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2018-03 minutes

Pawnee Amateur Radio Club

March 13, 2018

The Pawnee Amateur Radio Club held a meeting March 13th, 2018 at the Emergency Operations Center in Columbus Nebraska.  Club president, Dave AC0TF, called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.  AC0TF read the minutes of the February 2018 club meeting.   Club Treasurer, Ted K7CLP, gave a treasury report as of 3/13/2018 with no outstanding bills for the month.  The treasurer report was approved as read.  

Members Present – AC0TF, K7CLP, AC0DN, KD0RIZ, KE0NYD, KA0TWD, N0RHM, guest KB0LF (Fred)


Old Business

Columbus Rotary Club Loup-de-loup bike ride  Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Suggestions for future club topics are:

    Radio Astronomy - Ted K7CLP - Ted did this at the February meeting

    HF gear and antennas - Adam KD0RIZ

    HF vertical antennas - Gene KD0OBA

    IRLP information - Adam KD0RIZ

    DStar using the Columbus repeaters - Gene KD0OBA

    Transmitter hunt - Dave AC0TF

    Whats in your shack? - Gene KD0OBA - Gene lead the discussion at the March meeting

New Business

Presentation by Fred KB0LF on the 2018 Nebraska QSO Party which will be held April 21, 22.  They are looking for phone (voice) stations to participate.  Nebraska will allow FT8 mode this year.  More information at   Addition to minutes: WD0AAH has offered to host club members at his home location if anyone wants to work the Nebraska QSO event from there.

N0RHM discussed looking at a Point to Point Internet wireless connection between the Court House and the DStar tower site.  This would replace the cellular modem (with its monthly charge) currently being used.  K7CLP will look in to options with KD0OBA and KD0RIZ.  They will report back to N0RHM.

KD0RIZ discussed the need for a new network router at the DStar tower site.

Addition to minutes: KD0OBA processed a DStar registration for K3NE to grant him access to the DStar reflector network.  

With no further business, a motion to adjourn was made by Chris AC0DN seconded by Adam AC0TF.  Motion carried.


Whats in your shack? - Gene KD0OBA lead a discussion where each club member described the equipment in their home shack.  Items covered were the antennas that they use, the radios that they own and software that they like for logging contacts.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm


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