SnoopyMeeting Notes (August 5, 2017)


The President, Greg Wolfe KI0KK, called the meeting to order.
Introductions of attendees were made by name and call-sign.  Members present were 22


The Sec-Treasurer Report was given by Mike Costello KB0ISQ.  He verbally reported the revenue and disbursement amounts the club incurred since our last meeting.  Expenses for the month of August were – donation to eQSL - $30.00, website items - $10.93.

If you haven’t paid your dues, please do so immediately.  Payment can be given to Mike at breakfast, during our club meeting, or sent to our post office box. (SFTARC, P.O. Box 3344, Olathe, Ks. 66063)

Trailer Report

The club trailer, was hit by a flash flood, almost 7 ft of water on the outside.  Jim - ACØKN and Del – KØDDS, retrieved the trailer, took it to Ed, KUØRTZ residence and took everything out of the trailer so the water did not soak in any longer – THANKS guys!  On subsequent days, Jim, George – WBØCNK, Mike – KBØISQ and Ed washed everything down with a hose, then scrubbed almost everything with a solution of bleach and water, storing it all in Ed’s barn.  More work sessions were used to make sure everything was cleaned, The two batteries were taken to Batteries Plus to be checked out and found to be ok.  The 2 m radio, power supply and battery charger were taken to Jim – KØNK who inspected them and pronounced the power supply and charger to be ok but the radio is deceased.  Insurance claim was filed, waiting for decision from them.


Event was held at Del, KØDDS’ shack. QSO reports and logs were submitted, band conditions were not the best. Pony Express special event was held the same day as the KS QSO, KØNK reports a good crowd but weather cut down the contacts

Tech Night

Tech night in September will be held at the Fire station at New Century Airport on 9/15/17 at 1900 hours. Presentation will be video of past IARU Radio Team Championship – local folks are in it. 

Kansas Legislature - Ham Radio Disdplay

At the Kansas ARRL convention an idea of having a display at the Capital in Topeka to make sure our legislators are aware of who we are and what we can and do for the public was suggested.

Special Event - Lanesfield School

The club is having a special event on October 14th, at the Lanesfield School.  Put it on your calendars now, more details later.


Larry Woodworth made a few comments on the Ensor Park and Museum.  Volunteers still needed are two members for September 17th and 23rd need two volunteers and one for September 24th.  Contact Mike – KBØISQ if you can help.

Web Site Rebuild

Greg, KIØKK, presented some options for support for the web site and possibly moving it, voted to approve $150.00 for the services.

KCDX Club Presentation

KCDX Club will have Bob Heil, K9EID, at the October 30, 2017 meeting.

Club Facebook Page

A facebook page has been set up for the club at "SFTARC Olathe".  Please feel free to use it for communication or to share pictures or other information. Later the facebook account may be linked to the web site content.


A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting was adjourned.