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Minutes of meetings as follows:


August 13, 2015

The regular meeting of the Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society was held August 13, 2015
at the First Presbyterian Church in Tullahoma.

The meeting opened at 7:00 PM.  President Randy Bee, W4WRB, present, Vice President
Michael Glennon KB4JHU, present Secretary George Stone WD4CYV, president, Michael Boyea,
KE4KMG, absent

The newest ham John Crawford KM4LSV introduced himself and there was an introduction of

Announcements  Michael Hamby KI4UJY was point of contact for the Elk River 100 to be held
Sept 12, 2015.  He could use help.
Randy Bee W4WRB noted there would be Special event station at Cedars of Lebanon, August 22
using call of W4H.
Oct 1-3, 2015, there will be AUXCOM exercise at Deason Fire Academy.

Jack Hennon  W4OWX gave program on crystal radios.

The Minutes for the last meeting were read and motion to approve by Eric Sutherland AJ4QR,
and second by Jarred Jones KK4BBG.  Motion passed.

In the absence of our treasurer, there was a motion do dispense with the treasurers report
by Jarred Jones, KK4BBG and second by John Crawford KM4LSV.  The motion passed.

There was a technical committee report by Tom Baskin AF4JJ on the trailer.
There was no problem with the repeaters but some coax and other small items were need.

Michael Glennon KB4JHU gave a report on the STEM and Adriano classes.  He was requesting
teaching help and money from the club.
There was a motion to donate $200.00 by Tom Baskin and second by Jarred Jones KK4BBG.  The
motion passed with one objection.

Jess Lewis KR4OJ showed some of his ARC 5 WW2 equipment.

Motion by Tom Baskin AF4JJ and second by George Stone WD4CYV to adjourn meeting.  Motion




June 11, 2015

June 11, 2015 Meeting of Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society, 7:00 meeting at First Presbyterian Church in Tullahoma Officers present, Randy Bee (W4WRB), President, Michael Glennon (KB4JHU) , Vice President, George Stone (WD4CYV) , Secretary, and Michael Boyea (KE4KMG) Treasurer

There was the introduction of guests and members.

The Minutes from last meeting were read, Motion to accept by Tom Baskin, AF4JJ and seconded by Mike Boyea, KE4KMG, passed by members

Mike Boyea, KE4KMG read treasurers report, $695.22 in Checking, $12,253 in savings., upcoming expense for $100.00 donation to Fisher House in memory of Ernie Moore, and letter read by Mike. Motions to accept by Tom Baskin, AF4JJ and second by Ed Hohenthaner, W7LGD, passed by members.

Tom Baskin, AF4JJ reported that there were problems with the Echolink. Motion to use purchased computer for $89.00 from Dayton Hamfest . by Mike Boyea, KE4KMG, second by KB4JHU, passed by members.

Mike Boyea KE4KMG reported on Buddy Richeson KA4DLW and wife who are currently a Life Care.

Tom Baskin AF4JJ submitted bills for items that Eric Sutherland AJ4QR (bottle jack, hammer, 2 tables and 2 chairs). The purchase of these items had been approved at previous meeting.

W4WRB reported of Yaseau repeated deal for amateur use at cost of $500.00 per repeater.

Motion to purchase a repeater by Ed Hohenthaner W7LGD and second by KB4JHU. After some discussion this motion passed.

A motion was made by Mike Boyea KE4KMG, and second by Bob Payne KC4FV to purchase and additional repeater as a back up, due to the limited time frame of purchase and the very good price. Motion passed 6-2 with several abstaining.

A field day report was given by Michael Glennon, KB4JHU as follows Jess Lewis KR4OJ and Joanna Lewis WB4JRL would be the points of contacts for the dinner.

There would be hamburgers and hot dogs, utensils and drinks supplied by clubs, and pot luck should be supplied by those attending. We would have a tech topic presentation, ARRL booth, publicity was in High Mach Magazine, a flyer was posted on the cable tv channel, Jess KR4OJ would copy the field day bulletin, Mike KB4JHU would set up a wifi network.

The stations had been tentatively laid out. The Short Mountain Repeater Club and the Bedford County Amateur Radio Club would join us. David Brown W4ODB from the Short Mountain Radio Club would provide barbeque.

Bob Payne listed a computer for sale for $!50.00

Motion by Tom Baskin AF4JJ, second by Mike Boyea KE4KMG to adjourn, motion passed.




May 14, 2015

The Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society met May 14, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church in Tullahoma at 7:00 pm.

Officers present were President Randy Bee, W4WRB and secretary George Stone WD4CYV.

Treasure Michael Boyea KE4KMG and Vice president Michael Glennon KB4JHU were absent.

1. The minutes of previous meeting taken by Tom Baskin AF4JJ were read.

Motion to approve by Eric Sutherland AJ4QR , seconded by Jerry Ewell N4GE and passed unanimously

2. Mike Boyea KE4KMG sent a copy of treasurers report which was read by George Stone WD4CYV. Motion to approved by Eric Southerland AJ4QR , second by Tim Harrison KD4ZQT, passed unanimously. (this report will be attached to these minutes)

3. Meeting went outside for a program by Chris Waldrup K4PBJ on thermite welding.

4. There were no committee reports due to absence of committee members.

5. Mike Hamby KI4UJY gave a report on the recent AUXCOM exercise held at Deason, TN at the fire academy.

6. Eric Southerland AJ4QR made motion for $500 to equip the club trailer with hardware

for radios, chairs, table and tie downs for radio. Second by KW4LO and passed unanimously.

7. Eric Southerland AJ4QR made motion to purchase hf radio for club trailer. There was much discussion and this motion died for lack of a second.

8. New business Mike Hamby KI4UJY will head up the support for the Mach 10 triathlon. on June 6.

We will also support the Elk River 100 Bicycle race on Sept 12, and Manchester Triathlon on Labor day weekend.

9. Field day was discussed and it will be a 3 club event with details to be worked out later. It will be held at Old Stone Fort and the point of contacts will be Michael Glennon KB4JHU for MTARS, David Brown W4ODB for the Short Mountain repeater Club and Randy Bee W4WRB for the Bedford County Amateur Radio Club.

10. Motion by Eric Southerland AJ4QR to adjourn, second by Jack Hennon W4OWX, and passed unanimously.


October 9, 2014

Randy, W4WRB, acting President, opened meeting at 7 pm.  27 were present.

KK4BBG (Jarred), KI4UJY (Mike H.), W4OWX (Jack) and KB4JHU (Mike G.) presented the program: go boxes

Randy called for introductions for new members/visitors.

Minutes of meeting read by Tom (AF4JJ) Motioned by George (WD4CYV) and 2nd by Ed (W7LGD) and was accepted as read.

Treasury Report read by Mike Boyea (KE4KMG)

Checking account has $114.72 via bank statement     Savings has $9005.00   Total:  $9122.42

Discussed cost of shirts, school projects and other expenditures

Treasury report was motioned to be accepted by Mike H (KI4UJY) and 2nd by Buddy (KA4DLW):   was accepted as read.

Mike Boyea (KE4KMG) mentioned due paying time again if wanted to pay early.

Technical Committee:  Talked about the 82 is linked to Huntsville now, protocol is still being worked on as to when to link and what to say.

Jess (KR4OJ) and Randy (W4WRB) went back to the 70 and checked on stuff, changed some stuff.

Tom (AF4JJ) talked of solar panel clean-up at the 70 and mentioned how nice the power has been via solar panels when power was off.  No right angle for panels, just angled for debris and rain to drop off.

82 is linked on Thursdays for weather net training (or just one Thursday?)  Looking into how to report, what to report, how to say---still being talked about.

Tina (AK4AX) told about online spotter classes

Franklin County will have live spotter coming up.

Suggest what you want the Tech com to look into.

Echolink is up and running

Ed (W7LGD) has Tullahoma Hamfest set up for March already with church.  Mike G (KB4JHU) is going to place article about it in QST magazine.  George (WD4CYV) is going to check on fee owed.

Mike H (KI4UJY) is in charge for Christmas party on 2nd Thursday in Dec and Executive Committee makes the decision where. Voted on and passed. Mike H. motioned to accept and Randy 2nd

Tim (KD4ZTQ) talked about the website and domain name, which will be left to Tim to get a name and get it done. The ayes had the vote. Mike G motioned and Jarred 2nd

Oct. 24 is Ragnor Race, which was discussed. Who is helping and where? George motioned to have club support so insurance will cover those who want to do it.  Voted on and ayes had it.

Mike G motioned to adjourn and Jarred 2nd…end of meeting

Respectfully submitted by Tina AK4AX  Club Secretary


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