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June2018

Minutes of June 2018 Meeting

Welcome New Folks - Len WB2MJH

VP - Thanks to all at FD

Treasurer - $294.42 for FD, $1716 balance, 3 people needed for club account, motion for 4-Pres, VP, Treas, 1 board member - PASSED, treasurer report passed

Secretary - no new business

License Trustee - Burch needs 4-bay folded dipole antenna, DMR repeater needs feedline, Gore 100%, Prospect 100%. Research till next meeting. Update nets to acknowledge Warren County Repeater Association, as club hasn't supported county repeaters

Radio Officer - log time, FD, prep, tear-down, etc.

BoD - paperwork signed and sent in, We are incorporated via state, 501c3 is next

Picnic announcement

New Business - Iron Man needs radio operators for SAG wagons, contact Bob Cook.

Museum Ships Weekend presentation from Mickey

Test session 2nd weekend june, 2 upgraded 1 new tech

Tour de Cure

Kids Day Crandal Park, Gabby kd2gab, 20 contacts, fox hunt, make a QSL card table, K2ICQ - Youth Amateur Radio Development with ARRL Division Youth Coordinator (Mickey NY2MC) suggestions to get word out,

Field Day - Stats - 1348 contacts (1815 last year), 505 cw (459 last year), 637 phone (1189 last year), 206 digital (167 last year). 94% in US, 71 to canada, 3 to PR, 2 to Hawaii, 1 to Japan, Mexico, and Virgin Islands. 1 station down for half FD, 63 contacts with GOTA. Thanks to Tony for feeding us. 45 burgers, 96 hot dogs, 11 pots of coffee, 2 pots of tea, 48 years of corn, 74 little pizzas, and lots more chips, doughnuts, baked beans, 4 cases of soda 4 cases of water. Thanks to everyone who helped setup and tear down, thanks to Bernie for coordinating the whole thing and geting us on the mountain again this year.

Field Day - what went right - tents and antennas fri nite,

Bus down all night, was locked-up, nobody available.to monitor, we did have stations without operators overnite. No HF antenna for bus till late (there is one in the bus)

Communicate on simplex when stations need operators, communicate in advance for county bus access, have backup plan when a station goes down. Have 2 people to monitor bus instead of 1. Question re operating other people's radios. Better monitoring of repeater and simplex (food tent?)  No volunteers for night shift (unused sign-up sheet) - more stations than people. Have someone not operating go around managing stuff...use ICS structure so Field Day is practice for ARES/RACES people.

Club is at juncture...we could take things to another level, takes organization structure. We can stay at current level and have fun.

Horn at food tent to let everyone know food is ready, operators should eat first

Next meeting: location may change. Hudson Division Director 2 hr talk about ARRL. Watch for email.

Club Officers

President
Mickey Corentto NY2MC

Vice President
Frank Gitto KA5VVI

Treasurer
Paul Burlett KD2LVP

Secretary
Jeff Archambeault KC2SDS

Repeater Trustee
Jami Olden N2ZTC

Served Agency Liaisons

Warren County RACES
Radio Officer
David Gealt KD2BVA
Deputy Radio Officer
Derrick Helms KD2ALW

Warren County ARES
Emergency Coordinator
David Gealt KD2BVA
Assistant Emergency
Coordinator

Derrick Helms KD2ALW

Washington County
RACES

Radio Officer
Jami Olden N2ZTC

Washington County
ARES

Emergency Coordinator
Jami Olden N2ZTC

Northern District, ENY Section ARES
Assistant District Emergency Coordinator
David Gealt KD2BVA

Warren County
SKYWARN

Emergency Coordinator
Donald James N2VU
Assistant Emergency Coordinator
Shawn Perry N2HSP

Washington County
SKYWARN

Emergency Coordinator
Donald James N2VU
Assistant Emergency Cooordinator
Shawn Perry N2HSP

Red Cross
Glens Falls Office

Communications Lead
Donald James N2VU

LASAR
Team Commander
Jake Haker N2FIN

Warren County Office
of Emergency Services

Director
Brian LaFlure KD2HVY

Washington County
Department of Public
Safety

Deputy Director
Jonathan Pease KD2IHN

Glens Falls Hospital
Director of Emergency Services
Laura Stebbins KD2HHM

Public Info Managers

Web Site
Jeff Archambeault KC2SDS
David Gealt KD2BVA
Donald James N2VU
Derrick Helms KD2ALW
Dan Gealt WX2P
Shawn Perry N2HSP
Mickey Corentto NY2MC

Facebook
David Gealt KD2BVA
Shawn Perry N2HSP
Donald James N2VU
Dan Gealt WX2P
Jami Olden N2ZTC
Mickey Corentto NY2MC
Jeff Archambeault KC2SDS