dues are due as of July 1, 2019.
Technical: 
New Business: The NCARC Picnic Meetings for 2019 are to be held at Bonnie Park in Strongsville on Thursday 7/11 and Thursday 8/8/19; the second Thursday of each month respectively.  The 2019 NCARC Christmas Meeting will be held on Thursday 12/19/19 at Santos Restaurant on Pearl Rd. near Fowles Rd. in Middleburg Heights per K8CSI-Rick.
Awards, Approval of Minutes, Newsletter, 2 Meter Net, Program, Education, Old Business and Fundraising: Nothing to report for the June 6, 2019 NCARC Meeting.

Motion To Adjourn: Made by K8SCI-Rick. Second: N8KJT-Norb. Motion passed by voice vote of the NCARC members present.

Close: 7:15 P.M.

 

June 6, 2019 NCARC Membership Meeting

Open: 7:16 P.M.

(No additional attendees arrived during or after the start of the trustees meeting and there were also no changes from the June 6, 2019 NCARC Trustees Meeting.)

Motion To Adjourn: K8DMM-Tom. Second: N8QXC-Joe. Motion passed by voice vote of the NCARC members present.

Close: 7:17 P.M.

 

July 11, 2019 NCARC Trustees And Membership Meetings

No formal meeting was held for either the NCARC Trustees or Membership. Those present for the July 11, 2019 picnic were N8QXC-Joe, K8DMM-Tom, K8SCI-Rick, WB8CYI-Paul, K8VMC-Bill and N8AHS-Fred.

 

August 8, 2019 NCARC Trustees Meeting

Open: 6:37 P.M.

Present: WB8CYI-Paul, N8QXC-Joe, WB8UDA-Fred, K8MLS-Mary Lou, K8SCI-Rick, KB8A-Dan, N8KJT-Norb and N8AHS-Fred.

Total No. In Attendance: 8

Treasurer's Report: No report was given by KB8A-Dan.

Field Day: Per K8SCI-Rick: For Field Day 2019 we had 278 Single Side Band Contacts. Plus 550 bonus points and 50 points for internet filing.  1,940 points total for our 5A Battery filing, again per K8SCI-Rick. QSL cards were received.  Balance of our expenses for 2019 was reported to be $160.  Thanks most kindly to Rick and to all who put together and participated in our 2019 N8NC Field Day work.  Winter Field Day 2020 information can be found at www.winterfieldday.com (for those interested).  Winter Field Day '20 will be held on Saturday January 25 and Sunday January 26, 2020 per information found on that website.  The next regular summer Field Day will be held Saturday June 27 and Sunday June 28, 2020.

Sunshine: WB8ZZG-Gary has become a Silent Key. Card to be sent out by the NCARC Sunshine Committee.

Membership: NCARC Renewal Dues are due for all NCARC members who have not yet paid or who are exempted (these being those NCARC members holding honorary or complimentary memberships).  No new membership applications were received by the Thursday 8/8/19 NCARC meeting.

Education: N8AUC-Eric will be starting a new Technician Class series soon.  Classes are to be held Mondays at the American Red Cross located at 2929 West River Rd. in Elyria Monday evenings from 7 to 9 P.M. Eric can be reached by e-mail at n8auc@arrl.net for all those interested or who know someone who may be interested. As with the General Class series recently completed Eric plans to use the ARRL's licensing materials.  Personally I strongly recommend the Gordon West series for training purposes.

Technical: N8KJT-Norb needs to put together a group to remove the 220 and 440 MHz repeater rack out of the apartment building in North Royalton.

Old Business: K8SCI-Rick has confirmed with Santos Italian Restraurant that we have reserved the Florence Room in Middleburg Heights on the east side of Pearl Rd. near Fowles Rd. for the 2019 NCARC Christmas Dinner on Thursday December 19, 2019 at 6:00 P.M.  Please contact Rick to make reservations at 330-225-7373 or via e-mail to k8sci@noard.com.

New Business; N8QXC-Joe is still giving out NCARC Business cards.  Any NCARC member is welcome to have NCARC business cards.

Fundraising: The Cleveland Hamfest is coming up on Sunday September 22, 2019.  We still have quite a bit of equipment from Silent Key hams that needs to be sold.

Awards, Newsletter, Approval Of Minutes, Program and 2 Meter Net: Nothing to report for the August 8, 2019 NCARC meeting.

Motion To Adjourn: N8QXC-Joe. Second: N8KJT-Norb.

Close: 7:03 P.M.

 

August 8, 2019 NCARC Membership Meeting

Open: 7:04 P.M.

(No changes or additional attendees arriving since the start of the August 8, '19 NCARC Trustees Meeting.)

Motion To Adjourn: KB8A-Dan. Second: K8SCI-Rick. Motion passed by voice vote of the NCARC members present.

Close: 7:05 P.M.

 

     The above-minutes from April through August 2019 are respectfully submitted by N8AHS-Fred Heyse.  I welcome any questions, comments, fills seen as being needed or suggestions for improvement. 

     Best 73s to all NCARC members

     Fred

     n8ahs@arrl.net

     440-234-0914 (home)

     440-532-9904 (cell)


NCARC September 5th 2019 Trustees Meeting

Open: 6:43 P.M.

Present:  K8DMM-Tom, KB8A-Dan, K8SCI-Rick, WB8CYI-Paul, WB8UDA-Fred, N8KJT-Norb, N8QXC-Joe, K8CNN-Tom, WD8EFF-Tom (via Skype), WD8EFK-Heidi (via Skype) and N8AHS-Fred. Total No. Present: 11

Treasurer's Report:  Treasurer KB8A-Dan reports that all the bills are paid and there is money in the bank.

Field Day:  Per K8SCI-Rick: Field Day 2019 results should be posted in the December 2019 edition of QST.

Awards, Sunshine, Membership, Program and Old Business:  Nothing new to report for the NCARC Trustees Meeting Minutes.

Newsletter:  Proposal made by K8DMM-Tom for the minutes of future NCARC meetings to be sent to K8SCI-Rick in either PDF or Microsoft Word format in order to more easily facilitate Rick's work of transferring the minutes from e-mail form to the NCARC www.n8nc.org website.

Approval of Minutes:  With special thanks to K8SCI-Rick for getting them onto the NCARC website the motion to accept the March through August 2019 NCARC meeting minutes was made by WD8EFF-Tom.   Second: N8QXC-Joe. Motion passed by voice vote of those present.

Education:  Please see the ARRL Ohio Section Newsletter found at https://arrl-ohio.org and click on "Section Information" on the home for links found under the further topic of "learning" in order to see information on license upgrading and other education related topics.

Technical:  Technical team of K8DMM-Tom, K8SCI-Rick, KB8A-Dan and N8KJT-Norb.  K8DMM-Tom needs a rack for the N8NC 220 & 440 MHz repeaters. Upon completion of repairs to both repeaters they are to be placed back on the air and then the Echolink issue is to be resolved.  K8DMM-Tom says that N8PZD-Clark has been contacted and Tom is also looking into microwave linking the 224.76 & 443.15 MHz repeater site in North Royalton with the 145.29 MHz repeater site in Brunswick.  K8CNN-Tom has graciously volunteered to assist our efforts and his offer to help has been gladly accepted by the trustees present at the NCARC September 2019 meeting.

New Business:  Donut Duty: the donuts for the Thursday October 3, 2019 NCARC meeting will be purchased by N8AHS-Fred and the volunteers for Donut Duty for the Thursday November 7, 2019 NCARC are KB8A-Dan and K8MLS-Mary Lou. For the longer term Donut Duty volunteers for the January through June 2020 NCARC meetings to be held at the Strongsville Library will be requested preferably at the October meeting or at the latest the November NCARC meeting.

Fundraising:  WB8UDA-Fred turned over fundraising funds to NCARC Treasurer KB8A-Dan at the September '19 NCARC meeting.  Otherwise, the Cleveland Hamfest is coming up on Sunday September 22, '19 from 8 A.M. until noon at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea and the NCARC still has items from Silent Key hams to be sold.

Motion to Adjourn: Made by KB8A-Dan. Second: Made by N8KJT-Norb.  Motion passed by voice vote of all those present.

Close: 7:12 P.M.

 

NCARC September 2019 Membership Meeting

Open: 7:12 P.M.

Present, Treasurer's Report, Awards, Field Day, Sunshine, Membership, Newsletter, Approval of Minutes, Program, Education, Old Business, and Fundraising:  All of these categories were unchanged from the NCARC September 2019 Trustees Meeting.

Technical:  Programming: IT-type person needed, as noted by K8DMM-Tom. Tom has no problem with microwaving.  K8CNN-Tom is willing to help, as noted in the NCARC September 2019 Trustees Meeting Minutes. N8KJT-Norb has a 2.4 GHz rotatable dish at the North Royalton repeater site.

New Business:  The next NCARC Meeting will take place beginning at 6:30 P.M. on Thursday October 3, 2019 at the Strongsville Library.

Motion To Adjourn: Made by K8SCI-Rick. Second:  K8DMM-Tom.  Motion passed by voice vote of all those present.

Close: 7:30 P.M.

 

     The above-listed NCARC September 2019 Meeting Minutes are respectfully submitted by N8AHS-Fred and I heartily welcome any questions, comments, suggestions for changes or improvements to them.

     Best 73s,

     Fred

     n8ahs@arrl.net

 

October 2018 North Coast Amateur Radio Club meetings:

Trustees And Membership Meeting (Meetings were combined just past 7 P.M. per Rick's suggestion and with no objections from those present):

Open: 6:38 P.M.

Present: K8SCI-Rick, KD8NGC-Mary, K8DMM-Tom, N8PZD-Clark, N8AHS-Fred, WB8CYI-Paul, K8VMC-Bill and N8QXC-Joe.

Total Number Present: 8 (7 members and 1 guest).

Treasurer's Report: Rick relayed to those present that NCARC Treasurer Dan KB8A had reported to him that the NCARC's bills are paid, and that the club has money in the bank.

Approval Of The September '18 minutes On The Website As Published: Motion: Mary-KD8NGC. Second: Tom-K8DMM. Motion passed by voice vote of the members present.

Membership: Nothing new to report for the October NCARC meeting except possibly that there may still be some NCARC members that still need to renew for 2018-'19.

Sunshine: Mary-KD8NGC reported that Mary Lou-K8MLS is recovering from her recent operation and Mary said that she will send Mary Lou a card soon. (Note please that this has been done since the meeting.)

Field Day: Field Day 2019 will be held the weekend of June 22 and June 23, '19, the fourth full weekend of June.  Please note that FD '19 is to be held the second to last weekend in June of next year, not the last weekend. The NCARC Field Day '19 planning meeting is tentatively to be held Saturday June 1, '19 at 10 A.M. at the Strongsville Library.  Field Day '18 results should be found in the December 2018 edition of QST.  Sorry that I erroneously reported earlier that this would be the November '18 edition.

2 Meter Net: Bill-K8VMC let us know during the meeting that he is willing to program the 145.29 repeater to transmit the Newsline during the Sunday Evening Informal Net the same way the repeater is now programmed to transmit the ARRL Audio News Friday evenings at 8 P.M. This would obviously give Dan needed relief. Thank you Bill, for your suggestion which I think still needs to be discussed with Dan.  Apart from this, additional Net Control operators are still needed.

Program(s): Tom-K8DMM gave us Part I of his presentation on the Oscilloscope. Part II set for the November '18 meeting. Tom also presented Kirk-W0KM's CW practice sessions on the 145.29 repeater proposal.

Education: K8ALG-Andy Gross of the Lorain County Amateur Radio Association is studying for his General Class license using materials formerly owned by NCARC Trustee Ayn-KD8YIE (SK).

Technical: Clark Beckman-N8PZD of the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society has very graciously offered his services to the NCARC in getting our new 440 MHz repeater programmed and on the air to replace the current repeater we have on 443.15 MHz. Tom-K8DMM and Norb-N8KJT are to work with Clark on this. Additionally we need to talk with Norb about getting the Comet CX-333 antenna guy wires at the 224.76 and 443.15 repeater site replaced since the repeaters were relocated there in 1998 and 20 years has passed using the same wires that are now there have been in use and the wires are noted to have weathered.

New Business: Donut Duty: a list of volunteers from January to June '19 still needs to be drawn up.

Old Business: Rick has started a list of attendees for the 2018 December Christmas Meeting to be held at 6 P.M. on Thursday 12/20/18 in the Florence Room at Santo's Italian Restaurant in Middleburg Heights.  Unless you've already done so, please let Rick know of your plans to attend so that an accurate list of attendees can be kept.

Motion To Adjourn: Mary-KD8NGC. Second: Joe-N8QXC. Motion passed by voice vote of the members present.

Close: 7:23 P.M.

The October 2018 NCARC Meeting Minutes as listed above are respectfully submitted by Fred-N8AHS and I welcome any questions, comments or suggestions for improvement to them.

     Best 73s,

     Fred

     n8ahs@arrl.net