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Minutes of meetings as follows:

Oct 13, 2016

Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society Meeting was held October 13, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church in Tullahoma, TN. The meeting was opened at 7:00 PM.

Officers were:

President, Randy Bee, W4WRB Absent

Vice President, Michael Glennon, KB4JHU

Secretary, George Stone WD4CYV

Treasurer, Michael Boyea KE4KMG

The meeting was opened with a pledge of allegiance. There was a visitor from McMinnville Loyce McGregor W4FGD whose father was a ham

George Stone WD4CYV read the minutes of the September 8, 2016 meeting. The motion to accept

corrected minutes was made by Michael Boyea KE4KMG, seconded by Jarred Jones KK4BBG.

Motion passed.

Michael Boyea KE4KMG gave treasurers report. Motion to accept by Jarred Jones KK4BBG, second by George Stone WD4CYV. Motion passed

The technical committee --- Larry Cagle W4WLO gave a report on solar panels and status of charge on the batteries. Solar panels and controllers were discussed

Upcoming events , Bicycle race in Coffee County November 5, they requested help but we were not able to help. Chattanooga Hamfest October 22.

 Nashville Lock 2 tailgate October 15

There was discussion about Tullahoma hamfest. George Stone WD4CYV will finalize reservations with the First Methodist Church.

Michael Glennon KB4JHU gave update on revision of bylaws. They will be posted on website and email link sent to all members. We will vote on them at our November meeting.

There was a report on Randy Bee W4WRB's operation. All went well Motion by Jarred Jones KK4BBG. and second by Michael Boyea KE4KMG to adjourn. Motions passed and the club adjourned at 8:11 PM

 

Sept 08, 2016

Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society Meeting was held September 8, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church in Tullahoma, TN. The meeting was opened at 7:00 PM.

Officers were

President, Randy Bee, W4WRB

Vice President, Absent Michael Glennon, KB4JHU Secretary, George Stone WD4CYV Treasurer, Michael Boyea KE4KMG The meeting was opened with a pledge of allegiance. .

Introduction of guest Wayne Golden KM4BAC and club members.

Up coming Ham fests

Stone Mountain, GA 5, 6

Chattanooga Oct 22

Bowling Green, KY Oct 1

Contest Route 66 is ongoing.

Program by Jack Hennon W4OWX who gave short talk on grounding your radios.

Larry Cagle K4WLO handed out material on grounding. He also demonstrated and spoke about ladder lines.

He also had idea on the 2017 Hamfest.

George Stone WD4CYV read minutes from August 11, 2016 meeting. Motion to accept with correction by Jarred Jones KK4BBG, second by Mike Hamby KI4UJY, motion passed.

Mike Boyea KE4KMG gave treasurers report, motion to accept by Jarred Jones KK4BBG, second by Mike Hamby KI4UJY, motion passed.

Tom Baskin AF4JJ gave a technical report. We need repeater coverage pattern. Randy Bee W4WRB will investigate coverage patterns. There was a discussion on the solar panels and their connectors.

Rand Bee W4WRB requested an update of bylaws, George Stone WD4CYV will set up a meeting with executive committee to revise bylaws..

Mike Hamby KI4UJY gave a report on the Elk River 100 bicycle ride.

There being no new business Randy Bee W4WRB declared the meeting adjourned.

Aug 11, 2016

Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society

Minutes of August 2016 meeting

On 11 August 2016, the meeting was called to order at 7:01 at the First Presbyterian Church, Tullahoma, TN.

Seventeen members were present with Officers: President W4WRB and Vice President KB4JHU.

In the call for announcements yielded two upcoming Hamfest (Huntsville, Cedars), a upcoming bike ride (ERV100) and one triathlon (Manchester Star Triathlon).


The program consisted of a general discussion lead by KB4JHU about BALUNs and antennas in general.

The minutes of the July meeting were read by the vice president. Motionto accept as read by KK4BBG seconded by KW4QJ passed.

The Treasurer’s report was verbal by the president. He said that there are now two signatures on the bank records. No current totals mentioned.

Committee Reports

  • Technical Committee: work continues at the K4EGC (10/70) repeater current efforts include tweaking the controller settings. A discussion followed about the Time-Out-Timer’s start time and the miss conception that it starts at the courtesy beep. Additional tower/heliax work at this repeater will be scheduled after all the races/Hamfest/hot weather.

  • The interesting discussion during the program and this discussion about the time-Out-Timer pushed someone in attendance to suggest a Technical Net.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • W4WRB said that the BY-LAWS revision still underway.

Other comments:

  • Michael Boyea birthday party Saturday 18:00 hours at Legions in Selbyville. ???

Motion to adjourn made by KE4BBG seconded by KI4UJY passed at about 8:15.

Respectfully submitted by AF4JJ

 

July 14, 2016

Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society Meeting held July 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

Meeting opened a at &:00 pm with pledge of allegiance. A handheld held radio was present to ne club member John Baskin KM4ULS who had obtained a technician License. He was voted into membership in the club.

Upcoming ham fests were

7/16 Athens TN

7/30 Lebanon Hamfest

8/20 and 8/21 Huntsville Hamfest

8/29 Cedars of Lebanon Hamfest

Contests -- 13 Colonies

Program--Michael Glennon KB4JHU gave program on repeater controller board and there was a discussion afterward.

There was a motion by Tom Baskin AF4JJ and second by Larry Cagle W4WRL to pay for the controller board used in the program.

The motion passed.

There was a motion by Tom Baskin AF4JJ and second by Buddy Richison KA4DLW to purchase 2 more controller boards. The motion passed.

The minutes for June 9, 2016 were read and corrected. Motion by Barry Bee KK4MKH ,

second by Jarred Jones KK4BBG to accept corrected minutes. The motion passed.

Motion by George Stone WD4CYV, second by Jackie Lawley KC4MH to skip the May 2016 treasurers report. The motion passed.

Michael Boyea KE4KMG gave June 2016 treasurers report. Motion to accept by Eric Sutherland AJ4QR, second by Jarred Jones, KK4BBG, Motion passed.

There was a bill from the Keith Springs Club for 2015 and 2016 of $100 for each year rent.

There was a discussion and motion by Buddy Richison KA4DLW, second by George Stone WD4CYV to pay these bills. Motion passed with 2 objections.

Tom Baskin AF4JJ said he had purchased table 249 at Huntsville Hamfest and was willing to share it.

Jess Lewis KR4OJ gave a technical report on the repeater antennas and said we need to schedule 2 work parties.

Michael Glennon KB4JHU reported on field day. We were class 3A and had 2380 points.

New business--Michael Boyea KE4KMG reported club hats are available at $18.00 each. We need to get additional name on club bank account. Randy Bee W4WRB will be added.

The XYL of silent key Bill Earhart K4EGC wanted the club to sell his old equipment.

After discussion the club decided to not be involved.

Our appointed club information officer is Chris Waldrup KD4PBJ.

Motion to adjourn by Joanna Lewis WB4JRL, second by Michael Boyea KE4KMG. Motion passed.

Meeting adjourned at 8:38 pm..

Minutes submitted by George Stone WD4CYV

 

June 09, 2016

Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society

Minutes of June 2016 meeting

On 9June 2016, the meeting was called to order at 7:01 at the First Presbyterian Church, Tullahoma, TN.

Thirteen members were present with President W4WRB the only officer.

In the call for announcements, four upcoming Hamfest and one contest were identified.

The program consisted of a general discussion of the adventures several club members had at the Dayton Hamvention with examples of the goodies passed out by the vendor’s.

The minutes of the May Meeting were read. Motion “to accept as read” by KA4DLW seconded by KW4QJ passed. There was no Treasurer’s report.

Committee Reports

  • Technical Committee: work continues at the K4EGC (10/70) repeater current efforts include: adding thirty feet of tower, replacing suspected marginal cable between components. (W4OWX tested afterwards and said there was improvement.) Additional work at this repeater will be scheduled.

  • Executive Committee: Membership levels are being reviewed and need for changes in charter are indicated. Additional review has been planned.

  • FIELD DAY: 1) Porta-poty expense has escalated to $250. Membership wanted them there but decided that this cost was excessive, and did not OK their scheduling. 2) FD-Budget for gas, food, etc. was discussed with a notion “to repay reasonable expenditure identified by receipt” made by KB9JLB seconded by W4WLO passing. 3) Have WB4JRL contact KA4DKW about cooking the chicken ASAP.

Other comments:

  • Club president and treasurer are scheduled to rendezvous to add a second authorized signature to the check signing process.

  • VE Testing at UTSI is suffering for testers. W4OWX contacted club members who are testers from another testing group.

Motion “to adjourn” made by KB9JLB seconded by KW4QJ passed at about 8:15.

Respectfully submitted by AF4JJ

 

May 14, 2016

Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society Meeting was held May 12, 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 was opened with a pledge of allegiance. . Upcoming Hamfest are Cedars of Lebanon Hamfest Aug 27, Huntsville Hamfest Aug 20, 21 , Athens, TN July 16, Cullman AL July 23, May 14 Clarksville Hamfest and the Knoxville Hamfest June 18.

.Contests on July 4 are 13 Colonies.

Announcements: May 13, 14 there will be National Guard Exercise. Michael Glennon KB4JHU read about the exercise and gave explanation. Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and local agencies will be involved. Michael Glennon KB4JHU gave program on FLdigi and MT63 transmission and explanation of digital modes. Randy Bee W4WRB passed around a photo of Hallicrafters S38B that he is working on. Jess Lewis KR4OJ gave a show an tell of silent key , Charlotte Prince KZ4V's QSL card collection. Mike Boyea KE4KMG gave an explanation of updated web page. He is seeking pictures of silent keys that were members of the club.

George Stone WD4CYV read the minutes of April 14, 2016 meeting. A correction was made that KR4OJ did not report on Echolink. Motion by Jarred Jones KK4BBG and second by Donna Boyea KC2ODU to accepted the corrected minutes. Motion passed.

Michael Boyea KE4KMG, gave a treasurer's report on recent expenditures. These included tower expenses, insurance and the annual report to the state of Tennessee. Motion by Tom Baskin AF4JJ , second by Randy Bee W4WRB to accept the treasurer's report. The motion passed.

Tom Baskin AF4JJ gave a repost on the 146.10/70 repeater. All comments were favorable.

There was a discussion on the Fusion repeater. There was a discussion of the priorities of repeaters and 440 MHz was suggested as next one. We should revisit the situation later. There was also a discussion of Echolink and repeater control.

There was a motion by Jess Lewis KR4OJ, second by John Crawford KW4QJ to purchase rope for use in the repeater maintenance. Motion passed.

Michael Glennon KB4JHU gave report on Field day activities. There have been changes on the social media and addition of a safety officer.

In old business Randy Bee W4WRB gave a report on the help at the Special Olympics. We had only 2 helpers and there was a question about our support of this activity. The Mach 10 triathlon will be June 4 and Mike Hamby KI4UJY will be the point of contact. Amateur and Military Cross band contacts will be May 14, 2016 and KB4JHU will set up at Arnold AFB.

There was a discussion about the club returning dues. Michael Boyea KE4KMG had sent Ronnie Reeves W4SUY a check for his dues. There was a motion by Joanna Lewis WB4JRL, second by Mike Boyea KE4KMG to vote on expulsion of Ronnie Reeves W4SUY if check is returned. The motion passed with 8 votes for, 4 against and 7 persons not voting.

There was motion to adjourn by Michael Glennon KB4JHU, second by Jarred Jones KK4BBG to adjourn. Motion passed.

 

Apr 14, 2016

Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society Meeting was held April 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 was opened with a pledge of allegiance. A new member was introduced, Stephen Lewis KI4DWV.

Upcoming Hamfests are Cedars of Lebanon Hamfest Aug 27, Huntsville Hamfest Aug 20, 21 , Athens, TN July 16, Cullman AL July 23 and the Knoxville Hamfest June 11.

Contests going on are 13 Colonies, July 4 and National Parks, ongoing.

Michael Boyea KE4KMG announced that we would begin treatment for cancer. The program was by Jack Hennon W4OWX and Michael Glennon KB4JHU it was about digital radio and programming.

There was much discussion about the capabilities of the Fusion Repeaters.

George Stone WD4CYV read the minutes of the March 10, 2016 meeting. A correction was made that the $100 prize was cash rather than a check or gift card.

Also the second of motion to open meeting by pledge of allegiance was seconded by KK4BBG. The motion to accept corrected minutes was made by Jarred Jones KK4BBG, seconded by Marvin Lawley K4RBP.

Motion passed.

Michel Glennon gave Hamfest report.

The technical committee was to meet after the regular meeting. Randy Bee W4WRB gave a general report on the 146.10/70 work.

Jess Lewis KR4OJ gave report on Echolink. There was a field day discussion by Michael Glennon KB4JHU. Motion by George Stone WD4CYV and

second by Larry Cagle K4WLO to hold field day at Old Stone Fort. Motion passed.

Old business was voting on officers. Jarred Jones KK4BBG and second by KA4DLW to keep

current officer. Motion passed with one exception. Tom Baskin reported that there will

be an exercise the weekend of May 13. It will be as if there were an ice storm.

The Ragnar relay will happened and one exchange will be in Tullahoma. Motion by KB4JHU , second by Jarred Jones KK4BBG to support Ragnar relay. Motion passed with 2 exceptions.

Special Olympics are April 29, motion by Tom Baskin AF4JJ, second by Jarred Jones to support. Motion passed. TEMA AuxCom exercise May 4, 5, and 6.. June 10 will be Mach 10.

Motion by Tom Baskin AF4JJ and second by Jarred Jones KK4BBG to adjourn. Motions passed and the club adjourned at 852 PM

 

Mar 10, 2016

Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society Meeting was held March 10, 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


Leon (Bud) Sutherland WB4HEX was introduced.  He was a founding club member.  Nashville
Hamfest will be April 23, 2016.  Cedars of Lebanon Hamfest August 27, 2016.  There is currently a Heard Island Expedition.
On June 10.   will be the Mach 10 triathlon and the club will support it. Mike Hamby
KI4UJY is the point of contact.


There were smoked butts available for purchase for $30.00.
Michael Glennon KB4JHU gave a program on radio control of small wheeled vehicles.
Hamgadget.com was the source of the components..
Michael Glennon KB4JHU gave a report on the Hamfest progress.  Tables will set up from
2:00 to 8:00 pm.  Bob Mahrenholz K4QQK gave a report on the church facilities.  There was
a motion by Mike Hamby KI4UJY and second by Michael Glennon KB4JHU to pay $25.00 for
setting the chairs up after the Hamfest.  The motion passed with one exception.  There was
a discussion about giving out the door prizes

The minutes from the February meeting were read by George Stone WD4CYV and motion by
Jarred Jones KK4BBG to approve and second by Mike Boyea KE4KMG.  The motion passed.
Michael Boyea KE4KMG gave the treasurers report with motion by Jarred Jones KK4BBG,
and second by Michael Glennon to accept .  Motion  passed.  Michael Boyea KE4KMG reported
that there are 51 members in the club and 36 are current on their dues.  There was a
report by the repeater committee concerning the status and the controller. Michael Boyea
KE4KMG reported that there are 4 or  handheld radios left to give out the the new hams.


There was a motion by Buddy Richison KA4DLW and second by Michael Boyea KE4KMG to open
the meetings with a pledge of allegiance to the flag.  The motion passed.


 There was a motion to give away $100.00 gift certificates at the Hamfest  by Joanna
Lewis WB4JRL and second by Jess Lewis KR4OJ.  The motion passed.  There was a discussion
of the pickers and helpers during the set up for the Hamfest.


  There was a report by the nominating committee recommending  keeping  the current
officers.  There was a motion by Tina Rigsby AK4AX and second by Jack Hennon W4OWX to keep
the current officers.  This motion passed.  There was some discussion on the limitations
on the treasurers term.  The 2 year limit was made in the midst of his term of office, so
the 2 year limit would not take place until the end of the current term.
Michael Boyea KE4KMG was the only bidder on the 4 tower sections and  his bid was
accepted.
There was a motion to adjourn by Tom Baskin AF4JJ and second by Jarred Jones KK4BBG.
The motions passed and the meeting was adjourned at 8:25 PM.
                                            Submitted by George Stone, Secretary

 

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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