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All licensed operators welcome on the 146.61- repeater.
Newton, KS

The April 20, 2010 Newton Amateur Radio Club meeting was held in the basement of the Newton Public Library. The meeting was called to order by President Mike Harvey at 7:15PM. In attendance were Jeanne Groves, Russell Groves, Dan Inskeep, Charles Meisinger, Joe Palmer, Kent Stutzman.

The March minutes were read and accepted.

The Treasurers report: Balance: $579.64 Paid Kansas Secretary of State Incorporation fee of $40.00, leaving a balance of 539.64 with $30 in petty cash. Treasurers report was accepted as read. Dan made a motion and Joe seconded the motion to accept.

Mike, AB0TX brought to the meeting some of his work learning to tig weld.

Mike asked if anyone helped with the MCC sale. No one had been contacted for communications needs, so assume there was no amateur stations used.

Mike was resetting the timer one evening and the 3rd attempt to change the time, the repeater locked in to transmit mode. Mike then went to the tower site and checked on the repeater. It was still transmitting, so the power reset was required. Mike found the building where the repeater is housed was warm. Really warm!

K-Link Update: Mike has been in contact with Justin regarding the 440 machine in place and 70cm antenna on the tower. When needed, the 146.61 will link to the 444.525 K-Link node. It would not be connected all of the time.

RACES: Kent had not heard back from Lon but had been in contact. A meeting is still needing to be held to distribute county maps.

ARES: Kent reported that James, area 5A emergency coordinator was looking for a co-coordinator in Harvey county. If you are interested in becoming an A.R.E.S. member, please fill out the form on the ARRL web site. There is an option there to print out the application in pdf form to give to the local EC. For Harvey and Sedgwick County is James Stafford, AJ5BS

Field Day: Unsure of the availabitity or participation of Bob Harder for Stutzman retreat, the Club was invited to come out to his place and run alternate power. Solar cells and battery banks would keep the radios upp and going after dark.

Russell met with and had a good discussion with the Marion County Emergency Manager, Shelly Abbott. Russell would need to have a computer system at EOC in Marion that had the Echolink software on it for use. Mike then began discussing where antennas were, the status of the Marion repeater, and a general discussion of getting a repeater in Marion County to cover the entire county. Russell was encouraged to continue to work with the Emergency Manager and also find radio and tower space for either 2m or 70cm repeater. Russell also mentioned that Shelly was interested in the capabilities ham radio, a possible new ham?

Meeting adjourned at 8:40PM

-- Kent Stutzman

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