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Minutes of meetings as follows:

Jan 14, 2016

Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society Meeting held January 14, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church in Tullahoma, TN. The meeting was opened at 7:00 PM.

Officers present were

President, Randy Bee, W4WRB

Vice President, Michael Glennon, KB4JHU

Secretary, George Stone WD4CYV

Treasurer, Michael Boyea KE4KMG

The meeting opened at 7:00 PM. We introduce a visitor K6IUZ , Tom Lewis from Lebanon.

The future ham fests were announced which are Dalton, GA Feb 27, Cave City KY March 5 and the Tullahoma TN March 12.

There was a discussion on our mail system. The MTARS @ Mailman.QTH. net is the best one for us to use.

Current contest is the North American QSO party . .

KB4JHU, Michal Glennon, has been appointed emergency coordinator for district 5 of the ARRL.

N4MKG, Jackie Green, gave a program on Morse code and the keys that he has made and acquired. W4OWX, Jack Hennon, gave a demonstration of a CW net.

WD4CYV , George Stone, read the minutes for Nov. 2015 (there were no minutes for December because it was our Christmas party.) Motion to approve by AF4JJ, Tom Baskin and seconded by KK4BBG, Jarred Jones. Motion passed.

KE4KMG, Mike Boyea, gave the treasurers report. It included repeater expenses explained by AF4JJ, Tom Baskin, and also Christmas party expenses, repeater manual cost and miscellaneous supplies. Motion to approve by KB4JHU, Michael Glennon, and second by KK4BBG, Jarred Jones. Motion passed.

There was a motion to purchase a high storage battery. Motion by KR4OJ, Jess Lewis and second by KK4BBG, Jarred Jones. Motion passed. W4WRB, Randy Bee gave a report on the 6 meter repeater, it had been coordinated. Tom Baskin AF4JJ chair of technical committee reported on repeater issues.

KB4JHU, Michael Glennon gave a report on the progress of the Hamfest. There were 3 tables sold, ARRL advertising was in place. We will set up on Friday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. A motion was made by KM4LSV, John Crawford, to spend up to $350 for door prizes, second by KK4BBG, Jarred Jones. Motion passed.

Old business--- W4SUY, Ronnie Reeves, was able to get a computer projector donated to the club

KD4PBJ ,Chris Waldrup, was appointed Point of Information Officer for the club.

W4WRB, Randy Bee, attended a D-star controller meeting, no information was given on the Fusion repeater.

KB4JHU, Michael Glennon, gave a report on the meeting with the 146.10/70 repeater site owners. It went very favorably.

There was a discussion on the tower sections that were in possession of W4KTK., Buddy Chelstorp They are property of the club but actions to collect them might require more legal expense to repossess them than there worth. There was a motion by KE4KMG, Michael Boyea, to drop the matter and second by KD4ZRQ, Tim Harrison. Motion passed with KR4OJ, Jess Lewis and WA4JRL Joanna Lewis voting against.

Motion to adjourn meeting by KK4BBJ, Jarred Jones and second by KB4JHU, Michael Glennon.

Motion passed.

There was a technical committee meeting after the regular meeting. This will be reported on in February meeting.

Submitted by George Stone, Secretary

 

Nov 12, 2015

Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society Meeting held November 12, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church in Tullahoma, TN. The meeting was opened at 7:00 PM.

Officers present were

President, Randy Bee, W4WRB

Vice President, Michael Glennon, KB4JHU

Secretary, George Stone WD4CYV

Treasurer, Michael Boyea KE4KMG

Announcements were Montgomery Hamfest November 21, 2015 and upcoming DX expedition to South Sandwich Islands in 2016.

A program was given by Michael Glennon, KB4JHU. It involved low power 40 meter CW kits operating on 7.023 mhz. He also gave a demonstration of 12 volt LED light bars.

The secretary's minutes were read by George Stone, WD4CYV motion to accept by Jarred Jones, KK4BBG, second by John Crawford, KM4LSV. Motion passed.

Treasurer's report by Michael Boyea KE4KMG--He reminded members to pay their upcoming dues. Presented a copy of THE PATRIOT magazine that acknowledged the clubs donation in memory of Ernie Moore AD4AT.

He also reported on the repeater expenses. A full treasures report was given. Motion to accept by George Stone, WD4CYV, second by Ronnie Reeves, W4SUY. Motion passed.

Repeater Report. Randy Bee W4WRB reported on controller. The club will get a printed manual for easier use. There was a discussion on the controller.

Hamfest Committee report by Michael Glennon, KB4JHU. The flyer and publicity have been done. It is also been listed as an ARRL approved ham fest for March 12, 2016 at the First Methodist Church in Tullahoma. The duties have been divided out.

Michael Glennon KB4JHU reported on a meeting with the 146.10/70 repeater site owners and it went favorable.

There was a motion by George Stone, WD4CYV to appropriate $140 for use as door prizes at the club Christmas party at Simply Southern Restaurant in Pelham, TN., second by John Crawford, KM4LSV. Motions passed.

 The absolute cutoff date for reservations is November 30, 2015 and they are to be given to Joanna Lewis, WB4JRL. John Crawford KM4LSV will provide Christmas music.

The was motion by Jarred Jones, KK4BBG, second by John Crawford KM4LSV to appropriate $100, for purchase of club project materials for educational use. Motion passed.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:20 PM

Submitted by George Stone, WD4CYV, Treasurer

 

 

Oct 08 2015

MTARS Meeting Oct 8, 2015 Held at the First Presbyterian Church in Tullahoma at 7:00 PM President Randy Bee W4WRB; Vice President Michael Glennon KB4JHU;

Treasurer Michael Boyea KE4KMG; Secretary George Stone WD4CYV.  All officers were present Announcement were Chattanooga Hamfest Oct 31, Stone Mountain Georgia, First Weekend in November, Nov. 21, Montgomery Ham fest.

November Sweeps coming up and Chesterfield Reefs expedition coming up.  There was a program by John Crawford KJ4LSV on blind amateur radio operation.

Past meetings minutes were read by secretary, motion to approve by Michael Glennon KB4JHU, second by KE4KMG, motion passed.

Treasurers report give by treasurer, Motion to approve by Tom Baskin AF4JJ , second by KJ4LSV, motion passed.

There was a discussion on check signing and the bylaws. There was a discussion on the new repeater and Echolink. Randy Bee W4WRB gave a technical explanation on the new repeater.

George Stone WD4CYV, repeater committee Chairman, gave a report on the repeater committee meeting.

Joanna Lewis WB4JRL will handle the arrangement for the club Christmas party which will be held in Pelham on December 10. 2015.   George Stone WD4CYV gave a report on the lack of club meeting minutes for the 2 previous years.

There was a motion to adjourn by Tom Baskin AF4JJ, second by Marvin Lawley K4RBP, motion passed and the club adjourned at 8:10 PM.

Submitted by George Stone WD4CYV

 

Sept 10 2015

Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society Minutes

The regular meeting of the Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society was held 7:00 PM , September 10, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church in Tullahoma

Officers

President Randy Bee W4WRB present

Vice President Michael Glennon KB4JHU present Secretary George Stone WD4CYV present Treasurer Michael Boyea KE4KMG absent

The meeting began at 7:00 pm

There were no new guests

Michael Glennon KB4JHU announced that Michael Boyea KE4KMG's brother had passed away in Florida. The club will send a sympathy card.

Mike Hamby KI4UJY requested help for the Elk River 100 to be held Sept. 12, 2015 The Aux Com exercise will be held Oct. 1, 2, and 3 ant the Fire Academy at Deason.

There has been a request for help with the Jack and Back event to be held on Oct. 3, 2015 The Ragnar Relay is Oct. 23 and 24. The club has declined to participate.

The Chattanooga Hamfest is Oct. 31, 2015.

The Route 66 contest will be this weekend.

Jack Hennon W4OWX gave a program on Morse Code.

The minutes were read from the previous meeting. There was a correction by Randy Bee W4WRB. Motion by Eric Southerland AJ4QR to approve and second by Michael Glennon KB4JHU.

The motion passed.

In the absence of our treasurer Mike Boyea KE4KMG, a motion was made by Jarred Jones KK4BBG to dispense with the treasurers report. and a second by Michael Glennon KB4JHU.

The motion passed.

Committee Reports

Tom Baskin AF4JJ gave the technical committee report. Our new digital repeater has been received and Tom will put an inventory on it. There was a discussion about the batteries for the repeater.

Randy Bee W4WRB said the Chad Chelstorp had called and said that the "tower owner" wants the club to pay $50.00 a month tower rent. The consensus of the club was that we would not pay rent.

The Tullahoma Hamfest will be March 12, 2016 and we will need chairman appointed. George Stone WD4CYV will get contract signed by the Tullahoma First Methodist Church.

Randy Bee W4WRB reported that the Coffee County Clerk has requested information on Amateur Radio Emergency Service for license tags.

Motion to adjourn by Jarred Jones KK4BBG and second by Eric Sutherland AJ4QR. The motion passed and the meeting was adjourned.

 

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,  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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