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The July 15, 2014 meeting of the Newton Amateur Radio Club met in the Board Room of the Newton Public Library. Meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by President Dave Hughes.

In attendance: Jeanne KS0JG, Dave WX0DH, Russell WX0RG, Philip NY0T, Jerry KD0LWX, Charles K0HNC, Marion K0GZX, John KR0L, Kent KB0RWI, Joe KD0QNG, Greg KD0QNF, and Dan K0FNI.

Greg moved and Dan seconded to approved minutes as published in the website.

Treasurer’s report Checking $1,375.04 Petty cash $36.00 Russell moved and Jerry seconded to approved the treasurer's report.

Agenda:
VE session in Bessemer Room at the Newton Public Library, next Saturday July 19th. Will tentatively schedule October 25th for next session. Mobray Metric is Sunday, July 20th. Jeremy K0MAC is coordinating. Route is still being determined. McPherson club meeting is Saturday. Phil said 4 or 5 have already volunteered.

Field Day recap on the 28th and 29th-, 503 contacts. Mostly CW, some sideband. VHF needed be VHF or above. Have 30 days to submit by web. Did also work with the fox that Stan brought out. Need serious attenuation to work.

Last Saturday in September, will have preparedness fair at the Marion County Fairgrounds. Will have radio presence there. In planning meeting, Randy Frank had a great time at Field Day. Why don't we combine Field day with Emergency Management and do it at Marion County Lake? There is a lake house. Nice potential location with trees and space for antennas. Marion County will pick up cost of lake house. Invite the Harvey, McPherson, Hutchinson, and Marion County groups.

Recruiting for the 100 mile, October 11th. No fifty mile event this year. In terms of operating, we will have a decent repeater at each end of the course.

Round Table:

Jerry - has been working on mesh net and his radio. Attended the USB net held by Mark from Derby.

Dan - new way to get antennas up. stacking poles, piece at a time by climbing a tree. Lanyard at the top to pull the antenna.

Russell - working on getting antennas set up different after field day.

Marion - has been working 17m, getting into Adriatic sea area, Italy, Ireland, Croatia.

Greg - checking for plans on use of unlicensed spectrums.

Joe - studying for exam and planning for building a light wave communication.

John - playing with weak signal digital modes JT65 and JT9 with very narrow bandwidth. Designed for EME. WSJTX is software program for this type of mode. Other project are copters. Wants to get a tiny track on it to see how high it is. Will got up over 1,000 feet.

Phil - Question on APRS digi at McPherson. Using diplexer to share antenna. Heard APRS signal on transmissions for McPherson Net. Surprised at coverage. Will discuss at McPherson meeting next Saturday. Been working 17m, got to Indonesia, Japan coming like gang-busters. There was a pile up.

Kent - working on mesh net. Replaced router with version 2 of same model WRT54GS.

Charles - worked on some of the Linksys routers to see each other. Wants to work on IPCamera. We could network computers at field day. ARRL centennial took a break for the week and will start again tonight. Worked all but 2 of the 13 colonies.

Jeanne – no updates

Dave - getting set up after field day. Planning on working on his antennas.

Motion to adjourn from Joe, second by Russell.

Meeting adjourned 8:10 PM

Minutes taken by Jeanne Groves
Club Secretary Treasurer


Updated: Friday July 25, 2014 21:07  
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