This Months News
Jeff Darby - KS0JD
It is now spring but it is a much different spring then we have ever had. I am sorry to say due to the ongoing issues with the corona virus the club has suspended our Saturday morning breakfast as well as our monthly meeting until the pandemic ends.
During this time of social distancing the ham hobby can help you stay connected. It might be a good time to work a few of the nets that take place all the time. Many people are staying home all over the world, you might be able to add some countries to you contact count. If that doesn't fit into your plans you might even be able to work on that project that has been sitting there waiting for you, study for the next level of license, or maybe even learn CW.
Plans for field day are still being made. There will probably be on-air nets to do planning. Visit the club website often to look for any on-air events.
Marty - KE0PEZ
MEETING TO ORDER:
The President, Jeff Darby KS0JD, called the meeting to order in the Market Grill at ~7:30 AM. Attendees introduced themselves by name and call-sign. Attendance count was 21 members and 1 guest.
Marty Peters, KE0PEZ, was absent on account of fever symptoms, but he submitted a report of receipts ($60) and disbursements ($230.87) for the month of February. The two disbursements were to give $100 to the Salvation Army and to buy a 30A power supply for the IC-7300. The financial condition of the club continues to be good.
2020 Ham Class--Extra [Jim Andera – K0NK]
The annual ham class at the Salvation Army facility has concluded. All the classes were well attended, usually 14 to 16 students. A test session was held on the last day of the class. 5 of the 7 students that took the test passed their extra class test. Students who did not test this session will be testing later this year. Special thanks to all the instructors that took their time to give the class. The instructors were Jeff Darby KS0JD, Larry Hall KD0RIU, George McCarville WB0CNK, Jim Andera K0NK, and Greg Wolfe KI0KK.
Repeater Relocation [Jim Andera – K0NK]
There is no update on the repeater status. Jim sent an additional email to the emergency preparedness coordinator contact. It is assumed that with the other issues this month this is not a high priority for OMC. We will continue to reach out to them.
Club Newsletter [Greg Wolfe – KI0KK]
Newsletter inputs are due by 7PM Wednesday, March 18.
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Operations [Jim Andera - K0NK]
Over the past few years we have had good success with special events at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. We plan to have another event this year. It will be both a special event as well as a Parks-on-the-Air (POTA) event. The event will be held Saturday May 16th, 2020, from 10AM to 3PM. Specifics on departure and return times will be discussed at a later time.
2020 Field Day Activities [Jim Andera - K0NK]
The Field day for 2020 will be held June 27th and 28th. The current coordinators will be Larry Hall KD0RIU, George McCarville WB0CNK, Tom Apalenek WA2IVD and Jim Andera K0NK,
A motion to adjourn was passed unanimously at ~7:43 AM.
“Marshall Ensor has a new loud sounding horn which when attached to his radio the Kansas City concerts can be heard for over half a mile away.”
J Andera - K0NK