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West Tennessee Amateur Radio Society Regular Meeting

 November 2, 2017

President Tim Belton KK4DTT called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. 

There were 19 members and one visitor present. 

The minutes from the October 5, 2017 meeting were approved as read. 

The treasury report was given by the treasurer Philip Julian KG4NVN. The checking account balance is $505.40 and the savings account $4883.42. No additional bills are expected before the end of the year. 

Philip also reported that our club radio license has been renewed. 

Greg Flanagan N4GMF reported that the Bagels and Bluegrass Bike Ride was well supported with a record number of participants. The event organizers sent their thanks. 

Tim Belton remarked that the D-Star repeater is working but its full capability has not been established. 

The program was presented by Eddie Holmes WE4WXO using slides from the Winter Weather Workshop conducted by the National Weather Service. They focused on the Hazard Simplification Project and snow fall projections for the upcoming winter season. 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully Submitted Ben Barnett K4BEZ Secretary 

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West Tennessee Amateur Radio Society Regular Meeting September 7, 2017

President Tim Belton KK4DTT called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.


There were 25 persons present. (No membership information was taken.)


The minutes from the August 3, 2017 meeting were approved as read.


Philip Julian KG4NVN reported all finances are in order with a checking account balance of

$606.38 and savings account $4856.99. Copies of the club tax exempt filing papers for 2017

were submitted to the secretary for filing with the minutes.


The program was presented by Alan McClain KA4BNI. He explained and demonstrated features

of the state wide digital radio system that is now used by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and other

public service agencies.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.


Respectfully Submitted

Ben Barnett K4BEZ

Secretary


West Tennessee Amateur Radio Society Regular Meeting August 3, 2017

 President Tim Belton KK4DTT called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. There were 21 members present and 1 visitor. 

The minutes from the June 1, 2017 meeting were approved as read.

 Philip Julian KG4NVN reported all finances are in order with a checking account balance of $732.91 and savings account $4856.99. 

Jimmy Floyd NQ4U announced that the computer supporting the D-Star repeater is almost ready and the system should be on the air soon. 

A very interesting program was presented by Dennis Murphy KJ6UF that outlined his very extensive solar panel installation at his home in Toone, TN. 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 PM. Respectfully Submitted Ben Barnett K4BEZ Secretary 

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Minutes of June Regular Club Meeting

Minutes taken by Stan AA5XO

June 5, 2014


Meeting called to order by President Tom Goodman, AI4DB, at 7:00 PM.


No Treasurer's nor Secretary's report since both were absent from the meeting. May minutes from Tim Belton, KK4DTT are included at the end.


Discussed the 147.210 repeater antenna situation. Jimmy Floyd, NQ4U, said he would make arrangements for another tower crew to put up the new antenna.


Discussed Field Day:


Greg N4GMF, made motion. Seconded by Jimmy, W4JHO to buy two Baofeng 2M/440 radios. One will be given away to the 9 people who either obtained their first license or upgraded at the May 31st Test Session. One will be given away to those attending Field Day. Motion carried.


Motion by Greg, N4GMF, Seconded by Lee, KF4NZV, to buy enough Bar-be-que from Latham's Bar-be-que to feed 60 people for a quoted price of $210. Motion carried.


Amateur Radio Day Declaration:

Jimmy, NQ4U, informed the club that the Madison County Mayor will make the declaration at the University of Tennessee Agricultural Center Monday, June 16th, around 8:30 A.M. It is requested that all who can attend, please do so.


Program:


Stan, AA5XO, made a presentation on BALUNS. Additional material has been added to the presentaion. It can be found at http://tinyurl.com/na7xgz8.


Motion made by Ben, K4BEZ, seconded by Jimmy, W4JHO, to adjourn until July regular meeting. We will meet July 3rd at the Catfish Cabin Restaurant on South Highland at 6:30 PM.


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May 1, 2014

West Tennessee amateur Radio Society

Meeting Minutes

Meeting call to order by president Tom Goodman (AI4DB)

Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

REPORTS:

Trustee

147.210 antenna repair is still being planned for this month.

Treasurer

2788.50 in checking

Committees

Field day food committee

New business

Two meter exercise planning for the fall with Crockett and Gibson county club.

Exam study session for the ham exam will be May. 31 2014. Will give the test after the

study session.

Field day planning

Stan Kozlowitz made a motion to have field day at the Eco James garner second motion

carried.

Project : jimmy Floyd needs a terminated folded dipole built. We will schedule a time

to build this antenna.

Program

Dstar program john Guthrie wa4mqq. Kf5ddp

Meeting adjourned



January 2, 2014

Meeting call to order by president Tom Goodman (AI4DB)

Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

REPORTS:Treasurer checking 2,129.02 at 11/30/2013

Trustee report Allen McClain A new repeater has been added by KJ4HRM 442.300 on the MTEARS network.145.300 tuned and working well.442.900 will be moving to the police tower down town. 114.8 PL147.210 antenna will be installed next week weather permitting.

New business

ARES meeting is canceled for 1-16-2014

Old business

Ham of the year Allen McClain presented by president Tom Goodman

Ben Barnett K4BEZ did a program on a emergency antenna construction.

Meeting adjourned


December 5, 2013

West Tennessee Amateur Radio Society Minutes West Tennessee amateur radio Society meeting 12/ 5/13. 

Pres. Tom Goodman open meeting with greetings meeting was called to elect officers for 2014. Jimmy always made a motion to keep the officers as it is by acclamation seconded by Greg motion carried my made the motion to adjourn seconded by Greg meeting adjourned. S


November 7, 2013 

West Tennessee Amateur Radio Society Minutes. 

The Meeting was call to order by Tom Goodman (AI4DB). 

The minutes were read and approved.

The Bagels and Bluegrass bike ride went well.  

There were no injuries and the ride completed at 4pm.

Treasurer Report Checking   $2,156.02

The Jackson Christmas Parade will be December 2.  The parade will have the same layout as last year.  Volunteer are to meet at 5pm in the Civic center paring lot.


Roger Elmore gave an excellent program on Mesh networking..

Meeting Adjourned.


October Minutes

October 4, 2013

West Tennessee Amateur Radio Society

Minutes

The Meeting was called to order by Tom Goodman (AI4DB)

The minutes were read and approved.

Treasurer Report

Checking $1,033.02

There are no new nominations for officers from the nominating committee.

Bagels and Blue Grass bike Ride communication volunteers will meet at the JSCC gym at 6:30am on Saturday.

Update on the 146.210 repeater antenna. A commercial mono band antenna has been purchased for 849.00. A tower climber will be scheduled soon.

Tom Goodman presented a program on Radio Astronomy.

.Meeting Adjourned.



September 5, 2013


West Tennessee Amateur Radio Society


Minutes


The minutes were read and approved.


Treasurer Report


Checking $1,143.84

Savings $7,472.91


Trustee Report


Allen McClain reported that the power amp was repaired but the antenna on the 147.210 was bad and needed to be replaced.. The coax was ok. Allen suggested that we go back with a mono band commercial grade antenna and move the 442.900 to the EMA tower.


A motion was made by Stan Kozlowitz and seconded by James Garner to give Allen McClain approval to replace the 147.210 antenna up to $2,500. motion passed. A committee was appointed to assist Allen with this project.


Committee members are Tom Goodman, Greg Flannigan, Philip Julian, and Jimmy Floyd.


March 22 2014 is the date for the Andrew Jackson Marathon. The club provides communication for this event.


There will be a Cubaree demo link system on September 7 at the fairgrounds.


On Saturday September 14 at Montgomery Bell State park there will be digital communication training Jimmy will do training at the EOC from 8:30 to 5:00 with winlink and winmore.


Tom Goodman appointed an election committee of David Nailing and Philip Julian.


Tim Belton made a motion to form a committee of Jimmy Floyd and Mike Winslow To put together an proposal for club insurance with ARRL. Seconded by Greg Flannigan Motion approved.


Allen McClain did an excellent program on repeater operation and tuning along with the future of the westlink repeater network.


Meeting Adjourned.


July 11, 2013


Minutes for West Tennessee Amateur Radio Society


President Tom Goodman (AI4DB) called the meeting to order.


The minutes were read and approved.


Treasurer Report


By Phillip Julian (KG4NVN)

Checking $1,176.84

Savings $7,472.91


The club received 3700 points for field day.


We want to remind everyone of the Tuesday night net at 8:30pm on the 210 repeater. We also are in need of volunteers to call the net on Tuesday night.


The program was on Anderson power poles by Stan Kozlowitz (AA5XO)


Meeting adjourned.


Tim Belton (KK4DTT)

Secretary


West Tennessee Amateur Radio Society


May 2, 2013


President Tom Goodman (AI4DB) called the meeting to order.


The Minutes were read and approved.


Trustee Report


No report


Old Business


Casey Jones special event station was canceled due to rain and lack of participation. The weather was the main factor because we would have had to work outside.



Treasurers Report


No Report



New Business


On Field day there may be construction going on at the emergency operations center. We will have to work around the construction. David Nailing will head the committee for field day. We are planning on having a test session in the afternoon..


The program was Joe Loucka building a wire Jpole and assisting other complete and tune. Great progam.

Meeting adjourned. Secretary Tim Belton (KK4DTT)



March 7, 2013


West Tennessee Amateur Radio Society

March 7, 2013

President Tom Goodman (AI4DB) called the meeting to order.

The Minutes were read and approved.

Trustee Report

Allen McClain (KA4BNI) reported all repeater are up and running.

Several member report that 146.210 repeater was experience some problems.

Old Business

Greg Flannigan (N4GMF) discussed details for the Andrew Jackson Marathon scheduled for March 16.

Treasurers Report

Phillip Julian (KG4NVN) reported the Balance in our account 1,353.27

All bills paid..

New Business

The club wants to thank Jimmy Floyd (NQ4U) for teaching the ICS 300 course.

WTARS has over 100 voting members Tom Goodman stated that there are more hams now than ever before. 708,500 . Reference QST magazine.

On The revived WTARS information and swap meet net on 147.210 repeater there were 17 check ins.

Stan Kozlowitz (AA5XO) did an excellent program on FL DIGI with the help of Jimmy Floyd.(NQ4U)

Meeting adjourned. Secretary Tim Belton (KK4DTT)








February 7, 2013

West Tennessee Amateur Radio Society

February 7, 2013

President Tom Goodman (AI4DB) called the meeting to order.  

The Minutes were approved as read.

Trustee Report

Alan McClain (KA4BNI) reported that the 145.170 repeater on the hospital was down.  All other repeater are up and running.
A new repeater is now on in Savannah Tn on frequency 146.700 pl 123.0.  He also reported that a new 440 repeater in Savannah Tn will be coming soon.

Treasurers Report

Phillip Julian (KG4NVN) reported that the post office box rent was paid. 

New Business

The club voted to sanction and support the following events.

March 16, 2013 The Andrew Jackson marathon.

The Casey Jones Special event station.  The date is yet to be determined.

The Bagels and Blue Grass Bike ride in October.

Field Day   June 22 and 23.

The club discussed that we support and assist the Chester County Club when possible.

The club voted to recommend and support a new call sign for the Ares/Races repeater.

February 21 is National Severe Weather Awareness Day

Our April Meeting will be at Barnhills. 

Tom Goodman (AI4DB) presented a program about antenna’s we could build as projects.

One new member joined the club at this months meeting . Jonathan Haynes (KI7SC).  If you hear him on the air welcome him to the Club!

Meeting  ajourned.  Secretary Tim Belton (KK4DTT)


David N4JDN; Tom AI4DB; Greg N4GMF

Tom AI4DB showing a antenna while David N4JDN and Greg N4GMF look on.
 

 

January 3, 2013

West Tennessee Amateur Radio Society
Meeting Minutes January 3 2013
President Tom Goodman (AI4DB) opened the meeting with greetings.
Minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved as read.
Treasurers report by Phillip Julian (KG4NVN)
Savings 7417.07
Checking 912.37
Expenses for the month of December 320.00 insurance premium.
No Trustee report
No old business
New business
Casey Jones planning for special events
Start a new net Tuesday night 8:30pm on 147.210 repeater
Simplex net on 146.550 Tuesday night
Stan Kozlowitz (AA5XO) did a program on soldering pl259 it worked and passed MFJ tuner test.
Meeting adjourned. (greg and Jim)
Secretary Tim Belton (KK4DTT)

Stan AA5XO showing one way to install a PL-259 on RG-213 coax





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