RARC Meeting Minutes – October 2011
11, 2011 at RCTC
Approval of Sept. 2011
Treasurer’s Report (to be approved as part of these
RARC Treasurer's Report: Tuesday, October
Transactions this period:
|Olmsted United Way:
|RPU (4th Qtr)
Membership status: 92
Rod will be moving away as of tonight.
Scott Wright has 250 picture QSL cards to donate for a prize for coming
up with a club QSL card. Peter, W0LLN will work with Scott on finding a
Richard Groby KD5NTL
Field Day Report: KOA
Information about the KOA campground was presented by K0VH. Information
will be forwarded to the club by e-mail and posted on the webpage.
Not handicap accessible
Non-ham activities will be present.
Completely different set of challenges than our normal sites.
Tech committee: '. 820
needs battery, large tower trailer needs repair.
All equipment is operational.
Must move equipment to Pat's by 15th of October from Gamehaven. Pat
will be going out of town.
Post driver – K0RPD
Tower Repair committee:
Follow up on stv's note
“As a member of the the portable tower repair committee that was formed
two months ago, I am asking for input from the club on what we should
about the large portable trailer tower. The cost estimates for fixing
the current problems and retrofitting it for safety will be around
$1300.00. This would make the tower DOT qualified, and bring it up to
standards for extending it to its full length. We have never done this
due to safety concerns. The tower as it sets is not usable.(cracked
welds) Please reply with comments pro and con on this club issue. It
will be discussed at the club meeting on Tuesday. If you want to
me in person call 254-3993 for more information. Thanks for the feed
back I have recieved already.
Thanks for your time, Steve W0STV."
5” diameter 50ft guyed tower, Ontario NY, $400 shipping 3 people could
put up tower, it is mounted on a stake. AB577. $1200 Armstrong
Rotatable. 300Lbs, would fit in a station wagon.
6” diameter tube mast also available. AB621 $1800
Tower on a trailer on 63 north we might be able to acquire
John N0HZN reviewed local events
10k crosscountry run at gamehaven coming up.
Rob will have further information on out-of-area events
ARES: SET was October 1st
- Field day committee for next year:
FD Chair Dave K0VH
- Nominating Committee for next year's officers - N0HZN
- IBM Grants K0RDA will be heading that up. 5 people for up to
- Call Roger 507-951-4666 for more ham stuff.
- Wabasha is running a Sunday night net at 7:30 146.745
- Call Dos Amigos or what used to be dos amigos
downtown, name changed. About December meeting.
- BJ, KC0NPF is looking for additional members for Dodge County
Byron J. Watts