Thursday 16, 2007

President Lou Ryason called the meeting to order at 7:00 P. M.

A Motion was made and second to ACCEPT the MINUTES and TREASURY report as printed in the Feedback, with minor correction of Treasurer report as to how a nine got put in Treasurer report? Motion PASS.

COMMITTEE REPORT:  Dr. Gary Hurt reported that he has assumed the Head VE duties from Dick Holcomb former Head VE, who has retired due to health reasons.  Welcome aboard Dr. Hurt, he informed the club members that VE Sessions will be held at Seventh Day Adventists FellowShip Hall for the time being.  He reminded everyone that there will be a VE Session on the fourth Thursday,  August 23, starting at 7:00 P.M. at the Seventh Day Adventist FellowShip Hall, located on the corner of Washington St.  and West Michigan St. All wishing to take a test for a new license or to upgrade their present license are welcomed.

NEW BUSINESS:  The Club has been invited to participate in Fly-In to be held at Marshall Airport located in the city of Marshall, MI. The club will use one of its trailers to set up a station to operate during the event, set up will take place on Friday, August 7. The station will be operated from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Saturday, August 8, also everyone will be able to enjoy a Pancake Breakfast that morning. See everyone there that can help with set up and operation of station.


PROGRAM: Vice-President Ned Davis introduced Mr. Wallace Murray, who is the ARRL's Michigan Co-Ordinator. Mr. Murray gave a brief history of himself as to his expertise. He enlightened the club  members as to why they should support the ARRL's Spectrum Protection Fund in the face of the FCC's BPL, which is causing interference to licensed stations.  The ARRL and Attorney Imlay Counsel for ARRL have been doing battle with BPL's and FCC.  That is why all members should send a contribution to ARRL Spectrum
Protection Fund. He also spoke on digital operations and its
benefits, to illustrate it he used an a liner crash to prove his
point on the use of digital in Amateur Radio. From his resume, we learned that he is very knowledgable on his subject due to having work as an engineer for various companies, which include AT&T, he told about his interview for work at RCA in Pennsylvania.  Members were asked to pose questions to him. All members present enjoyed the very educational program.

MOTION was made and seconded to Adjourn. MOTION PASSED.

Adjourned at 8:00 P.M.

Jesse, KC8EIC, Secretary.

Sept. 6, 2007

President Lou Ryason called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.

OFFICERS PRESENT:  President Lou Ryason, V.P. Ned Davis, Secretary Jesse Moreno, Treasurer Jim Holloway and guests Marion Davidson, Editor and Bill Booth.

OLD BUSINESS: Fly-In setup trailer, President Lou Ryason is looking for someone with a truck with trailer hitch to pull set up trailer to fly-in site for operation on Saturday.  President Lou Ryason talked about starting a License Classes in October, the classes will held at the church on Friday Nights for six (6) weeks. More to come later as time for classes approaches. The classes schedule will have to be published in Battle Creek Enquirer, Shopper and the Marshall paper to let people know about the classes.

NEW BUSINESS: Dave Kellogg will present this month's program. Bill Booth proposed to board an idea to outfit a trailer with maps, in case the trailer is used for disasters.  Also the idea of SMARS associating with local CAP Unit, Also Vice-President talked about MARS Radio.

MOTION TO ADJOURN was made and seconded. MOTION PASSED.

ADJOURNED at 7:43 P.M.

Jesse, KC8EIC, Secretary

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