North Coast Amateur Radio Club - Meeting Minutes

NCARC November 7, 2019

Trustee’s Meeting Minutes:

Meeting opened by NCARC Treasurer Dan KB8A at 1831 hrs.

The following members were present: Dan KB8A, Joe N8QXC, Rick K8SCI, Paul WB8CYI, Mary Lou K8MLS, Norb N8KJT, Bobbi , Fred WB8UDA.   There were eight (8) members present.

KB8A asked Fred WB8UDA to take meeting minutes.

Fred noted that Fred N8AHS and Tom K8DMM were excused due to work, illness.

Dan KB8A gave Treas. Report. Stated that bills were paid, IRS and State filings were done. Club sold some items at the September Cleveland Hamfest.

New Business:

    Rick K8SCI discussed that he talked with Network Solutions about renewing our Club internet hosting and        web domain renewal. Cost of $ 333.45 for package deal.  Discussion followed.  Dan the asked for a show of         hand, whom was in favor of this and recommending it to membership meeting vote.  Most were in favor.

Committee Reports:
     Mary Lou K8MLS stated that she would send a sunshine card to Tom K8DMM  for his recent eye surgery. 

     Joe, Rick talked a little bit about the repeater updates. 

     Joe N8QXC had problems in getting any good connection with Tom WD8EFF and Heidi WD8EFK via Skype       or cell phone.  

      Dan KB8A at 18:50 called Tom K8DMM via cell phone and he gave a report on the repeater up dates.
      Still much work to be done.

Dan called for adjournment.

Rick K8SCI motion for adjournment, second by Norb N8KJT. Motion passed.

At 1856 hrs, Dan KB8A adjourned the Trustee’s meeting.

NCARC Trustees meeting minutes by Fred, WB8UDA

NCARC 9 January 2020
Trustees Meeting Minutes:

Meeting opened by NCARC President Fred N8AHS at 1839 hrs.

The following members were present: Fred N8AHS, Tom K8DMM,

 Dan KB8A, Rick K8SCI, Fred WB8UDA, Mary Lou K8MLS,

Joe N8QXC, Paul WB8CYI.

There were eight (8) members present.

Treasurer's Report: Dan KB8A stated that bills were paid and the club received an anonymous donation. Also the equipment liability insurance increased.

Awards: None

Field Day: Fred N8AHS said that Field Day is June 27 and 28, the fourth full weekend in June. The club will participate in Field Day at Fred’s Tree Farm and camping will begin the night of Friday June 26. Also Winter Field Day is January 25 and 26. The club is not participating in that.

Sunshine: Joe N8QXC reported that former member Bill K8VMC’s wife was in the hospital for a short time and is home now and he sent a card. Mary Lou K8MLS said that members should inform her as soon as possible of any news of members so she can send out cards.

Membership: None

Newsletter: The club still has no Newsletter.

Approval of Minutes: With some discussion Rick K8SCI made a motion to approve the minutes of October and November 2019 including Trustees and Membership meetings minutes of both months. Dan KB8A seconded. The motion was approved.

Program: None

Two Meter Net: Mary Lou K8MLS said that more people are needed to be net control operators because the club only has two. Any volunteers should contact her.

Education: Fred N8AHS stated that N8AUC is having ham radio classes but no details at this time. Tom K8DMM hosted a ham radio presentation to a group of Cub Scouts. Tom K8DMM will be doing more of them in the future.

Technical: Tom K8DMM reported that the 440 machine is not working and he is working on it. Also the 220 machine is not working. Fred N8AHS and Joe N8QXC said that the Echo Link status is unknown and in limbo. Bill K8VMC is working on it.

Old Business: None

New Business: None

Fund Raising: None

At 1909 hours David B. arrived. He is a non Ham but interested in the hobby.

Fred N8AHS called for adjournment. Rick K8SCI made a motion to adjourn.
Tom K8DMM seconded. Motion passed.

Meeting closed at 1910 hours.

Minutes submitted by Paul WB8CYI. 

NCARC 9 January 2020
Membership Meeting Minutes:

 Meeting opened by NCARC President Fred N8AHS at 1912 hours.

The following members were present: Fred N8AHS, Tom K8DMM, Dan KB8A, Rick K8SCI, Fred WB8UDA, Mary Lou K8MLS, Joe N8QXC, Paul WB8CYI. Visitor, David B.

There were eight (8) members present and one (1) visitor present.

All members introduced themselves with name and call to David B. Then a discussion followed about ham radio, Field Day, the Sunday net, and other aspects of the ham radio hobby.

Because no additional members arrived for this meeting, Fred N8AHS called for adjournment.  Rick K8SCI made a motion to adjourn. Mary Lou K8MLS seconded the motion. The motion passed.

The meeting closed at 1920 hours.

Minutes submitted by Paul WB8CYI.

NCARC 13 February 2020
Trustees Meeting Minutes:

Meeting opened by NCARC President Fred N8AHS at 1833 hrs.

The following members were present: Fred N8AHS, Tom K8DMM, Dan KB8A, Rick K8SCI,
Fred WB8UDA, Norb N8KJT,
Joe N8QXC, Paul WB8CYI.  VIA Skype Tom WD8EFF,
Heidi WD8EFK .

There were eight (8) members present and two (2) members VIA Skype.

Treasurer's Report: Treasure Dan KB8A stated that bills were paid and there is money in the bank.  Also Dan KB8A stated that the club has the meeting room reserved at the Strongsville Library on the second Thursday each month through June 2020.

Awards: None

Field Day: Fred N8AHS said that the Field Day planning meeting will be part of the June meeting. 

Sunshine: Nothing new. All cards have been sent out.

Membership: Larry NB8Z sent in an application with dues to become a member.
                               Fred WB8UDA made a motion to accept Larry NB8Z as a member.
                               Rick K8SCI seconded the motion. Motion passed. Larry NB8Z is now a member.

Newsletter: The club still has no Newsletter.

Approval of Minutes: Fred WB8UDA made a motion to accept the minutes.
                                                Rick K8SCI seconded the motion. Motion passed.

Program: None

Two Meter Net: More people are needed to be net control operators because the club only has two. Any volunteers should contact Mary Lou K8MLS.

Education: Fred N8AHS stated that Medina Amateur Radio club (MARC) is going to have Amateur Radio Classes. No further info is available at this time.

Technical: Tom K8DMM reported that he is working on the interface and the Arcom for the 220 and 440 repeaters and there are some problems. Tom K8DMM recommended that the club purchase new parts and cables to get the interface and Arcom to work together. These parts and cables should cost about $300.00.
Fred WB8UDA made a motion to spend up to $300.00 for these parts.
Rick K8SCI seconded the motion. Dan KB8A stated that any purchase over $100.00 must be approved at a membership meeting. Rick K8SCI withdrew his second. The motion was tabled.
Tom K8DMM also recommended that the club change the coax cable on the 224.760/443.150
repeaters to hard-line or Heliax. More discussion about this will take place at a future meeting.

Old Business: None

New Business: None

Fund Raising: None

Fred N8AHS called for adjournment. Rick K8SCI made a motion to adjourn.
                                                                                   Tom WD8EFF seconded. Motion passed.

Meeting closed at 1907 hours.

Minutes submitted by Paul WB8CYI. 

Go to Older North Coast Amateur Radio Club Minutes:  PAST  

NCARC October 2019 Trustees Meeting
Open: 6:41 P.M.
Present: K8DMM-Tom, K8SCI-Rick, N8KJT-Norb, WB8CYI-Paul, N8QXC-Joe, WD8EFF-Tom (via Skype), WD8EFK-Heidi (via Skype) and N8AHS-Fred.  Total Number Present: 8 (6 in person and 2 via Skype).

Treasurer's Report: Dan-KB8A was not present at the October '19 NCARC meeting.

Field Day: Results for Field Day 2019 should be published in the December 2019 edition of QST.

Sunshine: WD8EFK Heidi would like to thank the NCARC for the card sent to her during her recent
                    illness by K8MLS-Mary Lou.

Approval Of Minutes; Motion made by WD8EFF-Tom and Seconded by Joe N8QXC to accept the
                                           September 2019 NCARC Meeting Minutes as published by K8SCI-Rick on the
                                           www.n8nc.org website. Motion passed by voice vote of those present.

Education: N8AUC-Eric is conducting a Technician Class license training class Monday evenings
                      beginning at 7 P.M. at the American Red Cross located at 2929 West River Road in Elyria.
                      Please contact Eric at n8auc@arrl.net should you know of anyone interested in studying to
                      take the Technician Class exam.

Technical: $68.15 was spent by K8DMM-Tom on parts for the NCARC Field Day audio amplifiers.
                     K8DMM-Tom has been contacted by K8CNN-Tom who in turn is in the process of donating
                     parts to the NCARC. K8SCI-Rick has an older Spectrum microphone that can be used with
                     the repeaters. Topic of ventilation of the North Royalton repeater site was discussed.

Awards, Membership, Newsletter, 2 Meter Net, Program, Old Business, New Business and Fundraising:
                 Nothing for these topics was discussed at the October 2019 NCARC Trustees Meeting.

Motion To Adjourn: Made by N8QXC-Joe. Second: Made by WD8EFF-Tom.
Close: 7:12 P.M.

NCARC October 2019 Membership Meeting
Open: 7:12 P.M.
 
Present: No one else arrived during or after the October 2019 NCARC Trustees Meeting. Please review the "Present" category for the October '19 NCARC Trustees Meeting for a listing of those present.
All Categories For Discussion: Nothing new for any of these meeting topics was discussed at the October 2019 NCARC Membership Meeting.
Motion To Adjourn: Made by K8SCI-Rick. Second: Made by WD8EFF-Tom.
Close: 7:14 P.M.

The above listed October 2019 NCARC Meeting Minutes are respectfully submitted by N8AHS-Fred and I welcome any questions, comments, additions or corrections seen as being necessary by any of the readers of the minutes as l have recorded them here. Looking forward to being in touch with many of you soon.

Best 73s to one and all,
Fred Heyse
n8ahs@arrl.net

NCARC 13 February 2020
Membership Meeting Minutes:

Meeting opened by NCARC President Fred N8AHS at 1908 hours.

The following members were present:  Fred N8AHS, Tom K8DMM, Dan KB8A, Rick K8SCI,
Fred WB8UDA, Norb N8KJT, Joe N8QXC, Paul WB8CYI. VIA Skype Tom WD8EFF and
Heidi WD8EFK.

There were eight (8) members present and two (2) members VIA Skype.

Approval of Minutes: Tom WD8EFF made a motion to accept the minutes.
                                                 Rick K8SCI seconded the motion. Motion passed.

Norb N8KJT made a motion to set aside $300.00 for the purchase of the parts and cables to get the interface and Arcom to work together. Tom WD8EFF seconded the motion. Motion passed.

Because no additional members arrived for this meeting, Fred N8AHS called for adjournment. 
Rick K8SCI made a motion to adjourn. Norb N8KJT seconded the motion. The motion passed.

The meeting closed at 1914 hours.

Minutes submitted by Paul WB8CYI.

NCARC 12 March 2020
Trustees Meeting Minutes:

Meeting opened by NCARC President Fred N8AHS at 1834 hrs.

The following members were present: Fred N8AHS, Dan KB8A,

 Rick K8SCI, Fred WB8UDA, Joe N8QXC, Paul WB8CYI. VIA Skype

 Tom WD8EFF, Heidi WD8EFK.

There were Six (6) members present and two (2) members VIA Skype.

Treasurer's Report: Treasure Dan KB8A stated that bills were paid and there is money in the bank.  Also Dan KB8A stated that the Librarian told him as we coming in that the Library is closing the meeting rooms till 3 April 2020 because of the Corona virus. Dan also mentioned that all documents for the Federal and State governments have been filed for this year. The Clubs fiscal year ends with July.

Please note: After the meeting the Library changed its policy and closed all branches of the Cuyahoga Public Library until further notice!

Awards: None

Field Day: Fred N8AHS said that Field Day is the fourth weekend in June. Camping will start on Friday 26 June 2020. 

Sunshine: Fred N8AHS said that Mary KD8NGC is living in the Northwestern Nursing Home and is doing well. She would like visitors but at this time the nursing home is not allowing visitors because of the Corona virus.

Membership: No new members.

Newsletter: The club still has no Newsletter.

Approval of Minutes: Fred WB8UDA made a motion to accept the minutes. Tom WD8EFF seconded the motion. Motion passed.

Program: None

Two Meter Net: More people are needed to be net control operators because the club only has two. Any volunteers should contact Mary Lou K8MLS.

Education: Fred N8AHS stated that Medina Amateur Radio club (MARC) is going to have Amateur Radio Classes for all three classes of Amateur Radio licenses. The classes will be at the Medina County Career Center if open.

Technical: Tom K8DMM sent a technical report VIA email to all trustees. Fred N8AHS read the report. Highlights of the report: Tom K8DMM was authorized to purchase a new Arcom interface module for the 440 repeater re-build. Tom K8DMM, being a Good Steward of the club’s money made more tests to confirm that the Arcom 210 repeater controller was working and the Yeasu DR1X repeater’s remote interface was working. This consisted of Tom K8DMM building testing interface cables and logic indicating modules. The tests confirmed that the 210 controller was programmed and receiving commands correctly. Tom K8DMM ordered a new Arcom ADR Custom Programmed Microprocessor IC. This was a $25.00 purchase instead of a $200.00 purchase. The Arcom 210 ports are wired correctly to handle both 220 and 440 repeater control functions. The ADR module was wired correct pin number to pin number but the wrong type of DB9 connecter was used. Tom K8DMM is making new cables to correct this problem. Tom K8DMM will restore the 220 repeater to operation without repackaging so the whole system will be back in operation soon. The 220 repeater will be rebuilt as time allows. The old 440 modules will act as templates to allow the 220 change over with minimum down time.

Dan KB8A stated that about three Sundays ago, he and Rick K8SCI went to the 145.29 repeater site to fix an audio problem on the repeater. The problem was a dirty connection.

Old Business: None

New Business: The Library is closing the meeting rooms till 3 April 2020. Also Joe N8QXC mentioned that the Toledo Fest was cancelled.

Fund Raising: Fred’s, WB8UDA, persistent efforts led to a generous contribution from the VFW Post 6676.

Fred N8AHS called for adjournment. Tom WD8EFF made a motion to adjourn. Dan KB8A seconded. Motion passed.

Meeting closed at 1901 hours.

Please note that things are changing day by day because of the virus outbreak.

Minutes submitted by Paul WB8CYI. 

NCARC 12 March 2020
Membership Meeting Minutes:

Meeting opened by NCARC President Fred N8AHS at 1901 hours.

The following members were present: Fred N8AHS, Dan KB8A,

 Rick K8SCI, Fred WB8UDA, Joe N8QXC, Paul WB8CYI. VIA Skype

Tom WD8EFF and Heidi WD8EFK.

There were six (6) members present and two (2) members VIA Skype.

Approval of Minutes: Rick K8SCI made a motion to accept the minutes. Tom WD8EFF seconded the motion. Motion passed.

Because no additional people arrived for this meeting, Fred N8AHS called for adjournment.  Rick K8SCI made a motion to adjourn. Heidi WD8EFK seconded the motion. The motion passed.

The meeting closed at 1903 hours.

Minutes submitted by Paul WB8CYI.

NCARC 9 April 2020
Trustees Meeting Minutes:

 

Due to the Corona virus outbreak (COVID-19) an abbreviated meeting was held over the 145.29MHz repeater in a net format.

 

Meeting opened by NCARC President Fred N8AHS at 1830 hours.

The following people checked into the net: Fred N8AHS, Rick K8SCI, Mary Lou K8MLS, Tom KD8EFF,
Heidi KD8EFK, Tom K8DMM, 
 Joe N8QXC, Paul WB8CYI, Steve W8IZ.

There were 9(nine) members that checked in.                                                                                     

Treasurer's Report: None

Awards: None

Field Day: Fred N8AHS said that Field Day is the fourth weekend in June. Fred N8AHS also said that the ARRL suggests that Hams operate from home but the situation might change because Field Day is still a long way off.   

Sunshine: None

Membership: No new members.

Newsletter: The club still has no Newsletter.

Approval of Minutes: Tom K8DMM made a motion. Rick K8SCI seconded. No objections were heard.

Program: None

Two Meter Net: More people are needed to be net control operators because the club only has two. Help is also needed to broadcast the News Line report.  Any volunteers should contact Mary Lou K8MLS.

Education: Fred N8AHS stated that the Elyria Red Cross center is closed so no VE tests or classes.

Technical: Tom K8DMM said that maintenance and improvements continue. If there are any questions contact Tom K8DMM by phone or email.

                                                    

Old Business: None

New Business: None

Fund Raising: None

Fred N8AHS called for adjournment. Rick K8SCI made a motion. Joe N8QXC seconded. No Objections heard.

Meeting and net closed at 1847 hours.

Please note that things are changing day by day because of the virus outbreak.

Minutes submitted by Paul WB8CYI. 

NCARC 9 April 2020
Membership Meeting Minutes:

 

Due to the Corona virus outbreak (COVID-19) an abbreviated meeting was held over the 145.29MHz repeater in a net format.

 

Meeting opened by NCARC President Fred N8AHS at 1900 hours.

The following members checked into the net: Fred N8AHS, Rick K8SCI,  Tom K8DMM, Mary Lou K8MLS, Joe N8QXC, Paul WB8CYI, Tom WD8EFF, Heidi WD8EFK, Steve W8IZ, Jeff KE8NWW, Mike KC8SNR.

There were 9 (nine) members who checked in and 2 (two) guests that checked in for a total of 11(eleven).

Treasurer's report: None

Field Day: 27 and 28 June. The planning meeting will be at the June meeting. It is unknown at this time if Field Day will be held.

Approval of Minutes: Tom WD8EFF made a motion to accept the minutes. Rick K8SCI seconded the motion. No objections were heard.

Two meter net: More people are needed to be net control and also help is needed to broadcast the News Line report. Any volunteers should contact Mary Lou K8MLS.

Education: There is no in personal instruction. Fred N8AHS suggested to “Elmer” somebody, and Gordon West study guides are good.

Technical: Tom K8DMM said that maintenance and improvements continue.

Old Business: None

New Business: May meeting will be on 14 May 2020.

Fred N8AHS called for adjournment. Tom K8DMM made a motion. Rick K8SCI seconded. No objections heard. Tom K8DMM also added, continue to practice your skills so you’ll be ready when emergencies arise.  

The meeting closed at 1923 hours.

Minutes submitted by Paul WB8CYI.

NCARC 14 May 2020

Membership Meeting Minutes:

Due to the Corona virus outbreak (COVID-19) a ZOOM Video Communications, Inc. platform was used for a video meeting over the internet. It was also possible to join the meeting by telephone.

No Trustees meeting was held for the month of May.

Meeting opened by NCARC President Fred N8AHS at 1910 hours.

The following members joined the video meeting: Fred N8AHS, Rick K8SCI, Tom K8DMM, Dan KB8A, Mary Lou K8MLS, Fred WB8UDA, Paul WB8CYI, Tom WD8EFF, and Heidi WD8EFK.

There were 9 (nine) members that joined the meeting by video.

Treasurer's report: Treasurer Dan KB8A reported that the bills were paid and the club has money in the bank.

Field Day: 27 and 28 June. Fred N8AHS stated that according to the ARRL Field Day was still on and the club will participate.

Sunshine: Mary KD8NGC is still in the nursing home but no visitors are allowed.

Membership: No new members. Fred N8AHS reminds everyone that club dues are due soon, before the first of July.

Approval of Minutes: Tom WD8EFF made a motion to accept the minutes of the April 2020 Trustees meeting. Tom K8DMM seconded the motion. The motion passed. Rick K8SCI made a motion to accept the minutes of the April 2020 membership meeting. Fred WB8UDA seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Two meter net: More people are needed to be net control and also help is needed to broadcast the News Line report. Any volunteers should contact Mary Lou K8MLS.

Education: There is no in personal instruction. Tom K8DMM mentioned that the FCC may be allowing remote VE exams.

Technical: Tom K8DMM said that the 220 repeater has been repackaged and is mostly operational. The fan had been causing electrical noise but that was corrected. The 440 repeater is working. Neither repeater is on the air because antennas are needed.

Old Business: Fred WB8UDA said the thank you letter to the VFW was received.

New Business: Dan KB8A said that at the time of this meeting, the library had no info on opening the library in time for the June 2020 meeting.

Fundraising: None. Fred N8AHS said that he hopes that the Cleveland Ham fest will be held in September so the club can sell some items.

Tom K8DMM mentioned that he had tested the logging computers that the club uses on Field Day. Also to keep advertising of the Club’s Field Day activities low. Fred WB8UDA suggested making the club’s Field Day activities not open to the public. Fred N8AHS said that he would have the club taken off the ARRL Field Day locator.   

Fred N8AHS called for adjournment. Tom KD8EFF made a motion. Dan KB8A seconded. The motion passed.  

The meeting closed at 1932 hours.

Minutes submitted by Paul WB8CYI.


NCARC November 7, 2019
Meeting Minutes:

Meeting opened by NCARC Treasurer Dan KB8A at 1901 hrs.

The following members were present: Dan KB8A, Joe N8QXC, Rick K8SCI, Paul

WB8CYI, Mary Lou K8MLS, Norb N8KJT, Bobbi guest, Tom K8CNN, Fred WB8UDA.

There were nine (9) members.

Dan, KB8A gave short Treas. report.

Rick, K8SCI stated that he has talked with Network Solutions and was able to obtain the best deal for updating our internet Hosting and Domain name N8NC.org. Cost of $ 333.45 for 2 years of Host and 5 years of Domain name.

19:05 Tom, K8CNN arrived.

Norb, N8KJT made a motion for NCARC to purchase the update and domain as stated by Rick, K8SCI. Rick, K8SCI seconded motion. Dan, KB8A called for any discussion, there was none. Motion vote passed.

Dan, KB8A called for any Old Business, none.

New Business:

Dan, KB8A asked Joe, N8QXC to be the election Chairman.

Joe, N8QXC took over as Election Chairman.

He stated that at this time there were only two (2) letters of intent from members:

    Fred, N8AHS would accept nomination for President or any other position.

    Tom, K8DMM would accept nomination for Vice President.

Joe opened the floor for nominations for President:

     Fred, WB8UDA nominated Fred, N8AHS for president. Letter on file.

     Joe called for any more nominations for President, there were none. Closed.

Joe opened the floor for nominations for Vice President:

       Rick, K8SCI nominated Tom, K8DMM for Vice President. Letter on file.

       Joe called for any more nominations for Vice President, there were none. Closed.

Joe opened floor for nominations of Secretary:

       Paul, WB8CYI nominated Fred, WB8UDA. He respectfully declined.

       Dan, KB8A nominated Paul, WB8CYI. He agreed.

       Joe called for any more nomination for Secretary, there were none, Closed.

Joe opened floor for nominations for Treasurer:

       Rick, K8SCI nominated Dan, KB8A. He agreed.

       Joe called for any more nominations for Treasurer, there were none. Closed.

Joe opened floor for nominations for Trustee 3 years 2020 thru 2022:

       Fred, WB8UDA nominated Rick, K8SCI. He agreed.

       Rick, K8SCI nominated Tom, K8CNN. He agreed,

       Joe called for any more nominations for 3 year Trustee, there were none. Closed.

Joe, N8QXC Election Chairman stated that all positions were filled, there were no positions contested, needing a vote. At 1920 he stated that all candidates were elected by acclamation. He turned over meeting back to Dan, KB8A.

Rick, K8SCI stated that NCARC Christmas dinner will be Dec. 19, 2019. Santos Rest. on Pearl Road, Middleburg Hts. Start at 6:00 PM. All are welcome. Will make

calls on NCARC Nets.

Mary Lou, K8MLS stated that she and Dan have set up the NCARC meeting dates at the Strongsville Lib. On the Second Thursday of the month Jan-Thru April.

We will have the room from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

Dan, KB8A called for adjournment.

Rick motion for adjournment at 1930 hrs. Second by Mary Lou. K8MLS. Motion passed.

Dan, KB8A closed meeting at 1930 hrs.

NCARC meeting minutes by Fred, WB8UDA.

NCARC 11 June 2020

Membership Meeting Minutes:

Due to the Corona virus outbreak (COVID-19) a ZOOM Video Communications, Inc. platform was used for a video meeting over the internet. It was also possible to join the meeting by telephone.

No Trustees meeting was held for the month of June.

Meeting opened by NCARC Vice President Tom K8DMM at 1910 hours.

The following members joined the video meeting: Tom K8DMM, Norb N8KJT, Bobbie YL, Dan KB8A, Mary Lou K8MLS, Rick K8SCI, Tom WD8EFF, Heidi WD8EFK, Paul WB8CYI, and Joe N8QXC by telephone. At about 1937 hours Fred N8AHS joined the video.

There were 10 (ten) members that joined the meeting by video and 1 (one) member by telephone.

Treasurer's report: Treasurer Dan KB8A reported that the bills were paid and the club has money in the bank.

Field Day: June 27 and 28. It was mentioned that there are some new rules from the ARRL about using club call signs because of the pandemic. There was discussion about cleaning equipment after each operators use. Norb N8KJT said he would bring some alcohol to clean the equipment. Joe N8QXC mentioned that alcohol might damage the equipment. There was more discussion about the problems of social distancing and other problems with the virus protocols. Rick K8SCI made a motion to forgo this year’s Field Day gathering. Norb N8KJT seconds the motion. More discussion followed. Tom K8DMM called for a vote on the motion. No objections were heard. The motion passed.

[The club will NOT have a Field Day gathering this year.]       

Sunshine: Joe N8QXC mentioned that Steve W8IZ has the virus. Mary Lou K8MLS said she would send a card to Steve W8IZ.

Membership: No new members. Dan KB8A reminds everyone that club dues are due soon, before the first of July.

Approval of Minutes: Tom WD8EFF made a motion to accept the minutes of the May 2020 membership meeting. Norb N8KJT seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Two meter net: Mary Lou K8MLS mentioned that there have been more check-ins on the net since the stay at home orders. More people are needed to be net control and also help is needed to broadcast the News Line report. Any volunteers should contact Mary Lou K8MLS.

Education: None

Technical: Tom K8DMM said that the new stack for the 440 repeater was put together. Then Tom K8DMM showed pictures of the 440 repeater stack and then showed pictures of the completed 220 repeater stack which included modifications to the front panel of the 220 repeater. Both repeaters are working and waiting for antennas. Tom K8DMM also said that the microphone jack on the front of the Fusion repeater will only work when the repeater is in a dedicated mode in either digital or analog. The manual does not mention this fact.

Old Business: None

New Business: Fred N8AHS is unsure if the July meeting will take place at Bonnie Park because the park may be closed due to the virus. Tom K8DMM noticed that there is work going on at the park. Joe N8QXC added that he saw that work is being done on the dam and there is yellow tape around the pavilion meaning that the pavilion is closed.

Fundraising: None   

Tom K8DMM called for adjournment. Rick K8SCI made a motion. Tom WD8EFF seconded. The motion passed.  

The meeting closed at 1943 hours.

Minutes submitted by Paul WB8CYI.

NCARC 9 July 2020

Membership Meeting Minutes:

 

Due to the Corona virus outbreak (COVID-19) a ZOOM Video Communications, Inc. platform was used for a video meeting over the internet. It was also possible to join the meeting by telephone.

No Trustees meeting was held for the month of July.

Meeting opened by NCARC President Fred N8AHS at 1925 hours.

[There was a short delay opening the meeting due to some issues with Zoom]

The following members joined the video meeting: Fred N8AHS, Dan KB8A, Mary Lou K8MLS, Tom K8DMM, Rick K8SCI, Tom WD8EFF, Heidi WD8EFK, Fred WB8UDA Paul WB8CYI: Guests, Brian KE8OPX and Thomas KC8KQX: By telephone, Joe N8QXC.

There were 9 (nine) members that joined the meeting by video and 2(two) guests by video: 1 (one) member by telephone. Thomas KC8KQX left the meeting early maybe due to technical difficulties.

Treasurer's report: Treasurer Dan KB8A reported that the bills were paid and the club has money in the bank.

Field Day: June 27 and 28. Tom K8DMM, Joe N8QXC and Don KD8JQ participated in Field Day in the club’s name in different locations. About 45 plus contacts were made and the logs were sent to the ARRL. 

[The club did NOT have a Field Day gathering this year.]       

Sunshine: Steve W8IZ was reportedly doing OK. Mary Lou K8MLS said she sent him a card.

Membership: No new members. Club dues were due the first of July.

Approval of Minutes: Motion was made to accept the minutes of the June 2020 meeting by Tom K8DMM. Tom WD8EFF seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Two meter net: More people are needed to be net control and also help is needed to broadcast the News Line report. Any volunteers should contact Mary Lou K8MLS.

Education: Tom K8DMM is working on a presentation for the fall.

Technical: Tom K8DMM said that the 220 and 440 repeaters should be ready to test on the air from his location within two weeks. Norb N8KJT has to be contacted to find out if the repeaters can be moved to the North Royalton location to make sure that the antennas are ready and the repeater room is ready to receive the new racks.   

Old Business: None

New Business: None

Fundraising: Fred WB8UDA is working on new donations. Fred WB8UDA and Dennis W8DFK made donations at the beginning of the month. The club and its members thank Fred WB8UDA and Dennis W8DFK for their donations.   

Fred N8AHS called for adjournment. Rick K8SCI made a motion. Tom K8DMM seconded. The motion passed.  

The meeting closed at 1951 hours.

Minutes submitted by Paul WB8CYI.

NCARC 13 August 2020

Membership Meeting Minutes:

 

Due to the Corona virus outbreak (COVID-19) a ZOOM Video Communications, Inc. platform was used for a video meeting over the internet. It was also possible to join the meeting by telephone.

No Trustees meeting was held for the month of August.

Meeting opened by NCARC President Fred N8AHS at 1901 hours.

[There were intermittent audio problems during the meeting.]

The following members joined the video meeting: Fred N8AHS, Dan KB8A, Mary Lou K8MLS, Tom K8DMM, Rick K8SCI, Tom WD8EFF, Heidi WD8EFK, Fred WB8UDA, Steve W8IZ, Norb N8KJT,  Paul WB8CYI: By telephone, Joe N8QXC.

There were 11(eleven) members that joined the meeting by video: 1 (one) member by telephone. [Even some cats and dogs appeared at the meeting.]

Treasurer's report: None was given because Dan KB8A was having audio problems.

Awards: None

Field Day: As mentioned at the July meeting, logs were submitted to the ARRL.

[The club did NOT have a Field Day gathering this year.]       

Sunshine: None

Membership: No new members.

Newsletter: None

Approval of Minutes: Motion was made to accept the minutes of the July 2020 meeting by Tom WD8EFF. Tom K8DMM seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Program: None

Two meter net: More people are needed to be net control and also help is needed to broadcast the News Line report. Any volunteers should contact Mary Lou K8MLS.

Education: Fred N8AHS mentioned that there may be some virtual testing in the area.

Technical: Tom K8DMM said both the 220MHz. and 440MHz. are on the air in test mode at his location.     

Old Business: Tom K8DMM brought up the issue of renewing the Club’s post office box. Does the Club want to renew the post office box or cancel to save money? [This issue was not discussed at the July 2020 meeting.] Dan KB8A said that not much mail comes to the box and that a lot of the bills are paid online. Dan said also that the rent for the box is $106.00 for the next year. The current period is till 31 August 2020. More discussion followed. Tom WD8EFF made a motion NOT to renew the post office box and use the Treasurers address as the mail contact. Steve W8IZ seconded the motion. The motion passed. The new mail contact info will be put on the website. At this time Tom K8DMM mentioned the” reaction tab” at the bottom of the Zoom screen. This tab can be used to put a visual symbol on the screen in case someone has audio problems and can’t be heard. 

New Business: None

Fundraising: None 

Fred N8AHS called for adjournment. Rick K8SCI made a motion. Tom WD8EFF seconded. The motion passed.  

The meeting closed at 1938 hours.

Minutes submitted by Paul WB8CYI.

NCARC 10 September 2020

Membership Meeting Minutes:

 

Due to the Corona virus outbreak (COVID-19) a ZOOM Video Communications, Inc. platform was used for a video meeting over the internet. It was also possible to join the meeting by telephone.

No Trustees meeting was held for the month of September.

Meeting opened by NCARC Vice President Tom K8DMM at 1905 hours.

The following members joined the video meeting: Dan KB8A, Mary Lou K8MLS, Tom K8DMM, Rick K8SCI, Tom WD8EFF, Heidi WD8EFK, Steve W8IZ, Paul WB8CYI: By telephone, Joe N8QXC.

There were 8(eight) members that joined the meeting by video: 1 (one) member by telephone.

Treasurer's report: Treasurer Dan KB8A stated that the club has money in the bank and the equipment insurance premium was paid.

Awards: None

Field Day: Tom K8DMM suggests that the club think about ways to add points to the club’s score quickly.   

Sunshine: None

Membership: No new members.

Newsletter: None

Approval of Minutes: Motion was made to accept the minutes of the August 2020 meeting by Tom WD8EFF. Joe N8QXC seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Program: None

Two meter net: More people are needed to be net control and also help is needed to broadcast the News Line report. Any volunteers should contact Mary Lou K8MLS.

Education: None

Technical: Tom K8DMM said both the 220MHz. and 440MHz. are on the air at his location.     

Old Business: None

New Business: None

Fundraising: None

Discussion after the agenda: Tom K8DMM mentioned that he may be going on some trips and set up a remote way to control the 220 and 440 repeaters.

Dan KB8A mentioned that a few members dropped out of the club and he is sending out an updated club roster by email.

 Dan KB8A and Rick K8SCI said the library is not available for the October meeting. Tom K8DMM responded that he will book Zoom meetings into January 2021.

Joe N8QXC asked about the club elections and what the bylaws say about this no personal meetings situation. Dan KB8A said that the club nominations will take place at the November meeting as usual.

Rick K8SCI mentioned that the restaurant Santos is open and that he will look into having the Christmas dinner there on 10 December 2020 at 6pm if possible.

Tom K8DMM called for adjournment. Rick K8SCI made a motion. Tom WD8EFF seconded. The motion passed.  

The meeting closed at 1924 hours.

Minutes submitted by Paul WB8CYI.